New York: Architectural Book Publishing Company, 1929. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 168, illustrated with b/w photographic plates. A gift inscription dated 1934 is written neatly on the front endpaper. Very Good in Good Mylar-Protected DJ. Item #21155
The domestic architecture of Venice represents an unbroken tradition of eight or nine hundred years, to which every style from the Byzantine to the Baroque has made its contribution without interrupting continuity. The palaces of the Canal, the villas of the terra firma, even the simple farm houses, are full of suggestion, not only in composition, but in the sympathetic handling of materials. Any student of design will welcome the assemblage of photographs and sketches that the author has brought together in this volume. Particularly interesting are the detailed photographs of single features, such as windows, balconies, balustrades, doors, together with sketches of chimney tops, ironwork, and other elements. This is the first time we've been able to offer this interesting book, and it is a delight that it has come to us with its dust jacket.