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1941

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Book Cover, Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition

This is a Book cover. It was written by S. Giedion and designed by Herbert Bayer and published by Harvard University Press and subject: Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris). It is dated 1941 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors.

Its dimensions are

24.8 × 17.6 cm (9 3/4 × 6 15/16 in.) Open: 24.8 × 31.1 cm (9 3/4 × 12 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in red and navy blue ink, verso: Part I HISTORY A PART OF LIFE / Part II OUR ARCHITECTURAL INHERITANCE / Part III THE EVOLUTION OF OUR NEW POTENTIALITIES / Part IV THE DEMAND FOR MORALITY IN ARCHITECTURE / Part V AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT / Part VI SPACE-TIME IN ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND CONSTRUCTION / Part VII CITY PLANNING IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY / Part VIII CITY PLANNING AS A HUMAN PROBLEM / Part IX SPACE-TIME IN CITY PLANNING [Extensive subheadings printed in navy blue underneath each part] Printed in navy blue, interior pages: [Extensive description of the book]; under center left photoillustration: Landsdowne Crescent, Bath, 1794. Its serpentine windings follow the contours of the site.; under center right photoillustration: LE CORBUSIER, Scheme for skyscrapers in Algiers, 1931. Late baroque space conceptions came very near to contemporary solutions like this one.

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on paper; 24.8 × 17.6 cm (9 3/4 × 6 15/16 in.) Open: 24.8 × 31.1 cm (9 3/4 × 12 1/4 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-224

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