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Book Marks: An Artist's Card Catalog, Notes from the Library of My Mind

Barbara Page

"I found Book Marks unbelievably interesting. Barbara Page tells her story, which is also the story of thousands of women who grew up in the 40s, 50s and 60s, as first a girl and then a young woman trying to make sense of life and family and nature and art in her quest for knowledge. Many of us will talk a lot about this book. It's a stunning achievement, and an utter delight."

-Gay Daly, author of Miss Havilland and Pre-Raphaelites in Love







Book Marks: An Artist's Card Catalog, Notes from the Library of My Mind

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Book Marks: An Artist's Card Catalog, Notes from the Library of My Mind

Barbara Page

One artist's whimsical and inspiring way to keep track of the books she has read, Book Marks is a visual journey through a lifetime of reading and remembering that features 434 richly illustrated artworks created on old library checkout cards. These compelling artworks resonate and inspire, as will Page's story. Like many, the artist discovers strength in the words of authors many of us know and love, and, through reading, she gains knowledge that feeds her personal growth and scientific interest in the world around her. As Page's life is disrupted by tragedies-one husband's mental illness and another's decline into dementia-she forges forward, finding new focus and reinventing her life. This alluring blend of art book and autobiography will capture the imagination.

Hardcover, cloth spine, 224 pages, 408 color plates, 57 illustrations, 7 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 1 1/8 inches, with two bound bookmark ribbons.

Retail price $40.00

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Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883: An Illustrated History, with Images in 3D

Available September 24 2021

Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883: An Illustrated History, with Images in 3D

Jeffrey I. Richman

Building the Brooklyn Bridge is the story of how a structure of unprecedented size and technology was built over the East River, connecting, for the first time, the then independent cities of Brooklyn and New York, two of the most populous cities in America. This awe-inspiring bridge=built between 1869 and 1883 during an age of technological innovation=was not only a modern engineering feat of extraordinary imagination, fortitude, and skill, it also was a towering beacon of human triumph. Author Jeffrey I. Richman describes in engaging detail how the Brooklyn Bridge was built and explains the function of each of its complex parts. Equally captivating are the superb nineteenth=century images Richman compiled from public archives and private collections, many never before published on the printed page, including specially commissioned anaglyphs-3D images generated from stereographs.

Hardcover, cloth with dust jacket, 336 pp, 253 illustrations (55 color and 154 b&w, with 44 in 3D), 9 x 11.25 inches, 3D glasses included.

Retail price $55.00

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Jock Peters, Architecture and Design: The Varieties of Modernism

Available November 1 2021

Jock Peters, Architecture and Design: The Varieties of Modernism

Christopher Long

A fascinating study of the life and work of modern architect and designer Jock Peters (1889-1934). The German-born Peters immigrated to Los Angeles in 1922, where he received wide-spread acclaim for his elegant interiors at the iconic Bullock's Wilshire department store. Aside from looking at Peters's work in America, including the years he designed film sets for Hollywood, this book also examines the architect's early development in Germany, specifically Hamburg and Berlin, and the influences that shaped his thinking.

Hardcover, 304 pp, 261 ill. (114 color + 147 b&w), 8.5 x 10.5 inches

Retail price $65.00

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Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s

Marilyn F. Friedman

A valuable resource for design professionals, historians, and enthusiasts, Making America Modern chronicles the evolution of modern interior design in the United States throughout the 1930s. With 200 images and detailed descriptions, design historian Marilyn F. Friedman presents more than one hundred interiors by fifty designers, including Donald Deskey, Paul T. Frankl, Percival Goodman, Frederick Kiesler, William Lescaze, William Muschenheim, Tommi Parzinger, Gilbert Rohde, Eugene Schoen, and Kem Weber; set designers Cedric Gibbons and Joseph Urban; and industrial designers Raymond Loewy, Walter Dorwin Teague, and Russel Wright. The book also highlights the work of women modernists who are practically unknown today, including Virginia Conner, Freda Diamond, Eleanor Le Maire, and Madame Majeska.

Hardcover, 240 pages, 205 photos, including 34 in color 8.5 x 10.5 inches

Retail price $50.00

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Kansas City Houses 1885-1938

Michael C. Kathrens

Kansas City Houses 1885-1938 reveals the architectural treasures built during the city's boom years. This is the first book to survey the rich architectural heritage of this major Midwestern hub, which straddles the state line between Kansas and Missouri. Architectural historian Michael C. Kathrens spotlights the work of highly accomplished architects, many based in Kansas City who have long been overshadowed by their high-profile East Coast counterparts. He places the significant but little-known architectural legacy of Kansas City in a historical context and traces the development of the city's exclusive residential neighborhoods starting in 1857, which helped transform the once rough-and-tumble town into a fashionable city with tree-lined blocks populated by handsome houses and private clubs.

Hardcover, 400 pages, 485 photos, including 192 in color and 75 floor plans, 9.25 x 12.25 inches

Retail price $95.00

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Ardrossan: The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line

David Nelson Wren

A richly detailed history of the baronial splendor of the Philadelphia Main Line estate Ardrossan and of the Montgomery family who built it. Real-life American counterparts of the Granthams of Downton Abbey, the Montgomerys are best known as the family on which Philip Barry based his 1939 play, The Philadelphia Story, featuring Katharine Hepburn, who also starred in the later Hollywood film of the same name.

This beautifully illustrated book features never-before-published architectural drawings from Trumbauer's office, as well as family snapshots and images by celebrated photographers Cecil Beaton and Toni Frissell commissioned by Vogue, Country Life, and Town & Country.

Hardcover, cloth with dust jacket, 368 pages, over 450 photographs, mostly in color, two 8-page gatefolds, endnotes, bibliography, index, 8.75 x 11.5 inches

Retail price $95.00

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Imagining Ichabod:
My Journey into 18th-Century America through History, Food, and a Georgian House

Paula Bennett  Photographs by Sandy Agrafiotis

A historically significant and fascinating book recreating life in 18th-century New England. It is a memoir about the purchase and furnishing of a historic Georgian house-the General Ichabod Goodwin House-and also about the process of researching the house's original owners.
Includes 25 adapted historic recipes and color photographs of the house's interiors, archaeological findings, and historic documents.

Hardcover, 268 pages, 68 color photographs, sources, bibliography, endnotes, index, 7 ¼ x 9 ¾ inches

Retail price $29.95

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Pattern Book of Upholstery

David Michael Wood, Illustrations by Anara Mambetova-Finkelstein, edited by William S. Hooper, with contributions by upholsterer Jody Xuereb

Includes over 200 specially commissioned hand-drawn illustrations of classic upholstery models, including sofas, leather club chairs, dining chairs, chaise lounges. Appendices on fabric selection and standard measurements, a glossary, and index.

Cloth spine with paper covered boards, 272 pages, 8 x 10 ¾ inches

Retail price $95.00

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Ralph Rucci: Autobiography of a Fashion Designer

Ralph Rucci, photographs by Baldomero Fernandez, book design by Matthew Egan

This photographic autobiography includes over 250 pages of color photography, narratives behind twenty objects Rucci has collected in his lifetime, brief descriptions of Chado's couturier techniques and staff portraits.

Full cloth cover with slipcase, 256 pages, 11 ¼ x 11 ½ inches

Retail price $125.00

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Katz's: Autobiography of a Delicatessen

Photographs by Baldomero Fernandez, text by Jake Dell, edited by Beth Daugherty

This first-ever book about Katz's Delicatessen indelibly captures the unique spirit and appeal of the Lower East Side classic. Timed to coincide with Katz's 125th anniversary, this special edition brings a bit of Katz's right into your own home.

384 pages. 645 color photographs. Paperback with French flaps. 6.5 x 9 inches. Published in association with Glenn Horowitz Bookseller

Retail price $39.95

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FORTHCOMING
Pattern Book of Historic American Doors ca. 1600-1860

Peter Joel Harrison
Contributions by Matt Postal and Rhett Butler Edited by Peter Pennoyer, Anne Walker, and Ethel Rompilla

This vast collection of early American door styles from 1600 to circa 1860, is taken from the personal library and collections of Peter Joel Harrison. After thirty-two years of research and travel, Harrison has documented hundreds of doors from throughout America, more than eighty-four from historic properties, including Dutch, English, French and Spanish Colonial, Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival, all handsomely portrayed.
Over 250 hand-drawn illustrations of entry doors and door surrounds, including hinges, latches, knockers, corner blocks, and transoms, all rendered in a traditional 19th-century style and many paired with the source photograph reproduced in full color.

Hardcover with black cloth spine, 272 pages, over 250 hand-drawn illustrations with more than 200 color photos, 8 x 10 ¾ inches

Retail price $65.00

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PATTERN BOOK OF LIGHTING

Thomas P. Fuchs
Book in progress

This much-needed volume records a comprehensive selection of classic models of lighting, from traditional to contemporary.
Soon to be the essential sourcebook for interior designers and architects, this book will also be an inspiration for lighting designers.

Author Thomas Fuchs is a well-regarded lighting designer who works most often with artisans in Murano to execute his designs. Drawn to the Murano artisans whose long manufacturing history goes all the way back to the 1600s, the designer likes to use glass because "the medium offers the design additional layers... texture, color, luminosity." Fuchs adds "glass is magic... one day it is sand, pigment and ash... and the next day it is an object."

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