L'Architecture, 1931. Hardcover. Includes all twelve issues from 1931. Ex-library with stamps and label to endpapers, title page, and some interior pages. Bound in black cloth with brown leather title label to spine. Rubbing to title label and wear / fraying to spine ends and corners of boards. Browning and chipping to edges of some pages. Clean overall aside from library stamps. Includes many black and white photographic illustrations. 360 pages plus 456 pages. ARCH/050619. Very Good.
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L'Architecture, 1932. Hardcover. Includes all twelve issues from 1932. Ex-library with stamps to title page and some interior pages. Bound in black cloth with brown leather title label to spine. Rubbing and chipping to title label. Fraying and wear to book cloth along both hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Front hinge is starting. Browning and chipping to edges of some pages. Clean overall aside from library stamps. Includes many black and white photographic illustrations. 384 pages plus 468 pages. ARCH/050619. Very Good.
London: Country Life Ltd, 1929. Hardcover. Quarto. Black cloth spine with grey cloth boards. Gilt title to spine and black and gilt title label to front cover. Front hinge cloth is split, but board remains attached. Soiling to front cover. Bookcloth on rear cover is lifting where the grey cloth meets the black cloth spine. Fading and some discolored spots to spine. Pen inscription to front endpaper, else clean interior. Filled with black and white photographic illustrations. Interior hinges are starting. 196 pages. DEC/102618. Very Good.
New York: Rizzoli, 1981. Hardcover. Navy blue cloth boards with white title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Rubbing and a few scuff marks to covers. A few splits to binding; although, all pages remain bound. Clean interior. Filled with photographic images and diagrams. No jacket. 400 pages. ARCH/102618. Very Good.
Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1925. Later edition of this handsome book first published in 1917. Bound in black cloth with gilt decorated cover and gilt titling to spine. Spine is faded and covers a bit dulled. Interior is near fine with 23 illustrations protected by tissue guards. Octavo. 326 pages. FRE/022421.
Rotterdam: Nai Publishers, 2000. Hardcover. 4to. SCARCE. "The architecture and architectural culture of the Netherlands have been causing quite a stir in recent years: a great many remarkable new buildings and projects testify to the current flowering in Dutch architecture, urban planning, and landscaping that's so exciting to so many in and out of the field. Artificial Landscape illustrates the results of this late twentieth century surge of creativity and traces the background of its success, examining both the 'Dutch phenomenon' and its socio-historical context to find out what makes it work so well. What we find is that even in a period of globalization there is still such a thing as a Dutch 'climate, ' yet despite this culture's specific national character we have much to learn from it, particularly where its unique synthesis of architecture, urbanism, and landscaping is concerned. This exciting movement is represented by a selection of designs, built works, ideas, plans and manifestoes from such architects and firms as OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Neutelings Riedijk, MVRDV, Maunce Nio, and Max 1, to name only a few. Apart from recording the state of things in Dutch architecture, Artificial Landscape also serves as a survey of contemporary architectural criticism, collecting the most important critiques of Dutch architecture, urban planning, and landscape architecture to have appeared in recent years." White cloth boards with yellow title to spine. Clean, bright interior filled with illustrations. White illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine. Small closed tear along top edge of jacket. 299 pages. ARCH/092507. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.
Washington DC: The Catholic University of America Press, . Hardcover. Inscribed and Signed by the Author on the title page. "As Washington's mother church, St. Patrick's has transcended the usual responsibilities of an American parish to assume a sometimes crucial role in church-state relations, in both national and local affairs. Its diverse congregation has provided clear-cut and measurable reactions to issues - such as immigration, race relations, and universal education - that have been pivotal in shaping both national policies and the history of the Catholic church in the United States" (jacket). Ex-library with red pen notations on both endpapers and occasional tick marks to margins. (No other library markings, no pockets, and no stickers.) Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In illustrated jacket with red spine panel titled in white. Minor wear and rubbing to edges and panels of jacket. 463 pages. REL/070820. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: MOMA Museum of Modern Art, 2013. Hard Cover. "Focuses on the breakthrough Surrealist years of Rene Magritte, creator of some of the twentieth century's most extraordinary images. Bringing together nearly eighty paintings, along with collages, objects, photographs, periodicals, and early commercial work, this catalogue, published in conjunction with a major exhibition organized by the MOMA ... offers fresh insight into Magritte's indentity as a modern artist and one of Surrealism's greatest painters" (jacket). Grey cloth boards with white title to spine. In illustrated jacket with grey spine panel titled in blue and white. Quarto. 256 pages. ART/102220. Near Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Rizzoli, 1991. Hardcover. "This fully illustrated survey of Nash's works includes all of his known and attributed works. Michael Mansbridge's superb photographs of Nash's extant buildings are complemented by contemporary views and old photographs of demolished buildings, and by original sketches of designs never executed" (dust jacket). Quarto. Very good in maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright with many photographic illustrations. In very good illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel title in maroon. Slight evidence of dampstaining to foot of jacket and minor wear to edges. 336 pages. ARCH/042321. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1900. Hardcover. Very Good brown cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Slight wear to spine ends. Light yellowing to pages and light damp stain to bottom edges of first 15 pages. Includes numerous fold-outs. Third Edition. Index, 234 pages plus ads. Architecture. ARCHI/4283. Very Good.
1950. Hardcover. Title, publishing information, and all text in Russian. Very good with tan cloth spine decorated with gilt designs and raised bands. Beige paper covered boards with gilt title (in Russian) to front cover and embossed illustration. Chipping and wear to edges of boards and corners. Browning to edges of boards. Clean, bright interior which includes 150 black and white plates of Russian architecture and 77 pages of description. Quarto. 232 pages. ARCHI/072611. Very Good.
Madrid: Arquitectura, 1932. Hardcover. Includes all 10 issues from 1932, bound together. Ex-library with stamps to first page. Includes a special number in memory of Gustavo Fernandez Balbuena. Brown cloth boards with leather spine labeled in gilt on spine with raised bands and floral deviceds. Minor wear to spine ends and corners. Rubbing to title labels. Front free endpaper is present but detached. Minor foxing to some pages, but clean and bright overall. Includes many black and white photographic illustrations, diagrams, and floorplans. An attractively bound volume. IN SPANISH. 366 pages. ARCH/050619. Very Good.
Madrid: 1974. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to. Grey cloth boards with color photographic image pasted down to front board. Gilt title to spine and front board. Minor soiling to boards. Interior is clean, though first and last few pages are foxed. Tight binding. In French. 99 pp. ARCH/060704. Very Good.