Progress In Industrial Color And Protection At "A Century Of Progress"

By: [Urban, Joseph / Chicago Worlds Fair, 1933]

Price: $1,150.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


First edition. 12" x 9-3/4" in cream pictorial stapled wrappers [16] pp. Illustrated throughout with approximately 14 large and 22 small color pochoir illustrations with gold and silver accents. For the 1933 Century of Progress exposition, the American architect/designer Joseph Urban was commissioned to create a palette of 28 colors for application to the exteriors and interiors of the buildings. The American Asphalt Paint Co. was asked to "match Mr. Urban's difficult palette" in what was "the largest single paint contract of its type ever awarded." This brochure illustrates several of the major buildings and architectural features of “The Rainbow City.” “The masterful handling of these colors… created an expanse of beauty never seen anywhere"--Page [16]. Joseph Urban is also noted for his set designs for the Metropolitan Opera and other NY theaters as well as his original design for the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach [built during 1924-1927.] CONDITION: Lacking the original blue/white cording that was tied to the spine, otherwise near fine. Some light rubbing to spine, probably from the original cord, very light ½” crease to upper outside corners and several interior pages, very light soiling to rear cover.

Title: Progress In Industrial Color And Protection At "A Century Of Progress"

Author Name: [Urban, Joseph / Chicago Worlds Fair, 1933]

Categories: Art, Design & Architecture, Ephemera, Trade & Industry,

Edition: 1st ed.

Publisher: American Asphalt Paint Company, Chicago, Illinois: 1933

Book Condition: Very Good

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: k190606a

Keywords: chicago, fair, fairs, worlds fair, exposition, paint, color, art deco, deco