Encyclopédie de l'architecture. Constructions modernes.
Paris: Albert Morancé [1928-1939].
12 volumes, Title pages, table of contents, index and 1200 plates, including some double-page numbered as two, a few coloured.
+ 2 volumes: Encyclopédie de l'architecture. Constructions de style. Paris: Albert Morancé 1929.
Title pages, table of contents, index and 200 plates [All].
27,5 x 23 cm. Original cloth-backed printed paper-covered portfolios with ties.
A complete set of this rare survey of modernist architecture. Each volume comprises photogravure plates numbered 1-100 (some folding with double numbering) with photographes, elevations and designs of contemporary buildings, interiors and details (a few in colour), plans on verso of plates, accompanied by text leaves providing indices of plates and the architects. Richly illustrated with domestic and public buildings, some unrealised, including stadia, swimming pools, casinos, theatres, airports, etc., in France and beyond, including California, Egypt, Germany, and Japan, by leading architects of the period, including Le Corbusier (including his Cartesian skyscraper), Neutra, Schweizer, Mallet-Stevens, Cassan, Pacon, Lucas, Ruhlmann, etc., and colonial projects by Tur. A spectacular publication, and very rare complete.