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Hood, Raymond
Arcady : A National Playground Where the Leaders of Contemporary Life May Sustain Their Capacity for Work by Bringing to its Utmost the Art of Rest and Recreation.
New York: Arcady Executives, 1929. Folio, original white paper spine and dark green paper over boards. [47] pp., color frontis., 29 b & w illus., 9 floor plans, map, large folding site, 25 " x 42", plan tipped-in. Scarce promotional work for this somewhat grandiose art deco recreational fantasy at Myrtle Beach, issued on the eve of the Great Depression. Its primary feature was to be a condominium-like building described as the "Main House." Also illustrated are an open-air theatre, a golf house, a beach club, a country club, and a hotel. "The basic ideas which underlie the conception of ARCADY are: to create this as the most desirable haven of rest and recreation in the whole world; to plan and to build it for the exclusive use of those who will become its owner-members; to operate it wholly upon a true and substantial business basis, and when finished in every detail of its creation, to turn it over to those who have made it possible by the purchase of participating family certificates of membership, making them its sole owners." Includes renderings and floor plans as well as picturesque photographs of the site. Designed and printed by William Edwin Rudge. CONDITION: Good, light white discoloration to front cover, spine cocked, moderate foxing to endpapers. Item #1502.
Bookseller: distantdeeps [Bath, Maine, United States]
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