Warsaw: 1929. Octavo (22.5 × 16.3 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 37,  pp. Numerous photographs and several pages of advertisements. About very good; carefully removed from binding; internally clean and unmarked. Item #4071
An early issue of this modernist Polish architecture periodical, published from 1929 to 1948. One of its founding editors, Teodor Toeplitz (1875-1937), was a socialist activist and chairman of the Warsaw Cooperative Building Society (Warszawska Spóldzielnia Mieszkaniowa. He was close to members of Praesens, the Polish avant-garde group of designers. Toeplitz had studied in Berlin and Antwerp, and traveled widely throughout Europe.
This issue features a photo-illustrated article by Toeplitz about Bauhaus (entitled "Utopja"), an article on a Swiss housing project, contributions on two architecture and interior design exhibitions, as well as a short note about New York and another about a contemporary architecture congress in Frankfurt. Illustrated with numerous photographs, floor plans, and architectural sketches.
Outside of Poland, KVK, OCLC show scattered paper issues (mostly of later years) at IISG (one issue), Nanterre BDIC (four issues for 1948), Canadian Centre for Architecture (one issue), Columbia University, Harvard, and Getty.