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Levy, Alexander (Text by); Palaestina Baugesellschaft (Hrs.)
Vom Bauen und Wohnen im neuen Palestina (Building and Housing in New Palestine)
Welt-Verlag, Berlin, 1920. Folio (12 1/2 x 9 3/4"). 56pp. Original printed wrappers. Lavishly illustrated throughout with 54 in-text photogravures, architectural drawings and floor plans, Alexander Levy's "Building and Housing in New Palestine" is the most comprehensive architectural study on inexpensive and rapid building construction in the early days of the Zionist movement. The author meticulously and methodologically reviews the most advanced European theories and studies relevant to the topic and concludes with concrete and realistic recommendations for implementation. The plan covers such topics as the role of the company in initiating and executing building construction, the crucial availability of materials, the presentation of different types of accommodations, and the utilization and standardization of materials and labor techniques. Laid in, 13 typed leaves bearing the heading of the "Bureau de Correspondance Juive Zurich" with the draft of an article titled "Normalisierung und Typisierung - welche Masse? (Grundsätzlicher Vorschlag an die Palästina-Baugesellschaft.)" by Norbert Weldler (1884-1961), the publisher of the "Zürcher Bücherblattes" and head of a Swiss Zionist association. Each leaf has been annotated and/or underlined by Weldler himself. Moderate creasing along spine. Tail of spine and fore-edge of front cover slightly and partly water-stained. Lower corner of pp. 31-56 water-stained (not affecting lettering). Text in German. Wrappers in overall good, interior in good to very good condition. About the author: Architect Alexander Levy (1883-1942) expre … [Click Below for Full Description]
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