The University of Baghdad; Casabella Continuita; Revista Internazionale di architettura e urbanistica 242.

Milan: unknown, 1960. Reprint. Original Wraps. Quarto, pp. 31, illustrated in b/w plans & drawings, intro by Ernesto N. Rogers, text in English, illustration explanations in Italian, English, and French, reprint from "Casabella" n. 242, August 1960. Very Good. Item #4514

From Giullo Carlo Argan's descriptive essay, it is clear that Gropius and his Cambridge-based firm was building what he had been preaching about in his Bauhaus days: A University Town in Baghdad. An in a sense this is what the New Urbanists and green-minded urban planners of today have envisioned as the urban ideal. A very scarce piece of architectural modernism and urban planning.

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