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A VISION TAKES FORM: A GRAPHIC RECORD OF THE BUILDING OF THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE DURING STAGES ONE AND TWO BY ROBERT EMERSON CURTIS.

By Curtis, Robert Emerson.

Sydney, Australia: A.H. & A.W. Reed, (1967)., (1967).. Very good. - Quarto, 11-1/8 inches high by 10-3/4 inches wide. Tan cloth titled in gilt on the spine with a vignette in gilt on the front cover, in a color pictorial dust wrapper. The dust jacket is rubbed and stained with numerous chips and tears to the edges. 83 & [1] pages, with profuse textual illustrations and tipped-in color plates. Near fine in a good dust wrapper. <p>First edition.<p>Introduction by Professor H. Ingham Ashworth and an Historical Foreword by Roger Covell.

$20.00

ADOLF LOOS: A Private Portrait.
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ADOLF LOOS: A Private Portrait.

By Loos, Claire Beck.

Los Angeles, CA: DoppelHouse Press, (2011)., (2011).. Fine. - Octavo, gray cloth titled in gilt in a dust wrapper. The top corner of the front cover is lightly creased. 200 pages, Black-and-white illustrations. Near fine. <p>First edition in English, edited by Carrie Paterson.<p>Claire Beck Loos, a Czechoslovak writer and photographer, was the last wife of Adolf Loos.

$25.00

MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND OTHER WRITINGS.

By Teige, Karel.

(Los Angeles, CA): Getty Research Institute, (2000)., (2000).. Fine. - Small quarto [10 inches high by 7 inches wide], softcover bound in decorative green & black wrappers. [x], 367 & [4] pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. Near fine. <p>First edition.<p>A title in the series "Texts and Documents". Introduction by Jean-Louis Cohen. Translations by Irena Zantovska Murray and David Britt.

$35.00

RAYMOND ISIDORE DIT PICASSIETTE DE CHARTRES.
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RAYMOND ISIDORE DIT PICASSIETTE DE CHARTRES.

By Prevost, Claude.

Chene, (1977)., (1977).. Very good. - Small quarto [8 inches square], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers, The spine is slightly darkened with some minor soiling. [iv] pages, 1 black-and-white plate [architectural drawing] & 75 full-page color illustrations plus colophon. The covers are slightly bowed. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>The introduction is by Claude Prevost and the photographs by Clovis Prevost.<p>"La Maison Picassiette [in Chartres] is the extraordinary result of one man's work between 1938 and 1964. The monument he left behind is a house and garden covered with intricate mosaics of broken crockery, painting and sculpture. Much has been written to try to explain why Raymond Isidore, a middle-aged manual worker, produced such a beautiful, complicated, inspirational and mystifying environment from the house he had built for his family. Perhaps what is amazing is not just that he chose to devote himself to his project, but that he achieved so much. The scale and richness is awe-inspiring." [From the British mosaics site thejoyofshards].<p>The text is in French.

$30.00

L'ARCHITETTURA DELLE MACCHINE: IL RINASCIMENTO. A cura di Piero Giangaspro. Scritti di Dante Giacosa e Agnoldomenico Pica.

By (Giangaspro, Piero; Giacosa, Dante; and Pica, Agnoldomenico).

(Milan): Gabriele Mazzotta editore in collaborazione con FIAT spa, (1982)., (1982).. Very good. - Quarto, 13-1/2 inches high by 10 inches wide. Light gray boards with an elaborate illustration on the front cover. The covers are slightly soiled and rubbed. 157 pages plus the colophon, with profuse full-page black & white illustrations of structures, machines and mechanical devices throughout. Very good. <p>Originally published in 1536.<p>The text is in Italian.

$35.00

WOODEN CHURCHES: TRAVELLING IN THE RUSSIAN NORTH.
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WOODEN CHURCHES: TRAVELLING IN THE RUSSIAN NORTH.

By Davies, Richard; and Moreton, Matilda.

(London): White Sea, (2011)., (2011).. Very good. - Quarto, 12-1/8 inches high by 10-1/4 inches wide. Light gray cloth titled in gilt on the spine and in blind on the front cover, in a color illustrated white dust wrapper. The dust jacket is very slightly soiled with 2 light indentations to the jacket's spine. The bottom front corners of the covers and jacket are lightly bumped. 256 pages, with profuse color illustrations of Richard Davies' photographs. Near fine. <p>First edition.<p>RARE in commerce.<p>Photographer Richard Davies and writer Matilda Moreton traveled thousands of miles through Northern Russia, tracking down and documenting the few survivors of what were once thousands of onion-domed churches built in the period following Prince Vladimir's conversion to Christianity in 988.

$895.00

ARCHITECTURE OF TRUTH: The Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronnet in Provence.

By Heppenstall, Rayner; Le Corbusier.

New York: George Braziller, (1957)., (1957).. Good. - Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], cream buckram. The tail of the spine is chipped & frayed with a tiny stain and the top corner of the rear cover is frayed. xix & 164 pages. Numerous black-and-white photographic illustrations by Lucien Herve. There is an owner's ink name on the front endpaper & the book is lightly cracked at the half-title. The gutters are slightly darkened. Good. <p>First American edition.<p>"Photographed by Lucien Herve and arranged with quotations and notes by Francois Cali. With a Text by Rayner Heppenstall and a Preface by Le Corbusier.

$15.00

KUNSTLERHAUSER: Ateliers und Lebensraume beruhmter Maler under Bildhauer.

By (Bednorz, Achim). Plachta, Bodo.

(Stuttgart): Reclam, (2014)., (2014).. Very good. - Quarto [11-1/2 inches high by 9-1/8 inches wide], gray boards in a dust wrapper. The bottom corner of the front cover is bumped & there is a small crease to its front edge. 287 pages plus colophon. Profusely illustrated in color. Very good in a fine dust wrapper. <p>A book about painters' and sculptors' studios and living spaces.<p>The text is in German.

$45.00

CESKY FUNKCIONALISMUS 1920-1940.
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CESKY FUNKCIONALISMUS 1920-1940.

By (Urbanek, Gabriel). Rous, Jan.

Praze: Umelecko Prumyslove Muzeum, [1978]., [1978].. Good. - Small quarto [9-1/2 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], softcover bound in decorative tan, red & black wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped with the spine slightly faded. Illustrated in black & white. The front endpaper is partially detached & the bottom page corners are slightly bumped. Good. <p>The text is by Jan Rous and the photographs are by Gabriel Urbanek.

$35.00

GUSTAV PEICHL: A Viennese Architect.
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GUSTAV PEICHL: A Viennese Architect.

By Steiner, Dietmar.

(Berlin): Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, (1993)., (1993).. Good. - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 10 inches wide], black cloth in a dust wrapper. There is light spotting to the binding & the bottom corner of the front cover is bumped. The rear panel of the dust jacket is lightly rubbed & the bottom corner of its front panel is creased. 191 & [1] pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white with photographic illustrations and drawings. The contents are very good. Good in a very good dust wrapper. <p>Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same title shown at the Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien. With an essay by Dietmar Steiner.<p>The text is in German with an English translation.

$20.00

SLOWAKISCHE ARCHITEKTUR UND DIE TSCHECHISCHE AVANTGARDE 1918-1939.

By Foltyn, Ladislav.

Dresden: Verlag der Kunst, (1991)., (1991).. Fine. - Quarto [10-3/4 inches high by 9-1/2 inches wide], light gray buckram in a dust wrapper. 235 & [1] pages. Profuse photographic illustrations & architectural drawings in black & white. Fine. <p>The text is in German.

$35.00

M0DERN ARCHITECTURE.

By Dostal, Oldrich; Pechar, Josef; Prochazka, Vitezslav.

Praha: Obelisk, 1970., 1970.. Good. - Quarto [10-3/4 inches high by 9 inches wide], off-white cloth decorated with red & blue bars in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with some very light foxing. The bottom edges of the covers and the head & tail of the spine are slightly darkened. The extremities of the dust jacket are darkened & chipped with 2 pieces out of its bottom edge. 259 & [1] pages. Profusely illustrated in black & white with photographic illustrations & architectural drawings. The text pages & blanks are darkened. Good in a fair dust wrapper. <p>The text, including the title, is printed in Czech, Russian, German, English, French and Italian

$75.00

WHITE TOWERS.

By Hirshorn, Paul; and Izenour, Steven.

Cambridge, MA and London, U.K.: MIT Press, (2007)., (2007).. Very good. - Small quarto [9-1/4 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], black cloth in a dust wrapper. There is a small area of light rubbing to the rear cover. There is minor soiling to the spine of the dust jacket. x, [1] leaf, 189 & [1] pages. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Near fine. <p>With a new preface by Paul Hirshorn.<p>"The photographs in this classic book not only trace the evolution of a restaurant chain, they record an iconography of a part of the American built environment that no longer exists." [From the dust wrapper copy].

$20.00

THE PLAN OF ST GALL IN BRIEF.
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THE PLAN OF ST GALL IN BRIEF.

By Price, Lorna.

Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1982., 1982.. Very good. - Folio, 14-1/4 inches high by 11-1/4 inches wide. Cream buckram titled in gilt within a burgundy strip on the spine, in a printed cream dust wrapper. The dust jacket is slightly soiled and its spine and edges are darkened. There are creases to the inner front flap of the jacket and to the top corners of the front and rear panels. xii & 99 pages plus the colophon, profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>The work is subtitled: "An overview based on the 3-volume work by Walter Horn and Ernest Born including selected facsimile illustrations in color and black and white, and also a Note on Architectural Scale Models, with illustrations in color of the Reconstruction Scale Model of the Monastery of the Plan of St Gall, as interpreted by Horn and Born, and crafted in basswood by Carl Bertil Lund."

$35.00

200 YEARS OF AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING.

By Gebhard, David; and Nevins, Deborah.

NY: Watson-Guptill Publications, (1977)., (1977).. Very good. - Quarto, blue cloth titled in silver on spine & front cover, in dw. The covers are lightly bumped with the top & bottom edges very slightly faded. There is a light stain to the dw front panel. 301 & [5] pp. Profuse B&W illustrations. Very good. <p>First edition.<p> "Drawings and Intent in American Architecture" by David Gebhard. Commentaries on the Drawings by Deborah Nevins.<p>Published for The Architectural of League of New York and The American Federation of Arts. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in.

$20.00

CARLO MARCELLINI: Accademico "Spiantato" nella cultura fiorentina tardo-barocca.

By (Marcellini, Carlo; 1643-1713). Visona, Mara.

(Ospedaletto [Italy]): Pacini Editore: (1990).. (1990).. Very good. - Quarto [10-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed white wrappers in a pictorial dust wrapper. The top edge of the dust jacket is lightly creased with a few tiny chips & its rear panel is lightly rubbed. 166 & [2] pages plus 10 color illustrations and 114 in black & white, & colophon. Very good. <p>The text is in Italian.

$20.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY PAUL FRANKL CONCERNING HIS EARLIER STATEMENTS REGARDING PETER HEMMEL AND THE WINDOWS OF WALBOURG IN ALSACE.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY PAUL FRANKL CONCERNING HIS EARLIER STATEMENTS REGARDING PETER HEMMEL AND THE WINDOWS OF WALBOURG IN ALSACE.

By Frankl, Paul. (1878-1962). Influential art historian and important architectural analyst

Princeton, NJ: Dec. 5. 1951.. 1951.. Very good. - Quarto. 63 words penned on a sheet of cream stock, approximately 10-1/2 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide, with his address stamped in the top left corner. Signed "Paul Frankl". The top edge of the letter is slightly roughed & there is some light creasing to its bottom edge. Folded 3 times for mailing. Together with the stamped addressed mailing envelope. Very good. Frankl writes to a Mrs. C. W. Mortimer, sending her a reprint of one of his articles. "Reading again what I wrote eight years ago I find that I changed my opinion on one point. Hemmel had no part in the windows of Walbourg in Alsace (p. 157). This is a detail interesting only a very small group of specialists, but I want to confess that I was mistaken...." Paul Frankl [1878-1962] was an Austro-Hungarian-born art historian. He is best known for his discussions of architectural principles and history, which he organized within a Gestalt-oriented framework. After training as an architect he studied philosophy, history and art history in Munich under Heinrich Wolfflin and Berthold Riehl. In 1934 the Nazis terminated his position as a professor at Halle University and he moved to the United States that same year. In 1939 he obtained a position as art historian at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton University. He received a tenured appointment in 1949, which he held until his death.

$75.00

CHARLES BAILLAIRGE: ARCHITECT & ENGINEER
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CHARLES BAILLAIRGE: ARCHITECT & ENGINEER

By (Baillairge, Charles). Cameron, Christina

Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1989.. 1989.. Very good. - Small quarto [10-3/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. xxvi, [1] leaf & 201 pages plus 8 pages of color illustrations, including 2 double-page. Also with numerous black-and white illustrations. Near fine. <p>First edition.

$10.00

A VIEW FROM THE CAMPIDOGLIO: Selected Essays 1953-1984

By Venturi, Robert; and Brown, Denise Scott

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1984).. (1984).. Very good. - Small oblong quarto [8-5/8 inches high by 10 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is slightly bumped & rubbed and the spine & the adjacent edges of the wraps are faded. 154 & [2] pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. Very good. <p>Edited by Peter Arnell, Ted Bickford and Catherine Bergart.

$10.00

COMPREHENSIVE CITY PLAN: SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI

By Russell, E.J.; Chairman, City Plan Commission; Bartholomew, Harland; Engineer

Saint Louis, MO: City Plan Commission, (1947).. (1947).. Good. - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 9 inches wide]. The contents are bound with a blue plastic binder into cream textured paper covered boards with a vignette in blue on the front board. The binding is bumped & soiled with the paper chipped at the corners. The boards are slightly bowed. x, [1] leaf & 75 pages plus colophon. Illustrated in color and black & white with full-page illustrations and plates, including folding plates [maps & plans]. Also, folded in a pocket at the rear, there is a splendid Comprehensive City Plan of Saint Louis, Missouri, 32 inches high by 60 inches wide, in shades of orange, yellow and brown. There are 3 short tears to this plan at the folds. The corners & front edges of a number of pages are lightly bumped. From the library of the New York Regional Plan Association with a small label on the front board, a bookplate on the front pastedown, 2 library stamps on the front endpaper & 2 in the rear and a library pocket on the rear pastedown. A label has been removed from the rear pastedown, leaving some paper remnants & rubbing away part of the surface. Good.

$95.00

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