New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 12- 1929.
Attractive illustrated magazine in paper wraps; 12 x 9 inches; 82 pages; printed on quality stock; illustrated with photographs, architectural renderings and diagrams. Chips/short tears to paper wraps, otherwise very good, clean condition. Notice on Contents page states "$5.00 per year to members of the architectural and allied professions...all others, $10.00" Of considerable interest is the article Form in Modern Architecture (Pt. II The Beginnings of Modern Form) by Louis Mumford. Mumford writes: "Modernism in architecture is the direct outgrowth of new functions, new materials, and fresh attitude toward life: it appeared...certainly as early as the time of [Queen] Elizabeth." (Four additional articles by Mumford focusing on Modern Form were published in Architecture: April 1929; March 1930; July 1930; December 1930). Other articles of note include a piece on Radburn, New Jersey: "A Suburban Town Planned for the Motor Age" with automobile traffic and pedestrian traffic isolated from one another (Clarence S. Stein & Henry Wright, Architects); "The Parameters of Beauty" by American mathematician Mark Barr; Drawings and Etchings by Philip H. Giddens (Dalmatia and Jugo-Slavia); A Pictorial Review of Modern Architecture in Europe; A Modern [NYC Apartment] Library (Buchman & Kahn, Architects); WYCA Minneapolis (Hewitt & Brown, Architects); Architecture's Portfolio of Balustrades (illustrated with 38 photographs) plus other interesting features. In sum, a quality journal featuring a variety of illustrated articles and advertisements of continuing interest. Very good clean condition. Item #51181