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BREUER\'S WHITNEY: An Anniversary Exhibition. (Cover title).
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BREUER'S WHITNEY: An Anniversary Exhibition. (Cover title).

By (Breuer, Marcel). Olsberg, Nicholas; guest curator.

(New York): Whitney Museum of American Art, 1996., 1996.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wraps picturing part of Marcel Breuer's Whitney Building. There is a small stain to the front edge of the front wrap. [20] pages printed in red & brown on light tan paper with reproductions of architectural sketches in white & brown. There is a very light vertical crease to each page in the first half of the catalog where it has been folded. Very good. Catalog for an exhibition in the "Collection in Context" series, which typically showed works from the Whitney's permanent collection. This exhibition, guest curated by Nicholas Olsberg, marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Whitney's Marcel Breuer Building and traced the history of the museum's buildings with a focus on the Breuer building. Olsberg wrote the catalog essay. The exhibition ran from September 11 to December 8, 1996.

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"PATHS AND GATEWAYS ON THE SEARCH FOR THE EMPTY AFTERNOON": AN ORIGINAL HAND-COLORED POP-UP BOOK DESIGNED BY, AND WITH ARTWORK BY, CHIP SULLIVAN ILLUSTRATING TEXT BY LAURA CERWINSKE. [Laid into a PRESS KIT for the BARBARA GILLMAN GALLERY'S exhibition of Chip Sullivan's works].

By (Barbara Gillman Gallery). Cerwinske, Laura; and Sullivan, Chip.

Miami: Scarlett Black Editions, (1987)., (1987).. Very good. - An 8-1/2 inch high by 5-1/2 inch wide 4-page hand-colored pop-up book titled "Paths and Gateways on the Search for the Empty Afternoon" designed by Chip Sullivan. Text by Laura Cerwinske is illustrated with a wonderful hand-colored pop-up by Chip Sullivan. Bound in stapled self-wraps, the publication of this pop-up book is attributed to "Scarlett Black Editions, Miami", though it appears as if the text (and possibly the outline for the hand-colored pop-up) may have been penned in ink. The first lines of Laura Cerwinske's text "To Open the Gate. To Plant a Seed. To Invite the Power. To Welcome Life. To Sanctify...." reflect the essence of Chip Sullivan's pop-up which corresponds to the date of his "Dioramas" exhibition at the Barbara Gillman Gallery. The hand-colored illustration has 3 parts. An arch framed by shrubs has an opening through which one can see right through the opening in the second gate, to the final pop-up. The second gate is framed by pyramids and geometrical forms which hint at abstract buildings or, perhaps, a beehive. The pop-up's final panel hints at oval multi-colored feathers crowning geometric structures which suggest a garden within. Dated within the illustration, this 1987 pop-up book is housed in a glossy light blue 2-pocket folder containing material put together by the Barbara Gillman Gallery of Miami Beach, Florida promoting Chip Sullivan's work. Additionally housed within this 11-3/4 inch high by 9-1/2 inch wide press kit are the following:An 11-page list of "Exhibitions" of Chip Sullivan's works with a list of publications by and about the artist.A 9-page photocopy of the "Christmas Books 1992" "New York Times Book Review" by Anne Raver of "Gardening" books, with a special emphasis on the book "The Meaning of Gardens" which includes essays and illustrations by Chip Sullivan".A 2-page photocopy of the June 1992 cover for the periodical "Landscape Architecture: Reinventing the City" issue with a cover illustration by Chip Sullivan.A 2-page photocopy of the editorial page of the periodical "Landscaped for the 21st Century" with a full-page illustration by Chip Sullivan titled "The California Garden Series" with text by the artist.A 3-page photocopy of an article on "The Myth of Significant Placement" by Chip Sullivan and Frances Butler with an illustration by the artist.A 3-page photocopy of the September 1990 "Landscape Architecture" periodical's article on "Academic Assemblage" written by Chip Sullivan.A 3-page photocopy of "The Architectural Review" with an illustration of one of Chip Sullivan's designs.A 6-page photocopy of a review by Anna C. Noll of Chip Sullivan's "Gardens: Real and Imagined" appearing in the July 1989 issue of the periodical "Progressive Architecture".A 4-page photocopy of an August 1990 article by Michael Leccese entitled "Rome: No Holiday, But a Rite of Passage" in the periodical "Landscape Architecture" which refers to Chip Sullivan.Following the principles of the Wise Woman tradition which she studied with sunsun Weed, the artist, writer and publisher Laura Cerwinske founded Blue Hair Lady Publishing. Cerwinske authored more than 20 books on art and creativity and was the creator of Radical Writing, an on-line creative writing course.The landscape architect, artist and author Chip Sullivan is a professor of landscape architecture and environmental planning at the University of California, Berkeley.The author of several books, Sullivan is the son of an aspiring cartoonist, and learned to draw by imitating cartoons from "Mad Magazine". In addition to being influenced by comic artists such as Jack Kirby, Wally Wood and Ed Roth, Sullivan drew inspiration from the books of Carlos Castaneda and Jack Kerouac. Unfulfilled by the work he was doing for a large corporate architecture firm, Sullivan would spend his nights working on his own innovative landscape designs which sought to reduce society's dependence on fossil fuels. His 2018 Iowa State University lecture and workshop was titled "The Alchemy of Creativity".

$350.00

NORTH RUSSIAN ARCHITECTURE.
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NORTH RUSSIAN ARCHITECTURE.

By Bartenev, I.; Fyordorov, B.

(Moscow: Progress Publishers), (1972)., (1972).. Very good. - Small quarto [approximately 7 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide], tan boards streaked in dark brown with a device stamped in gilt on the front cover. Gilt endpapers. The spine is a bit faded & the top corners are slightly bumped. 322 & [1] pages plus colophon. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white with images of medieval builders printed in black on the gilt endpapers. The slipcase is lacking. Very good. First edition.A beautifully illustrated book on the domestic and sacred architecture of northern Russia. Translated from the Russian by Kathleen Cook.

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VIENNA: DREAM AND REALITY. A Celebration of the Hollein Installations for the Exhibition \
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VIENNA: DREAM AND REALITY. A Celebration of the Hollein Installations for the Exhibition "Traum und Wirklichkeit" Wien 1870-1930 in the Kunstlerhaus Vienna.

By Hollein, Hans; and Cooke, Catherine; guest editors.

London: Architectural Design, 1986., 1986.. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 10-3/4 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], softcover bound in decorative maroon & tan wrappers. 80 pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Near fine. Architectural Design Profile 61, Architectural Design Vol. 55, No. 11/12.

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED by the prominent American architect CASS GILBERT, designer of the Woolworth Building, accepting James B. Pond\'s invitation to join his reception committee for Maeterlinck\'s first American lecture and to meet Maeterlinck in the green room prior to the lecture.
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED by the prominent American architect CASS GILBERT, designer of the Woolworth Building, accepting James B. Pond's invitation to join his reception committee for Maeterlinck's first American lecture and to meet Maeterlinck in the green room prior to the lecture.

By Gilbert, Cass (1859-1934). Prominent American architect who was an early proponent of skyscrapers and designed the Woolworth Building, which had the distinction of being the tallest building at the time.

New York, December 29, 1919., 1919.. Very good. - Over 50 words typed on 8-1/2 inch high by 5-1/8 inch wide "244 Madison Avenue" stationery with an attached blank leaf. Having accepted American impresario and lecture agent James B. Pond's invitation to serve on the committee welcoming Maurice Maeterlinck to America, Cass Gilbert is further pleased to accept his invitation to meet Maeterlinck in the green room prior to the lecture. Gilbert writes "...I am pleased to accept your invitation to meet Mr. Maeterlinck in the Green Room and to sit on the stage during the lecture." Signed "Cass Gilbert". Folded for mailing, with a tiny chip to the top left corner. Very good. The American architect Cass Gilbert (1859-1934) was an early proponent of skyscrapers. He designed the Woolworth Building, which was then the tallest building in the world. Gilbert designed numerous museums, libraries, and state and federal buildings, including the United States Supreme Court building. Born in Zanesville, Ohio, he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota with his family and at age 17 joined the architectural firm of Abraham M. Radcliffe. He entered MIT's architectural program in 1878. Returning to Minnesota, he designed numerous buildings including the Minnesota State Capitol and St. Paul's Endicott Building. Moving to New York, he was commissioned to design the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. He went on to design the Woolworth Building, the support towers for the George Washington Bridge, and the U.S. Supreme Court Building among many many others.James B. Pond, the American impresario and lecture agent who headed the J.B. Pond Lyceum Bureau, brought the great Belgian poet Maurice Maeterlinck to America for a series of lectures. The first lecture took place at Carnegie hall on January 2nd, 1920. Unfortunately Maeterlinck failed to carry out his intention to lecture in English because of his labored "phonetic" English. He declared his intention to continue his lectures in French and have the translation read by another person. As a result, the lecture tour was a failure and lawsuits ensued on both sides.

$375.00

TYPED LETTER SIGNED by the prominent American architect CASS GILBERT, designer of the Woolworth Building, in reply to an invitation by James B. Pond to join his reception committee for Maeterlinck's first American lecture.
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED by the prominent American architect CASS GILBERT, designer of the Woolworth Building, in reply to an invitation by James B. Pond to join his reception committee for Maeterlinck's first American lecture.

By Gilbert, Cass (1859-1934). Prominent American architect who was an early proponent of skyscrapers and designed the Woolworth Building, which had the distinction of being the tallest building at the time.

New York, December 10, 1919., 1919.. Very good. - Over 65 words typed on 8-1/2 inch high by 5-1/8 inch wide "244 Madison Avenue" stationery. Cass Gilbert is pleased to accept American impresario and lecture agent James B. Pond's invitation to join as a member of the reception committee welcoming Maurice Maeterlinck to America. Gilbert writes "...it gives me pleasure to advise you of my acceptance and I will endeavor to be present at Carnegie Hall on the evening of the lecture...." Signed "Cass Gilbert". James Pond has penciled "Ans." next to the architect's signature and affixed his dated response stamp at the very top of the page. Folded for mailing, the edges of the letter are soiled and there is a small piece out from the top left corner. Very good. <p>The American architect Cass Gilbert (1859-1934) was an early proponent of skyscrapers. He designed the Woolworth Building, which was then the tallest building in the world. Gilbert designed numerous museums, libraries, and state and federal buildings, including the United States Supreme Court building. Born in Zanesville, Ohio, he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota with his family and at age 17 joined the architectural firm of Abraham M. Radcliffe. He entered MIT's architectural program in 1878. Returning to Minnesota, he designed numerous buildings including the Minnesota State Capitol and St. Paul's Endicott Building. Moving to New York, he was commissioned to design the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. He went on to design the Woolworth Building, the support towers for the George Washington Bridge, and the U.S. Supreme Court Building among many many others.<p>James B. Pond, the American impresario and lecture agent who headed the J.B. Pond Lyceum Bureau, brought the great Belgian poet Maurice Maeterlinck to America for a series of lectures. The first lecture took place at Carnegie hall on January 2nd, 1920. Unfortunately Maeterlinck failed to carry out his intention to lecture in English because of his labored "phonetic" English. He declared his intention to continue his lectures in French and have the translation read by another person. As a result, the lecture tour was a failure and lawsuits ensued on both sides.

$375.00

THE SOCIAL CRISIS IN ENGLAND: A Letter Addressed by Permission to The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Shaftesbury, K.G., &c.,&c. by W. Martin.
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THE SOCIAL CRISIS IN ENGLAND: A Letter Addressed by Permission to The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Shaftesbury, K.G., &c.,&c. by W. Martin.

By Martin, William. (1829-1900).

Manchester, England: Beresford and Havill, Printers, 1872., 1872.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in cream-colored printed self-wrappers. 18 pages plus 1-page ad & rear blank. The text block is detached from the wrappers. The page edges are a bit darkened & there is foxing to the title page & rear blank. Good. Martin writes: "I do wish through your Lordship, and by your Lordship's name, to call the public attention, and, if possible, to rouse the national conscience to consider the most menacing evil of our time, viz., the over-crowded, ill-lighted, ill-ventilated, and, as it would seem, God-forsaken dwellings of our labouring classes, where drunkeness, pauperism, disease, and crime are chronic and rampant." He quotes "the late Mr. Charles Dickens" in "The Old Curiosity Shop" on the virtues engendered by the love of home and hearth which is lacking in the very poor "when they live in dense and squalid masses, where social decency is lost...."William Martin (18291900) was a Victorian architect who worked in Birmingham, England, particularly in the practice Martin & Chamberlain.

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PENCIL POINTS. An Illustrated Monthly Journal for the Drafting Room. [Volume XIII, Number 9, September, 1932].
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PENCIL POINTS. An Illustrated Monthly Journal for the Drafting Room. [Volume XIII, Number 9, September, 1932].

By Whitehead, Russell; Reid, Kenneth; and Cleaver, E.L., editors.

New York: Pencil Points, 1932., 1932.. Very good. - Quarto, 11-7/8 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide. Softcover, bound in printed white wrappers, titled in black on the front cover and with pictorial black & white ads on the verso. The covers are foxed with some stains to the front cover. There are minor chips to the spine. Pages 1-16; 597-652; and 25-46, with sections of pictorial ads at the front and rear. The periodical is profusely illustrated in color and black and white, including several full-page illustrations and plans, including a full-page plate of Edward D. Stone's pastel drawing of a "Preliminary Sketch for Roxy Theatre at Rockefeller Center, New York". The front hinge is cracked with rust stains from the staples to the inner edges of the first and last page. Very good. The contents include Dwight James Baum's article "This Modernism", Samuel Chamberlain's "The Sketches and Woodcuts of Charles Hallo", Dorothy Brink Ingemann's "Shop Signs of Stockholm", Arthur Bates Lincoln's "A Plumbing System for the House", etc.

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IL NOVECENTO A GORIZIA: Ricerca di una identita. Urbanistica e architettura.
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IL NOVECENTO A GORIZIA: Ricerca di una identita. Urbanistica e architettura.

By Arioka, Kana; Castellan, Francesco; Codellia, Luisa; et al.

(Venizia, Italy): Marsilio Editori, (2000)., (2000).. Very good. - Quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial black-and-white wrappers. There are 2 price-stickers on the rear cover. 127 pages plus colophon. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographic illustrations and with maps & plans in color. There is the remnant of a price-sticker on the front endpaper. Near fine. Catalog of an exhibition shown in Gorizia at the Musei Provinciali from 26 February to 7 May 2000. After 400 years of belonging to Austria, Gorizia became part of Italy at the end of the First World War. The exhibition dealt with themes of planning and reconstruction of cities, the restoration of monuments destroyed by war and the construction of new public and private buildings.The text is in Italian.

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LA SCENA VEGETALE A PIACENZA DAL BAROCCO ALL\'ETA ROMANTICA.
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LA SCENA VEGETALE A PIACENZA DAL BAROCCO ALL'ETA ROMANTICA.

By Mastroviti, Anna Coccioli.

(Piacenza,Italy): Edizioni Tip.le.Co., (1995)., (1995).. Very good. - Quarto [11-5/8 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], green cloth titled in gilt in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with a price-sticker on its rear panel. Title & 181 pages plus colophon. Profuse illustrations in color and back & white, including architectural drawings. There is the remnant of a price-sticker on the front endpaper. Very good. "Con un saggio di Stefano Fugazza".Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same title shown at the Galleria Ricci Oddi, Piacenza from April 8 to June 18, 1995. The exhibition was organized by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Piacenza e Vigevano and was curated by Anna Coccioli Mastroviti and Stefano Fugazza.The text is in Italian.

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GAETANO CIOCCA: COSTRUTTORE, INVENTORE, AGRICOLTORE, SCRITTORE.
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GAETANO CIOCCA: COSTRUTTORE, INVENTORE, AGRICOLTORE, SCRITTORE.

By Schnapp, Jeffrey; editor.

(Milano): Skira, (2000)., (2000).. Very good . - Quarto [10-1/2 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial cream wrappers. There is some soiling with a small sticker to the rear cover. 191 pages. 8 pages of black & white illustrations with profuse textual illustrations in black & white. The contents are fine. Very good. Quaderni di Architettura 3. The text is in Italian.

$25.00

(CAUCASUS). KAVKAZ: KISLOVODSK, PYATIGORSK, ESSENTUKI, ZHELEZNOVODSK, OKRESNOSTI KISLOVODSKA. (Titled in Cyrillic).
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(CAUCASUS). KAVKAZ: KISLOVODSK, PYATIGORSK, ESSENTUKI, ZHELEZNOVODSK, OKRESNOSTI KISLOVODSKA. (Titled in Cyrillic).

By (Ogiz: Izogiz).

Moscow and Leningrad: Ogiz: Izogiz, 1931., 1931.. Good. - Oblong octavo [6 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover bound in printed wrappers. The binding is darkened and heavily creased & chipped with pieces out of the head & tail of the spine. The top right corner of the front cover is torn & is reinforced on the verso with linen tape. Some form of customs or shipping label is mounted on the front wrap, obliterating the cover illustration & part of the titling. 22 pages plus 72 pages of sepia-toned photographic illustrations. Despite the condition of the covers, the binding is tight & the contents are very good. Good First edition.The book is a pictorial work on sanitoriums and health resorts in the Caucasus Mountain region. Kislovodsk is a spa city in the North Caucasus region between the Black and Caspian Seas. Pyatigorsk is a resort city with an important spa. It is the tourist center of the Caucasian Mineral Waters. Essentuki [Yessentuki] is a city at the base of the Caucasus Mountains. It has been recognized as one of he best health resorts for the treatment of the digestive organs. Zheleznovodsk is a town whose name translates as "Iron Water Place" as the mineral waters are believed to have a high iron content. Kislovodska is a spa city in the North Caucasus region.The introductions and captions are in Russian, English and German.Rare.

$350.00

A VISION TAKES FORM: A GRAPHIC RECORD OF THE BUILDING OF THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE DURING STAGES ONE AND TWO BY ROBERT EMERSON CURTIS.

By Curtis, Robert Emerson.

Sydney, Australia: A.H. & A.W. Reed, (1967)., (1967).. Very good. - Quarto, 11-1/8 inches high by 10-3/4 inches wide. Tan cloth titled in gilt on the spine with a vignette in gilt on the front cover, in a color pictorial dust wrapper. The dust jacket is rubbed and stained with numerous chips and tears to the edges. 83 & [1] pages, with profuse textual illustrations and tipped-in color plates. Near fine in a good dust wrapper. <p>First edition.<p>Introduction by Professor H. Ingham Ashworth and an Historical Foreword by Roger Covell.

$20.00

ADOLF LOOS: A Private Portrait.
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ADOLF LOOS: A Private Portrait.

By Loos, Claire Beck.

Los Angeles, CA: DoppelHouse Press, (2011)., (2011).. Fine. - Octavo, gray cloth titled in gilt in a dust wrapper. The top corner of the front cover is lightly creased. 200 pages, Black-and-white illustrations. Near fine. <p>First edition in English, edited by Carrie Paterson.<p>Claire Beck Loos, a Czechoslovak writer and photographer, was the last wife of Adolf Loos.

$25.00

MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND OTHER WRITINGS.

By Teige, Karel.

(Los Angeles, CA): Getty Research Institute, (2000)., (2000).. Fine. - Small quarto [10 inches high by 7 inches wide], softcover bound in decorative green & black wrappers. [x], 367 & [4] pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. Near fine. <p>First edition.<p>A title in the series "Texts and Documents". Introduction by Jean-Louis Cohen. Translations by Irena Zantovska Murray and David Britt.

$35.00

WOODEN CHURCHES: TRAVELLING IN THE RUSSIAN NORTH.
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WOODEN CHURCHES: TRAVELLING IN THE RUSSIAN NORTH.

By Davies, Richard; and Moreton, Matilda.

(London): White Sea, (2011)., (2011).. Very good. - Quarto, 12-1/8 inches high by 10-1/4 inches wide. Light gray cloth titled in gilt on the spine and in blind on the front cover, in a color illustrated white dust wrapper. The dust jacket is very slightly soiled with 2 light indentations to the jacket's spine. The bottom front corners of the covers and jacket are lightly bumped. 256 pages, with profuse color illustrations of Richard Davies' photographs. Near fine. <p>First edition.<p>RARE in commerce.<p>Photographer Richard Davies and writer Matilda Moreton traveled thousands of miles through Northern Russia, tracking down and documenting the few survivors of what were once thousands of onion-domed churches built in the period following Prince Vladimir's conversion to Christianity in 988.

$750.00

KUNSTLERHAUSER: Ateliers und Lebensraume beruhmter Maler under Bildhauer.

By (Bednorz, Achim). Plachta, Bodo.

(Stuttgart): Reclam, (2014)., (2014).. Very good. - Quarto [11-1/2 inches high by 9-1/8 inches wide], gray boards in a dust wrapper. The bottom corner of the front cover is bumped & there is a small crease to its front edge. 287 pages plus colophon. Profusely illustrated in color. Very good in a fine dust wrapper. <p>A book about painters' and sculptors' studios and living spaces.<p>The text is in German.

$45.00

CESKY FUNKCIONALISMUS 1920-1940.
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CESKY FUNKCIONALISMUS 1920-1940.

By (Urbanek, Gabriel). Rous, Jan.

Praze: Umelecko Prumyslove Muzeum, [1978]., [1978].. Good. - Small quarto [9-1/2 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], softcover bound in decorative tan, red & black wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped with the spine slightly faded. Illustrated in black & white. The front endpaper is partially detached & the bottom page corners are slightly bumped. Good. <p>The text is by Jan Rous and the photographs are by Gabriel Urbanek.

$35.00

GUSTAV PEICHL: A Viennese Architect.
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GUSTAV PEICHL: A Viennese Architect.

By Steiner, Dietmar.

(Berlin): Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, (1993)., (1993).. Good. - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 10 inches wide], black cloth in a dust wrapper. There is light spotting to the binding & the bottom corner of the front cover is bumped. The rear panel of the dust jacket is lightly rubbed & the bottom corner of its front panel is creased. 191 & [1] pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white with photographic illustrations and drawings. The contents are very good. Good in a very good dust wrapper. <p>Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same title shown at the Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien. With an essay by Dietmar Steiner.<p>The text is in German with an English translation.

$20.00

SLOWAKISCHE ARCHITEKTUR UND DIE TSCHECHISCHE AVANTGARDE 1918-1939.

By Foltyn, Ladislav.

Dresden: Verlag der Kunst, (1991)., (1991).. Fine. - Quarto [10-3/4 inches high by 9-1/2 inches wide], light gray buckram in a dust wrapper. 235 & [1] pages. Profuse photographic illustrations & architectural drawings in black & white. Fine. <p>The text is in German.

$35.00

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