The American Vitruvius: The Architect's Handbook of Civic Art.
New York The Architectural Book Publishing Company, 1922
298pp, with 1203 figs (high-quality photos, line illustrations, plans, maps etc.,), bibliography. Gilt lettered cloth. 410x310mm. Folio. Fine in very good dust wrapper. First edition. The American Vitruvius refers extensively to European design, taking many examples from Hegemann's earlier book on the Berlin 1910 exhibition. Hegemann spent his career between Germany and the USA. Initially working in the USA immediately after World War I, he advised on the planning of Boston. He returned to Germany but ultimately fled on the rise to power of Hitler. Beautifully illustrated book .