Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann, 1931. First edition. Softcover. Large Quarto. (4) 90pp. Original gray wraps with blue lettering on cover and spine in original dustjacket illustrated with photomontage by Erich Dieckmann, and b/w lettering on spine, protected by modern mylar. Gray endpapers. Frontispiece photographs.
Publication on modern furniture design and manufacturing following principles established by the Bauhaus: 'Clarity about the task each part has to fulfill – Knowledge about the medium nature and technique provide.' Erich Dieckmann was a prominent furniture designer at the Bauhaus working with geometric forms and was, like Marcel Breuer, one of the early designs to experiment with steel tubing in the 1920s and 1930s, considered a milestone in furniture design.
Illustrated with two hundred and thirty-two photographs, diagrams and drawings based on drafts by the author. Providing technical drawings and photographs for each section the author covers the design of work desks, tables, beds, shelves, bookcases, flat files, kitchen cabinets, wardrobes, buffets and other furniture. Contains an extended section on chairs. Lists of illustrations, distributors and manufacturers at rear. Text in German. Dustjacket with light wear along edges and spine, small square chip at lower part of spine, minor staining and sunned along edges. Block lightly age-toned. starting at page 40. g- to good+ condition. Item #48637