NEURATH, Otto and Gerd ARNTZ. Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft: bildstatistisches Elementarwerk. das Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsmuseum in Wien zeigt in 100 Farbigen Bildtafeln Produktionsformen, Gesellschaftsordnungen, Kulturstufen, Lebenshaltungen. Contents includes title-page, 100 plates and 30 text pages. Oblong Folio, loose as issued in the original cloth portfolio. In a new linen cloth folding box. Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut AG, 1930.
A fine copy of this splendid and rare groundbreaking publication which is the best source for the origin of the isotype. Neurath, was the director of the museum for "Gesellschaft and Wirtschaft," and together with Gerd Arntz he developed a new language for quantitative information using icons. Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft was commissioned by the Bibliographisches Institut in Leipzig, and is one of the best-known examples of what was known as the "Viennese method of pictorial statistics" and which became known as Isotype.
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