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.

ECKERT, KB: The Sandstone Architecture of the Lake Superior Region (Great Lakes Books Series)

The Sandstone Architecture of the Lake Superior Region (Great Lakes Books Series), book coverEckert, Kathryn Bishop. The Sandstone Architecture of the Lake Superior Region (Great Lakes Books Series). Wayne State University Press, 2000. ISBN: 0814328075. Ex-library. Text appears unmarked. One uncut page that extended outside of the book is folded to fit inside the boards. Good. Hardcover. (#28424)

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Illustrated, including full color plates. Notes. Bibliography. Index. 324p.

Eckert studies the Lake Superior Region as a built environment and examines the efforts of architects and builders to use local red sandstone. Eckert also stresses the importance of the building materials as she explores the architectural history of a region whose builders wanted to reflect the local landscape.