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1 Simon and Boulware: Architects and Engineers
Philadelphia PA Self-published 1950 First Edition Boards About Very Good Issued Without Jacket Book 
40-page book produced by this architectural firm highlighting its commissions, mostly in the Philadelphia area: banks, schools, a synagogue, a sanitorium, a couple of big department stories, more post-war buildings familiar to most Philadelphians (if they're still there). Each commission described in text, with one or more black and white photographs, and a partial blueprint or spec. Interesting artifact of its time and place. This copy withdrawn from the Philadelphia Free Library (thus, all attendant markings); spine head is a bit frayed, and corners have moderate wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Aalto, Alvar Alvar Aalto, 1963-1970
New York Praeger 1971 First Edition Hardcover Near-Fine About Very Good Book 
248-page monograph, with 180 black and white photographs, 180 plans, and 14 drawings, which is a lot of work in a seven-year period. This copy belonged to the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, indicated by a stamp inside front cover, but there are no other markings. The textured boards are slightly cocked; the dust jacket has light wear to edges and spine ends, and a rough top edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Albuquerque, Lita and Mitchell De Jarnett Lita Albuquerque and Mitchell De Jarnett: As Above, So Below: Art as Political and Cosmological Space [an Environmental artwork]
Fullerton Cal State Fullerton 2005 First Edition Stiff Folded Card Wraps Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
58-page large-format catalogue for an exhibition held in the Main Art Gallery, February 5-March 12, 2005, documenting the it's-about-time-an-architect-and-an-installation-artist-got-together work that Albuquerqueand De Jarnett made as part of Golden State, the largest California public art commission (which is saying something). Essays by Howard N. Fox, Albuquerque, and De Jarnett, illustrated with wonderful color photographs by Grant Mudford, among others. Fascinating project. Near-Fine in stiff folded wraps as issued with small crease to upper front corner. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Ambasz, Emilio and Steven Holl Emilio Ambasz Steven Holl: Architecture
New York Museum of Modern Art 1989 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
24-page documentation of the MoMA exhibition celebrating the work of these two architects. Illustrated in black and white with color photograph of an Ambasz model on the cover. Essay by Stuart Wrede, Director of the Museum's Department of Architecture and Design. Very Good to near-Fine condition in stiff wraps: remains of a tiny sticker to front edge near spine fold, corners slightly bent. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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5 American Society of Landscape Architects Illustrations of Work of Members 1931
New York House of J. Hayden Twiss 1931 First Edition Paper Fine Issued Without Jacket Periodical 
Lincoln Memorial, Minnesota State Fair, the Olmsteds' "Riverway" for the Boston Park System and Palos Verdes Estates, a couple of John Nolen's parks, Warren Manning's work in Atlanta and Zanesville, Scripps College, the Hutchinson River Parkway, many residential estates belonging to well-known names, and the advertising, so informative. In all, a wonderful snapshot of what some of America looked like at the start of the Great Depression. Fine in heavy textured paper, gilt embossed. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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6 American Society of Landscape Architects Illustrations of Work of Members 1932
New York House of J. Hayden Twiss 1932 First Edition Paper Fine Issued Without Jacket Periodical 
Introduction by Henry Vincent Hubbard. Illustrated with 214 photographs and plans, including lots of period advertising, some of which is as interesting as the members' work. Mostly, but not all residential work: my own Brooklyn Botanic Garden is here, as is the Playland at Rye, New York, Pomona College, plan for the City of Boulder, Colorado, and one for St. Petersburg, Florida, Princeton University, and a Fort Worth subdivision. There are three plates from the Olmsted brothers and a surprising number of working women landscape architects in this issue. Index of advertisers, but none of the architects, whose work appears alphabetically. Fine in heavy textured paper, gilt embossed. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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7 Andreolli, Giulio Mario Botta [1995]
Milan Skira 1995 First Edition Folded Wraps Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
68-page monograph on Botta's work on Il Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, with text in Italian. Illustrated with sketches, models, color photographs of the site, plans, and schematics. An important resource. This copy withdrawn from a museum library, with stamps to title page, taped spine label, and card pocket glued inside rear cover. Otherwise, near-Fine in folded stiff wraps with light wear and faint sunning to edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Andrews, Wayne American Gothic: Its Origins, Its Trials, Its Triumphs
New York Vintage Books 1975 First Paperback Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
154 pages, with many black and white photographs (most by Andrews, who wrote the text), plus a good index and brief bibliography. Standard on the subject. Near-Fine in stiff wraps as issued; corners curling slightly. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Aynard, Joseph Londres: Hampton Court et Windsor [Les Villes d'Art Celebres series]
Paris Librairie Renouard 1912 First Edition Library Binding Very Good Issued Without Jacket Ex-Library 
172 pages, text in French, illustrated with 164 half-tones. Sort of an elegant guide (not the type one carries.too heavy). In a sturdy library binding, very lightly worn. Withdrawn from a public library, so some stamping, pencil notations, evidence that a card pocket has been removed. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Bacon, Edmund N. Archetype Architexture
Cincinnati OH University of Cincinnati 1990 First Edition Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
28-page booklet containing a lecture delivered by Bacon on the subject of understanding architecture as music, illustrated with photographs and line drawings that make his case. Fine in wraps as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Benevolo, Leonardo History of Modern Architecture in 2 Volumes
Cambridge MA MIT Press 1985 Second Edition; 3rd Printing Soft cover Very Good Issued Without Jacket Book 
Two volumes in softcover. Volume 1 (The Tradition of Modern Architecture) is in Very Good condition, with spine creases, corner and edge wear; Volume 2 (The Modern Movement) is near-Very Good: due to faulty binding, the first three pages are detached (title and table of contents); otherwise, minor wear to corners and spine ends. Offered as a set. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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12 Bone, James London Echoing
Dutton Later Edition Hardcover Very Good++ Near-Very Good Book Muirhead Bone 
Undated edition and printing. Drawings by the author's brother, Muirhead Bone, are marvelously evocative of a vanished London (drawn between 1901-42). Very Good++ binding slightly faded, in near-Very Good jacket with chips to spine ends, rough rear top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Botta, Mario Mario Botta: Buildings and Projects 1961-1982
New York Rizzoli 1984 First Edition in English Stiff Wraps As Issued Near-Fine  Issued Without Jacket 
Pierluigi Nicolin for Electa/Rizzoli's 'Architectural Documents' series, 1984. Rear-cover blurb claims this is the first book in English about Botta. 142 pages, illustrated with many plans and photographs (black and white), plus a brief biography and a bibliography. In near-Fine stiff wraps: light soiling to edges, corners faintly bent.  
Price: 28.00 USD
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14 Botta, Mario Mario Botta: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto
Torino, Italy Skira 2003 First Edition Folded Illustrated Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
128-page monograph detailing Botta's design for a new Museum of Contemporary Art, beautifully illustrated with sketches, models, schematics, and many photographs of the details, beginning with a stunning aerial shot of the site. Fine in folded illustrated wraps as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Breukelman, Jim Hot Properties: Urban Huose Portraiture By Jim Breukelman
Vancouver, Canada Presentation House Gallery 1987 First Edition Wraps Very Good Issued Without Jacket Book 
12-page exhibition catalogue with an essay by Robin Laurence and 6 full-page color photographs of houses that are as much about landscaping as about architecture. Very Good in wraps with light wear and creasing along top edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Chase, John Design Quarterly 131: Unvernacular Vernacular: Contemporary American Consumerist Architecture
Cambridge MIT Press 1986 First Edition Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Periodical 
Naturally, most of the illustrations are from California, and a few from Texas. The "historical" references in the buildings shown are unexpected, however. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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17 Clay, Grady Design Quarterly 143: Ephemeral Places: Here Today -- Gone Tomorrow
Cambridge MIT Press 1989 First Edition Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Periodical 
All right, it's about time: abandoned areas, airspace, air rights, campaign stop, construction site, disaster area, the dark (and the light), ice, even skyline. Really fascinating conceptually. Fine condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Cooper, Jackie (editor) Mackintosh Architecture
New York Rizzoli 1980 First Edition Wraps As Issued Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Edited by Jackie Cooper, with a Foreword by David Dunster and an introduction by Barbara Bernard (Rizzoli, 1980). 112 pages, topped off with a map of Glasgow; otherwise, many drawings, plans, photographs (some in color). A fine overview. Near-Fine condition in wraps as issued: light wear to spine ends and corners. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Craig, Lois Design Quarterly 132: Suburbs
Cambridge MIT Press 1986 First Edition Wraps Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Periodical 
More about the idea than the reality, but well-illustrated with photographs and plats. Near-Fine with bump to spine head. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 Diaz, Federico et al. E-Area
Prague National Art Gallery and Andersen Consulting 1999 First Edition Plastic Over Spiral-Bound Wrap Near-Fine Very Good Book 
This publication, known as "catalogue no. 7", is a beautiful presentation of part of the plans that Diaz and the creative group known as E-Area for an educational center, although looking at the images, you might imagine they were building a space station. The 3-D computer generated visualizations show various parts of the plans, accompanied by text in Czech and English. The cardstock pages are near-Fine with light wear to corners; they are spiral-bound and enclosed in opaque hard plastic with an abstraction front and back, with the rear cover bolted to the back board. The plastic is bulmped to the spine ends and split at the tail; the original overlapping bit of plastic at the leading front edge is lacking about a third of its length. Nonetheless, quite an amazing document. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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