Item #21885 Pencil Points - six issues, January-June 1932. Architectural History, Russell F. Whitehead.

Pencil Points - six issues, January-June 1932.

New York: The Pencil Points Press, Inc., 1932. First edition. Original Wraps. Quarto, pp. ~80 each issue, illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings and trade advertisements. Very Good. Item #21885

The series was a bible for architects in the 1920's and 1930's and the predecessor for publications such as Progressive Architecture. Each issue features line drawings of unique architectural applications (interiors and exteriors). Some of the topics covered in these issues include "How to Find a Job During the Depression" by Royal Barry Wills; comparative costs of walls of country houses; George Washington, architect; planning for built-in equipment; economic height of buildings; techniques in pen drawing; steel windows for penal institutions; the geometry of architectural drafting; contemporary design in architecture; and much more. Two monograph series feature late Colonial public buildings of Salem (MA), and some records of Old Concord. A subtle and sophisticated chapter in architectural history.

Price: $60.00