Beauty in Walls of Architectural Concrete. CEMENT DECO BUILDING MATERIALS: BRICK, STUCCO, MARBLE.
Beauty in Walls of Architectural Concrete.
Beauty in Walls of Architectural Concrete.
Beauty in Walls of Architectural Concrete.
Beauty in Walls of Architectural Concrete.

Beauty in Walls of Architectural Concrete.

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

Price: $165.00