The history, the facsimiles, the translation of the magazine "ABC" founded in the 1920s under the guidance of Hans Arp, El Lissitzky, Stam, Mayer, Roth and other great figures of the international avantgarde.
[ABC 1924-1928. Avantgarde and radical architecture] The short but intense history of the magazine “ABC”, founded in Zurich in 1924 by Hans Arp, El Lissitzky, Stam, Mayer, Roth and other protagonists of the international avantgarde. The lively use of the typographical slogan, the innovative application of photography, the poetics of collective, anonymous participation, the utopia of architectural work as a contribution offered for the victory of socialism and its critical irony make “ABC” a witness of the contradictions and hopes that characterized one of the most promising eras of modern European architecture.
The book offers a thorough introductory essay by Jacques Gubler, facsimile reproductions of all the issues of “ABC”, now true rarities, accompanied by the Italian translation of texts originally published in German.