Richard Meier: Buildings and Projects 1979 – 1989.
Item Number: 874
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.
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
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.
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.
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, 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: 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.
New York: Rizzoli, 1991.
First edition. Warmly inscribed by Richard Meier on the title page. Also signed by Kenneth Frampton who contributed an essay to this monograph. 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.
“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.
Large Lithograph of Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Albert Schweitzer; Signed by Him and Artist William Sharp
Signed by the artist William Sharp in pencil. Inscribed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer, “A Mr John Zuber avec mes bonnes pensees Albert Schweitzer. Lambarene 13. Juin 1960.” The translation reads, “To Mr John Zuber with my good wishes Albert Schweitzer Lambarene 13th June 1960.” Schweitzer received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life”, expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa. The lithograph measures 14.5 inches by 11.5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 22.5 inches. A unique piece, rare and desirable.