THE GOLDEN ASS,; Translated by Jack Lindsay, illustrated by Percival Goodman


Published by Limited Editions Club, 1932
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Tall 8vo, pp. 392. One of 1500 copies printed by John S Fass at the Harbor Press in NY, signed by the illustrator. Bound in cream calf (rubbed on the spine) and housed in the publisher's box. A very good copy. Included are four original pen and ink drawings by Goodman, nicely framed under glass of the illustrations from the book: (page 5, 18, 79, 168) ie. The Tale of Aristomenes ( pages 5, 18) ; "She stopped to gather (p. 79); "Ceres & Psyche, Psyche Cast Herself before the Goddess, page 168.). Each image is approx. 9-1/2 x 8 inches) Little browned but in excellent condition. Percival Goodman, an architect, planner and artist who was one of the nation's leading designers of synagogues. He was professor emeritus at the Columbia University School of Architecture, where he taught from 1946 to 1971, was as well known for his social thought as for his architectural work. He believed passionately that the architect had a responsibility not merely to create physical forms, but also to serve as an advocate for improved social conditions. A lifelong student of utopias, Mr. Goodman wrote ''Communitas,'' a blueprint for ideal communities, with his brother, the philosopher Paul Goodman, in 1947. He later wrote ''The Double E,'' a treatise on the relationship of ecology to city planning, which was published in 1977, and in the years before his death he joined his love of illustration to his fascination with utopian communities by embarking on a book-length series of elaborate drawings of utopias throughout history. He was educated privately, and in 1925 he received the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects Paris Prize, which sent him to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he received his architectural training. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: THE GOLDEN ASS,; Translated by Jack Lindsay,...
Publisher: Limited Editions Club
Publication Date: 1932
Edition: First Edition.

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