1931. Unpag. 274 pp. presentation of urban plans, monumental constructions, public and industrial buildings, houses and villas, religious architecture, exhibition pavilions, gardens, etc., including texts by various authors and hundreds of illustrations on plates (1 in color, 40 in "rotocalco"), index. Some pages with very minor dust-staining. Large 4to. Orig. boards, decorated with an avant-garde design in silver, black and red, some wear and creasing along spine, crease to upper right corner of front cover, bumping to corners, scuffing especially to back cover. Turin (Unione Tipografico Sociale Torinese) 1931.
An important and beautifully illustrated work. Beginning with the Manifesto for Futurist architecture by Sant'Elia (1914), this collection is comprised of 14 short papers and illustrations of works by the most influential designers in the Modernist movement in Western and Central Europe. There are papers by Gropius on functional architecture, Le Corbusier on urbanism, F.T. Marinetti on the genius of Sant'Elia, and others by Diulgheroff, Ginsburger, Sartoris, Prampolini, Fillia, Vedres, and Lurçat and illustrations of works by the above architects and B. Taut, Berlage, Sert, Figini, Scharoun, Mallet-Stevens among many others. Scarce institutionally. Book ID: 4806