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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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Deutschen Werkbund, Bau und Wohnung, Stuttgart, Fr. Wedekind & Co., 1927, first edition, 4to (11.75" x 8"), HB, brown cloth boards w/ black titles, Fair / none. Ffep repaired, waterstaining to bottom of all pages, some pages chipped and clipped, many scarred from being stuck together and then separated.

172 pp. profusely illustrated in b/w photographs, line drawings and plans. Text in German. Forward by Mies van der Rohe. Published in conjunction with a 1927 exhibition, "Die Wohnung" [The Dwelling] held in Weissenhof, Stuttgart. This volume documents the works, shown at an exhibition, by sixteen architects from five countries each of whom were invited by Mies van der Rohe (project diresctor) to design prototypes for affordable housing. Projects represented are by Peter Behrens, Victor Bougeois, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, Richard Docker, Josef Frank, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Hilberseimer, van der Rohe, Mies Van Der Rohe, Hans Poelzig, Adolf Rading, Hans Scharoun, Adolf G. Schneck, Mart Stam, Bruno Taut and Max Taut. Each of the architects' submissions are supplemented by their own commentaries, photographs and plans.

A rare copy, despite its flaws, of an early seminal title on emerging European modernist architecture.     [Book ID # 379]


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