CHERNIKHOV, Yakov. Konstruktsiia arkhitekturnykh i mashinnykh form. [Construction of Architectural Forms and Machines]. 232, ,  pp. Illustrated throughout. 4to., 296 x 210 mm, bound in original boards, with title printed in Russian on cover and spine, in a new green cloth folding box. Leningrad: Edition de la Société des Architectes, 1931.
First Edition of this landmark work of Soviet architectural fantasies, lavishly illustrated with dramatic designs for projected cities, factories, monumental buildings, and more. While less dazzling than Chernikhov's Construction of Architectural and Mechanical Forms of 1933, which was illustrated in colour, this is still one of the most striking architecural books of the twentieth century. Published in edition of 5150 copies, although very few have survived in institutional or private collections. Some professional reapairs to the binding, overall an unusually fine copy.
Conrads and Sperlich, The Architecture of Fantasy, p.154.
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