Warsaw: 1929. Octavo (22.5 × 16.3 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 54,  pp. Numerous photographs and several pages of advertisements. About very good; carefully removed from binding; internally clean and unmarked. Item #5817
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 photo-illustrated articles on mass housing and specific housing developments, contributions on lighting fixtures, furniture, and fabric design, and other matters of interior design and decorating. Illustrated with numerous photographs, floor plans, and architectural sketches. With a striking photo-montage cover design (unattributed).
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.