Moscow: Izd. Vsesoiuznoi akademii arkhitektury, 1939. 48 pp.: ill. 21x16 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Spine repaired, some stains, otherwise very good and clean internally.
“Palace of Soviets will be built definitely at the time set by the party and government” - this book stressed in 1939. The design by architect B. Iofan was extraordinary because of building size, but this book proved that engineers headed to the most complicated construction of ever built. In fact, it was difficult to lay the foundation it needed, to equip the building with metal construction, electric power system, heating system as well as ventilation - after all, the huge meeting halls were designed inside.
The edition reflected all stages of the pre-war history of projecting the grandiose building and presented how scrupulously it was done on 18 drawings of internal and external view.
Worldcat shows the only copy in Getty Institute.
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