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Graphic Arts: Typefaces, Vol. 1
 Graphic Arts: Typefaces, Vol. 1
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Architectural movements and practitioners prior to WWI. The focus is the period from the mid-19th Century up to 1918. Works on any earlier eras that we may have are listed here as well.

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Pratt, Richard, David Adler, New York, M. Evans and Company, Inc. in association with J B Lippincott Co., 1970, first edition, 4to (11.25" x 8.25"), HB, Blue cloth boards w/ gilt cover and spine titles, in dark blue jacket titled in yellow, NF / VG+. Unclipped dj has slight edgewear, minor chip at spine foot; tear (now archivally repaired) at top fold of rear flap.

xii + 227 pp. Illustrated with a photographic frontispiece portrait and 157 b&w photographs of interior and exterior views of Adler's stately houses, some accompanied by architectural plans. Photography credits include Ezra Stoller, André Kertész, Laura Gilpin, Hedrich Blessing and others. This posthumously published monograph is an engaging biographical look at the architect and his work; includes a chronology of works and a list of his personal architectural library. A lovely copy.

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"One of the most original and creative men of his profession, Adler combined a passion for detail with a total sense of the whole; his houses were complete in their harmony. He planned the landscaping, and often did the decoration and furnishing of the interiors to establish a compelling unity and grace.

Most of David Adler’s houses were built in Chicago, and along Chicago’s North Shore, although a few were built for clients in places as far from his home city as Honolulu, Hawaii and Sarasota, Florida.. . . Although built for a different era, most Adler houses are still standing, cherished by their owners, magnificent testimonials to their builder.”

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