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The Madrid Codices (6 Volumes)

by Leonardo, Da Vinci and Ladislao Reti

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Published
1974
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Limited Edition
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New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974. Limited Edition. Quarto. In six volumes. The rediscovery of the lost manuscripts of Leonardo that had been lost since 1830, were rediscovered in 1967 and then researched, photographed and translated by Ladislao Reti who did not live to see them in print. Contains also glossary, index and bibliographic notes. McGraw-Hill produced a superb example of… Read more
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Sarabhai House, Ahmedabade, India (GA 32)

by Le Corbusier; Yukio Futagawa and Balkrishna V. Doshi

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Published
1974
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First Edition
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$115.00

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Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita, 1974. First Edition. Folio. no pagination, chiefly illustrations (some in color) and plans. In 1951 the French architect Le Corbusiner was commissioned to lead the design work for chandigarh, the new capital city for the Indian Punjab. He received inquiries from Gira Sarabhai, once a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, about the possibility of… Read more
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The Imperial Hotel; Frank Lloyd Wright and the Architecture of Unity

by James, Cary

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First Edition
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Rutland, Vermont; (1969): Charles E. Tuttle and Company. First Edition. Small Quarto. . Second printing. 46 pages, +79 pages of illustrations, six folded plates. Pages 23-48 are "Quotations from Frank Lloyd Wright", Bibliography on p. 125. One of the key works expressing Wright's philosophy integrating quotations from his autobiography with the twelve pages entitled 'Building Against Doomsday'.… Read more
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Luis Barragan

by Saito, Yutaka (supervisor)

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Mexico;(1994): Noriega Editores. Quarto. 244 pages. The very scarce English language edition translated by John D. Lamb, illustrated with color photographic images of his architectural designs. Luis Ramiro Barragan Morfin (1802-1988) was a Mexican architect whose early education was as an engineer, but as he traveled to Spain and France, he became aware of Ferdinand Bac, Le… Read more
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Our House

by Wright, Olgivanna

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Published
1959
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First Edition
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New York: Horizon, 1959. First Edition. Octavo. 308 pages. inscribed by Olgivanna in 1969 to "Doafer and Mrs. Micuda", the title of this illuminating book, "Our House" refers to both Taliesin and Taliesin West, the homes of Frank Lloyd Wright and his wife Olgivanna. This includes the delightful story of the sculptor, Oscar Stonorov who was sculpting Wright while… Read more
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La Casa Adobe

by Lumpkins, William

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Published
1961
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First Edition
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$80.00

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Santa Fe, New Mexico: Ancient City Press, 1961. First Edition. Folio. No pagination. Chiefly thirty three sketches and floorplans of adobe buildings followed by notes and how adobe plans were laid out. There was a cheap reprint done in 1986. William Lumpkins was an architect in La Jolla but in 1961 he went back to his… Read more
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image of Mission Architecture: Examplified in San Xavier Del Bac; Including a Complete List of the Missions in the Southwest; Also a Bibliography of the Manuscripts and works Pertaining to the Subject

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Tucson, Arizona: Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, 1919. First Edition. Octavo. 135 pages. The author's collection of hundreds photographs with their negatives of San Xavier del Bac was given to the Library of Congress. His details in the original photographs are yet to be fully published but this was his major work. A few marks… Read more
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The Half-Timber House, Its Origin, Design, Modern Pland and Construction

by Jackson, Allen W.

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Published
1919
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New York: Robert M. mcBride & Co, 1919. Small Quarto. Color frontispiece, 115pp., illustrated with photographs of old examples and American adaptations of the style. First published. This book was not written for the professional but simply for those who have an interest in house building or those who have in mind building for themselves. Bound in green pictorial… Read more
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An album of Maya Architecture

by Proskouriakoff, Tatiana

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Published
1958
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Limited Edition
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$75.00

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Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: The Maya Foundation, 1958. Limited Edition. Oblong Folio. . Facsimile edition, Limited to 1100. 140 unnumbered pages, profusely illustrated with thirty-six plates accompanied by descriptive text of Mayan architecture items with map. The images are particularly important. With the imagination of an artist and the precision of a scientist, the author has captured in… Read more
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Midcentury Marvells; Commercial Architecture of Phoenix, 1945-1975

by City of Phoenix Historic Preservatgion Office Planning and Development Project

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First Edition
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Phoenix; (2010): City of Phoenix. First Edition. Oblong Quarto. 2nd printing. 255 pages, bibiography, credits. The explosive growth of Phoenix which had barely over 65,000 residents in 1945 to more than 789,000 in by 1975 also had remarkable architecture including the original Cine Capri, the Celebrity Theatre, Veterans Memorial Coliseum and many other famous buildings in a close relationship… Read more
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The Economic Cottage Builder; or Cottages for Men of Small Means

by Dwyer, Charles P.

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Published
1856
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Buffalo, NY: Wanzer, McKim & Co, 1856. Octavo. Engraved title page and regular title page. 127 pages. 32 plates (of which 23 are full page images of the various buildings) often including exact plans. One of the most important books in the mid-19th century for those who needed to build modest homes with their own hands.Bound… Read more
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Julia Morgan Architect

by Boutelle Sara Holmes

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First Edition
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New York; (1988): Abbeville Press. First Edition. Quarto. Signed and inscribed by the author and also signed by photographer Richard Barnes. 271pp. Illustrated in color by photograph. Julia Morgan was the architect who designed and built William Randolf Hearst's famous and dazzling castle. She was also one of the first women to graduate in Civil Engineering from the university… Read more
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London, Nd(ca.1881): Ward, Lock & Tyler, 1881. Octavo. Second Edition specially revised by the author. 144 pages, with 300 illustrations. Rich detailed drawings of cornices, platforms, engines, and the essentials of mechanical drawing. A remarkably nice copy, near fine, bound in pictorial gilt green embossed cloth, spine lettering gilt, endpapers are publisher's ads on yellow paper.… Read more
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The Bridge; A chapter in the History of Painting

by Brangwyn, Frank; Christian Barman

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First Edition
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London; (1926): J. Lane. First Edition. Quarto. 249 pages, index. 25 paintings in color, 22 in black and white. His master from the age of the Pre-Raphaelites to Pop Art showed his early mastery of truth in art. He did not object to new phases in art history as long as the artists knew history… Read more
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A Catedral De Santiago De Saltillo, Una Fe Transformada in Monumento

by Aguirre, Jorge Fuentes

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Published
1991
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Limited Edition
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Np: Amigos Del Atrimonio Cultural De Saltillo, 1991. Limited Edition. Quarto. Illustrated by photographs by Enrique Salazar e Hijar.175pp., The history of the building of the cathedral and of Santiago de la Garza Zambrano who would become the first Bishop and of those who followed to date. Extraordinary photographs of the inside of the church. Bound in maroon leather… Read more
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Eastwood, New York: United Crafts. Thick Quarto. 732 pages. (6 volumes). The master of the Arts and Crafts Movement, the October issue has five Francis Lea illustrations and in the December issue four of his rich blue-and-white items adorn Katharine Metcalf Roof's article. Besides articles on the state of American Bronze Sculpture, the architects feature one on The California… Read more
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Mexican Houses; a Book of Photographs & Measured Drawings

by Garrison, G. Richard; George W. Rustay

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New York; (1930): Architectural Book Pub Co. Quarto. [3]-173 pages including frontispiece, illustrations, plates. Garrison's book showed the beauty of the architecture not rooted in the Spanish Colonial style. He found anonymous and rural buildings which were not only neglected by the professionals but which were of influence in the Southwestern U.S. His extensive measurements and detailed drawings make… Read more
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(New York, 1970): Phaidon. Thick Quarto. 148pp., with 143 black and white plates, 68 color plates and 123 line drawings. The author tells how he has found Christianity alive in the rock, in churches hidden below rock ledges or inside caves; in sanctuaries hewn our of the rock like gigantic sculptures or free-standing with only their bases rooted… Read more
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New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1924. Quarto. 210p. index. Hering's papers are at the New York Public Library. He was famous for building large country and suburban homes for such notables as James M. Cox, the 1920 Democratic Presidential nominee, the Lakewood Theatre in Snowhegan Maine and Brentano's Bookstore in New York city. Inscribed by… Read more
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Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings, Masterworks from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives

by Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks (text)

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First Edition
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New York; (1990): Harry N. Abrams. First Edition. Square Quarto. Signed by the author after his preface. 303pp. bound in dark green cloth lettered in a light blue, spine lettering light blue. A lovely copy, fine in fine pictorial dust jacket. This is an authorative study of Frank Lloyd Wright's drawings from the archives at Taliesin West.
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