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Calvert Vaux: Architect & Planner

By Alex, William (Introduction By George B. Tatum)

New York: Ink, Inc., 1994. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Red cloth boards with Vaux's signature blind stamped on front board. Gilt spine lettering. Vaux, with Olmsted, was reponsible for the two seminal park designs in the U.S. -- Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Beautifully produced book, well-illustrated. A great gift for an architect or planner. Faint stain along top edge does not affect interior pages. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


Newport: Our Social Capital

By van Rensselaer, May King

New York: Arno Press, 1975. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. A volume in the Arno Press Collection of The Leisure Class in America. Lavishly illustrated and leisurely paced, this early work by Van Rensselaer (1848-1929) establishes her as a fine social historian. In this book she recreates the great city, spells out its architectural richness and traces its history from revolutionary days. Yellow cloth boards with red lettering and design on spine and front. Large folding map tipped in. Illustrated with b/w photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Out Of Place

By Hough, Michael

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Photographs and Drawings. Restoring Identity to the Regional Landscape. Previous owner's signature on front end paper; a few margin lines in Introduction; price sticker on end flap. Small 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.


Tradition of Craftsmanship in Mexican Homes

By O'Gorman, Patricia

New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1980. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good-. Photographs By Bob Schalkwijk. Dust Jacket has worn edges and a repaired 1-1/2 inch closed tear on bottom edge. Architects and artisans use adobe, wood, stucco, plaster, stone, brick, masonry, glass, metal to create this enchanted world of building and decorating. In protective mylar jacket. Small 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.


Reflections on the Architecture of Williams College

By Stoddard, Whitney S.

Williamstown, Massachusetts: Williams College, 2001. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Photographs by Arthur D. Evans. This book evolved from a lecture given by the author to entering classes at Williams so that students would have a sense of the architectural history of the campus. Illustrated with over 200 color photographs and many b/w historical photos. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


House & Garden's Best in Decoration

By Editors of House & Garden

New York: Conde Nast / Random House, 1987. Not Stated. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. Moss green cloth boards. Pink endpapers. Bottom edge of boards faded. Boards slightly warped and with a faint musty smell. Interior pages clean and tight. Dj has minor edgewear. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


Passive Solar Design for Multi-Family Buildings

By Rouse, Roland E.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1983. Edition not Stated. Original Wraps. Good/No Jacket. Case studies and conclusions from Massachusetts' Multi-Family Passive Solar Program. Purple stiff wraps are rubbed. Spine is sunned. Heel of spine bumped. Illustrated with many b/w photos, architectural drawings, and color plates. 179 pages. Interior clean and tight. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.