Das Wohnungswesen der Stadt Frankfurt A.M.
Herausgegeben im Auftrage des Magistrats aus Anlass der diesjährigen Deutschen Tagung für Wohnungswesen vom Hochbauamt und Wirtschaftsamt. Bearbeiter: W. Nosbisch.
Frankfurt am Main, [Verlag Englert & Schlosser] 1930.
185, (3)pp. with 179 plans, drawings, and photo illustrations.
26 x 20 cm. Original publisher´s wrappers. (Cover design by Hans Leistkow?)
First edition. New Frankfurt was an affordable public housing program started in 1925 and completed in 1930. The project was initiated by Frankfurt's mayor Ludwig Landmann, who hired the architect Ernst May as a general manager of many communal departments. Renowned architects like Max Cetto, Martin Elsaesser, Walter Gropius, Ferdinand Kramer, Adolf Meyer, Bruno Taut, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky and Mart Stam worked in Frankfurt.
Under May 12,000 apartments were built, 2,000 more than planned. The buildings not only met the basic needs of housing, they set standards for urban development and design but brake also with traditional house building. All apartments and mansions were equipped with a Frankfurt kitchen. Catherine Bauer Wurster visited the buildings in 1930 and was inspired by the work of May.