140 pp. volume on the architecture and design of the famous German trade fair, edited by Philip Richard Klapheck, with short texts from a variety of contributors including Dr. Horion, Dr. Lehr, Ernst Poensgen, A. Schlossmann, Clemens Tietmann, Robert Meyer, Wilhelm Kreis, and Dr. Max Osborn. List of illustrations. Illustrated profusely throughout with 180 images, primarily from photographs, but also including a few floor plans, maps, elevations, etc., and 4 full-page color plates. Large 4to. Original illustrated publisher's wrpps. with cover design by Ernst Aufseeser, some minor wear at corners and some losses along spine, minor dust-staining. Düsseldorf (L. Schwann) 1927.
The GeSoLei was the largest trade fair in Germany held during the time of the Weimar Republic, with an estimated 7.5 million visitors. The focus of the fair was on public health, social welfare, and physical exercise. Several buildings designed for the fair by leading architect, Wilhelm Kreis, still stand today, including the Tonhalle concert hall (built as a planetarium), the Ehrenhof, which today houses the Museum Kunstpalast, and the Rheinterrasse. Other important figures in the construction of the fair were Heinrich Nauen and Thorn-Prikker (mosaics and glass windows); Bernhard Sopher, Ernst Gottschalk, Carl Moritz Schreiner, and Arno Breker (sculptures); and Jankel Adler, Fritz Burmann, Carl Cürten, Arthur Erdle, Bernhard Gobiet, Arthur Kaufmann, Heinz May, Walter Ophey, and Adolf Uzarski (paintings). As of September 2018, WorldCat locates five holdings of this volume in the United States. Book ID: 48951