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  • 1931 TUSCHINSKI THEATER, AMSTERDAM, FIRST 10 YEARS 1921-1931 ILLUSTRATED TRIBUTE First Edition by (Abraham Tuschinski) 1931 TUSCHINSKI THEATER, AMSTERDAM, FIRST 10 YEARS 1921-1931 ILLUSTRATED TRIBUTE First Edition
    (Abraham Tuschinski)

    TUSCHINSKI THEATER 1921-1931 (Abraham Tuschinski). A tribute to its first 10 years. Published by the Tuschinski Theater Publicity Department and N.V. VOORHEEN VAN STEEL & CO., Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1931. First Edition. TEXT IN DUTCH. Hardcovers, original decorative silver foil printed boards, no dustjacket as issued, 8x11 inches (19.5x27 cm). Pagination: 105, [6] ads, [1] pages. Published on the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of the famed TUSCHINSKI THEATER located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Theater was built and operated by ABRAHAM TUSCHINSKI. Illustrated throughout with publicity photos of actors, facsimiles of documents, letters of tribute, small film stills, etc. From the book: "DIT HERDENKINGSBOEK IS SAMENGESTELD DOOR DE AFDEELING PUBLICITEIT VAN HET THEATER TUSCHINSKI, AMSTERDAM, IN SAMENWERKING MET DE N.V. VOORHEEN VAN…

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    TUSCHINSKI THEATER 1921-1931 (Abraham Tuschinski). A tribute to its first 10 years. Published by the Tuschinski Theater Publicity Department and N.V. VOORHEEN VAN STEEL & CO., Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1931. First Edition. TEXT IN DUTCH. Hardcovers, original decorative silver foil printed boards, no dustjacket as issued, 8x11 inches (19.5x27 cm). Pagination: 105, [6] ads, [1] pages. Published on the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of the famed TUSCHINSKI THEATER located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Theater was built and operated by ABRAHAM TUSCHINSKI. Illustrated throughout with publicity photos of actors, facsimiles of documents, letters of tribute, small film stills, etc. From the book: "DIT HERDENKINGSBOEK IS SAMENGESTELD DOOR DE AFDEELING PUBLICITEIT VAN HET THEATER TUSCHINSKI, AMSTERDAM, IN SAMENWERKING MET DE N.V. VOORHEEN VAN STAAL & CO., ROTTERDAM". (THIS MEMORIAL BOOK WAS CREATED BY THE PUBLICITY OF THEATER TUSCHINSKI, AMSTERDAM, IN COLLABORATION WITH N.V. VOORHEEN VAN STEEL & CO., ROTTERDAM.) ***Eleven years after this tribute to the Tuschinski Theater was published, Abraham Tuschinski was captured by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp where he was murdered.*** GOOD MINUS Condition: The covers are rubbed and soiled, the spine Is sunned and scraped, the spine ends and corner tips are worn through, there are a couple dents to the edges, nonetheless these original covers remain attractive and are doing their job well. Internally, there are some areas of age toning to the endpapers, there is a light crease to the bottom corner of the pages, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • 1951 STEEN EILER RASMUSSEN **HAND SIGNED** TOWNS & BUILDINGS First American Edition by STEEN EILER RASMUSSEN 1951 STEEN EILER RASMUSSEN **HAND SIGNED** TOWNS & BUILDINGS First American Edition
    STEEN EILER RASMUSSEN

    TOWNS AND BUILDINGS DESCRIBED in DRAWINGS and WORDS, by STEEN EILER RASMUSSEN. SIGNED by STEEN EILER RASMUSSEN in his florid calligraphy on the blank page facing the title page. Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1951. First American Edition (first published in Denmark in Danish in 1949). Hardcovers, marbled paper covered boards and brown paper covered spine, 6x9.5 inches, 202 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w drawings. GOOD Condition: Covers are worn through at the corner tips and show some rubbing, the spine has a 1/2 inch piece missing at the top of the spine, is chipped at the bottom of the spine, and is cracked but holding at the folds; internally, there is a previous owner's signature and the…

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    TOWNS AND BUILDINGS DESCRIBED in DRAWINGS and WORDS, by STEEN EILER RASMUSSEN. SIGNED by STEEN EILER RASMUSSEN in his florid calligraphy on the blank page facing the title page. Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1951. First American Edition (first published in Denmark in Danish in 1949). Hardcovers, marbled paper covered boards and brown paper covered spine, 6x9.5 inches, 202 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w drawings. GOOD Condition: Covers are worn through at the corner tips and show some rubbing, the spine has a 1/2 inch piece missing at the top of the spine, is chipped at the bottom of the spine, and is cracked but holding at the folds; internally, there is a previous owner's signature and the ghost of a small sticker on the front free endpaper, otherwise the inner pages are very nice, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. RARE SIGNED COPY of one of the seminal works of the Danish architect STEEN EILER RASMUSSEN.

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  • 1960 ORIGINAL THESIS for ARCHITECTURE DEGREE at IOWA STATE by NOTED ARCHITECT by Rober Owen Boyer 1960 ORIGINAL THESIS for ARCHITECTURE DEGREE at IOWA STATE by NOTED ARCHITECT
    Rober Owen Boyer

    A THESIS Submitted to the ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Architecture. Titled: COUNTY BUILDINGS: A COUNTY BUILDING FOR STORY COUNTY AT NEVADA, by ROGER BOYER. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1960. Original Carbon Copy, bound in black vinyl covers, 8.5x11 inches, 130 pages of text plus many architectural renderings / drawings at the rear. INCLUDED WITH THE THESIS is a 1972 Hardcover ROGER OWEN BOYER & CARL A. SCHOLZ, ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS presentation BOOK that includes resumes of Roger Boyer and others in the firm, and lists the firms projects and awards. The firm was headed by Roger Boyer and Carl Scholz. Hardcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 30 unnumbered pages. VERY GOOD condition.…

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    A THESIS Submitted to the ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Architecture. Titled: COUNTY BUILDINGS: A COUNTY BUILDING FOR STORY COUNTY AT NEVADA, by ROGER BOYER. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1960. Original Carbon Copy, bound in black vinyl covers, 8.5x11 inches, 130 pages of text plus many architectural renderings / drawings at the rear. INCLUDED WITH THE THESIS is a 1972 Hardcover ROGER OWEN BOYER & CARL A. SCHOLZ, ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS presentation BOOK that includes resumes of Roger Boyer and others in the firm, and lists the firms projects and awards. The firm was headed by Roger Boyer and Carl Scholz. Hardcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 30 unnumbered pages. VERY GOOD condition. Both the Original Thesis and the Boyer/Schulz presentation book are in VERY GOOD condition. Just lightly used. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These two books will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1960-1962 San Francisco JAPANESE CULTURAL & TRADE CENTER - ARCHIVE of PROPOSALS & REPORTS Japan Center, Western Addition 1960-1962 San Francisco JAPANESE CULTURAL & TRADE CENTER - ARCHIVE of PROPOSALS & REPORTS Japan Center, Western Addition

    JAPANESE CULTURAL & TRADE CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO. An ARCHIVE of PROPOSALS, DOCUMENTS, and PROGRESS REPORTS 1960-1962. Consists of the following: ******(1) JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER, INITIAL PROPOSAL. Plastic spiral bound Proposal, with architectural renderings, photographs, drawings, estimated costs, descriptions, reasons for building the center, etc. Illustrated softcovers, first page lists all the firms and individuals involved in the proposal, 11x14 inches, 48 unnumbered pages. Circa 1960. (2) JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER PROGRESS DESCRIPTION. Plastic spiral bound Progress Report, filled with financials including estimated costs for the various structures and shops, estimated annual operating costs, and projected annual income from the Cultural Center and its Parking Garage. Contains details of the construction progress of tenants, and discusses hoped for tenants. Illustrated throughout with…

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    JAPANESE CULTURAL & TRADE CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO. An ARCHIVE of PROPOSALS, DOCUMENTS, and PROGRESS REPORTS 1960-1962. Consists of the following: ******(1) JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER, INITIAL PROPOSAL. Plastic spiral bound Proposal, with architectural renderings, photographs, drawings, estimated costs, descriptions, reasons for building the center, etc. Illustrated softcovers, first page lists all the firms and individuals involved in the proposal, 11x14 inches, 48 unnumbered pages. Circa 1960. (2) JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER PROGRESS DESCRIPTION. Plastic spiral bound Progress Report, filled with financials including estimated costs for the various structures and shops, estimated annual operating costs, and projected annual income from the Cultural Center and its Parking Garage. Contains details of the construction progress of tenants, and discusses hoped for tenants. Illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs of proposed structures, proposed shops, etc. Softcovers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x14 inches, 66 unnumbered pages. Circa 1962. (3) JAPANESE CULTURAL AND TRADE CENTER PROPOSED PARKING GARAGES. Study and Recommendations prepared for National Braemar, Inc., by Parking Consultants Corporation, San Francisco. Dated June 1961. Discussion of costs, location, projected financials, etc.

    Illustrated with drawings, photographs and maps. Softcovers, plastic spiral bound, 10x14 inches,

    52 unnumbered pages printed on one side only. 1961. (4) JAPANESE CULTURAL & TRADE CENTER SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT on the PARKING GARAGES. Prepared for The City Of San Francisco Western Addition Parking Corporation, by Parking Consultants Corp., December 1962. Filled with financials, costs, income estimates, visitors expected, impact on the area, etc. This is a written report with no illustrations. Softcovers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 48 pages, pages printed on one side only. 1962. (5) Two carbon copies of letters written by National Braemar Inc., the developer of the Japanese Cultural & Trade Center, TO JUSTIN HERMAN of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. One is a Draft dated December 18, 1962 with CONFIDENTIAL handwritten at the top of the first page. The Draft is 4 pages long and is double spaced. The other appears to be a carbon copy of the actual letter sent to Justin Herman; it is 2 pages long but is only single spaced. There are some differences between the two. The letter that was actually sent begins: "Reference is made to our telephone conversation last Saturday evening, December 15, 1962, and our meeting in your office on Tuesday, December 18, 1962, regarding the Peace Pagoda. In this connection, I am setting forth my understanding of the arrangement we mutually agreed upon to resolve the problem of the Peace Pagoda." The bottom left corner of the second page has the statement: "Approved / Redevelopment Agency of the City / and County of San Francisco". These are both carbon copies with no actual signatures. (6) Thirty-four Newspaper articles, 32 from 1962, 2 from 1960, each either stapled or taped onto a sheet of paper, most with the date and newspaper's name handwritten on the sheet of paper to which the articles are attached. The pages are all two hole punched at the top and held in a stiff paper folder with metal tabs. The articles are all from San Francisco Bay Area papers and tell of the problems, delays, approvals, etc. of the JAPANESE CULTURAL & TRADE CENTER. The folder also has two 7.5x10 inch glossy photographs of architectural models of the proposed Japanese Cultural and Trade Center.****** The items are all in generally GOOD condition, some soiling to the covers, signs of handling, age browning to the newspaper articles, some tape remnants to one of the reports and a few other tape repairs here and there, and other general signs of use, but overall everything is complete, bright, clean and clear. A historic look at how the San Francisco Japanese Cultural and Trade Center came into being.

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  • 1966 M.I.T. MASTER THESIS in CITY PLANNING / PLAYGROUND DESIGN Architecture of Play Spaces for Children by ROBIN C. MOORE 1966 M.I.T. MASTER THESIS in CITY PLANNING / PLAYGROUND DESIGN Architecture of Play Spaces for Children
    ROBIN C. MOORE

    AN EXPERIMENT IN PLAYGROUND DESIGN, by ROBIN C. MOORE.

    Original MASTER'S THESIS: Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of City Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, November, 1966.

    Plain yellow card covers, plastic spiral bound, photocopied or mimeographed inner pages, 164 pages, pages printed on one side only.

    From the Introduction: ******The subject is an experimental playground built and studied during a seven month period, April to October 1966, in Lower Roxbury, Boston. The overall objective of the study was to produce a transferable design framework of use to playground designers in the future. The approach taken towards play was a serious one, it was assumed to have important potential influence on individual…

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    AN EXPERIMENT IN PLAYGROUND DESIGN, by ROBIN C. MOORE.

    Original MASTER'S THESIS: Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of City Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, November, 1966.

    Plain yellow card covers, plastic spiral bound, photocopied or mimeographed inner pages, 164 pages, pages printed on one side only.

    From the Introduction: ******The subject is an experimental playground built and studied during a seven month period, April to October 1966, in Lower Roxbury, Boston. The overall objective of the study was to produce a transferable design framework of use to playground designers in the future. The approach taken towards play was a serious one, it was assumed to have important potential influence on individual development. The experiment per se and the creation of a viable playground was part of the same dynamic process. The Initial Design was continually modified and checked by feedback, from comments of the children and from field observations of their behavior.******

    Dedicated to his wife and "to the children of Lenox and Camden Streets (Boston) whose love of play was the major inspiration."

    GOOD condition: The plain card covers of the thesis have scrapes, rubs, some spots and edgewear; internally, there is a previous owner's signature at the top of the title page (Wayne Leong, possibly of Leong Architects, an architecture firm in St. Helena, California), toning to the first and last few pages, otherwise the pages are tight bright, clean clear and unmarked.

    You can read much about ROBIN MOORE and his wide influence on the field of Playground and Play Space designs by simply typing in "Robin Moore" together with "Playgrounds" into your search bar. Here is a bit about him (from the Internet):

    ******Robin Moore, has a Diploma in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, London University, 1962; and a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966. He is the "M" in MIG Inc., a highly successful Berkeley California based landscape and playground design firm.

    He has been involved in numerous city playground and open space designs throughout the U.S. and many places throughout the world. He has won many international awards for his contributions to the field of design including from Sweden, Japan, and Argentina, countries where his work in the design of outdoor play facilities for children and families are used as a model.

    Moore is the author or co-author of Childhood's Domain: Play and Place in Child Development (1986), Plants for Play (1993), the Play for All Guidelines (1987), the Complete Playground Book (1993), Natural Learning (1997), and numerous articles on the use of the outdoor environment by children and youth and families, and their involvement in the planning and design process.******

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  • 1968 ARCHITECTURE & DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL for the FIRST FIVE STAR HOTEL in COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (CEYLON) 1968 ARCHITECTURE & DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL for the FIRST FIVE STAR HOTEL in COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (CEYLON)

    ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HOTEL IN COLOMBO, CEYLON. (The Hotel Inter-Continental Colombo, later named the Ceylon Continental Hotel, and now called THE KINGSBURY HOTEL.) From the Background section: ******Shortly after the Ceylonese elections of 1965 and the appointment of the present Ceylonese Cabinet, a study in some depth was initiated by the Government on the foreign exchange earnings potential of the travel industry and the desirability of allocating a relatively high investment priority to the development of tourism in Ceylon... This Architectural, Engineering and Operational Report and Recommendations was contracted for by the Ceylon Hotels Corporation (a public limited partnership). The Report and Recommendations, if approved, are to be implemented by the…

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    ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HOTEL IN COLOMBO, CEYLON. (The Hotel Inter-Continental Colombo, later named the Ceylon Continental Hotel, and now called THE KINGSBURY HOTEL.) From the Background section: ******Shortly after the Ceylonese elections of 1965 and the appointment of the present Ceylonese Cabinet, a study in some depth was initiated by the Government on the foreign exchange earnings potential of the travel industry and the desirability of allocating a relatively high investment priority to the development of tourism in Ceylon... This Architectural, Engineering and Operational Report and Recommendations was contracted for by the Ceylon Hotels Corporation (a public limited partnership). The Report and Recommendations, if approved, are to be implemented by the Ceylon Hotels Corporation or a subsidiary of that organization.****** Sections include: Central Bank of Ceylon 1966 Annual Report, Ceylon's GNP / Money Supply / Balance of Payments / Foreign Loans / Other Financials., Geography and History of Ceylon, Tourist Attractions of the Island of Ceylon, Tourist Numbers and Patterns, Market Potential, Existing and Planned Hotel Accommodations, Description of Proposed Hotel Inter-Continental Colombo,

    Hotel Inter-Continental Fact Sheet (252 Guestrooms, Restaurants, Bars, Ballroom, Banquet Facilities), Financial Plans, and MUCH MORE. There is a copy of the HOTEL LEASE dated June 4, 1967, between Ceylon Hotels Corporation, the Lessor, and Intercontinental Hotels Corporation, the Lessee,.at the end of the report. This original 1967 lease is 35 pages long. "WHEREAS, the Lessor plans to construct and equip a modern hotel on a tract of land in the City of Colombo, Ceylon..." Heavy stock vanilla colored paper covers, velo binding, paper title label on the front cover, 8.5x11 inches, photocopied pages, unpaginated (150 pages?), pages printed on one side only (i.e. blank versos). This report is a text report, giving a full description of the project, its potential for success, earnings projections, financial backing, etc. There are just a few simple line drawings illustrating the site and a basic floor plan. This Plan for the creation of SRI LANKA'S FIRST FIVE STAR HOTEL is a HISTORIC DOCUMENT that marks the Nation's INITIAL STEPS in becoming a MAJOR TOURIST DESTINATION. VERY GOOD CONDITION, lightly used with a bit of age toning, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. From the estate of Roger Owen Boyer, a San Francisco Bay Area architect whose firm designed a San Francisco skyscraper (456 Montgomery Street, San Francisco) and homes in Carmel, California, among many other projects. His personal and company stamp are both on the first page, his company stamp is on the top and front page edges, and there could be one of his stamps in couple other places that I missed. About THE KINGSBURY HOTEL (from Wikipedia): ******The Kingsbury Hotel (formerly the Ceylon Continental Hotel Colombo and the Ceylon Inter-Continental Hotel), is a hotel building with 9 stories in the city center of Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was built by construction magnate, Mr. U. N. Gunasekera. The hotel was the first five star hotel to be built in Sri Lanka. The hotel is located about 100 yards away from the waterfront, just west of the World Trade Center and offers 250 rooms plus suites. U.N. Gunasekera (b. 1922 d. 2008), was a Sri Lankan civil engineer. A construction magnate, he is considered one of the most prolific civil engineers of the 20th century in Sri Lanka. He revolutionized engineering in Sri Lanka through his construction of highrise buildings, including Sri Lanka's first five star hotel (the Ceylon Inter-Continental, now the Kingsbury Hotel) and its largest five star hotel (the Cinnamon Grand), among various other projects.******

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  • 1968 NORTHERN WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT PLANS for SAN FRANCISCO w/ MAPS & PHOTOS by John S. Bolles Associates for the City Planning Commission of the City in cooperation with the San Francisco Port Authority 1968 NORTHERN WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT PLANS for SAN FRANCISCO w/ MAPS & PHOTOS
    John S. Bolles Associates for the City Planning Commission of the City in cooperation with the San Francisco Port Authority

    NORTHERN WATERFRONT PLAN.

    Produced by John S. Bolles Associates for the City Planning Commission of the City in cooperation with the San Francisco Port Authority, 1968.

    From the Introduction: "The City of San Francisco and the San Francisco Port Authority have determined that it is essential at this time to ensure full use of its waterfront in a manner consistent with the waterfront's position as a unique and irreplaceable resource of not only the City but the entire Bay Area.

    The purpose of the Northern Waterfront Plan is to guide future development in all areas on and contiguous to the harbor in a manner consistent with the interests of San Francisco. The plan must provide mechanisms and guidelines whereby public…

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    NORTHERN WATERFRONT PLAN.

    Produced by John S. Bolles Associates for the City Planning Commission of the City in cooperation with the San Francisco Port Authority, 1968.

    From the Introduction: "The City of San Francisco and the San Francisco Port Authority have determined that it is essential at this time to ensure full use of its waterfront in a manner consistent with the waterfront's position as a unique and irreplaceable resource of not only the City but the entire Bay Area.

    The purpose of the Northern Waterfront Plan is to guide future development in all areas on and contiguous to the harbor in a manner consistent with the interests of San Francisco. The plan must provide mechanisms and guidelines whereby public and private interests can work together to fulfill the social, economic and physical objectives with maximum benefit for all.

    The challenges posed by this study have been to integrate an authentic maritime atmosphere into the character and fabric of the City, and to capture in a strong and positive manner the unique opportunities for imaginative and dramatic development of San Francisco's waterfront."

    Hardcovers, no dustjacket as issued, 11x14 inches oblong, 146 pages.

    Contains 85 ILLUSTRATIONS including maps, drawings, photos and architectural renderings.

    GOOD condition, the covers are rubbed and scraped but still solid and doing their job well, there is some wear and a small hole to the front free endpaper, some of the inner hinges are cracked and a bit weak but still holding (this book is known for its weak glue binding), otherwise the inner pages are bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    This was the beginning of the transformation of San Francisco's waterfront from an ugly, elevated freeway framed, desolate area, into the techie mecca, sailboats and uber expensive lofts, and playgrounds for the rich, that it is today.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1972 WORLD TRADE CENTER IN CONSTRUCTION - ALCOA ALUMINUM PROMOTIONAL BOOKLET by Alcoa Aluminum Company 1972 WORLD TRADE CENTER IN CONSTRUCTION - ALCOA ALUMINUM PROMOTIONAL BOOKLET
    Alcoa Aluminum Company

    An ALCOA ALUMINUM Promotional Booklet showing the Original New York City WORLD TRADE CENTER / TWIN TOWERS in construction.

    One of the features of the Twin Towers was the Aluminum Facade that used a special aluminum alloy produced by Alcoa. From Wikipedia: "Yamasaki's (Yamasaki was the lead architect) design included building facades sheathed in aluminum alloy."

    Booklet, side stapled, 9x12 inches, 18 pages including covers. The centerfold unfolds to 4 panels.

    The brochure details and illustrates the benefits of utilizing an aluminum alloy produced by Alcoa Aluminum in the construction of the World Trade Center.

    GOOD condition, some stiffness / light waviness and wear from handling, light shorelining to the front margin of the front cover, some soiling to the…

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    An ALCOA ALUMINUM Promotional Booklet showing the Original New York City WORLD TRADE CENTER / TWIN TOWERS in construction.

    One of the features of the Twin Towers was the Aluminum Facade that used a special aluminum alloy produced by Alcoa. From Wikipedia: "Yamasaki's (Yamasaki was the lead architect) design included building facades sheathed in aluminum alloy."

    Booklet, side stapled, 9x12 inches, 18 pages including covers. The centerfold unfolds to 4 panels.

    The brochure details and illustrates the benefits of utilizing an aluminum alloy produced by Alcoa Aluminum in the construction of the World Trade Center.

    GOOD condition, some stiffness / light waviness and wear from handling, light shorelining to the front margin of the front cover, some soiling to the rear cover, the rear cover has an ink stamp that reads "Received / Mar 13 1972 / De Mars & Wells" (De Mars & Wells, aka DeMars and Wells, was a California architecture firm); otherwise bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    The New York City World Trade Center opened in 1973. At the time, the Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world.

    An interesting and rare historic document.

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  • 1983 VAN NESS AVENUE PLAN Conservation & Development SAN FRANCISCO CITY PLANNING by SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING 1983 VAN NESS AVENUE PLAN Conservation & Development SAN FRANCISCO CITY PLANNING
    SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING

    1983 VAN NESS AVENUE PLAN (San Francisco) CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT.

    Produced and Published by the SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING, May 1983.

    Paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches oblong, 60 pages.

    Illustrated with b&w photographs, maps and drawings.

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Having driven on Van Ness since before this report was written, all I can say is CONSERVATION??? Something went wrong somewhere!

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  • 1985 SOUTH OF MARKET Conservation & Development SAN FRANCISCO CITY PLANNING by SAN FRANCISCO CITY PLANNING COMMISSION 1985 SOUTH OF MARKET Conservation & Development SAN FRANCISCO CITY PLANNING
    SAN FRANCISCO CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

    1985 SOUTH OF MARKET (San Francisco) PROPOSAL FOR CITIZEN REVIEW.

    Produced and Published by the SAN FRANCISCO CITY PLANNING COMMISSION, June 1985.

    From the Introduction: "This report is the recommended Plan for development and conservation of the South of Market area of San Francisco."

    Softcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 82 pages.

    Illustrated with b&w photographs, maps and drawings.

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    35 years after this South of Market Conservation and Development plan was published one sees MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT and almost no CONSERVATION.

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  • 1986 THREE REPORTS for DEVELOPING MISSION BAY, SAN FRANCISCO Historic City Planning Documents by ELS / Elbasani & Logan Architects, Kwan Henmi Architects, et al 1986 THREE REPORTS for DEVELOPING MISSION BAY, SAN FRANCISCO Historic City Planning Documents
    ELS / Elbasani & Logan Architects, Kwan Henmi Architects, et al

    THREE REPORTS for DEVELOPMENT of MISSION BAY, SAN FRANCISCO, 1985 - 1986. These show, in great detail, San Francisco's early attempts to develop Mission Bay. (1) COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS : PROTOTYPES FOR MISSION BAY / MISSION BAY SAN FRANCISCO. Prepared by ELS / Elbasani & Logan Architects and Kwan-Henmi Architects, September 16, 1986. Printed paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, photocopied pages printed on both sides, unpaginated (approximately 300 pages?). Contains 100s of examples of the type of commercial buildings that were being considered for construction in the commercialization of Mission Bay. Each building was an actual operating business located somewhere in the Bay Area. There is a fact sheet on each building with details on its structure, size, lease…

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    THREE REPORTS for DEVELOPMENT of MISSION BAY, SAN FRANCISCO, 1985 - 1986. These show, in great detail, San Francisco's early attempts to develop Mission Bay. (1) COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS : PROTOTYPES FOR MISSION BAY / MISSION BAY SAN FRANCISCO. Prepared by ELS / Elbasani & Logan Architects and Kwan-Henmi Architects, September 16, 1986. Printed paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, photocopied pages printed on both sides, unpaginated (approximately 300 pages?). Contains 100s of examples of the type of commercial buildings that were being considered for construction in the commercialization of Mission Bay. Each building was an actual operating business located somewhere in the Bay Area. There is a fact sheet on each building with details on its structure, size, lease cost, current tenant, accessibility, occupants, etc. Illustrated with photos (photocopied) of many of the prototype buildings. (2) BACKGROUND AND PRELIMINARY FINDINGS REPORT / MISSION BAY SAN FRANCISCO. Published by the San Francisco Planning Department, and prepared by EDAW Inc.;

    ELS / Elbasani & Logan Architects; Kwan Henmi Architects; Carl Anthony & Associates; et al, November 8, 1985. Printed paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, photocopied pages printed on both sides, approximately 220 pages (pages numbered in sections). Illustrated with 32 MAPS / Figures. Sections Include: Existing Conditions; Prevailing Principles and Objectives; Opportunities and Constraints. (3) SCOPE OF WORK for the MISSION BAY EIR (Environmental Impact Report). Prepared by ESA (Environmental Science Associates). Published by the San Francisco Department of City Planning, July 10, 1986. Printed paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, photocopied pages, pages printed on one side only, 99 pages. Goes into great detail about how developing Mission Bay into a Commercial, Residential and sports Mecca might impact the environment (ya think?) All three reports are in generally GOOD condition, one has a number of stamps of Boyer Associates (architects); one has offsetting to the front cover; and one has stamps and a stapled-on business cards of ESA / Planning and Environmental Services, and paper clipped pages; and all may have a mark, note, or smudge or two that I missed. From the estate of Roger Owen Boyer, a San Francisco Bay Area architect whose firm designed a San Francisco skyscraper (456 Montgomery Street), houses in Carmel, and was involved in various Bay Area redevelopment projects. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These 3 reports will be heavy to ship and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1987 MASTER PLAN for SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL Maps Architecture Expansion CITY PLANNING Medical Centers 1987 MASTER PLAN for SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL Maps Architecture Expansion CITY PLANNING Medical Centers

    1987 MASTER PLAN for SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL Maps Architecture Expansion CITY PLANNING Medical Centers

    SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER - INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN - November 1987. Prepared by Kaplan, McLaughlin, Diaz, Architects & Planners; and by Gordon H. Chong & Associates, Architects.

    Published by the City & County of San Francisco, Department of Public Health.

    Printed paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 210 pages (pages numbered in sections). Illustrated with b&w maps, architectural renderings, charts, graphs and tables.

    VERY GOOD condition: the covers are slightly creased where they overhang the inner pages, the tabs marking sections are bent, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

    From the Executive Summary: "This Institutional Master…

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    1987 MASTER PLAN for SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL Maps Architecture Expansion CITY PLANNING Medical Centers

    SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER - INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN - November 1987. Prepared by Kaplan, McLaughlin, Diaz, Architects & Planners; and by Gordon H. Chong & Associates, Architects.

    Published by the City & County of San Francisco, Department of Public Health.

    Printed paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 210 pages (pages numbered in sections). Illustrated with b&w maps, architectural renderings, charts, graphs and tables.

    VERY GOOD condition: the covers are slightly creased where they overhang the inner pages, the tabs marking sections are bent, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

    From the Executive Summary: "This Institutional Master Plan for the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, submitted to the City and County of San Francisco, is a record of the Hospital's growth needs and development plans for the future as they are currently defined. This Master Plan...(is) a vehicle for communicating identified needs and preferred methods of resolving those needs. The information presented in this document is grouped into three general parts: 1) background information regarding the nature of the facility, services provided, history of growth, and description of the physical plant; 2) development plans for future growth; and 3) a study of the transportation circulation and parking needs of the facility."

    An interesting look at the expansion plans for San Francisco General Hospital as they were envisioned in 1978.

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  • 1989 K : KERAMIKOS INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS MAGAZINE w/ ALDO ROSSI on PARMA TOWERS by Aldo Rossi, et al 1989 K : KERAMIKOS INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS MAGAZINE w/ ALDO ROSSI on PARMA TOWERS
    Aldo Rossi, et al

    K : KERAMIKOS INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS MAGAZINE. Numero 10, Giugno 1989. Published by Alberto Greco Editore, Milan, Italy, 1989. Large format glossy Italian ceramics magazine, 9.5x13 inches, 94 pages. Fully Illustrated. Articles mostly on Italian Ceramics, from industrial and architectural (e.g.. Tile and Brick) to art ceramics. Articles in this issue include: THE TOWERS OF PARMA by ALDO ROSSI; The Children's Castle by Daniela Bezzi; FANTASY IN THE UNDERGROUND by SONIA RAIMONDI; Advanced Ceramics by Rita Rava; and More. FAIR condition, the top of the spine is bumped with some fraying, the middle of the spine has a 1 inch bump and scar, there is some scraping to the front edge of the front cover and the first few pages, and…

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    K : KERAMIKOS INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS MAGAZINE. Numero 10, Giugno 1989. Published by Alberto Greco Editore, Milan, Italy, 1989. Large format glossy Italian ceramics magazine, 9.5x13 inches, 94 pages. Fully Illustrated. Articles mostly on Italian Ceramics, from industrial and architectural (e.g.. Tile and Brick) to art ceramics. Articles in this issue include: THE TOWERS OF PARMA by ALDO ROSSI; The Children's Castle by Daniela Bezzi; FANTASY IN THE UNDERGROUND by SONIA RAIMONDI; Advanced Ceramics by Rita Rava; and More. FAIR condition, the top of the spine is bumped with some fraying, the middle of the spine has a 1 inch bump and scar, there is some scraping to the front edge of the front cover and the first few pages, and there is creasing to the corners of the inner pages; still a solid, tight, bright, clean and unmarked copy. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This large format book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1989 RESTORATION STUDY for the BENICIA ARSENAL / CAMEL BARN COMPLEX in Benicia, California 1989 RESTORATION STUDY for the BENICIA ARSENAL / CAMEL BARN COMPLEX in Benicia, California

    CAMEL BARN COMPLEX HISTORIC STRUCTURE REPORT. THE BENICIA ARSENAL, Benicia, California, July 1989. This report was authorized by the City of Benicia to determine how best to proceed with the rehabilitation and restoration of the structures that comprise the Camel Barn Complex. From the Report: "In January 1989 Architectural Resources Group of San Francisco was hired to prepare a comprehensive Historic Structure Report for the four sandstone arsenal buildings which comprise the Camel Barn Complex. This Historic Structure Report will provide the basis for all future rehabilitation and restoration work to be carried out on these buildings." Clear plastic covers and metal spiral binding holding 8.5x11 inch photocopied pages.100 numbered pages, including fold open drawings, plus about 20 pages of…

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    CAMEL BARN COMPLEX HISTORIC STRUCTURE REPORT. THE BENICIA ARSENAL, Benicia, California, July 1989. This report was authorized by the City of Benicia to determine how best to proceed with the rehabilitation and restoration of the structures that comprise the Camel Barn Complex. From the Report: "In January 1989 Architectural Resources Group of San Francisco was hired to prepare a comprehensive Historic Structure Report for the four sandstone arsenal buildings which comprise the Camel Barn Complex. This Historic Structure Report will provide the basis for all future rehabilitation and restoration work to be carried out on these buildings." Clear plastic covers and metal spiral binding holding 8.5x11 inch photocopied pages.100 numbered pages, including fold open drawings, plus about 20 pages of Surveys at the rear. Illustrated throughout with numerous structure drawings and line maps. An interesting look at how Benicia, California, planned to restore an important piece of its history. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 1994 Proposal for a RESORT COMMUNITY in COSTA RICA w/ Maps, Drawings, Tables by Tres Rios Group 1994 Proposal for a RESORT COMMUNITY in COSTA RICA w/ Maps, Drawings, Tables
    Tres Rios Group

    THE VILLAGE AT TRES RIOS - TRES RIOS, COSTA RICA. A PROPOSAL. "Prepared and Conceptualized by the Tres Rios Group". Tres Rios Group, San Francisco, California, 1994. Project Description and Financing Proposal. Lead architects appear to be BACKEN ARROGONI & ROSS "BAR" of San Francisco, with the principal architect being HOWARD J. BACKEN, FAIA. Includes 4 color maps, 1 that folds open, and 7 color conceptual drawings, 1 that folds open, and 26 tables. Sections include: The Place, The Village, Marketing, Management, Pro Forma Balance Sheet, Profitability Projections, Cash Flow and ROI, and a Private Placement Memorandum. Heavy-stock printed paper covers, metal spiral binding, 8.5" x 11", 76 pages, pages printed on one side only. VERY GOOD condition, the covers…

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    THE VILLAGE AT TRES RIOS - TRES RIOS, COSTA RICA. A PROPOSAL. "Prepared and Conceptualized by the Tres Rios Group". Tres Rios Group, San Francisco, California, 1994. Project Description and Financing Proposal. Lead architects appear to be BACKEN ARROGONI & ROSS "BAR" of San Francisco, with the principal architect being HOWARD J. BACKEN, FAIA. Includes 4 color maps, 1 that folds open, and 7 color conceptual drawings, 1 that folds open, and 26 tables. Sections include: The Place, The Village, Marketing, Management, Pro Forma Balance Sheet, Profitability Projections, Cash Flow and ROI, and a Private Placement Memorandum. Heavy-stock printed paper covers, metal spiral binding, 8.5" x 11", 76 pages, pages printed on one side only. VERY GOOD condition, the covers show some light signs of handling and use, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 1996 HYDE STREET FISHING HARBOR / PIER 45 SAN FRANCISCO Draft Impact Report by SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING 1996 HYDE STREET FISHING HARBOR / PIER 45 SAN FRANCISCO Draft Impact Report
    SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING

    1996 HYDE STREET FISHING HARBOR / PIER 45 Sheds A & C. Draft Environmental Impact Report.

    Produced and Published by the SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING, April 1996.

    Paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches. Contains three sections: Project Summary, Project Description, and Initial Study; 25 + 198 + 66 pages respectively.

    Illustrated with b&w line maps and drawings, and a few b&w photographs..

    GOOD condition, some soiling and corner creases to the covers, otherwise just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    An interesting and historic look at how San Francisco developed its waterfront and piers, for better or worse.

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  • 1997 MASTER PLAN for the SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT with 42 large Drawings / Schematics + 31 loose Photographic Plates 1997 MASTER PLAN for the SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT with 42 large Drawings / Schematics + 31 loose Photographic Plates

    SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MASTER PLAN 1998-2007. Published by the AIRPORT COMMISSION, October 9, 1997.

    Large format sheets bound with metal spirals, clear plastic front cover and plain paper rear cover, 11x17 inches oblong, pages printed on one side only.

    Pagination: Printed cover page and Table of Contents, then 42 Drawings / Schematics of how construction of the New SFO International Airport will take place in steps from 1998-2007. Each drawing is on its own page, printed on one side only. The drawings illustrate when and where various construction projects will occur, and how the construction will affect various aircraft gate positions.

    Accompanied with 31 loose printed reproductions of satellite photographs of various sections of the San Francisco Airport. These…

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    SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MASTER PLAN 1998-2007. Published by the AIRPORT COMMISSION, October 9, 1997.

    Large format sheets bound with metal spirals, clear plastic front cover and plain paper rear cover, 11x17 inches oblong, pages printed on one side only.

    Pagination: Printed cover page and Table of Contents, then 42 Drawings / Schematics of how construction of the New SFO International Airport will take place in steps from 1998-2007. Each drawing is on its own page, printed on one side only. The drawings illustrate when and where various construction projects will occur, and how the construction will affect various aircraft gate positions.

    Accompanied with 31 loose printed reproductions of satellite photographs of various sections of the San Francisco Airport. These sheets are titled Storm Water Pollution Prevention Monitoring Locations. The sheets are numbered A1 to A37, plus a cover sheet showing the entire SFO airport and the surrounding bay. Sheet A7, sheets A9 to A13, and sheet A18, (7 sheets total), are lacking.

    GOOD condition: The plain paper back cover of the Master Plan is creased, worn, and mostly pulled from its staples; otherwise the front cover and inner pages are nice, complete, bright, clean and unmarked. The laid in sheets of reproduced satellite photos have some edge wear and light signs of handling, overall they are bright, clean and clear.

    A rare look at a 10 YEAR MASTER PLAN for construction involving a Major International Airport Terminal Complex.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This lot is large and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1998 HOUSING INVENTORY of SAN FRANCISCO City Planning Department by SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING DEPARTMENT 1998 HOUSING INVENTORY of SAN FRANCISCO City Planning Department
    SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING DEPARTMENT

    1998 HOUSING INVENTORY. Prepared and Published by the SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING DEPARTMENT, June 1999.

    From the Introduction: "The Housing Inventory is a statistical report that provides data for analysis of housing trends and projections, including housing construction, demolition and alterations."

    From the Key Findings page: "forecasts point to the need for about 23,000 net new housing units by 2020 to support job growth and associated population growth. In the next decade, to 2010, a particularly high rate of housing production of about 1,440 units per year is anticipated under this scenario."

    (I think someone in 1999 forgot to account for the coming Techie Invasion of San Francisco!)

    Paper covers, metal spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 78 pages. Illustrated with graphs and…

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    1998 HOUSING INVENTORY. Prepared and Published by the SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING DEPARTMENT, June 1999.

    From the Introduction: "The Housing Inventory is a statistical report that provides data for analysis of housing trends and projections, including housing construction, demolition and alterations."

    From the Key Findings page: "forecasts point to the need for about 23,000 net new housing units by 2020 to support job growth and associated population growth. In the next decade, to 2010, a particularly high rate of housing production of about 1,440 units per year is anticipated under this scenario."

    (I think someone in 1999 forgot to account for the coming Techie Invasion of San Francisco!)

    Paper covers, metal spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 78 pages. Illustrated with graphs and charts.

    VERY GOOD condition, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • 456 MONTGOMERY STREET BUILDING SAN FRANCISCO, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT 1979 456 MONTGOMERY STREET BUILDING SAN FRANCISCO, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT 1979

    FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT, 456 MONTGOMERY STREET BUILDING. Published by the Department of City Planning, San Francisco, 1979. Printed paper covers, velo binding, 8.5x11 inches, 203 pages. Illustrated with line drawings and b&w photographs. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The design and construction of the 456 Montgomery Street building was controversial because It was constructed over two historic buildings, the Italian American Bank (Albert Pissis), a city landmark built in 1907, and the Sutro and Co. Building (Howard & Galloway) built in 1908. Facadism at its best, or worst. Original Environmental Impact Report concerning the 1980s skyscraper that generated controversy and helped reshape San Francisco's skyline.

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  • ARCHITECTS TODD DALLAND & NICHOLAS GOLDSMITH **SIGNED** FTL TENT ARCHITECTURE "SOFTNESS MOVEMENT AND LIGHT" by Robert Kronenburg, Todd Dalland and Nicholas Goldsmith ARCHITECTS TODD DALLAND & NICHOLAS GOLDSMITH **SIGNED** FTL TENT ARCHITECTURE "SOFTNESS MOVEMENT AND LIGHT"
    Robert Kronenburg, Todd Dalland and Nicholas Goldsmith

    FTL SOFTNESS MOVEMENT AND LIGHT : TODD DALLAND / NICHOLAS GOLDSMITH. Architecture Monograph on architects Todd Dalland and Nicholas Goldsmith, and their company FTL (Future Tents Limited). By Robert Kronenburg. Published by Academy Editions, London, 1997. First Edition. Published as Architectural Monographs No. 48. SIGNED by both TODD DALLAND and NICHOLAS GOLDSMITH on the half title page. Softcover Book, French flaps, 10x12 inches, 128 pages. Illustrated throughout. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have shelf rubbing and a bit of wear to their corner tips and spine ends, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is rather large and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you…

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    FTL SOFTNESS MOVEMENT AND LIGHT : TODD DALLAND / NICHOLAS GOLDSMITH. Architecture Monograph on architects Todd Dalland and Nicholas Goldsmith, and their company FTL (Future Tents Limited). By Robert Kronenburg. Published by Academy Editions, London, 1997. First Edition. Published as Architectural Monographs No. 48. SIGNED by both TODD DALLAND and NICHOLAS GOLDSMITH on the half title page. Softcover Book, French flaps, 10x12 inches, 128 pages. Illustrated throughout. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have shelf rubbing and a bit of wear to their corner tips and spine ends, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is rather large and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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