"the greatest building of our time" (Philip Johnson) First Edition of Frank Gehrys Monograph on the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; Signed by Him
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Item Number: 4597
New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1998.
First edition. Quarto, original boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by Frank Gehry at the preface.
Wonderfully Illustrated throughout- photographs and sketches of this architectural masterpiece and landmark of which Philip Johnson called, "the greatest building of our time."
Other Books by this Author
New York: Monacelli Press, 1998.
First edition.Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004.
First edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed and dated in 2005 by Frank Gehry on the title page.
First Edition of the First Monograph on Frank Gehry's Masterpiece The Walt Disney Concert Hall; Signed by Him
New York: Abrams, 2003.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page.
New York: Electra, 2003.
First paperback edition. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers. In fine condition. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page.
New York: Abrams, 2001.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Fine in near fine jacket that is slightly bumped on the lower spine. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page.
New York: Rizzoli, 2005.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page. Illustrated and with commentary by Gehry throughout.
New York: Rizzoli, 1999.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrations throughout. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page. Edited by Mildred Friedman. Essay by Michael Sorkin. Commentary by Gehry throughout.
"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness": First Edition of The Architecture of Frank Gehry; Inscribed by Frank Gehry
New York: Rizzoli Publishers, 1986.
First edition of this early monograph of the work of renowned architect Frank Gehry. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Inscribed and dated in 2005 by Frank Gehry. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"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. 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 near fine condition with some light rubbing and wear. A very nice example.
“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.