London, The Studio Limited, (1929).
4to, publisher’s embossed black cloth boards lettered in gilt, printed dust jacket with b/w photographic illustration and title in green on front panel. X-212 pp. Profusely illustrated, mostly with stunning b/w photographs. Complete.
First English Edition (published in the same year as the German edition).
Influential work by the famous German architect and town planner (1880-1938). Why a New Movement. Historical. What is Modern Architecture. The Early Developments of Modern Architecture. Modern Building. Elements. Questions of Taste. Conclusion, with a few Comments on England. Bibliography.The plates are divided into sections : Industrial Buildings, Offices, Shops, Restaurants, Flats, Suburbs, Houses, Schools, Health Centres, Halls, Theatres, Stadiums, and Religious Buildings, and show the work of the leading architects of the twentieth century : Peter Behrens, H.P. Berlage, Victor Bourgeois, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Josef Hoffmann, Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Erich Mendelsohn, G. Rietveld, Mies Van der Rohe, Henry van de Velde and others.
Beautiful copy, with the rare dust jacket.