George Nelson [Associate editor]: THE ARCHITECTURAL FORUM. Philadelphia: Time, Inc. [Volume 71, number 6, December 1939]. Slim Quarto. Thick wrappers. Wire spiral binding. 72 [lxviii] pp. Illustrated articles and advertisements. Wrappers edgeworn with lower corner somewhat abraided. Former owner inkstamp to contents page. The spiral binding is in good condition and does not bind any pages when opened. A very good copy.
8.75 x 11.75 spiral-bound magazine with 72 pages of editorial content showcasing the Architectural and Industrial Design of the American Streamline Moderne Machine Age aesthetic. There are also 68 pages of period advertising that espouse the depression moderne streamline aesthetic quite nicely. You have been warned.
A magnificent snapshot of the blossoming of the modern movement in North America in the final days before the start of World War II.