Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Amerika Bygger (America Builds)

Helsinki: Finnish Literary Society's Printing House, 1945. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 69pp. Original photo-illustrated wraps with white lettering on cover. Catalog of the exhibition of American architecture at the Stockholm Ateneum June 6–21, 1945, organized by the Finnish Association of Architects and the Finland- America Association. Cover photo of the Rockefeller Center by architect Raymond Hood. With a contribution by Alvar Aalto, member of the exhibition committee, on tradition and contemporary American architecture. His article includes commentary on the Paul Revere house, Chestnut Street in Salem, Massachusetts, Louis Sullivan's Cage Building, Chicago, Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and Eliel Saarinen's Kingswood School in Bloomfield, Michigan.

The catalog contains a plan of the exhibition and contributions examining the historical background of American architecture, with contributions on three American architecture pioneers, Henry Hobson Richardson, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Sections on contemporary architecture between 1934 and 1944 featuring George How & William Lescaze, Eliel & Eero Saarinen, Robert F. Swanson, Philip L. Goodwin & Edward D. Stone, Albert Kahn, John Yeon, among others, along with a contribution on housing production in war and peace, and finally community planning in the Tennessee Valley and Chicago. All contributions are profusely illustrated with b/w photographs and architectural plans. Some of the photographs by architect Aino Aalto. Contains a list of participating architects at rear, inlcuding Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Richard Neutra, Mies vna der Rohe, among others. Text in Swedish. Very light wear along edges of wraps. Some pencil markings in margins. Very good condition. Item #47349

Price: $275.00

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