SIMSON, O: The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order (Revised, Second Edition)

The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order (Revised, Second Edition), book coverSimson, Otto von. The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order (Revised, Second Edition). Princeton: The Bollingen, Pantheon, 1965. Unmarked text. Rubbed dust jacket. Very Good in good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26258) $16.00

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Proposing that that the Gothic cathedral is an an image of supernatural reality, the author also asserts that Gothic architecture creates its own symbols, whether political, economic, intellectual, or artistic. Features the Abbey of St. Denis and Chartres.

Illustrated with 3 tipped in color plates, 44 B/W plates, and 9 text figures. 1965 reprint of the second edition, revised with additions in 1962. 278p. Index.

WOODBRIDGE, SB: Architecture: San Francisco: The Guide

Woodbridge, Sally B.; Woodbridge, John M. Architecture: San Francisco: The Guide. American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter, 1982. Unmarked. 200p. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26247) $10.00

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Covers over 1000 buildings with over 200 photographs and 18 maps. Glossary of Styles. Bibliography. Styles include Gothic Revival, Italianate, San Francisco Stick, Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival, Classical Revival, Chicago School, Craftsman, Spanish Colonial, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Bay Tradition, and more.

SHORE, S: The Friends Focus: On Photography (Vassar College Art Gallery)

The Friends Focus: On Photography (Vassar College Art Gallery), image Stephen Shore (Guest Curator). The Friends Focus: On Photography (Vassar College Art Gallery). Vassar College Art Gallery, 1989. Unmarked, A few smudges on back and some few bumps.Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26220) $10.00

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Exhibition catalog celebrating the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography, with a focus on the Vassar Collection.

Foreword by Stephen Shore, Guest Curator of the exhibition.

Photographers include Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Eugene Atget, Felice A. Beato, Julia Cameron, Lewis Hine, Paul Strand, Aaron Siskind, and others. 16p.

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MEIDAN, A: Art Nouveau in Buenos Aires: A Love Story

Art Nouveau in Buenos Aires: A Love Story, book coverMeidan, Anat. Art Nouveau in Buenos Aires: A Love Story. Ediciones Polígrafa, 2017. ISBN: 9788434313613. Unmarked. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26207) $40.00

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Beautifully illustrated. 241p. Index. Measures 10×12 inches. Working with Gustavo Sosa Pinilla, Meidan toured the city and meticulously documented its architecture.

BLAKE, P: The Master Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright

 The Master Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, book coverBlake, Peter. The Master Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright. W W Norton & Co Inc, 1976. ISBN: 0393007960. Unmarked text. Good. Paperback. (#26155) $12.00

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Tells the story of modern architecture through the lives of three men who changed the face of cities in the twentieth century.

Le Corbusier gave to modern design a sure and brilliant sense of form; Mies brought an almost Gothic discipline of structure; and Wright heralded a new and dramatic concept of space and freedom. Through this triple focus, Peter Blake provides a perspective on the entire range of twentieth-century architecture.

Includes photographs and plans. 430p. Index.

COUNTED THREAD SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Newsletter (Volume II, Nos. 1-4, Issues 5-8, 1975)

COUNTED THREAD SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Newsletter (Volume II, Nos. 1-4, Issues 5-8, 1975), coverStears, Elizabeth (editor). Counted Thread Society of America Newsletter (Volume II, Nos. 1-4, Issues 5-8, 1975). Denver, CO: Counted Thread Society of America , 1975. Very Good. Stapled. (#26151) $26.00

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Unmarked newsletters for the Counted All issues include charts/projects, reviews, and other information. Each issue is 16p, for a total of 64p. Issue 5, February 1975; Issue 6, May 1975; Issue 7, August 1975; Issue 8, November 1975. Counted-thread embroidery is any embroidery in which the fabric threads are counted by the embroiderer before inserting the needle into the fabric. Even-weave fabric is usually used; it produces a symmetrical image as both warp and weft fabric threads are evenly spaced.

COUNTED THREAD SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Newsletter (Volume 1, Nos. 1-5, 1974)

COUNTED THREAD SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Newsletter (Volume 1, Nos. 1-5, 1974), coverStears, Elizabeth (editor). Counted Thread Society of America Newsletter (Volume 1, Nos. 1-5, 1974). Denver, CO: Counted Thread Society of America , 1974. Unmarked newsletters for the Counted Thread Society of America. Good. Stapled. (#26150) $26.00

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The newsletters were produced from typed copy with images. All measure 8.5×11 inches.

No. 1 was a complimentary issue printed on one page, back-to-back issue. It introduced this then new publication and includes two projects/charts.

Nos. 2 and 3 is a combined issue for February-May, 1974.

No. 4 is the August 1974 issue.

No. 5 is the November 1974 issue. All issues include projects, reviews, and other information.

Counted-thread embroidery is any embroidery in which the fabric threads are counted by the embroiderer before inserting the needle into the fabric. Even-weave fabric is usually used; it produces a symmetrical image as both warp and weft fabric threads are evenly spaced.