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Architectural Digest Volume XVI, Number 4 (c1955), Architecturaql Digest
1 Architecturaql Digest Architectural Digest Volume XVI, Number 4 (c1955)
Los Angeles, CA John C. Brasfield 1955 Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is a folio sized magazine with heavy illustrated covers and a glued spine. The spine ends and corners of the magazine covers have edge wear, rubbing and nicking. The bottom spine end has a one inch deep chip and the top edge has tearing to both front and rear spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. 
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European And Japanese Gardens Papers Read before the American Institute of Architects, Brown, Glenn (editor) A. D. F. Hamlin, R. Clipston Sturgis, John Galen Howard, K. Honda
2 Brown, Glenn (editor) A. D. F. Hamlin, R. Clipston Sturgis, John Galen Howard, K. Honda European And Japanese Gardens Papers Read before the American Institute of Architects
Philadelphia, PA Henry T. Coates & Co. 1902 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some ground-in dirt to the book covers, along with some lightish toning to the spine of the book. The text pages aer clean and bright. There is some spotting to the foredge of the text block. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. "Only within a very recent period have architects of the United States appreciated the fact that the garden should be designed in connection with the house. To encourage and popularize this fact the Committee of Arrangements for the Thirty-fourth Annual Convention of the American Institute of Architects determined to make the subject of Gardens one of the principal topics of consideration." 
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Draftsman's Manual How Can I Learn Architecture? Hints to Enquirers and Directions in Draftsmanship, Camp, F. T.
3 Camp, F. T. Draftsman's Manual How Can I Learn Architecture? Hints to Enquirers and Directions in Draftsmanship
New York F. T. Camp 1879 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small pamphlet with thin paper covers and side stapling. This pamphlet is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have several edge tears, nicks and wrinkles. The text pages are clean and bright, though the first several pages have wrinkling and tearing as well. The title page includes an ink stamped firm name from the Architectural firm of N. H. Wheeler in Santa Fe, NM. This copy is dated 1879 - which is earlier than copies listed in references and also earlier than the first copy listed in Worldcat. There is a wonderful section at the end with hints for architects, and also a list of reading material for draftsmen / architects. Scarce. 
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Make It Yourself: Architectural Models, Forman, Robert
4 Forman, Robert Make It Yourself: Architectural Models
London, England The Studio 1946 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This s a small format book. The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is toning to the front endpaper. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge nicks an a couple of small edge chips missing. "Model-Making ability is a valuable asset to every artist who aspires to industrial design and an absorbing hobby for amateur." 
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Nine Chains To The Moon, Fuller, R. Buckminster
5 Fuller, R. Buckminster Nine Chains To The Moon
New York Doubleday Anchor 1971 Reprint Paperback Very Good+ 
This is a trade sized paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the edges of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked initials on the half title page. "This title of this book was chosen to encourage and stimulate the broadest attitude toward thought - if in imagination, all of the people of the world were to stand upon one another's shoulders, they would make nine complete chains between the earth and the moon. If it is not so far to the moon, then it is not so far to the limits, - whatever, whenever or wherever they may be." "Fuller taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina during the summers of 1948 and 1949, serving as its Summer Institute director in 1949. There, with the support of a group of professors and students, he began reinventing a project that would make him famous: the geodesic dome. Although the geodesic dome had been created some 30 years earlier by Dr. Walther Bauersfeld, Fuller was awarded United States patents. He is credited for popularizing this type of structure. One of his early models was first constructed in 1945 at Bennington College in Vermont, where he frequently lectured. In 1949, he erected his first geodesic dome building that could sustain its own weight with no practical limits. It was 4.3 meters (14 feet) in diameter and constructed of aluminium aircraft tubing and a vinyl-plastic skin, in the form of an icosahedron. To prove his design, Fuller suspended from the structure's framework several students who had helped him build it. The U. S. Government recognized the importance of his work, and employed his firm Geodesics, Inc. In Raleigh, North Carolina to make small domes for the Marines. Within a few years there were thousands of these domes around the world." 
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Rooftrees Or the Architectural History of an American Family, Goodwin, Philip Lippincott
6 Goodwin, Philip Lippincott Rooftrees Or the Architectural History of an American Family
Philadelphia, PA J. B. Lippincott Company 1933 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- Ex-Library 
Color & B&W; Ex Library Copy. This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There are several library stamps (top edge, front endpaper title page) and a library card pocket on the front endpaper. The book itself is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition in a sturdy library binding. The text pages are clean and bright. "It is the story of one Ozias Goodwin, of Braintree, Essex, who migrated to the United States in 1637. It shows the house that he lived in, Boone's Manor, and after an interval of more than a century and a half, the houses his descendants lived in or built, described here one after the other." 
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Crusader Castles, Kennedy, Hugh
7 Kennedy, Hugh Crusader Castles
Cambridge, England Cambridge University Press 1995 Reprint Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "This is a general account of the history and architecture of Crusader castles in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. County of Tripoli and Principality of Antioch between 1099 and 1291, the years during which the Crusaders had a permanent presence on the Levantine coast." 
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A Logbuilder's Handbook, Langsner, Drew
8 Langsner, Drew A Logbuilder's Handbook
Emmaus, PA Rodale Press 1982 3rd Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers and the corners of the front covers have some light creasing. The text pages are clean and bright. "Drew and his wife, Louise, own and operate Country Workshops, a secluded 100 acre farm located in the Appalachian Mountains where they offer woodworking classes. The Country Workshops experience is much more than a traditional woodworking class. It is an opportunity for woodworkers to experience the quiet beauty, friendly company and delicious meals reminiscent of simpler times when woodworking with hand tools was a part of everyday life." 
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The Column and The Arch  Essays on Architectural History, Longfellow, William P.P.
9 Longfellow, William P.P. The Column and The Arch Essays on Architectural History
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1899 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The covers have some generalized rubbing to the covers and spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a rectangle of acid burning to the reverse of the front endpaper from a laid in newspaper article. The foredge and bottom edges of the text pages are uncut. "Some of these essays have been already printed, and I have to thank the proprietors of the American Architect and the Architectural Record for permission to repeat them here; others of htem appear now for the first time. I have brought them together with the wish to trace in sequence the main thread that binds the successive phases of Europeean architecture, and the evolution of the two leading features of its forms..." 
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Shelter for Living, Pickering, Ernest
10 Pickering, Ernest Shelter for Living
New York John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 1941 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There are two largish spots on the rear cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. "This book was written pirmarily for students in schools of architecture and home economics, and for architects, builders, and prospective home owners. Although it is directed chiefly to those who plan, build, remodel, and occupy, or hope to occupy, single-family detached dwellings, it should be of value to those who must select, evaluate, and live in rented houses or apartments." "Ernest Pickeringtaught at University of Cincinnati from 1925 and from 1946 served as Dean of the newly created College of Applied Arts (now DAAP); author of well-known books on architectural design; served as President of Cincinnati Chapter of AIA, 1930-1932." 
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Your Engineered House, Roberts, Rex
11 Roberts, Rex Your Engineered House
New York M. Evans and Company, Inc. 1964 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; The book design is by Edward Gorey. The book is in Very Good condition and Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The top spine end has several edge tears and some beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has edge tears, nicks and rubbing to the spine and flap joints. The spine of the dust jacket has noticeable fading. "The author of this book is a builder who believes that a house is as personal a thing as a suit of clothing; that it should fit the needs and personalities of those who live in it, and that it should wear well over a long period of time. He believes furthermore that it is possible, even on a tight budget, to avoid the rubber stamp look and achieve the dream house—providing, of course, that the dream is well thought out. Most of today's housing, he contends, offers us about half the value we should be getting for every dollar we spend. This book explains how, through proper choice of plan and materials, a family can get more house for the same money." 
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The Shingle Style and The Stick Style: Architectural Theory and Design from Downing to the Origins of Wright Revised Edition, Scully, Jr.,  Vincent J. (George A. Kubler editor)
12 Scully, Jr., Vincent J. (George A. Kubler editor) The Shingle Style and The Stick Style: Architectural Theory and Design from Downing to the Origins of Wright Revised Edition
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 1978 Revised Edition; 6th Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine and spine joints of the book cover have noticeable sunning / fading. There is some light bumping and wear to the front foredge of the book cover. "Although this book is concerned with only one phase in the development of American domestic architecture - the wooden, suburban building of the period 1872 to about 1889 - the objectives of the study are larger than these limits in time and program might seem to at first to indicate." 
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Design Process & Communications A Case Study, Straub, Calvin C.
13 Straub, Calvin C. Design Process & Communications A Case Study
Dubuque, IA Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Company 1982 2nd Edition Spiral bound Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oblong, oversized book with a spiral binding. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers are mostly clean and bright, but with some minor bumping and rubbing to the cover edges, aand the rear cover has light generalized toning and ground-in dirt. "Calvin Chester Straub FAIA (March 16, 1920 – 1998) was an American-born architect who had significant impact on architecture as both a designer and an educator. His modesty, confidence, passion for life, and no-nonsense approach resonated with a generation that, like himself, came of age in the World War II era. His influence extended through four subsequent generations as a popular professor of Architecture. Straub was a professor of architecture at University of Southern California (1946–1961) and Arizona State University (1961–1988). As a senior partner at Buff, Straub and Hensman, he joined forces with his former students and USC alumni to produce an important body of work. The lifestyle magazine Sunset often featured his accomplishments, which were considered influential in shaping a post-World War II contemporary Southern California style." 
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The Medieval Castles of Ireland, Sweetman, David
14 Sweetman, David The Medieval Castles of Ireland
Rochester, NY Boydell Press 2000 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "The arrival of the Anglo-Normans in Ireland is traditionally dated to 1169. Their impact on Irish history was profound and not just political and military. They also contributed to many other spheres of activity, not least architecture." 
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Frank Lloyd Wright A Visual Encyclopedia, Thompson, Iain
15 Thompson, Iain Frank Lloyd Wright A Visual Encyclopedia
London, England PRC Publishing Ltd. 2002 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 
Color Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. "Frank Lloyd Wright is regarded as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. With a life span that extended nearly 100 years, he was certainly one of the most long-lived. Over his lifetime he witnessed an age of great change as the world moved into the machine age." 
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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF ROOFING IN AMERICA, Vogel, John N and Theodore J. Karamanski with William A. Irvine (edited and compiled by Christine Nolen Taylor)
16 Vogel, John N and Theodore J. Karamanski with William A. Irvine (edited and compiled by Christine Nolen Taylor) ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF ROOFING IN AMERICA
Rosemont, IL National Roofing Contractors Association 1986 093480902X / 9780934809023 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some very beginning toning / darkening to the edges of the front and rear endpaper edges. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears and some toning / darkening to the reverse of the rear cover. "One Hundred Years of Roofing in America traces the development of roofing in the United States from its origins as a primative, colonial trade relying largely on imported materials to an independent, innovative industry that has become one of the technological leaders in the field of construction today." 
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Ware's Modern Perspective: Plates, Ware, William R. (Robert)
17 Ware, William R. (Robert) Ware's Modern Perspective: Plates
Boston, MA William R. Ware / J. R. Osgood 1880 Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by William R. Ware 
B&W Illustrations; c1880. This is a portfolio of plates which accompany his treatise on Modern Perspective. This is a folio sized portfolio of brown cloth with three cloth ties at the edges. The portfolio is in Very Good condition, with wear, rubbing and beginning fraying to the spine ends, spine joints and corners. The cloth ties are generally clean and solid, though the tie to the rear foredge has broken close to the boards. There are 24 of the 27 plates present - all in very clean, bright condition. Also included are five pages of a "Perspective Syllabus" for the course, with the owner's initials inked at the bottom edge of the first page. Plates #11-14 are lacking. The author, William Robert Ware, is credited with designing the High Street Church in Brookline, MA, along with Harvard's Memorial and Weld Halls and several other local landmarks. In 1865, he became the first Professor of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1881 he moved to New York, where he founded the School of Architecture at Columbia University. "William Robert Ware's lifelong work as an architectural educator had an unparalleled influence on the development of the profession in America. The models he established, first at MIT and later at Columbia University, provided the foundation for numerous architectural programs throughout the country. " Only one copy of these plates are found on Worldcat at the University of Champaign Illinois. Scarce. 
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From Bauhaus To Our House, Wolfe, Tom
18 Wolfe, Tom From Bauhaus To Our House
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1981 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Today everyone (tout le monde) is looking at the past fifty years of American architecture with a new pair of eyes. As Tom Wolfe writes in his introduction to From Bauhaus to Our House, O Beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, has there ever been another place on earth where so many people of wealth and power have paid for and put up with so much architecture they detest as within thy blessed borders today?" "Wolfe also wrote two highly skeptical social histories of modern art and modern architecture, The Painted Word and From Bauhaus to Our House, in 1975 and 1981, respectively. The Painted Word mocked the excessive insularity of the art world and its dependence on what he saw as faddish critical theory, while From Bauhaus to Our House explored the negative effects of the Bauhaus style on the evolution of modern architecture." 
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FROM BAUHAUS TO OUR HOUSE, Wolfe, Tom
19 Wolfe, Tom FROM BAUHAUS TO OUR HOUSE
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1981 0374158932 / 9780374158934 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Today everyone (tout le monde) is looking at the past fifty years of American architecture with a new pair of eyes. As Tom Wolfe writes in his introduction to From Bauhaus to Our House, O Beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, has there ever been another place on earth where so many people of wealth and power have paid for and put up with so much architecture they detest as within thy blessed borders today?" 
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Woodward's Country Homes, Woodward, George E.
20 Woodward, George E. Woodward's Country Homes
New York George Woodward 1865 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; A later printing, not mentioned by Hitchcock, with thirty-four patterns. The first edition had thirty-one. This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition. There is some light rubbing and beginning fraying to the spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The yellow endpapers have some ground-in dirt and foxing. 
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Architectural Digest Volume XVI, Number 4 (c1955), Architecturaql Digest
Architectural Digest Volume XVI, Number 4 (c1955)

Design Process & Communications A Case Study, Straub, Calvin C.
Design Process & Communications A Case Study

A Logbuilder's Handbook, Langsner, Drew
A Logbuilder's Handbook

 
 
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