Chicago. Portland Cement Association. 1935.
Authorized reprint from American Concrete. Booklet, black and white photo illustrations, 23pp, 12 x 9 inches, color decorative stiff card wrappers. Toning to left and lower edges of front cover; very good condition. A beautifully photo-illustrated booklet featuring a wide variety of buildings, most in a deco motif, utilizing architectural concrete in their facades. On the first page of the booklet is the statement: "When concrete won its place in the sun it brought to architecture a new and distinctive variety of surface textures each adaptable to some style or form without imitating or simulating the appearance of other materials." The booklet is essentially a photo gallery of buildings, many in California, employing architectural concrete. The buildings' architects are identified, and a paragraph detailing aspects of the structure is provided. The range is enormous: churches, civic buildings, banks, industrial buildings, hotels, etc. An uncommon booklet in good condition that brings together an exceptional variety of linked buildings: "architectural concrete has proved by thousands of structures already built and by the scores currently in project that is an instrument of great architectural and structural possibilities." Item #47415