Magdeburg: Karl Peters Verlag, 1921. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. (8) 65-100 (8)pp. Original red stiff wraps with green and black lettering on cover, protected by modern mylar.
After the end of W.W.I many modern artists and architects developed utopian architectural projects. The most important platform for the movement was the radical architectural magazine "Frühlicht" (Dawn's Light), headed by Bruno Taut and published in four issues only between 1921 and 1922. This is No. 3.
Profusely illustrated with architectural drawings and plans in text, and twelve pages of b/w offset reproductions of architectural models, architectural drawings, plans and b/w photographs on glossy paper at center. The topics treated in this issue include an analysis of the city of Magdeburg (Taut), the "Genesis" of world architecture focusing on stylistic elements of domes (Finsterlin), architecture in Russia (Iszelenof), the design of the Monument for the 3rd International by Tatlin (Ehrenburg), the unsupported dome (Hablik), quotes and drawings from Copernicus (Berger), and two short literary contributions.
Eight pages of illustrated advertisements at front and at rear, and on back and inside covers. Complete with all text pages and photographic plates in original wraps. Text in German. Minor wear along edges of wraps with three very small water stains on front cover. Some foxing of first three and last page of advertisements, else sporadic and very light. Glossy pages with illustrations in fine condition. vg to fine. Item #48600