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Legorreta + Legorreta

Legorreta + Legorreta

by Cervantes, Miguel

Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration

Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration

by Abbot, James A. and Elaine M. Rice

New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998. Paperback. VG. White and BW-photographic wraps with black and brown lettering. "Designing Camelot is the first book to document the restoration of the White House by Jacqueline Kennedy and her advisors - the most significant and extensive to date. Under the watchful eye of the Fine Arts Committee for the White House, chaired by famed antiquarian Henry Francis du Pont and, unbeknownst to the American public, French interior designer Stephane Boudin and his... Read more
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$40.00
Great Houses of New York, 1880-1930 (Urban Domestic Architecture Series)

Great Houses of New York, 1880-1930 (Urban Domestic Architecture Series)

by Kathrens, Michael C

New York: Acanthus Press, 2005. Hardcover. Good+/Good+ (ex-library with labels and stamps on spine, block, inside front and rear covers and title page verso. Taped repair to inside front cover hinges, teart to hinges between pages 14-15. Pages are otherwise clean./VG+. Chocolate brown cloth, gilt letters on spine, brown & illustrated dust jacket, maps on flyleaves, 383 pp., 300+ bw illustrations. "Presents the stories of the grandest houses and the social lives of their residents. With over 300... Read more
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$120.00
Bernard Maybeck: Visionary Architect

Bernard Maybeck: Visionary Architect

by Woodbridge, Sally B

New York, New York: Abbeville Press, 1992. Hardcover. VG/VG (light foxing to upper text block, pages are otherwise clean and bright). Navy cloth boards with gilt spine lettering, color illustrated dust jacket, 247 pp.; 241 color and bw figures. Gracefully written and brilliantly illustrated, this handsome new volume captures the vision, the wit, and the down-to-earth inventiveness of one of the most influential and beloved architects of the early twentieth century. Raised in Greenwich Village and... Read more
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$29.99
Six Lectures on Architecture (The Scammon Lectures of 1915)

Six Lectures on Architecture (The Scammon Lectures of 1915)

by Cram, Ralph with Thomas Hastings and Claude Bragdon

Chicago, Illinois: The University of Chicago Press / The Art Institute of Chicago, 1915. Hardcover. G (Hinges are loosening; binding has some scuffs and average aging; pages and plates are clean.). Brown cloth, gilt letters on spine & front cover, 172 pp. with 45 bw illus. The lectures in this volume comprise the 11th series delivered at the Art Institute of Chicago on the Scammon Foundation. Contents are: The Beginnings of Gothic Art; The Culmination of Gothic Architecture; Principles of... Read more
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$40.00
New York Dozen: Gen X Architects

New York Dozen: Gen X Architects

by Crosbie, Michael James and Kristen Richards

Mulgrave: Images Publishing, 2011. Hardcover. New in shrinkwrap.. Black cloth boards, black and color-illustrated dust jacket with multi-colored lettering. 224 pp. Color illustrations. From the celebrated author of Houses of God, Architecture for Architects and many other popular titles, comes this book on New York's most celebrated living architects, the latest new-generation practitioners. It also offers an exploration of the legacy of the original 'Five Architects' -Features an exclusive... Read more
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$45.00
Victorian America: Classical Romanticism to Gilded Opulence

Victorian America: Classical Romanticism to Gilded Opulence

by Garrett, Wendell and David Larkin

New York: Rizzoli, 1993. Hardcover. VG/VG (Few marks from previous art-library owner.). Magenta stamped cloth, gilt letters on spine, white & color illus. dust jacket with french fold, 300 pp., many color illus. "This is Victorian American as it has never been presented before -- over 50 historic homes featured in specially commissioned photographs. Includes the homes of the Vanderbilts, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Alexander Jackson, and other great houses of the period." (publisher).
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$32.00
Legorreta + Legorreta: Tomo I - Proyectos

Legorreta + Legorreta: Tomo I - Proyectos

by Cervantes, Miguel (ed.)

Ciudad de Mexico: Mandato Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, 2005. Softcover. VG. Orange and cinnamon card wraps with yellow lettering. French flaps. 54 pp. with illustrations. Projects of contemporary Mexican architecture by the celebrated father/son team of architects. Stunning photos with architectural plans and details in Spanish.
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$29.99
The American Landscape

The American Landscape

by Zaptka, Christian and Mirko Zardini

New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1995. Softcover. G (Covers have moderate aging with a small tear at head of outer spine; first page carries lavish signature of former architect-designer owner; pages are generally clear.). Chartreuse & BW illus. wraps, French flaps, 215 pp., many BW & color illus. "In this sweeping overview of landscape design, painting, and planning, Christian Zapatka examines the history of the physical environment of the United States from the 1830s to the present.... Read more
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$29.99
American Architectural Books: A List of Books, Portfolios and Pamphlets on Architecture and Related Subjects Published in America Before 1895

American Architectural Books: A List of Books, Portfolios and Pamphlets on Architecture and Related Subjects Published in America Before 1895

by Hitchcock, Henry-Russell

Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1962. New printing, 1962. Hardcover. VG- (May have previous owner's name and date written on inside cover, or be ex-art library with usual markings; otherwise only slightly aged.). Tan cloth. 130 pp. No illus. Note that this is a hardback copy of the 1962 edition of this fine resource, and not another reprint from the 1970s. "This bibliography is intended to serve students of American architecture of the periods between the Revolution and the end of the... Read more
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$50.00
Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect

by Riley, Terence, Peter Reed, et al

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1994. Softcover. VG- light scuffing and wear to covers.. Color-illustrated softcover with orange and white lettering. 344 pp. BW and color illustrations. Presents a comprehensive summary of Wright's vision, from the turn of the century until his 1959 death.
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$27.00
New England Meeting House and Church: 1630 - 1850

New England Meeting House and Church: 1630 - 1850

by Peter Benes and Phillip D. Zimmerman

Manchester, NH: Boston University and The Currier Gallery of Art, 1979. Softcover. VG, shelf wear to covers. Blue ill. wraps. xi, 177 pp. Profuse bw ills. Exhibition catalogue. Text by Peter Benes and Phillip D. Zimmerman. Exploration of early New England Meeting Houses, their structures, features and artifacts. The organizers paid close attention to the interrelationship between meeting houses' physical features and their spiritual function and aesthetic value. Published to accompany the exhibition... Read more
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$29.99
Interior Spaces Designed by Architects

Interior Spaces Designed by Architects

by Gordon, Barclay F

New York: McGraw Hill, 1974. Hardcover. VG-/G light and infrequent interior foxing. moderate wear to dust jacket including edge tears and some light discoloration.. Black boards with 3/4 beige cltoh and black spine lettering. ix, 230 pp. BW and some color illustrations. An Architectural Record book. Includes index.
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$29.99
Edmund G. Lind: Anglo-American Architect of Baltimore and the South

Edmund G. Lind: Anglo-American Architect of Baltimore and the South

by Belfoure, Charles and Calder Loth

Baltimore: Baltimore Architecture Foundation, 2009. Softcover. VG+, minor shelf wear, otherwise clean and tight. Illustrated wraps. xiii, 203 pages, [8] pages of color plates, illustrated throughout in B&W and color. Signed by the author. "Forgotten by all save a small cadre of specialists, Lind deserves a broader audience. Charles Belfoure's meticulous study reveals how much Lind contributed to shaping the landscape of greater Baltimore as it was becoming the greatest metropolis between Philadelphia... Read more
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$25.00
The Du Ponts: Houses and Gardens in the Brandywine, 1900-1951

The Du Ponts: Houses and Gardens in the Brandywine, 1900-1951

by Lidz, Maggie

New York: Acanthus Press, 2009. Hardcover. VG (May be ex-library, with spine label remnant and a few marks, may have nicks at heel of spine; may carry stylized signature of former owner; otherwise Like New.). Maroon cloth, gilt letters on spine, gold & color illustrated dust jacket, 227 pp., many BW & color illus. "Features 25 du Pont family houses and farms, including the celebrated Winterthur, Longwood, and Nemours estates." Through the use of extensive archival photos, "Frank and Louise... Read more
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$35.00
Hammersmith Farm: Newport, Rhode Island: A Summer White House, 1961-1963

Hammersmith Farm: Newport, Rhode Island: A Summer White House, 1961-1963

Washington: Camelot Gardens, 1979. Paperback. VG. Glossy color-illustrated stapled wraps with yellow, white, and black lettering. Unpaginated. Mainly color illustrations. "Hammersmith Farm was established in 1640 when William Brenton, a surveyor for England's King Charles I received 1,100 acres of land for his surveying work in Rhode Island... Jacqueline Bouvier made her debut at Hammersmith in 1948. In 1953 she married John F. Kennedy... The reception was held on the west lawn of Hammersmith."... Read more
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$29.99
Designing for Industry: The Architecture of Albert Kahn

Designing for Industry: The Architecture of Albert Kahn

by Hildebrand, Grant

Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1974. Hardcover. VG- clean content but with some shelf rubbing to covers; art school ex-lib. copy with usual marks.. Tan cloth/oblong boards; silver lettering. Missing dust jacket. xvii + 232 pp. with 99 bw images. Albert Kahn designed his first factory in 1903; by 1918, when he began the Rouge River Ford Plant, he had become the foremost industrial architect of the United States. His reputation soon became international; between 1929 and 1932 Kahn and his staff... Read more
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$195.00
Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue (American Monograph Series)

Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue (American Monograph Series)

by Oliver, Richard

New York: The Architectural History Foundation / The MIT Press, 1985. Second printing. Hardbound. G- (Bottom edge of binding has some paint; edges of book block have foxing; page surfaces are clean; inside front cover has mark from former bookplate.). Light brown cloth boards, teal dj with bw pictorial, [xiv] 297 pp, 160 bw images. "The name of Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue (1869-1924) stands for a number of widely different accomplishments. ... Severely criticized by some for his opposition to the... Read more
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$110.00
The American Style

The American Style

by Albrecht, Donald and Thomas Mellins

New York: Monacelli Press, 2011. Hardcover. VG/VG- light wear to dj edges and corners. Black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. Color-illustrated dust jacket with black lettering. 224 pp. Illustrated in color and BW. Catalogue of an exhibition from June 7- November 6, 2011 at the Museum of the City of New York.
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$29.99
Convento Maximo Santo Domingo de Quito

Convento Maximo Santo Domingo de Quito

by Eguiguren, Gonzalo Valdivieso et al

Quito: REPSOL YPF, 1999. Hardcover. VG- (DJ has some wear and small tear along top edge; page edges are tanning; otherwise book is clean; WARMLY INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on tp.). Smooth black boards, cream & color illus. dust jacket, 368 pp., many color illus. Text is in Spanish. Showcases the interior ornamentation and the restoration process of the Santo Domingo church in Quito, Ecuador. Illustrated nearly as lavishly as the building itself. Stunning and exquisite. This copy is WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE... Read more
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$75.00
When Democracy Builds

When Democracy Builds

by Wright, Frank Lloyd

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1945. Hardcover. VG/Good; VG, clean, tight contents with no extraneous marks, but the copy is art school ex-lib. with 3 stamps and a bookplate on front end papers and card pocket in back; sticker to lower spine. The DJ is very good, but its protectove cover has been glued to the end papers.. Brown cloth/boards; black lettering. Terracotta dust jacket with beige/black lettering; bw photo on back cover. Protective clear cover on dj. x, 131 pp. with a few bw... Read more
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$32.00
Eastern State Penitentiary: Crucible of Good Intentions

Eastern State Penitentiary: Crucible of Good Intentions

by Johnston, Norman Bruce

Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1994. Paperback. New in shrinkwrap.. Color-illustrated wraps with white beige lettering. 116 pp. BW and color illustrations. The massive Eastern State Penitentiary in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, now a National Historic Landmark, is remarkable for its innovative architecture and its pioneering system of isolation in individual cells. Heir to the energetic Quaker reformist tradition in Philadelphia in the 1820s, the penitentiary was a model of idealism... Read more
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$30.00
Pacific Edge: Contemporary Architecture on the Pacific Rim

Pacific Edge: Contemporary Architecture on the Pacific Rim

by Zellner, Peter

New York: Rizzoli, 1998. Hardcover. VG-/VG- light corner and edge wear to book and dust jacket.. Navy boards with silver stamped spine lettering. Glossy color-illustrated dust jacket with purple spine and lettering in yellow and white. 224 pp. Color and BW illustrations. The aim of this text is to show how 33 design studios have created buildings by drawing on the stylistic conflicts and dynamism that reverberate across the Pacific. Each studio is profiled, with texts, photographs, line drawings,... Read more
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$25.00
Julia Morgan, Architect

Julia Morgan, Architect

by Boutelle, Sara Holmes

New York, New York: Abbeville Press, 1995. Revised and updated. Hardcover. VG/VG (ex-library with labels and stamps on spine, block, inside front and rear covers and title page verso. Binding is tight and pages are clean.). Aqua stamped cloth, cream & color illustrated dust jacket,, mylar dust jacket; 271 pp.; Profusely illustrated in bw and color. An in-depth examination of the work of architect Julia Morgan, who designed more than seven hundred buildings, including William Randolph Hearst's "castle"... Read more
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$30.00
Natirar: A Study of the Estate of the King of Morocco; Borough of Peapack/Gladstone, Borough of Far Hills, Township of Bedminster, Somerset County, New Jersey

Natirar: A Study of the Estate of the King of Morocco; Borough of Peapack/Gladstone, Borough of Far Hills, Township of Bedminster, Somerset County, New Jersey

by Somerset County Park Commission

Somerset County Park Commission et al., 2002. Softcover. VG+. Spiral bound, black and white with color illus. covers, 27 leaves, many color illus., 7 fold-out maps. A study of this large and historic property, with an eye toward conservation and community resource, undertaken as it was in the process of passing from the ownership of the King of Morocco to Somerset County and its Park Commission. Natirar (which is Raritan spelled backwards, as a nod to the adjacent Raritan River) was originally the Ladd... Read more
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$48.00
Latin American Houses

Latin American Houses

by Daguerre, Mercedes

London: Pall Mall, 2012. Softcover. VG- (overall light shelfwear, corners bumped, pages are very clean and clear.). White wraps, color illustrated with black lettering, 237 pp, richly illustrated in mostly color throughout. "First published in English in 2007 by Electa Architecture"--Title page verso. Contents: The backwards game / Mercedes Daguerre -- Alessandro's house, Brazil 1998 / Andrade & Morettin -- House on Lake Pirehueico, Chile 2004 / Alejandro Aravena -- House at Las Casuarinas, Peru 2005... Read more
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$30.00