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, 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.
Lars Müller Publishers, 2006.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original black cloth. Inscribed by Peter Eisenman on the title page. In fine condition.
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.
Large original signed sketch of Patty Swanson wearing a large pair of heels. Signed in the lower left by Charles Schulz. In very good condition, with some wear to the fold edges. A uniquely massive sketch from the Peanuts creator, made all the more uncommon by the presence of Patty, who was featured in the very first Peanuts comic strip on October 2, 1950. The sketch measures 32 inches by 35 inches. The entire piece measures 38.5 inches by 42 inches. Rare and desirable.
Autographed letter signed by August Rodin on Exposition A. Rodin Place de l’Alma letterhead. In full: “Hui madame, Oui demain matin l’exposition vers 11 heures. Je serai bonne heure de vour in. Affectueusement, Rodin” which translates as: “Dear Madame, Yes, tomorrow morning the exposition starts at 11 am. At the right moment, I will see it. Affectionately, Rodin.” Written the day before the opening of Rodin’s first solo exhibition in France at the Pavillion de l’Alma in Paris, a space specially built for the exhibition in 1900 to coincide with the Exposition Universelle, or Paris World Fair. Matted and framed with a photograph portrait of Rodin and one of his clay-sculpted female nudes. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 20.75 inches.
London: Alexander Gardner, Paisley, 1912.
First edition with calligraphic dedication page to Edward, Prince of Wales bound in, “Presented by The Master Court of the Incorporation of the Hammermen of Glasgow To His Royal Highness Edward, Prince of Wales on the occasion of his admission as an Honorary Member of the Incorporation. 9th, March 1921.” From the library of Edward, Duke of Windsor with Sotheby’s sale label, “The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, September 11 – 19, 1997.” Full red morocco by Maclehose of Glasgow with morocco turn-ins gilt. Gilt insignia to front panel, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very fine condition.
London: Charles Whittingham and Griggs, Ltd, 1923.
Elaborately bound presentation copy. Octavo, full tan morocco, elaborately gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels with black morocco inlays, cornerpieces of thistles and flowers, front panel with central crown and gilt medallion portraits of Rahere and Harvey, silk endpapers. Full-color frontispiece illustration of The Tomb of Rahere in the Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, thirty-four black and white plates with tissue guards. Presentation plate to rear free endpaper, “Presented on the Occasion of the Eight Hundredth Anniversary of the Foundation of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Stanmore, Treasurer. On Behalf of the Governor’s of the Hospital. June 1923.” From the Library of the Edward, The Duke of Windsor. Rare and desirable.