George Nelson [Associate Editor]: THE ARCHITECTURAL FORUM. Jersey City: Time, Inc, November 1936 [Volume 65, No. 5]. Original edition. A very good vintage magazine with wire spiral binding and minor shelf wear including lightly dusty covers. The spiral binding is in unusually good condition and does not bind any pages when opened. A very nice copy thus. Interior unmarked and clean. Out of print.
8.75 x 11.75 spiral-bound magazine with 172 pages of editorial content showcasing the Architectural and Industrial Design of the American Streamline Moderne Machine Age aesthetic. There are also an excellent assortment of vintage trade advertisements that espouse the depression moderne streamline aesthetic quite nicely. You have been warned.
This edition spotlights some of the more buget-conscious, lesser-known structures of the period, thus supplying a more unique perspective than similar volumes that tend to showcase the iconic residences. No Kaufmann Houses here -- just thoughtfully planned and brilliantly executed budget housing.
"The 1937 Small House Preview has been assembled over a period of many months by the editors of The Architectural Forum. The greater part of it is given over to hundreds of photographs, plans, specifications and complete construction details for 50 carefully selected small houses -- houses ranging in price from $1,000 to $10,000."