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Image for The Comforts of Home: The American House and the Evolution of Modern Convenience

The Comforts of Home: The American House and the Evolution of Modern Convenience

By: Ierley, Merritt

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Three Rivers Press: 1999

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 002172

ISBN: 0-609-80752-8

Condition: As New


287 pages; numerous b&w illustrations. Household infrastructure: how it works and how it's changed. Science, technology, architecture, social, political and commercial affects. View more info

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London Heritage: The Changing Style of a City

By: Jenner, Michael (written and photographed by)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002438

ISBN: 0718129032

Condition: Very Good


255 pages; numerous photographic illustrations; endpaper maps. The historical evolution of London from the Roman through the Middle Ages through the many monarchs to modern times. View more info

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Modern Architecture - International Exhibition

By: Johnson, Philip; Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Jr.; Lewis Mumford; Alfred H. Barr, Jr.(Foreword)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, Museum of Modern Art: 1932

Seller ID: 004439

ISBN: no

Condition: Good


200 pages; well illustrated, black and white, throughout. Some say this exhibition was a "turning point" for American architecture, an enthusiastic showing of architecture designed by architects from sixteen countries, thus the International Style. Text focuses on nine. Ex Libris copy from a museum - not lending - library. Original wrappered volume bound in maroon cloth-covered boards. Embossed museum stamp appears on the front wrap, title page (cancelled) and on two other pages. Front and back panels of the original wraps are soiled; title page and next preliminary page are dusty; s... View more info

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

By: Kaplan, Wendy (Edited by)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York / Glasgow, Abbeville Press / Glasgow Museums: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004381

ISBN: 1558597913

Condition: Fine


383 pages; 249 illustrations, color and b&w; 302 items in the Checklist of the Exhibition. A beautiful and informing book about Mackintosh, considered Scotland's greatest architect covering architecture, interior design, furniture design and production, painting and graphic artistry. We learn, too, about Mackintosh's collaborators, the Four. Clean and bright throuhgout; tight binding. View more info

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Splendors of Christendom

By: Kessel, Dmitri; Henri Peyre (Commentary by)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Edita Lausanne: 1964

Seller ID: 003222

Condition: Very Good


268 pages. More than 100 tipped-in color photographs; some nearly fill the 13-inch pages. Includes Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque , Modern churches in Istanbul, Ravenna, Venice, Vezelay, Autun, Verona, Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, Bourges, Ulm, Wells, Rome, Zweifalten, Plateau d'Assy, Coventry. Also includes plans and dimensions of each church; Chronological Chart. A beautifully produced book: clean and tight; very light wear to the boards at the edges; no observed flaws among the photographs. View more info

Image for Early American Rooms: A Consideration of the Changes in Style between the Arrival of the Mayflower and the Civil War in the Regions Originally Settled by the Enaglish and the Dutch

Early American Rooms: A Consideration of the Changes in Style between the Arrival of the Mayflower and the Civil War in the Regions Originally Settled by the Enaglish and the Dutch

By: Kettell, Russell Hawes (Editor); Frederick Lewis Allen; Elliot W. Bisbee; Joseph Everett Chandler; [et al.]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications: 1967

Seller ID: 003056

ISBN: 486-21633-0

Condition: Very Good


200 pages; 72 illustrations, including 13 in color. An unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1936 by The Southworth-Anthoensen Press. A tour of twelve rooms that reveals "not only the rooms but the history, attitudes and biases, the entertainments and amusements, the architecture, the furniture style, and the mode of dress that characterize each period." Clean and tight showing very little wear. View more info

Image for The Third Rome, 1870-1950: Traffic and Glory

The Third Rome, 1870-1950: Traffic and Glory

By: Kostof, Spiro

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University Art Museum: 1973

Seller ID: 003913

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


88 pages; numerous illustrations, mostly b&w photographs.Text includes a section, The Master Plans of Rome: 1873, 1883, 1909, 1931 with Plan maps. "The Third Rome" references "... the city as the capital of Italy, following upon the Romes of the emperors, then the popes; It has a neat beginning, 20 Septemebr 1870." (The end of the see of St. Peter) Clean throughout; tight binding. View more info

Image for Old Brooklyn Heights - New York's First Suburb; Including Detailed Analyses of 619 Century-Old Houses

Old Brooklyn Heights - New York's First Suburb; Including Detailed Analyses of 619 Century-Old Houses

By: Lancaster, Clay

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont, Charles E. Tuttle: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003787

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


183 pages; numerous b&w illustrations, including photographs; three-fold street map of the Heights showing all pre-Civil War buildings extant in 1960. The neighborhood just across the East River from lower Manhattan was New York City's "leading and fashionable residential district" prior to the Civil War period. It was laid out around 1814 and fully developed by 1860. Clean, tight and bright throughout; slight fade to the top edge of the front board; foldover ends of the dustjacket with blurbs are attached to the back endpapers. View more info

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Aircraft

By: Le Corbusier

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London, The Studio Ltd.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004448

ISBN: no

Condition: Good


16 pages followed by 124 b&w illustrations, most are photos. "Aircraft" was the publisher's title, Corbusier added his own, "L'avion accuse ..." "The airplane indicts". He loves the airplane for itself (form and function, material use) and as a metaphor for what it and its like will do for humanity. He extolls "The Birds-Eye View" of what man has created and what man must change. Clean throughout. The front free-endpaper is missing; its removal has caused the hinge to be roughened with some loss of paper over the hinge at the bottom. Also, the pastedown endpaper... View more info

Image for The Decorative Art of Today

The Decorative Art of Today

By: Le Corbusier; James I Dunnett (translated and introduced)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, The MIT Press: 1987

Seller ID: 002191

ISBN: 0-262-12118-2

Condition: Fine


214 pages; numerous b&w illustrations. "The first English translation of Le Corbusier's densely illustrated polemic against the crafts tradition and superfluous ornament in interior decoration."-publisher View more info

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Classic French Wrought Iron

By: Lecoq, Raymond; Richard J. Wattenmaker (Foreword); Gregory P. Bruhn (Translated by)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2005

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 005136

ISBN: 039373157x

Condition: Fine


128 pages; densely illustrated in b&w. All manner of leafwork, grillework, hinges, handrails, balconies, ballustrades, locks, keys, bolts and more. Includes forge techniques well illustrated with variously shaped hammers and swages. Originally published in 1999 in Paris. Clean and bright throughout; tight binding. View more info

Image for Chateaux de la Loire / Chateaux de la nuit

Chateaux de la Loire / Chateaux de la nuit

By: Levron, Jacques

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Np, Arthaud: 1954

Seller ID: 000828

Condition: Very Good


50 pages plus 52 heliogravure plates and foldout map. Black and white photographs of chateaux illuminated at night. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper; small chips to edge of covers; otherwise, clean and tight. View more info

Image for American Country Houses of the Gilded Age (Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats")

American Country Houses of the Gilded Age (Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats")

By: Lewis, Arnold

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Dover: 1982

Seller ID: 001424

ISBN: 0-486-24301-x

Condition: Very Good


unpaginated; 100 houses illustrated in b&w and with text. This volume "a republication of all the illustrations from Artistic Country-Seats: Types of Recent American Villa and Cottage Architecture with Instances of Country Club-Houses, by George William Sheldon, published in 1886-1887." Text is entirely new. Clean and tight throughout. View more info

Image for Coup d'OEil at Beloeil and a Great Number of European Gardens

Coup d'OEil at Beloeil and a Great Number of European Gardens

By: Ligne, Charles-Joseph, Prince de; Basil Guy (Translated and Edited)

Price: $56.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001052

ISBN: 0-520-04668-4

Condition: Fine.


295 pages; 158 text illustrations. One of the Press' "Centennial Books", examples of the Press' "finest publishing and bookmaking traditions" celebrating the beginning of their second century. A beautiful printing of this classic on ecru paper using black and green inks, decorative endpapers, green cloth boards, gilt titles. Dustjacket lightly shelf-soiled. View more info

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Studies in Italian Renaissance Architecture

By: Lotz, Wolfgang

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Cambridge, The MIT Press: 1983

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 004624

ISBN: 0262620367

Condition: Very Good


220 pages; b&w illustrations. A series of essays previously published by the author. The bottom corner lightly bent, otherwise the book is in fine condition, unmarked, tight binding. View more info

Image for Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Architect and Artist

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Architect and Artist

By: MacLeod, Robert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton: 1983

Edition: First United States Edition

Seller ID: 004398

ISBN: 0525932968

Condition: Fine


160 pages; numerous illustrations, color and b&w. Mackintosh's wide talents in design of architecture, interiors, furniture; his artistic skils on paper, Clean and bright throughout; tight binding. View more info

Image for Mmeories of Rural France. The Tuilleries Brochures, Volume IV, Number 6,  November 1932

Mmeories of Rural France. The Tuilleries Brochures, Volume IV, Number 6, November 1932

By: Magonigle, H. Van Buren

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Ludowici-Celadon Company: 1932

Seller ID: 004842

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


pp. 179-192 19 b&w photo-illustrations. The Brochures, a series of monographs on European architecture. Essay and photographs of architecture in rural parts of France, Pictured are farmhouses, cottages, barns stable, farmyards. "Doorway at Saulieu" is accompanied by an architectural scale drawing in section. Clean throughout; tight binding; wrappers are age faded and rubbed along edges. View more info

Image for Modern Gothic: The Revival of Medieval Art

Modern Gothic: The Revival of Medieval Art

By: Matheson, Susan B. and Derek D. Churchill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale Un iversity Art Gallery: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005088

ISBN: 0894670905

Condition: Fine


96 pages; color and b&w illustrations.Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name. Explores the architects, patrons and contemporary writings surrounding the Gothic Revival. Clean and bright throughout; tight binding. View more info

Image for A History of St Paul's Cathedral and the Men Associated With It

A History of St Paul's Cathedral and the Men Associated With It

By: Mathews, W.R., The Very Rev. and The Very Rev. W.M. Atkins (Edited by); Sir Ernest Barker (Foreword)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pitman Publishing Corporation: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003959

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


380 pages; 57 b&w illustrations. From "The Foundation of St Paul's 604-1066" to "1934 to the Present Day". Clean throughout; nearly fine condition. View more info

Image for Some Minor Architecture of Normandy. The Tuilleries Brochures, Volume III, Number 2,  March, 1931

Some Minor Architecture of Normandy. The Tuilleries Brochures, Volume III, Number 2, March, 1931

By: Milliken, Henry Oothout

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Ludowici-Celadon Company: 1931

Seller ID: 004852

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


pp.18-30; b&w photo-illustrations.The Brochures, a series of monographs on European architecture. Essay and photographs of houses, farm buildings, outbuildings in various Normandy villages. "Detail of Building at Caen (Calvados)" is accompanied by an architectural scale drawing.. Clean throughout; tight binding; wrappers are age faded and rubbed along edges. View more info