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The Big Red Fez How To Make Any Web Site Better

The Big Red Fez How To Make Any Web Site Better

by Seth Godin

Excellent super clean copy YOUR WEB SITE IS COSTING YOU MONEY - FILLED WITH SIMPLE MISTAKES Turning OFF VISITORS before they HAVE A chance TO become customers. According to marketing guru Seth Godin, a web site visitor is a lot like a monkey looking for one thing: a banana. If that banana isn't easy to see and easy to get, your visitor is gone with a quick click on the "Back" button. Soft cover book in very good condition, covers are in very good condition maintaining their original glossy... Read more
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$11.99
Technical Data on Doughlas Fir Plywood for Engineers and Architects

Technical Data on Doughlas Fir Plywood for Engineers and Architects

by Douglas Fir Plywood Assn

Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to, some soiling to covers, 3 studs in covers, illustrations, photos, statistics, formulas, etc.
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$14.67
Adam Style

Adam Style

by Steven Parissien

The Preservation Press | National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New/Like New. Illustrated with photographs. Black cloth boards titled in gold on spine. Illustrated end sheets, wallpaper of 1775. Color frontispiece. Extensively illustrated with photographs and drawings, mostly color. 240 pp., including Glossary, Sources, and Index. Illustrated dust jacket. Owner's name plate and blind-stamp. Full refund if not satisfied.
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$15.00
Collapsible : The Genius of Space-Saving Design 9780811832366

Collapsible : The Genius of Space-Saving Design 9780811832366

by Per Mollerup

** *COLLAPSIBLE -Chronicle Books, 2001. Paperback. Good +. This is an oversize square shaped paperback book dust jacket poor,rips tears, not in great shape wax paper looking-clearish ,interior the book is clean no markings, nice photography of designs some color some black-and-white it was probably very expensive to print and produce.Overall the book itself is not bad shape- glued spine is intact - wear on the edges from shelving obviously used by design student. Gadgets galore! Everything from... Read more
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$16.75
Ponts Suspendus (Suspension Bridges)

Ponts Suspendus (Suspension Bridges)

by Backes, L

Lyons, France : P.Daubard Ingenieur Constructeur , 1935. This is a very good softcover copy in printed stiff gray card wraps, bound with red cord. Text in French. Backes was an engineer and constructed bridges in France. He was based in Lyons. This is essentially a trade catalog showcasing his work. 56 pages, the format is each left page is a black & white photograph of the bridge and each right page has details of the materials and construction techniques, etc. The bridges were built from 1899 to... Read more
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$50.00
Perret

Perret

by Champigneulle, Bernard

Paris: Arts et Metiers Graphiques, 1959. This is a very good softcover copy in the original illustrated wrappers. It was given as a gift by Andre Remondet to the American Institute of Architects shortly after publication, and so has a bookplate from the Institute on the inside front cover identifying it as given by Remondet to the Institute. Andre Remondet was a colleague of Auguste Perret and worked with him on a number of projects. Remondet also helped Bernard Champigneulle in his research for this... Read more
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$250.00
The Early Ironwork of Charleston

The Early Ironwork of Charleston

by Deas, Alston

Columbia, South Carolina : Bostick & Thornley, Publishers, 1941. This is a very good hardcover copy in pale green cloth printed with an all-over ironwork design in black, with only light sunning of the spine. Very clean inside and out, just a small name on the front endpaper. Text + 63 black & white plates. Bibliography. 12" high X 9" wide, 111 pages. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.
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$45.00
Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret. Das Wettbewerbsprojekt für den Völkerbundspalast in Genf 1927.

Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret. Das Wettbewerbsprojekt für den Völkerbundspalast in Genf 1927.

by Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret, Werner Oechslin

Zurich: Ammann Verlag, 1988. This is a very good hardcover copy with a very good dust jacket, a little sunned. Completely clean. Text in GERMAN. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. The two folded plans are present in the rear pocket inside the back cover. One plan, in black & white, shows the 27 projects by different architectural firms in the competition. The other plan is a large plan of Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret's project reproduced in sepia. 10" high X... Read more
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$75.00
Casa republicana: La bella epoca en Colombia

Casa republicana: La bella epoca en Colombia

by Alberto Saldarriaga Roa

Bogota: Villegas Editores, 1995. Hardcover. Like New/Like New. Photographs by Antonio Castaneda Burgalia. Spanish text. Bound in dark red cloth with gold lettering and blind stamped design on the front board and gold lettering on the spine. Illustrated with beautiful color photography throughout the text. 259 pp. Pictorial dust jacket. Like new condition. Very nice copy. Full refund if not satisfied.
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$65.00
Market Square: Lake Forest, Illinois

Market Square: Lake Forest, Illinois

by Susan Dart

Lake Forest, IL: Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society, 1988. Third Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket as Issued. Inscribed by author. Inscribed by the author, Susan Dart. Bound in brown cloth titled and designed in gold. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout the text, including a frontispiece. Indexed, 90 pp. No dust jacket as issued. Minor shelving wear to binding and light foxing on several pages. In fine condition. Full refund if not satisfied.
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$15.00
Twentieth-Century Decoration: The Domestic Interior from 1900 to the Present Day

Twentieth-Century Decoration: The Domestic Interior from 1900 to the Present Day

by Stephen Calloway

London: George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Bound in green cloth titled in gold on spine. Illustrated throughout the text with color and black-and-white photographs, including a color frontispiece. Indexed, 408 pp. Light blue illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket and page edges very lightly foxed, else fine. Full refund if not satisfied.
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$30.00
Great Georgian Houses of America 1933 (First Edition)

Great Georgian Houses of America 1933 (First Edition)

by Various

New York: The Editorial Committee of the Great Georgian Houses of America / The Scribner Press, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. Navy blue cloth covers with gilt lettering, designs, and an insignia on the front cover. Attractive bookplate. Frontispiece. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 264pp. Covers and spine have some small stains and light wear. Text body is clean and free from underlining, highlighting, or notes. Full refund if not satisfied.
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$60.00
Superdutch: New Architecture in the Netherlands

Superdutch: New Architecture in the Netherlands

by Lootsma, Bart

New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000. Hardcover. Very Good +. 264 p.; Thirteen Dutch architectural firms are profiled with biographical information; lavishly illustrated with colour photographs. Overall excellent condition, unmarked and sound.
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CA$50.00
Decorating With Wood Great Ideas for Your Home

Decorating With Wood Great Ideas for Your Home

by Jane Struthers

Coffee table sized illustrated source book, woodworking guide describes the history of various grains, offers many ideas for using, maintaining, them in a variety of decorative designs furniture styles, from Medieval to Shaker, colonial to contemporary, 90 full color photo's, Author is an accomplished writer editor in the decorating field ..Wood is one of her passions........ Large Coffee Table size book in good condition. Black boards are cloth covered with gold stamped lettering on spine, boards show... Read more
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$15.99
Year Book of the Architectural League of New York and Catalogue of the Forty-Third Annual Exhibition (First Edition)

Year Book of the Architectural League of New York and Catalogue of the Forty-Third Annual Exhibition (First Edition)

by Various

New York: The Architectural League of New York, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. First edition. Grey paper covers with gold insignia on the front cover. Frontispiece. Illustrated. 338pp. Some very minor stains on the covers, and light sunning to the spine. Spine as well as covers near spine have some tears. A few small stains on several pages, but the rest of the pages are clean. Previous owner's library stamp on the inside of the front. Text body is free from... Read more
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$65.00
Sir John Soane's Museum, London

Sir John Soane's Museum, London

by Stefan Buzas

Berlin: Wasmuth, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Photography by Richard Bryant. This work is part of the Opus series (Architecture in individual presentations). White cloth boards blind-stamped with title on front and titled in gray on spine. Previous owner's bookplate. Illustrated throughout with color photography and line drawings. Bookmark laid in. 64 pp. Photographic dust jacket. Book and dust jacket both in fine condition. Nice copy. Full refund if not satisfied.
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$20.00
Outdoor design: a handbook for the architect and planner

Outdoor design: a handbook for the architect and planner

by Marlowe, Olwen C

Crosby Lockwood Staples. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 0258970170 . Very clean, tightly bound larger format book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. xiv + 302 pages, 62 figures & 20 photos on plates, 100 tables, bibliography, index .
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£10.00
The Architecture of John Staub

The Architecture of John Staub

by Barnstone, Howard

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1979. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket. The book has been signed by both John Staub and Howard Barnstone, (in the year of publication), and inscribed to the partner of one of the people who commissioned a house from Staub, (the house is illustrated in the book). One minor flaw: dust jacket spine sunned, and one chip to the rear cover lower edge. Foreword by Vincent Scully. This is the trade edition, not the limited. Selected bibliography.... Read more
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$250.00
Zeitschrift Fur Praktische Baukunst

Zeitschrift Fur Praktische Baukunst

by Rombery, J. Andreas (Ed. )

1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 6th annual, folio, German text, engineering, building, tunnel, interior, bridge design aspects of contemporary architecture, many f/os, 280pps + index (double column pages). 32 full page plates (missing #27)--some are f/o or double sided. G+ as some wear to original binding, Franciscan library stamp on fep.
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$278.18
Santiago de Compostela La Catedral

Santiago de Compostela La Catedral

by El Marques De Lozoya

Zaragoza, Spain : Garcia Garrabella y Cia., 1960. This is a very good hardcover copy in light gray cloth boards with titles in gilt and a red device on the front cover and spine. Brown and gold marbled endpapers. Text in English, French and Spanish. Completely clean inside and out. No date, but ca. 1960. This is a beautiful photographic survey of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Lavishly illustrated in color and black & white with over 100 photographs. Notes to the plates. 14" high X... Read more
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$195.00
Arata Isozaki: architecture, 1960 - 1990

Arata Isozaki: architecture, 1960 - 1990

by Stewart, David B. & Yatsuka, Hajime

Rizzoli International Publications. Very Good. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 0847813193 . Clean and tightly bound paperback, no inscriptions, appears little used. 304 pages, colour & b/w illustrations in the text, chronology, bibliography .
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£8.00
Europa, Europa. Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel- und Osteuropa

Europa, Europa. Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel- und Osteuropa

by Stanislawski, Ryszard and Christoph Brockhaus

Bonn, Germany : Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der B.R.D., 1994. This is a very good 4 volume (complete) softcover set with just light cover wear. Completely clean inside, very clean outside. Text in German. This catalog was prepared to accompany the exhibition at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der B.R.D. in Bonn, Germany from May through October of 1994. Edited by Ryszard Stanislawski and Christoph Brockhaus. Band 1: Bildende Kunst Fotografie Videokunst; Band 2: Architektur, Literatur, Theater, Film,... Read more
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$75.00
Recycled as Restaurants: Case Studies in Adaptive Reuse

Recycled as Restaurants: Case Studies in Adaptive Reuse

by Croft, Virginia

1st Edition . Hardcover. As New/Near Fine. As New. Appears unread, unmarked.First Edition. Dark blue Hard cover with gold gilt font on spine.223 pps.Dust jacket near fine, unclipped with 2 small tears at upper edge.Case studies of adaptive reuse of existing structures, some of which have fallen into decay. Includes photographs of constriction phases, interviews w architects/designers from around the USA. Includes bibliography and resources for those involved in historic preservation.
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$25.67
Walter Gropius Work and Teamwork

Walter Gropius Work and Teamwork

by Giedion,Sigfried

New York: Reinhold Publishing Corp., 1954. This is a very good hardcover copy in black cloth with Herbert Bayer's curved blue graphic containing the title. Very slight wear to extremities. No dust jacket. Completely clean inside and out. No marks to covers. Inside the page edges have tanned a little. Illustrated throughout in black & white photographs, drawings, plans, elevations, details, etc. List of the works of Walter Gropius. Bibliography. 10" high X 8" wide, 249 pages. This book... Read more
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$50.00
William Jay, Itinerant English Architect, 1792-1837

William Jay, Itinerant English Architect, 1792-1837

by Hanna Hryniewiecka Lerski

Lanham / New York / London: University Press of America, Inc, 1983. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Fine. First Paperback Edition. White paper covers. Illustrated with B&W photographs and reproductions of architectural plans/sketches. xx, 355pp. Covers have a few very minor stains, as well as two or three pages within. But the text body is clean and free from any writing or stains. In fine condition. Full refund if not satisfied.
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$100.00