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Janette Ray, Rare and Out of Print Books

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Zodiac 1. International Magazine of Contemporary Architecture/ Revista internazionale d'architettura contemporanea.


Illustrated occasional journal. The first one. Soft cover; Illustrated. Cover portrait of Walter Groipus. ; contributions by Walter Gropius, Peter Blake, W. Sandberg & Lucien Hervé; dedicated to i.a. The vanishing American house, Les grands magasins de Rotterdam & Centre commercial pour piétons à Rotterdam; text in English, Italian, French & German; advertisements. Cover a trifle worn and lower back strip splitting from block, plasticised portions of back cover lost else good. Contains Walter Gropius's (1883-1969) article, "Apollo in the Democracy" (pp. 9-14) which was his address when given the Hanseatic Goether Prize at Hamburg June 5, 1957.