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Hegemann, Werner

City planning housing. Volume III . A graphic review of civic art 1922-1937. Edited by William W,Forster and Robert C.Weinberg. Foreword by Sir Raymond Unwin.

City planning housing. Volume III . A graphic review of civic art 1922-1937. Edited by William W,Forster and Robert C.Weinberg. Foreword by Sir Raymond Unwin.

New York, Architectural Book Publishing Inc 1938.

Reference: 15156
Price: £180 [convert currency]

Full Description

Large folio. vi + 162pp, 1137 photo ills and plans. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper (the wrapper a bit torn and abraded at corners and outer margins). Contemporary ink ownership inscription on half title leaf. Subsequently Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel.

Splendid visual presentation of city planning schemes of the inter-war period both in the United States and in Western Europe. Although it was the third in a series of three intended volumes under this title by Werner Hegemann (1881-1936), all published after he had left Germany in 1933 to live in the United States (his political views had become unacceptable to the National Socialist regime), it has a self-contained content and is the only one of the three volumes to have been issued in this very impressive large folio format. It was edited by two American colleagues from material collected by Hegemann before his death.