Moscow: Molodaia gvardiia, 1931. Item #725
110,  pp. 19,5x13,5 cm. In original printed wrappers. In very good condition, a couple of defects of edges, stamps of Kharkiv architect’s private library, p. 79-82 are loosely inserted.
First and only edition. One of 10 000 copies. Very rare.
This is the book featuring the early 1930s tendencies in the Soviet architecture. The important point was dividing the settlements for zones of the separate life activities. They contained the living buildings, kitchen factories, worker’s clubs as well as buildings for the health and educational services. The main reason for that was an idea of extinction of a traditional family, instead of which various institutes intend to care about the collective everyday life. Such cities in the Soviet architectural projects were named ‘the socialist cities’.
One of the best places to create the socialist city was Stalingrad. Being called after the name of the party leader, Stalingrad was formed as a model settlement for life of the Soviet people. This edition features 6 city projects depicting separate zones. They were produced by Giprogor (The State Institute for Urban Design) that was founded in 1929 and had the blooming period after WWII, actively participating in the Soviet civil building.
No copies located in the Worldcat.