Venetian Houses and Details
Wiener, Sam'l G.

New York, N.Y.: The Architectural Book Publishing Company, 1929. F (7) + 168 pages; illustrated in black and white throughout; (from the author's foreword):"...The illustrations contained in this book give some idea of what may have been the Venetians' attitude toward their building. The value of their architecture to the modern designer is not the offering of a wealth of curiously beautiful details to be copied that they may grace our modern buildings. Venetian architecture can teach us that buildings can be beautiful without being grave, and they can delight us with their delicate charm and flaunting disregard of established principles without becoming trivial..."; approx. 9 1/2" x 12 1/4" size; previous owner name of architect Charles L. Nutt, N.Y. on front endpaper and laid-in a letter to Mrs. Nutt in Garden City Long Island on British Joint Services Mission (Air Force Staff) Washington D.C. letterhead, regarding a visit from a friend; bound in the original red cloth covered boards, gilt cover tiles and decorative floral surround; gilt spine titles (dulled); some edge, tips wear and a little fading to the cloth, spine ends frayed a little; contents clean and in very good condition, a good reference to Venice's architectural history via the illustrations. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 23481)


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