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.
First edition of this work on Terragni. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Inscribed by Peter Einsenman on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
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: The Monacelli Press, 2003.
First edition. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Peter Eisenman. In near fine condition.
New York: Random House, 1981.
First edition of Lurie’s classic work about the clothes we wear and what they say about us. Quarto, original cloth. Illustrated by Doris Palca. Signed by the author on the half-title page with the added words, “For thousands of years, human beings have communicated with one another in the language of dress. Alison Lurie.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Ray Cruz. A unique example.
Bronze sculpture by Paul Herzel from the New York Stock Exchange. Executed by artist Paul Herzel, signed and dated by him in 1922. It was done for Steiner Rouse Strook as members of the New York Stock Exchange.
London: Sphere Books, 1971.
First Sphere books edition of this early example of conceptual art. 12mo, original illustrated wrappers, as issued. Signed by both John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition with some light rubbing and a crease to the rear panel. The Sphere edition integrates the subject matter of Ono’s 1966 short film Bottoms. Rare and desirable signed by both Ono and Lennon.
Manuscript leaf from the book of Jeremiah, approximately 50 lines, in two columns with initial letters and decorative penwork in red and blue. Circa 14th century. The leaf measures 5.25 inches by 3.5 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 14 inches.