Houses: Volume 3, 20th Anniversary Edition [SIGNED]: Despont, Thierry W.; Christian Bourcart; ... Houses: Volume 3, 20th Anniversary Edition [SIGNED]: Despont, Thierry W.; Christian Bourcart; ... Houses: Volume 3, 20th Anniversary Edition [SIGNED]: Despont, Thierry W.; Christian Bourcart; ... Houses: Volume 3, 20th Anniversary Edition [SIGNED]: Despont, Thierry W.; Christian Bourcart; ...
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1/500. Elephant folio. 267, [1]pp. Original illustrated dust-jacket over black cloth, with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated title page. Foreword hand-signed by Thierry W. Despont (TWD). This handsome volume was published to commemorate 20 years of Thierry Despont's architectural practice devoted mostly to residential design. Mr. Thierry Despont is a renown architect, designer and artist with his offices and studio in New York, who specializes in unique and high end designed residential projects, hotels and museums, and historical renovations. The book provides numerous high quality color and b/w photographs of exteriors and interiors of important houses planned and completed. One of 500 unnumbered copies. Dust-jacket sunned along edges. DJ in overall good+, binding and interior in very good condition. About the author: Mr. Despont was Associate Architect for the Centennial Restoration of the Statue of Liberty and has completed the restoration of Clayton, the Frick family mansion in Pittsburgh. Mr. Despont designed the Decorative Arts Galleries of the new J. Paul Getty Museum and, in collaboration with Richard Meier, was responsible for the interior design of the museum's sculpture and painting galleries. The office also completed the 50,000 square foot flagship store on Bond Street for Ralph Lauren. In the US, the firm designed the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue on East 63rd Street in New York and the flagship store for Harry Winston in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Despont and his office have completed several very high end hotel projects. Among them are the renovation of the Carlyle Hotel in New York, Claridge's and The Dorchester in London, and Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida. Current hotel projects include the renovation of the Ritz Paris, the Dorchester Collection's new 45 Park Lane Hotel in London, The Chatwal in New York, and the Divan Hotel in Istanbul. Bookseller Inventory # 38177

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Title: Houses: Volume 3, 20th Anniversary Edition [...

Publisher: The Office of Thierry W. Despont Ltd., New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Limited edition.

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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