A mid-century classic and the signature work on urban planning by Ludwig Hilberseimer, who taught at the Bauhaus institute in Dessau before emigrating to the USA to avoid persecution under the Nazi regime. Signed by him and dated 1944 on the title page.
Hilberseimer was also the Director of Urban development for the City of Chicago. He was a friend and colleague of Mies van der Rohe, and together they designed the Lafayette Park urban redevelopment project in Detroit. Van der Rohe contributes the introduction to this book. Hilberseimer's work articulates a vision of decentralized, livable urban communities as opposed to the sprawling megalopolis.
With a 3-page, folded mimeograph brochure laid-in that appears to be the accompanying document for the 1944 exhibit "The City: Organism and Artifact" presented by the University of Chicago and the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects in conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago. The brochure states "Photographs and plans of this exhibition, with a few exceptions, are taken from the book THE NEW CITY by L. Hilberseimer". Item #1622.
Condition: Very Good, rubbing at corners and to top and bottom of spine; the initials "t.w.b." written in ink in handsome script on the front endpaper, and also embossed with "Tully W.B." on the same page; lacking the dust jacket.