Grand constructions par Freyssinet (title taken from cover of publisher’s portfolio) (issue of periodical L’Architecture Vivante for Printemps/Eté 1931).
Paris, Editions Morancé (1931).
4to. (16)pp, 25 plates (all but one of which are photo). Publisher’s printed board portfolio, cloth spine, with ties. Brian Housden’s copy. A good copy.
A good copy of the Freyssinet issue of the periodical L’Architecture Vivante, mainly featuring the design by the celebrated French civil engineer Eugène Freyssinet for the Pont de Plougastel over the river Elorn near Brest in Brittany, with evocative photographic illustrations of the bridge’s great concrete arches when under construction. The issue also features his designs for the airship hangars at Orly, for a radiator factory at Dammarie-Les-Lys (Seine et Marne), and for a rail track repair works at Bagneux, the last an unexpectedly impressive and powerful hangar-like structure.