GUTSCHOW, Konstanty. Elbufergestaltung Hamburg. Architekt Konstanty Gutschow. 6 pp. text leaves and 17 leaves with mounted photographs showing models, plans, and architectural details, together with an otherwise unknown large architectural map of the area from Gutschow's office. 4to., 310 x 280 mm, bound in contemporary brown half cloth, inner cover stamped: "Nur für den Dienstgebrauch" and "Der Reichsstatthalter in Hamburg Der Architekt des Elbufers" [Konstanty Gutschow]. Hamburg: Gustav Petermann, [ca. 1939].
Konstanty Gutschow was a Nazi architect whose work came to the attention of both Speer and Hitler, who chose him to design one of his new cities (Führer-städte: Linz, Nürnberg, München, Berlin, Hamburg). A "Führerstadt" was a status which Hitler gave these five cities in 1937. This is one of the copies of Gutschow's architectural plans for a reconstruction of Hamburg in the spirit of Hitler and Speer that Gutschow gave representatives of the Nazi Regime. Spine a little rubbed, some minor spotting overall a very good copy of a rare work. OCLC lists 2 copies in Hamburg, and what would appear to be an incomplete copy in the Ryerson Library.
Item nr. 163832