The Modern Flat. Architectural History, F. R. S. Yorke, Frederick Gibberd.

The Modern Flat.

Glasgow: The Architectural Press, 1937. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 199, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Very Good; no dust jacket. Item #20014

The design of homes in multi-storey buildings produced a building type distinctive to the 1930s, and without precedent in earlier eras. This book was intended to show the developments that took place in the design of flats in the early part of the 20th century, created as a solution toward the housing problem. Emphasis was placed on buildings that fulfilled modern requirements and had actually been built, and buildings that could be developed as units on a larger scale. A must-read for those who are interested in the social history that led to the development of flats, and who enjoy examples of 1930 European architecture.

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