Holzhausbau. Technik und Gestaltung.
Berlin, Wasmuth .
141pp., with numerous photo plates and drawings.
29,5 x 21,5 cm. Original cloth-backed boards.
First edition. Konrad Wachsmann (1901-1980), architect, inventor, educator, and pioneer of industrialized building systems in the United States and Europe. Apprenticed as a cabinetmaker, he later became a pupil of Heinrich Tessenow and Hans Poelzig. He worked on advanced laminated structures in timber and practiced as an architect in Berlin, building a summer house (1928) for Albert Einstein with whom he developed a lifelong friendship. In 1940, he came to the United States and was associated with Walter Gropius in Cambridge. -Placzek, 4, 355.