London: The Studio, 1935. First edition. Original blue cloth, never had a dust wrapper. There are 16 pages of text followed by 124 black and white Illustrations, mainly photographs. Clean throughout. Slight weakening to the front hinge. Covers are clean, with slight marking only. Fractional darkening to the pages.
Aircraft celebrates flight and casts the aeroplane as the pinnacle of modern technological achievement. The Wright Brothers had made their first flight only 32 years before the book was published. Combining photographs with short, dramatic captions, Aircraft was compiled and written by the seminal French modernist architect, Le Corbusier.
"Aircraft" was the publisher's title. The author added his own extra title: "L'avion accuse". The author loved aircraft: form and function, and material use. He extols "The birds eye view" of what man had created and what man must change.
The "New Vision" was a series begun by The Studio. This book is No 1 in the series.
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