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61 Leslie, Thomas W., with B.M. Lyndon. THE LEGISLATIVE BUILDING OF MANITOBA, THE KEYSTONE PROVINCE OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA, SITUATED IN THE CAPITAL CITY, WINNIPEG.
Winnipeg Provincial Government of Manitoba 1926 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good Arthur Pitcher, photography. 
71 pp, 9" H. Dark green paper-covered boards with titling, decoration and Manitoba crest on front board. B&w photographs, maps, plan. The Manitoba Legislative Building was designed by Frank Worthington Simon, F.R.I.B.A. and was formally opened in 1920. "This book is designed with two objects in view; first to call to your attention the many notable features in architecture, sculpture, paintings (including Brangwyn & Tack murals), furniture and furnishings in the (building). But the real objective hoped for in issuing the book, is that through the medium of this building you will be impressed with the advance that has been made in this Western Canada in the past thirty to fifty years." Light wear at top/bottom of spine and at bottom corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
EDWARD JAMES LENNOX:  "BUILDER OF TORONTO"., Litvak, Marilyn M.
62 Litvak, Marilyn M. EDWARD JAMES LENNOX: "BUILDER OF TORONTO".
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1995. 
118 pp, large 8vo (9 7/18" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550022040 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, plans, elevations. "From 1876 to 1915, Edward James Lennox was a formidable force in Toronto's architectural community. Many of his buildings are still landmarks in a city that continues to evolve. Born and educated in Toronto, Lennox looked to the past for inspiration but was never captured by it. His prototypical Annex house on Madison Avenue, Old City Hall, and Casa Loma bear witness to his technical expertise and aesthetic sensibilities. Through text and illustrations, this volume tells the story of a resolute architect whose vision helped shape an emerging city, and who in his time was called the 'builder of Toronto'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkle at bottom edge of front cover, very minor rubbing, slight waviness at top of textblock. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH HOUSE:  FROM PRIMITIVE TIMES TO THE VICTORIAN PERIOD., Lloyd, Nathaniel.
63 Lloyd, Nathaniel. A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH HOUSE: FROM PRIMITIVE TIMES TO THE VICTORIAN PERIOD.
Omega, Ware, 1985, reprint. 
487 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1850070776 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, floor plans, drawings. "(This) reissue is prompted by the growth in general interest in historic buildings, for there is no work that prov ides such a complete record in text, pictures, plans and drawings of the whole development of English domestic architecture. Indeed, its value to scholars is literally unique, for Nathaniel Lloyd, who devoted a lifetime to its compilation, w a s a b l e to record many buildings which have either disappeared or been altered out of recognition. The book is divided into two parts. The first part consists of text which begins by tracing the development of the house from primitive tim e s to t h e No rm an period and, thereafter, devotes a chapter to each succeeding century. In the second part the same development is described in pictures, nearly nine hundred in number, which are grouped into sections under the headings of ext er io rs, en tr an ces , w ind ows, chimneys, interiors, wall treatment, ceilings, fireplaces, staircases, metalwork, etc. The arrangement of the illustrations allows the reader to study the chronological development of any one feature. When writ ing , t he a utho r c ons ider ed n ot o nly the professional architect (who will find it an invaluable source of reference, particularly in relation to conservation work) but also the general reader who, in the author's words, 'finds architecture a n at trac tive subje ct, but so so mplex as t o be difficult to grasp'. Those who want to know more about identifying features and construction methods of the various periods of English architecture will find this book an unrivalled guide to the r eward ing p astim e of l ooki ng i ntelli gently at ou r architectural heritage." Four pages with small crease at top corner, one page with small area of creasing and tiny tear at top corner. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/V ery Go od+ 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE ARCHITECTURE OF HISTORIC LEXINGTON., Lyle, Royster, Jr. and Simpson, Pamela Hemenway.  Photographs by Sally Munger Mann.
64 Lyle, Royster, Jr. and Simpson, Pamela Hemenway. Photographs by Sally Munger Mann. THE ARCHITECTURE OF HISTORIC LEXINGTON.
Charlottesville, Virginia Historic Lexington Foundation/ University Press of Virginia 1980 0813906474 / 9780813906478 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
314 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, floor plans, elevations, drawings, overlays. "For the first time, the architectural history of the town of Lexington and its t wo nationally distinguished campuses has been appraised in a scholarly fashion. This Valley of Virginia community together with Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute, presents exceptionally fine examples of American architectural styles from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. A remarkable number of architects of national reputation, including Thomas U. Walter, Alexander Jackson Davis, and Bertram G. Goodhue, completed important work here. This new study places the noteworthy buildings and their designers within the context of the architectural development of the Valley region and assesses their role in the evolution of the nation's styles. The volume is divided into three sections: the town, Washington and Lee, and VMI. In each, an essay on the history of the development of representative styles is followed by a photographic survey of the buildings." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing/soiling, small tear/crease at top edge of front panel and one or two other tiny edge tears - all archivally taped. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
65 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Waviness to top & bottom edges of text block, tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small tears - archivally taped, light fading to spine color and a little less on flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HALLOWED WALLS:  CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA., MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
66 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny tears archivally taped; light fading to spine, flap-folds, top of flaps and top of front panel; a few small rub marks, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ANCESTRAL ROOF:  DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA., MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
67 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. THE ANCESTRAL ROOF: DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
(Clarke, Irwin, Toronto, 1972), 5th printing. 
258 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" high), hard cover in dust jacket. Illustrated with b&w photos plus plan and elevations. ISBN 0772000239 The authors have produced a vital cultural and social history of the period 1783-1867, enlivened by the anecdotes a nd myths which grew up around the houses described, their owners and builders. Five main styles of architecture are covered: Georgian, Loyalist, Regency, Classical Revival and Romantic Picturesque. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, s m a l l b u m p at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has small tears with creases (archivally taped) at top of spine, tiny chips and wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing and soiling , sm al l li g ht s ta in on rear panel, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MORE STRAW BALE BUILDINGS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO DESIGNING AND BUILDING WITH STRAW, Magwood, Chris; Mack, Peter; Therrien, Tina
68 Magwood, Chris; Mack, Peter; Therrien, Tina MORE STRAW BALE BUILDINGS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO DESIGNING AND BUILDING WITH STRAW
Gabriola Island, BC NEW SOCIETY 2005 0865715181 / 9780865715189 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket DALE BROWNSON 
277 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings. "Houses built from straw bales are straightforward to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, esthetics, and budget. But, with the evolution of the method, the details of what to avoid and how to achieve acknowledged best practices have also changed. (This book) is designed to meet the changed needs of this remarkable industry. A completely rewritten edition of 'Straw Bale Building', it leads the potential builder through the entire process of building a straw bale structure, tackling all the practical issues: finding and choosing bales; developing sound building plans; roofing; electrical; plumbing and heating systems; building code compliance; and special concerns for builders in northern climates. (It) includes a major amount of new material, as well as new illusrtrations and photographs." Interior - ome small dog-ear crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE., Mark Girouard.
69 Mark Girouard. ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1983 0300031343 / 9780300031348 Updated edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
328 pp, 10 3/8" H. Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, architectural drawings. "(B)egins with the general history of Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture and the ideas behind it. Girouard then describes the buildings that can be connected with Robert Smythson and his architect son and grandson, discussing their design and decoration, as well as the personalities who commissioned them. The Smythson patrons come vividly to life; the irascible Sir John Thynne, the neurotic classicist and industrial tycoon Sir Francis Willoughby, the conscientious and harassed Earl of Shrewsbury, and, above all, three generations of the Cavendish family - the formidable Bess of Hardwick, Sir Charles Cavendish with his curious taste for sham castles, and the cavalier Duke of Newcastle with his passion for horses and the haute-ecole." Contents: Introduction; Longleat; Wardour & Wollaton; Worksop & Related Houses; Hardwick; Robert Smythson: The Later Houses; Bolsover Castle & the Revival of Chivalry; The Buildings of John Smythson; Robert Smythson: A Summing Up; Appendix I. The Letters from Smythson & Maynard to Thynne; Appendix II. The Building Chronology of Bolsover Castle; Appendix III. The Smythson Family Tree & the Later Smythsons; Notes to the Text; List of Illustrations; Index of Names and Place; Subject Index. Large gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate title page, very light edge wear, two small corner creases, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease at top edge of rear panel, light rubbing and faint writing/line indentations on panels. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE FACE OF EARLY TORONTO:  AN ARCHIVAL RECORD 1797-1936., Martyn, Lucy Booth.
70 Martyn, Lucy Booth. THE FACE OF EARLY TORONTO: AN ARCHIVAL RECORD 1797-1936.
Sutton West, Ontario Paget Press 1982 0920348246 / 9780920348246 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
157 pp, oblong 8vo (9" H x 11 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "(Collects) in pictorial and narrative form many of Toronto's unique early buildings, their architect-builders and the personages who significantly influenced their development. The genre of building illustrated evolves from the early Custom and Registry Offices, through the turn of the century public buildings, to the Hotels and Theatres of the 1930s. Being captured in this volume are many of the long extinct and most of the virtually unpublished faces of Toronto, including the rare appearance of sections from 'Goad's 1884 Atlas of Toronto'. This remarkable contribution to the history of York and Toronto remains invaluable to the bibliophile and historian alike. This volume reproduces numerous early drawings, watercolours, engravings and photographs. It has been indexed and cross referenced; contains a list of plates, list of artists, list of architect-builders et al." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, tiny mark on free front endpaper, minor edge rubbing, slight curl at fore-edge of boards, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor soiling, light browning on spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE FACE OF EARLY TORONTO:  AN ARCHIVAL RECORD 1797-1936., Martyn, Lucy Booth.
71 Martyn, Lucy Booth. THE FACE OF EARLY TORONTO: AN ARCHIVAL RECORD 1797-1936.
Sutton West, Ontario Paget Press 1982 0920348246 / 9780920348246 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
157 pp, oblong 8vo (9" H x 11 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "(Collects) in pictorial and narrative form many of Toronto's unique early buildings, their architect-builders and the personages who significantly influenced their development. The genre of building illustrated evolves from the early Custom and Registry Offices, through the turn of the century public buildings, to the Hotels and Theatres of the 1930s. (C)aptured in this volume are many of the long extinct and most of the virtually unpublished faces of Toronto, including the rare appearance of sections from 'Goad's 1884 Atlas of Toronto'. This remarkable contribution to the history of York and Toronto remains invaluable to the bibliophile and historian alike. This volume reproduces numerous early drawings, watercolours, engravings and photographs. It has been indexed and cross referenced; contains a list of plates, list of artists, list of architect-builders et al." Very small bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
72 McKay, Alexander G. VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE IN HAMILTON.
(Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, n.p., 1967). 
28 pp, 8vo, stapled in wraps. B&w photos and drawings of buildings and architectural details, fold-out front cover with keyed map of 30 Victorian buildings in Hamilton. "...provides a panorama, not a catalogue, of Hamilton's Victorian Buildings with pictures, captions, and discourses...shows that Hamilton holds many superb examples of Pre-Confederation architecture..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/rubbing, previous owner's name stamp on top of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE SCOTTISH THIRTIES: AN ARCHITECTURAL INTRODUCTION., McKean, Charles.
73 McKean, Charles. THE SCOTTISH THIRTIES: AN ARCHITECTURAL INTRODUCTION.
Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, 1987. 
200 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0707304946 Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photographs, drawings, profiles, reproductions. "....raises questions concerning the nature and culture of Scotland between the Wars. What wa s the influence of nationalism? Why did so many people abandon tenements for bungalows? What were the politics behind the new Scottish Office in Edinburgh? Why were new factories built mainly for consumer industries? What was an 'atmos p h e r i c ' ? What, in short, was the spirit of the Scottish thirties? Quoting extensively from interviews, contemporary descriptions, and the literature of the period, Charles McKean gives an introduction to the Thirties through its buildings, wi th o ve r 40 0 bl a ck-and-white and colour photographs and drawings." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - heavy bump to top front corner of book - migrates gradually to approx. page 90, very light soiling to bot tom ed ge of t ext bl o ck, minor rubbing. VG- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
74 Mencl, Vaclav. CZECH ARCHITECTURE OF THE LUXEMBURG PERIOD.
Artia, Prague, (1955). 
61 pp, text + 186 b&w reproductions at rear, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. Beautiful b&w photographs showing buildings and architectural details. Contents: Introduction; The History of Czech Gothic Architecture; The Period of 1350-60; The Perio d of 1360-70; The Period of 1370-80; The Period of 1380-90; The Period of 1390-1420; List of Illustrations. Focuses largely on Prague Castle and various churches. Light stains to margins of page with plates 43 & 44, tiny tear/chip to bo t t o m o f p a g es (with plates 66-76) at gutter, slight bump to top of spine, covers slightly curved. Dust jacket has light edgewear; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap folds; light wrinkling elsewhere. VG/VG- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SPLENDID HERITAGE:  HISTORICAL BUILDINGS OF ONTARIO., Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma.  Introduction by Beth Hanna.  Foreword By W. John McIntyre.
75 Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma. Introduction by Beth Hanna. Foreword By W. John McIntyre. SPLENDID HERITAGE: HISTORICAL BUILDINGS OF ONTARIO.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1992 0921341504 / 9780921341505 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
144 pp, square (10 3/8" x 10 3/8"). Colour photographs. "(A) celebration of Ontario's heritage. Its many pictures provide a panoramic view of the province's architecture from the late 18th century to the Victorian era. Its text combines architectural description with the story of some of the people who built and used these buildings, including (no doubt) some local folkore along the way. In other words, it is not a book for scholars; but rather, a book intended for all people who love old buildings and a book which may help to inspire interest among those who may never have stopped to look at an old building before." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
76 Moir, Gillian; Orr, Helen; Thorkelsson, Ione; Kuziw; Hockman, John, compilers. EARLY BUILDINGS OF MANITOBA.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Peguis 1973 0919566227 / 9780919566224 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
163 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D), brown simulated leather covers with gold lettering on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Preface; The Beginnings; Log Construction; Frame Construction; Stone Construction; Brick Construction; Veneered, Steel Frame and Concrete Construction; Maps; Important Dates in Manitoba's History; Credits. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one slight corner bump, two tiny dents on rear board, small area of soiling and tiny stain on top of text block at spine, very small light stain and an area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
77 Morelli, Marcello, editor. (Maria Luisa Moncassoli Tibone, Salvatore Ciro Nappo, Milena Ercole Pozzoli, Giuseppe Mazzocchi, Michael Leech, Maria Longhena, Paola Calore, Heidi Bocker, Peter Kristiansen, Frantisek Kadlec, Thomas Thiis-Evensen, et al. THE WORLD'S GREATEST ROYAL PALACES. INCLUDING THE ROYAL PALACES OF OSLO, STOCKHOLM AND COPENHAGEN.
Grange, Hoo, Rochester, 2000. 
304 pp, folio (14 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840133732 Profusely illustrated in colour. "Built to astonish and to celebrate the magnificence of the most powerful families in the world, royal palaces and houses are the consequences of an age in which the splendor and opulence of a prince or a people could be measured by the decor of a salon, by the grandeur of a building or the originality of a fountain. Suspended between the sky and the earth, as occurred in the Far East, or solidly rooted to the ground, as was the norm in Europe, the house of the monarch has alwys been the meeting point of two minds: that of the master, who saw in his house the expression of his power and creativity, and that of the architect a n d t e a m s of craftsmen who built it for him, often creating a noble monument rather than a place to live....This book tells of the mysteries and legends of the buildings and the official and secret versions of the history of their occupants. T he t e xt i s co mplemented by a series of splendid photographs that together offer the reader a visit through space and time to the most famous palaces of the world where the lives of royal families and their courts burned bright and where bea uty mi xed w ith po we r." Palaces covered: Royal Palace of Turin; Royal Palace of Caserta; Royal Palace of Versailles, Castle of Chambord; Castle of Fontainebleau; Alhambra; Escorial; Royal Palace of Queluz; Buckingham Palace; Hampton Court; C astl e of Bru sse ls; Het Loo Pal ace; Castle of Neuschwanstein; Castle of Charlottenburg; Sans Souci; Schonbrunn; Esterhaza; Castle of Prague; Palace of Wilanow; Rosenborg; Royal Palace in Oslo; Royal Palace in Stockholm; Kremlin; Karskoe Selo; P eterh of; T opkap i Pa lace ; Am ber Fort; Red Fort in Delhi; Forbidden City; Royal Palace in Bangkok. Small bump to three corners and to top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light wear at corners and top/bottom of hinges, wrinkling at top/b ottom of spi ne and flap -fold s. V ery Good/V ery Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF CLAIRTONE:  THE MAKING OF A DESIGN ICON 1958-1971., Munk, Nina and Gotlieb, Rachel.  Foreword by Samantha Sannella.
78 Munk, Nina and Gotlieb, Rachel. Foreword by Samantha Sannella. THE ART OF CLAIRTONE: THE MAKING OF A DESIGN ICON 1958-1971.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / Design Exchange 2008 0771065078 / 9780771065071 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
171 pp, oblong (9" H x 10 1/4" D). "For a decade, in the 1960s, Clairtone Sound Corporation captured the spirit of the times: sophisticated, cosmopolitan, liberated. From its modern oiled-walnut and teak stereos to its minimalist logos and promotional materials, Clairtone produced a powerful and enduring body of design work. Founded in 1958 by two young Canadians, Peter Munk and David Gilmour, Clairtone quickly became known for its iconic designs and masterful advertising campaigns. Its acclaimed Project G stereo, with its space-age styling, epitomized the Swinging Sixties. Famously, Hugh Hefner owned a Project G. So did Frank Sinatra. Oscar Peterson affirmed that his music sounded as good on a G as it did live. In 1967, suggesting how deeply Clairtone's G series had come to be identified with popular culture, the G2 appeared in 'The Graduate' with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. With 250 illustrations, including previously unpublished drawings, rare film stills, confidential memoradums, and original photography, (this) is a candid and in-depth look at the company's skyrocketing success - and sensational collapse. Through the recollections of those who knew Claritone best, from its founders to its designers, engineers, and salesmen, and with comments from Karim Rashid, Douglas Coupland, Tyler Brule, and Bruce Mau, among others, this elegant book, published on the 50th anniversary of Clairtone's launch, celebrates an iconoclastic company that once seemed to represent the promise of Canada." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, tiny scuff on front panel, soft wrinkling at top of rear flap and at top of front panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF CLAIRTONE:  THE MAKING OF A DESIGN ICON 1958-1971., Munk, Nina and Gotlieb, Rachel.  Foreword by Samantha Sannella.
79 Munk, Nina and Gotlieb, Rachel. Foreword by Samantha Sannella. THE ART OF CLAIRTONE: THE MAKING OF A DESIGN ICON 1958-1971.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / Design Exchange 2008 0771065078 / 9780771065071 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
171 pp, oblong (9" H x 10 1/4" D). "For a decade, in the 1960s, Clairtone Sound Corporation captured the spirit of the times: sophisticated, cosmopolitan, liberated. From its modern oiled-walnut and teak stereos to its minimalist logos and promotional materials, Clairtone produced a powerful and enduring body of design work. Founded in 1958 by two young Canadians, Peter Munk and David Gilmour, Clairtone quickly became known for its iconic designs and masterful advertising campaigns. Its acclaimed Project G stereo, with its space-age styling, epitomized the Swinging Sixties. Famously, Hugh Hefner owned a Project G. So did Frank Sinatra. Oscar Peterson affirmed that his music sounded as good on a G as it did live. In 1967, suggesting how deeply Clairtone's G series had come to be identified with popular culture, the G2 appeared in 'The Graduate' with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. With 250 illustrations, including previously unpublished drawings, rare film stills, confidential memoradums, and original photography, (this) is a candid and in-depth look at the company's skyrocketing success - and sensational collapse. Through the recollections of those who knew Claritone best, from its founders to its designers, engineers, and salesmen, and with comments from Karim Rashid, Douglas Coupland, Tyler Brule, and Bruce Mau, among others, this elegant book, published on the 50th anniversary of Clairtone's launch, celebrates an iconoclastic company that once seemed to represent the promise of Canada." Light wrinkling at top of spine - minor at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny scuffs on front panel inked-in with blue pen. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO., Neff, Terry Ann R.
80 Neff, Terry Ann R. WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO.
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry 1997 0821225197 / 9780821225196 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Barbara Karant, photograper. 
127 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "This renowned doll house, conceived as a fairy castle, is one of the most beloved permanent displays at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. A gift to the museum from Colleen Moore, star of the silent-film era and the original 'flapper', the Fairy Castle has appealed to the imaginations of thousands of children since 1949. Moore's dream was to create a castle decorated with fairy-tale themes, miniaturized to the scale of one inch to one foot. She spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and seven years making her dream come true - hiring Hollywood set designers and craftsmen to create the castle's fourteen splendid rooms and exquisite furnishings, and gathering antique miniature treasures from all over the world. The minute and precious detail of this cherished residence of Moore's imaginary fairy prince and princess has been captured in beautiful color photography, giving the reader a close-up tour of the nine-foot-square and twelve-foot-high castle's rooms and their treasures. We enter the miniature palace of make-believe through the Magic Garden, with its working fountain and weeping willow tree that cries 'real tears': travel through the Library of diminutive books, with contributions from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, and others: move on to the Great Hall, with its tiny paintings, dainty chandeliers made of diamonds and emeralds, Cinderella's glss slippers, and more: and explore the castle's wonders from top to bottom. (Includes) an illustrated biography of Colleen Moore's colorful life." Light waviness to edges of text block, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board , minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, faint rub line down front panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
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