[Nejmensí byt] [Caption title:] 2 knihy o nové architekture a dnesni bytové otazce. 2 svazky nové adice soudobé mezinarodni architektury. ESMA. Karel Teige, Jaromír Krejcar.
[Nejmensí byt] [Caption title:] 2 knihy o nové architekture a dnesni bytové otazce. 2 svazky nové adice soudobé mezinarodni architektury. ESMA.
Vintage Flyer of Teige’s Iconic Book

[Nejmensí byt] [Caption title:] 2 knihy o nové architekture a dnesni bytové otazce. 2 svazky nové adice soudobé mezinarodni architektury. ESMA.

Praha: Nakladatelství Václava Petra, [1932]. First edition. With five black-and-white photographic reproductions and an architectural plan. 1 bifolio. Slightly yellowed towards the gutter. In fine condition.

Original, vintage advertising flyer for. Karel Teige’s influential books, Nejmensí byt (The Minimum Dwelling), and of his monograph about Jaromír Krejcar.

Karel Teige (1900–1951) believed in a scientific, functionalist approach to architecture, grounded in Marxist principles. In his 1932 book, The Minimum Dwelling Teige urges “a radical rethinking of domestic space and of the role of modern architecture in the planning, design, and construction of new dwelling types for the proletariat.” He “envisioned the minimum dwelling […] as a wholly new dwelling type built on the cooperation of architects, sociologists, economists, health officials, physicians, social workers, politicians, and trade unionists.”

The present flyer contains an introduction of Teige’s book, with 5 black-and-white photographic reproductions and an architectural plan, and it also promotes Teige’s monograph on the Czech functionalist architect and Devetsil member, Jaromír Krejcar (1895–1950).

Karel Teige was one of the most important figures of the Czech avant-garde modernism of the 1920s and 1930s. He was the founder of Devetsil, the association of the Czech avant-garde artists. Teige was an active participant in CIAM and he gave guest lectures at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1929 to 1930.

[Bibl: Dluhosch, Eric [Translator] in: Teige, Karel: The Minimum Dwelling. Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2002.]

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Price: €500.00