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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$30.00

Heilbrun, Margaret, editor
INVENTING THE SKYLINE: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert
NY: Columbia University Press, 2000

First edition. Quarto. 306 pp; 13 color plates, numerous b/w photographs, sketches, elevations, and plans; index. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket bright with no wear. Published in conjunction with exhibition at New York Historical Society, NY, NY, held September 12, 2000 to January 21, 2001. The exhibition examines some of the most celebrated structures of American architect Cass Gilbert (1859-1934) from conceptual sketches through completion. They include the Woolworth Building, the U.S. Custom House at Bowling Green, and the U.S. Army Supply Base in Brooklyn. Essays by four major Gilbert scholars - Sharon Irish, Mary Beth Betts, Barbara S. Christen, and Gail Fenske.
Inventory number #014060



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Macartney, Mervyn E.
Recent English Domestic Architecture: Being a Special Issue of The Architectural Review 1908
London: The Architectural Review, 1908

Quarto. 200 pp; xlii pp of advertisements; profuse b/w photographs & floor plans; list of architects, list of houses, index of advertisers. Text in English, French & German. Expertly rebound in dark green buckram with gilt-lettered spine, new endpapers. Lacks first two pp of advertisments (i, ii). VG, an unmarked copy, minor soil on first and last pp; binding solid & tight. This volume includes the work of fifty British architects, including Detmar Blow & Fernand Billerey; E. Guy Dawber; Ernest Gimson, R.S. Lorimer, Edwin Lutyens, C.F.A. Voysey, Fairfax B. Wade, Edward Warren, and many others
Inventory number #013930



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$30.00

Halfpenny, William
MAGNUM IN PARVO: or, The Marrow of Architecture
NY: Benjamin Blom, 1968

Quarto. 19 pp + 15 plates. Green cloth with white spine lettering & architectural drawing of column. Near Fine. Reprint of London, 1728 edition.
Inventory number #013851



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$35.00

Lugar, Robert
The Country Gentleman's Architect: Containing a Variety of Designs for Farm Houses and Farm Yards of Different Magnitudes
Farnborough: Gregg Press, 1971

Reprint of 1807 edition. Octavo. v, 26 pp text; 22 plates of floor plans & etchings of elevations. Dark blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine; no jacket as issued. VG, previous owner name on front flyleaf, else an unmarked copy; covers clean with no wear.
Inventory number #013849



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Chicago Architectural Club
Year Book the Thirty-Sixth Annual Chicago Architectural Exhibition 1923
Chicago: Chicago Architectural Club, 1923

Quarto. Unpaginated. Profuse b/w illustrations from photographs and renderings, printed on one side only. Gilt-lettered blue paper-covered boards. VG, old price of 1.00 in ink on ffep, else unmarked; fore edge & corners rubbed through with small loss to one corner, as well as light wear to spine ends, spine gilt dulled. Binding tight. Foreword by Alfred Granger. Includes entries by Dwight James Baum, Chatten & Hammond, Delano & Aldrich, Holabird & Roche, Benno Janssen, Berlin & Swern, Roger Bullard, Grosvenor Atterbury, Stowe Phelps & John Tompkins; Talmadge & Watson, and others. Includes an Arts & Crafts category, with ironwork by Samuel Yellin and others.
Inventory number #013837



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$50.00

Hewitt, Mark Alan
THE ARCHITECT & THE AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSE 1890-1940
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990

First edition. Quarto. xiii, 312 pp; 308 color & b/w illustrations; extensive bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near fine in near fine jacket. Wealthy Americans began building opulent country estates in the late 1880s and continued for the next 50 years. The author explores the architects who designed these houses, the clients who commissioned them, and their historic significance. Architectural photographs by Richard Cheek.
Inventory number #013629



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$125.00

Mongiardino, Renzo, edited by Fiorenzo Cattaneo
ROOMSCAPES: The Decorative Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino
NY: Rizzoli, 1993

First edition. Quarto. 208 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket has no tears, narrow, sunned strip at edge of spine, minor scuffing on front panel. The first monograph on the work of this renowned interior designer who had a dramatic, theatrical approach to design. He drew on sources that range from ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts to the work of Renaissance and baroque masters Michelangelo, Palladio, Bernini, and Borromini.
Inventory number #013616



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Benjamin, Asher
THE AMERICAN BUILDER'S COMPANION or, A System of Architecture Particularly Adapted to the Present Style of Building
NY: Dover, 1969

Reprint. Quarto. ix + 114 pp of text; 70 plates, containing over 375 figures. Paperback. VG, light wear to corners. A reprint of the sixth & final edition (1827), with a new introduction by William Morgan. This is the first edition of a work by Asher Benjamin to offer "Grecian architecture," and the real starting point of the Greek Revival in New England. This edition is augmented by nine additional plates on handrails for circular stairs and Grecian architecture.
Inventory number #013322



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Goodwin, Philip
ROOFTREES or the Architectural History of an American Family
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1933

First edition. Quarto. 71 text pages accompanied by 64 full-page photographs & 17 scaled drawings of architectural details, floor plans & plot plans. Two-toned cloth. VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket has large chip on back panel (2.5" x 5"), and two smaller edge chips on front cover, spine sunned with small loss to ends & moderate rubbing to edges. This book features the residential architecture of Francis and Philip Goodwin; Goodwin Bullard & Woolsey; McKim, Mead and White; and Delano & Aldrich, executed from 1632 to 1932 for ten generations of the Goodwin family.
Inventory number #013312



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$40.00

Cooke, Robert [Signed]
WEST COUNTRY HOUSES: An illustrated account of some country houses and their owners, in the counties of Bristol, Gloucester, Somerset, and Wiltshire. Being also a guide to domestic architecture from the reign of Henry II to Victoria
Clifton, Bristol: The Author, 1957

First edition. Quarto. 183 pp; 319 b/w photographs. Gilt-lettered blue cloth, top edge gilt. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, spine lightly sunned. Inscribed on title page to J.I.M. Stewart.
Inventory number #013290



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Penoyre, John & Michael Ryan
THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE
London / NY: Frederick Warne & Co., 1970

Fifth edition. Sixteenmo. 223 pp; many illustrations (some in color); map; illustrated glossary. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, price-clipped jacket shows minor wear at top of spine & corners, red spine lettering a little faded. #13 in the Observer's Pocket series
Inventory number #013124



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$125.00

Reiff, Daniel D.
HOUSES FROM BOOKS: The Influence of Treatises, Pattern Books, and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950. A History and Guide
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000

Quarto. xi, 412 pp; 734 b/w photographs, drawings, floor plans & graphs; notes; bibliography; index. Cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; binding slightly cocked; jacket slightly rubbed.
Inventory number #012979



Binding: Portfolio
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$200.00

Mauch, J.M
THE ARCHITECTURAL ORDERS OF THE GREEKS AND ROMANS
NY: Architectural Book Publishing, 1927

Large quarto. 100 b/w plates of measured drawings, loose as issued in cloth-backed portfolio with decorated paper-covered boards and ties. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, edges of plates toned; one side of backstrip split but holding, top & bottom of spine starting to fray. Complete with 100 plates. Plate text in German. Plates feature images of Doric columns, Ionic columns, and temple designs. This is an expanded version of Charles Pierre Joseph Normand's A Parallel of the Orders of Architecture: Greek and Roman, with 64 plates, published in 1819. Many of the new plates delineated by Mauch are examples of orders discovered in recent archaeological excavations of ancient Greek buildings.
Inventory number #012850



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$50.00

Gropius, Walter
THE NEW ARCHITECTURE AND THE BAUHAUS
London: Faber & Faber Ltd, 1935

First printing. Octavo. 80 pp; 16 b/w plates. Publisher's off-white cloth with red-stamped title on cover and spine. No dustjacket. VG, covers lightly soiled, spine darkened. Architecture firm stamp on front flyleaf, else unmarked. An account of the growth, development and principles of the International Modern movement in Germany by Walter Gropius, focusing on the achievements of the Bauhaus.
Inventory number #012729



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

MacKay, Robert B., Anthony K. Baker & Carol A. Traynor
LONG ISLAND COUNTRY HOUSES AND THEIR ARCHITECTS, 1860-1940
NY: Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities in Assoc. with W.W. Norton, 1997

Second printing. Large quarto. 563 pp; profusely illustrated in b/w; elevations and floor plans; appendices; bibliography; index; list of contributors. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket lightly scuffed. Both a rich architectural history and a compendium of the architects and architectural firms who designed houses for some of the nation's wealthiest and most prominent families, among them the Morgans, Vanderbilts, Hearsts, and Astors. Among the architects and firms included are Delano & Aldrich, Cass Gilbert, Richard Morris Hunt, McKim, Mead & White and Calvert Vaux.
Inventory number #012623



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$75.00

Weber, Bertram A.
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN. This Issue is Devoted to the Work of Bertram A. Weber, Architect, Chicago, Illinois
NY: Architectural Catalog Co., 1940

Vol. IV, No. 9, April 1940. Folio. [30] pp, printed recto only, [18] pp advertisements; full of b/w photos of exteriors and interiors. Original printed wrappers. Fine, a bright, crisp copy. Trade catalogue showing the firm’s residential & commercial work, including 26 residences and country houses, two churches, a chapel, funeral home, library, post office, hospital, housing project, and a design submitted for a memorial, all in the Chicago area. The adverts are from companies in the Chicago building industry before World War II.
Inventory number #012307



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Hall, Mildred & Edward. Photos by Ezra Stoller
THE FOURTH DIMENSION IN ARCHITECTURE: The Impact of Building on Man's Behavior
Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press, 1975

First edition. Oblong quarto. 45 pp; 7 b/w photographs by Ezra Stoller. Stapled paperback. Inscribed by authors on title page. VG, clean, unmarked copy; spine chipped with small loss, small tear to fore edge of back cover which is toned. This is a study of the administrative center for Deere & Company, Moline, Ill. designed by Eero Saarinen.
Inventory number #012290



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: New


Price:
$29.95

Morrone, Francis & Matthew A. Postal
The Municipal Art Society of New York City: 10 Architectural Walks in Manhattan
NY: Norton, 2009

First edition. Octavo. 304 pp; color photographs & route maps throughout; bibliography; index. Paperback. A fine, unused copy. The Municipal Art Society of New York has offered Manhattan walking tours for over 50 years. This illustrated guidebook takes visitors to the great buildings, spaces, and neighborhoods of Manhattan. Highlights include downtown New York; Madison Square; the High Line; Art Deco structures in Midtown; Grand Central Terminal; Central Park, and others.
Inventory number #012273



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$60.00

Pennoyer, Peter & Anne Walker
THE ARCHITECTURE OF WARREN & WETMORE
NY: W. W. Norton, 2006

First edition. Quarto. 256 pp; 40 color & 300 duotone photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. A new, unused copy. At the turn of the 20th century, Beaux-Arts-trained Whitney Warren and lawyer Charles D. Wetmore put their stamp on New York City with Grand Central Terminal. Their mansions, clubs, hotels, apartment houses, and office buildings were powerful emblems of the era.
Inventory number #012172



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$45.00

Lang, J. CHristopher
BUILDING WITH NANTUCKET IN MIND: Guidelines for Protecting the Historic Architecture and Landscape of Nantucket Island
Nantucket, MA: Nantucket Historic District Commission, 1978

Quarto. 127 pp; 138 b/w illustrations; appendices; glossary; bibliography. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy. light wear to extremities.
Inventory number #012134