Munksnäs-Haga och Stor-Helsingfors. Stadsplansstudier och Forsläg.
Helsingfors (i.e. Helsinki), Lilius & Hertzberg 1915.
4to. (6) + 163 + (1)pp, 10 double-page or folding coloured maps and plans, also many photo ills and diagrams. Publisher’s cloth, gilt-stamped image of house on upper cover. A good copy.
A handsome volume publishing a celebrated project by the architect Eliel Saarinen (1873-1950) for the construction of a new planned suburb in the Munksnäs (or Munkkiniemi) district of Helsinki, incorporating apartment blocks, villas and public buildings, and influenced in its planning, if not in architectural character, by such British models as Hampstead Garden Suburb. By 1915 Saarinen had become the best-known architect in his native Finland, but an even more distinguished career awaited him in the USA, to which he was to emigrate in 1923.