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cover of Space in Japanese Architecture

Space in Japanese Architecture

by Inoue Mitsuo; translated by Watanabe Hiroshi

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Published
1985
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First Edition
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9780834801936
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New York / Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1985. Study of historic Japanese architecture and its use of space, with glossary and many figures. Paperback, as pictured; stated first edition (first printing). Light wsear to book, covers a little rubbed; pencil name (of a University of Wisconsin art historian) & minor note on free endsheet. Text clean; x, 210 pages + colophon; index,… Read more
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cover of Histoire de L'Architecture: Tome 1, Tome 2 [two volumes, complete]

Histoire de L'Architecture: Tome 1, Tome 2 [two volumes, complete]

by Choisy, Auguste

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Published
1987
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Very Good
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Reprint
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9782051004305
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Genève/Paris: Slatkine Reprints, 1987. Reprint of this standard French history of architecture, notable for the author's isometric projection drawings. Text in French, a photographic facsimile of the 1899 Gauthier-Villars printing. Complete in two volumes, as pictured. Light wear, minor scuffs, couple of corners bumped; no jackets, possibly as issued; pencil name place & date in each volume. Text clean; [6],… Read more
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cover of The Drawings of Louis Henry Sullivan: A Catalogue of the Frank LLoyd Wright Collection at the Avery Architectural Library

The Drawings of Louis Henry Sullivan: A Catalogue of the Frank LLoyd Wright Collection at the Avery Architectural Library

by Sprague, Paul E.; foreword by Adolf K. Placzek

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Published
1979
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Good
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First Edition
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979. Account and reproductions of the important collection of drawings given to Frank Lloyd Wright shortly before Sullivan's death, and acquired by the Avery Library not long after Wright's death. Hardcover in jacket as pictured, INSCRIBED by the author to architectural historian Narciso Menocal, with some of Menocal's notes in pencil (his name & other notes… Read more
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cover of The Myth of Santa Fe: Creating a Modern Regional Tradition

The Myth of Santa Fe: Creating a Modern Regional Tradition

by Wilson, Chris

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Published
1997
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780826317469
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Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1997. Scholarly study of the transformation, mostly by Anglo-American newcomers, of Santa Fe from "a declining provincial capital" to "America's own Tahiti in the desert" and its effects on the local Native American and Hispanic cultures. Larger paperback, as pictured. Light wear, clean and unmarked. Text clean; [viii], 410 pages; index, bibliography, notes, demographic… Read more
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cover of Architecture as Nature: The Transcendentalist Idea of Louis Sullivan

Architecture as Nature: The Transcendentalist Idea of Louis Sullivan

by Menocal, Narciso G.

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Published
1981
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780299081508
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Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1981. Study of ideological considerations underlying Sullivan's decorative designs; the author was a professor of Art History at the University of Wisconsin. Hardcover in jacket, as pictured. Light wear to book, minor tanning to endsheets; jacket shows light rubbing, faded spine. Text clean; xix, blank, 232 pages + colophon; index, bibliography, notes, appendixes, b/w plates..… Read more
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cover of Art and Spirituality in Counter-Reformation Rome: The Sustine and Pauline Chapels in S. Maria Maggiore

Art and Spirituality in Counter-Reformation Rome: The Sustine and Pauline Chapels in S. Maria Maggiore

by Ostrow, Steven F.

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Published
1996
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780521470315
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Scholarly & detailed study of the chapels commissioned by Popes Sixtus V and Paul V between 1585 and 1621, their decorations, functions, & sponsors' politico-religious goals. One of the publisher's Monuments of Papal Rome series. Large hardcover in jacket, as pictured. Light wear to book; jacket shows minor edgewear, hint of spine fade, name or… Read more
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cover of The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana

The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana

by Shozo Sato

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Published
1965
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First Edition
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New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1965. Lavishly illustrated account of the history, styles & technique of this art, as practiced in Japan. Sato was a professor at the University of Illinois, most noted for adapting western classics to the kabuki style, but he also taught many forms of traditional Japanese arts. INSCRIBED by the author on the free endsheet:… Read more
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cover of The Australian Pub

The Australian Pub

by Freeland, J. M.

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Published
1966
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First Edition
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Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1966. Scholarly study of that Australian cultural institution, the pub, and its denizens, from 1788-1966; the author was Professor of Architecture at the University of New Soutth Wales. Hardcover in jacket, as pictured. Light wear to book; price-clipped jacket shows some wear, chipping, short tears & creases, spine faded. Text clean; xiv, 229 pages; index, bibliography,… Read more
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cover of Scogin Elam and Bray: Critical Architecture / Architectural Criticism

Scogin Elam and Bray: Critical Architecture / Architectural Criticism

by Linder, Mark; editor

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Published
1992
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780847815357
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New York: Rizzoli, 1992. Based on discussions at a 1990 symposium. Oversize paperback, as pictured. Light wear, some scratches. Text clean; 224 pages; bibliography, notes on contributors, many plans, color & b/w photos.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8½" by 11".
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cover of The Decorator's Assistant: A Modern Guide for Decorative Artists and Amateurs: Painters, Writers, Gilders, &c.

The Decorator's Assistant: A Modern Guide for Decorative Artists and Amateurs: Painters, Writers, Gilders, &c.

by Atkinson, H.; et al.

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Published
1894
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Very Good
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Later Edition
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London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1894. Early edition of this Victorian painting & craft manual, which went through over a dozen printings well into the 1920s. Includes chapters on exterior painting, interior decoration, colours, graining & marbling, paint-mixing, painting iron-work, coach & carriage painting, lettering, plastering, properties of oil paints, varnishes & polishes, gilding & bronzing, lacquering japanning & enamelling,… Read more
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cover of Painting for the Million, and Property Owner's Companion of Useful Information...

Painting for the Million, and Property Owner's Companion of Useful Information...

by Swingler, W. H.

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Published
1880
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Good
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London: William Nicholson and Sons, 1880. First or early printing of this Victorian manual on house painting, including chapters on tools, materials, and methods; graining & marbling; white-washing; paper-hanging; french polishing; recipes/formulas; a few hints for landlords & tenants. Undated, but circa 1880, based on announcements in the rear ad section. Recently rebound with paper spine label. Light wear; pages… Read more
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cover of An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of Cambridge: 2 Volumes & Maps, complete

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of Cambridge: 2 Volumes & Maps, complete

by Royal Commission on Historical Monuments

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Published
1959
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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£108.31

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London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1959. Study of notable buildings & structures, including ancient Roman remnants, university & college buildings, churches, public works, large and small houses dating before 1850. Two volumes & map case with four maps & plans, complete. Large hardcovers in jacket, map case with heavy paper sleeve, as pictured. Light wear to books, corners bumped; map… Read more
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cover of Building With Frank Lloyd Wright: An Illustrated Memoir

Building With Frank Lloyd Wright: An Illustrated Memoir

by Jacobs, Herbert and Katherine

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Published
1978
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Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780877011262
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£173.30

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San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1978. The Jacobs family built two houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, including the first 'Usonian' house, and the more exotic 'Solar Hemicycle', and here recount their experiences including living in the houses and doing much of the work on the second house, after Wright was offended by a comment in one of the author's earlier… Read more
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cover of Setting Your Table Wright: A Guide to the Tablecloths of Russel Wright and Other Mid-Century Modern Designers

Setting Your Table Wright: A Guide to the Tablecloths of Russel Wright and Other Mid-Century Modern Designers

by Maurer, Gary & Laura

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Published
2010
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As New
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First Edition
ISBN
9780984432400
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£51.99

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Gary & Laura Maurer Collectibles, 2010. Decorative tablecloths by the important designer & others. Hardcover in jacket as pictured, as new in publisher's shrinkwrap. Not terribly thick, about 100 pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 12½" by 9½".
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cover of The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Companion: Comprising The Art of Drawing, as Applicable to Cabinet Work; Veneering, Inlaying, and Buhl-work; The Art of Dyeing and Staining Wood, Ivory, Bone, Tortoise-shell, Etc. Directions for Lackering, Japaning, ...

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Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird & Co., 1891. Early printing, the fifth under this title, of this popular guide to furniture finishing & decorating; the title continues thus: ...and Varnishing; To Make French Polish, Glues, Cements, and Compositions; With Numerous Receipts, Useful to Workmen Generally. Intended as a refinement and scientific helper to experienced woodworkers, not as a beginner's manual. Hardcover,… Read more
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cover of Johns: The Outhouse Beautiful

Johns: The Outhouse Beautiful

by O'Beirne, Frank

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Published
1952
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First Edition
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Chicago: Louis Mariano, 1952. Absurd & fantastic outhouse designs, satirizing architectural & cultural trends of the day, illustrated in tasteful line drawings tinted in brown, with bad puns. Slim hardcover. Light wear to book, minor foxing; jacket chipped with some short tears, creases. Text clean; [42] pages. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8¾" by 11¼".
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cover of German Architecture and the Classical Ideal

German Architecture and the Classical Ideal

by Watkin, David and Tilman Mellinghoff

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Published
1987
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Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780262231251
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Cambridge: MIT Press, 1987. Study of German architecture & urban planning, including the work of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Weinbrenner at Karlsruhe, Moller at Darmstadt, and Klenze at Munich; with an historical account of the context of neo-classicism and an index of buildings. Large hardcover. Light wear to book & jacket, minor tanning to endsheets, minor cockling to front free endsheet… Read more
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cover of Shinto Art: Ise and Izumo Shrines

Shinto Art: Ise and Izumo Shrines

by Watanabe, Yasutada

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Published
1974
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780834810181
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New York / Tokyo: Weatherhill/Heibonsha, 1974. Study of two important Japanese buildings representing the "most perfect manifestation" of Shinto art; number 3 in the Heibonsha Survey of Japanese Art. Hardcover, full aqua/lilac cloth in a sky pattern, gilt titling. Light wear to book & jacket; price-clipped jacket spine lightly faded & tanned, light edge chipping, minor tearing to inner front… Read more
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cover of Main Street Ready-Made: The New Deal Community of Greendale, Wisconsin

Main Street Ready-Made: The New Deal Community of Greendale, Wisconsin

by Alanen, Arnold R. & Joseph A. Eden

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Published
1987
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780870202513
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Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1987. Account of this planned community, built just south of Milwaukee in 1938, to house rural poor in easy reach of factory & other urban jobs; one of three "greenbelt towns" engineered by FDR's New Deal advisors (particularly Elbert Peets) as places combining the better features of urban & rural life. Hardcover, first edition.… Read more
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cover of Youngstown Steel Kitchens [large envelope with 12+ promotional brochures]

Youngstown Steel Kitchens [large envelope with 12+ promotional brochures]

by Mullins Manufacturing Corporation

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Published
1950
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First Edition
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Warren, OH: Mullins Manufacturing Corporation, 1950. Twelve + promotional pieces advertising Mullins' steel Youngstown Kitchen cabinets & sinks, including Blueprint for Better Kitchens, 8½" by 11", 12 pages (cover & 2 pages in full color) showing typical layouts & dimensions; Youngstown Cusheen Cabinet Tops, 8½" by 11", single folded sheet in full color, 4 pages, extolling the virtues of Mullins'… Read more
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