Das Neue Wien: ein album mit plan by VIENNA OF…

Das Neue Wien: ein album mit plan

Herausgegeben von der Fremdenverkehrskommision der Bundeslander Wien und Niederosterreich nd but map dated 1931

x introduction + 70pp illustrated with b/w photographs with captions in German and English. Large fold out coloured plan secured at end of book. Long 8vo. Ivory wrappers, red lettering. The images record recent building projects in Vienna and which links to the plan at the end which shows locations of projects. The images show housing projects, sculpture, public buildings including schools, urban parks and recreation projects. Designers and Architects generally named. The maps has a key in both German and English and shows Municipal projects, satellite garden cities etc. Verso of the map lists projects. An exceptionally good copy. Produced by the City Tourist Authority which indicates the design interest in contemporary housing design at the time. Images include the Social Democratic City Council's construction of the Wiener Gemeindebauten, which was arguably one of the largest and most successful of co-operative housing projects built in Europe and grew out of post World War I initiatives where because of an acute shortage of housing many people turned to subsistence farming on squatted land and lived in self-built shelters.

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