ALDRICH, Richard. STYLE IN MEXICAN ARCHITECTURE. Photographs by Merle G. Wachter and Richard Merrick. Coral Gables: University of Miami Press, 1968. Folio, 110pp, over 60 b&w photo-illus. Burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt, endpaper maps, dustjacket, fine in good dj. ¶ First Edition. “The author maintains that the Spanish conquest of Mexico did not destroy native art by rather resulted in freeing a great creative force that had been latent or repressed since the classic period (before 900 A.D) by barbaric Indian invasions into the Valley of Mexico” (jacket). $60.
ALDRICH, Richard. STYLE IN MEXICAN ARCHITECTURE. Photographs by Merle G. Wachter and Richard Merrick. Coral Gables: University of Miami Press, 1968. Folio, 110pp, over 60 b/w photo-illus. Burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt with stamped vignette, endpaper maps, dust jacket, a very good copy in fair, tape-repaired dj. ¶ First Edition. “The author maintains that the Spanish conquest of Mexico did not destroy native art by rather resulted in freeing a great creative force that had been latent or repressed since the classic period (before 900 A.D) by barbaric Indian invasions into the Valley of Mexico” (jacket). $60.
ALLEN, Richard Sanders. COVERED BRIDGES OF THE SOUTH. Battleboro, VT: Stephen Greene Press, 1970. 4to, (6), 55pp, b&w illus. throughout. Lt green cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, owner’s sig., otherwise fine in very good dj. ¶ True First Edition. In unusaully nice condition. $50.
ALLER, Paul & Doris. BUILD YOUR OWN ADOBE. Stanford: Stanford University Press, (1948). 4to, xi, 110, plans & photographic plates. Cloth. Minute signature to endpaper, otherwise very good. ¶ First Edition, third printing, of a hands-on manual. $30.
AMES, Meriam, Jeanne Coberly, Pat Cologne, et al (eds.). RANCHO SANTA FE. A California Village. An Architectural History. (Rancho Santa Fe): Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, (1993). Oblong 8vo, vii, 158, (4)pp, b&w photo-illus. throughout. Siena cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, mild wear to extremities, otherwise fine in like dj with a bit of soiling to lower panel. ¶ First Edition. $75.
ARCHER, John. THE LITERATURE OF BRITISH DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE 1715-1842. Cambridge: MIT, 1985. Sm. 4to, maroon cloth in DJ. Fine. $175.
(Architect’s sketchbook). (ARCHITEKTONISHES SKIZZENBUCH). (Berlin: Ernst & Korn, 1861-5). Lg. 4to, (24)pp, 136 chromolithographic plates. Half red morocco, cloth boards. Light external wear, light foxing throughout, very good. ¶ Very attractive series of chromolithographs, originally issued in periodical form, featuring color illustrations by architects of existing European structures. Among the structures depicted are a bridge through the Berlin Zoo, the Villa Ravené in Berlin, the Kinderkrippe in Frankfurt, the von Arnim family’s home in Potsdam, and many other fitting subjects of architectural study. The periodical was published from 1854 to 1868. $450.
(Architectural dictionary). A GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic Architecture. London: Tilt, 1838. 8vo, viii, 144pp, 66 plates at the end bearing 400 woodcuts. Old half calf, black label lettered in gilt, a little worn but sound and clean. ¶ Second edition revised and enlarged, of this useful anonymous compilation. $150.
(Architecture). ARCHITECTURAL NOTICES in reference to the Cathedral Church of Ely. Cambridge: Hodson, 1804. 8vo, 24pp, disbound. Very good. ¶ Interesting anonymous study of Ely Cathedral as an example of Anglo-Saxon and Norman architecture. $50.
(Architecture). JOHNSON FAIN PARTNERS. Selected and Current Works. The Master Architect Series III. (Mulgrave, Victoria: Images Publishing, 1997). 4to, 256pp, profusely color photo-illus., misc. b&w drawngs and plans. Pale yellow cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition, a Presentation Copy with gift letter from Johnson Fain Partners laid in. $60.
(Architecture). PALLISTER’S AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE: Or Every Man a Complete Builder. By Pallister, Pallister & Co., Architects. New York - Chicago: J.S. Ogilvie, 1888. Folio, 104pp, 40 b&w plates, misc. text illus. Brown cloth, black lettered and dec., wear to spine, corners, shelf-darkening and damp stain to upper board fore and upper margins, age-toning to t-p and final leaf with damp stains to fore and top margins, lacks half-title, front hinge hints at starting, otherwise a good copy. ¶ First Edition. Features 50 home design plans for the budding home owner/builder of the era, including projected costs. $125.
(Architecture). PRACTICAL HOMES. N.p.: Larkin Lumber Co., [n.d., ca. 1930]. Oblong 8vo, 112pp, 112 illus. in b&w and color. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, some wear to exrtremities, otherwise very good. ¶ Plan book of house designs with both exterior and interior plans. $75.
(Architecture). THE ARCHITECT. October, 1928. New York: Forbes, 1928. 4to, 130pp, incl. about plates. Original pictorial stiff wrappers, lacking pp.21-24, ink stamp, edgeworn, good. ¶ Volume XI, No.1. Finely produced monthly periodical emphasizing contemporary American architecture. Members of the advisory board included Charles A. Platt, Alfred Granger and Geroge Chappell. $50.
(Architecture). THE BUILDERS. Marvels of Engineering. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, (1992). 4to, 288pp, over 400 photo-illus. and diagrams (most in color). Silver cloth, with silver-stamped vignette at upper board, dust jacket, a fine copy in very good, chipped dj. ¶ First Edition of this illustrated survey detailing dozens of ancient and modern architectural marvels. $30.
(Architecture). PARKER, John Henry A GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN GRECIAN, ROMAN, ITALIAN, AND GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE. Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1870. 3 vols, 8vo, text, 1700 woodcuts, incl. 12 chromolithograph plates. Contemporary full green calf, gilt lettering to brown and brick morocco spine labels, raised bands, gilt dec. compartments, gilt edges and ruled borders, dentelles, gilt owner initials, aeg, bookplates, very mild wear otherwise, bright and fine. ¶ Fifth (most desirable) Edition, Enlarged, originally issued in 1836. Volume one is comprised of text with text illustrations, volumes 2 and 3 entirely of woodcut illustrations and plates with a full index to them. Earlier issues lack the extensive illustrations; subsequent editions lack the iilustrations and are abridged as well. A handsomely bound set. $300.
(Architecural Restoration). VENICE RESTORED. [N.p.]: UNESCO, [n.d., ca. 1978]. 4to, 116pp, b/w photo-illus. throughout. Photo-illus. wrappers, lettered in white, a very good, clean copy. ¶ First Edition of this report detailing the extensive international efforts to restore the architectural and art treasures of Venice. $15.
(Argentine Architecture). BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA. Accion, Presencia y Testimonio en la Construccion del Pais. Buenos Aires: (Fundacion Banco de la Nacion Argentina), (1983). 2 vols, Sq 4to, 345pp, b/w illus. throughout; 257pp, b/w illus. throughout. Quarter calf over beige cloth, lettered in gilt, gilt-stamped vignette, dust jacket, mild soiling to both vols, bumps to edges of upper board vol. 2, very good in like djs. ¶ First Edition. Produced in conjuction with the Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones en Historia de la Arquitectura y del Urbanismo, this work details the design and expansion of the Bank of Argentina in relation to the developing nation. Included are dozens of site plans and hundreds of sepia tone photo illustrations from the mid-19th to mid-20th century. $145.
ARNOSO, Conde d’. VILLA VICOSA. Separata de “A Arte e a Natureza em Portugal”. Porto: [E. Biel & C.a], 1904. Sm Folio, (22)pp, 6 photogravure plates. Quarter blue crushed norocco over marbled boards, lettered in gilt, mild wear to spine ends, gift inscrpt., otherwise fine. ¶ First Separate Edition, originally appearing in A Arte e a Natureza em Portural, and detailing the history of this great Portuguese manor. $125.
(Art Nouveau). GUIMARD, HORTA, VAN DE VELDE. Pionniers du XXe Siecle. Paris: Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 1971. 4to, 221pp, b/w illus. throughout, wrappers, scuffed, 1/4-inch tear at spine tail, a good, clean copy. ¶ First Edition of this exhibition catalogue. $25.
AUMONIER, W[illiam]. MODERN ARCHITECTURAL SCULPTURE. London: Architectural Press, 1930. Folio, xiii, 160 plates. Orig. green cloth soiled, former owner’s stamp at bottom of title page, very good. ¶ Rare work on Art Deco architectural sculpture reproducing work by Lowrie, Manship, Milles and numerous others. $250.
BACA, Elmo and Suzanne Deats. SANTA FE DESIGN. Lincolnwood: Publications International, 1990. 4to, 256pp, color photo-illus. throughout. Ivory leatherette, gilt lettering, dust jacket, fine in fine dj. ¶ First Edition. A lavishly produced volume, a definitive view of all things Santa Fe; its architecture, crafts, design, arts and decorative arts. $80.
BAKER, Walter. BATIK AND OTHER PATTERN DYEING. Chicago: Atkinson, Mentzer, 1920. 8vo, 139pp, numerous plates (3 in color). Orig. batik-patterned cloth, decorative endpapers, very good, with the boolplate of A.B. Heinsbergen. ¶ First Edition. $40.
BALDINUCCI, Filippo. RACCOLTA DI ALCUNI OPUSCOLI Sopra Varie Materie di Pittura Scultura e Architettura Scritti in Diverse Occasioni da Filippo Baldinucci con un Ragionamento di Francesco Bocchi, di Giorgio Fatta da Donatello… Firenze: Apresso Andrea Bonducci, 1765. Sm 4to, vii, 171pp, dec. inits. Contemporary half vellum over pasteboards, a tight, good copy. ¶ First Collected Edition. Collection of lectures and letters on painting, architecture and sculpture by Baldinucci, first published individually as pamphlets between 1687 and 1692. Also includes reprint of Franceso Bocchi's account of Donatello's sculpture of St. George, first published in 1584. Gamba 1764. Brunet 1, 623. $450.
BALLET, M. l’Abbe. HISTOIRE DES TEMPLES DES PAYENS, DES JUISS, ET DES CHRETIENS. Dediée a La Reine. Paris: Chez Cailleau, 1760. Tall 12mo, (2 blank), xii, (2), 455, (2 blank)pp, frontispiece. Contemp. full mottled calf, gilt lettering to burgundy morocco spine label, gilt dec. compartments, very good. ¶ First Edition. Not in Brunet or Graesse. OCLC notes only five copies. Rare. $350.
BALLOT, Marie-Juliette. LE DÉCOR INTÉRIEUR AU XVIII SIťCLE a Paris et dans la Région Parisienne. Paris: G. van Oest, 1930. Lge. 4to, (3), 119, (5), 72 plates. Orig. wrappers, slight wear to spine ends, otherwise nearly fine. ¶ First Edition, lavishly illustrated. $75.
BANGS, E. Geoffrey. PORTALS WEST. A Folio of Late Nineteenth Century Architecture in California. Preface by Robert Gordon Sproul. (San Francisco): California Historical Society, 1960. 4to, 86pp, 36 b&w photoplates. Beige linen, gilt lettered, dust jacket, slight damps staining to jacket, signature on endpaper. ¶ First Edition, limited to 1000 copies. Superbly printed photographs and commentary on some of California’s best-known and historically significant 19th century buildings and structures. $35.
BARNES, Edward Larrabee. EDWARD LARRABEE BARNES. Architect. Introduction by Peter Blake. New York: Rizzoli, (1994). 4to, 256pp, profusely illus. w/photos, plans, drawings. Black cloth, white lettered, dust jacket, fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $35.
BARRY, John. THE CITY OF DOMES. San Francisco: John Newbegin, 1915. 8vo, 142pp, numerous plates. Orig. boards, very good. ¶ A tour of the PPIE, including a discussion of its art, architecture, sculpture, murals, lighting and history. $40.
BEHNE, Adolf. THE MODERN FUNCTIONAL BUILDING. Introduction by Rosemarie Haag Bletter. Translation by Michael Robinson. (Santa Monica: Getty Research Institute, 1996). 4to, (xi), 273pp, b&w illus. throughout. Black cloth, red lettered, dust jacket, fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition in English, originally published in Munich, 1926 as Der Moderne Zweckbau. $50.
(Berlin Catalogue). SCHMITZ, Hermann. KATALOG DER ORNAMENTSTICHSAMMLUNG DER STAATLICHEN KUNSTBIBLIOTHEK BERLIN. Utrecht: Hes Publishers, 1986. 2 vols, 8vo, green cloth. Very good. ¶ A reprint of the indispensable and much-sought-after “Berlin Catalog,” giving detailed descriptions of over 5400 works on art, architecture and the decorative arts, including sections on handicrafts, interior decoration, symbolical works and calligraphy and the typographic arts. Arntzen & Rainwater P63. $150.
BLACK, Misha. PUBLIC INTERIORS. London: Batsford, (1960). 4to, 192pp, 250 photographic illus. Cloth in lightly worn dust jacket. ¶ First Edition. $65.
BOHN, Dave. EAST OF THESE GOLDEN SHORES. Architecture of the Earlier Days in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Oaklland: Junior League of Oakland & Scrimshaw Press, (1971). 4to, 124, (4)pp, b&w photo-illus. throughout. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, photo-illus. endpapers, lt foxing to upper edge, otherwise fine. ¶ First Edition, one of 500 clothbound copies. Signed by Graham Mackintosh, the compositor, to the colophon. $50.
BOSSERT, H. Th. ORNAMENT IN APPLIED ART. New York: Weyhe, 1924. Sm folio, xii, 36pp, 122 color plates. Orig. blue cloth. Slightest external wear, otherwise fine. From the library of A.B. Heinsbergen, with his bookplate. ¶ First Edition of the famous “Weyhe’s Ornament” which reproduces over 2000 decorative motives from the arts of Asia, primitive Europe, the Americas, Africa, Oceania and the peasant arts of Europe. Of use to printers, jewellers, graphic artists and others. $400.
BOSSOM, Alfred. AN ARCHITECTURAL PILGRIMAGE IN OLD MEXICO. New York: Scribner’s, 1924. 4to, xviii, 10pp, 110 photographic plates. Orig. cloth, very good, bound upside-down. ¶ Facades, walls, courtyards, gateways, cornices, towers, porches, doors, windows, balconies, stairways & interiors from throughout Mexico; included as well are several images from the Missions of California. $200.
BOSSOM, Alfred C. AN ARCHITECTURAL PILGRIMAGE IN OLD MEXICO. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1924. 4to, xviii, 10, 110 b&w recto plates. Beige cloth, gilt lettering to rown stamped title labels, dappling to cloth, heavy wear to extremities, spine rubbed, otherwise a fairly good copy. ¶ First Edition. $100.
[BOTTORI (or Bottari), Giovanni Gaetano]. DIALOGHI SOPRA LE TRE ARTI DEL DISEGNO. Lucca: Filippo Maria Benedini, 1754. 8vo, viii, 269, (1)pp. Contemporary quarter calf over boards, gilt lettered, gilt orn. and dec. to spine, upper joint starting, lacks piece of spine label, a good copy. With the bookplate of the French historian Anatole de Montaiglon. ¶ First Edition of Bottori’s classic on Italian art, considered a primary source for art criticism of the eighteenth century. Written anonymously in the form of a dialogue between the antiquarian Giovanni Pietro Bellori and the painter Carlo Maratta the work extolls three principles (diligenza, simplicita, e verita) as the basis for illustration. In distinguishing aesthetic approaches to painting and drawing from the 16th through the 18th centuries Bottori (1689-1775) laid the foundations for what would become the modern field of art history. Quite rare; NUC lists one copy at LC. Gamba 2174 (citing the 1770 ed.). Schlosser Magnino p.664. $1250.
(BRAMANTE). BARONI, Constantino. BRAMANTE. Con 134 Tavole in Rotocalco ed 1 Tricromia. Bergamo: Istituto Italiano d’Arti Grafiche. (1944). 4to, 57, (3), 134pp, tipped-in color frontispiece, 134 b/w plates, 2 hors texte folding tables. Maroon cloth, lettered in gilt, mild soiling and traces of wear, spine slightly faded, owner sig., mild marginal embrowning, final plate neatly reinforced at inner margin, a good copy, with clean plates. ¶ First Edition, from the series I Grandi Artisti Italiani. This monograph on the life and works of the architect and painter Donato Bramante (1444-1514) includes a fine series of photographic plates. $50.
(BREUER, Marcel). HYMAN, Isabelle. MARCEL BREUER, ARCHITECT. The Career and the Buildings. (New York): Harry N. Abrams, (2001). Obl. 4to, 397pp, 325 illus., including 30 full-color plates. Brown cloth, lettered in gilt, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $75.
BRITTON, John. THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE ABBEY, AND CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF BRISTOL… London: Longman etc, 1830. 4to, x, 78pp, engraved frontispiece & illustrated title, & 10 engraved plates of elevations & floor plans. Orig. boards, printed paper label, rebacked to style, some spotting, uncut & partly unopened. ¶ The twelfth volume of the series Cathedral Antiquities of England, or an historical, architectural, and graphic illustration of the English Cathedral Churches, an important undertaking by the English antiquary Britton (1771-1857). It appeared in 14 volumes between 1814 & 1835. This volume includes a list of Bishops, Deans and the English Kings. The plates are engraved by Woolnoth and Le Keux after drawings by W. H. Barlett, Hacker, Clarke, Holmes and the author. The series was the next major undertaking after Browne Willis’s Survey of the Cathedrals in 1742. $150.
BROWN, Richard. THE PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVE; or, Scenographic Projection: containing Universal Rules for delineating Designs on various Surfaces, and taking Views from Nature, by the most simple and expeditious methods. To which are added, Rules for Shadowing, and the Elements of Painting… London: Samuel Leigh, 1815. 4to, xviii, 96pp, color aquatint frontispiece & 50 aquatint plates engraved by Busby after Brown. Modern half morocco, calf label, marbled boards, a little browned in margins throughout. ¶ First Edition of this important work on perspective, with a fine frontispiece in color depicting the new monument in Green Park celebrating Wellington’s victory. Not in Abbey. Colvin p.102. No copy has appeared at auction in the last twenty-odd years. $750.
BUFFET-CHALLIE, Laurence. LE MODERN STYLE. Paris: Baschet et Cie, [n.d., ca. 1980]. 4to, appx. 500 b/w and color illus., publ. faux tan morocco, lettered with vignette in gilt, minor ink-stain at fore-edge, nearly fine. ¶ First Edition, from the series Les Grands Styles. $85.
BULLOCK, Orin M. THE RESTORATION MANUAL. An Illustrated Guide to the Preservation and Restoration of Old Buildings... With a Foreward by Morris Ketchum... Norwalk, Connecticut: Silvermine, (1966). 8vo, (8), 181pp, frontispiece, b/w text illus. and plans throughout. Brick red cloth, blind-stamped vignette, gilt-lettered spine, dust jacket, a fine copy in very good dj. ¶ First Edition of this fine manual, presenting “a clear description of steps and procedures essential to authentic restoration of buildings of all kinds.” $20.
BUNT, Cyril G.E. RUSSIAN ART. From Scyths to Soviets. London: The Studio, (1946). 8vo, 272pp, frontispiece, over 150 plates, some in color. Maroon cloth, silver lettered, blindstamped vignette, bookplate, near fine in near good dj. ¶ First Edition. Chamberlin 702. Lucas, p.45. Arntzen I398. $30.
CAEN, Herb & Dong Kingman. SAN FRANCISCO. City On Golden Hills. Garden City: Doubleday, (1967). 4to, b&w & color illus. Original beige, fine, in dust jacket, very good. ¶ A lovely collaboration between Caen and artist/illustrator Kingman. $20.
(California). VANISHING VICTORIANS. A Guide to the Historic Homes of Sacramento. Sacramento: American Assoc. of University Women, (1973). 8vo, 124, (4), b&w photo-illus. throughout, 3 guides to rear pocket. Illus. wrappers, owner’s label, mild wear and soiling, otherwise near fine. ¶ First Edition in softcover. $20.
CARRINGTON, Noel. DESIGN IN CIVILIZATION. London: Bodley Head, 1947. 8vo, 112pp, frontispiece, 14 b&w photos. Light blue cloth, gilt lettered, dustjacket, very good in chipped but otherwise near very good dj. ¶ Reprint of the 1935 first edition. $25.
CERVER, Francisco Asensio. DREAM POOLS & GARDENS New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, (1999). Sm folio, 207pp, several hundred color photo-illus. throughout, including dozens of full-page and double-suite plates. Blue boards, stamped in blind, dust jacket, mild indents at board edges, a nearly fine copy in like dj. ¶ First Edition of this generously illustrated tour of panoramic, architectural, mediterranean, and tropical swimming pools. $60.
CHAGNY, André. VISIONS DE FRANCE. MONTPELLIER. Texte et Legends par … 60 Illustrations en Héliogravure d’apres les Clichés Originaux de G.L. Arlaud. Lyonm: Editions Arlaud, (1930). Tall 8vo, 66, (2)pp, 50 b&w photo-illus. Photo-illus. wrappers, inscription, very good. ¶ First Trade Edition. $35.
(Chernikhov). STRIGALEV, Anatolii & Arthur R. Sprague. IAKOV CHERNIKHOV, The Logic of Fantasy. New York: Columbia, 1990. 8vo, wrappers, very good. $25.
CLAIR, Jean (ed.). THE 1920s. Age of the Metropolis. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, (1991). 4to, 638pp, 644 text plates (around 170 in color), over 200 add'l catalogue illus. Steel grey cloth, lettered in silver, mild rubbing, embossed stamp at bottom margin title, a nearly fine copy. ¶ First Edition of this spectacular exhibition catalogue exploring the “innumerable artistic innovations and often radically opposing movements”within the visual arts, photography, architecture and design of the 1920s. Three sections (The Era; The Themes; and The Hubs), contain 22 scholarly essays which discuss “the metropolis, as both the site and the subject of artistic creation, with particular emphasis on the three great cultural centres of the decade - Berlin, Paris and New York.” Biographical information on each of the artists represented in the exhibition is contained within a 125-page appendix along with brief notes on more than 600 individual works. $375.
COLASANTI, A. L'ARTE BISANTINA IN ITALIA. Prefazione di Corrado Ricci. Milan: Bestetti &Tumminelli, 1923. 8vo, (6), vi, 11pp, 100 plates. Orig. green cloth portfolio, front board lettered in gilt. Very good, from the library of A.B. Heinsbergen, with his bookplate. ¶ Attractive collection, focusing primarily on the Byzantine influence on Italian architecture. $500.
CONSTANT, Caroline [and] Wilfried Wang (eds.). EILEEN GRAY: An Architecture For All Senses. Frankfurt-am-Main: Deutsches Architektur-Museum, (1996). 4to, (8), 213pp, frontispiece, illus. throughout in b&w and color. Gray printed wrappers, lt edgewear, otherwise a tight, crisp, near fine copy. ¶ First Edition. Exhibition catalogue to the Gray exhibition, Sept.-Dec. 1996. With accompanying essays by Caroline Constant, Volker Fischer, Eileen Gray & Jean Badovici, Steffan Hecker Kitsios & Christian F. Muller, Stephan von der Schulenburg, Suzanne Tise, and Sarah Whiting. $185.
COOK, Clarence. THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL. Essays on Beds and Tables. Stools and Candlesticks. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1881. Lg. 8vo, 336pp, color frontis. by Walter Crane, 110 illustrations. Original elaborate gilt and stamped publisher’s cloth. Light edge wear, top of spine chipped, otherwise very good. ¶ Clarence Cook’s (1828-1900) work laid down the tenets of the aesthetic movement in America and was second in populairty only to Eastlake’s 1868 Hints on Household Taste. Art critic, author, journalist and editor, Cook “ranks as a brilliant pioneer in the professional criticism of art in America...” (DAB). He wrote several works on interiors, of which this is the first, and also wrote extensively on art; he edited the Studio from l884-l892. See In Pursuit of Beauty, pp.412-13, and numerous other entries and plates. Not in Karpel. $350.
COSTA, Xavier [and] Susana Landrove. ARQUITECTURA DEL MOVIMENTO MODERNO. ARCHITECTURE OF THE MODERN MOVEMENT 1925-1965. Iberian Docomomo Register. (Barcelona: Docomomo/Fundación Mies Van Der Rohe, [n.d., ca. 1996]. 4to, unpaginated, 328, (8)pp, b&w and color photo-illus. throughout. Photo-illus. boards, mild bumps along edges, corners, otherwise tight, clean, near fine. ¶ First Edition. Text in English and Spanish. $85.
CRANE, Walter. ART AND LIFE, AND THE BUILDING AND DECORATIONS OF CITIES: A Series of Lectures by Members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, Delivered at the Fifth Exhibition of the Society in 1896. London: Rivington, Percival, 1897. 8vo, (8), 260 (4 ads)pp. Brick buckram, paper label rubbed, light wear. Very good. ¶ First Edition, inscribed in the autograph of Walter Crane “To M. Henri Fritsch, with (one of) the writer’s compliments.” In addition to Crane’s “Of the Decoration of Public Buildings” the talks include Cobden-Sanderson’s “Of Art and Life,” W. R. Lethaby “Of Beautiful Cities,” Reginald Blomfield “Of Public Spaces, Park and Gardens,” Halsey Ricardo’s “Of Colour in the Architecture of Cities.” Not noted in Massé’s bibliography of Crane. $300.
CREIGHTON, Thomas H. et al (eds.) HOMES. Selected by the Editors of Progressive Architecture. New York: Reinhold, 1947. 4to, 190pp, illus. throughout with b&w photos. Sienna cloth, black lettered, dust jacket, owner’s signature, fine in VG price-clipped dj. ¶ First Edition. A seminal book of recent postwar modern home design featuring plans and photos, with commentary by the editors of Progressive Architecture. Many early works by architects such as Raymond, Mayhew, Chermayeff, Esherick, Sheets and Anderson, Belluschi, Whitney Smith, Kaeser, Neutra et al. $80.
DAILEY, Victoria; Michael Dawson; & Natalie Shivers. LA’S EARLY MODERNS. Art / Architecture / Photography. Introduction by William Deverell. Los Angeles, 2003. 8vo, 325pp, illus. in color & b/w throughout. Wrappers. New. ¶ First Edition of the only history of modernism in Southern California. “...path breaking and beautifully narrated, superby documented” (Gary Kurutz). “...essential reading for both scholarly and general audiences” (Elsa Longhauser). $34.95
DALY, Cesar. MOTIFS HISTORIQUES D’ARCHITECTURE ET DE SCULPTURE D’ORNEMENT... Pour la composition et la decoration exterieure des edifices publics et privet. Choix de fragments empruntes a des monuments francais du commencement de la renaissance a la fin de Louis XVI. Paris: Ducher, 1870. Folio, 44pp, 112 plates. Contemp. quarter red calf, marbled boards. Scuffed, some staining to plates. ¶ Volume one only. $300.
DAVEY, Peter. ARTS AND CRAFTS ARCHITECTURE. (London): (Phaedon), (1995). 4to, 256pp, frontispiece, many full-page color photo plates, b/w illus. throughout. Black cloth, spine lettered in blind, dust jacket, very fine in fine dj. ¶ Sumptuous survey of the lives, theories and work of the architects of the movement which began in England and quickily influenced Europe and America.Second edition. $60.
DAVILER, A[ugustin]. C[Charles] or [D’AVILER or AVILER]. AUSFUEHRLICHE ANLEITUNG ZU DER GANTZEN CIVIL BAUKUNST Worinnen Nebst denen fünff Ordnungen von J. Bar. de Vignola, Wie auch dessen und des berühmten Mich. Angelo, vornehmsten Gebäuden, Alles, was in der Baukunst ... vorkommen mag ... und mit schönen Rissen erläutert wird / Erstlich in Frantzösischer Sprache zusammen getragen und heraus gegeben Von Sr. … Amsterdam: Huguetan, 1699. 8vo, (4 blank), (34), 344, (16), (8 blank)pp, frontispiece, 85 engraved plates, misc. tables & figures, dec. inits, tailpieces, an interleaved copy. Contemporary full vellum, owner’s sigs., contemporary marginalia, overall very good. ¶ First Edition in German of d’Aviler’s (1653-1700) classic Cours d'architecture qui comprend les ordres de Vignole… (1691), his influential commentaries on Vignole’s five orders of architecture, civil architecture, and the architectural designs of Michaelangelo, here adapted to German by L.C. Sturm. “From the point of view of the practical architect…[Aviler’s] Cours d’Architecture was the best work of its kind yet issued and soon superceded Franćois Blondel’s [Cours d’Architecture]. and was unrivaled until the publication of J.F. Blondel’s work of the same title in 1771-77” (Fowler & Baer). Quite rare in this edition with no copies in OCLC. Berlin Cat. 2391. Cf. Millard 1, 2. $3000.
DEARSTYNE, Howard. INSIDE THE BAUHAUS... Edited by David Spaeth. New York: Rizzoli, (1986). 4to, 288pp, b/w illus. throughout. White wrappers, lettered in black, red and black vignette, mild creases at outer corners upper wrapper, otherwise very good. ¶ First Edition of this comprehensive study. $35.
(Decorative Art). THE STUDIO: Year-Book of Decorative Art, 1908. London: Offices of “The Studio,” 1908. 4to, xlvi, b/w photo-illus. and text drawings throughout, 15 full-page color plates, 1 double-page suite. Beige cloth, gilt morocco labels at spine, marbled endpapers, extremites and labels worn, boards moderately soiled, text generally clean, a good copy. Section Headings: Great Britain - On the Designing of Gardens; On Some Recent British Designs for Country Houses; Interior Decoration; British Furniture; British Firegrates and Mantelpieces; British Wall and Ceiling Decoration; British Embroidery and Textile Fabrics; British Stained Glass, Pottery, and Metalwork; German Architecture and Decoration; French Architecture and Decoration; Austrian Architecture and Decoration. $85.
DEVONSHIRE, Mme R. L. L’ EGYPTE MUSULMANE Et Les Fondateurs de ses Monuments. Paris: Maisonneuve FrŹres, 1926. 8vo, 163pp., frontispiece, 39 plates. Later half blue morocco over gray cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, raised bands, owner’s stamps, a few rubbed spots, otherwise fine. ¶ First Edition. Surveys the monuments of Egypt from the time of Cleopatra through the Islamic conquest to Napoleon’s invasion. Scarce. $100.
DITTO, Jerry [and] Lanning Stern. DESIGN FOR LIVING. Eichler Homes. Photography by Marvin Wax. Introduction by Sally B. Woodbridge. San Francisco: Chronicle, (1995). Oblong 4to, 119, (1)pp, over 100 color and b&w photo-illus. Photo-illus. glossy boards, dust jacket, fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $30.
DUCOMPEX, E[tienne] A[natole]. TRAITE THEORIQUE ET PRATIQUE DE L’ART DU PEINTRE-FILEUR. Dourdan: Thezard, . Folio, 20pp, 35 chromolithographic plates. Orig. portfolio somewhat soiled, very good. ¶ A remarkable illustrated manual on how to create false moldings, windows, surface designs, etc. by trompe l’oeil painting, taking on a surreal character as the division between real and false becomes blurred. $550.
DURSTON, Diane & Lucy Birmingham Fujii. THE LIVING TRADITIONS OF OLD KYOTO. With a Forword by Donald Richie. Tokyo: Kodansha, (1994). 4to, 111pp, profusely color photo-illus., b&w text illus. Black boards, red lettered, dust jacket, fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition in hardcover. $60.
(Eames). Neuhart, John & Marilyn, & Ray Eames. EAMES DESIGN: The Work of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames. New York: Abrams, 1989. 4to, 456pp, with 3504 illus, of which 2107 are in color, 2 folding. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition, complete with the chronological table laid in. $125.
EASTLAKE, Charles Lock. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LITERATURE OF THE FINE ARTS. Second Edition. [with] SECOND SERIES...With a Memoir by Lady Eastlake [First Edition]. London: John Murray, 1870. 2 vols, 8vo, xiii, 401; vi, 346pp. Half black morocco, gilt, marbled boards. Very good. ¶ A collection of Eastlake’s essays, including “Extracts from the Translation of Goethe’s Theory of Colours,” (which Eastlake had first published in 1840), “On the Decoration of a Villa, On the Origin of the Modern German School of Fresco Painting,” etc. The English art critic Eastlake (1836-1906) was an influential exponent of Gothic and Jacobean revival in architecture and furniture design, and responsible for importing the principles of the English arts-reform movement and the philosophy of William Morris into America. The Second Series includes the 192 page memoir of the life of Charles Eastlake at the beginning, a list of works executed by him, and additional essays. $225.
(El Lissitsky) RUSSLAND; Die Rekonstruktion der Architekture in der Sowjetunion. (Neues Bauen in der Welt, Band 1) Vienna: Anton Schroll, 1930. 4to, 103 pp including 104 b&w plates of photos, drawings and architectural designs. Original cloth, with El Lissitsky designed dust jacket; some staining to cloth and light rubbing to jacket, otherwise very good. ¶ El Lissitsky’s famous work in the Neues Bauen series, reporting new trends in the U.S.S.R., though these were already being overtaken by socialist realist tendencies. With the striking dust jacket by El Lissitsky. $1500.
(El Lissitsky) RUSSLAND; Die Rekonstruktion der Architekture in der Sowjetunion. (Neues Bauen in der Welt, Band 1). Vienna: Anton Schroll & Co., 1930 4to, 103 pp including 104 b&w plates of photos, drawings and architectural designs. Original orange cloth. Old owner’s stamp on endpaper. Very good. ¶ El Lissitsky's famous work in the Neues Bauen series, reporting new trends in the U.S.S.R., though these were already being overtaken by socialist realist tendencies. $1250.
ELISOFON, Eliot. HOLLYWOOD LIFE. The Glamorous Homes of Vintage Hollywood. Photographs by …
EMILE-BAYARD. LE STYLE MODERNE. Paris: Garnier, . 8vo, 374pp, 170 illus. Decorative wrappers somewhat worn, contents very good. ¶ Handy overview of modernism with chapters on architecture, painting, sculpture and decorative arts. $60.
ENDERSBY, Elric, Alexander Greenwood, and David Larkin. BARN. The Art of a Working Building. Principal Photography by Paul Rocheleau. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1992). 4to, 254, (2)pp, frontispiece, over 200 full-page color photo-illus. Brown linen, gilt lettered, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $50.
FERGUSON, Russell, (ed.). AT THE END OF THE CENTURY. One Hundred Years of Architecture. Organized by Richard Koshalek and Elizabeth A.T. Smith... with Essays by Zeynep Celik, [et al]. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, (1998). 4to, 336pp, b/w and color illus. throughout. Pictorial wrappers, light crease to one corner, otherwise fine. ¶ First Edition. Catalogue to accompany the exhibition which toured Los Angeles, Tokyo, Mexico City, Cologne, Sao Paulo and New York. $30.
(Fireplaces). THE HOME FIRES. A Few Suggestions in Face Brick Fireplaces. Chicago: American Face Brick Association, 1923. 4to, 47pp, frontispiece, 19 full-page b/w illus. on beige ground, 25 b/w photo-illus. Publ. brown wrappers, lettered in black, decorative borders in red, blue, and black, matching illus. vignette, wrappers lightly rubbed, a few light pencil notations, otherwise a very good copy. ¶ First Edition of this commercial brochure, reissued in 1925. Detailed dimensions and brick counts accompany the 19 drawings. The photo illustrations feature outstanding brick fireplaces in upscale residences and country clubs. With a paean to the hearthstone, treatise on proper fireplace construction, and two-page compendium of chimney mottos gleaned from classic works of literature. $25.
FLAGG, Ernest. THE PARTHENON NAOS. From the Author’s Forthcoming Book Entitled The Recovery of Art. The Present Sheets Being a Communication Addressed to Charles Marie Widor, Perpetual Secretary of the Institute of France. New York: Charles Sribner’s, 1928. 4to, 143pp, 6 plates, 9 figures. Printed boards, green cloth backstrip, gilt lettered, some soiling, corner wear, otherwise very good. ¶ First Edition, with a signed typewritten letter from the author, as well as a 10 pp circular letter from the author tipped-in. With French text on the versos. $125.
FLORIN, Lambert. HISTORIC WESTERN CHURCHES. Seattle: Superior, (1969). 4to, 192pp, b&w photo-illus. throughout. Blue cloth, black lettered, illus. endpapers, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. ¶ First Edition. A photographic pilgrimage to the old churches of the Western United States. $35.
FORMAN, Henry Chandlee. TIDEWATER MARYLAND ARCHITECTURE AND GARDENS. A Sequel To Early Manor and Plantation Houses of Maryland. New York: Architectural Book Publ., (1956). 4to, xv, 208pp, 160 b&w illus. Quarter black cloth over patterned boards, gilt lettered, dust jacket, near fine in very good dj. ¶ First Edition. $45.
FRAMPTON, Kenneth & David Larkin (eds.). AMERICAN MASTERWORKS. The Twentieth Century House. Text by Kenneth Frampton. New York: Rizzoli, (1998). 4to, 300pp, profusely color photo-illus. throughout. Black cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ Reprint of the 1995 first edition. $40.
(FREY, Albert). GOLUB, Jennifer. ALBERT FREY HOUSES 1 & 2. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, (1999). Oblong 8vo, 82pp, color and b&w photo-illus., plans. Printed wrappers, mild soiling, price sticker to rear, otherwise a tight, unread, fine copy. ¶ First Edition in wrappers. Golub’s interview with Frey highlights this photographic survey (many by Frey himself) of the architect’s famed Palm Springs, California houses. $35.
GAILHABAUD, Jules. L’ARCHITECTURE du VmŹ au XVIImŹ siŹcle et les Arts qui en Dépendent… La Sculpture, la Peinture Murale, la Peinture sur Verre, la Mosaique, la Ferronnerie... Paris: Gide, 1858. Folio, with 26 b/w & 18 (1 folding) colored plates. Quarter vellum, marbled boards, very good. ¶ First Edition of the atlas (without the 4 vols. of text). A magnificent set of plates depicting architectural plans and details of European churches and cathedrals, incluiding Notre Dame de Paris, Reims, St Croix in Florence, Palace Bigallo in Florence, etc. Gailhabaud (1810-88) authored several works on architecture and archaeology. $650
GARNETT, Porter. STATELY HOMES OF CALIFORNIA. With an Introduction by Bruce Porter. Boston: Little, Brown, 1915. 4to, xx, 95pp, color frontispiece, 24 plates, most in color, all w/tissue guards. Quarter brown cloth over beige boards, brown lettering and vignette, some cornerwear, toning to perimeters, label ghost to spine, otherwise very good. ¶ First Edition. Classic work, includes residences of such notables as W.H. Crocker, Phoebe Hearst, H.E. Huntington and others. $150.
GEERLINGS, Gerald K. METAL CRAFTS IN ARCHITECTURE. New York: Scribner’s, 1929. 4to, 202pp, photographic illus throughout. Cloth backed boards. Signature on endpapers. Very good. ¶ Treating bronze, cast iron, copper, lead, and tin work, as well as lighting fixtures. $125.
GEHRY, Frank O. and Associates. ARCHITECTURE + PROCESS. GEHRY TALKS. Mildred Friedman, Editor with an Essay by Michael Sorkin and COmmentaries by Frank O. Gehry. New York: Rizzoli, 1999. Sq 4to, 299pp, generously illus. in b&w and color throughout. Photo-illus. boards, black lettered, dust jacket, very fine in fine dj. ¶ First Edition. $60.
(German Trade Association). Jahrbuch des Deutschen Werkbundes 1914. 1. bis 20. Tausend mit 125 Tafeln und Zahlreichen Beilagen. Jena: Eugen Diederichs, 1914. 4to, (8), 104, 122, (44 ads)pp, 121 b/w photo plates, 1 folding plate, double-suite recto and verso. Tan boards, with black lettering and vignette, light soiling and edge-wear, spine head chipped, otherwise a very good copy. ¶ First Edition. This German Trade Association year book was published annually from 1912 to 1914. The text includes 17 essays by architects, industrialists and academics including Walter Gropius, Peter Behrens, Ernst Neumann, and Max Schmid. The especially fine photographic plates depict bridges, train stations, automobiles, ships, airplanes, hotels, china and silverware, currency and coinage. With 10 full-page color advertisements. $100.
GIEDION, Sigfried. BUILDING IN FRANCE. Building in Iron, Building in Ferro-Concrete... Texts & Documents, Introduction by Sokratis Georgiadis, Translation by J. Duncan Berry. (Santa Monica): Getty Center for the History of Art... (1995). 4to, (10), 237pp, 139 b/w text illus, 23 full-page b/w plates. Photo-illus. wrappers lettered in red and white, light crease at spine, a nearly fine copy. ¶ First American Edition, originally published at Leipzig in 1928. “There is broad agreement among historians of modern achitecture that Sigfried Giedion’s Bauen In Frankreich..., may without reservation be called a classic of modern architectural literature” (introduction). The appendix reproduces all extant design boards with Giedon’s handwritten notes and instructions.
GIEDION, Sigfried. BUILDING IN FRANCE. Building in Iron, Building in Ferro-Concrete... Texts & Documents, Introduction by Sokratis Georgiadis, Translation by J. Duncan Berry. (Santa Monica): Getty Center for the History of Art... (1995). 4to, (10), 237pp, 139 b/w text illus, 23 full-page b/w plates. Black cloth, lettered in red, dust jacket, fine in like dj. ¶ First American Edition, originally published at Leipzig in 1928. “There is broad agreement among historians of modern achitecture that Sigfried Giedion’s Bauen In Frankreich..., may without reservation be called a classic of modern architectural literature” (introduction). The appendix reproduces all extant design boards with Giedon’s handwritten notes and instructions. $40.
(GILLY, Friedrich). NEUMEYER, Fritz (ed.). FRIEDRICH GILLY. Essays zur Architektur 1796-1799... (Berlin): Ernst & Sohn, (1997). Tall 8vo, 240pp, 41 b/w text illus., 36 full-page b/w plates. Navy boards, speckled with brown, lettered in white, a fine copy. ¶ German reprint edition, first published in English by the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities in 1994. Includes a photographic reprint of the 1801 catalogue of Gilly’s book and engraving collection. $45.
GILPIN, Laura. TEMPLES IN YUCATAN. A Camera Chronicle of Chichen Itza. New York: Hastings House, (1948). 8vo, 124pp, frontispiece, 117 photo illus. Torquoise cloth, lettered in gilt, gilt-stamped vignette, dust jacket, very mild soiling, otherwise nearly fine in good, chipped dj. ¶ First Edition. Begun in 1932, this series of fine photographs surveys the ancient Mayan capital attempting to “convey, in some measure, the grandeur of their buildings with their beauty of proportion, spacing and ornamentation” (author’s preface). $75.
GOODMAN, Charles and Wolf Von Eckardt. LIFE FOR DEAD SPACES. The Development of the Lavanburg Commons. An Achitectural Proposal. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1963. 8vo, 127pp, color frontispiece, color and b&w illus. throughout. Light green cloth, gilt lettered on green stamped spine label, bookplate, a few marks to front cover, mild wear, otherwise very good. ¶ First Edition. $20.
(GRAY, Eileen). JOHNSON, J. Stewart. EILEEN GRAY. Designer. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, (1980). 8vo, 67pp, b/w photo illus. throughout. Photo illus. wrappers, mild rubbing, small tear to top edge of upper wrapper, otherwise near fine. ¶ Second edition of a survey of the noted designer’s oeuvre based substantially on the author’s interviews with Gray in 1971. $25.
(Greene & Greene) CURRENT, Karten. GREENE & GREENE. Architects in the Residential Style. Photographs by William Current. (Introduction by John Entenza). Fort Worth: Amon Carter Museum, 1974. Oblong 4to, 128pp, numerous plates. Original cloth, dustjacket, some fading to spine, otherwise fine. ¶ First Edition. Sharp p.52. $135.
(Greene & Greene). MAKINSON, Randell L. A GUIDE TO THE WORK OF GREENE AND GREENE. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith, 1987. Sq.8vo, 65pp, illus. Orig. wrappers, very good. ¶ Chronological account of the brothers’ work. $50.
(Greene & Greene). MAKINSON, Randell L. GREENE AND GREENE, Architecture as Fine Art. With New Photographs by Marvin Rand and an Introdcution by Reyner Banham. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith, (1977). 4to, 285pp, 300+ b/w photos & drawings. Cloth, dust jacket. Very good copy with the prospectus laid in. ¶ Chronological account of the brothers’ work, with bibliography and index. $125.
(Greene & Greene) STRAND, Janann. A GREENE & GREENE GUIDE. Sketches by Gregory Cloud. (Pasadena: Castle Press for the Author), 1974. Oblong 8vo, 112pp, illustrated with 2 b/w photo portraits, 100 sketches, 25 plans; list of structures, indexed; 4 Greene walks in Pasadena; 4 maps; notes; bibliography. Original cloth, dustjacket, fine. ¶ First Edition, now quite scarce. Sharp p.52. $135.
GROSSO, Orlando. GLI AFFRESCHI NEI PALAZZI DI GENOVA. Milan: Bestetti, 1910. Folio, (8)pp, 50 photographic plates. Orig. cloth portfolio, some chipping to margins of plates, otherwise very good. ¶ Very attractive photographs of interiors of Genovese castles. $100.
HALES, George P. LOS ANGELES CITY HALL. Los Angeles: Board of Public Works, 1928. 8vo, 63pp, photo. illus. Beige cloth. Very good. ¶ A description of the architecture and decoration of City Hall; the architects were John Austin, Albert Martin, and John Parkinson, and Antony Heinsbergen was reponsible for the decorative painting. $40.
(Hammer). CONRAD FIEDLER’S ESSAY ON ARCHITECTURE with Notes by Victor Hammer. Lexington: Anvil Press, 1954. 8vo, 56pp, printed in two colors. Orig. wine red boards, printed paper label, margins browned, light wear at joints, otherwise very good. ¶ Edition limited to 100 copies. A typically restrained performance by Hammer, printing this translation of Fiedler’s interesting essay by Carolyn Reading for the first time and including a list of Fiedler’s other works in translation. The text is set in American Uncial with the right margin ragged, resembling strongly his superb printing of Hölderlin’s poems. See Blumenthal, Printed Book in America, pp. 114-16. $200.
HERWIG, Oliver. FEATHERWEIGHTS. Light, Mobile and Floating Architecture. Munich - Berlin - London: Prestel, (2003). 4to, 159, (1)pp, frontispiece, clor and b&w photo-illus. throughout. Photo-illus. wrappers, fine. ¶ First Edition in English. $50.
HESS, Alan. HYPERWEST. American Residential Architecture on the Edge. Photography by Alan Weintraub. New York: Whitney Library of Design, (1996). Sq 4to, 176pp, 220 full color photo-illus. Black cloth, silver lettered, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ First American Edition. $40.
HEWITT, Mark Alan. THE ARCHITECT & THE AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSE 1890-1940. Architectural Photographs by Richard Cheek. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, (1990). 4to, xiii, 312pp, frontispiece, 60 color, 250 b&w photo-illus. Blue linen, gilt lettered, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $75.
(Hindu Architecture). FRITZ, John M. and George Mitchell. CITY OF VICTORY: VIJAYANAGARA. The Medieval Hindu Capital of Southern India. Photographs by John Gollings, Essay and Site Descriptions by John M. Fritz and George Michell. (New York): Aperture Foundation, (1991). 4to, 118pp, 142 b/w illus., including photo-plates, architectural site plans, cross-sections, and maps. Publ. charcoal grey boards, backed in black cloth, lettered in silver, illus. endpapers, dust jacket, a fine copy in like dj. ¶ First Edition. Haunting black and white images by the preeminent Australian architectural photographer, John Gollings, complement this detailed study of the sacred and political capital of the Hindu empire. $30.
HOFFMANN, Hubert & Karl Kaspar (eds.). NEUE DEUTSCHE ARCHITEKTUR. Stuttgart: Gerd Hatje, (1956). 4to, xix, (1), 219pp, 529 b&w photo-illust., 156 diagrams and plans. Yellow cloth, lettered in red, dust jacket, very light wear to spine ends & corners, very good in like dj with some chips. ¶ First Edition. A general survey of mid-century German architecture covering all aspects of domestic, industrial & public works. Includes briefs commentaries on each structure. Commentaries in German & English. $45.
HOLBORN, Ian B. Stoughton. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ARCHITECTURES OF EUROPEAN RELIGIONS. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, (1908). Sq. 8vo, xvi, 264pp, 4 plates, 124 line drawings. Orig. buckram blocked in gilt Very good. ¶ First Edition. Includes a thorough glossary. $50.
HOLME, Charles, editor. OLD ENGLISH COUNTRY COTTAGES. London: The Studio, 1906. 4to, viii, 168, xvi (ads), 14 color plates, monochrome illus. Orig. green cloth, very good. ¶ First Edition. Studio Bibl. 33. $50.
(Homebuilder’s Catalogue). CHARMING HOMES: Guaranty Building and Loan Association. Los Angeles: Cleveland Publications, [ca. 1945]. 4to, (34)pp with illus. Pink illus. wrappers, very good. ¶ Catalogue of California ranch homes, with exterior photos & floor plans. $40.
(Horta). BORSI, Franco [and] Paolo Portoghesi. VICTOR HORTA. Foreward by Jean Delhaye. Translated From the Italian by Marie-HélŹne Agüeros. New York: Rizzoli, (1991). Sm folio, 413pp, 705 b&w and color illus. Green linen, gilt letering and dec., dust jacket, fine in like dj ¶ First Edition in English. $150.
HOWARD, John Galen (intro.) YEAR BOOK. ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. Berkeley, 1912. 4to, n.p., numerous plates. Orig. boards, very good. With a presentation card laid in. ¶ A record of outstanding designs by leading members of the association. The distinguished architect Howard was head of architecture at UC Berkeley. $40.
(Hunt, Myron). MYRON HUNT, 1868-1952. The Search for a Regional Architecture. Pasadena: Baxter Art Gallery, 1984. 4to, 120pp, 142 b/w photo plates & plans. Photo illus. wrappers, a very fine copy. ¶ Catalogue accompanying the 1984 exhibition. Includes a list of Hunt’s architectural projects & selected bibliography. $35.
(Hunt, Myron). MYRON HUNT, 1868-1952. The Search for a Regional Architecture. Pasadena: Baxter Art Gallery, 1984. 4to, 120pp, illus. with 142 b&w photo-illus., plans. Photo-illus. wrappers, mild soiling, otherwise a near fine copy. ¶ First Edition. Catalogue accompanying the 1984 exhibition. Includes a list of Hunt’s architectural projects & selected bibliography. $30.
HUNT, T[homas] F[rederick]. HALF A DOZEN HINTS ON PICTURESQUE DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE, In a Series of Designs for Gate Lodges, Gamekeepers’ Cottages, and Other Rural Residences. London: Longman, Rees et al, 1826. 4to, (8)pp, 9 lithographs on India paper by Pyne after Hunt of cottages and lodges, each with facing text, 3 lithographs of floor plans printed by Hullmandel, (5)pp appendix. Orig. drab boards, printed label, spine worn, otherwise a very good copy. ¶ Second edition; the first appeared in the previous year. a third was published in 1833, reprinted in 1841. Hunt’s instructive work on the construction of attractive, small rural residences in which he claims “that the Picturesque in Architecture does not belong exclusively to ruinous and useless hovels, but that it may be produced in newly erected and comfortable Houses…” Hunt (1791-1831) worked for the Office of Works and published several books on domestic architecture, this being the first and most noteworthy. He was a specialist in the Tudor style and used its designs as a basis for most of his work. He apparently indulged his own whims and tastes, as he lived beyond his means, was always in debt and was harassed by bailiffs. His architectural drawings were exhibited at the Royal Academy 1816-1828, and he designed the Burns mausoleum at Dumfries. Abbey, Life, 25 (3rd edition); Colvin p.439; not in Berlin Cat. NUC notes 2 copies. $350.
ILCHESTER, Earl of. THE HOME OF THE HOLLANDS 1605-1820. London: John Murray, (1937). 8vo, 410pp, profusely illus. Original red cloth, gilt, unobtrusive inscription, very good. ¶ First Edition of this historical account of one of London’s grandest residences and its inhabitants. $35.
ILYIN, M. MONUMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE. 18th - the First Third of the 19th Century... Black and White Photographs by A. Alexnadrov, Translated into English by I. Ivyanskaya. In Cyrillic] MOSKVA. Pamiatniki Arkhitektury XVIII - Pervoi Treti XIX Veka... MOSCOW. Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1975. 2 vols, Sq 4to, 114pp, folding color map, color and sepiatone illus. throughout; 356pp, folding color map, 322 full-page b/w photo plates. Tan cloth, lettered in black and brown, illus. slipcase, bookplates, vol I fine, mild soiling and tiny abrasion to upper board vol II, hinge hints at starting in vol II, otherwise near-fine in a very good mildly soiled slipcase. ¶ First Edition. This compehensive discussion of the Russian architecture of Moscow includes a volume of fine black and white photographs depicting a full range of interior and exterior views. A two-page folding facsimile of an 1812 color illustration of Moscow accompanies each volume. Text in parallel columns of English and Russian. $100.
IMBERT, Dorotée. THE MODERNIST GARDEN IN FRANCE. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, (1993). 4to, xv, 268pp, 27 color plates, misc. b&w photo-illus., plans, drawings. Red cloth, red lettering to silver stamped label, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $75.
INVERNIZZI, Luca, et al. TROPICAL ASIAN STYLE. (Hong Kong): Periplus, (2001). 4to, 223pp, frontispiece, profusely color photo-illus. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $35.
(Italian). PAOLO VERONESE, G.B. TIEPOLO E CONTEMPORANEI. AFFRESCHI INEDITI DAL XXVI AL XVIII SECOLO. Torino: Crudo, ca. 1900. Folio, 2pp, 40 photograph plates of frescoes. Orig. boards portfolio, very good. ¶ Attractive set. Among the “contemporanei” are Guarnara, Nicolini, Zelatti, and Galliari. $150.
JARRY, Paul. LES VIEUX HOTELS DE PARIS. Paris: Charles Moreau, 1937. 3 vols, folio, each with text & approx. 40 b/w plates loose in modern portfolio with ties. Library bookplates, otherwise fine. ¶ 3 vols: L’Ile Saint-Louis. Architecture & Decorations Interieures; Les Porcherons ou Le Faubourg Montmartre; and Le Ministere de La Marine, Ancien Garde-Meuble de la Couronne. $500.
JEQUIER, Gustave LES TEMPLES RAMESSIDES AT SAITES DE LA XIXe A LA XXXe DYNASTIE. L’Architecture et la Decoration dans L’Ancienne Egypte. Paris: Editions Albert Morance, Folio, 11pp, 80 plates (photographs). Print boards, cloth backstrip worn, contents very good. $250.
JERICKE, Alfred & Dieter Dolgner. DER KLASSIZISMUS IN DER BAUGESCHICHTE WEIMARS. Weimar: Hermann Bohlaus Nachfolger, 1975. 8vo, 412pp, 190 b/w photo plates, drawings & plans. Pale yellow cloth, brown lettered, dust jacket, occasional penciled marginalia, very good in nearso dj. ¶ First Edition, a Review Copy. Study of neo-classical design in the architecture of Weimar from the late 18th to mid 19th centuries. $45.
JOHNSON, John. RELIQUES OF ANCIENT ENGLISH ARCHITECTURE. Lithographed by Alfred Newman. [London: Day & Son, 1858.] Sm. folio, lithograph title, 81 lithograph plates. Old boards, new half calf, some spotting, very good. ¶ Scarce portfolio of various old buildings throughout England, mainly Gothic churches. Johnson (1732-1814), an architect, had a considerable private practice and designed more than twenty country houses, several London town houses and numerous public structures including schools, jails and churches. Alfred Newman (1827-1866) is known as an architectural lithographer. We speculate that one of Johnson’s descendants brought his drawings to the attention of the publisher because their subject matter would have been especially appealing at the height of the Gothic Revival, occasioning their publication forty-four years after Johnson’s death. Not in Twyman or any of the standard references. $450.
(Kahn). FELDMAN, Eugene & R.S. Wurman. THE NOTEBOOKS AND DRAWINGS OF LOUIS I. KAHN. Philadelphia: The Falcon Press, 1962. Folio, 75, (2)pp, illus., some folding. Beige linen, gilt-embossed design of trees on upper cover, gilt spine. Bottom of upper cover foxed, exterior soiled, otherwise very good. ¶ First Edition, limited to 1800 numbered copies of which this is a review copy numbered 527. $125.
KEEFE, Charles S., (ed.). THE AMERICAN HOUSE. Being a Collection of Illustrations & Plans of the Best Country & Suburban Houses Built in the United States during the Last Few Years... New York: UPC Book Company, 1924. 4to, 24pp, 219 b/w hors texte plates. Tan cloth, gilt labels, light wear to spine label, mild soiling, very good. ¶ Colonial, Georgian, Italian, Spanish, French, and English housing styles are represented in this collection along with detailed descriptive notes. Special sections are devoted to interiors and doorways. $275.
KIRK, Paul Hayden and Eugene D. Sternberg. DOCTOR’S OFFICES & CLINICS. Medical & Dental. New York: Reinhold, (1955). 4to, 216pp, many b&w ohoto-illus, plans, drawings. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, lt wear, rear hinge hints at starting, otherwise very good in dj with large chips to spine, smaller at corners. ¶ First Edition; from Reinhold’s Progressive Architecture Library. $35.
KISHIDA, Hideto. JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE. Second Edition. Tokyo: Maruzen, 1936. 12mo, color frontis, 133pp, illus. throughout. Orig. wrappers, very good. ¶ Number 7 in the Tourist Library. $20.
KLEIN, Judy Graf. THE OFFICE BOOK. Ideas and Designs for Contemporary Work Spaces. Cunsulting Editors: Francis Duffy & John Pile. New York: Facts On File, (1982). Sq 4to, 288pp, over 600 4-color and b&w photo-illus. Teal linen, red letteed, dust jacket, fine in like dj with wear to one corner. ¶ First Edition. $30.
KOEHLER, Enrico. OPERE CLASSICHE POLICROMATICHE DELL' ARTE MONUMENTALE IN ITALIA Dal Secolo V al Secolo XVI Rappresentate in 12 Tavole Prospettive in Cromotipia con Testo Illustrativo in Quattro Lingue. Leipzig: Baumgaertner, [ca. 1885. Elephant folio (24 1/2 x 19 inches), 2ff, 12 chromolithograph plates printed on heavy stock, each plate with approx. 4pp of separate descriptive letterpress in Italian, French, English and German. Orig. cloth portfolio somewhat worn, contents very good. ¶ Monumental work on polychromatic decoration of 5th through 16th century churches and libraries in Rome, Florence, Orvieto, Genoa, Venice, Palermo, Sienna and Ravenna. The remarkable plates reveal the interiors in great detail; one of the plates shows the Sistine Chapel ceiling. $1500.
KUBLER, George. RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE OF NEW MEXICO In the Colonial Period and Since the American Occupation. Chicago: Rio Grande, (1962). 4to, xxi, 232pp, 220 b&w illus. Black cloth, gilt lettered, fine. ¶ Reprint of the 1940 first edition. $75.
LA BEAUME, Louis & W[illia]m Papin. THE PICTURESQUE ARCHITECTURE OF MEXICO. New York: Wenzel & Krakow, 1915. 4to, (8pp), 118 photographic plates, lacking frontis. (supplied in photocopy).. Orig. cloth soiled, rear hinge starting, former owner’s illus. to rear pastedown endpaper, edgewear, good. ¶ First Edition. One of the early appreciations of Mexican architecture including buildings in Cuernavaca, Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, Morelia and other cities. $100.
LAMPEREZ y ROMEA, Vicente. HISTORIA DE LA ARQUITECTURA CRISTIANA ESPANOLA EN LA EDAD MEDIA, Según el Estudio de los Elementos y los Monumentos... Tomo Segundo. Bilbao: Espasa-Calpe, S.A., 1930. Vol II only, 4to, 661pp, 483 site-plans, photo- and text illus, 3 folding maps. Publ. tan cloth, lettered in black, with green border and vignette, light soiling at boards, bookplate, owner inscrpt. at ffep, hinges weak, a good copy with bright, clean text. ¶ Second edition, first published in 1906. This volume of Lamperez y Romea's monumental study discusses the Romanesque and Gothic styles. $85.
LARSSON, Carl. DAS HAUS IN DER SONNE. Taunus: Langewiesche, 1922. Lg.8 vo, 67pp, 16 color plates, illustrations throughout. Orig. decorative wrappers, very good. ¶ Larsson’s (1853-1919) tale of domestic life is illustrated with color plates after his distinctive paintings of interiors and family scenes. $175.
LAZAREV, V.N., et al. [in Cyrillic] DREVNE-RUSSKOE ISKUSSTVO, Khudozhestvennaya kul’tura domogol’skoi Rusi. Moskva: Nauka, 1972. 4to, 361, (2)pp, b/w text illus. throughout. Beige cloth, gilt titles over brown field at upper board and spine, bookplate, mild soiling, a very good copy. ¶ First Edition. This learned treatise focuses upon early Russian art and architecture from the 10th through 15th centuries. $60.
(Le Corbusier). FUSCO, Renato de. LE CORBUSIER. Designer Furniture, 1929. Woodbury, NY: Barron’s, (1977). Obl. 8vo, 102pp, b/w illus. throughout. Black cloth, spine lettered in white, dust jacket, fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. A study of Corbusier’s furniture exhibited in 1929, including reproductions of many original design drawings. $45.
LEDOUX, Eug[ene]. L’ EMPLOI DES ENDUITS SGRAFFITES DANS L’ ORNEMENTATION DES FACADES. Paris: Librairie De La Construction Moderne, [ca. 1902]. Folio, 4ff, iv, 16 color plates. Orig. board portfolio soiled, contents very good. ¶ A beautiful record of the work of Ledoux, whose decorative work in sgraffito graced the facades of many buildings in Paris and throughout France, including those for the thermal baths at Evian, the Palais d'hiver at Pau, the Museum at Limoges and the Botanic Garden in Paris. His short preface details his methods. $400.
LEGLER, Dixie. PRAIRIE STYLE. Houses and Gardens by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School. Photographs by Christian Korab. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, (1999). 4to, 207, (1)pp, profusely color photo-illus. Photo-illus. boards, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $40.
LEMMEN, Hans van. TILES. 1,000 Years of Architectural Decoration. New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1993). Sq 8vo, 240pp, 266 color illus. Aqua cloth, lettered in gilt, dust jacket, very ine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $75.
(LEPAUTRE). STYLE LOUIS XIV: L’OEUVRE DE LEPAUTRE. Décorations Intérieures, Plafonds, Alcoves, Meubles, Cheminées, etc., etc. Reproduction en Fac-Simile et de la MŹme Grandeur que les Gravures de l’Epoque. Paris: Armand Guérinet..., [n.d., ca. 1910]. Folio, 333 b/w illus, mostly full-page plates. Beige cloth, gilt morocco labels at spine, marbled endpapers, extremities and labels worn, moderate soiling at boards, occasional finger smudges at plate margins, a good copy. $100.
LIBESKIND, Daniel. COUNTERSIGN. New York: Rizzoli, (1992). 4to, 139, (5), frontispiece, b&w and color illus. throughout. Black cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, very fine in like dj ¶ First American Edition. $45.
LIM, William S. W. and Tan Hock Beng. THE NEW ASIAN ARCHITECTURE. Vernacular Traditions and Contemporary Style. Hong Kong: Periplus Editions, (1998). 4to, 176pp, profusely color photo-illus. Charcoal cltoh, white lettered, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $100.
MAKINSON, Randell L and Thomas A. Heinz. GREEN & GREEN. The Blacker House. With a Photographic Essay by Brad Pitt. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, (2000). 4to, xii, 132pp, frontispiece, color and b&w photo-illus. throughout. Gray cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, very fine in like dj, ¶ First Edition. $60.
MARMOTTAN, Paul and J. Vacquier. LE STYLE EMPIRE. Paris: Contet, 1914-27. 4 vols, folio, each vol. with approx. 24pp text, 42, 42, 40, 40 plates (complete). Orig. marbled portfolios, half title and title leaves lacking from vol. 1 but otherwise complete, all plates and text present, very good. ¶ Major work on Empire architecture and decoration. $750.
MAZA, Francisco de la. ARQUITECTURA DE LOS COROS DE MONJAS EN MEXICO. Mexico, D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1983. Sm 4to, 38, 48, 39-166pp, title in red and black with illus. vignette, 103 hors texte b/w photo-plates, 26 b/w text illus. Publ. tan cloth, gilt-stamped vignette, spine lettered in gilt on red ground, dust jacket, a fine copy in good, soiled, dj. ¶ Later augmented reprint, limited to 3,000 copies. This comprehensive study examines the architecture and reconstruction of the choirs in 41 convents throughout 9 cities in Mexico. Embedded within the main text is a 48-page facsimile of de la Maza's 1967 El Sepulcro de Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, a brief chronicle of the Temple of Saint Jerome and it restoration. $50.
McCOY, Esther. FIVE CALIFORNIA ARCHITECTS. New York: Praeger, (1975). 4to, 200pp, profusely illustrated. Orig. cloth, dust jacket, name on endpaper, very good.. ¶ Pioneering work first printed in 1960, the first book to study Maybeck, Gill, Greene & Greene and Schindler. $75.
McGOODWIN, Robert. MONOGRAPH OF THE WORK OF ROBERT R. McGOODWIN. Philadelphia: Wm. F. Fell, 1942. Folio, (10)pp, frontispiece, 148 full-page b/w photo-illus. and arch. drawing plates. Brown cloth, lettered in gilt, mild wear, inscrpt. at ffep, a very good copy. ¶ Only Edition of a rare book Section Headings: The Influence of Colonial America; The Influence of England; The Influence of France; The Influence of Italy; Works of a Public Nature; Construction Details. Robert Rodes McGoodwin (d.1967) was one of a group of very successful early twentieth-century architects who concentrated on residential design in Philadelphia. “He developed a flourishing office in which his versatility as a designer could be exercised -- so much so that when he published his 1942 Monograph, he chose to arrange it by themes (‘Influence of Colonial America,’ ‘Influence of England,’ ‘Influence of France,’ ‘Influence of Italy,’ ‘ Low Cost Housing Projects,’ ‘Work of a Public Nature’) rather than chronologically. In the Monograph are paraded a series of large, but rarely ostentatious, houses for clients such as John F. Steinman of Lancaster Co., PA (1939), Persiflor Frazer, 3d, Chestnut Hill (1921), and Herbert S. Welsh, French Village, Chestnut Hill (1927), all testifying to McGoodwin’s abilities to provide, as George Edgell asserted, ‘picturesqueness, charming composition, and the suggestion of solid modern comfort.’ (Sandra Tatman). Not in Avery. $450.
McMENAMIN, Donna. TRADITIONAL MEXICAN STYLE EXTERIORS. Text by … Photography by Richard Loper. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, (2003). 4to, 191, (1)pp, over 300 color photo-illus. Photo-illus. glossy boards, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $40.
(MENDELSOHN, Eric). BEYER, Oscar. (ed.). ERIC MENDELSOHN: Letters of an Architect... with an Introduction by Nikolaus Pevsner. London: Abelard-Schuman, (1967). 8vo, 192pp, frontisportrait, 16 full-page b/w plates, text sketches throughout. Publ. maroon cloth, lettered in black, dust jacket, a fine copy in very good rubbed dj. ¶ First English Edition. $60.
MENDELSOHN, Erich. ERICH MENDELSOHN. Das Gesamtschaffen Des Architekten. Berlin: Rudof Mosse Buchverlag, 1930. Sm. 4to, 249, (3)pp, profusely illus. with plans, drawings, photographs. Tan cloth, light soiling, small tear to upper joint, otherwise very good. ¶ First Edition. The complete work (to publication) of famed German architect Erich Mendelsohn. Rare. $250.
MICHAELS, Leonard. CONTEMPORARY STRUCTURE IN ARCHITECTURE. New York: Reinhold, (1959). 4to, xvi, 229, xix pp.Beige cloth, brown lettering, dust jacket, near fine in very good dj. ¶ First Edition, Inscribed by the Author. Foreword by Eric Mendelsohn. $65.
MIDDLETON, Michael. GROUP PRACTICE IN DESIGN. With a Note By Misha Black. New York: George Barziller, (1967). 4to, illus. Original light brown cloth in blue dust jacket, fine. ¶ First Edition. $30.
(MOHL, Heinz). HEINZ MOHL. Buildings and Projects. Introduction [by] Frank R. Werner. (Stuttgart): Edition Axel Menges, (1994). 4to, 287, (1)pp, profusely illus. in b&w and color. Gray cloth, black lettered, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. Text in German and English. $65.
MOSSA, Vico. ARCHITETTURA DOMESTICA IN SARDEGNA. Contributo per una Storia della Casa Mediterranea. Cagliari: Edizioni della Zattera, 1957. 8vo, 229, (5)pp, frontispiece, 250 b&w photo-illus. Prtioned wrappers, vignette, soiling and a few stains to wraps, lt margin toning, otherwise very good. ¶ First Edition. $50.
MULLGARDT, Louis Christian. THE ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE GARDENING OF THE EXPOSITION. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1915. 8vo, x, 202pp, mounted photographic frontis., 95 mounted photo plates. Orig. cloth, gilt, very good copy in tattered dust jacket. ¶ “A pictorial survey of the most beautiful of the architectural compositions of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition” – California Local History 8l05. Second edition. $40.
(Neue...) NEUE DEUTSCHE ARCHITEKTUR. Stuttgart: Gerd Hatje, (1956). $50.
NEUFERT, Ernst. BAUENTWURFSLEHRE Grundlagen Normen und Vorschriften über Anlage Bau Gestaltung Raumbedarf, Raumbeziehungen. Maße fur Gebäude Räume Einrichtungen und Geräte mit dem Menschen als Maß und Ziel. Berlin: Verlag Des Druckhauses Tempelhof, 1950. 4to, 316, (4 (as adv.)pp, 316 plates, overt 3600 diagrams. Light blue cloth, navy lettered, dustjacket, sunning to edges, otherwise very good in sunned, stained dj. ¶ First Edition. $55.
NEWCOMB, Rexford. THE OLD MISSION CHURCHES AND HISTORIC HOUSES OF CALIFORNIA. Their History, Architecture Art and Lore. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1925. 4to, xvii, 379pp, color frontis., 217 illus., 24 line drawings. Orig. green cloth, gilt, dustjacket, tears to backstrip, otherwise internally clean in good binding in like dj. ¶ First edition of this beautiful book, the result of six years of field work by this noted architectural historian. $125.
NOEL, Martin S. FUNDAMENTOS PARA UN ESTETICA NACIONAL. Contribucion a la Historia de la Arquitectura Hispano-Americana. Buenos Aires: (en los Talleres Rodríguez Giles), 1926. 8vo, 238, (44)pp, black and red illus. vignette at title, 147 b/w full-page plates. Full light brown tree calf, four raised bands, gilt-stamped crimson morocco lettering piece at spine, light wear at extremities, penciling at title, contemp. gift inscrpt. at dedication, a nearly fine copy, handsomely bound. ¶ First Edition, one of 997 copies (of 1000) printed “en papel Chamois.” This comprehensive study traces the confluence of Spanish and pre-Columbian styles, going on to discuss Nationalistic conceptions of art in Latin America. $75.
NORMAN, Philip. LONDON SIGNS AND INSCRIPTIONS. With an Introduction by Henry B. Wheatley. London: Elliot Stock, 1897. 8vo, xx, 237pp, frontispiece, 24 b&w illus., head and tail pieces. Publisher’s original brown cloth, gilt lettered spine, blindstamped floral decoration, bookplate, mild sunning to spine, front hinge starting, sm tear at spine foot, otherwise unusually very good. ¶ The history of London’s sculptured signs from the 16th century forward is the subject of this unusual volume that discusses and catalogues the human, astronomical, animal (real or imaginary), bird signs, and symbols that decorate and ornament the London cityscape. Second edition. $125.
NOSE, Michiko Rico. JAPAN MODERN. New Ideas for Contemporary Living. Photography by Michael Freeman. Hong Kong: Periplus Editions, (2000). 4to, 223pp, richly color photo-illus. throughout. Blue boards, white lettered, dust jacket, fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $40.
O’GORMAN, James F. ABC OF ARCHITECTURE. Drawings by Dennis E. McGrath. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1998. 8vo, xii, 127pp, 53 drawings. Blue cloth, silver lettered, dust jacket, very fine. ¶ First Edition, third printing. $20.
O'KANE, Bernard. TIMURID ARCHITECTURE IN KHURASAN. [N.p.]: Mazda Publishers..., (1987). 4to, xvi, 418pp, 78 hors-texte full-page site plans and cross-sections, 130 hors-texte b/w photo-illus. plates. Gilt-stamped publ. green cloth with vignette, a fine copy. ¶ First Edition. Purporting to be a complete catalogue of the Timurid sites in Iran and Afghanistan, this extraordinary study focuses upon the growing number of medieval monuments that have come to light in recent decades. Vol. 3 in the Islamic Art and Architecture Series. $100.
PAINE, Robert Treat and Alexander Soper. THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF JAPAN. (Harmondsworth): Penguin, (1955). 4to, xviii, 316pp, 47 text illus., 173 full-page hors texte b/w plates. Red cloth, gilt vignette, black faux morocco label, lettered in gilt, faint indents to upper board, bookseller label, otherwise a very good copy. ¶ First Edition, from the Pelican History of Art series. This comprehensive work surveys from the archaic period and the introduction of Buddhism up through the Edo. With glossary, bibliography and fine architectural drawings. $25.
PARNES, Louis. PLANNING STORES THAT PAY. n.p.: F.W. Dodge Corporation, (1948). 4to, 313pp with illus. Original blue cloth in black dust jacket, small stain to upper & lower endpaper edges from removed tape, very good. ¶ First Edition. $50.
PELIZZARI, Maria Antonella (ed.). TRACES OF INDIA: Photography, Architecture, and the Politics of Representation, 1850-1900. New Haven: Yale University Press, (2003). 4to, 342pp, 110 color, 73 b&w illus. Black blindstamped cloth, very fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $50.
PERCIER, Charles & Pierre Franćois Fontaine. PLANS DE PLUSIEURS CHATEAUX, PALAIS, ET RESIDENCES DE SOUVERAINS…de France et d’Italie, d’Espagne et de Russie. Dessinés sur une mźme Echelle pour źtre comparés. [Paris: Jules Didot l’AĒné, 1833] Folio, engraved title and 37 plates, some double-page. Modern half red buckram, a very good copy. ¶ A collection of floor plans of the principal residences of European monarchs from France, Italy, Spain and Russia, scaled equally for comparison. Palaces in St. Petersburg, Mantua, Florence, Madrid, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Potsdam etc. are compared to existing and projected French palaces. Although cited separately by the Berlin Katalog and NUC, this work appears to have been issued as the plate volume to Percier’s Residences des Souverains. Berlin Kat. 1929. $750.
PFEIFFER, Bruce Brooks. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT SELECTED HOUSES 2: Taliesin. Edited and Photographed by Yukio Futagawa. Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita, (1990). Oblong 4to, 173, (3)pp, color and b&w photo-illus. and plans throughout. Photo-illus. wrappers, integral dust jacket, fine. ¶ First Edition, first printing. Volume Two from Pfieffer and Futagawa’s eight volume series on Wright-designed homes studies Wright’s original Taliesin. Text in English and Japanese. $100.
PHILIPPE, Simone (ed.). STARCK. Köln: Benedikt Taschen, 1996. 4to, 334, (2)pp, frontispieces, over 300 illus. in color. Orange paper boards, dust jacket, minor wear to vol and dj spine head, otherwise near fine. ¶ First Edition. The most comprehensive synthesis of the legendary designer’s ideas and work to date, produced in close collaboration with Starck and featuring material from his personal archives. $60.
(PIRANESI). THE ART OF EXAGGERATION: Piranesi’s Perspectives on Rome. [Los Angeles]: Fisher Gallery, University of Southern Calif... 1995. 4to, 78pp, illus. title, 55 b/w illus. Red illus. wrappers, lettered in black, nearly fine. ¶ First Edition of this catalogue from the 1995 exhibition in the Fisher Gallery at the University of Southern California. Several essays by members of the Museum Studies class of 1996 discuss the life and work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), the most famous engraver of the 18th century. $25.
PLANAT, P. & E. RUMLER LE STYLE LOUIS XIV, Recueil de Motifs Choisis d’Architecture au XVII Siecle. Paris: Librairie de la Construction Moderne, (1912). Folio, 140 b/w plates plus text. Bound in full maroon cloth. ¶ Interior and exterior views, including details of decorative scultptures. $200.
PLANAT, Paul Amedee. LE STYLE LOUIS XIV, Recueil de Motifs Choisis d’Architecture au XVIIe Siecle. Paris: Librairie de la Construction Moderne, (1912). Folio, x, (2), 206 plates (i.e., 140)pp, with index. Maroon cloth, light toning at edges of plates, occasional minor soiling, otherwise very good. ¶ First Edition. This collection of fine black and white photo plates documents French architectural style at the time of Louis XIV. Interior and exterior views of a wide array of public and private structures are included, along with details of decorative sculptural motifs. The historical preface includes biographies of the principal French architects of the 17th century. $175.
PLOWDEN, David. THE AMERICAN BARN. New York: W.W. Norton, (2003). 4to, (12), 121 b&w plates, (3)pp. Black cloth, silver lettered, dust jacket, fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $35.
POWELL, Jane and Linda Svendsen. BUNGALOW. The Ultimate Arts & Crafts Home. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, (2004). 4to, 286pp, over 300 color photo illus. Publ. green-gold cloth, lettered in red, dust jacket, new. ¶ First Edition. “Eighty-five of the truest examples of the form across North America are showcased through the brilliant photography of Linda Svendsen” (jacket). $50.
PRENTICE, Andrew N. RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE AND ORNAMENT IN SPAIN. A Series of Examples selected from the purest Works executed between the years 1500 and 1560. London: Batsford, . Folio, 60 plates. Red cloth, somewhat soiled. ¶ Measured drawings and plates of notable examples from the early 16th century by Prentice, a respected British architect and Soane medalist for 1888. $300.
PUGIN, A(ugustus) Welby. GLOSSARY OF ECCLESIASTICAL ORNAMENT AND COSTUME... Enlarged and Revised by the Rev. Bernard Smith... London: Henry G. Bohn, 1846. Sm. folio, xvi. 245pp, 73 chromolithograph plates (2 double page; including dupe no.29) & 1 uncolored; b/w illus. throughout the text. Old half a little scuffed, but sound, the plates very clean.. ¶ Second Edition of one of the most influential books of the Gothic Revival, it has inspired more than one generation of architects, decorators and designers. the first edition appeared in 1844. Pugin, whose ideas went beyond architecture, here proposes appropriate dress and ornament for the clergy based on Gothic models. His collaborator, the Rev. Smith, had been an Anglican priest but under Pugin’s influence, became a Roman Catholic. The elaborate chromolithograph plates are printed with gold and highly saturated colors. “Pugin’s remarks about universal principles of art in his introduction to The Glossary were widely read, and influenced the development of a functional approach to design…” (Beckwith, Victorian Bibliomania, p.56). This work “supplied architect and cleric alike with a dazzling selection of archaeologically correct Gothic ornament. It was among the earliest of British books to be lithographed in colour...” (Durant p.87). “Pugin’s most magnificent book” (Belcher A33.2) “One of the outstanding colour books of the Victorian period” “even richer in colour than The Alhambra (by Owen Jones), and a bit easier to handle....This is one of the outstanding colour books of the Victorian period” (McLean). Abbey, 429. Colas 2441. Friedman 140. Hiler p.727. Lipperheide 1823. McLean, Victorian Book Design, p,115. $950.
(Rafael). STANZE DI RAFFAELLO. VATICANO. ROMA. (Rome, ca. 1930). 4to, 32 b/w plates in folding portfolio. Very good. $45.
(RAMIREZ VAZQUEZ, Pedro). RAMIREZ VAZQUEZ. Preface by Robert Auzelle. Designed by Javier Pizarro and Claudia Schroeder. (Mexico City: Garcia Valadés, 1989). 4to, 269pp, color and b&w photo-illus. throughout. Gray cloth, silver lettered, dust jacket, lt. wear, offset to fpep, otherwise near fine in very good dj. ¶ First Edition. Lush survey of the Mexican architect’s work. $125.
RENARD, Edmund. DAS NEUE SCHLOSS ZU BENRATH. Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1913. Folio, v, 58pp, 27 plates. Vellum backed boards. Very good. ¶ First Edition of this handsome presentation of interiors of the 18th century palace in Dusseldorf. $200.
Richardson, T.A. THE ART OF ARCHITECTURAL MODELING IN PAPER. London: Crosby Lockwood, [n.d., ca. 1876]. 8vo, 95, 32(catalogue)pp, frontispiece, misc. b&w full page and text illus. Publisher’s blindstamped cloth, gilt lettered, very good. ¶ Later edition of Richardson’s manual of 1858, part of Weale’s Rudimentary Series and the first treatise on its subject. With a chapter on landscape gardening. $75.
ROSENAU, Helen. THE IDEAL CITY In Its Architectural Evolution. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1959. 8vo, xix, (1), 168pp, 32 plates, 30 figures. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, bookplate, fine in good+ dj with a chip to top of backstrip. ¶ First Edition. $35.
ROVERE, Lorenzo. IL PALAZZO DELLA ACCADEMIA FILARMONICA IN TORINO. (54 of 55 plates) Milan: Alfieri & Lacroix, 1915. $150.
SANFORD, Trent Elwood. THE STORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN MEXICO. New York: W. W. Norton, 1947. 8vo, xviii, 363, (2)pp., illus. Cloth, gilt-embossed design with black ink on upper cover & spine, dust jacket (spine faded, somewhat worn). Good. ¶ First Edition. $30.
(SCHINDLER, R.M.). SMITH, Elizabeth A.T. and Michael Darling. THE ARCHITECTURE OF R.M. SCHINDLER. Organized by … Essays by…and Kurt G.F. Helfrich, Robert Sweeney, Richard Guy Wilson. (Los Angeles): Museum of Contemporary Art, (2001). 4to, 283, (1), frontispiece, 265 illus., incl 106 color plates.Pale green cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. Sumptuous catalogue to accompany MOCA’s exhibition. $75.
(SCHINDLER, Rudolph). GEBHARD, David. SCHINDLER. Preface By Henry-Russell Hitchcock. Santa Barbara: Peregrine Smith, 1980. 8vo, illus. Original wrappers, very good. ¶ First Edition. Critical study on the Viennese-trained architect Schindler who settled in Los Angeles in the early 1920’s and over the next three decades developed a personal style suitable to the warm climate and casual lifestyle. $35.
SCHOMMER, P. L’ART DECORATIF. Au Temps du Romantisme. Paris: Les Editions G. Van Oest, (1928). 8vo, 72pp, 32 b&w plates. Printed wrappers, mild soiling, sm chip at spine head, otherwise near fine. ¶ First Edition. Scarce. $65.
SCHOY, Auguste. L’ART ARCHITECTURAL, DECORATIF, INDUSTRIEL ET SOMPTUAIRE DE L’EPOQUE LOUIS XVI. Paris: Charles Claesen, 2 vols, folio, 175 loose plates in cloth backed portfolios. $350.
SHELTON, William Henry. THE JUMEL MANSION. Being a Full History of the House on Harlem Heights Built By Roger Morris Before the Revolution. Together with Some Account of its More Notable Occupants. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916. Tall 8vo, xii, 257pp, frontispiece, 36 b&w plates. Publisher’s original pictorial cloth, teg, mild wear to extremities, otherwise a tight, bright, fine copy. ¶ First Edition, limited to 750 copies. $300.
SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer & Elmes, James. METROPOLITAN IMPROVEMENTS: Or London in the Nineteenth Century [with] LONDON IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. London: Jones & Co., 1829. 4to, engraved titles to both works (printed title to the first), 1 map, 353 steel engravings on India paper on 151 leaves, with tissues. Contemporary publisher’s mauve cloth stamped in gilt, t.e.g. Armorial bookplate, old German library stamps on versos of titles, front hinge starting, overall very good. ¶ First Editions of both works in the original publisher’s binding. Shepherd’s work was remarkable for its show of confidence in the architecture of John Nash and his contemporaries. He illustrates Regent Street, Regent’s Park, and the improved squares and crescents, but also the smaller villas of Park Village and the Canal. Included are views of the Bank, Covent Garden Market, Guildhall, the Royal Exchange, and several new bridges and tunnels. Thomas Shepherd (fl.1817-42) painted views of London and its environs almost exclusively and his watercolors were highly regarded for their accuracy. The text was written by James Elmes (1782-62), a London architect who devoted most of his time to writing architectural and antiquarian articles. Holloway 131. $1350.
SHIPWAY, Verna Cook & Warren Shipway. MEXICAN HOMES OF TODAY. New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co., (1967). 4to, 249pp, b/w photo. illus. throughout. Cloth, dust jacket, owner’s rubber stamp, very good. $50.
SHOKOOHY, Mehrdad. BHADRESVAR. The Oldest Islamic Monuments in India... with Contributions by Manijeh Bayani-Wolpert and Natalie H. Shokoohy. Leiden: E.J. Brill..., 1988. 4to, (6), 65, 41 b/w text illus., 58 hors texte b/w photo plates. Red cloth, borders ruled in blind, lettered in gilt, a fine copy. ¶ First Edition, Vol. II Studies in Islamic Art and Architecture. This fine academic study focuses upon the Shrine of Ibrahim and associated mosques, including a detailed treatment of the Islamic inscriptions in Bhadresvar. $135.
SIMMONS, H. Leslie. THE ARCHITECT'S REMODELING, RENOVATION, & RESTORATION HANDBOOK. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, (1989). 4to, xii, 348pp, b/w photo-illus. and diagrams throughout. Black boards, lettered in silver, dust jacket, a fine copy in nearly fine rubbed dj. ¶ First Edition of this comprehensive guide, containing a wide array of sample documents and specifications paragraphs. $40.
SOLON, Leon V. POLYCHROMY. Architectural and Structural Theory and Practice. New York: Architectural Record, 1924. 8vo, xiv, 157pp, 48 illustrations, 9 color plates. Orig. quarter cloth over boards, lettered in gilt. Vestige of library label on spine, very good, with the bookplate of A.B. Heinsbergen. ¶ First Edition of this fascinating work on the use of color in architecture. The author focusses on Greek architecture, with an unswerving eye toward contemporary application. With an introduction by Ralph Adams Cram. Birren Collection 591. Herbert p.46. Indergand 417. $75.
(Soviet Art). HOLME, C.G., ed. ART IN THE U.S.S.R. Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Graphic Arts, Theatre, Film, Crafts. London: The Studio Limited... (1935). 4to, 138, (2 ads)pp, b/w and color illus. throughout. Lt. brown cloth, lettered in red, dust jacket, fine in a very good dust jacket. ¶ Special publication of the Studio, focusing on contemporary Soviet art. Chamberlin 709. Lucas p. 45. $100.
STACY-JUDD, Robt. B. KABAH. Adventures in the Jungles of Yucatan. Hollywood: House-Warven, 1951. 8vo, 360pp, frontispiece, 32 b&w photo-plates with 57 illus. Green cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, very mild wear at extremities, light soiling to price-clipped dj with small chips at spine head and tail, rubbed edges, overall near fine in very good dj. ¶ First Edition, Inscribed by the Author. Mayan civilization, customs and architecture are discussed during this vivid account of Stacy-Judd’s explorations into the Yucatan. The author, an architect by trade and explorer by vocation, was noted for his introduction of Mayan motifs into modern architecture, and believed that the Mayans of Yucatan were descended from the last survivors of Atlantis who transplanted their sinking civilization to the peninsula. $50.
STRZYGOWSKI, Josef. ASIENS BILDENDE KUNST. In Stichproben, ihr Wesen und ihre Entwicklung... Augsburg: Dr. Benno Filser, 1930. Sm Folio, xxi, (1), 779, (2)pp, 658 b/w illus. Blue cloth, lettered in gilt, mild soiling, very good. ¶ First Edition. Intented as a general sampling of ancient Asian art and architecture, this detailed work traces the later development and influence of these styles, particularly in relation to the Western plastic arts. $75.
(SULLIVAN, Louis). SZARKOWSKI, John. THE IDEA OF LOUIS SULLIVAN. With an Introdusction by Terence Riley. Boston: Bullfinch/Little, Brown, (2000). 4to, xviii, 162pp, 95 duotone illus. Black cloth, silver lettered, dust jacket, sm stain to prelim, otherwise fine in like dj. ¶ New Edition, a reprint of the 1956 first edition with a new Preface by Szarkowski and Introduction by Riley. $35.
SUZUKI, Makoto. WOODEN HOUSES. Introduction by Christian Norberg-Schulz. Text and Drawings by… Photography by Yukio Futagawa. New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1979). Sq 4to, 288pp, 31 full color plates, 56 diagrams and plans, 2 maps, misc. b&w text illus. Brown cloth, spine lettered in black, dust jacket, edges lightly sunned, otherwise a near copy in like dj. ¶ First American Edition. A photographic tour of more than 100 tradition wooden houses in the Swiss Alps, Tirol, Germany and Scandinavia. Includes essays, location maps & notes. $125.
TANIGUCHI, Yoshio. THE ARCHITECTURE OF YOSHIO TANIGUCHI. New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1999). 4to, 282, (1)pp, 434 illus. including 208 color photo-plates. Gray linen, white lettering, dust jacket, sm faint stain on front cover, otherwise fine in like dj.
THOMSEN, Christian W. VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE: From Babylon to Virtual Reality. Munich: Prestel, (1994). 4to, 192pp, frontispiece, 280 illus., 154 in color. Red boards, black lettered, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition in English. $50.
TIPPING, H. Avray. ENGLISH HOMES. Period IV - Vol I. Late Stuart. London: Country Life, 1929. Folio, xl, 430, (1, ad)pp, lavishly illustrated. Orig. blue cloth, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Front hinge shaken, wear to foot of spine, otherwise very good. ¶ First Edition, second impression. $125.
TRACHTENBERG, Marvin & Isabelle Hyman. ARCHITECTURE. From Prehistory to Post-Modernism. The Western Tradition. (Netherlands): Harry N. Abrams, (1986). 4to, 605pp, over 1,000 illus. incl. 74 color photo-plates. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. ¶ True First Edition. Historical survey of architecture, focusing on the “Western Tradition” including Egypt and the ancient Near East. $125.
(Trade catalogue) ARCHITECTURAL AND DECORATIVE ORNAMENTS. Jacobson & Co. New York, 1929. $160.
(Trade Catalogue). FONTAINE FRES. & VAILLANT. Boulogne-sur-Seine: 1900. 8vo, approx. 150pp. Disbound, 1 page torn. ¶ Unusual trade catalogue of brass, iron, and bronze castings of handels, knobs, door knockers, other related items. $100.
(Trade catalogue) ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF PLASTIC ORNAMENTS. Cast in Plaster for Interiors and in Composition for Exteriors. Chicago: Decorators Supply, [ca. 1906]. 4to, 208pp, lavishly illustrated. Orig. cloth, very good. ¶ An amazing collection of mouldings, friezes, festoons, gables, cornices, rosettes, architraves, ceilings, gargoyles and other materials. $300.
(Trade Catalogue). PARLOR AND ART STATUARY. In Castellina and Pure White Italian Statuary Marbles. Marble Pedestals, Fonts, etc. London, [ca. 1900]. Oblong 8vo, 44pp. Orig. wrappers. Wrappers creased, library label to spine, otherwise very good. ¶ Attractive catalogue, whose collection of busts (Tosca, Reubens, the months personified, Hebe, etc.) is unusual for these trade catalogues, which normally includes more conventional characters. $75.
(Trade Catalogue). SUGGESTIONS FOR DECORATING SCHOOL-ROOMS WITH STATUARY AND PICTURES. Boston: Boston Sculpture, 1908. 8vo, 16pp with b&w photo. illus. Original paper wraps, some soiling to covers, library stamp & call number, otherwise very good. ¶ Illustrated catalogue of busts & friezes, with prices, designed for the decoration of school-rooms, with photos of interiors. $25.
TROOST, Professor Gerdy (ed.). DAS BAUEN IM NEUEN REICH. Bayreuth: Gauverlag, (1942-43). 2 vols, 4to, 167, 168pp, b&w photo-illus. throughout. Cloth backed boards, dust jacket to vol 2, very good in farily good dj. ¶ Fifth Edition of this definitive reference/celebration of national socialist/Nazi architecture featuring the work of Paul Ludwig Troost, German Bestelmeyer, Emil Fahrenkamp, Emil Rudolf Mewes, Peter Behrens, Albert Speer, Fritz Schupp, Martin Kremmer, Herbert Rimpl, etc. $500
VACQUIER, J. LES ANCIENS CHATEAUX DE FRANCE. LA TOURAINE. Amboise, Chenonceau, Ussé.
VALCARCEL, J.M. Gonzalez de. ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF HISTORIC TOWNS IN AMERICA. Barcelona: Editiorial Blume, (1977). Sq 4to, 175pp, 3 folding maps, b/w and color illus. throughout. Green cloth, lettered in white, dust jacket, gift inscrp., small tear at spine head, otherwise near-fine in very good dj. ¶ First Edition. Outlines a more wholistic approach to architectural conservation. Includes detailed folding plans of Quito. Text in Spanish and English. $45.
VAQUIER, J. & & Paul Marmottan. LE STYLE EMPIRE, Mobilier, Bronzes, Decorations Exterieures & Interieures, . Tome I-III. Paris:. F. Contet, 1934, 1924, & 1925. 3 vols, folio, each with text 40 plates (vol. II with 42), of which 3 are in color, loose in portfolios, a very good set. $750.
(Vieux Hotels...) LES VIEUX HOTELS DE PARIS. Paris: F. Contet, etc. 1926- Folio, each with text approx 40 b/w plates loose in orig. portfolio, the backs torn on a few, contents very good. ¶ 11 volumes: 3 through 12, plus 16. $1000.
(Vieux Hotels...) LES VIEUX HOTELS DE PARIS. Paris: F. Contet, etc. 1926- Folio, each with text approx 40 b/w plates loose in orig. portfolio, the backs torn on a few, contents very good. ¶ 14 volumes as follows: 3; 4 (2 copies), 6 (2 copies), 7, 9 (2 copies), 10, 11 (3 copies), 12, & 16. $2500.
(Viollet le Duc). AUZAS, Pierre-Marie. EUGENE VIOLLET LE DUC. 1814-1879. Paris: Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites, 1979. 8vo, 337pp, 75 plates. Photo-illus. wrappers, mild wear and soiling, otherwise fine. In French ¶ First Edition from Le Caisse Nationale’s series of monographs on European architecture. Viollet le Duc, one of the premier architects of the 19th century, was the prophet of the skyscraper. $45.
VOYCE, Arthur. RUSSIAN ARCHITECTURE. Trends in Nationalism and Modernism. New York: Philosophical Library, 1948. 8vo, xxiv, 282, (14)pp, 189 b&w plates. Aqua cloth, black lettered, some wear to extremities, otherwise very good. ¶ First Edition. $20.
WARREN, William; Brian Brake, photos. THE HOUSE ON THE KLONG. The Bangkok Home and Asian Art Collection of James Thompson. Tokyo: Privately printed by John Weatherhill, (1973). 4to, 87, (2)pp. Orig. blue Thai silk with mounted cover illustration, in original fitted mylar sleeve, fine. ¶ Beautifully produced monograph on the Thompson residence and art collection. Seventh printing. $20.
WASHBURN, Frank. RIESENBAUTEN NORDAMERIKAS. 64 Bauten Eingeleiten und Erläutert von… Zürich - Leipzig: Orell Füssli, 1930. Sm 8vo, 24pp, 69 b&w photoplates. Cloth backstrip over photo-illus. boards, library bookplate, light browning, otherwise very good. ¶ First Edition, Schaubücher 15. A well-illustrated survey of early American skyscrapers in New York, Louisiana, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tulsa, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Atlantic City, with full descriptions and commentary. $100.
WATKIN, William Ward. PLANNING AND BUILDING THE MODERN CHURCH. New York: F.W. Dodge, 1951. 8vo, illus. Original maroon cloth in lightly worn dust jacket, very good. ¶ First Edition. $20.
WATSON, Wilbur J. BRIDGE ARCHITECTURE. Containing Two-Hundred Illustrations of the Notable Bridges of the World, Ancient and Modern, With Descriptive, Historical and Legendary Text. New York: William Helburn, (1927). Folio, 288pp, 200 b&w illus. Quarter yellow cloth over gray boards, black lettered, printed spine label, gilt and black vignette, a tight, bright, immaculate copy. ¶ First Edition. $275.
WESTON, Richard. MODERNISM. London: Phaidon Press, 2001. 4to, 240pp, frontispiece, profusely illus. in color and b&w. Photo-illus. dust jacket over wrappers, mild soiling to dj, rubbed spot to half-title, otherwise fine. ¶ First Edtion in paperback. Captures the important contributions of this period and shows the extraordinary range of Modernist ideas across the arts and culture. $40.
WILS, Jan. DE SIERENDE ELEMENTEN VANDE BOUWKUNST. Rotterdam: W.L. & J. Brusse, 1926. Small 4to, 60pp. With 24 plates. Orig. decorative burgundy wrappers, bookplate on verso of title, a very good copy. ¶ Second edition, revised and enlarged, of this interesting study of Dutch modern architecture. Published in the series De Toegepaste Kunsten in Nederland, which reflected the publishers’ interest in industrial art; the series of 24 booklets (published 1923-1935) was overseen by A.A.M. Stols and had covers designed by R. Gerbrands. Broos & Hefting p.96. $50.
WISEMAN, Carter. SHAPING A NATION. Twentieth-Century American Architecture and Its Makers. New York-London: W. W. Norton, 1998. 8vo, 412pp, photo-illus. throughout in b&w and color. Blue cloth, red lettered, dust jacket, very fine. ¶ First Edition. $40.
WIT, Wim de (ed.). LOUIS SULLIVAN. The Function of Ornament. Edited by… Text by David Van Zanten, William Jordy, Wim de Wit, Rochelle Berger Elstein. With a Contribution by Robert Twombly. New York & London: W.W. Norton, (1986). Tall 8vo, 224pp, 161 b&w and color illus. Photo-illus. wrappers, very fine. ¶ First Edition. Catalogue to the Chicago Historical Society - St. Louis Art Museum exhibition. $20.
WITTKOWER, Rudolf. ARCHITECTURAL PRINCIPLES, In the Age of Humanism. London: Alec Tirenti, 1952. 8vo, xi, 144pp, plates. Blue cloth, gilt. Very good copy. ¶ “A series of brilliant essays on Italian Renaissance architecture and ideas. Fundamental for all students of the Renaissance” (Arntzen & Rainwater J248). Second edition. $30.
WOLFE, Tom. FROM BAUHAUS TO OUR HOUSE. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1981. 8vo, 143pp, many b&w photo-illus. Blue and gold cloth, black lettered, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. ¶ First Edition. $30.
WOODWARD, George E. WOODWARD’S ARCHITECTURE AND RURAL ART. No. 1. 1867. New York: Woodward, 1867. Sm. 8vo, 144pp, 58 wood-engraved illus of landscapes and houses. Green cloth, gilt spine. One leaf torn without loss, light wear to spine ends, a little dusty, otherwise very good. ¶ Second edition, distinguished by 24 additional pages and without Francis W. Woodward’s name as joint author on the title. Intended as an annual, only two issues were published. Hitchock 1421. $90.
(Wright). DREXLER, Arthur. THE DRAWINGS OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. New York: Bramhall House, 1962. 4to, 320pp mainly plates. Cloth, dustjacket, very good. ¶ Catalogue of the original drawings exhibited at MOMA in 1962; the drawings range from 1895-1959. Sweeney 1489. $100.
WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. DRAWINGS FOR A LIVING ARCHITECTURE. New York: Horizon Press, 1959. Oblong 4to, 200 drawings, including 75 in color. Cloth, dust jacket, a few tears with some small losses, otherwise very good. ¶ First Edition. Sweeney 1265. Freitag 10398. $750.
WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. FALLING WATER 25 YEARS AFTER. Milan: Kompass, . Folio, 64pp, illustrated throughout, some in color. Orig. cloth, dust-jacket, very good. ¶ First Edition in book form, previously published in Italian in periodical form. Text in English and Italian. $125.
WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. MODERN ARCHITECTURE. Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930. [Princeton]: Princeton University Press, 1931. 4to, xii, 115pp, 7 plates, including frontis. Original boards, geometric color cover designed by Wright, moderately soiled & worn at corners & edges, nearly very good. ¶ First Edition, six lectures delivered by the architect in 1930, scarce. $350.
WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. THE NATURAL HOUSE. New York: Horizon Press, 1954. Sq. 4to, 223pp, photos and illus in the text. Buckram stampted in red & black. Very nice copy in slightly worn dust jacket. ¶ First Edition. “A treatise on the house, with emphasis on Wright’s concept of organicarchitecture and the Usonian house” (Karpel B1357). Freitag 10406. Sweeney 992. $85.
(WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd). ROSENBAUM, Alvin. USONIA. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Design For America. Foreword by Frederick Gutheim. (Washington, D.C.): Preservation Press, (1993). Sq 8vo, 215pp, mmisc. b&w illus. Black linen, silver lettered, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. $35.
(WRIGHT). KAUFMANN, Edgar (editor). FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. AN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE. New York: Bramhall House, 1955. 4to, 269pp, mostly plates. Clothbacked boards, dustjacket, very good. ¶ An anthology of Wright’s statements from 1894-1954 with a source list. Sweeney 1050. $75.
(Wright). [WIJDEVELD, H. Th., ed.]. THE WORK OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: THE LIFE-WORK OF THE AMERICAN ARCHITECT... New York: Horizon Press, 1965. Sq. folio, l65pp frenchfold, 197 illus. Orig.inal cloth fine in a worn slipcase. ¶ Originally published in Holland in 1925, this work is composed of the seven special issues of Wendigen devoted to Wright and was the first major work on him after the l910-11 German volumes; this Horizon edition retains the double-folded pages and the hinged binding of the original and features a new introduction by Wright’s wife Olgivanna. Sweeney 165. $300.
YELAVICH, Susan. DESIGN FOR LIFE... Edited by Stephen Doyle. Designed and produced by Drenttel Doyle Partners. (New York): National Design Museum Smithsonian Institution, (1997). 4to, 192pp, several hundred color photo-illus. throughout. Illus. boards, decor. endpapers, dust jacket, fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition. This abundantly illustrated catalogue presents highlights from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museums's collections of jewelry, textiles, wallcoverings, furnishings, appliances, posters, books, graphics, architectural drawings, and design documentation. $28.
ZELLNER, Peter. PACIFIC EDGE. Contemporary Architecture on the Pacific Rim. With Essays by Aaron Betsky, Davina Jackson, Akira Suzuki. New York: Rizzoli, (1998). 4to, 224pp, profusely illust. with b&w, color photos, plans, drawings. Navy blue cloth, silver lettered, dust jacket, very fine in like dj. ¶ First American Edition. $35.
ZUKOWSKY, John (ed.). CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE 1872-1922. Birth of a Metropolis. Munich: Prestel, - Art Institute of Chicago, (1987). 4to, 480pp, frontispiece, 585 illus. incl. 54 full color and 42 duotone. Cloth, dust jacket, the mildestr of bumps to upper corners, otherwise fine in like dj. ¶ First Edition of the definitive work on the subject, published in conjunction with an exhibition tour in France, Germany and later Chicago. $100.