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Lotz (Loetz) Glass was one of the premier glass works of the first part of the twentieth century. The studios were located in Bohemia, within the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Loetz glassware was exhibited at the Paris International Exposition of 1889, held beneath the newly constructed Eiffel tower. The Loetz pieces won critical acclaim there, in fact the Paris Exposition was the launching pad for many of the century’s finest glass works, and is widely accepted as the birthplace of Art Nouveau. Encouraged by the success of Loetz, numerous other Bohemian manufacturers became active in the production of glass. Lotz is often confused with the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, and it is widely believed that glass workers from Loetz and other Bohemian factories defected to Tiffany’s works in New York City, which would have been a welcome haven for emigrant artisans in the early years of the early twentieth century.

Description: 2 volumes hard bound in dust jackets. 979 combined pages, profusely illustrated. (Vol. 1 – Werkmonographie, Vol.2 – Katalogue der Musterschnitte) Published on the occasion of the Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf exhibition, in association with Museum Fur Kunsthandwerk & Kunstgewerbemuseum Prag. Text in German. Few glass works have exploited the bluish-green combination of cobalt, copper and iron more successfully than Lotz. The definitive Art Nouveau glass studio. An exhaustive ref. work. 2 very nice copies, with dust jackets that show only the most minor edge wear.

Bookseller Inventory # 18734



Lotz : Bohnmisches Glas 1880 – 1940 (2 volumes)
Ricke, Helmut

Publisher: Prestel
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Description: First installment of The Museum of Modern Art Papers on Architecture. With an introduction by Vincent Scully. Generally considered one of the most important titles in architectural theory of the last 50 years. Simply – the opening text of postmodernism. Dust jacket shows wear and soiling, now protected in Brodart plastic cover. RARE FIRST PRINTING IN JACKET!.

Bookseller Inventory # 18267


Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
Venturi, Robert

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
Publication Date: 1966
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:Good
Edition: First Edition

Marilynne Robinson’s 1980 novel won a Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for best first novel and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Housekeeping is a coming-of-age tale set aganist the backdrop of a isloated Pacific Northwest town. Fingerbone, an all but forgotten place, is overshadowed by the new post war America. Its narrator, a teenage girl named Ruth, had likewise been exiled from conventional comforts. Her family story is an extended study in abandonment, madness and tragedy. The tale is a meditation on what is needed to sustain one’s self and household aganist the forces of nature by which it is constantly eroded. Walker Percy called Housekeeping “a story told in a language as sharp and clear as light and air and water”.

Description: True first printing, hard bound with price clipped dust jacket. Some minor wear to edges of dust jacket. Some fading to edges of boards, otherwise very good. Interior clean and binding tight. A Scarce copy of a classic modern first edition.

Bookseller Inventory # 14079


Robinson, Marilynne

ISBN: 0374173133
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1980
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition

Description: SIGNED BY LINCOLN KIRSTEIN. Hard bound in blue cloth with dust jacket. 107 pages. Limited printing 1/3000 printed copies. Color photographs by Jerry Thompson throughout. 9 1/4 x 12 1/4″. Lush photographs of the Kirstein family’s collection of art, sculpture, and more.

Bookseller Inventory # 19160



Kirstein, Lincoln

Publisher: Twelvetrees Press
Publication Date: 1986
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition

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