wear, creasing, wrinkling, some tears to dust jacket. boards are slightly warped. text is clean. binding tight. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: A System of Architectural Ornament: ...
Editorial: Eakins Press
Año de publicación: 1967
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción American Institute of Architects, Inc, New York, 1924. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. First edition. 1924, First Edition. Hardcover, cloth-backed boards, folio (14 x 20 inches). 12 pp., plus 20 plates (plate 9 is a textual interlude) with drawings by Sullivan. Good copy. Spine ends and corners bumped; foxing along spine cloth and top edge of the rear board; fraying to corners. There is a tidemark along the margins of the plates; moderate foxing through the first 7 plates. Introductory text by Sullivan, with typography by Goudy. Comes in torn and soiled plain paper dust jacket. An average copy of this rare architectural title. Digital images available upon request. Nº de ref. de la librería 0083287
Descripción New York Press of the American Institute of Architects, Inc. 1924, 1924. Scarce first edition, not reprinted till 1966. With 19 (of 20) of the impressive plates from line drawings by Sullivan, plate 9 not bound in. Title-page printed in red and black. Folio, printer’s original blue paper-covered boards lettered in gilt on the upper cover, backed in linen, the spine with manuscript lettering in black. 12, 8 plates, , 11 plates pp. The text with some of the spotting an toning normally associated with the title, the plates much less so as they are on different quality paper, the blue boards and endleaves with some staining and wear, but still a very presentable copy. RARE FIRST EDITION. WE KNOW OF NO OTHER COPY CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET. Sullivan’s final work, the series of drawings was commissioned by the Burnham Library of the Art Institute of Chicago and includes and illustrates Sullivan's philosophy of ornament. "In these little masterpieces of poetic imagination,' said Frank Lloyd Wright in 1949 of Louis Sullivan's ornamental drawings, "the poet in him shines forth on the record as a free, independent spirit characteristic of the free of all time." Sullivan is famous for designing lavish architectural ornament that combined organic forms interwoven with an underlying geometric structure. Sullivan had a reverence for nature that first developed when, as a child, he spent his summers studying plants on the farm of his grandparents in Massachusetts. Later, this love of natural forms took shape in the leafy patterns on the facades of his buildings such as the Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. store and in interiors such as his Chicago Stock Trading Room. He summarized his philosophy of architectural ornament in these influential 1922-1924 drawings. Published the year of his death, the book stands as one of the great treatises on architectural ornament. Nº de ref. de la librería 24114
Descripción American Institute of Architects, New York, 1924. Cloth and Boards. Estado de conservación: Fine. Folio, blue paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered, with cream cloth spine. Typography by Frederic W. Goudy; printed by William Edwin Rudge. Remarkably fine copy of a scarce and handsome book; the only small flaws being tiny nicks to top of four plates and small ink signature of previojs owner, an architect at bottom of front free endpaper. Sullivan's definitive statement on the role of ornament in architecture, written shortly before his death. Although he is known for his credo "Form follows Function", his trademark signature on his buildings is decorative elements in Art Nouveau or Celtic Revival styles cast in iron or terra cotta. Complete with 20 plates of which 19 are characteristic architectural elements from his drawings. Plate nine is apage of text: Plate #9 is entirely didactic as I found it necessary to make a literary philosophic interlude". Reference: Hitchcock: ". the first truly great modern architect not alone of America but of the whole western world." " .Sullivan considered ornament of the greatest importance in architecture and gave to its invention and elaboration his best thought and energy." Size: Fine. Nº de ref. de la librería 004518