Automne & hiver 1927. Documents sur l'activité constructive dans tous les pays. Editor: Jean Badovici.
Paris, Éditions Albert Morancé, 1927.
(4), 54 pp. with many drawings, 50 plates (6 coloured).
28 x 23,5 cm. In loose leaves, as issued, kept in original half cloth portfolio.
Jean Badovici edited this magazine devoted to avant-garde architecture and published quarterly between 1923 and 1932. He was an influential critic and mentor in France of international modern architecture, and he convinced the publisher, Albert Morancé, of the need for such a magazine. L’Architecture Vivante immediately became an influential advocate of the International style (Bauhaus, Constructivism, De Stijl). Badovici's friend Le Corbusier, for instance, became one of the architects whose ideals were frequently discussed in the magazine. Badovici cultivated relations with other European avant-garde magazines such as Wendingen (Netherlands) and Cahiers d'Art (France), founded in 1926 by his friend Christian Zervos.
Each issue of L’Architecture Vivante routinely presented a number of architects and their works, but a few issues were devoted to a single designer for example Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and, in 1929, Eileen Gray and her home E-1027.
This issue includes designs and buildings by: Le Corbusier et P. Jeanneret (25 plates), Adolph Loos, Max Taut, Walter Gropius, Luckhardt & Anker, Mies van der Rohe, Mart Stam, Hans Scharoun and others.
Very fine copy.