FRIEDMAN, HA: Successful Architecture: Selected Works and Thought of Howard A. Friedman

Successful Architecture: Selected Works and Thought of Howard A. Friedman. Friedman House, 1990. Unmarked. Soft corner bend on back cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#21403) $30.00

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Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 88p. Measures 9×11 inches.

During 35 years of practice, Howard Friedman’s (1919-1988) firm compiled a distinguished record of nationally recognized designs. These include a group-living complex at the Jewish Home for the Aged, Mt. Zion Hospital’s outpatient clinic, the modernization of Levi Strauss’ Valencia Street factory in San Francisco, and the construction of the firm’s award-winning corporate headquarters complex on Battery Street, also in San Francisco.

YOSHINOBU, A: The Aesthetic Townscape

Ashihara, Yoshinobu. The Aesthetic Townscape. MIT Press, 1983. ISBN: 0262010690. Unmarked text. Previous owner’s name inside cover. Rubbed dust jacket under clear protective cover. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30023) $14.00

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A a cross-cultural perspective on how people actually see and feel urban spaces. This extensively illustrated study spans East and West, ranges from traditional villages of Japan; the Italian Apulia, and the Aegean to New York, Chandigarh, and Brasilia.

Translated by Lynne E. Riggs. Notes. Bibliography. Index. 183p.

ZERWICK, C: A Short History of Glass

Zerwick, Chloe. A Short History of Glass. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., The Corning Museum, 1990. ISBN: 0872901211. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#28655)

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Beautifully illustrated in color. 112p. Bibliography. Measures 8×10.75 inches.

Topics include Pre-Roman times, the Roman Empire, the Far East, Islamic Glass, European Glass, American Glass, Modern Glass, glassmaking techniques, glass folklore, etc.