A.C. Revista Trimestral. Documents de Actividad Contemporánea. No. 1 (First Trimester 1931) through No. 25 (June 1937)
19 issues (of 25 total published, lacking nos. 4, 14, 15, 15, 23, and 24) of the Spanish architectural journal, put out by the architectal group GATEPAC (Grupo de Artistas y Técnicos Españoles Para la Arquitectura Contemporánea), which documents the rise of the Modernist avant-garde movement in interwar Spain, covering various topics including art, interior design, photography, cinema, urban development, and graphic design and projects for houses, theaters, swimming pools, interior spaces, and furniture and exhibition design among many others. Profusely illustrated throughout, primarily from photographs, floor plans, and sketches, together with many advertisements for local construction and design-related companies. Square 8vo. Orig. illustrated wrpps., some assorted small tears and minor soiling, several issues with repairs along spines. Barcelona (G.A.T.E.P.A.C./Gili) 1931-1937. GATEPAC was formed during the Second Spanish Republic as a Spanish branch of the French group C.I.A.M. (Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne), and counted among its members Josep Lluís Sert, Antoni Bonet Castellana, Josep Torres Clavé, José Manuel Aizpurúa, Fernando García, and Sixte Illescas. A.C. was distributed by the Eastern/Catalan branch of the group based in Barcelona, which was more successful than its Northern and Central counterparts, based in San Sebastián and Madrid, respectively, and carried out government contracts during the Second Republic. (Inventory #: 48534)
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