CHERNIKOV, YAKOV GEORGIEVICH. 1889-1951.
Osnovy sovremennoi arkhitektury. [The Fundamentals of Contemporary Architecture.] Leningrad: Izdanie Leningradskogo Obshestva Arkhitektorov, 1931.
4to (300 x 210 mm). 96 pp. With 46 tipped in plates, 6 in color. Brown papered boards. Covers slightly rubbed at extremities, minor repairs to spine edges and corners.
Second edition enlarged. Chernikhov personally designed or supervised metal working factories, chemical plants, housing complexes, research institutes and schools. But he is best remembered for his books of "architectural fantasies" that emphasized dynamic tension and organic forms.