First Edition of Blurred Zones; Inscribed by Architect Peter Eisenman
New York: Monacelli Press, 2003.
First edition. Folio, original gray cloth. Inscribed by architect Peter Eisenman. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
n the late 1980s, the New York-based office Eisenman Architects, led by architect and educator Peter Eisenman, shifted from an investigation of "artificial excavations" as an architectural tool to a conscious pursuit of a concept he called "blurring." Blurring is not a visual effect but rather deals with affect, that is, a strategy for exploring a mind/body relationship in architecture that displaces the conventional or expected experience of space. Blurring has many different definitions -- the between, the interstitial -- and takes many different forms in the work.
New York: Monacelli Press, 2005.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original wrappers as issued. In fine condition. Signed by Peter Eisenman on the half-title page.
New York: Monacelli Press, 2006.
First edition of this monograph of architect Peter Eisenman that illustrates from his first work, “House I” (1960), to his most recent projects, currently under construction in the United States, Spain and Germany. The book is centered on sixty-three of Eisenman’s most significant projects, paired by essays from international architects and critics Greg Lynn, Stan Allen, Sarah Whiting and Guido Zuiliani, and is rounded out by a complete projects index and bibliography. Signed by Peter Eisenman. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “To Chris and Kathy, Dear friends and neighbors! Nathan May 3, 2007.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
London: Methuen, 1952.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Welles as Othello. Inscribed by Orson Welles and with a painting (self-portrait) done by him across the front endpaper and flyleaf is likely a self-portrait of Welles in black, purple and yellow paint and is inscribed “For Lennie with much love and a tiny pinch of salt Orson.” The recipient, New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons was an early champion of Welles and the two were close friends for decades. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable with such a warm inscription by one of the finest actors of the twentieth century.
Palm Beach, Florida: R.O. Davies Publishing Company, Inc, 1929.
First edition. Quarto, original black cloth, printed in intaglio brown on India Warren’s cameo book paper in the plant of the Palm Beach Daily News, gilt title to the front panel. Illustrated with 117 black and white photographic plates. Foreword by Oscar G. Davies and with an introduction by architect Howard Major. In near fine condition with only light rubbing.