Berlin: Verlag des Reichsbundes, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 106pp., (1) 26 plates. Original yellow cloth with black modern typography on cover. Published on behalf of the Reichsbund of German Painters covering the basics of house painting, elaborating on the terminology of aesthetics in craft, examples of spatial design, and the development of the craft. Design and typography in the style of New Objectivity with explanatory text for the twenty-six striking plates at rear, fourteen of them in color.
With an introduction touching on the roots of painting and lacquer work and its cultural task facing the painting profession. The chapters: The Core of the Craft; The Work Viewed as Workmanship; The Basics of Aesthetic Creativity; Examples of Spatial Design; The Development of Art forms; and the mentioned explanatory text supporting the designs offered on full page plates at rear. Text in German. Binding with light foxing, light foxing at foredge. Block very lightly age-toned. Very good condition. Item #48641