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  • FOUNDATIONS AND FLAT SLABS. by Baker, Samuel; A. DeGroot, J. J. Wickham and C. E. O'Rourke.
    Baker, Samuel; A. DeGroot, J. J. Wickham and C. E. O'Rourke.
    FOUNDATIONS AND FLAT SLABS.

    Edition: First thus.

    Scranton, PA: International Textbook Company, (1941). Hardcover - 328 D : Includes three sections - foundations and pilings, design of spread footings, flat-slab design - originally published in 1933, 1935 and 1941, and paginated separately - 86, 83. 85 pp respectively. Illustrated with several charts and drawings. Green marbled end papers.

    Condition: Very good+ in black embossed boards, gilt lettering on spine, all edges tinted.

    Book ID: 71713
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  • CARNEGIE HILL: An Architectural Guide. by Carnegie Hill Neighbors
    Carnegie Hill Neighbors
    CARNEGIE HILL: An Architectural Guide.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    New York: Carnegie Hill Neighbors, Inc, (1989). SIGNED first edition - A guide to the important buildings of this Upper East Side neighborhood in New York City, illustrated with photographs and drawings. Map. Includes a history of the neighborhood, information on the architects, definitions of architectural styles and glossary. INSCRIBED inside the front cover by one of the contributors and dated in the year of publication. vi, 87 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in beige wrappers with burgundy lettering and illustration on front cover.

    Book ID: 87018
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  • HOMES IN THE EARTH: A Design Concept Associates Book. by Chalmers, Larry S. and Jeremy A. Jones
    Chalmers, Larry S. and Jeremy A. Jones
    HOMES IN THE EARTH: A Design Concept Associates Book.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1980). Includes the general principles of earth sheltered homes and 40 home designs with floor plans and comments. Oblong format. 112 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67999
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  • HOUSE PLANNING, PART 2. by Jones, William T. and David T. Jones.
    Jones, William T. and David T. Jones.
    HOUSE PLANNING, PART 2.

    Edition: First edition.

    Scranton, PA: International Correspondence Schools, 1961. First edition - This small booklet looks at general considerations in designing a house, climate control issues, types of houses and landscaping. Illustrated. 7Serial 6442B-1. 5 pp plus sample examination questions.

    Condition: Very good in stapled light blue illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82933
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  • LOUIS KAHN TO ANNE TYNG:The Rome Letters 1953-1954. by [Kahn, Louis and Tyng, Anne] edited with commentary by Anne Griswold Tyng,
    [Kahn, Louis and Tyng, Anne] edited with commentary by Anne Griswold Tyng,
    LOUIS KAHN TO ANNE TYNG:The Rome Letters 1953-1954.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Rizzoli, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of 53 letters that document the relationship between Louis Kahn and Anne Tyng, but also give a vibrant account of the experience of a brilliant young architect on the cusp of achieving international renown. 216 pp with index, illustrations, notes, photos and drawings by Louis Kahn. Large format. ISBN: 0-8478-20092.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 83113
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  • THE OWNER-BUILT POLE FRAME HOUSE. by Kern, Barbara and Ken.
    Kern, Barbara and Ken.
    THE OWNER-BUILT POLE FRAME HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes detailed step by step instructions on "how to build a simple, sturdy, attractive home without going broke." Illustrated througout with diagrams, maps, drawings and photographs. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Appendices on selecting plywood, sample plans. Glossary, index. xii, 179 pp. ISBN: 0-684167670.

    Condition: Very near fine in red boards in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 89242
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  • THE USE OF EARTH COVERED BUILDINGS: Alternatives in Energy Conservation - Proceedings and Notes of a Conference Held in Ft. Worth, Texas July 9-12, 1975 by Moreland, Frank L., editor.
    Moreland, Frank L., editor.
    THE USE OF EARTH COVERED BUILDINGS: Alternatives in Energy Conservation - Proceedings and Notes of a Conference Held in Ft. Worth, Texas July 9-12, 1975

    Edition: Early printing.

    Washington, D.C.: U. S. Government Printing Office, (1978). Includes papers by Douglas Carter, Malcolm Wells, Dean Manson, Frank Lutz and many others. Illustrated with numerous charts, graphs, drawings and photographs. Biographical sketches of contributors, bibliography (plus a supplemental bibliography dated 1979). ix, 353 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in tan illustrated wrappers (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 87019
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  • XYZ, THE ARCHITECTURE OF DAGMAR RICHTER. by Richter, Dagmar; Foreword by Anthony Vidler.
    Richter, Dagmar; Foreword by Anthony Vidler.
    XYZ, THE ARCHITECTURE OF DAGMAR RICHTER.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback original.

    New York: Princeton Architectural Press, (2001). First edition - A look at over 10 years of Richter's design practice - she is described as "one of the few architects working today who seek to radically reinvent urban design. Her work explores new solutions to architecture and planning by giving voice to elements deemed inappropriate or undesirable - traces of a site's history, contemporary photographs or drawings, and texts or spoken words. . . This book combines a descriptive, 'hyper-linked' text arrangement with drawings, models, and computer renderings of over 15 competition entries, urban design proposals, and built projects." Foreword by Anthony Vidler. Interview with Claire Zimmerman. Includes chronology 189 pp plus 1 pp list of publications by and about Richter. Printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. ISBN: 1-568982488.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self flaps.

    Book ID: 84502
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  • THE ARCHITECTURE OF VICTORIAN LONDON. by Summerson, Sir John.
    Summerson, Sir John.
    THE ARCHITECTURE OF VICTORIAN LONDON.

    Edition: First edition.

    Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - An architectural panorama of London beginning in 1837 and spanning 64 years, from the first railroads and train stations to the efficient drainage system, the first underground railroad in the world and the creation of new estate developments. Based on the Page-Barbour Lectures for 1972. Illustrated with many photographs. Map endpapers. 109 pp. ISBN: 0-813905923.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85793
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  • HOUSEBEAUTIFUL SENSATIONAL WORK SPACES by The Editors of House Beautiful Magazine; Paula Rackow, editor.
    The Editors of House Beautiful Magazine; Paula Rackow, editor.
    HOUSEBEAUTIFUL SENSATIONAL WORK SPACES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hearst Books / Sterling, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book containing hundreds of ideas - illustrated throughout with full color photographs - for creating work spaces at home in different areas, and in different styles. Large oversized format, 175 pp plus index. ISBN: 1-588161889.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 89160
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