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by Cervantes, Miguel

Perspecta 16

Perspecta 16

by Train, Kirk; David Spiker; Robert Jensen (editors)

New Haven: The Yale Architectural Journal, 1980. Softbound. VG, ex-lib. with spine tag and stamps, text block stamp.. Dark gray wraps, approx. 150 pp, profuse BW illustrations including several fold outs and one large poster. A series of papers on architecture edited and published by students at Yale School of Architecture. This issue contains contributions by: Vincent Scully, James Stirling, David Spiker and Kirk Train, Michael Dennis, Alexander Garvin, Jerry Thompson, Cesar Pelli (interview), Fred... Read more
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$35.00
The Note-Book and Account Book of Nicholas Stone" (contained in 7th Annual Volume of the Walpole Society, 1918-1919)

The Note-Book and Account Book of Nicholas Stone" (contained in 7th Annual Volume of the Walpole Society, 1918-1919)

by Spiers, Walter Lewis

Oxford, England: The Walpole Society, 1919. Hardcover. Good only, with wear and minor chipping to front cover, typically flimsy, minor dampstaining to top of text block near spine. Blue boards. 200 pp. 50 mostly bw plates. The Walpole Society was founded in April, 1911, to promote the study of British art history. This volume was edited by A.J. Finberg. Contains much additional biographical information on Stone, his family, monuments erected to him, and a reproduction of his will. Issued only to... Read more
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$130.00
A BOOK OF ARCHITECTURAL AND DECORATIVE DRAWINGS

A BOOK OF ARCHITECTURAL AND DECORATIVE DRAWINGS

by Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor

New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Company, 1924. Second printing. Hardbound. VG- (light shelfwear to boards, bookplate of previous owner inside front cover, light age toning but pages are otherwise clean and clear). Oversized, printed paper-covered boards. 104 (29) pp with bw frontis, numerous bw plates, and with bw illustrations peppered throughout text. Revised and expanded edition after the 1914 1st edition. Hundreds of photogravures of Goodhue's art and architecture from all around the... Read more
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$200.00
American Competitions Published by the T Square Club 1907 [and] American Competitions Published by the T Square Club 1908

American Competitions Published by the T Square Club 1907 [and] American Competitions Published by the T Square Club 1908

by LACEY, Adin Benedict

Philadelphia: The T Square Club, 1908. Hardcover. Very Good. First editions. Two volumes. Folios. Approximately 12" x 14". Original half red morocco gilt and cloth. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, and perforations on the plates, some rubbing, else very good. Copies number 270 and 226 respectively of 750 numbered copies. Drawings, elevations, etc. for architectural competitions. Handsome set.
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$650.00
Las Catedrales del Nuevo Mundo

Las Catedrales del Nuevo Mundo

by Palacio, Pedro Navascues

Madrid: Ediciones El Viso, 2000. Hardcover. VG/VG- wear to corners of dust jacket, including a small tear at the bottom. also some light rubbing and edgewear to dj.. Grey boards with brown stamped lettering. Glossy color-photographic dust jacket with white lettering on front and black lettering on spine. 259 pp. Color illustrations. Text in Spanish. Includes bibliographical references.
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$150.00
Measured Drawings of Some Colonial and Georgian Houses by Donald Millar

Measured Drawings of Some Colonial and Georgian Houses by Donald Millar

by Millar, Donald

New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co, 1915. Hardcover. VG+ with the meakest of bumping to the corners.. Brown cloth spine with no title, printed lighter brown paper covered boards with printed title. Introduction consists of a listing of the houses included, followed by a two-page listing of the 80 drawings. Measures 17.625" x 12.5" Volume 1 of what would eventually be three volumes. This volume contains 80 plates and features the following houses after the Preface (which is dated November 1915)... Read more
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$150.00
Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour at Acadia Summer Arts Program

Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour at Acadia Summer Arts Program

by Stroud, Marion Boulton and Kathryn Bloom Hiesinger

Mount Desert Island: Acadia Summer Arts Program, 2010. Hardcover. VG. BW patterned silky cloth (think cowhide), matching flyleaves, 124 pp., many color illus. Presents the design and building work done by these American architects -- co-authors of "Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form" -- at this art-related site along the rocky coast of Maine. Much fun!
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$30.00
And On The Eighth Day : The Last Word On City Planning and Planners, by Hedman and Bair

And On The Eighth Day : The Last Word On City Planning and Planners, by Hedman and Bair

by Richard Hedman and Fred Bair Jr

Philadelphia, PA: Falcon Press, 1961. Hardcover. Good. Glue has dried somewhat creating the probability that pages will come loose. Someone has crafted a whimsical drawing on the ffep as part of their gift inscription to a previous owner.. Printed Boards. Appx. 71 pp., chiefly illustrated with bw drawings. A scarce first edition.
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$110.00
Birch's Views of Philadelphia: A Reduced Facsimile of The City of Philadelphia...as it appeared in the Year 1800 (With Photographs of the Sites in 1960 & 1982)

Birch's Views of Philadelphia: A Reduced Facsimile of The City of Philadelphia...as it appeared in the Year 1800 (With Photographs of the Sites in 1960 & 1982)

by Teitelman, S. Robert

Philadelphia, PA: The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1982. Hardcover. VG (corners bumped, small faded spot to top front corner of board, inscribed and signed by author on ffep). Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, red title block on front cover with gilt lettering; marbled end pages; Unpaginated. 29 color plates, numerous bw photos. "Praised by collectors and historians alike, 'Birch's Views,' as an eighteenth-century record of an American city, is incomparable. ... Teitelman's photographs provide a... Read more
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$35.00
A Historical Treatise On Early Builders' Marks

A Historical Treatise On Early Builders' Marks

by Fort, George F

Philadelphia, Pa: McCalla & Stavely, 1885. Hardcover. Good+ (rubbed edge-wear; corners rubbed & curled. smudges, marks & stain spot to covers. small, dark spot to upper textblock w/ occasional remnants to pg edges. front endpaper & title pg adhered at center w/ worn, paper patch from previous attempt to separate. neat, small previous owners name to title pg). dark red boards w/ white, black printed label. 148 pgs w/ 9 bw plates. Chips to the lower edges of pages 59-66. Pages moderately tanned with... Read more
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$110.00
Concrete Country Residences: Photographs and Floor Plans of Turn-of-the-Century Homes

Concrete Country Residences: Photographs and Floor Plans of Turn-of-the-Century Homes

by Atlas Portland Cement Company

Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 2003. Softcover. Nice, clean, tight copy but with a slight bend to top outer corner; lavish signature of former owner (architect) on ffep. Glossy maroon card wraps with sepia photos and pale yellow lettering. 168 pp. with bw images throughout. A Dover unabridged republication of the third edition of the work originally published by The Atlas Portland Cement Company in 1908 (first edition published in 1906). With an introductory essay. Over 100 residences are... Read more
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$50.00
Spectacular Vernacular: The Adobe Tradition

Spectacular Vernacular: The Adobe Tradition

by Bourgeois, Jean-Louis et al

New York, NY: Aperture Foundation, Inc, 1996. Softcover. VG- (Page margins are tanning lightly; this copy is WARMLY INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR to American artist Will Barnet and his wife Elena on the first page.). Orange and color illus. wraps, 196 pp., color illus. "Celebrates the beauty, variety, and efficiency of traditional adobe architecture in West Africa, Southwest Asia, and the American Southwest. In the severe desert climates of these areas, centuries of working with mud in the construction of homes,... Read more
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$85.00
Designs for American Homes

Designs for American Homes

by OUTWATER, H.G

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1926. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Reprint. Quarto. 133pp. Illustrated with plans and line drawings. Fine in very slightly dust soiled, dustwrapper, else fine. Scarce in jacket.
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$100.00
Architecture and the Phenomena of Transition

Architecture and the Phenomena of Transition

by Giedion, Sigfried

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1971. Hardbound. VG-. ex-library w/ embossed stamp to title pg & pg 245. bumped & creased to lower corner edge. shelf-wear/scuffing & foxing to textblock edges. dustjacket spine top chipped; rubbing to corners; scratches & scuffs.. light brown boards w/ black spine printing. 311 pgs w/ bw illustrations; select color. glossy illustrated & brown dustjacket. Page edges toned and with instances of light foxing. Pages clean.
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$30.00
Louis Henry Sullivan

Louis Henry Sullivan

by Manieri-Elia, Mario

New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996. Hardcover. VG/VG-, dj has bumping and small tear top spine.. Pictorial dj; black cloth covers, silver gilt lettering. 188 pages : illustrations (some color), plans. Louis Henry Sullivan, author of the maxim "form follows function," is one of the best known and most important American architects of the nineteenth century. A mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, he was a pioneer of the Chicago School and the tall office building. Famous for the elegance and... Read more
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$40.00
Emerging Form in Architecture: Conversations with Lev Zetlin

Emerging Form in Architecture: Conversations with Lev Zetlin

by Wilson, Forrest

Boston: Cahners Books, 1975. Hardcover. Good+ (foxing spots to outer edges, small tears in bj, tanning to inside front, interior tight). Brown cloth covered boards with gilt letting on spine, illustrated dust jacket, 222 (1) pp, profusely illustrated in bw illustrations. This book represents a decade-long effort to describe the work of one of the world's greatest design engineers. -dj.
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$30.00
The Story of the House; Being Some Suggestions in Brickwork From the Catalogue of O.W. Ketcham

The Story of the House; Being Some Suggestions in Brickwork From the Catalogue of O.W. Ketcham

by Ketcham, Orman Wesley and Henry Loomis Curtis

Philadelphia: E. Stern and Co., Inc, 1899. Hardcover. Good (soiling and overall wear to covers, light foxing spots, pages are otherwise clean and clear). Bound in half tan paper and green cloth boards, bw illustration with red lettering on front cover; title page has red and black illustration and printing, 7 preliminary leaves, 53 pp. bw illustrations. Illustrated and arranged by Henry Loomis Curtis, with quotations culled from various sources. Plates mae by the photo chromotype engraving co.
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$80.00
Valenciana (Guanajuato, Mexico)

Valenciana (Guanajuato, Mexico)

by Cortes, Antonio

Mexico: Ediciones Cortes, 1933. Softcover. Good+ (missing mounted illustration on front cover, light wear and chipping to wraps, pages are clean and clear, title half page is loose). Tan wraps with burgundy lettering and illustration; color illustrated title half page;color frontispiece, 99 pp with bw and color illustrations. Text is in Spanish. Divided into 4 sections: Templo de San Cayetano en Valenciana, impresión de arte y descripciones -- Notas sobre la mina de La Valenciana -- Noticias... Read more
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$60.00
The First American Art Academy, Reprinted from Lippincott's Magazine

The First American Art Academy, Reprinted from Lippincott's Magazine

Philadelphia: Lippincott's Press, 1872. Original Edition, not a reprint. Paperback. Good- with back cover missing and front cover loose. Upper outer corner of front cover has been cleanly cut off. Contents nice and clean but for a pencil notation on page 39 and ink stamp on title page from the J.D. Smillie Collection. Potentially missing 1 additional plate and 2 plans (according to WorldCat), but where they were inserted isn't obvious.. Pale blue wraps with black lettering. 39, [3] pp. with bw frontis... Read more
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$45.00
The Henry Clay Frick Houses: Architecture, Interiors, Landscapes in the Golden Era

The Henry Clay Frick Houses: Architecture, Interiors, Landscapes in the Golden Era

by Sanger, Martha Frick Symington

New York, New York: The Monacelli Press, 2001. Hardcover. VG-/VG- (ex-library with labels and stamps on spine, block, inside front and rear covers and title page verso. Binding is tight and pages are otherwise clean and clear.). Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering; BW pictorial dj.; xiv, 295 pp.; Profusely illustrated with bw photography. An in-depth look at the various homes of Henry Clay Frick, based on previously unpublished archives of photos, documents, and letters of the Frick family.... Read more
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$55.00
Robert A.M. Stern, Selected Works (Architectural Monographs No 17)

Robert A.M. Stern, Selected Works (Architectural Monographs No 17)

by Stern, Robert A.M

London/New York: Academy Editions / St. Martin's Press, 1991. Hardcover. VG/VG (light foxing to upper block, pages are otherwise very clean). Black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, glossy black dust jacket with color illustration on front cover, white lettering, 144 pp, richly illustrated in bw and color. Robert Stern's work as an architect is indivisible from his abiding concern with history and historical style, and he is seen as one the originators and key theorists of post-modernism. The... Read more
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$40.00
Architectural Terra Cotta: Brochure Series. Volume Four, The Bank

Architectural Terra Cotta: Brochure Series. Volume Four, The Bank

by National Terra Cotta Society

New York: National Terra Cotta Society, 1914. Softcover. VG (light scuffing to wraps, pages are clean and clear). Tan wraps with brown lettering and color illustration on front cover, bw illustrated frontispiece, 36 pp; bw illustrations. This is Volume 4 of a 5 volume set.
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$70.00
The houses of McKim, Mead & White

The houses of McKim, Mead & White

by White, Samuel G

New York: Rizzoli, 1998. Hardcover. VG (slight spine lean; textblock & pgs firm/intact. light scuffs to boards. dustjacket has light edge-wear; lower spine has rubbing & adhesive residue). Pictorial dj; mulberry cloth covers w/ gilt lettering. 252 pages w/ primarily color illustrations. With nearly one thousand commissions executed between 1879 and 1912, McKim, Mead & White was the architectural firm of choice of the most prestigious projects of the era, including the redesign of the White House and... Read more
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$50.00
The Architecture of Frank Furness

The Architecture of Frank Furness

by O'Gorman, James F

Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1973. Softcover. VG (copy may have sticker residue on front cover). White and color pictorial wraps with black lettering on cover and spine. 215 pp. Profusely illustrated in bw with several color illustrations. Organized by James O'Gorman. Includes extensive essay about O'Gorman's works, as well as lavish illustrations.
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$30.00
North Shore Long Island Country Houses 1890-1950

North Shore Long Island Country Houses 1890-1950

by Mateyunas, Paul J

New York: Acanthus Press, 2007. First. Hardcover. VG+/VG+(Boards are near perfect; DJ shows light shelfwear and some minor discoloration on back cover; pages are clean and bright; text block is solid). Maroon cloth/boards. Gold spine lettering. Yellow and maroon illustrated DJ with bw cover photo and black lettering. 368 pp. with bw photos and architectural diagrams throughout. A beautiful book of days gone by. "Nearly one thousand grand estates once graced the North Shore's miles of glacier-carved... Read more
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$125.00