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image of Zabriskie Point (Original photograph of Daria Halprin from the 1970 film)

Zabriskie Point (Original photograph of Daria Halprin from the 1970 film)

by Antonioni, Michelangelo (director, screenwriter); Bruce Davidson (still photographer); Franco Rossetti, Sam Shepard, Tonino Guerra, Clare Peploe (screenwriters); Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin, Bill Garaway, Kathleen Cleaver (starr

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Published
1970
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$450.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1970. Vintage studio still photograph, with wide horizontal margins, of Daria Halprin, seemingly trapped in the middle of a mid-century modern glass vestibule, from the 1970 film. Mimeo snipe on the verso. Antonioni's great American experiment, and the only film the director ever made in the United States, written for the screen by… Read more
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$450.00
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The Fountainhead (Three original photographs of Patricia Neal on the set of the 1949 film)

by Vidor, King (director); Ayn Rand (novel, screenwriter); Jack Woods (still photographer); Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey (starring)

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Published
1949
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$975.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1949. Three vintage photographs of Patricia Neal applying makeup on the set of the 1949 film. Adapted to the screen by Ayn Rand from her novel, one of only three screenplays she wrote during her brief tenure in Hollywood. In approaching the film adaptation of Rand's iconoclastic work, King Vidor dispensed… Read more
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$975.00
image of Olympia Photoplays (Original photograph of New Haven's Olympia Theatre)

Olympia Photoplays (Original photograph of New Haven's Olympia Theatre)

by Olympia Theatre (subject); Vincent Studios (photographer)

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Published
1925
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1925. Vintage double weight photograph of New Haven's Olympia Theatre, circa 1925 with "Vincent Studio" in print on lower right. The Olympia Theatre, located at 140-144 Temple Street in New Haven, Connecticut, opened on September 13, 1915, seated 2,373 and was equipped with a Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ. It changed its name when purchased by Paramount Studios… Read more
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$300.00
image of Original photograph of Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, 1985

Original photograph of Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, 1985

by Vladimirov Javacheff, Christo (subject) Wolfgang Volz (photographer)

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Published
1985
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$675.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1985. Vintage borderless photograph of Christo Vladimirov Javacheff in his studio, New York City, 1985. Snipe, agency and photographer's stamps, and holograph annotations on the verso. Christo Vladdimirov Javacheff and his wife Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon worked together on environmental artworks for nearly 50 years. Christo is pictured here in front of preliminary sketches of their… Read more
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$675.00
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Brooklyn Bridge (Original poster for the 1981 film documentary)

by Burns, Ken (director); David McCullough (author, narrator)

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$350.00

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Vintage US poster for the 1981 documentary film. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. A compelling history of the great bridge that includes interviews with personalities such as New York Times architectural critic Paul Goldberger, playwright Arthur Miller, and Frank Sinatra. Narrated by historian David McCullough who wrote the nonfiction book the film was… Read more
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$350.00
image of Archive of 15 photographs documenting the moving of Heinz House

Archive of 15 photographs documenting the moving of Heinz House

by [Ford, Herny; Henry J. Heinz]

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Published
1954
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1954. Archive of 15 photographs documenting the deconstruction, transportation, and reconstruction of the Heinz House during 1952-1954, after it was purchased by the Henry Ford Museum and added to museum's Greenfield Village. Twelve of the photographs with the stamp of the Henry Ford Museum on the verso, the remaining three with the stamp of the Heinz Company.… Read more
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$450.00
image of Portfolio of Spanish interior designer Vicente Melio Alfonso (Collection of photos, renderings, and theater programs)

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Spain: N.p., 1961. Archive of 44 black and white vintage photographs, 21 photographic duplications of artistic renderings, one invitation, and three programs for the openings of various buildings whose interiors were designed by Valencia-based interior designer Vicente Melio Alfonso during Francisco Franco's fascist Spanish regime. This archive largely illustrates his work on two theaters: the Cine Imperial… Read more
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$1,350.00
image of Ohrbach's department store in Los Angeles, circa early 1950s (Two original design photographs)

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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Two vintage black and white photographs advertising the legendary Ohrbach's department store in the Wilshire Prudential Insurance Company building (today home of the Screen Actors Guild). An strong example the apex of its mid-century design in Los Angeles. Stamped on the verso by Woro Studio, the agency who shot and struck the photographs for the store's… Read more
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$675.00
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The Stones of Venice (Second Edition, three volumes)

by Ruskin, John

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Published
1867
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$850.00

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London: Smith, Elder and Comapny, 1867. Second Edition. Three volumes. Set belonging to US Army General, White House Staff Secretary, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Andrew Goodpaster, with a presentation bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. Very Good plus. Rebound in full leather, with marbled endpapers, raised bands, gilt page edges, lettering, design, and… Read more
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$850.00
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The Bridge (First Edition)

by Talese, Gay; Bruce Davidson (photographs); Lili Rethi (illustrations)

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Published
1964
Edition
First Edition
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$95.00

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New York: Harper and Row, 1964. First Edition. First Edition. A multipart account of the building of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket with light toning and a few short closed tears.
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image of Archive of 14 original photographs of movie theater marquees, circa 1930s

Archive of 14 original photographs of movie theater marquees, circa 1930s

by Thamm, Jack

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Published
1931
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$2,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1931. Archive of 14 vintage photographs of movie theaters circa 1931. Each with a holograph pencil notation on the verso identifying the theater and city. Three photographs with the photographer's stamp bearing his name and Reading, PA address on the verso. Films by Warner Brothers, Fox, Columbia, Paramount, and RKO are represented in the archive. … Read more
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$2,500.00
image of Louisa (Original screenplay for the 1950 film)

Louisa (Original screenplay for the 1950 film)

by Hall, Alexander (director); Roberts, Stanley (screenwriter); Ronald Reagan, Charles Coburn (starring)

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Published
1949
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$275.00

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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1949. Final Shooting script for the 1950 film "Louisa," here seen on the title page under its original title "I Love Louisa," which is crossed through in pencil and replaced with "Louisa" written above in black holograph ink. A light comedy about a charismatic older woman who comes to live with her… Read more
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$275.00
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Changing New York (First Edition)

by Abbott, Berenice

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1939
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$4,750.00

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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. A very nice copy of an important title, probably the premiere monograph of New York images, predicting the series ideas of Ruscha and many others. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Corners lightly bumped, a little soiling to the boards. Jacket has three small internal… Read more
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$4,750.00
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Florence: The City and Its Architecture (First Edition)

by Goy, Richard

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2002
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780714839110
Item Price
$950.00

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London: Phaidon Press, 2002. First Edition. First Edition. An attractive, comprehensive account of the urban history of Florence, including its art and architecture. Just about Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. A tight, clean copy with just a hint of bumping at the spine. Jacket has a half inch snag to the crown, else… Read more
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S, M, L, XL [Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large] (First Edition, inscribed by Koolhaas in January 1996)

by Koolhaas, Rem and Bruce Mau

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Published
1995
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781885254016
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$975.00

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New York: The Monacelli Press, 1995. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Rem Koolhaas on the title page, in the year after publication: "To Rochelle / Rem Koolhaas / 1-2-96." Koolhaas' magnum opus, a profusely illustrated guide to his process. Conceptual in its design and execution, much like the architect's work. Near Fine, with only the… Read more
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$975.00
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Joseph Gandy: An Architectural Visionary in Georgian England (First Edition)

by [Gandy, Joseph] Lukacher, Brian

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Published
2006
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780500342213
Item Price
$35.00

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New York: Thames and Hudson, 2006. First Edition. First Edition. Crown lightly bumped, affecting both book and jacket, else Fine and unread in a just about Fine dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with both black and white and color reproductions.
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image of Le Bas-Relief du musee des colonies (First Edition, inscribed by Janniot and the principal architects and designers of Rockefeller Center)

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Paris: Librairie d'art Louis Reynaud, 1931. Small folio. Portfolio by Alfred Janniot, INSCRIBED by Janniot on the title page. Additionally, an inscription on the front pastedown to John Amore is signed by six of the architects of Rockefeller Center and two of its most important contributing artists. The architects who have signed include John R. Todd, L. Andrew Reinhardt,… Read more
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$9,500.00
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Palladian Style (Softcover)

by Parissien, Steven

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Published
2000
ISBN
9780714840260
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$25.00

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London: Phaidon, 2000. First printing of this edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
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$25.00
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20 Houses By Twenty Architects (Softcover)

by Daguerre, Mercedes

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Published
2005
ISBN
9781904313359
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$25.00

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Milan: Electa, 2005. Later printing. First published in English by Electa in 2003. Near Fine in obling self wrappers. Light rubbing to the corners, else Fine.
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$25.00
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Wiel Arets: Works and Projects (First Edition)

by Faiferri, Massimo (editor)

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Published
2004
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781904313267
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$25.00

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Milan: Electa, 2004. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light bumbing to spine crown and corners of both book and Jacket. Jacket is mildly tonesed along the edges. 265 pages, numerous illustrations both color and architectural drawings.
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