Can Our Cities Survive? – Cover design by Herbert Bayer

Sert, Jose Luis. 1944 EUR 180,-

Sert, Jose Luis.

Can Our Cities Survive? an ABC of urban problems their analysis, their solutions. Based on the proposals formulated by the C.I.A.M. International Congresses for Modern Architecture. Second Printing.

Cambridge, The Harvard University Press, 1944.

XI pp, [1], 259 pages witch numerous illustrations. Index.

24 x 32 cm. Original cloth and dust jacket (Cover design by Herbert Bayer).

EUR 180

José Luís Sert (1902 – 1983) played a leading role in defining urban design education and practice. He created the first professional degree program in urban design at Harvard in 1959 and shaped the profession through projects in the Boston area and beyond. He received a degree in architecture in 1929 from the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura in his native Barcelona. In the subsequent decade, he was among the leading young Spanish architects, active in both CIAM (International Congress for Modern Architecture) and GATEPAC (Grupo de Arquitectos y Técnicos Españoles para el Progreso de la Arquitectura Contemporánea). Sert gained an international reputation with his design for the Spanish Pavilion built for the 1937 International Exposition in Paris. Immigrating to the United States in 1941, he was from 1941 to 1958 a founding partner in Town Planning Associates, a design firm specializing in both architectural and urban design projects, with a particular focus on Latin America.

The back of the dust jacket with a larger, restored missing piece approx. 9 x 9 cm.