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cover of Doma-Kommuny. Materialy konkursov I vsesoiuznogo mezhvuzovskogo konkursa na studencheskii dom-kommunu; Konkursa leningradskogo soveta na doma kommuny dlia rabochikh [Communal houses. Materials from the first all-union interuniversity competition for student communal housing; and from the competition of the Leningrad Council for communal houses for workers]

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Leningrad: KUBUCh, 1931. Oblong folio (26 × 35.5 cm). Original quarter cloth over boards; 83, [1] pp. Profusely illustrated from architectural designs and projections. Stamps of a technical library to front wrapper and pp. 1, 29, 35. Light water damage and stains to boards; internally very good. Daring experiments in Constructivist architecture are assembled in this album, which gathers… Read more
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cover of International Dialogue of Experimental Architecture (IDEA)

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Folkestone, England: New Metropole Arts Centre, 1966. Octavo (25 x 18.5 cm). Original bright yellow printed side-stapled wrappers. Unpaginated (23 pp.), profusely illustrated throughout with black-and-white illustrations. Near mint condition. This slim exhibition catalogue was released in conjunction with a two-day symposium held at the New Metropole Arts Centre from June 6-30, 1966. With a focus on experimental architecture,… Read more
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cover of Kusejr 'Amra

Kusejr 'Amra

by Musil, Alois, editor

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Published
1907
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$9,500.00

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1907. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1907. Folio (43 x 33 cm). Cloth with gilt-stamped titles to covers, housed in a corresponding slipcase. 2 volumes: Volume 1, X, 238 pp. text; Volume 2, 41 plates. Plates bright and clean, spines lightly browned, some soiling and rubbing to slipcase, some slight separating along spine of text volume, overall about very… Read more
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cover of The Wall. Die Mauer. Le Mur

The Wall. Die Mauer. Le Mur

by Tajiri, Shinkichi

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Baarlo, Netherlands: X-Press, 1971. Oblong 12mo. (10 x 22.5 cm). Original illustrated cardboard covers; 92 pp. Limited edition of 100 copies, hand-signed and numbered to front cover by Tajiri. Some slight rubbing and soiling, very small tear to binding along spine, overall very good. Shinkichi Tajiri (1923-2009) was a Japanese-American sculptor, painter, photographer, and cinematographer from Los Angeles. In… Read more
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cover of Die Raumkunst der Grossen Wiener Schule

Die Raumkunst der Grossen Wiener Schule

by Oldenbruch, Ernst

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Kritzendorf, Germany: Oldenbruch, [circa 1920]. Small folio (overall size 38.7 x 28.7 cm). Set of 10 loose diorama-type plates, housed in a contemporary custom-made box. Some light soiling and toning to margins, images primarily bright and clean, overall very good. An unconventional publication meant to facilitate the planning of interior decoration in domestic environments, consisting of ten stiff board… Read more
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cover of SA. Sovremennaia arkhitektura [CA. Contemporary Architecture], no. 4-5

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Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo, 1927. Octavos (34 × 24 cm). Original decorative wrappers by A. Gan; [1], 111-156, [2] pp. Illustrations throughout. In Russian and German. Wrappers professionally restored; light wear and chipping to corners; good or better. A richly-illustrated anniversary issue of the leading journal of Constructivist architecture edited by the team of Aleksandr Vesnin (1883-1959) and Moisei Ginsburg… Read more
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cover of Bulletin de la Société des Amis des Monuments Parisiens. Constituée dans le But de Veiller sur les Monuments d'Art et sur la Physionomie Artistique de Paris (Architecture, Peinture, Sculpture, Curiosités et Souvenirs historiques). Year 1, No. 1 (1885) through Year 12, Nos. 39/40/41 (1900) (all published)

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A complete run of 12 volumes, bound in 4, of the important French journal under the direction of architect Charles Normand, concerned with the monuments and urban preservation of Paris, containing many hundreds of pages of documents and papers on well-known buildings and works of art, collections, demolished structures, archaeological finds, vandalism, and other topics. Profusely illustrated with approximately… Read more
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cover of Året 1968, den 28. November kl. 15.30, Indledtes Dette Byggeprojekt, der er Udført af Kunstnerne Eric Andersen, George Brecht og Arthur Køpcke..

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Unpag. (40 pp.) volume with text in English and Danish, containing proposals for fantastical and abstract building projects by three well-known Fluxus artists to be completed in 284 years, based on a formula of financial backing and interest accrued, including a "Love Room" pneumatic cupola and polarized mirrored glass to be placed on the premises of the Ministry of… Read more
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cover of Il Bernini. la Sua Vita, la Sua Opera, il Suo Tempo

Il Bernini. la Sua Vita, la Sua Opera, il Suo Tempo

by Fraschetti, Stanislao

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Published
1900
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1900. Bernini. VIII, 455 pp. scholarly monograph on the Italian sculptor and architect, with preface by Adolfo Venturi, containing a chronological list of works, indices, extensive notes including bibliographic material, with 263 illustrations total including text illustrations and plates. Large 4to. Full leather with raised spine, wear to extremities and along spine. Milan (Ulrico Hoepli) 1900. Freitag 827. In… Read more
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cover of Monographie de l'Eglise Notre-Dame Cathédrale d'Amiens. I. Histoire et Description de l'Edifice. II. Mobilier et Accessoires

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1901. 2 vols. text, x, 535, viii, 663 pp. history and description of the Gothic cathedral and its rich sculptural decoration and works of art, extensive notes including bibliographic information, inscriptions, index, profusely illustrated throughout with 274 text illustrations and 111 fine plates divided between the two vols. Considerable foxing throughout. Large 4to. Cloth portfolios, contents loose as issued,… Read more
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cover of Principes Directeurs de la Reconstruction

Principes Directeurs de la Reconstruction

by Paris.- Ministère de la Reconstruction et de l'Urbanisme

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16 pp. anonymous booklet containing proposed architectural principles for reconstruction announced at the Architectural Council in May 1946, addressing topics such as insufficient sunlight, residential areas too close to factories, traffic, transportation, and other factors, using some Corbusian principles. Illustrated. Oblong 8vo. Original side-staple wrpps., small pen mark to inside back cover, overall very good condition. Paris (Ministère de… Read more
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cover of The Bay Ridge Park Improvement Co. "Bay Ridge Park." Town of New Utrecht, Long Island, N.Y.

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Single folded sheet formed as a brochure/flyer for the Bay Ridge Park Improvement Company operating in the field of property development, containing: a color folding map of Brooklyn sourced from the Brooklyn Eagle Almanac, showing ward numbers, rail lines, "steam roads", and municipal buildings; a smaller two-color map highlighting the location of Bay Ridge Park within Brooklyn and marking… Read more
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cover of Résidences de Souverains. Parallèle entre Plusieurs Résidences de Souverains de France, d'Allemagne, de Suède, de Russie, d'Espagne, et d'Italie

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1833. Percier. 2 vols.: VII, 354 pp. text, list of plates in plate volume, and: Plans de Plusieurs Chateaux, Palais et Résidences de Souverains... Engraved title and 37 engraved plates (3 double) showing plans of existing and projected palaces and their gardens. Some slight toning and foxing to title page and throughout plate volume, not affecting the clarity of… Read more
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cover of A Plan of the City of Hartford. Preliminary Report by Carrére & Hastings, Advisroy Architects to the Commission on the City Plan of the City of Hartford, Connecticut

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117 pp. text comprising the comprehensive report regarding "the rectification of the present plan and the development and extension of the city of Hartford on comprehensive lines of order and harmony with recommendations", prepared by the important New York City-based Beaux-Arts architectural firm of Carrére & Hastings, including discussions of avenues and parkways, building height, the city center and… Read more
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cover of Les Châteaux des Croisés en Terre-Sainte. I. Le Crac des Chevaliers: Etude Historique et Archéologique. II. La Défense du Royaume de Jérusalem: Etude Historique, Geographique et Monumentale. III. La Défense du Comté de Tripoli et de la Principauté d'Antioche: Etude Historique, Geographique, Toponymique et Monumentale

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Three volumes in six comprising a rare complete collection of the monumental work on the Crusader Castles in the Holy Lands, the first volume covering the history, architecture, and construction of the Syrian Crusader castle Crac des Chavaliers, the second volume on the history of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and the construction of its fortresses and castles including Kerak,… Read more
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cover of Novaia ideia zemlevladeniia: proekt zemel'nago pereustroistva Rossii [New ideas on land ownership: project for the reformation of Russian agriculture]

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First Russian edition. London: Edinburgh University Press, 1919. First Russian edition. Large octavo. Later cloth with decorative front wrapper preserved; 175, [1] pp. Eight leaves of color plates, one folded. Light soil to wrapper; first few pages slightly spotty; traces of moisture to gutter and lower edges; text and plates bright and clean. A scarce proposal for transforming the… Read more
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cover of Plány 1/100 na stavbu domu v Praze II, Karlovo nám. Změny. Original architectural floor and frontal plans for the construction of the "Palác Charitas" on Charles Square, a noted Prague functionalist building

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Prague: [1928]. Large quarto (34.5 × 24 cm). Original quarter-cloth with hand-written label to front board; fourteen bound-in folding maps, hand-colored, with official stamps, hand-written notes, and signatures, various sizes, approximately 49 × 85 cm. each. Boards rubbed and lightly distended; three of the maps have been removed from the binding, but are laid in loosely; occasional light wear… Read more
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cover of Gyokei kinen Karafuto takushoku shashincho (Commemoration of the imperial visit: a photograph album of the colonization of Karafuto)

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Printed photograph album commemorating the visit of the Crown Prince to the Karafuto prefecture in the summer of 1925, with preface by Okishima Kamazo and edited by Fujii Shoji, consisting of 20 plates with 73 black and white photographs tracing the Crown Prince's trip including visits to schools, agricultural research stations, naval bases, goverment offices, and mines, as well… Read more
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cover of La Terra dei Vivi: Nuova Estetica del Paesaggio Italiano. Quindicinale di Turismo - Arte - Architettura. No. 2 (25 Giugno 1933) through No. 7 (Ottobre 1933)

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6 out of a total of 7 issues published (lacking the first issue, each issue 8 pp.) of the short-lived Futurist journal dedicated to the new aesthetic of the Italian landscape and exploring art, architecture, and tourism, under the editorial direction of important Futurist figure Fillia, covering varied topics including modern architecture within Italy and abroad, the machinery aesthetic,… Read more
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cover of Dukhat na noviia sviat: sbornik pod redaktsiiata na D. B. Mitov [The spirit of the new world: an anthology edited by D. B. Mitov]

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Sofia: Azbuka, [1932]. Small quarto (22.3 × 16 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Max Metzger; 109, [3] pp. Poor condition; wrappers worn and chipped; traces of four strips of clear tape across spine; possibly lacking title; in protective mylar. First and only edition of a Bulgarian anthology, containing sixteen essays on the "new spirit" as expressed in scientific discoveries,… Read more
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$450.00