KORZHEV, M.P. & M.I. PROKHOROVA. Arkhitektura parkov SSSR. [Architecture of Parks of the USSR]. 140 pp. Illustrated throughout with photographs and plans. 4to., 265 x 200 mm, bound in publisher's grey cloth. [Moscow]: Izd-vo Akademii arkhitektury SSSR, 1940.
First edition. One of 4000 copies. A rare photographic survey of parks across the Soviet Union in the 1930s. The architects of the parks are named in the captions of the photographs including the compiler of this volume, M.P. Korzhev, along with Iliin, Leontovich, Movchan, Leonidov, Shadr, Suprunov, Karra, Taranov, Vlasov, Buzunov, Kurdiani, Khmel'nitskaya, Kalinina, Velikannov, Baumstein, sculptor Mukhina, Bazhenov and others. Not only Moscow parks are depicted but also Leningrad, Baku, Tbilisi, Kiev, Sochi, Odessa, Crimea, Teberda, Donbass, Voronezh, Chernigov, Tula, Rostov on Don, Kislovodsk and other small towns and distant regions (Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan). A few signature loose due to the deterioration of the staples, however, complete and otherwise free of major condition issues.
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