Paris: Office Technique Pour l'Utilisation de l'Acier, 1935.
Folio, numerous photogravure plates, plans, elevations and details, black leather spine, coloured decorative boards edged with white leather scuffed. Binding signed 'Barast' apparently one of a number of special copies for presentation, this copy numbered '8' and inscribed to M.Bruneton.
This impressive publication is a record of a competition, with 13 invited entries for an enormous exhibition building at La Defense on the outskirts of Paris. The competition was organised by O.T.U.A., publishers of the magazine l'Acier [steel], to exemplify the spectacular possibilities of steel in modern building. The challenge was taken up by the 13 entrants with varying success. The results range through Art Deco monumental, severe Modernist, and near-visionary. Detailed information is given for each entry - area plans, perspective views, plans, elevations, engineering details and calculations, materials and services.
Price (AUD): $2,550.00 other currencies Ref: #4403231