Architektura i budownictwo: miesiecznik ilustrowany [Architecture and construction: an illustrated monthly], vol. 8, no. 3–4 (1932).

Warsaw: 1932. Quarto (32.5 × 24.5 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers; [7], 70, [9] pp. Numerous pages of advertisements. About very good; lower right corner of front wrapper soiled. Item #5821

Single issue of this richly-illustrated and documented journal of modernist Polish architecture and interior design, published from 1925 to 1939. One of the editors was Romuald Gutt (1888–1974), a prolific Polish architect and key representative of modernism.

This issue is largely composed of a lengthy photo-illustrated feature on the architectural competition and various striking avant-gardistic designs for the Temple of Divine Providence, intended as a national and religious symbol for Poland, but not completed as planned due to financial difficulties. Each issue features numerous superbly printed photographs (some full-page) of interior views, sketches and floor plans, models, as well as finished buildings, in addition to several pages of architecture-related adverts.

Outside Poland, KVK, OCLC show scattered issues at ETH Zurich, the French National Library, Ljubljana, Giessen, Columbia, and Michigan.

Price: €400.00