• Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Acclaimed Photographer Steve Horan on the People of Yellowstone.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Acclaimed Photographer Steve Horan on the People of Yellowstone.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome acclaimed photographer Steve Horan for a discussion and book signing on his new book of photography: People of Yellowstone.

Steve Horan has spent over five years photographing the people who work in and around Yellowstone National Park including wranglers, researchers, rangers and coach drivers. 

The culmination of this work: The People […]

By |November 17th, 2018|Americana, Events, History, Photography|Comments Off on Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Acclaimed Photographer Steve Horan on the People of Yellowstone.
  • The Florida Architecture of Addison Mizner

The Florida Architecture of Addison Mizner

An architect who excelled at transforming an architectural fantasy into a practical, livable home, Addison Mizner was one of the most original and influential designers America has produced. The houses, clubs, and shops he built for the clients of Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Florida, evince a brilliant grasp of how to blend a building […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Art and Architecture, Creating a Collection, Design, For the love of books, Photography, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Florida Architecture of Addison Mizner

10 Gifts for Book Lovers in Fall

Autumn is a special season. The leaves are changing, the cold is coming, and nothing sounds better than curling up near the fire with a mug of hot cider and a good book. If you have any birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions coming up this fall season, here are a few rare finds that […]

By |October 30th, 2015|Children's Literature, For the love of books, Gift Ideas, Photography, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on 10 Gifts for Book Lovers in Fall
  • A thousand words…

A thousand words…

In my humble opinion, Irving Penn was a masterful and innovative photographer. He captured the world in very different ways and gave us new ways of looking at ordinary things. His photography books have become quite desirable for collectors. Here I have highlighted some of his books as well as some of the photos that […]

By |March 2nd, 2010|Art and Architecture, Creating a Collection, For the love of books, Photography|Comments Off on A thousand words…
  • Collecting Photography Books

Collecting Photography Books

I was going to write a few thoughts on collecting photography books, but I believe that Mike Johnston on photo.net summarized it extremely well. If you are new to collecting or to collecting photography books, this is a wonderful article to read and I have copied part of it here:

Photography books are arguably one of […]

By |March 2nd, 2010|Art and Architecture, Creating a Collection, For the love of books, Photography|Comments Off on Collecting Photography Books