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LA Lost & Found: An Architectural History of Los Angeles

By Sam Hall Kaplan; Julius Shulman; Dana Levy

New York: Crown Publishers, 1987. Small plain label inside cover.. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$13.22

McKim, Mead and White

By Richard Guy Wilson

New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1983. Very Good in Good d/j., slight tears to base of d/j.Small address label inside cover.. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$26.45

Adobes in the sun

By Augusta Fink

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1980. Head of spine slightly rubbed.. Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$16.53

City By Design: An Architectural Perspective of Chicago
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City By Design: An Architectural Perspective of Chicago

By Foreward By Tigerman, Stanley

Texas, U.S.A.: Panache Partners LLC, 2008. Showcasing prominent commercial structures and the talented architects who brought them to life, these pictorial histories contain outstanding photography of some of the leading cities in the United States. Offering insight into the diversity and progression of metropolitan architecture, different firms represented in this series discuss the influences found in their featured work. Illuminating the unique and defining characteristics of each building, the process that brought it to fruition, and the impact each structure had on the community at large, these artistic chronicles will delight lovers of architecture, travel, and urban living. Works of architecture presented in this volume include Goettsch Partners' majestic 111 South Wacker, Solomon Cordwell Buenz's chic 340 on the Park, VOA's restoration of the legendary Navy Pier, and Skidmore Owings & Merrill's Trump International Hotel and Tower - which will be second in height only to Chicago's famed Sears Tower. 320pp.. First Printing. Cloth. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Heavy Item Postage Quote.

$26.45

Drager House: Berkeley, California, 1994, Franklin D.Israel (Architecture in Detail)

By Betsky, Aaron

London: Phaidon Press Ltd, 1996. Rear cover a little rubbed and marked .Front free endpaper stamped with Phaidon non mint copy stamp.The Drager House is built into a hillside in Berkeley, California, and steps down in section to conform to the changing site condition. Specific elements such as staircases, terraces and loggias are used to join the house and site, as are large corner windows, which the architect has used to frame selected views of trees and sky. It perpetuates what Franklin Israel describes as the tradition started in Los Angeles by Frank Lloyd Wright and R.M. Schindler, of the mitred glass corner and the "exploded box". This book presents Drager House in detail, using original drawings showing the architect's designs in progress, and newly-commissioned photographs, which are accompanied by many black and white photographs illustrating earlier designs by Israel.Slight fading to spine.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$13.22

The Majesty of the Mississippi Delta
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The Majesty of the Mississippi Delta

By Fraiser,Jim

Gretna, LA, U.S.A.: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2002. 96pp.. Cloth. Like New/Like New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.22

Remembering the California Missions
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Remembering the California Missions

By Stevens, Janice and Hunter, Pat

Fresno, California, U.S.A.: Craven Street Books, 2010. Follows the path of El Camino Real, stretching from the San Joaquin and Salinas Valleys, through the rugged coastlines of Monterey and San Francisco, and inland to Sonoma. This title reveals founding hero Father Junipero Serra's pioneering labours, the conquest of the land's agricultural wealth, and California's painful transfers from the Indians. 130pp.. Cloth. Like New/Like New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.53

Baylor : A Legacy of Spirit, Tradition, Beauty
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Baylor : A Legacy of Spirit, Tradition, Beauty

By Baylor University

Waco, Texas: Big Bear Books , 2008. The grandeur at Baylor University has been enjoyed for more than a century. The only book of its kind, "Baylor: A Legacy of Spirit, Tradition, Beauty" presents handsome photography showcasing the campus' grand spires, beautiful Georgian architecture, and graceful landscapes. This is a true pictorial experience. 93pp.. Cloth. New/New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Heavy Item Postage Quote.

$19.84

Official Art Book of the World's Fair New York 1964 - 1965 Sketchbook By Luciano Guarnieri

By Guarnieri, Luciano

Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 1965. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown.Signed by author/artist on ffep.. Signed by Author/Illustrator. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Guarnieri, Luciano. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$46.28

Thomas Jefferson's Architectural Drawings: Compiled and with Commentary and a Check List

By Nichols, Frederick Doveton (editor)

Charlottesville: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation , 1988. N.B. Mark to bottom left corner of rear cover with very small amount of damage where a label has been removed. Previous owners bookplate and inscription to inside of front cover. 49pp.. Third Printing. Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.22

Poplar Forest: The Mathematics of an Ideal Villa

By Brown, C. Allan

C. Allan Brown , 1990. 139pp. N.B. Previous owners bookplate and inscription to inside front cover. Slight damage to bottom right of rear cover where a label has been removed. Corners of covers lightly creased. . Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.22

Majesty of Eastern Mississippi and the Coast, The
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Majesty of Eastern Mississippi and the Coast, The

By Fraser, Jim

Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Co ,U.S., 2004. Mississippi is well known for its rich soil and plantation mansions, but the bluffs and prairies of its eastern boundary are often overlooked. Here, Jim Fraiser takes a deeper look at those historical gems of eastern Mississippi and its Coast. From Pascagoula to Tupelo, and Jackson too, the beauty of Mississippi's historic homes shines through Rick Guy's stunning photography. With each house pictured, readers learn interesting tidbits about the history of the home, the surrounding area, and the owners (or former owners). For those who love architecture, this book will be a wonderful addition to their collections. Several styles are covered, from the elegant Greek Revival of Waverly in West Point to the Colonial Revival style of Ballymere in Pass Christian. Spanning nearly one hundred years, from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, this book has everything. The fantastic images of authentic era refurbishing, interior settings, and antebellum designs portray the influence of the different cultures that collided in the South. From the first page to the last, excellent photography and enthusiastic writing combine to make this a smart selection.96pp.. First Edition. Cloth. Like New/Like New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.92

The Houses of Key West
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The Houses of Key West

By Caemmerer, Alex

Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A.: Pineapple Press, 1992. 111pp.. First Edition. Paperback. Like New/No d/j as Published. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.56

Cornell Then and Now: Historic and Contemporary Views of Cornell University
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Cornell Then and Now: Historic and Contemporary Views of Cornell University

By Ostman, Ronald E

Ithaca, NY, U.S.A.: Mcbooks Press Inc., 2003. Having unearthed caches of rare historic photographs of Cornell University, the authors offer readers a dazzling visual trek through a century of Cornell's history. The book features nearly 200 beautifully printed duotone photographs, comparing views from Cornell's past with identical scenes from the present day. A carefully researched, behind-the-scenes narrative describes the spectacular changes that have altered the face of the campus, and the captivating legends rooted within the gothic towers and gabled roofs. 158pp.Bottom right corners slightly rubbed.. Card Covers/Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.53

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, International Terminal, San Francisco International Airport

By Schultz, Anne-Catrin

Stuttgart and London: Edition Axel Menges, 2008. At the time San Francisco International Airport opened as Mills Field Municipal Airport of San Francisco in 1927, most of the San Francisco Peninsula was pasture land. Over the years, new terminals and hangars were built to satisfy the demand of increased air traffic. Beginning with a small administration building of residential character including horizontal wood siding and red cedar shingles, the airport advanced to the larger San Francisco Airport Administration Building. After continuous growth, in 2000 the airport was reorganised and expanded into the vast, structurally iconic new International Terminal. The new building acts as a gateway between land and air, offering a recognisable image to arriving and leaving passengers. It is organised over five levels, making it America's first mid-rise terminal. It receives multiple modes of transportation - linking cars, buses, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system and the internal light-rail system. According to Craig Hartman, design architect with SOM, the terminal is 'founded upon the qualities of light and lightness'. He says of the new roof: 'We conceived of it as a floating, sheltering plane and as a symbol'. The building's position above several lanes of traffic required a 380-foot long span between the central columns - essentially the building is a bridge. Thus the building itself is in a state of lift-off, offering the first step into the air for departure or a transition space for arrival before the traveller really gets back to the ground. The terminal is built on friction-pendulum base insulators that allow it to swing in the event of an earthquake. The roof trusses' shape evokes many possible associations, the rolling Bay Area hills, the wings of airplanes, a bird in flight - all images not unusual inspirations for airport designs, though in this case especially elegantly achieved.Slight fading to d/j spine.. First Edition. Cloth. Like New/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$26.45

Recording a Vanishing Legacy : The Historic American Buildings Survey in New Mexico, 1933-today
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Recording a Vanishing Legacy : The Historic American Buildings Survey in New Mexico, 1933-today

By Editor Hyer,Sally

Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2001. Created in 1933, the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) federal program established the first systematic identification and documentation of historic buildings throughout the U.S. This is a complete history of HABS in New Mexico, an ongoing project dedicated to the preservation of four centuries of architecture.147pp.Slight fade line to front d/j.. First Edition. Cloth. Like New/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$26.45

Greetings from Fresno California: Vintage Postcards from California's Heartland
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Greetings from Fresno California: Vintage Postcards from California's Heartland

By William B. Secrest Jr

Fresno, California, U.S.A.: Linden Publishing Inc., 2007. Over 200 vintage color postcards provide a unique perspective on the storied past of Fresno County. Postcards dating from as early as 1875 through the 1960s, many of which have never before been publicly available, are paired with brief passages that deftly position each card within its historical context. Many famous Fresno edifices which have long disappeared are revived again, including the El Rancho motel, the Carnegie Library, and the Pine Lake Lodge. Educational and inspiring, this exceptional compilation is a treasure trove for the regional history buff. 119pp.. Cloth. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.84

Fresno\'s Architectural Past Box Set
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Fresno's Architectural Past Box Set

By Stevens, Janice ; Hunter, Pat

Fresno, California, U.S.A.: Craven Street Books, 2006. This title contains 2 Books in slipcase. The exuberant personalities of 22 landmark buildings in downtown Fresno are captured in watercolour portraits and brief explanations of each structure's significance in this architectural survey. Covering well-known properties in all stages of repair, this collection includes images of the Hotel Californian, the Liberty Theater, the Meux Home, the Pacific Southwest Building, the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, and Warnors Theater. Including a glossary of architectural terms and a bibliography, this nostalgic look at the historic past and current rebirth of central Fresno pays stirring homage to the area's unique architectural heritage.. ISBN: 1933502142. First Edition. Cloth. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Slipcase. FRESNO CALIFORNIA BUILDINGS ARCHITECTURE USA. Catalogs: AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE.

$33.06

AIA Guide to the Twin Cities : The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul
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AIA Guide to the Twin Cities : The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul

By Millett, Larry

Minneapolis: Minnesota Historical Press, 2007. Get ready to discover the great architectural Mecca that is Minneapolis and St. Paul. The first comprehensive, illustrated handbook of its kind, "AIA Guide to the Twin Cities" is the ultimate source to the architectural riches of the metropolitan area. Organised by neighbourhood and featuring a wealth of sites - from the highest point on the Minneapolis skyline to the modest St. Paul bungalow vibrant with historical and architectural significance - this invaluable reference has it all: illuminating entries for more than 3,000 buildings; behind-the-scenes details of the structures and their architects; lively information about local history and regional styles; highlights of important buildings nearly lost in time; sixty easy-to-read maps that pinpoint the location of every structure; dozens of planned walking and driving tours; and, over 1,000 photos that illustrate significant buildings and features. Retired Pioneer Press architecture critic Larry Millett has spent more than two decades researching and exploring the architectural heritage of the Twin Cities. Millett's "AIA Guide to the Twin Cities" is your ticket to the best tour in town.666pp.. Paperback. New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.53

Courthouses of Minnesota (Minnesota Byways)
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Courthouses of Minnesota (Minnesota Byways)

By Logue,Mary

Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Press, 2006. They stand at once as silent reminders of time past as well as the hub of our daily lives. They are the focus of activity in every county - the site of political speeches, holiday parades, and community picnics. They are the courthouses of Minnesota's eighty-seven counties. Writes author Mary Logue, "With a clock tower, the courthouse becomes metaphor, literally the ticking heart at the centre of a county." In this beautiful book are photographs celebrating the variety of Minnesota's county courthouses. From the classic Beaux Arts dome atop the Stearns County Courthouse to the unadorned simplicity of the Sibley County Courthouse, this book offers a parade of some of the finest public buildings in the North Star State. Paired with Doug Ohman's photos is an essay by poet and mystery writer Mary Logue that reveals the secrets of these buildings we thought we knew. Together they tell the story of these distinctly American structures, symbols of the ways Minnesotans live under the law - with justice, equality, and fairness. "Courthouses of Minnesota" is the third book in the "Minnesota Byways" series, a sumptuous photographic survey showcasing the state's classic architectural icons and paired with some of the best writers in the state. 128pp.. First Edition. Cloth. Like New/Like New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.53

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