Signed By Pritzker Prize Winning Architect Rem Koolhaas
Delirious New York.
Item Number: 5507
New York: Monacelli Press, 1994.
First edition of the re-issue of the architect’s magnum opus. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by Rem Koolhaas on the title page. In very good condition.
"Manhattan, Koolhaas writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta stone . . . occupied by architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller Center, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio City Music Hall)." One of the great architectural classics of the second half of the 20th century.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Monacelli Press, 1995.
First edition. Thick octavo, original silver boards with yellow lettering to the spine and frontispiece. Issued without a dust jacket. Signed by both Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau. In very good condition that shows light wear.
London: Thames & Hudson, 1978.
First British edition of Rem Koolhaas’ masterpiece on the architectural design of one of the most celebrated cities in the world.. Folio, original boards. Signed by Rem Koolhaas on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a single closed tear.
New York: Taschen, 2001.
First editions of both volumes 1 and 2. In near fine condition, issued without dust jackets. Both volumes are signed by Rem Koolhaas.
"The Metropolis strives to reach a mythical point where the world is completely fabricated by man, so that it absolutely coincides with his desires": First Edition of Rem Koolhaas Delirious New York; Signed by Him
New York: Oxford University, 1978.
First edition of Rem Koolhaas’ masterpiece on the architectural design of one of the most celebrated cities in the world.. Folio, original cloth. Signed by Rem Koolhaas on the title page. Laid in is a lecture pamplet given by Koolhaas. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Black and White photograph taken by Pach Brothers of architect Marcel Breuer. Boldly signed by Breuer on the lower left. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.8 inches by 21 inches. Rare and desirable.
"A seminal work on garden design": First Edition of Edith Wharton's Italian Villas and Their Gardens
New York: The Century Company, 1904.
First edition of Wharton’s classic treatise on “Italian garden-magic.” Quarto, original dark green cloth, top edge gilt. With 45 full-page plates, including 26 illustrations by Maxfield Parrish (15 in color), seven in-text and 19 black-and-white photographic illustrations. In very good condition with some light rubbing and wear. A nice example.
"Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision": First Edition of Dali; Signed by Salvador Dali with a Drawing of Don Quixote
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1968.
First edition of this lavishly illustrated work on Salvador Dali. Quarto, original illustrated boards, 271 illustrations, with 80 color plates and 23 in toned gravure. Boldly signed on the title page and its integral leaf by Dali, with a large drawing of Don Quixote with his horse Rocinante. Arranged and edited by Max Gerard. Translated from the French Eleanor R. Morse. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed and with a drawing by Dali.
"For thousands of years, human beings have communicated with one another in the language of dress": First Edition of The Language Of Clothes; Signed by Alison Lurie
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.