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Butler,David M.
22pp.previous owner's signature fep. Slight mark to rear cover.
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, 1982, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0950333522
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Inventory #23455
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.82 approx. - € 6.63 approx.)
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Geipel, Kaye
The text is in both English and German. The prize-winning design, of which all can be seen from the outside is a glass cube making an impact over a distance and defining the urban situation, solved the enormous space problem of a collection of contemporary art, including 15000 works. 91pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 9783936681062
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Inventory #20024
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.58 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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Renata Calz & Patrizio Corno
The fact that there is Gypsy architecture may surprise quite a few people, for Gypsies are regarded as nomads who roam through the world and settle now here, now there, never stay long in one place, and consider everything that normal citizens find important to be an unreasonable restriction of their freedom. Nevertheless, in southeastern Europe, there exists a remarkable architecture created by Gypsies. It seems to have been created from a dream: Unreal, abstruse, and colourful, it is a composition of all the architectural styles of this world. Uninfluenced by any deeper knowledge of architectural culture, each family head chose the style, size and finishings on the basis of his own personal tastes or memories of travels, houses and things seen in other countries. The result has been the creation of bizarre and fantastic jumbles of buildings that it is hard to classify in terms of western stylistic features. Very often the houses are the result of enormous jigsaw puzzles created from an assembly of images or photographs of various different buildings, and their execution precisely follows these crazy guidelines, perhaps because they are incomprehensible to those carrying out the project. Otherwise, how could one possibly explain Indian-style roofs crowning neoclassical buildings, mansard roofs on structures of improbable style, Frenchified Chinese pagodas, heterogeneous assemblies of diverse and contrasting elements. The structures, the villas gradually soften their bizarre and fantastic imagery the closer they are built to European countries. Undoubtedly, the cultural influence of neighbouring countries already immersed in the culture and lifestyle of Europe has helped to 'contaminate' the owners and bring their dwellings, the expression of their wishes, more into line with the ruling culture. What, however, remains staggering is the quality of the execution of the complex decorations, of the architectural elements and buildings that are very often contrasting, of widely differing facades surmounted by steepling roofs of no practical use whose only function is to represent, through their lack of proportion and absolute needlessness, the financial and social power of the family. Besides pieces of sculpture that are undoubtedly ritual and symbolic and originating from Indian culture, suns with spiny rays, various forms of pinnacle, geometrical moons, zoomorphic decorations, the tops of the roofs bear metalwork inscriptions giving the date of building and the name of the family or that of the wife, symbolising a desire for display and the proclamation of ownership. 156pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9783936681123
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Inventory #21527
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.58 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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Ostman, Ronald E.
Having unearthed caches of rare historic photographs of Cornell University, the authors offer readers a dazzling visual trek through a century of Cornell's history. The book features nearly 200 beautifully printed duotone photographs, comparing views from Cornell's past with identical scenes from the present day. A carefully researched, behind-the-scenes narrative describes the spectacular changes that have altered the face of the campus, and the captivating legends rooted within the gothic towers and gabled roofs. 158pp.Bottom right corners slightly rubbed.
Mcbooks Press Inc., 2003, Card Covers/Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1590130456
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Inventory #20396
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Ziffer, Alfred
Text in German & English. Ernst Leitz was taking the prototype for the legendary Leica camera to be tested in North America when 'Haus Friedwart' in his hometown of Wetzlar was begun. The architect, Bruno Paul (1874-1968) was a sought-after designer of challenging interior designs and architect of grand upper-middle class houses and public buildings. By means of wood panelling, fittings and the design of ceilings, he gives every room a special character. Details such as door handles, radiator screens and lamps remain today, as does all the furniture designed for the house. This building is therefore a unique example of Bruno Paul's special art, which, through zigzag lines, twin arches and star forms, represents an early example of Art Deco.
Edition Axel Menges, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9783932565670
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Inventory #19554
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.58 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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