The International Style: Architecture Since 1922. Hitchcock & Johnson. 1st ed
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Year Printed 1932
Country/Region Of Manufacture United States
Author Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Jr., and Philip Johnson
Subject Architectural Styles
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Place Of Publication New York
Special Attributes 1st Edition
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THE INTERNATIONAL STYLE: ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1922. First Edition. Henry-Russel Hitchcock, Jr., and Philip Johnson. Published by W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1932. Hardcover. Red cloth-covered boards, 240 pages.
This book described and defined and thus established the existence of the International Style of architecture. This book was produced around the time of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's architectural exhibition of February 10 through March 23, 1932.
The book's first pages address the usual copyright, title page, etc. Then pages 11 through 95 contain the authors' essay in which they develop the initial exposition and description of the International style of architecture. (Page 96 is blank)
Pages 97 through 236 are entirely taken up with drawings and photographs of numerous examples of the new style the book documents.
Then pages 237 through 240 are indices listing over 70 architects from 16 countries which have work shown in this book. Even I recognized some of the architects indexed. Josef Albers, Walter Gropius, Hans Hoffman and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, for examples.
The previous owner stamped on the front endpaper is the architectural firm of Hood & Fouilhoux. Principals of this firm were involved in the design of well-known buildings such as the Tribune Tower in Chicago and the American Radiator Building in New York. Those earlier buildings may have included Art Deco elements, but Hood & Fouilhoux were not rigid in style. They also designed the McGraw-Hill Building in New York, pictured on page 157 of this book.
This copy appears to have been read, consulted and handled numerous times, but it remains overall in good, if used, condition.
Please examine the pictures carefully, plus read the condition notes, to form your own opinion about the condition of this offering.
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