Bauten der Volkserziehung und Volkgesundheit.
Berlin-Charlottenburg, Ernst Pollak Verlag (1930).
Small folio. (16) + 364pp, incl over 300pp of photo ills and reproductions of architects’ drawings. Publisher’s decorative cloth (binding designed by Margold). Very slightly worn at head and foot of spine and corners, but a good copy. Brian Housden’s copy.
An excellent illustrated study of school buildings, sport and leisure facilities and workers’ clubs in the most up-to-date architectural styles of the period. Architects featured include most of the leading figures in the German modern movement, including Gropius and the brothers Bruno and Max Taut, and both Bruno Taut and Martin Elsaesser contribute introductory essays. There is also good coverage of designs by contemporary Russian architects such as M.Barshch, N.I.Colli, I.A.Golosov, N.Ladorsky and Konstantin Melnikov. Jaeger 0729.