Helsinki: Finnish Architectural Association, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Small Folio. 110pp. Original photo-illustrated dustjacket, black lettering on spine, over tan cloth with burgundy lettering on cover. Vignette on half-title. "It is not the aim of modern architecture merely to furnish industry with authority and publicity, but rather to lend a logical transparency to the work itself, and to provide a place of work worthy of the worker, a fit environment for a free man. An approach like this naturally means that the architect must literally put his soul into his work, must become well acquainted with the productive process in question - he should at least be clear on the broad outlines - and he must be consulted sufficiently early in the preparatory stage." (Viljo Rewell).
The book is profusely illustrated with architectural plans and impressive b/w photographs of industrial architecture designed by Emil Fabritius, Erkki Huttunen, Lauri Silvennoinen, Aarne Ervi, Blomstedt & Lampén, Pirkko Wesamaa, O. Hammarström, Yrjö Lindegren, Alvar Aalto, Jarl Eklund and others. Each architectural project is described and illustrated on one to four pages. Alvar Aalto is represented with seven of his projects. The photographs are credited to various photographers including Roos, H. Havas and Staf, among others. A complete list of architects and architectural projects at rear. Text in Finnish, Swedish and English. DJ with light wear along edges. Dustjacket, binding and interior in very good condition. vg. Item #43294