First edition of building the getty; Signed by Architect Richard Meier
Building the Getty.
Item Number: 1911
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page, “with best wishes Richard Meier.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Richard Meier won both the Pritzker Prize (1984) and the AIA Gold Medal (1997). He has built the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, the City Hall and Central Library, and The Hague Getty Center, Los Angeles. Meier builds onto the style of the mid-20th century architects. The early work of Le Corbusier is a particular inspiration, and most of Meier's work has been inspired by Corbusier's idea, more at least, than anyone. Of course, Meier expanded from his predecessor. Some examples are the Villa Savoye and the Swiss Pavilion.
Other Books by this Author
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990.
First Edition of this monograph of the architects projects compiled from the late 1970’s to the 1980’s. Inscribed and dated by Richard Meier. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Zurich: Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, 1982.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original wrappers. Signed by Richard Meier on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows very light wear to the extremities.
New York: Rizzoli, 2006.
First edition of this monograph that details the museum projects undertaken by Richard Meier. Folio, original boards. Signed by Richard Meier. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Edition of Richard Meier: Buildings and Projects 1966-1976; Signed by the Pritzker Award-winning Architect
New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed by Richard Meier on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some light wear.
New York: Rizzoli, 1995.
First edition. Folio, original cloth. Signed by Frank Stella on the half title page. Light rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original boards. Inscribed by Richard Meier on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Rizzoli Press, 1991.
First edition of volume two of the works of Richard Meier. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Inscribed and dated by Richard Meier and by Kenneth Frampton on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.
"Charm is a grace. Some lucky people are born with it, but you can earn it": First edition of Eleanore King's Guide to Glamor; Inscribed by her to actress Vivien Leigh
New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1957.
First edition of Eleanore King’s comprehensive guide to charm and poise. Quarto, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by her to actress Vivien Leigh in the year of publication, “For Lovely Vivien Leigh who is the essence of anyone’s “Guide To Glamor.” With every good wish, Eleanore King Kalmus.” The author of Glorify Yourself, Guide to Glamour and Mr. Technicolor, Eleanor King Kalmus became a famous Hollywood beauty consultant in Los Angeles in the early 1950’s, developing close relationships with many of the most iconic actresses of the era, including Vivien Leigh. Eleanore King’s daughter, Eleanore Cammack King, later went on to play “Bonnie Blue Butler”, the headstrong daughter of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara (played by Clarke Gable and Vivienne Leigh) in the 1939 epic American historical romance Gone with the Wind at the age of five. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few closed tears and chips to the spine. Jacket photography by Burt Owen. A unique association copy.
“Dear Barbara, you remind me of myself and I wish us both that you remain that way": Photograph of Ayn Rand; Inscribed by Her to Barbara Branden
Large signed photograph of Ayn Rand. Inscribed by her to Barbara Branden, “Dear Barbara, you remind me of myself and I wish us both that you remain that way – With love -Ayn June 21, 1951.” While living in New York during the early 1950’s, the recipient, Barbara, and her future husband, Nathaniel Branden, befriended Rand and her husband Frank O’Connor. Not only would the couple go on to become major proponents of Objectivism (establishing the Nathaniel Branden Institute in 1958 with Barbara serving as Rand’s assistant), but their personal lives would be dramatically intertwined with Rand’s. Begrudgingly sanctioned by both Barbara and Frank, Nathaniel began an affair with Ayn in 1954. The secret couple had a very public break in 1968, almost certainly due to Branden’s affair with actress Patrecia Scott who he later married. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Matted and framed, which measures 17.5 inches by 19.5 inches. Photographs signed by Rand are rare.
Photographic portrait of Henry James by John Singer Sargent, boldly signed by James and Sargent. The portrait measures 10.5 inches by 13 inches. Double matted and framed. In fine condition. Rare and desirable signed by both James and Sargent.
First edition of Ackermann's Historical Sketch of Moscow; With the 12 original hand-colored aquatint plates; In the rare original boards
R. Ackermann, 1813.
First edition of this stunning work. Folio, original boards. Illustrated with 12 hand-colored aquatint plates. This work was issued in both colored and black and white plates. Rare in this colored state and in the original boards. Abbey Travel 224; Tooley 262.