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image of Stevens Hotel - Michigan Boulevard, Seventh and Eighth Streets, Chicago, Illinois and Stevens Hotel Service Building, 725 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. I. Specifications for General Work. II. Specifications for Mechanical Work

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Two parts in one volume, 433 and 365 pp., regarding the construction of the Stevens Hotel and the Stevens Hotel Service Building, including "specifications for the materials and labor for the...Work required in the erection and completion of a 25-story, basement and sub-basement fireproof hotel building, located on Michigan Boulevard, extending from Seventh to Eighth Streets, and a 12-story,… Read more
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Berlin/Leipzig: Friedrich Ernst Hübsch, 1931. Small quarto (26.5 × 19.5 cm). Original linen boards, attractively printed in blue and black; dust wrapper; [7] leaves of text, [16] leaves of reproductions, and [10] leaves of ads. Boards very lightly rubbed; overall a very good copy. Published as part of the extensive series "Neue Werkkunst" (1925-1932), which contained illustrated monographs on… Read more
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image of Photographic Architectural Archive of the Butler Manufacturing Company, St. Louis, Missouri

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Collection of photographs of approximately 150 different businesses and associations in the St. Louis area and throughout Missouri and Illinois utilizing Butler rigid-frame pre-engineered buildings, including manufacturing, distributing, civic buildings, small businesses, bowling alleys, car manufacturers and dealerships, and bottling companies, organized alphabetically into two photo albums with alphabetized indices in the front of each album, most photographs identified… Read more
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image of Vestigi delle Antichita di Roma, Tivoli, Pozzuolo et Altri Luochi

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Elaborately engraved title and 50 additional engraved plates, printed recto only, showing finely worked and highly detailed views of Roman ruins still in existence in Rome, Tivoli, Pozzuolo and surrounding areas as of the 16th century, each print with detailed caption. Crease to title, minor old damp-staining, slight soiling and handling wear, small marginal tear to bottom of plate… Read more
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image of Dom, osiedle, mieszkanie: kwartalnik [Home, housing estate, cooperative apartment: a quarterly]. Group of seventeen early issues: 1929 (1, 6, 7); 1931 (4-8, 11-12); 1933 (2-5, 9-11)

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Warsaw: "Rój" (Drukarna Artystyczna and Drukarnia Techniczna Sp. Akc), 1929-1933. Octavos (ca. 22.5 × 16.3 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; ca. 32-64 pp. per issue. Numerous photographs and several pages of advertisements. Occasional light soil and wear to wrappers; a few issues with somewhat more significant wear, but overall about very good. Seventeen early issues (including two double issues)… Read more
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$9,500.00
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Profiles of Western Greek Mouldings

by Shoe, Lucy T.

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$850.00

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Two volumes: 191 pp. text volume with 20 reproductions from photographs, together with plate volume with secondary title page "Papers and Monographs of the American Academy in Rome, Volume XIV", comprising list of plates and 32 32 full-page plates displaying outlines of Greek moulding designs. Text volume: 8vo., cloth boards. Plate volume: loose as issued in red cardstock portfolio,… Read more
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image of Dokumentum: művészeti és társadalmi beszámoló [Document: artistic and social reports], nos. 1-5 (all published)

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Budapest, 1926-1927. Large octavos (24.5 × 17 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 52, 40, 36, 36, and 36 pp. Illustrated from photographs throughout. Good to very good copies of these fragile publications, with light wear to wrappers. Two issues with pencil ownership annotation to cover (see below). Complete run of the rare Hungarian avant-garde journal, published by Lajos Kassák… Read more
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image of Les Ruines de Paris, 1871, together with five views from "Insurrection de Paris, 1871."

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Photograph album containing a list of plates followed by 20 mounted photographic prints of buildings or locations which were presumably damaged during the defeat of the Commune, including the Tuileries, the Hôtel de Ville, Rue de Rivoli, and the Palais Royal. Oblong folio, images approx. 14.5 x 21.5 cm. Original publisher's gilt-lettered rose coth, recently rebacked. Boards toned along… Read more
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image of Description accompagnée des plans, coupes et élévations de plusieurs édifices remarquables, construit depuis le commencement de ce siècle à Saint-Pétersbourg, et dans quelques gouvernements de l'Empire de Russie, sur les dessins de Thomas de Thomon...architecte de S.M.l'Empereur de Russie et Roi de Pologne...professeur d'architectur e à l'Académie Impériale des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Pétersbourg (etc)

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Rare volume documenting the principal architectural works executed in Russia and present-day Ukraine between the years 1802 and 1805 by the French architect J.F. Thomas de Thomon, including the Imperial (Bolshoi) Theatre in St. Petersburg, a neo-classical stock exchange building also in St. Petersburg, a theatre in Odessa, a triumphal column in Poltava to commemorate Peter the Great's… Read more
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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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image of Divadlo Práce: studie divadelního prostoru [Theater of labor: studies in theater space]

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Prague: Jaroslav Kohoutek, 1938. Oblong quarto (14.7 × 21.4 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 53, [3] pp. Wrappers beginning to detach from text block, but still intact; overall about very good. First edition of this study of various aspects of modern theater design, with many examples of historic theatrical constructions, a bibliography, and illustrations showing views, plans, and measured… Read more
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image 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… Read more
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image 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… Read more
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image of Gruppirovki sovetskoi arkhitektury [Soviet architectural organisations]

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Moscow-Leningrad: OGIZ-IZOGIZ, 1932. Octavo (21 × 15 cm). Original illustrated wrappers; 133, [2] pp. Eleven photo-illustrations. Light discoloration to wrapper edges and chipping to spine; internally very good. Published at a critical moment in Soviet architecture, shortly after the project for the "Socialist reconstruction of Moscow" was announced by the Central Committee in 1931, this book by architectural… Read more
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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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image 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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image 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… Read more
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image of Rotondy na Ukraini [Rotundas in Ukraine].; Ukrain'ska arkhitektura [Ukrainian architecture, series title]

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Kyiv: self-published, 1929. Octavo (25.3 × 18 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers; 32 pp. With fifteen smaller illustrations in the text. Very good. Scarce offprint on rotundas in Ukraine, originally published in the scientific journal of the Historical Section of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Sichynskyi (1894-1962) was a Ukrainian architect, artist, publisher, and art historian, educated in… Read more
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$80.00
image of Vydaiushchiesia pamiatniki arkhitektury Uzbekistana [Outstanding architectural monuments of Uzbekistan]

Vydaiushchiesia pamiatniki arkhitektury Uzbekistana [Outstanding architectural monuments of Uzbekistan]

by Pugachenkova, Galina Anatol'evna and Lazar' Izrailevich Rempel'

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Tashkent: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo khudozhestvennoi literatury UzSSR, 1958. Quarto (26.7 × 21.3 cm). Publisher's embossed yellow buckram; 290, [2] pp. With 144 photographic reproductions, many of them full-page. Pinted on better paper stock. Lacks the original dust wrapper; else very good. Well-produced overview of rich heritage of Uzbek architectue, covering the most important archaeological sites , in Bukhara, Samarkand,… Read more
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image of Das Haus des Bürgers. I. Projekt 1. II. Projekt 2. III. Projekt 3. IV. Projekt 4. V. Projekt 5

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1905. Jochem. 5 volumes, each with a brief textual introduction (6, 3, 4, 4, 4 pp., respectively) prefacing a presentation of 54 total plates across the five booklets showing designs for five different private residences, each of which are excellent examples of the architectural applications of the Jugendstil style, including elevations, cross-sections, floor plans, and interior views of fine… Read more
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