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History of the Skyscraper
Archaeology and Architecture Press, Paris 1929 - Rebound, new half binding in black goat and gilt spine titles, original dark green cloth relaid onto strong boards with original gold cover ornamentation. Approx. 200 pp.; 134 bw plates, 72 pp. of text. Oversize and very heavy. Original edition. Includes information on the origin and evolution of the skyscraper, including skeleton construction and Classical, Gothic, and modern styles of architecture; Discusses the New York Building Zone Resolution and other city planning acts, and also poses the question "Should construction of skyscrapers be prohibited, encouraged, or simply guided and controlled?" (with thoughts by Thomas Hastings, Henry Curran, Harvey Wiley Corbett, and John Sloan); Oversized, approx. 14" x 18.5" Good+, new binding is strong, page edges fragile and may have light stains or small tears. Ex-lib., with faint small circular stamps, inoffensive. Light discoloration at bottom page edges) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
Last Found On: 2015-11-18           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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