TADAO ANDO: LECTURES AT TOKYO UNIVERSITY 1 + 2 - COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES - EACH BOLDLY SIGNED BY THE ARCHITECT WITH A DRAWING
(ANDO, TADAO). Ando, Tadao. Tokyo, JAPAN. 1999 (2002) + 2001 (2002): Tokyo University Press. Later Printings. 8vo. Cloth in Printed Dust Jackets. Architecture Monographs. Fine/Fine. 268 + 232pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in Japanese. Issued in 2001 and 2002 only in Japanese, these two copiously illustrated volumes gather the complete typographic transcriptions of a series of lectures by renowned architect Tadao Ando held at Tokyo University. A bright, most handsome set of the two in dust jacket and obi with each additionally BOLDLY SIGNED WITH AN ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING in aqua colored marker on the front pastedown. The first volume features a rendering of Ando's iconic cruciiform window illuminating his 1989 Chapel of the Ibaraki Kasugaoka Church, known as "The Church of the Light". The second volume presents a sketch of an often proposed but never built structure for the city of Paris. 4-13-063800-9 Inventory Number: 026314
ATGET'S MAGICAL ANALYSIS: PHOTOGRAPHS 1915-1927
(ATGET, EUGENE). Naef, Weston. Malibu, CA: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991. First Edition. 8vo. Pictorial Cardstock Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Near Fine.. One 8 ¾ x 32" cardstock sheet printed recto and verso, neatly folded in fourths as issued to make 8pp, 5 duotone illustrations. This is the slender eight page brochure produced to accompany "Atget's Magical Analysis"; a 1991 exhibition of vintage prints by the noted Parisian street and architectural photographer drawn from the J. Paul Getty Museum Department of Photography's vast holdings. A most handsome example of this uncommon ephemeral item that was the only printed documentation of the event. Inventory Number: 021429
BERND AND HILLA BECHER: AN ARTS COUNCIL EXHIBITION
(BECHER, BERND & HILLA). Becher, Bernd and Hilla & Lynda Morris. Preface by Norbert Lynton. London: The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1974. First Edition. Small 4to. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Near Fine.. np (24pp), 18 b&w illustrations + b&w cover. Published in conjunction with a 1974 Arts Council of Great Britain exhibition, this is the austerely designed catalogue that accompanied the first British retrospective of photographic work of architectural typologies by the pioneering German husband and wife collaborators Bernd and Hilla Becher. A most handsome example (entry No. 32 in the "ephemera et catalogues" bibliography of Antoine de Beaupre and Jean-Christophe Blaser's "Bernd und Hilla Becher: Printed Matter 1964/2013") of this uncommon item showing just a bit of age-toning to the white covers. Inventory Number: 023519
NEON TIGERS: PHOTOGRAPHS OF ASIAN MEGACITIES
(BIALOBRZESKI, PETER). Bialobrzeski, Peter, Florian Hanig & Christoph Ribbat. Ostfildern-Ruit, GERMANY: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 112pp, 40 color illustrations. Text in German and English. Designed by Jung und Pfeffer. This is the lovely hardbound book published in conjunction with German photographer Peter Bialobrzeski's 2004 exhibition of luminous images of the architectural details of Asian megalopolises Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore, Shenzhen, and Kuala Lumpur held at Bremen's Museum der Arbeit. Contrasting decaying blocks of flats with under-construction skyscrapers, "Neon Tigers" bears more than a passing resemblance to the urban dystopia of "Blade Runner" - especially in its sodium light drenched night skylines. A brand new, pristine example still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 3-7757-1394-8 Inventory Number: 016516
LINA BO BARDI: HABITAT
(BO BARDI, LINA) By José Esparza Chong Cuy, with contributions by Thomas Toledo, Adriano Pedrosa and Julieta Gonzalez. Prestel/MASP/Museo Jumex/Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, I00200828, 2020. 8 x 11 in., 352 pages. New.
From furniture and exhibition design to monumental domestic and public architectural projects, the breadth of Lina Bo Bardi’s multidisciplinary work is showcased in this richly illustrated book.
Lina Bo Bardi is regarded as one of the most important architects in Brazil’s history. Beginning her career as a Modernist architect in Rome, Bo Bardi and her husband emigrated to Brazil following the end of WWII. Bo Bardi quickly resumed her practice in her adopted homeland with architecture that was both modern and firmly rooted in the culture of Brazil. In 1951 she designed “Casa de Vidro” (“Glass House”), her first built work, where she and her husband would live for the rest of their lives. She also designed the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (São Paulo Art Museum), a landmark of Latin American modernist architecture which opened in 1968. It was for this museum she created the iconic glass easel display system, which remains radical to date. This book presents a comprehensive record of Bo Bardi’s overarching approach to art and architecture and shows how her exhibition designs, curatorial projects, and writing informed her spatial designs. Essays on Bo Bardi’s life and work accompany archival material such as design sketches and writings by the artist, giving new insight into the conceptual and material processes behind this radical thinker and creator’s projects. 9783791359649 Inventory Number: I00200828
BREUER’S BOHEMIA: THE ARCHITECT, HIS CIRCLE, AND MIDCENTURY HOUSES IN NEW ENGLAND
(BREUER, MARCEL) Text by James Crump. Monacelli, I00210924, 2021. 9 x 11 inches. Hardcover. New.
The iconic twentieth-century architect Marcel Breuer was a prolific designer of residential architecture, which is often overshadowed by his early renown as a Bauhaus furniture maker and his large-scale projects. Breuer’s Bohemia surveys the houses he designed in Connecticut and Massachusetts from the 1950s through the ’70s, many of which were commissioned by a few culturally progressive clients—chiefly Rufus and Leslie Stillman and Andrew and Jamie Gagarin—who coalesced around him into a dynamic social circle. Included in this scene were prominent cultural figures such as Alexander Calder, Arthur Miller, Francine du Plessix Gray, Philip Roth, and William Styron, and more, marking a unique intersection of postwar architecture, art, and letters.
The publication of Breuer’s Bohemia coincides with the feature-length documentary of the same name by author and filmmaker James Crump, exploring Breuer’s explosive residential practice on the East Coast. Through original research and interviews, the voices of principal characters from Breuer’s circle and notable figures from the field of architecture help tell the story of Breuer’s collaborations with his friends and clients, breathing new life into the history of the rich cultural atmosphere of which they all played a vital part.
Heavily illustrated with vintage and contemporary photographs as well as rarely seen archival materials, Breuer’s Bohemia is a unique glimpse of a twentieth-century milieu that produced an aesthetic, intellectual, and sometimes sybaritic community during a fertile period of American design and culture. 9781580935784 Inventory Number: I00210924
FRÉDÉRIC CHAUBIN: STONE AGE – ANCIENT CASTLES OF EUROPE
(CHAUBIN, FRÉDÉRIC). Taschen, I00210722, 2021. 10 x 13 in., 416 Pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Follow photographer Frédéric Chaubin as he embarks on a unique, century-spanning journey through Europe. Featuring images of more than 200 buildings in 21 countries, Stone Age presents the history and architecture of the most dramatic medieval castles of the continent in an unprecedented collection.
Building on the success of his foray into Soviet design with CCCP, Chaubin once again documents the afterlife of highly rational structures that seem out of place in a modern-day world. Precursors of Brutalism, these castles value function over form and epitomize the raw materials and shapes that would go on to define so much of architectural history.
Shot on film with a Linhof view camera, the collection is the outcome of five years of travel and investigation. Complete with a practical map and explanatory essay, its castles tell the story of 400 years, unfolding through the feudal Middle Ages into the 15th century.
A photographic study of decay as much as endurance, Stone Age traces the history of some of these singular structures that continue to enchant their audiences today and that occupy a distinct, mystical place in our collective imagination. 9783836585019 Inventory Number: I00210722
CHILDS NEW YORK RESTAURANT: A GROUP OF THREE LAVISHLY PRODUCED 1930 PROJECT DOCUMENTATION ALBUMS FROM PRUITT & BROWN ARCHITECTS
(CHILDS RESTAURANT). Pruitt & Brown Architects. New York: Pruitt & Brown Architects, 1930. First Editions. Folio. Gilt-Stamped Buckram. Architecture Monographs. Near Fine/No Jackets - As Issued. 36pp + 48pp + 72pp, each profusely illustrated with original 7 ¼ x 9 ½" photographs and contemporary publication clippings. In protective clear acetate dustwrappers. This is a group of three unique, lavishly hand-assembled 14 x 12 ½" project documentation books produced in 1930 by Pruitt & Brown Architects to showcase their design work for recently opened showpieces for the Childs Restaurant chain. Founded in New York in the 1880s, Childs became one of the first national dining chains, with over one hundred venues at its height. The firm's ownership changed hands just as the US slipped into the Great Depression, and Childs optimistically opened a series of elegant Manhattan dining establishments each differentiated by a distinct architectural theme presented as if one were stepping onto a glamorous Hollywood back lot set. These hefty volumes have been produced in the manner of a scrapbook with original sepia-toned silver gelatin photographs by the Peyser & Patzig firm affixed to thick linen-hinged pages throughout liberally supplemented by menus, correspondence, and newspaper, magazine, and press coverage of the projects. The first is devoted to the Childs Restaurant at 425 Lexington Avenue which was a jaw-dropping showpiece of Art Deco elegance. The second covers Childs "Old England" at 9 East 40th Street, which presented a Robin Hood-like décor. The third - and most comprehensive of these books - details William Child's "Old Algiers" at 102nd Street and Broadway, which simulated an exotic night at the Kasbah. The three are bound in differing hues of buckram over boards with still-bright gilt-stamped titles on their front covers and spines. Each is internally in Fine condition, and bears a typed label on the inside front board noting that the volume was issued by the Pruitt & Brown Architects office at 342 Madison Avenue for use at the firm's Charlottesville, VA office. The exteriors show varying degrees of wear, rubbing, and some light discoloration, but are still sound and in no way detract from the remarkable contents. These are stunning, near-unique documents of another time, place, and dining experience that must be seen in hand to be fully appreciated. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 026957
EL CROQUIS 87: DAVID CHIPPERFIELD 1991-1997
(CHIPPERFIELD, DAVID) (EL CROQUIS). Chipperfield, David, Adam Caruso & Peter St. John. Richard C. Levene & Fernando Marquez Cecilia, Editors. Barcelona, SPAIN: El Croquis Editorial, 1997. First Edition. Small Folio. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Architecture Monograph. Near Fine.. 192pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English and Spanish. This eighty-seventh installment of the elegant Spanish quarterly journal "El Croquis" is a monograph devoted to the work of English architect David Chipperfield that focuses on twenty-three projects conceived between 1991 and 1997. A most handsome copy of the softbound first edition from 1997. ISSN 0212-5683 Inventory Number: 019478
MASTER OF THE MIDCENTURY: THE ARCHITECTURE OF WILLIAM F. CODY
(CODY, WILLIAM F.) Text by Catherine Cody, Jo Lauria, and Don Choi; foreword by Wim de Wit. Monacelli, I00211008, 2021. 10 x 12 inches, 312 Pages. Hardcover. New.
Of the architects who made Palm Springs a crucible of midcentury American modernism, William F. Cody (1916-1978) was one of the most prolific, diverse, and iconic. Directing a practice ranging from residences to commercial centers and industrial complexes to master plans, Cody’s designs are so recognizable that they provide visual shorthand for what is widely hailed as “Desert Modern.” While his architecture was disciplined and technically innovative, Cody did not practice an austere modernism; he imbued in his projects a love for social spaces, rich with patterns, texture, color, and art.
Though the majority of Cody’s built work was concentrated in California and Arizona, he had commissions in other western states, Hawaii, Mexico, Honduras, and Cuba. From icons like the Del Marcos Hotel (1946), to inventive country clubs like the Eldorado (1957), to houses for celebrities (Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Walt Disney), Cody’s projects defined the emerging West Coast lifestyle that combined luxury, leisure, and experimental design. Cody also pushed the boundaries of engineering, with beams and roof slabs so thin that his buildings seemed to defy gravity.
Master of the Midcentury is the first monograph devoted to Cody, authored by the team that curated the acclaimed exhibition Fast Forward: The Architecture of William F. Cody at the Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles: his daughter, Cathy Cody, design historian Jo Lauria, and architectural historian Don Choi. Replete with photographs of extant and now-lost structures, as well as masterful color renderings and drawings for architectural commissions and plans for vanguard building systems, Master of the Midcentury is the authoritative resource on Cody.
9781580935302 Inventory Number: I00211008
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU AUSTRIA: BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 1996
(COOP HIMMELBLAU). Coop Himmelblau: Wolf D. Prix & Helmut Swiczinsky. Klagenfurt, GERMANY: Ritter Verlag, 1996. First Edition. 4to. Wrappers in Illustrated Jacket. Architecture Monograph. Fine/Fine. 113pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in English, Italian and German. This is the catalogue published in conjunction with Coop Himmelblau's "From Cloud to Cloud" installation at the Austrian Pavilion of the 1996 Venice Biennale. Beautifully designed and printed, it reproduces many of the innovative architectural collaborative's trademark "automatic drawings". A brand new, most handsome example. 3-85415-202-7 Inventory Number: 001110
THE LE CORBUSIER ARCHIVE: VOLUMES 1-32 (LACKING ONE SINGLE VOLUME)
(CORBUSIER, LE) (JEANNERET-GRIS, CHARLES EDOUARD). Le Corbusier. H. Allen Brooks, Editor. New York & Paris. 1982-1984: Garland Publishing in Collaboration with the Fondation Le Corbusier. First Editions 1/250. 4to. Debossed Linen Over Boards. Architecture Monograph. Near Fine (But Incomplete)/No Jackets - As Issued. circa 680pp each, profusely illustrated in b&w. This is a set of thirty-one of the thirty-two volumes comprising "The Le Corbusier Archive" - Garland Publishing's extraordinary one-time only collaboration with the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris to produce a fully annotated compendium of the over thirty-two thousand drawings housed in the French archives of the legendary architect. Spread throughout the set are seventeen essays on Corbu by Reyner Banham, Tim Benton, Alan Colquhoun, Charles Correa, Norma Evenson, Kenneth Frampton, Michael Graves, Daniele Pauly, Vincent Scully, Peter Serenyi, Jerry Soltan, James Stirling, Manfredo Tafuri, Stanislas von Moos, Andre Wogenscky, and Iannis Xenakis. Each volume also contains photographs of the completed projects by Lucien Herve. Grouped project by project in chronological order, the thirty-one volumes present are: 1. Early Buildings and Projects, 1912-1923 -- 2. Cite´ Fruge`s and other Buildings and Projects, 1923-1927 -- 3. Palais de la Socie´te´ des Nations, Villa les Terrasses, and other Buildings and Projects -- 4. Centrosyus -- 5. Buildings and Projects, 1928-1929 -- 6. Arme´e du Salut; Cite´ de Refuge -- 7. Villa Savoye and other Buildings and Projects, 1929-1930 -- 8. Apartment de Beistegui, Cite´ Unive´rsitaire; Pavillon Suisse, Ville Radieuse, and other Buildings and Projects, 1930 -- 9. Palais de Soviets and other Buildings and Projects, 1930 -- 10. Urbanisme, Algiers and other Buildings and Projects, 1930-1933 -- 11. Immeuble, 24, rue Nungesser-et-Coli and other Buildings and Projects, 1933 -- 12. Buildings and Projects, 1933-1937 -- 13. Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux and other Buildings and Projects, 1936-1937 -- 14. Buildings and Projects, 1937-1942 -- 15. Modulor and other Buildings and Projects, 1944-1945 -- 16-17. Unite´ d’habitation, Marseille-Michelet, v. 1-2 -- 18. Palais des Nations Unies and other Buildings and Projects, 1946-1948 -- 19. Projet Roq et Rob, Roquebrune-Cap Martin and other Buildings and Projects, 1948-1950 -- 20. Ronchamp, Maison Jaoul, and other Buildings and Projects, 1951-1952 -- 21. Unite´ d’habitation, Reze´-le`s-Nantes -- 22-24. Chandigarh, Capitole: v. 1: Assemble´e and other buildings and projects -- 23. Chandigarh: Capitole, v. 2: Secretariat et Haute Court; v. 3: Palais du Gouverneur and other buildings and projects -- 26. Ahmedabad, 1953-60 -- 27. Projet pour un Stade Olympique, Bagdad and other Buildings and Projects, 1953 -- 28. Tourette and other Buildings and Projects, 1955-1957 -- 29. Unite´s d’habiation: Meaux, Briey, Berlin-Charlottenburg -- 30. Muse´e d’art Occidental, Tokyo and other Buildings and Projects, 1957-1961 -- 31. Carpenter Center, Unite´ D’Habitation, Firminy, and other Buildings and Projects, 1961-1963 -- 32. Buildings and Projects, 1964-1965, Undated Projects and Indices. Missing is the single volume 25. Chandigarh: City and Musee´. An unused, most handsome example of this exceedingly uncommon (only two hundred and fifty were printed - virtually all of which went to institutional libraries per Garland's unique publishing model), monumental undertaking unfortunately LACKING Volume 16. "Unite´ d’habitation, Marseille-Michelet, vol. 1" showing only a bit of minor shelfwear and soiling here and there. Many volumes are still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and the original publication prospectus is laid in. Further details will gladly be provided upon request. 0-8240-5050-9 Inventory Number: 026124
JIM DOW: VINTAGE COLOR POSTCARD - HARLAN COUNTY COURT HOUSE, HARLAN, KENTUCKY, 1918-21
(DOW, JIM).. NP: Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc., 1978. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Postcard. Fine.. One 6 x 4 ¼" glossy cardstock postcard printed offset recto and verso, 1 color illustration. To mark the 1976 Bicentennial of the United States of America, Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Inc. commissioned twenty-four photographers to record more than one thousand County Court houses across the country using both color and black and white film. The project, directed by Phyllis Lambert and edited by Richard Pare, created the then-most comprehensive survey of an American building type. The Seagram County Court House Archives collection of photographic negatives and master prints was ultimately presented as a gift, with its copyright ownership, to the Library of Congress. In 1978 Horizon published the lovely Richard Pare-edited book of images from this undertaking entitled "Court House: A Photographic Document". This color postcard featuring Jim Dow's color image "Harlan County Court House, Harlan, Kentucky, c1918-21" was issued in conjunction with that release. A brand new, pristine unmailed example of this uncommon ephemeral item perfect for the Jim Dow completeist. Inventory Number: 024179
OLAFUR ELIASSON: THE MEDIATED MOTION
(ELIASSON, OLAFUR). Eliasson, Olafur, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Andreas Spiegel, Marianne Krogh Jensen, Rudolf Sagmeister & Markus Tretter. Bregenz, GERMANY: Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2001. First Edition. 8vo. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good.. 120pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English and German. Published in conjunction with a 2001 exhibition at the Kunsthaus Bregenz - The Mediated Motion", this bi-lingual catalogue on environmentally conscious Icelandic/Danish installation artist Olafur Eliasson is designed to be read back-to-back and upside down. A most presentable copy of this uncommon item showing a some light overall wear to the rear cover as well as a slight dent to the textblock at the upper foredge corner. It has been priced accordingly. 3-883-75-505-2 Inventory Number: 014680
OLAFUR ELIASSON: THE MEDIATED MOTION
(ELIASSON, OLAFUR). Eliasson, Olafur, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Andreas Spiegel, Marianne Krogh Jensen, Rudolf Sagmeister & Markus Tretter. Bregenz, GERMANY: Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2001. First Edition. 8vo. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. As New.. 120pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English and German. Published in conjunction with a 2001 exhibition at the Kunsthaus Bregenz - The Mediated Motion", this bi-lingual catalogue on environmentally conscious Icelandic/Danish installation artist Olafur Eliasson is designed to be read back-to-back and upside down. A pristine copy of this uncommon item still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 3-883-75-505-2 Inventory Number: 014679
SYNERGETIC STEW: EXPLORATIONS IN DYMAXION DINING
(FULLER, R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER) Foreword by Jaime Snyder. Lars Muller Publishers, I00200723, 2020. 6 x 9 in., 128 pages. Spiral Binding. New.
A delightful dymaxion cookbook homage to Buckminster Fuller, featuring John Cage’s macrobiotic recipes, Margaret Mead’s cucumber salad and more
Buckminster Fuller is globally known as a design scientist, architect, author, poet, engineer and a true visionary. On his 86th birthday he received the cookbook Synergetic Stew as a surprise present from his friends and admirers, who share recipes along with personal anecdotes and humorous recollections of Fuller (for example, a reminiscence about Bucky’s love for tea in all its variations). Scattered throughout the book are enticing texts and poems from Fuller himself, including even a recipe for tomato ice cream.
Constructed around 100 achievable recipes, this book is a glimpse into Fuller’s life, as told by his peers. A few of the recipes are a joyful ode to Fuller’s oeuvre, such as Shirley Sharkey’s “GEODESICANDY,” the “Macrobiotic Diet” by John Cage or Amy Edmondson’s “Allspace-Filling Whole Wheat Bread.”
In addition to the facsimile, Jamie Snyder reflects upon often-overlooked facets of Bucky’s character, as revealed through anecdotes of his relationship to food.
With contributions by Bil Baird, Peter Brown, John Cage, Lim Chong Keat, Elizabeth Choy, John Ciardi, John Denver, Amy Edmondson, Ted Ehmann, Werner Erhard, Ronald Feldman, John and Isobel Fistere, Medard Gabel, Eugene Garfield, Neva Goodwin, d'Arcy Hayman, Henry J. Heimlich, Miranda Kaiser, Anne Kordus, Kuyoshi Kuromiya, Mae Lee, Paula Martin, Margaret Mead, Karl Menninger, Yehudi Menuhin, Martin and Margy Meyerson, Ann Mintz, Don Moore, Ed Muskie, Libby Newman, Isamu Noguchi, Gerard K. O'Neill, Steve Parker, Eleanor and George Pavloff, Cedric Price, Kariska Pulchalski, Harrison Salisbury, Shirley and Bill Sharkey, Peter Simoneaux, Jamie Snyder, Hester Stearns, Connie Thelander, Thomas Tse-Kwai Zung, Dennis Tyler, Amei Wallach, Hope Watts, Kathryn Withlow 9783037786437 Inventory Number: I00200723
THE ARCHITECTURE OF FRANK GEHRY - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE ARCHITECT
(GEHRY, FRANK O.). Gehry, Frank, Rosemarie Haag Bletter, Coosje Van Bruggen, Mildred Friedman, Joseph Giovannini, Thomas S. Hines & Pilar Viladas. Foreword by Henry N. Cobb. New York & Minneapolis, MN: Rizzoli International Publications & The Walker Art Center, 1986. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Architecture Monograph. Fine/Fine. 216pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Lorraine Ferguson. This is the nicely appointed catalogue published in conjunction with the Walker Art Museum's substantial 1986 survey exhibition of the work of internationally famed architect Frank Gehry. A bright, most handsome example of the first hardbound edition additionally bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "To Frank Pierson / F O Gehry" in black ink on the half title page. The late Mr. Pierson was a renowned Academy Award-winning screenwriter of "Dog Day Afternoon (along with the Academy-nominated "Cat Ballou" and "Cool Hand Luke"), director, and President of both the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 0-8478-0741-X Inventory Number: 025788
THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM DEPARTMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHY: A COLLECTION OF FIFTY-SIX EXHIBITION BROCHURES
(GETTY MUSEUM DEPARTMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHY, THE J. PAUL). Naef, Weston J., Gordon Baldwin, Virginia Dodier, Thomas Weston Fels, Mikka Gee, Michael Hargraves, Eugenia Parry Janis, Judith Keller, Ben Lifson, Katherine Ware, Brett Abbott, Anne Lacoste, et al.. Malibu & Los Angeles, CA. 1986-2008.: The J. Paul Getty Museum. First Editions. 8vo. Pictorial Cardstock Wrappers. Exhibition Brochures. Very Good - or Better.. This is a collection of fifty-six of the informative brochures issued by the J. Paul Getty Museum between 1986 and 2008 to accompany exhibitions curated by its Department of Photographs. These are beautifully printed keepsakes - typically duotone on coated, heavy stock - that were never made commercially available for sale, with most representing the only published documentation for each show. The format of this series is for the most part one cardstock sheet printed recto and verso, neatly folded in fourths as issued to make 8 pages - typically with five illustrations. The monographic publications are on Eugene Atget (2 different), Brassai, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Julia Margaret Cameron (3 different), Edgar Degas, William Eggleston, P.H. Emerson, Walker Evans (2 different), Roger Fenton, Lady Clementina Hawarden, Hill and Adamson, Graciela Iturbide, Andre Kertesz, Dorothea Lange, Gustave Le Gray, Man Ray, Lisette Model, Eliot Porter, Alexander Rodchenko, August Sander (2 different), Frederick Sommer, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Edmund Teske (2 different), Carleton Watkins (2 different), Weegee, and Edward Weston (2 different). The survey exhibitions are "After the Manner of Women: Photographs by Kasebier, Cunningham, and Ullman", "Antiquity and Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites", "Experimental Photography: Discovery & Invention", "Experimental Photography: The First Golden Age 1851-1889", "Experimental Photography: The Machine Age", "Experimental Photography: The New Subjectivity", "The Flowering of Early French Photography", "Grave Testimony: Photographs of the Civil War", "...Images that yet / Fresh images beget... Photographing Art", "Little Pictures", "Nadar + Warhol: Paris + New York", "Neither Speech Nor Language: Photography and the Written Word", "Palette of Light: Handcrafted Photographs, 1898-1914", "Photographers of Genius at the Getty", "Procession to the Fallen Gods: Photography in Nineteenth Century Egypt", "Public Spaces / Private Spaces", "Rare States and Unusual Subjects: Photographs by Paul Strand, Andre Kertesz, and Man Ray", "Walls of Algiers", "Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection", and "Women on the Edge: Twenty Photographers in Europe, 1919-1939". A most handsome set of these ephemeral items - all in at least Very Good minus condition, with most being Near Fine or Fine. Inventory Number: 027076
POINT D'IRONIE 08 - SEPTEMBRE 1998: ITSUKO HASEGAWA + DAN GRAHAM
(GRAHAM, DAN) (HASEGAWA, ITSUKO) (POINT D'IRONIE). Obrist, Hans-Ulrich & Carrie Pitto, Editors. Paris: agnès b., 1998. First Edition. Folio. Illustrated Tabloid Wrappers. Artist's Periodical. Fine.. Two 17 x 24" sheets printed color and black and white offset recto and verso, neatly folded in half vertically to make 8pp, profusely illustrated. This eighth installment of "point d'ironie" - agnès b.'s Hans-Ulrich Obrist-edited tabloid format hybrid periodical - is a collaborative project between renowned American conceptual practitioner Dan Graham and the noted Japanese architect Itsuko Hasegawa published in conjunction with the exhibition "Cities on the Move". A most handsome example of this uncommon, fragile item that was issued hors commerce - never commercially for sale - showing only some minor handling marks to its lightweight paper stock. Inventory Number: 027094
ANDREAS GURSKY: MONTPARNASSE
(GURSKY, ANDREAS) (DUBUISSON, JEAN). Gursky, Andreas, Hans Irrek & Ursula Trubenbach. Frankfurt am Main & Stuttgart, GERMANY: Portikus & Oktagon Verlag, 1995. First Edition. Oblong Folio. Wrappers in Printed Box. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np (40 + 32 + 6pp), 20 color and 10 b&w illustrations. Text in German. Designed by Kuhle und Mozer. Published in conjunction with a 1995 exhibition at Portikus Frankfurt am Main, this elegant, ambitiously designed, oversized publication is devoted to Andreas Gursky's monumental photograph of architect Jean Dubuisson's quarter-mile long Montparnasse housing block. A single 10 ¼ x 18 ¾" color reproduction on heavy stock is laid into a silver folder that bears the names of the more than seven hundred and fifty families inhabiting the massive housing project. This is accompanied by two booklets in silver wrappers: "Texte" - which contains an essay by Hans Irrek as well as interviews with Dubuisson and three Montparnasse dwellers, and "Images" - which reproduces grainy full page voyeuristic blown-up details of interiors of the individual apartments. These three printed components are housed in a shallow printed cardboard box. The interior contents are all in Near Fine condition with no notable flaws. The matte black paper-covered lower portion of the box along with the silver lid show some light overall wear, scuffs and minor abrasions, but no splits or tears to the corners as one typically sees. Due to its silver paper and fragile construction "Montparnasse" (cited on page 275 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II") rarely turns up in beautiful condition, but this is truly a most handsome example of this uncommon item that looks far nicer in hand than it describes. 3-89611-003-9 Inventory Number: 020400
JACQUELINE HASSINK: THE TABLE OF POWER
(HASSINK, JACQUELINE). Hassink, Jacqueline, Henri Peretz & Raoul Bunschoten. Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS: Menno van de Koppel, 1996. First Edition 1/1000. 12mo. Gilt-Stamped Cloth. Artist's Book. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np, 22 b&w and 21 color illustrations. Text in English. Designed by Melle Hammer, Plus X. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "The Table of Power" is Dutch photographer Jacqueline Hassink's gem-like 1996 artist's book cum interior design typology that like much of her work explores the balance of power conferred in private, public and social settings. It details the meeting rooms of the boards of directors of forty European companies such as British Petroleum, Ciba-Geigy, and Daimler Benz - twenty-one of which she was able to photograph - revealing the rarely-if-ever seen enclaves where corporate decisions that affect the social sphere are made in secret. A brand new, pristine example of the exceedingly uncommon first edition (cited on pages 278-279 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II") limited to one thousand copies NUMBERED (0775/1000) by rubber stamp on the front cover's gilt panel, as issued. 90-73926-14-7 Inventory Number: 024518
UNDER WESTERN SKIES: VISIONARY GARDENS FROM THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TO THE PACIFIC COAST
(JEWELL, JENNIFER) Photos by Caitlin Atkinson. Timber Press, I00210925, 2021. 9 x 11 inches, 412 Pages. Hardcover. New.
From windswept deserts to misty seaside hills and verdant valleys, the natural landscapes of the American West offer an astounding variety of climates for gardens. Under Western Skies reveals thirty-six of the most innovative designs—all embracing and celebrating the very soul of the land on which they grow. For the gardeners featured here, nature is the ultimate inspiration rather than something to be dominated, and Under Western Skies shows the strong connection each garden has with its place. Packed with Atkinson’s stunning photographs and illuminated by Jewell’s deep interest in the relationships between people and the spaces they inhabit, Under Western Skies offers page after page of encouraging ingenuity and inventive design for passionate gardeners who call the West home. 9781604699999 Inventory Number: I00210925
EL CROQUIS 198: JOHNSTON MARKLEE 2005-2019: FOLDING TIME - SIGNED BY THE ARCHITECTS
(JOHNSTON MARKLEE) (EL CROQUIS). Lee, Mark & Sharon Johnston. Fernando Marquez Cecilia and Richard Levene, Editors. Madrid, SPAIN: El Croquis, 2019. First Edition. Small Folio.. Pictorial Flexi-Binding. Monographic Architectural Journal. As New..
278pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Founded by partners Sharon Johnston, F.A.I.A. and Mark Lee in 1998, Johnston Marklee is recognized for its diverse portfolio of architecture, engaging the physical and cultural circumstances of each project through a precise synthesis of structural form, materiality, and atmospheric light. The work of the firm pays tribute to a specific Southern Californian interpretation of modernism, and at the same time operates at the intersection of a global and local dialogue. Johnston and Lee have forged a leading role in the cultural discourse around contemporary art and architecture, eliciting design collaborations with distinguished museums, foundations, and artists around the world. Complementing this far-reaching network, the firm’s work is recognized for being deeply rooted in the history and foundations of the discipline. Their work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Art Institute of Chicago, Menil Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Architecture Museum of TU Munich. Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston served as Artistic Directors for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. In 2018 they were named Professors in Practice at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Mark Lee was appointed Chair of the Architecture Department. They have also taught at major universities including Princeton University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the Technical University of Berlin, ETH Zurich, and have held the Cullinan Chair at Rice University and the Frank Gehry Chair at the University of Toronto. A brand new, most handsome example of this brand new, comprehensive monograph i,on the firm in the form of the one hundred and ninety-eighth installment of noted Spanish architectural journal "El Croquis" additionally SIGNED by Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee.
978-8412003406 Inventory Number: E000JMEC198
THE JOURNAL OF DECORATIVE AND PROPAGANDA ARTS: 8 - SPRING 1988
(JOURNAL OF DECORATIVE AND PROPAGANDA ARTS, THE). Johnson, Pamela, Editor. Miami Beach, FL: The Wolfson Foundation of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Inc., 1988. First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Periodical. Near Fine.. 125pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. The eighth issue of the Mitchell Wolfson Foundation's scholarly journal devoted to Modernism in the Arts and Popular Culture features the following contributions: "Documentary and Propaganda: The Photographs of the Farm Security Administration" - Michael L. Carlebach, "Painting and Place: Frederic C. Knight in Scranton" - Karal Ann Marling, "Louis Lozowick: From "Machine Ornaments" to Applied Design, 1923 - 1930" - Virginia Hagelstein Marquardt, "Wilhelmina Geddes, Harry Clarke and Their Part in the Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland" - Nicola Gordon Bowe, "An Outpost of the Arts and Craft Movement" - Isabelle Anscombe, "The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Modern Design: 1917 - 1929" - Christine Wallace Laidlaw, "Interview: Timothy F. Rub on the Work of Joseph Urban" - Beth Dunlop, and "London Letter" by Peyton Skipwith. A handsome example. ISSN 0888-7314 Inventory Number: 015591
THE JOURNAL OF DECORATIVE AND PROPAGANDA ARTS: 5 - SUMMER 1987: RUSSIAN/SOVIET THEME ISSUE
(JOURNAL OF DECORATIVE AND PROPAGANDA ARTS, THE). Johnson, Pamela & John E. Bowlt, Editors. Miami Beach, FL: The Wolfson Foundation of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Inc., 1987. First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Periodical. Near Fine.. 179pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. The fifth issue of the Mitchell Wolfson Foundation's scholarly journal devoted to Modernism in the Arts and Popular Culture is a special "Russian Theme" installment that features the following contributions: "The Decorative Arts in Russian Architecture: 1900 - 1907" - William Brumfield, "Stage Design and the Ballets Russes" - John E. Bowlt, "Experiments in Book Design by Russian Artists" - Evgenii Kovtun, "A Public Art: Caricatures and Posters of Vladimir Lebedev" Nicoletta Misler, "The Psychology of Urban Design in the 1920s and 1930s" - Boris Brodsky, "Lamps and Architecture 1930 - 1950" - Abram Damsky, "Artificially Created Spaces: Projects and Realizations of the ARGO Group" - Francisco Infante, "The Solomenko Embroidery Workshops" - Wendy Salmond, "Constructive Fabrics and Dress Design" - Natalia Adaskina, and "The Soviet Garment Industry in the 1930s" - Tatiana Strizhenova. A handsome example showing a bit of light wear to the covers. Inventory Number: 021747
SOUVENIR PROGRAM FOR THE SIXTH ANNUAL JUNIOR LEAGUE FROLIC - CABARET / DINNER / DANCE - AT THE BILTMORE HOTEL, DECEMBER 6TH, 1927
(JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PASADENA). Junior League of Pasadena. Pasadena, CA: Junior League of Pasadena, 1927. First Edition. 4to. Stapled Illustrated Wrappers. Good.. np (110 + 6pp), profusely illustrated in sepia tone. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published at the height of The Roaring Twenties, this is the heavily illustrated program for the 1927 fundraising "Frolic" presented by the Junior League of Pasadena. Reflecting both the status of its blue-blooded members of Southern California's elite and the look of The Jazz Age, this is a fascinating early "advertorial" in which the wives and daughters of Pasadena's toniest families are photographed flapperishly styled and posed admiring of the wares of its paid advertisers. Featured in the highly staged portraits - primarily by Ray Huff-Richter's studio - are the likes of silent-era star Colleen Moore, Mmes. Donald and Stuart O'Melveny, Hancock Banning, Stephen W. Royce, Stanley Robinson, Franklin Baldwin, Miss Marion Williams, and scores of others. Amongst the more than one hundred businesses touting their wares in support of the Junior League are The Biltmore, Ambassador, Alexandria, Fairmont, Flintridge, and Huntington hotels; May Company, Barker Bros., Hales, and Crown Emporium department stores; E.F Hutton, Bond & Goodwin & Tucker, Wilcox Drake & Co., The House of Rollins, E.A. Pierce & Co., and Francis P. Graves & Company brokerages; Richfield and Union Oil companies; Roland E Coate and Florence Yoch & Lucile Council, Architects; The Hal Roach Studios, Vroman's Books, The Pig 'N Whistle restaurant, and many of the local luxury car dealerships. Additionally bound in with a silk tie is the detailed six page program for the December 6th, 1927 "Topics of the Day" benefit theatrical Frolic - "with a book and original lyrics to popular tunes by Madeline Blackmore and Charles Crouch" - featuring a bevy of Junior League of Pasadena beauties of all ages joined by Mrs. Forrest Tucker as "Miss America!" An internally most presentable example of this exceptionally uncommon item - not a single copy appears in either OCLC WorldCat or the holdings of the Los Angeles Public Library - starting to pull from the wrappers at the staples showing a dent at the head of the spine, notable wear and creasing, some dampstaining, and minor paper loss along the extremities of its illustrated pale blue cardstock covers. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 026727
DIANE KEATON: THE HOUSE THAT PINTEREST BUILT
(KEATON, DIANE). Keaton, Diane & D.J. Waldie. Photographed by Lisa Romerein. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2017. 4to. Cloth in Printed Dust Jacket. Architecture Monograph. As New/As New. 272pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w.
“At once a style guide, an inspirational tome, and a how-to volume on creating one’s home, “The House That Pinterest Built” will serve as a go-to reference for all those seeking to spur their own creativity as they embark on the creation of home. When Diane Keaton decided that she wanted to build her own home from the ground up, she took the advice of her dear friend, film director Nancy Meyers, and took to the boards of Pinterest to find inspiration. There she discovered the practical and the fantastical, elements and styles long adored and ones that she never knew she was drawn to. Keaton’s dream house was officially under way and this book that resulted is a compelling account of her that house, from idea to realization in brick, stone, and wood.
Filled with ideas that reveal a personal yet engaging aesthetic, this volume includes compelling photos from Keaton’s past homes and those she admires, as well as a multitude of details from every corner of those spaces and objects that excite and inspire the house designer and dreamer—dramatic staircases and magical light fixtures, film stills and book covers, pottery and art—drawn from the visual treasure trove known as Pinterest and Keaton’s private collection, as she creates and designs her newest house
“If you want to explore. If you love to see. If you’re looking to look; this book is an example of a home made from the gifts of other people’s addictive yearnings for the perfect home, with the perfect landscape and the perfect interior. It illustrates my choices of your choices. Who knows, you might find one of your pins here. You might smile. You might shake your head and say, ‘This isn’t what I had in mind.’ You might think: ‘Hey that’s my kitchen. She copied my kitchen.’ But the truth is, as much as I tried, I could never entirely recreate the light filled photograph of a kitchen that led the way to the journey that brought me here. No one can.” – Diane Keaton”
. 978-0847860005 Inventory Number: E000DKP
PIERRE KOENIG - SIGNED AND DATED BY THE ARCHITECT
(KOENIG, PIERRE). Steele, James & David Jenkins. Foreword by Norman Foster. London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 1998. First Edition. 4to. Boards in Dust Jacket. Architecture Monograph. Fine/Fine. 160pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. With a chronology, exhibition history and bibliography. . "This is the first full study of Pierre Koenig's career, providing an unparalleled insight into the evolution of Modernism on the West Coast. Koenig designed and built his first exposed steel house in 1950. In 1957 he was chosen to design Case Study Houses #21 and #22. These houses have become iconic, capturing the excitement and optimism of the period. This book includes new and vintage photographs together with the architect's original drawings". A brand new, most handsome example of the 1998 hardbound first printing of this vital document devoted to the late Los Angeles architectural pioneer that is filled with vintage images by Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand additionally BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED "Pierre Koenig 12-23-98" in the year of publication in black ink on the title page. 0-7148-3753-9 Inventory Number: 027093
MONA KUHN: SHE DISAPPEARED INTO COMPLETE SILENCE - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(KUHN, MONA). Kuhn, Mona. Gottingen, GERMANY: Steidl, 2019. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. 96pp, 60 illustrations in color and b&w. “Acclaimed for her intimate nudes, Mona Kuhn takes a new direction into abstraction in her latest publication, “She Disappeared Into Complete Silence”. Photographed at a golden modernist structure on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, architectural lines, light reflections and a single figure have been carefully balanced against the backdrop of the California desert. The human figure in these images - Kuhn’s friend and collaborator Jacintha - emerges like a surrealist mirage, fragmented and indistinct, at times submerged in shadows or overexposed. The building’s facades of glass and mirrors serve as optical planes, an extension of the artist’s camera and lens. Light is split into refracting colors, desert vegetation grows sideways, inside is outside and outside in. Kuhn pushes a certain disorienting effect by introducing metallic foils as an additional surface, at times producing purely abstract results. The work marks Kuhn’s increasing use of techniques that appear to merge the figure, abstraction and landscape into one” A brand new, most handsome example additionally BOLDLY SIGNED by Mona Kuhn in ink.
Born in Brazil, photographer Mona Kuhn currently resides in Los Angeles. Through intimacy with her subjects, knowledge of traditional iconography, and technical mastery, Kuhn portrays the complexities of human nature, both tempting and provoking our imagination.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of “She Disappeared Into Complete Silence” will be signed by Mona Kuhn at our event on Saturday, May 25th, and shipped beginning Tuesday, May 28th.
978-3958291805 Inventory Number: E000MKSDICS
THE ARCHITECTURE OF JOHN LAUTNER
(LAUTNER, JOHN). Weintraub, Alan & Alan Hess. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1999. First Edition. Square 4to. Boards in Pictorial Jacket. Architecture Monograph. Fine/Fine. 276pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Zand Gee. Featuring contemporary color photographs by Alan Hess, this massive, beautifully appointed volume was the second, and is arguably still the most substantial monograph on the innovative late Los Angeles architect John Lautner. A former Frank Lloyd Wright associate at Taliesin, he pioneered what became known as the "Googie" style of forward thinking mid-century restaurant and commercial design as well as some of the most beautiful and innovative residences in the world. A brand new, most handsome example of the 1999 first Rizzoli edition. 0-8478-2222-2 Inventory Number: 026644
THE SPANISH STYLE HOUSE: FROM ENCHANTED ANDALUSIA TO THE CALIFORNIA DREAM - ORDER YOUR COPY SIGNED BY MELBA LEVICK AND RUBEN G. MENDOZA!
(LEVICK, MELBA). Mendoza, Ruben G. Photographs by Melba Levick. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, I00210406, 2021. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Architecture Monograph. As New/As New. 9780847865161PLEASE NOTE: Ms. Levick and Mr. Mendoza will participate in what is sure to be an engaging online Zoom presentation for The Ruskin Art Club on Thursday, April 8th at 5:00 PM PST in conjunction with the publication of "The Spanish Style House". Copies of the book will be signed by both authors especially for Arcana that week, and begin shipping Tuesday, April 13th.The discussion can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3563370764?pwd=aVZXTHUySXFXMy9PcHhZK0VDRzJQdz09256 pp, 225 color illustrations. The great appeal of Spanish Style homes lies in their aura of romance, magic, and wondrous sense of history. The comfortable and engaging proportions, interior courtyards, elaborately tiled fountains, and the play of light and shadow, promote a storied atmosphere. "The Spanish Style House: From Enchanted Andalusia to The California Dream celebrates the ancient Andalusian traditions of southern Spain, and those contemporary and historic expressions that have influenced the styles of homes and estates in Southern California. It explores the Andalusian tradition from its Iberian roots through to its evolution in the contemporary architecture of California spanning the past 60 years. The vibrant and atmospheric photography of Melba Levick is accompanied by a richly nuanced and insightful text by Rubén G. Mendoza. As such, this book beautifully showcases the Iberian architectural features and stylistic hallmarks of this popular American expression, featuring as it does whitewashed walls, terracotta tiled roofs, bricked arcades, a panoply of colorfully-tiled kitchens and bathrooms, beamed ceilings, rough-hewn plank doors, lush interior courtyards with climbing bougainvillea, wrought-iron window grilles and banisters, and exotic gardens and water features. "The Spanish Style House” includes the wondrous Andalusian estates of southern Spain, including the late 15th century estates of Palacio de Mondragon in Ronda and the Casa de Pilatos in Sevilla, and the late 18th century Palacio Domecq in Jerez de la Frontera. These beautiful villas introduce the essential features of that body of Andalusian craftsmanship that inspired a host of contemporary American architects in Southern California. It showcases the very best of those Andalusian expressions of the last sixty years, including historic remodels and new builds. Featured estates include Robert Sinclair’s Holmby Hills (2006), Marc Appleton’s Del Mar Beach House (2009), architect Jeff Shelton’s El Andaluz (2009), and Erik Evens' Malibu Classic (2013). Each of these homes and estates boast the very best of craftsmanship and design, and thereby bridge enchanted Andalusia with the California dream.”A brand new, most handsome example of this exquisite new reference additionally SIGNED by both Melba Levick and Rubén G. Mendoza.Melba Levick is an internationally renowned photograper based in Los Angeles and Paris, with more than sixty books to her name. Her most recent publications from Rizzoli include The California Missions, The Ranches: Home on the Range in California, The California Casa, and Classic Homes of Los Angeles.Dr. Rubén G. Mendoza is an archaeologist, photographer, and founding faculty member of the California State University, Monterey Bay. He is the author of several books including The California Missions and Mission San Miguel Arcángel.
Inventory Number: I00210406
DREAMING SMALL: INTIMATE INTERIORS - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER
(LEVICK, MELBA). Woods, Douglas & Melba Levick. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2014. First Edition. Small Square 4to. Boards in Pictorial Jacket. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. 240pp, profusely illustrated in color. "The masterpieces of small-house living featured here will serve as inspiration to those who struggle with the challenges presented by contemporary life in petite-size homes. "Dreaming Small" is a celebration of jewel-box homes, each marked by a sense of style that marries eclecticism, practicality, beauty, and livability. From quintessential bungalows and classic casas to Tudor fantasies, these delightful abodes are models of rich diversity and inspired living. In brilliant new photography, the book explores the possibilities that exist in these mostly unpublished gems by legendary architects Irving Gill, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Craig Ellwood, and Paul R. Williams, among others. The houses, each under two thousand square feet, are examples of what is possible in the small home and offer the reader a colorful palette of ideas from which to artfully transform spaces into comfortable, contemporary living". A brand new, pristine example of the 2014 first printing of this charming survey of intimate Southern California interiors additionally BOLDLY SIGNED by author Douglas Woods and photographer Melba Levick in black ink on the title page. 0-8478-4231-2 Inventory Number: 023138
SOL LEWITT: LINES IN TWO DIRECTIONS IN FIVE COLORS WITH ALL THEIR COMBINATIONS
(LEWITT, SOL). LeWitt, Sol. Minneapolis, MN: Walker Art Center, 1988. First Edition. Small Square 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artists' Book. Fine.. np (80pp), 75 color illustrations. This is an artist's book conceived by Sol LeWitt in 1981 that was ultimately published in 1988 in conjunction with the Walker Art Center exhibition "Sol LeWitt: Prints and Books". A bright, most handsome example (cited on page 121 of Giorgio Maffei and Emanuele de Donno's "Sol LeWitt: Artist's Books" as well as Artist Book entry number forty-four in Susanna Singer's "Publications by the Artist" bibliography in SFMoMA's 2000 "Sol LeWitt"). Inventory Number: 026597
DANIEL LIBESKIND & CECIL BALMOND: UNFOLDING (BOILERHOUSE EXTENSION V&A MUSEUM: WORKING PROCESS, ASSOCIATIONS TILING, PURE THINKING, FLIP OVER / NAI EXHIBITION: CONSTRUCTION, MODELS, DRAWINGS)
(LIBESKIND, DANIEL) (BALMOND, CECIL). Libeskind, Daniel & Cecil Balmond. Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS: NAI Publishers (Netherlands Architecture Institute), 1997. First Edition. Folio. Loose Contents in a Box. Architecture Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English. Published in conjunction with a 1997 exhibition at the Netherlands Architecture Institute, this is the innovatively designed box of printed elements related to the Boilerhouse extension of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London - a collaboration between noted architects Daniel Libeskind and Cecil Balmond (of Ove Arup and Partners Limited). It contains ten different project-related documents all housed in a beautifully printed heavy butcher paper over board clamshell box. A most handsome, complete example of this uncommon object in the publisher's printed obi, as issued. 90-5662-039-8 Inventory Number: 015972
MONUMENTS OF THE FUTURE: DESIGNS BY EL LISSITZKY
(LISSITZKY, EL). Perloff, Nancy & Eva Forgacs. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 1999. First Edition. Square 8vo. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine.. 22pp, profusely illustrated in duotone. With an exhibition checklist and chronology. This is the slender twenty-two page catalogue issued in conjunction with a 1999 Getty Research Institute presentation entitled "Monuments of the Future: Designs by El Lissitzky". The exhibition contained one hundred and thirty-three objects produced by the great Russian Constructivist pioneer during his twenty-five years as a typographer, book designer, architect and designer. A most handsome example of this exceedingly uncommon ephemeral item - the only printed documentation of the event. Inventory Number: 025679
PROCESS: ARCHITECTURE NUMBER 50: CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH
(MACKINTOSH, CHARLES RENNIE) (PROCESS: ARCHITECTURE). Kimura, Hiroaki, Editor. Preface by Andy McMillan. Tokyo: Process Architecture Publishing Co., Ltd., 1984. First Edition. Large 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Decorative Arts Monograph. Fine.. 152pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in English and Japanese. This is a monographic issue of the always comprehensive Japanese journal "Process: Architecture" devoted to noted Scottish architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is filled with hundreds of illustrations of his drawings, plans, and period photographs of completed furniture, interiors and buildings. A brand new, most handsome example. 4-89331-050-X Inventory Number: 023552
GORDON MATTA-CLARK: EXHIBITION POSTER FOR THE INTERNATIONAAL CULTUREEL CENTRUM IN ANTWERP'S EXHIBITION OF "OFFICE BAROQUE"
(MATTA-CLARK, GORDON). Matta-Clark, Gordon. Antwerp, BELGIUM: Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, 1977. First Edition. Double Elephant Folio. Printed Poster. Artist's Multiple. Very Good.. One 35 x 24 ½" heavy paper sheet printed color offset recto only, 1 color illustration. Designed by Gordon Matta-Clark. This is the striking poster cum artist's multiple published in conjunction with Gordon Matta-Clark's 1977 project in Antwerp sponsored by the Internationaal Cultureel Centrum. Invited to create a work in honour of the four hundredth anniversary of the Antwerp Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, the noted artist elaborated upon his "Splitting" piece by performing an intervention that became known as "Office Baroque" on a vacant building on the Ernest Van Dijckkaai provided by the I.C.C. The poster reproduces Matta-Clark's photomontage proposal for the work. A handsome example of this exceedingly uncommon item whose provenance derives from Holly Solomon - Matta-Clark's primary dealer during his lifetime who along with her husband Horace purchased the Humphrey Street residence for the artist's use - showing some minor handling creases and small nicks along the edges.PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 027182
GORDON MATTA-CLARK: EXHIBITION POSTER FOR THE INTERNATIONAAL CULTUREEL CENTRUM IN ANTWERP'S EXHIBITION OF "OFFICE BAROQUE" - DELUXE LIMITED EDITION SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST
(MATTA-CLARK, GORDON). Matta-Clark, Gordon. Antwerp, BELGIUM: Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, 1977. First Edition #118/250 Deluxe. Double Elephant Folio. Printed Poster. Artist's Multiple. Very Good.. One 35 x 24 ½" heavy paper sheet printed color offset recto only, 1 color illustration. Designed by Gordon Matta-Clark. This is the striking poster cum artist's multiple published in conjunction with Gordon Matta-Clark's 1977 project in Antwerp sponsored by the Internationaal Cultureel Centrum. Invited to create a work in honour of the four hundredth anniversary of the Antwerp Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, the noted artist elaborated upon his "Splitting" piece by performing an intervention that became known as "Office Baroque" on a vacant building on the Ernest Van Dijckkaai provided by the I.C.C. The poster reproduces Matta-Clark's photomontage proposal for the work. A handsome example of this exceedingly uncommon item whose provenance derives from Holly Solomon - Matta-Clark's primary dealer during his lifetime who along with her husband Horace purchased the Humphrey Street residence for the artist's use - from the edition of two hundred and fifty copies BOLDLY SIGNED "Gordon Matta Clark" AND NUMBERED (118/250) in black ink on the recto showing some minor handling creases and small nicks along the edges. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 027181
SPLITTING BY GORDON MATTA-CLARK - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
(MATTA-CLARK, GORDON). Matta-Clark, Gordon. New York, London, Rome & Hong Kong. 2007-2014.: 98 Greene Street Loft Press, 1974. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Stapled Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Near Fine.. np (32pp), profusely illustrated in b&w. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the influential self-published artist's book documenting Gordon Matta-Clark's now legendary 1974 chainsaw-assisted drawing and quartering of an abandoned house located at 322 Humphrey Street in Englewood, New Jersey. An exceptionally well-preserved, bright white example of this uncommon, seminal Conceptual document whose provenance derives from Holly Solomon - Matta-Clark's primary dealer during his lifetime who along with her husband Horace purchased the Humphrey Street residence for the artist's use - additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Gordon Matta Clark" in black ink on the front free endpaper showing some light soiling to its white wrappers. Inventory Number: 026714
SPLITTING BY GORDON MATTA-CLARK
(MATTA-CLARK, GORDON). Matta-Clark, Gordon. New York: 98 Greene Street Loft Press, 1974. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Stapled Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Near Fine.. np (32pp), profusely illustrated in b&w. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the influential self-published artist's book documenting Gordon Matta-Clark's now legendary 1974 chainsaw-assisted drawing and quartering of an abandoned house located at 322 Humphrey Street in Englewood, New Jersey. A handsome example of this uncommon, seminal Conceptual document whose provenance derives from Holly Solomon - Matta-Clark's primary dealer during his lifetime who along with her husband Horace purchased the Humphrey Street residence for the artist's use - showing just the slightest bit of light soiling and age-toning along the extremities. Inventory Number: 025951