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Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy

By: BUTLER, Linda.

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 53612

ISBN: 0394532562


BUTLER, LINDA. Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy, New York: Knopf, 1981. Quarto, first edition, unpaginated with 58 duotone plates, gray cloth boards with silver lettering to spine, inscribed on the half-title page by Butler to the late artist and designer Julius Friedman: "For Julius, with high regard." The photos were taken in Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine and elsewhere, radiating the contemplative, peaceful nature of Shaker society and design. Condition of this bo... View more info

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Armenia

By: DANIELYAN, Hasmik.

Price: $300.00

Seller ID: 52045

ISBN: 9994191780


DANIELYAN, HASMIK. Armenia, Yerevan: GASPRINT, 2004. Quarto, English language edition, pp. 112, black cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on upper panel, color photos with very little text. Danielyan presents a medieval Armenia of beautiful churches and landscapes, with no people whatsoever. Scarce. Condition of this book: Spine slightly shaken, jacket edges worn and wrinkled. Leaves clean and tight, images fine. View more info

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Wiener Werkstatte

By: FAHR-BECKER, Gabriele;

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 51015

ISBN: 382288880X


FAHR-BECKER, GABRIELE. Wiener Werkstatte, Koln: Taschen, 1995. Folio, English-language edition, pp. 244, red cloth boards with black stamped lettering and decoration on front and spine, lavish illustration. Deals with the German arts/crafts/architecture movement centered on Josef Hoffmann, between the beginning of the 20th century and the Nazi era. Condition: Jacket lightly worn, scratched, no tears. All else fine. View more info

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S.S. Manhattan arrives in New York Harbor

By: Fairchild Aerial Surveys

Price: $1,000.00

Seller ID: shipprint


FAIRCHILD AERIAL SURVEYS, S.S. Manhattan arrives in New York Harbor, undated (1932). 15x19.5 inches or 38x50cm, gelatin silver print, framed under glass on its original mount, Fairchild credit in the negative, labeled on the mount. The background provides a beautifully clear view of the lower Manhattan skyline, with the long-gone aquarium in Battery Park at right center (the round building). The ship was launched in 1931, at the outset of the Depression, and was consi... View more info

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Traces of Antiquity in the Greek Landscape

By: FAKIDI, Maria, and MINAIDI, Dora,

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 50579

ISBN: 960161253X


FAKIDI, MARIA, and MINADI, DORA. Traces of Antiquity in the Greek Landscape, Athens: Patakis Publishers, 2003. Large, heavy quarto, English language edition, pp. 490, orange cloth boards with gray lettering on front and spine, extensive illustration with color photos, text by Maria Bellogianni. Scarce title, not for the casual traveler but for the serious student and artifact hunter who wants to explore the Greek landscape away from the tourist attractions, although t... View more info

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Cottages Manoirs and Other Minor Buildings of Normandy and Brittany

By: FOSTER, William D.

Price: $90.00

Seller ID: 53000


FOSTER, WILLIAM D. Cottages Manoirs and Other Minor Buildings of Normandy and Brittany, New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1926. Folio, first edition, pp. xviii, 84 plates of halftones and drawings, green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and front. A beautiful evocation of historic and often vernacular French architecture. Condition of this book: Jacket has a few stains and is sunned, especially at spine. Overall very good to near fine. View more info

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The Alhambra

By: IRVING, Washington.

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: 51765


IRVING, WASHINGTON. The Alhambra, New York: Putnam's, 1892. Large octavos, Author's Revised Edition, pp. xii, 266; vi, 312, 31 photogravure plates total, cream cloth boards with Moorish-themed decoration in green, gilt and blue, gilt lettering on spines, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed, ribbon bookmarks bound in, some leaves are still unopened, "Darro edition." Based on a trip the author took in 1829, with his revisions of 1851 here reprinted with beautiful grav... View more info

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The Bombay High Court, The Story of the Building, 1878-2003

By: MEHROTRA, RAHUL, and DWIVEDI, SHARADA.

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 51861

ISBN: 8190060251


MEHROTRA, RAHUL, and DWIVEDI, SHARADA. The Bombay High Court, The Story of the Building, 1878-2003, Mumbai: Eminence Designs, 2004. Tall folio, pp. 192, brown cloth boards stamped with gilt lettering on spine and upper panel, color and halftone photos. History of this British-built Gothic landmark that sits at the core of Mumbai. Condition of this book: Jacket moderately worn, no tears. Photo mounted on front pastedown, gift inscription inked onto free front endpa... View more info

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Gingerbread Houses, Haiti's Endangered Species

By: PHILLIPS, ANGHELEN A.

Price: $120.00

Seller ID: 50997


PHILLIPS, ANGHELEN ARRINGTON. Gingerbread Houses, Haiti's Endangered Species, Port-au-Prince: self-published, 1975. Tall quarto, first edition limited to 2000 copies, pp. 93, white cloth boards, drawings of buildings in Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haitian and Jacmel, signed on the limitation page by the artist-publisher, with a foreword by her and Gloria Young. Text in English and French. Buildings shown: Port-au-Prince -- 102 Ave. Gregoire, 62 Bois Verna, 72 Rue Christoph... View more info

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London at the Opening of the Twentieth Century/Contemporary Biographies

By: PIKE, W.T.;

Price: $750.00

Seller ID: 51545


Pike, W.T. [editor]. London at the Opening of the Twentieth Century/Contemporary Biographies, No. 15 of Pike's New Century Series, Brighton: W.T. Pike and Co. 1905. Quarto, pp. 300, vii, maroon morocco grained boards with elaborate gilt-stamped decoration and lettering on top, gilt-lettered spine, blind-stamped bottom, a.e.g., numerous halftone photos throughout. Excellent street and architectural photography throughout the first 200 pages as the book discusses the st... View more info

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George III & Queen Charlotte, Patronage, Collecting and Court Taste

By: ROBERTS, Jane [editor];

Price: $120.00

Seller ID: 51030

ISBN: 1902163737


ROBERTS, JANE [editor]. George III & Queen Charlotte, Patronage, Collecting and Court Taste, London: Royal Collections Publications, 2004. Heavy quarto, pp. 408, red cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine, extensive color illustration, covering all kinds of collectibles gathered by George III and his court. Released to accompany an exhibit in London, this book has become a valuable reference work. Condition: Dust jacket moderately worn with surface ... View more info

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Josef Sudek 1896-1976, portfolio of 18 prints

By: SUDEK, Josef

Price: $1,500.00

Seller ID: sudekfolio


Josef Sudek 1896-1976, printed in 1996 at Trico Graphic Design in Prague. Folio measuring about 17x12 inches or 43x31cm, prints from very small (6x5cm) to large (28x37cm), each tipped onto heavy stock the size of the folio. This is Copy No. 62 of 96 issued, with a gift inscription on the inside of the covers signed by the Czech photographer and photo historian Anna Farova. This is a retrospective spanning the career of Sudek, maybe the Czech Republic's greatest pho... View more info

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Old English Homes, A Summer's Sketch-Book

By: THOMPSON, Stephen

Price: $400.00

Seller ID: 53789


STEPHEN THOMPSON. Old English Homes, A Summer's Sketch-Book, London: Sampson, Low, Marston, 1876. Quarto, first edition, pp. viii, 215, 23 photo plates including frontispiece, green cloth boards with beveled edges and elaborate gilt and black stamped decoration and lettering to spine and front, all edges gilt, bookplate on front pastedown. Albumen prints, architectural, exteriors and interiors. This book is largely absent from the photographic literature but see Ju... View more info

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Palaces of Sicily

By: TOMASI, Gioacchino, and ZALAPI, Angheli

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 52101

ISBN: 0847821269


TOMASI, GIOACCHINO LANZA and ZALAPI, ANGHELI. Palaces of Sicily, New York: Rizzoli, 1998. Folio, U.S. edition, pp. 394, black cloth boards with gilt lettering stamped on spine, color photos. Covers 25 palaces and villas with dramatic illustration of stonework and other art and craft. Condition of this book: Dust jacket lightly worn, leaves have a few minor spots at edges, images fine. Overall near fine. View more info

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The Art of Garden Design in Italy

By: TRIGGS, H. Inigo.

Price: $500.00

Seller ID: 52575


TRIGGS, H. INIGO. The Art of Garden Design in Italy, London et al.: Longmans, Green, 1906. Large, heavy folio, first edition, pp. xii, 134, rust-colored cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine, and gilt-stamped lettering on upper panel inside gilt wreath, 128 illustrated plates including collotypes, halftones and plans, top edge gilt. The author was an architect and designer of formal gardens in England. This lavish book measures 44x35cm or 18x14 inches and ... View more info

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Religious Facilities, New Concepts in Architecture and Design

By: Various Architects

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: 50914

ISBN: 4938812274


[Various architects] Religious Facilities, New Concepts in Architecture and Design, Japan: Meisei Publications, 1997. Tall quarto, pp. 224, glossy white paper-covered boards with black lettering on the spine, extensive color illustration, intro by Takao Fujiki, who directed this project. Text in Japanese and English. Shows 31 highly diverse buildings and religious complexes, all in Japan, with line drawings and photography. Condition of this book: Dust jacket show... View more info

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Italian Villas and Their Gardens, With Pictures by Maxfield Parrish

By: WHARTON, Edith

Price: $400.00

Seller ID: 51894


WHARTON, EDITH. Italian Villas and Their Gardens, With Pictures by Maxfield Parrish, New York: Century, 1905 Quarto, early printing (first was 1904), pp. xii, 270, green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine, elaborate gilt and green illustration on upper panel, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, 26 color and halftone plates by Parrish, halftone photos, all illustrations protected under tissue guards. See FPAA V. 3, p. 343. Wharton and Parrish hi... View more info

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La Civilta della Sardegna, Dall'Eneolitico alla fine dell'eta' nuragica il millennio -- V secolo A.C.

By: ZERVOS, Christian;

Price: $400.00

Seller ID: 51525


ZERVOS, CHRISTIAN. La Civilta della Sardegna, Dall'Eneolitico alla fine dell'eta' nuragica il millennio -- V secolo A.C., Italy: Liberia Scientifica Internazionale, 1982. Large, heavy folio, reprints the 1954 first edition, pp. 389, white cloth boards stamped with black lettering on the spine and front, extensive halftone illustration. The author is the Paris gallerist best known for his massive Picasso catalogue. His focus here is Sardinia's ancient artifacts and arc... View more info

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The City Beneath Us: Building the New York Subways

By: [Catalog.]

Price: $30.00

Seller ID: 52294

ISBN: 0393057976


New York Transit Museum Collection, The City Beneath Us: Building the New York Subways, New York and London: Norton, 2004. Quarto, first edition, pp. 247, black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine, blind-stamped lettering on upper panel, duotone photos. Presents with archive of the transit museum with text by Vivian Heller. Condition of this book: Jacket worn at edges, all else fine. View more info

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Joaquim Gomis, Fotografo

By: [Exhibition catalog.]

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: 52004

ISBN: 8448215214


[Exhibition catalogue.] Joaquim Gomis, Fotografo, Valencia: IVAM Centre, 1997. Square quarto, released for a retrospective exhibit, pp. 200, illustrated boards, duotone photos, text in Spanish and English. Gomis (1902-1991) was an accountant who got into photography at age 12 and became respected in artistic circles. He was probably the first Spanish artist to spot the architecture of Gaudi, which he began photographing when Gaudi was still unknown. Gomis's pictures a... View more info