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  • FLEETING MOMENTS: Nature and Culture in American History. by Barth, Gunther.
    Barth, Gunther.
    FLEETING MOMENTS: Nature and Culture in American History.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A study which "identifies fleeting moments of concord between nature and culture in the course of American history. During the search for the Wilderness Passage, the progress of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the building of park cemeteries and big city parks, Americans realized that nature was not merely a force to be reckoned with, not merely a resource to be exploited, but also an integral component of their lives. Through the engineering of nature and culture in the urban environment, the energetic attempts to conserve large-scale nature in the United States emerged as an offspring of the big city." INSCRIBED (in French) on the title page by the author. Sources, notes, index. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-195062965.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some wear/damage to the lower edge of the bottom board and to the fold of the rear flap of the dj, but otherwise tight and clean.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 65074
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  • ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD: Its History and Social Meaning. by Michell, George, editor.
    Michell, George, editor.
    ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD: Its History and Social Meaning.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - "A panoramic survey of the entire field of Islamic architecture, from mosques to markets, from citadels to cemeteries, with the emphasis upon function and meaning rather than upon chronology and style. . . The book concludes with a comprehensive inventory of the key buildings of the Islamic world - 250 examples divided geographically." Texts by Ernst J Grube, James Dickie, Oleg Grabar, Eleanor Sims, Ronald Lewcock, Dalu Jones, Guy T Peterbridge. 758 illustrations, 112 in full color. Double-page map of the Islamic heartlands showing the main trade and hajj routes, glossary, bibliography, index, illustrated end-papers. Large format. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-688-033245.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Errata slip laid in.

    Book ID: 50532
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