Architecture + Process: Gehry Talks; Signed by Frank Gehry
Architecture + Process: Gehry Talks.
Item Number: 517
New York: Rizzoli, 2005.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page. Illustrated and with commentary by Gehry throughout.
Gehry Talks: Architecture + Process documents Gehry's work from 1988 to the present, tracing his evolution from a Southern California architect known for his idiosyncratic use of materials, as well as his collaborations with local artists, to an international figure who is redefining modernism with his sculpturally expressionistic work.
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New York: Rizzoli, 1999.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrations throughout. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page. Edited by Mildred Friedman. Essay by Michael Sorkin. Commentary by Gehry throughout.
First Edition of the First Monograph on Frank Gehry's Masterpiece The Walt Disney Concert Hall; Signed by Him
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003.
First edition of this volume on Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Preface by Deborah Borda. Introduction by Frank Gehry. With essays by Richard Koshalek and Dana Hutt, Carol McMichael Reese, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Michael Wood. Photography by Grant Mudford.
New York: Abrams, 2001.
First edition of this work on the architect Frank Gehry. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page. Fine in near fine dust jacket.
"the greatest building of our time" (Philip Johnson) First Edition of Frank Gehrys Monograph on the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; Signed by Him
New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1998.
First edition. Quarto, original boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by Frank Gehry at the preface.
New York: Electra, 2003.
First paperback edition. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers. In fine condition. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004.
First edition of the Canadian-born American architect’s book of architectural drawings. Octavo, original cloth, silver endpapers, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For William, Frank Gehry 2005.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Essays by Horst Bredekamp, Rene Daalder, and Mark Rappolt. Commentary by Frank Gehry, Edwin Chan, and Craig Webb. Edited by Mark Rappolt and Robert Violette.
Portrait of George Washington after Gilbert Stuart, American School, late 19th century oil on canvas portrait of President George Washington, after the Athaneum portrait by Gilbert Stuart. Housed in a Victorian giltwood frame with floral carved corner ornaments and oval opening. The entire piece measures 35 inches by 40 inches. An exceptional piece.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1974.
First edition of Campbell’s major study of the mythology of the world’s high civilizations over five millennia. Folio, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Inscribed by Joseph Campbell on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the spine.
"In this brief life of ours, it is sad to do almost anything for the last time": Large Signed Portrait Photograph Signed by Charles Dickens
Large oval portrait photograph measures 20 inches by 116 inches. Matted in a contemporary frame which measures 25.5. inches by 29.5 inches. Signed “Charles Dickens (with a large flourish) Boston Sixth March 1868.” In 1867, Charles Dickens began his second American reading tour at Boston’s Tremont Temple, where an enthusiastic audience delighted in some of his most notable works, members of the audience included legendary literary stars such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Although Dickens was in declining health, he embarked on an ambitious travel schedule across the United States. Dickens returned to Boston once more before concluding his U.S. tour in New York City. When Charles Dickens arrived in Boston on November 19, 1867, the celebrated English author spent several days at the Parker House hotel recuperating from the voyage. As conscientious a performer as he was a writer, Dickens had prepared diligently for his performances, redrafting and memorizing key passages from his books especially for these engagements. He used a book only as a prop; he was so familiar with the material that he could improvise with ease. However, during his 1867-1868 tour he was plagued with Flu-like symptoms, insomnia, and an inflammation of his foot, which forced him to walk with a cane. During his last tours in 1868, Dickens confined much of his performances to the New England area. Dickens was grateful for the income he desperately needed from his readings, which generated $140,000, close to $2,000,000 today; but he longed for home. On April 8, 1868, Dickens gave the last performance of the tour. Prolonged applause followed the reading. He closed by telling the audience, “In this brief life of ours, it is sad to do almost anything for the last time… Ladies and gentlemen, I beg most earnestly, most gratefully, and most affectionately, to bid you, each and all, farewell.” He died two years later, having written 14 novels, several of which are considered classics of English literature. A desirable piece of Victorian literary history.
First Edition of John Steuart Curry's Pageant of America; With a Two Page Original Painting by Curry; Signed by Him
New York: American Artists Group, 1943.
First edition of this work on the artist of John Steuart Curry. Octavo, original cloth. With a two page original watercolor by John Steuart Curry of cows in a pasture. It is inscribed, “For Madeline and Tom John Steuart Curry.” Rare and desirable with such a large painting.