Frankfurt a.M. Englert & Schlosser, 1929. Second edition. Softcover. Quarto (10 1/4 x 9 1/2"). 40pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers. Illustrated with 35 b/w photographic reproductions and 10 drawings and plans, this work is a splendid monograph on the architecture of the "Altstädter secondary school" in Celle, Germany. The school was built in 1927/28 by the Bauhaus architect Otto Haesler, and is considered today as one of the ten most important buildings in the Bauhaus style.
Otto Haesler (1880-1962) was an influential German architect who is often grouped with Bruno Taut, Ernst May and Walter Gropius as being among the most significant representatives of the Modernist ("Neues Bauen") architecture that became important initially during the Weimar period.
Haesler championed the building of social housing, providing improved living conditions for an increased number of tenants at an affordable rent. He wanted to reduce costs and at the same time improve living spaces by using standardized floor plans and employing the newly available steel frame construction methods. He therefore oriented and designed his developments to maximize the use of sunlight, replacing corridors with living rooms able to benefit directly from the afternoon sun, and bedrooms directly accessible from the day-time living spaces.
Wrapper slightly age-toned and rubbed along edges. Previous owner's name in ink, dated 1929 at upper margin of title page. Text in German. Wrappers in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #42184