Cleveland, OH: J. H. Jansen, 1923. First edition. Maroon Linen over boards portfolio with tie slips. Quarto, portfolio of 68 loose b/w plates of church exteriors and interiors. This collection of 68 plates is complete as presented. The numbering of the plates is not consecutive in that some of the plates were destroyed by fire and were not reprinted. (Plates missing 1-18, 65, 66; remaining plates numbered to 88). Good; moderate edgewear, some cover soiling, several closed tears to title page. Item #20296
Frank Chouteau Brown (1876 – 1947) was an American architect, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and educated at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts, the Boston Art Club and in Europe. In 1902, he began practice in Boston and from 1907 to 1919, was editor of the Architectural Review periodical. In 1916, he became a member of the faculty of Boston University and in 1919, head of the Department of Art and Architecture.