THE AMERICAN VITRUVIUS - AN ARCHITECTS' HANDBOOK OF CIVIC ART
by Hegemann, Werner; Peets, Elbert
New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Co, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio, vi, 298; VG/VG-; spine brown with ox-blood lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, mild rubbing and chipping to edges, head and tail of spine, small hole to middle of spine, small stain to front cover; shelved front table. Hegemann (1881-1936, New York City) was an internationally known city planner, architecture critic, and author. He established "Hegemann & Peets," a firm specializing in city and suburban planning based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with landscape architect Elbert Peets. The firm designed the Washington Highlands Historic District, and Wyomissing Park, a "Modern Garden Suburb" in Reading, Pennsylvania. Hegemann and Peets together published "The American Vitruvius: An Architects' Handbook of Civic Art," a "thesaurus" of civic art for architects, commenting on about 1200 examples of the discipline. [wikipedia]. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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