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Victoria Modern : Investigating Postwar Architecture and Design on Southern Vancouver Island, an Introduction
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Victoria Modern : Investigating Postwar Architecture and Design on Southern Vancouver Island, an Introduction

By Christopher Thomas, et al.

Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.. Paperback. 1550583166 44 pages. Footnotes. Black and white reproductions of photos. "This publication participates not only in local history but in a national and international conversation about the heritage of the Modern. We hope this publication will stimulate public appreciation of what remains in Victoria and on southern Vancouver Island from the postwar period - here considered the span 1945-75. It is also intended to double as a primer on modernism in architecture and design." - Foreword. Usual library markings. Somewhat above-average external wear. Binding intact. A worthy reference copy. . Fair. 2005. First Edition.

$69.95

Katsura: Imperial Villa
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Katsura: Imperial Villa

By Isozaki, Arata

Italy: Phaidon Press. Hardcover. 190431337X 397 pages. Glossary. Selected Bibliography. Profusely illustrated, primarily with colour photography. Printed upon coated paper. "Severe protocol regulates visits to the Katsura Villa at Kyoto, property of the Emperor of Japan since the late nineteenth century, thus this complex offers a delicate, pristine fascination. This book opens with a photo-illustrated essay by Arata Isozaki, followed by an extraordinary photographic survey of the complex by Yoshiharu Matsumura. Next come almost two hundred plates of surveys of the buildings conducted since 1982. The book concludes with interpretations of the imperial villa and, more generally, of Japanese architecture made over the years by the great architects of past and present, from Bruno Taut, to Walter Gropius, Kenzo Tange and Mandred Speidel." - paraphrased from Introduction. Minimal library markings. Average wear. Binding intact. One-inch opening in cloth between foot of spine and front board. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy of this magnificent work. . Fair. 2005. First English Edition.

$395.00

At the 47 Mile a History of the Village of Clinton
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At the 47 Mile a History of the Village of Clinton

By Charles, Peter

Canada: Peter Charles. Paperback. 092050146X 111 pages. Footnotes and bibliography. Many informative maps, diagrams and black and white reproductions of fascinating archival photos. "Records the structures that were key to Clinton's development. From the archaeological remains of Native Indian shelters to the churches, schools and residences of the white settlers, the architecture of Clinton provides a fascinating record of those who lived and worked 'at the 47 mile.'" - back cover. Clean, tight and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy of this interesting history. . Very Good. 1990. First Edition.

$79.95

B.C. Binning
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B.C. Binning

By Rogatnick, Abraham J.; Weder, Adele; Thom, Ian M.

Canada: Douglas & McIntyre. Hardcover. 1553651715 "This elegantly designed book pays well-deserved homage to the life and work of B.C. Binning, a man who helped steer Vancouver's artistic community more boldly towards the mainstream and an international future." - dust jacket. 179 pages. Chronology, footnotes, selected bibliography and index. Generously illustrated in colour and black and white. Printed upon glossy stock. Large handwritten gift greetings upon front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. Binding intact. Short opening to front fold of dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. . Good. 2006. First Edition.

$99.95

The open timber roofs of the Middle Ages: Illustrated by perspective and working drawings of some of the best varieties of church roofs
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The open timber roofs of the Middle Ages: Illustrated by perspective and working drawings of some of the best varieties of church roofs

Canada: Canadian Log House. Hardcover. 0920270360 viii, 104 pages. Generously illustrated with detailed diagrams, some in colour. Facsimile reprint, presumably of the 1849 first edition. Handsome chocolate brown embossed boards adorned with gilt. "We have visited many of our remaining specimens and have selected for illustration those roofs which appeared most worthy of remark, as well for the excellence of their framing and design, as for affording specimens of the various methods of construction; of these we have furnished geometrical and perspective drawings from careful admeasurements in every instance taken by ourselves; we have also accompanied them with such remarks and comments as we think may be serviceable, the more fully to explain them." - Preface. Very clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. A lovely copy. . Fine. 1977. Facsimile Reprint.

$99.95

The Hollywood Style
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The Hollywood Style

By Arthur Knight/Eliot Elisofon, Photog.

Toronto: Macmillan Company. Hardcover. B000O2RPSO 219 pages. "Intimate photo portraits of the rooms and swimming pools and decor, the gardens and exteriors - the whole way of life that is 'The Hollywood Style'" - dust jacket. View the homes of: Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart, Tony Curtis, Jennifer Jones, John Barrymore, Will Rogers, Rudy Vallee, Ira Gershwin, Natalie Wood, Gypsy Rose Lee, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Rock Hudson, Eva Marie Saint, James Coburn, and Steve McQueen. Profusely illustrated with nostalgic color and black and white photos. Endpapers illustrated with Hollywood street map. Book unmarked with average wear. Binding sound. Above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy of this glorious journey back to the gaudy Hollywood home styles of the 1960s. . Good. 1969. First Edition.

$79.95

Liberty Magazine, February [Feb.] 10, 1934, Vol. 11, No. 6 - Frank Lloyd Wright Looks Into the Future
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Liberty Magazine, February [Feb.] 10, 1934, Vol. 11, No. 6 - Frank Lloyd Wright Looks Into the Future

By Johns, Adela Rogers St.; Swinton, Allan; Sper, Norman L.; Wright, Frank Lloyd; Gurnee, Odgers T.; Hartswick, F. Gregory; Gardner, Erle Stanley; al, et

Toronto: Liberty Publishing Corporation of Canada, Ltd.. Single Issue Magazine. 58 pages. Features: Nice color cover illustration of young lady on snowshoes at her wintry mailbox; Interesting editorial explains why 'Mac' made the trip to attend the Mount Royal burial of General Currie; The Real Tragedy of Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford - article with photos; Romance! - a lively tale of dreams come true; Nostalgic one-page color ad for Campbell's Tomato Soup; Liberty's All-Players All-America Football Team for 1933 - article with photos; What is the Modern Idea? - Frank Lloyd Wright looks into the future; Three Hundred a Month - a story of human hearts and a successful calamity; The Things Men Fear - Talbot Mundy confesses his moments of terror while hunting; The Case of the Howling Dog - Perry Mason unmasks a woman of mystery (part 5); To the Ladies; I Flew Lawrence [of Arabia] in War-Crazed Arabia - photo-illustrated article by Captain John H. Norton; Movie Photos and Reviews - Lady Killer, Man of Two Worlds, Son of Kong, Woman Spy; Vox Pop; Transient Lady - part 8 of a vivid novel of dangerous days and a girl's devotion; A Nice Quite House (short story); Back cover color-photo ad for Royal York cigarettes features young couple in formal attire. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1934. Canadian Edition.

$199.95

Nelson [British Columbia]: A Proposal for Urban Heritage Conservation
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Nelson [British Columbia]: A Proposal for Urban Heritage Conservation

By Branch, Heritage Conservation

Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, Heritage Conservation Branch. Paperback. 0771983816 "Presents a comprehensive program for urban heritage conservation, specifically for the City of Nelson, British Columbia, but one which may also serve as a guide for the conservation of heritage resources in other similar urban areas in British Columbia." - page 6. Oblong 14" x 8.5". 222 pages. Architectural glossary. Select bibliography. Profusely illustrated with black and white reproductions of photos, diagrams and maps. Unmarked with light wear. A quality copy of this valuable reference and guide. . Good. 1981. First Edition.

$199.95

Columns, cornices, & coal: The heritage resources of Nanaimo
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Columns, cornices, & coal: The heritage resources of Nanaimo

Canada: The Commission. Paperback. 0968358306 "For the first time, Nanaimo's historic treasures are documented in a single, comprehensive survey." - page 7. 90 pages. Index by street address. Glossary of architectural terms. Biographical sketches of architects. Black and white reproductions of photos accompany text describing noteworthy structures from downtown/old city, Harewood, Newcastle, Northend, Southend, and Chase River. Some structures documented here have already been torn down. Valuable documentation of Nanaimo's architectural heritage. Unmarked with moderate wear. A quality copy. . Good. 1999. First Edition.

$99.95

The Lhasa Atlas: Traditional Tibetan Architecture and Townscape
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The Lhasa Atlas: Traditional Tibetan Architecture and Townscape

By Larsen, Knud; Sinding-Larsen, Amund

Boston: Shambhala. Hardcover. 157062867X 180 pages. Bibliography. References. Index. "Focuses on the topography, environment, historical development, buildings, and townscape of old Lhasa. Introduces future plans and issues concerning the safeguarding of Lhasa's historical townscape in the face of urban development. Includes 25 new maps never before published, satellite photos, historical maps and photos, watercolours, information on old buildings, and many new colour photos." - dust jacket. Dust jacket attractive in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. Average wear and usual library markings to book bound in scarlet cloth with hinges taped. A worthy reference copy. . Fair. 2001. First Shambala Edition.

$99.95

Rosedale
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Rosedale

By Crawford, Bess

Canada: Boston Mills Press. Hardcover. 1550463233 176 pages. Footnotes, bibliography, index. Generously illustrated with black and illustrations and reproductions of archival photos. Printed upon glossy stock. "This lavishly illustrated and compellingly written pictorial history recounts the origins and evolution of Toronto's most prestigious neighbourhood from its beginnings in the mid-1850s to the protection of its heritage homes within the modern mega-city. Chapters are devoted to the subdivision plans of 1854-1910, the impact of generations of the Jarvis family, a who's who of Rosedale's first century, the origins of street names, the first landowners, early estates, and Rosedales's principal architects." - dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A beautiful copy. Gift quality . Fine. 2000. First Edition.

$149.95

Time, The Weekly Newsmagazine (U.S. Edition),  January (Jan.) 17, 1938, Volume XXXI, Number 3 - Frank Lloyd Wright Cover Photo
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Time, The Weekly Newsmagazine (U.S. Edition), January (Jan.) 17, 1938, Volume XXXI, Number 3 - Frank Lloyd Wright Cover Photo

By Contributors, Multiple

USA: Time Inc. Magazine Company. Single Issue Magazine. Iconic issue featuring great color cover photo of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Also includes a marvelous photo-illustrated article about Wright entitled "Usonian Architect" which runs from page 29 to 32. Much additional great content but Mr. Wright is the star of this issue. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy. SWEENEY 454. . Good. 1938. First Edition.

$950.00

Arabella (Magazine) - Canadian Art, Architecture & Design, Volume 8, Issue 1, Spring Awakenings 2015
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Arabella (Magazine) - Canadian Art, Architecture & Design, Volume 8, Issue 1, Spring Awakenings 2015

By Usher, Debra: Editor in Chief

Canada: Arabella Design. Single Issue Magazine. 356 pages. Features: Valerie Butters; Hessam Abrishami; Architecture by Landry Design Group (including cover photo); Halin de Repentigny; Ivan Wheale; Anthony J. Batten; Alan Wylie; Tina Newlove; Blair T. Paul; Maya Eventov; Mike Svob; Landscaping; Kathryn Amisson; Don Li; Fireplaces; Olivia Beaumont; Vladimir Horik; and more. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. A nice copy of this gorgeous issue. . Very Good. 2015. First Edition.

$99.95

The Story of CPR (Canadian Pacific Railways) Roundhouses (Round Houses) in British Columbia
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The Story of CPR (Canadian Pacific Railways) Roundhouses (Round Houses) in British Columbia

By Brown, Gregg; Moore, Linda

British Columbia: Self-Published. Plastic Comb. Consists of two unpaginated parts bound in one cirlox-bound volume. Part 1 consists of 100 one-sided pages encompassing the textual component of the report, supplemented with occasional diagrams of roundhouse layouts and photocopies of photos. The report is divided into: Introduction; The Building, its Elements, Materials and Construction; Roundhouse Memorabilia; and Conclusions, plus a bibliography. The heart of the report lies in the Memorabilia section which provides historical and diagrammatic information about the roundhouses at North Bend, Revelstoke, Field, Cranbrook, Nelson, Trail, Penticton, Coquitlam, Vancouver, and Victoria. Part 2 consists of approximately 75 one-sided pages of black and white photocopied reproductions of photos of roundhouses from across British Columbia. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. Presumably most, if not all, the roundhouses documented here have since been demolished, thus this report, prepared by students of the UBC School of Architecture, serves as an important historical and architectural record. . Good. 1978. First Edition.

$299.95

Color Diagram of the Principal High Buildings of the Old World
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Color Diagram of the Principal High Buildings of the Old World

By Unknown, Artist

Rochester, NY: W.H. Stewart. Loose Leaf. This fascinating color illustration groups 78 of the old world's tallest structures ranging from the Porcelain Tower in Nankin, China to the second pyramid at Gheezeh. The highest structure included is the Washington Monument at 555 feet. Red tint indicates brick, pink indicates granite, purple indicates bronze, etc. Outer dimensions: 10.75" x 14.5". Light wear and soiling. Small chips from lower left corner. Provides a vivid contrast to today's much taller structures. . Very Good. 1889. First Edition Thus.

$99.95

East of These Golden Shores: Architecture of the Earlier Days in Contra Costa and Almeda Counties
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East of These Golden Shores: Architecture of the Earlier Days in Contra Costa and Almeda Counties

By Bohn, Dave

USA: Ross Valley Book Co. Paperback. 0912020148 128 pages. Footnotes. Bibliography. Generously illustrated with black and white reproductions of photos. The Junior League of Oakland spent five years compiling an inventory of pre-1917 structures in these counties. Of the more than 1,000 such buildings located, 125 are presented here. Unmarked with somewhat above-average wear. Binding intact. A sound reading copy of this pleasing reminiscence, one of only 2,500 paperback copies printed. . Fair. 1971. First Edition.

$49.95

Log Home Guide (Magazine) - For Builders and Buyers, Spring 1984 - Smokey Mountain Farmhouse
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Log Home Guide (Magazine) - For Builders and Buyers, Spring 1984 - Smokey Mountain Farmhouse

By Muir, Doris; Woods, Cindy; Walt, G.L.; al, Et

Canada: Muir Publishing. Single Issue Magazine. 80 pages. Features: Smokey Mountain Farmhouse; Country Charm, City Sophistication; Log Home Decor; Energy (2) - How does the log stack up?; Log houses and energy conservation; NALBA 2nd annual meeting and trade show; Dealer of the Year; and more. Few library markings. Above-average wear. Binding intact. A worthy reference copy. . Fair. 1984. First Edition.

$69.95

Palladio in Print: An Exhibition of Books from Queen's University Library and Private Collectors in Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Andrea Palladio
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Palladio in Print: An Exhibition of Books from Queen's University Library and Private Collectors in Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Andrea Palladio

By Pierre De La Ruffiniere Du Prey, with Portia Leggat

Canada: Pierre De La Ruffiniere Du Prey. Paperback. 1553391551 40 pages. Oblong 8.5" x 11". Select bibliography. Considerable text is generously illustrated, primarily in black and white. "An exhibition of books from Queen's University Library and private collectors in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the birth of Andrea Palladio." - subtitle. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy. . Very Good. 2008. First Edition.

$69.95

Vancouver's Heritage: Twenty-Two (22) Buildings and Two Historic Areas - 1 (One)
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Vancouver's Heritage: Twenty-Two (22) Buildings and Two Historic Areas - 1 (One)

By Oliver, Nancy; McClelland, Mike

Vancouver, B.C.: City of Vancouver, Planning Department. Plastic Comb. 52 pages. Prepared by the City Planning Department for the Vancouver Heritage Advisory Committee which has recommended to city council that these buildings and areas be designated as heritage sites. Each building/area is presented with address, written details, and black and white reproduction of photo. Buildings include the Court House, RCMP Building, Hudson's Bay Store, Glen Brae - Tait House, and Cenacle Retreat House, to name a few. The two areas are Chinatown and Gastown. Unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy. Bibliographic reference: Hale 3164 . Good. 1974. First Edition.

$69.95

Log Home Guide (Magazine) - For Builders and Buyers, Fall 1984, Vol. 7, No. 4 - The Scandinavian Log
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Log Home Guide (Magazine) - For Builders and Buyers, Fall 1984, Vol. 7, No. 4 - The Scandinavian Log

By Muir, Allan T.; Doherty, Sharon; al, et

Canada: Muir Publishing. Single Issue Magazine. 96 pages. Features: Visit to Sweden, Finland and Norway; Energy (4) - How does the log stack up?; Tess - A Heat-Storing Fireplace; The Heat Pump; How to Do it with Logs - How to Evaluate Log Building Information; and more. Few library markings. Above-average wear. Binding intact. A worthy reference copy. . Fair. 1984. First Edition.

$69.95

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