New York: Edited and published by the Architectural Forum for the American Face Brick Association in Chicago, 1926. First Edition. 4to. 112 pp. Photo-illustrations of buildings and homes; some plans. Brick red stiff wrappers with color illustrated plate & black lettering on front cover. Item #21411
Uncommon publication highlighting archtectural designs in the 1920s for the use of face brick in the construction of monumental factory buildings to present a "warm and living center of happy and prosperous human activity that would forever proclaim the builder's progressive character..." Working in such friendly, fire-safe buildings surrounded by pleasing landscapes and garden village homes makes for happy and contented workers, thus greatly reducing labor turn-over.