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Monographs or surveys on architectural movements and architects from the post WW I era (1918) to the present.

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Yorke, F.R.S. & Frederick Gibberd, The Modern Flat, London, The Architectural Press (1937), 1948, second edition, revised & enlarged, 4to (9" x 11.5"), HB, beige cloth boards w/ red-orange titles, VG- / none. Discoloration to spine and some loss to titling ink, spine head & foot; extremities bumped, boards soiled, prev owner's sig to ffep.

208pp., illustrated throughout with b/w photos, plans, elevations and diagrams. Cloth. A new edition of this key work; includes fresh examples of buildings completed since the previous edition.


Foreword, Introduction, Development of the Flat Plan, Flats 1927-1948, Projects, Index to Architects' Names.

From the Foreword (to the first edition):

"The flat has produced a building type peculiar to our own era; without precedent in the architecture of the past. This book is intended to show the developments that have taken place in the design of flats throughout the world in recent years, and to demonstrate a solution to the problem of housing, by the provision of homes in multi-story buildings.

"We do not suggest a home in a tall building, that exactly fits a site cleared for it in an already built-up area, is the ultimate ideal. But we do believe the approach to the design of flat dwellings, so far as individual flat plans, construction and equipment are concerned, has advanced considerably, and that if present-day building technique were in itself sufficient, the perfect home could be achieved.

"But it is not enough to build ideal dwellings in congested, dirty towns; and the book attempts to show, first, the type of building that fulfils modern requirements, and that has actually been built, though not in ideal surroundings; and later the type of urban development in which such buildings could, on a larger scale, become units."

A scarce copy of this important survey of modernist domestic architecture.    [Book ID # 1715]


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