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
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.
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.
"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.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “To Chris and Kathy, Dear friends and neighbors! Nathan May 3, 2007.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
London: Methuen, 1952.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Welles as Othello. Inscribed by Orson Welles and with a painting (self-portrait) done by him across the front endpaper and flyleaf is likely a self-portrait of Welles in black, purple and yellow paint and is inscribed “For Lennie with much love and a tiny pinch of salt Orson.” The recipient, New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons was an early champion of Welles and the two were close friends for decades. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable with such a warm inscription by one of the finest actors of the twentieth century.
Jerusalem: Yad Vashem Publications, 2006.
First edition. Quarto, original boards, illustrated throughout. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To John Rogers with best wishes Moshe Safdie April 24 2015.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Contributors include: Joan Ockman, Moshe Safdie, Avner Shalev and Elie Wiesel.
“The patio is the most distinctive feature of the Palm Beach home. It is a room open to th sky, yet always shaded, where the soft, balmy weather days and lovely nights may be enjoyed to their fullest extent”: first edition of palm beach villas with an introduction by howard major
Palm Beach, Florida: R.O. Davies Publishing Company, Inc, 1929.
First edition. Quarto, original black cloth, printed in intaglio brown on India Warren’s cameo book paper in the plant of the Palm Beach Daily News, gilt title to the front panel. Illustrated with 117 black and white photographic plates. Foreword by Oscar G. Davies and with an introduction by architect Howard Major. In near fine condition with only light rubbing.