LVIV, LWOW, LEMBERG - Lvyv. Arkhitektura, pamiatniki. Fotoalbom. Lviv, "Mistetstvo", 1985.
Small folio. Original illustrated boards, unpaginated, plates in colour and black and white after photographs; a very good copy.
Uncommon first edition of this beautiful photobook celebrating the architectural heritage and concrete Soviet presence in the largest city of Western Ukraine. Text in Ukrainian, Russian and English. Lviv burnt down twice in the 16th century and the architecure was spared during the ravages of the 20th century, which makes the city a gem of the late Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque and Classicism.