Brno: Index, 1929. Octavo (23 × 15.3 cm). Staple-stitched pamphlet; 70,  pp. Ownership stamp of Anna Netušilová's interior design firm, who apparently helped distribute the catalog. Lacks the striking wrapper by Zdeněk Rossmann; light wear; small tear to rear wrapper; still good or better.
Scarce volume accompanying the Exhibition of Modern Woman in Brno, Czechoslovakia, organized by several Brno-based architects. It contains Zdeněk Rossmann's article "We are looking for a woman with initiative," M. Krausová on the kitchen, R. Schützová on school kitchen design, Jan Vaněk on the modern flat, Bohuslav Fuchs on "The quality of things," followed by 70 illustrations showing furniture and interior design for kitchens, living rooms, and other mostly domestic spaces. See also Martina Pachmanová, "Civilized Woman: Czech Functionalism and the Cultivation of 'Femininity'" (http://www.zenyvumeni.cz/index.php?id=159). Despite the lacking wrapper still a rare and sought after title and nearly unobtainable in the trade, much like the follow-up volume, also designed by Rossmann: Civilizovaná žena (The civilized woman). As of October 2019, KVK and OCLC show only five copies outside the Czech Republic, of which three are held in North America.
Book ID: 50244