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Gutes und Böses in der Wohnung, 1st + 2nd edition 1933, 1937
Rare, first and second edition, hardback with original book jacket.
Complete title: Carl Burchard: Gutes und Böses in der Wohnung in Bild und Gegenbild, Grundlagen für neues Wohnen, Leipzig, Berlin, first edition 1933. (translation here: “good and bad commodities, fundamentals for new housing”)
Half-linen, 127 p. with 560 images and directory. Measures: 19 x 25,50 cm (7,48 x 10 in.).
Complete title: Hilde Glenewinkel (editing): Der Heim-Berater: Gutes und Böses in der Wohnung: Wenig Worte, viele Bilder und Einkaufsquellen, Otto Beyer Verlag Leipzig, Berlin, 2.Auflage 1937. (translation here: “good and bad commodities for housing: little words, many pictures and sources of supply”)
Half-linen, 128 p., numerous bl/wh im. u. and directory. Measures: 19 x 25,50 cm (7,48 x 10 in.).
State: Binding in good condition, book jacket in places rubbed, spotty, fst ed. book jacket perforated, 2nd book jacket ripped.
Guidebook of the Nazi-regime for furnishing, i.a. furniture, lighting, watches, tableware.
The assortment aimed for “practicability” and „economy“. Middle-class fitments were ennobled for beeing „the good“, whereas „the nasty“ ones had mostly opulent trimmings. The modern designs of the Bauhaus era were added as well to the bad examples, e.g. tubular furniture of Marcel Breuer and Le Corbusier.