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Planning.- Bittner (Josef, editor) Neubauten der Stadt Wien, 2 vol., plates, with 10 fine photographs of Viennese buildings loosely inserted, loose as issued in original cloth folders with ties, a little rubbed and soiled, vol.1 spine faded, 1926-30 § Kortz (Paul, editor) Wien am Afgang des XX.Jahrhunderts, 2 vol., ex-library copy with stamps on titles but otherwise a fine copy, original cloth, gilt, slip-cases (broken), Vienna, 1905-06 § Werkbunsiedlung: Internationale Ausstellung Wien 1932, illustrations, facsimile of original price list loosely inserted, slight spotting, original pictorial wrappers, lower wrapper a little foxed and creased, 1932, Vienna; and 5 others on Vienna, 4to & 8vo (10)

⁂ The first is an account of the huge social housing project in Vienna of the 1920s, when there was a desperate shortage of housing following World War I. 25,000 apartments were built and, according to the introduction, "in every new building all the rooms are lighted and ventiable directly, every apartment has its own water-closet...". The last is the programme for an important architectural exhibition of modernist housing.

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Planning.- Bittner (Josef, editor) Neubauten der Stadt Wien, 2 vol., plates, with 10 fine photographs of Viennese buildings loosely inserted, loose as issued in original cloth folders with ties, a little rubbed and soiled, vol.1 spine faded, 1926-30 § Kortz (Paul, editor) Wien am Afgang des XX.Jahrhunderts, 2 vol., ex-library copy with stamps on titles but otherwise a fine copy, original cloth, gilt, slip-cases (broken), Vienna, 1905-06 § Werkbunsiedlung: Internationale Ausstellung Wien 1932, illustrations, facsimile of original price list loosely inserted, slight spotting, original pictorial wrappers, lower wrapper a little foxed and creased, 1932, Vienna; and 5 others on Vienna, 4to & 8vo (10)

⁂ The first is an account of the huge social housing project in Vienna of the 1920s, when there was a desperate shortage of housing following World War I. 25,000 apartments were built and, according to the introduction, "in every new building all the rooms are lighted and ventiable directly, every apartment has its own water-closet...". The last is the programme for an important architectural exhibition of modernist housing.

Lot 121

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