Wien: Gerlach & Wiedling, 1926-1930. First edition. Vol. I: Die Wohnhausbauten. (1926). 32 pp. of text with reproductions of photographs, architectural plans & 36 plates with b/w reproductions of photographs of family homes in Vienna (Austria). Photographs by Ateliers M. Gerlach jun., J. Zapletal, B. Reiffenstein, and F. Sauer. Die Quelle, Mappe XIV. Plate 1 with printed overlay over aerial view of Vienna ("Vogelschau der Stadt Wien mit den eingezeichneten neuen Wohnhausgebauten). Text in German, one leaf in French.
Vol. II: Kunst und Kunstgewerbe. (1930). Title-page, 4 pages of text & 36 b/w reproductions of photographs of many types of plastic arts in figural and ornamental nature. Photographs by Martin Gerlach Atelier. Two pages of text in German, one in English and one in French. Die Quelle, Mappe XV. Publisher's advertisement leaf, laid-in. vg. Item #28029
Quarto. Leaves in both volumes resting in original red and tan cloth portfolio with pictorial paste-down and string ties. Lettering in white on cover and spine. "Herausgegeben von Oberstadtbaurat Architekt Ing. Josef Bittner." Spines slightly sunned, minor scuffing on portfolios, otherwise bright copies in near fine to fine condition. Complete two volume set looking at the massive social housing project in Vienna in the 1920's. After W.W.I there was a terrible lack of housing in the city. On 21. December 1923, the "Gemeinderat der Stadt Wien" (city council of Vienna) decided on the construction of 25,000 new buildings. The first volume looks at the actual buildings, the second is devoted to the artistic & aesthetically side of the houses, i.e, sculptures, ornaments, etc.