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Stades clubs sportifs piscines.

Stades clubs sportifs piscines.

Paris), Editions Albert Morancé nd (early 1930s).

Reference: 15332
Price: £480 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. (4)pp, 41 photo plates (of which 9 have printed ground plans or outline details on their versos). Preserved in publisher’s portfolio, with ties. Ink ownership inscription on upper cover.

A volume from this French publisher’s “L’Encyclopédie de l’Architecture” series, featuring designs in modernist idiom for sports stadiums, swimming pools and other sports club facilities. The major structure illustrated is the Stadio Artemio Franchi (originally Stadio Giovanni Berta) at Firenze, Italy, a commission for a football stadium dating from early in the career of the eminent Italian structural engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, but already showing his bold handling of reinforced concrete construction.