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St. Petersburg: Architecture of the Tsars

By: Shvidkovsky, Dmitri; Goodman, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Abbeville Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289589

ISBN: 0789202174

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. 1996 Large Hardcover. 360 pp. Translated from the original French by John Goodman. Photographs by Alexander Orloff. Before becoming a city, St. Petersburg was a utopian vision in the mind of its founder, Peter the Great. Conceived by him as Russia's 'window to the West,' it evolved into a remarkably harmonious assemblage of baroque, rococo, neoclassical, and art nouveau buildings that reflect his taste and that of his successors, including Anna I, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, and Paul I. Crisscrossed by rivers and canals, this 'Venice of the North,' as Goethe dubbe... View more info

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Architecture of the Absurd: How Genius Disfigured a Practical Art

By: Silber, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Quantuck Lane Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278411

ISBN: 1593720270

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2007 Hard Cover. Have you ever wondered why the Guggenheim is always covered in scaffolding? Why the slashes on the exterior of Libeskind's Jewish Museum, supposed to represent Jewish life in prewar Berlin, reappear, for no reason, on his Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto? Or why Gehry's design for an MIT lab for sensitive research has glass walls? Not to mention why, for $44.2 per square foot, it doesn't keep out the rain? You're not alone. View more info

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Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright

By: Sloan, Julie; De Long, David G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289020

ISBN: 0847823059

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light smudges to jacket front panel. 2001 Large Hardcover. 159 pp. With inexhaustible creativity, Frank Lloyd Wright designed an estimated 4,365 windows for over 160 of his buildings. With this boldly abstract glass, he distanced himself from his contemporaries Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge and invented a fully modern language for ornamental design. Author Julie Sloan identifies three phases in Wright's evolution toward this exciting idiom. For his earliest windows, of 1885-1898, the master conceived curvilinear Queen Anne-style motifs. In his famed Prairie-period home... View more info

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An Age of Barns

By: Sloane, Eric

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ballantine: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268107

ISBN: 0345238095

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Lightly rubbed. 1974 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. An authoritative history of the evolution of the American barn, with numerous sketches showing the various designs employed. This edition, released nearly 20 years after the 1966 original, includes 17 additional illustrations in a section entitled Sketches from a Barn Sketchbook. View more info

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Mount Auburn Illustrated. In Highly Finished Line Engravings, from Drawings Taken on the Spot, by James Smillie. With Descriptive Notices by Cornelia W. Walter.

By: Smillie, James; Walter, Cornelia W.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: R. [Robert] Martin: 1847

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2093222

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards soiled, titles & front board's gilded vignette faded, some loss from spine head, moderately foxed. 1847 Hard Cover. 119 pp. 4to. Blind-stamped cloth. Frontispiece map of Mount Auburn Cemetery with small vignette, engraved title page with alternate title: Mount Auburn, Illustrated in a Series of Views from Drawings by James Smillie, Letter Press Description by Cornelia W. Walter. Engraved plates throughout, including: Pilgrim Path; Naval Monument (Central Avenue); Chapel; Tomb to Spurzheim; Lowell Monument; Central Square; Harvard Hill; Appleton Monument; Monument to Chann... View more info

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Frank Lloyd Wright: A Gatefold Portfolio

By: Sommer, Robin Langley

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2278406

ISBN: 0760704635

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Light fading to spine. 1997 Spiral-Bound Hardcover. This volume offers a unique perspective on sixteen of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest and most adventurous works. Each eight-page gatefold--opening out to almost three feet--presents the author's original rendering in full size, allowing readers to appreciate in detail Wright's original conception of the building. View more info

Image for The Hollow-Tile House: A Book Wherein the Reader is Introduced to Hollow-Tile in the Making, is Told How it is Wrought into Houses and is Shown How These Houses Look and from What Foreign Ancestry Their Appearance is an Heritage. Its Key-Note is Tuned to the Concert-Pitch of Progress.

The Hollow-Tile House: A Book Wherein the Reader is Introduced to Hollow-Tile in the Making, is Told How it is Wrought into Houses and is Shown How These Houses Look and from What Foreign Ancestry Their Appearance is an Heritage. Its Key-Note is Tuned to the Concert-Pitch of Progress.

By: Squires, Frederick

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: The William T. Comstock Co.: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207086

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Corners lightly rubbed, a few tiny spots on front board illustration and two faintly discolored areas on rear board, binding square and tight, text clean and unmarked. 1913 Hard Cover. 208 pp. 8vo. Color frontispiece, black-and-white photographs throughout, illustrated half-title page and illustrated dedication page by Rockwell Kent (unattributed - see below for further details regarding attribution). An account of hollow tiles used for building construction, which Squires herein describes as 'the big brother of brick.' The Moorish Alhambra and Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock Hou... View more info

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Stained Glass of the Early Fourteenth Century From the Church of Koenigsfelden

By: Stettler, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Iris Books / Oxford University Press: 1949

Seller ID: 2291188

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Boards very lightly toned, ink name and date on front free endpaper. 1949 Large Hardcover. 16 tipped in color plates, 6 tipped in black-and-white illustrations. Königsfelden Monastery boats a set of 14th-century stained glass windows which are considered to be some of the most valuable in Switzerland. View more info

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Frank Lloyd Wright

By: Stungo, Naomi

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Carlton: 1999

Seller ID: 2278413

ISBN: 1858687543

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A lavishly illustrated celebration of the life and work of the man who is undoubtedly the greatest American architect of the twentieth century. View more info

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Frank Gehry

By: Stungo, Naomi

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Carlton: 2000

Seller ID: 2278414

ISBN: 1858688795

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Gehry has instilled his buildings with a technical virtuosity that seems to have no limits and, combined with his extraordinary imagination, his skill has resulted in some of the world's most remarkable buildings and structures. View more info

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Modelmaking: A Basic Guide

By: Sutherland, Martha

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201617

ISBN: 0393730425

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1999 Soft Cover. 112 pp. Modelmaking is an introduction to the craft for students of architecture; landscape architecture; urban, interior, and theatrical design; or anyone who has the need or desire to make the large small. It shows you how to construct both study and presentation models using common materials such as paper, chipboard, illustration board, foamcore, balsa, and basswood. Concise instructions are supplemented by nearly 200 charming, easy-to-follow drawings. Learn how to choose the right materials for the job; make a base to support your model; render contoured sites; ... View more info

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The Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark

By: Tauranac, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: 1997

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2285213

ISBN: 0312148240

Condition: Fine


First printing. A fine copy. 1997 Trade Paperback. 383 pp. The Empire State Building is the landmark book on one of the world’s most notable landmarks. Since its publication in 1995, John Tauranac’s book, focused on the inception and construction of the building, has stood as the most comprehensive account of the structure. Moreover, it is far more than a work in architectural history; Tauranac tells a larger story of the politics of urban development in and through the interwar years. In a new epilogue to the Cornell edition, Tauranac highlights the continuing resonance and influence of t... View more info

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Lasting Impressions: The Grolier Club Library

By: The Grolier Club

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Grolier Club: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290054

ISBN: 0910672520

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2004 Large Hardcover. 205 pp. Three years after the founding of the Grolier Club in 1884, the club’s Library Committee was established with a mission “to gather together for the use of the members all the standard bibliographical works, as well as books relating to the art of printing.” During the ensuing 117 years, the club’s library rapidly expanded from a 300-volume collection to become today’s preeminent research library on the history of books and printing. Lasting Impressions opens the doors to this bibliographic treasure trove with a fascinati... View more info

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Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting

By: Toman, Rolf

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Konemann: 1998

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2265860

ISBN: 3895089176

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. One inch tear along top edge of jacket front, jacket very faintly toned. 1998 Large Hardcover. 503 pp. Every conceivable expression of this epoch, from Roman baroque to Dutch painting and naturally the unfolding splendour of Louis XIV is gathered in this volume. This work includes: chronological depiction of the fine arts from their origins in Rome through the late baroque and rococo; explanation of the socio-political background: the Counter-Reformation, the development of Protestantism, absolutism, and the French Revolution; and various ways the baroque left its mark, includ... View more info

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Preserving the World's Great Cities: The Destruction and Renewal of the Historic Metropolis

By: Tung, Anthony M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Three Rivers Press: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263414

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Minimal wear to corners, ink gift note inside. 2001 Trade Paperback. 469, [1] pp. Both epic and intimate, this is the story of the fight to save the world's architectural and cultural heritage as it is embodied in the extraordinary buildings and urban spaces of the great cities of Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Never before have the complexities and dramas of urban preservation been as keenly documented as in Preserving the World's Great Cities. In researching this important work, Anthony Tung traveled throughout the world to visit remarkable buildings and districts ... View more info

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Gazetteer of British, Scottish and Irish Ghosts

By: Underwood, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bell Publishing Company: 1985

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2269946

ISBN: 0517492016

Condition: Very Good


Jacket and pages very faintly toned, top page ridge faintly foxed, newspaper clipping laid in. 1985 Hard Cover. xii, 504 pp. An account of legends and modern reports of ghosts and hauntings throughout the United Kingdom in such famous houses as Borley, Bettiscombe, Hampton Court, Hinton Ampner, Glamis, and Great Bealings. View more info

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The Ghost of the Charlotte Lighthouse (A New York State Adventure)

By: Valentine, Sally

Price: $7.00

Publisher: North Country Books: 2006

Seller ID: 2275495

ISBN: 1595310134

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. 100 pp. On a cliff overlooking Lake Ontario, the Genesee River, and the port of Rochester, New York, a lonely lighthouse stood watch. Its windows were boarded up and its roof was leaking. Its face was dirty and its light had long since gone out. Its front door was hidden with brush and its stairs were crumbling. But maybe you wouldn't look so good either if you were 127 years old! From inside the lighthouse tower came the sound of scratching, but no one was there to hear it. That is, no human ears were there to hear it because the lighthouse had been abandone... View more info

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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects (The Modern Library Classics)

By: Vasari, Giorgio; de Vere, Gaston DuC.; Jacks, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 2006

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2271978

ISBN: 0375760369

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. 2006 Trade Paperback. xl, 592, [8] pp. Translated from the original Italian by Gaston du C. de Vere, edited, with an introduction and notes, by Philip Jacks. The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri, as it was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th-century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered perhaps the most famous, and even today the most-read work of t... View more info

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Sharing Architecture

By: Vickery, Jr., Robert L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University of West Virginia Press: 1986

Seller ID: 1535605

Condition: Good


No jacket. Boards lightly rubbed, ink number on front endpaper, top page ridge foxed. 1986 Large Hardcover. 187 pp. CONTENTS: Defining the Terms; Determinants of Form; The Difficulty of Practicing Architecture; Inherited Philosophy and Our Philosophy Today; Conceptual Ideas: The Gathering Place; The Shelter / Habitat I: Single Form; The Shelter / Habitat II: Group Form; Frank Lloyd Wright; Le Corbusier; The Modern Movement; Education and an Afterword; Acknowledgments. View more info

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Annals of a Fortress [Translated from the French Histoire d'une Forteresse]

By: Viollet-le-Duc, E.; Bucknall, Benjamin

Price: $75.00

Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266236

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Rear endpaper split along hinge but binding not at all loose. Pencil name and date (Aug 9 1888) on front endpaper. 1876 Hard Cover. xv, 390 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt castle illustration on front board. A work on military fortifications in the context of France, with mentions of various sieges, the evolution of fortress construction, and the town of La Roche-Pont as fortified by Errard de Bar-le-Duc and M. Vauban. Viollet-le-Duc was no stranger to battle, and a brilliant architect in his own right - he was hired to design the internal structure of the Statue of... View more info

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The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order (Bollingen Series XLVIII)

By: von Simson, Otto

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bollingen Series XLVIII / Princeton Press University: 1974

Seller ID: 2194979

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased. 1974 Trade Paperback. xx, 275 pp. The value of The Gothic Cathedral lies in its approach to two essential problems. The first one is concerned with the appreciation of Gothic architecture. Was it rational, or was it illusionistic? It was symbolic in its conception, mystical in its aim, and calculated in its principles. The second problem pretains to the relationship between thought, society, and art. Von Simson shows that in Gothic architecture history creates its own symbols, whether political, economic, intellectual, or artistic, all of them following an independent but conver... View more info

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Wall Stenciling in Western New York, 1800-1840 [Stencilling]

By: Wass, Janice Tauer; Parr, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rochester Museum & Science Center: 1985

Seller ID: 2291333

Condition: Near Fine


A few creases along spine otherwise an excellent copy. 1985 Stapled Binding. 63 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Josiah Taft House: Stenciling in a Panel Design; Stephen Bates House: Delicate Border Stenciling; James Christie House: An Allover Pattern; Elijah Northrup House: Stenciling in a Yankee Style; John Hill House: The Stencils Survive; Farmersville Inn: A Stenciled Ballroom; Henry Pulver House: Stenciling Signed Leroy; Daniel Gould House: A Leroy Sampler; Ephraim Cleveland House: Stenciling by a College Student; Joseph Deshon House; Unusual Western New York Patterns; John Graves House: Shade... View more info

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Wall Stenciling in Western New York, 1800-1840 [Stencilling]

By: Wass, Janice Tauer; Parr, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rochester Museum & Science Center: 1985

Seller ID: 2291334

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1985 Stapled Binding. 63 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Josiah Taft House: Stenciling in a Panel Design; Stephen Bates House: Delicate Border Stenciling; James Christie House: An Allover Pattern; Elijah Northrup House: Stenciling in a Yankee Style; John Hill House: The Stencils Survive; Farmersville Inn: A Stenciled Ballroom; Henry Pulver House: Stenciling Signed Leroy; Daniel Gould House: A Leroy Sampler; Ephraim Cleveland House: Stenciling by a College Student; Joseph Deshon House; Unusual Western New York Patterns; John Graves House: Shaded Stenciling; Stenciled Houses in New York... View more info

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Green Roof: A Case Study - Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates' Design For the Headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects

By: Werthmann, Christian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279129

ISBN: 1568986858

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light edge wear, name on endpaper. 2007 Hard Cover. The benefits of green roofs are many: longer roof lifespan, greater sound insulation, reduced heating and cooling system needs, and a cutback in storm water runoff. Green roofs decrease carbon dioxide and increase oxygen in cities, making them cooler in the process and reversing the so-called urban heat island effect. In short, green roofs are the great green hope of many environmentalists, politicians, and architects interested in more efficient and environmentally aware buildings. From a design standpoint, however, there is l... View more info

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The Story of the White House and its Home Life

By: Whipple, Wayne; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Dwinell-Wright Company: 1937

Seller ID: 2280395

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper creased. 1937 Stapled Binding. 62 pp. A look into the history of living in the White House. View more info

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From Bauhaus to Our House

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1982

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2280389

ISBN: 0671454498

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faint edge wear. 1982 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Wolfe's humorous look at modern and experimental architecture. View more info

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From Bauhaus to Our House

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 1981

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2284485

ISBN: 0374158924

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth printing. A nice copy. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 143 pp. Takes a critical look at the past fifty years of American architecture and assesses the influence of foreign architects and movements. View more info

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The Natural House

By: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Horizon Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268166

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state ('54' on front board, $6.50 jacket price). Jacket rubbed with internal tears along spine, ink name on front endpaper. 1954 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 223 pp. A discussion of organic architecture by the developer of the Usonian House who became a leader in what is now known as the Prairie School. Wright is the most well-known architect of modern times, and was named the greatest American architect of all time by the American Institute of Architects in 1991. This work contains a number of photographs and diagrams of various houses Wr... View more info

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Taliesin Drawings

By: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Wittenborn, Schultz, Inc.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274418

Condition: Good


First edition. Edge wear. 1952 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A collection architectural renderings from the pen of Frank Lloyd Wright. View more info

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An American Architecture

By: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Kaufman, Edgar

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bramhall House: 1955

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274422

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1955 Large Hardcover. An overview of Wright's architecture with schematics, historical information, and lots of gorgeous photographs. View more info