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Image for Barcelona: El Balneario Casino "San Sebastian"

Barcelona: El Balneario Casino "San Sebastian"

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Barcelona, L. Roisin, Fotografo: [ca. 1928]

Edition: Unstated

Seller ID: 9453

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good+


[oblong folio (9-1/2" x 12") with printed card covers; string-bound, split along spine with about 2/3 of the spine covering missing and some additional paper loss extending into the corners of the front cover, but with the double-hole-punched pages still firmly held together by the binding cord; otherwise, the covers are edgeworn and age-browned, but the interior photographic plates are clean and in excellent condition]. (photographs) A photographic souvenir booklet of this Barcelona resort/casino, which opened in 1928. There is a one-page introduction, in Spanish, and the remainder o... View more info

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The Brickbuilder [bound volume, 1903-1904]

By: (Architecture)

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Boston, Rogers & Manson: 1903-1904

Edition: (Vols. 12-13)

Seller ID: 20404

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [solid binding but much external wear, including fraying at several corners, spotting on front cover, etc.; internally quite clean, and firmly bound with the exception of one loose page]. (B&W photographs, plates, diagrams, plans, etc.) Bound volume of 24 monthly issues of this large-format architectural trade periodical (approx. 13" x 10-1/2", containing about 550 pages altogether), "devoted to the interests of architecture in materials of clay." The publication contains a wealth of information regarding architectural and construction practices of the period... View more info

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Motels, Hotels, Restaurants and Bars: An Architectural Record Book

By: (Hornbeck, James S., senior editor)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, F.W. Dodge Corporation: (c.1953)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22624

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[bumping and light fraying to cloth at base of spine, otherwise just a bit of wear to book at edges and corners; jacket soiled, semi-circular piece torn away from top right corner of front panel, various other small nicks and chips, mostly along top edge]. (B&W photographs, drawings, floor plans, etc.) "This informative new book presents for the first time in one place a detailed study of physical design in motels, hotels, restaurants and bars, and graphically shows the important relationship between good design and good business. Presented in these pages are 518 illustrations and plans ... View more info

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Three California Houses: The Homes of Max Palevsky

By: Betsky, Aaron; photography by Richard Barnes

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Rizzoli International Publications: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22623

ISBN: 0-8478-2470-5

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book is flawless, with no discernible wear; jacket similarly nice, with just a trace of surface wear]. (color photographs) This book "showcases three architecturally important private residences now owned by and housing the expansive art collections of Max Palevsky. Each house has been built, restored or reworked by a well-known contemporary architect. Presented in significant detail are the Palm Springs House, by renowned mid-century modernist architect Craig Ellwood; the extravagant Malibu Spanish-style House, with interior renovations by renowned Italian architect Ettore Sottsass; and... View more info

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Corrections & Collections: Architectures for Art and Crime [*SIGNED*]

By: Day, Joe

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York/Abingdon, Routledge: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22499

ISBN: 978-0-25-53482-6

Condition: Near Fine


[essentially as-new, no significant wear but just a trace of scuffing to the front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs, diagrams) SIGNED by the author on the title page. "The United States holds over two million inmates in its prisons and jails, and hosts over two million daily visits to museums -- in both, more than a ten-fold increase over the last fifty years. [This book] examines how architectures of exhibition and discipline now dominate the American landscape, the ways in which the two typologies complement one another, and why we've become a society of more and more extreme freedoms ... View more info

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Iranian House

By: Ghazbanpour, Jassem (compilation and pictures) (translated by Mino Alian)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Tehran, Tiss Publication: 1380 [2001]

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 22421

ISBN: 964-92475-1-3

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[very slight fraying to cloth at top of spine, otherwise a nice copy with no discernible wear; jacket has a handful of small edge-tears with occasional associated creasing (all pretty minor)]. (color photographs, floor plans) A photographic survey of many different styles of Iranian houses. Text and captions in both English and Persian (Farsi). PLEASE NOTE that additional postage will be requested for this very heavy book if shipping to a destination outside the U.S. (Domestic Media Mail shipping is at no charge.) View more info

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The Culture of Silence: Architecture's Fifth Dimension

By: Quantrill, Malcolm, and Bruce Webb, eds.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: College Station TX, Texas A&M University Press: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17519

ISBN: 0-89096-785-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, just the teensiest bit of handling wear to book and jacket]. (Studies in Architecture and Culture, No. 4) Series (B&W photographs, architectural drawings) "The intent of these essays is to explore the notion of a 'culture of silence' through the basis of the architectural culture of modern Finland." Architects whose work is discussed and analyzed in connection with this theme include Alvar Aalto, Reima Pietilä, Juha Leiviska, Gunnar Asplund and Renzo Piano. View more info

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A Constructed View: The Architectural Photography of Julius Shulman

By: Rosa, Joseph; with an essay by Esther McCoy

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Rizzoli International Publications: 2008

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 22625

ISBN: 0847817776

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[top corners bumped, otherwise as-new]. (B&W and color photographs) A survey of the work of "one of the great masters of modern architectural photography," this lavishly-illustrated volume (a reprint of a work originally published by Rizzoli in 1994) presents "an overview of Shulman's career and photographic oeuvre [and] emphasizes his mother of 'constructing' photographic views. These constructions, which complemented his innate ability to compose striking photographs, often transcend reality to capture the spirit, time, and place of a work of architecture." ***Additional sh... View more info

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Offices in the Sky

By: Shultz, Earle, and Walter Simmons

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13105

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[terrific copy, tight and clean, appears unread, no discernible wear; jacket shows very light edgewear, minor scuffing to spine]. (B&W photographs) "The story of the American tall building, its development, its history, its mission -- a big story underlying the advance of business and industry and the growth of cities." (++) View more info

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500 Small Houses of the Twenties

By: Smith, Henry Atterbury, comp.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 22632

ISBN: 0-486-26300-2

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean book, a few tiny pen-indentations on front cover, slight bends at corners of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs, line illustrations) "This outstanding book presents 500 small-home designs of the 1920s as they appeared in a major architectural publication of 1923. Many are by leading domestic architects of the period. Each design is presented in a handsome perspective drawing or photograph, along with floor plans and a description of its principal features." An unabridged reprint of the 1923 book "The Books of a Thousand Homes, Vol. I: 500 Small House Plans." View more info