Two volumes, 142, 373 pp., on the architecture, interior design, and decor of Hitler Youth hostels, the first volume focused on the buildings' exteriors, featuring 100 illustrations including blueprints, floor plans, elevations, and reproductions from photographs; the second volume with over 350 illustrations depicting hostel interiors and furnishings, mostly reproductions from photographs but also including sketches, floor plans, and blueprints, including architectural decorative elements such as ceilings, doors, and windows, furniture such as chairs, tables, beds, and cabinets, metalwork, lighting, textiles, and tableware, several in color. Tables of contents, lists of illustrations. Some pages at back of Volume II stuck together at upper corner, some minor damage to table of contents of Volume I where pages were once adhered, some pencil and ink notations to Vol. I front endpapers, Vol. II with full-page ink inscription laid in between front endpapers. Oblong 4to. Vol. I linen boards, Vol. II paper-covered boards, some minor wear and soiling, minor scuffing. Leipzig (Reichsjugendführung der NSDAP/Verlag Erwin Skacel) 1937-1938.
The German Youth Hostel Association (Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk, or DJH) was founded in 1909 to create an organized network of affordable and safe accomodation for travelling school and youth groups and individuals all over Germany. Membership is a prerequisite for overnight stay in one of the hostels. The DJH was merged into the Hitler Youth in 1933 until the end of the Second World War. The architects and architectural firms who made contributions to these volumes include Hanns Dustmann, Erich zu Putlitz, F.S. Winter, Braun, Etzel, Bruhn, and Bildhauer Czechowski. Scarce institutionally. Book ID: 49015