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: 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: 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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
New York: Rizzoli, 1991.
First Edition. Warmly Inscribed by Meier on the title page. Also signed by Kenneth Frampton who contributed an essay to this monograph. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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.
“In art, immorality cannot exist. Art is always sacred”: Autograph Letter Signed by auguste rodin one day before the opening of his first and most important exhibition in paris, france
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.
“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further”: KEITH HARING AUTOGRAPH SIGNED NOTE
Autograph note signed by Keith Haring with his address and phone number, “Keith Haring 676 Broadway NYC 10012 212-228-4096 Send me your picture – Keith” on personal stationary featuring his ‘Radiant Baby’ image. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 12.5 inches by 15.5 inches.
"WHEN THE HAMMER IS STILL, EVERYONE IN GLASGOW NEED FEEL SOME APPREHENSION": Finely Bound first edition of History of the Hammermen of Glasgow; dedicated to edward, prince of wales
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.