The Meanings of Architecture: Buildings and writings by John Wellborn Root

Hoffmann, Donald

Published by Horizon Press, 1967
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[OS1791] 4to. 238 pp. Black cloth. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Mild wear and a few small tears to jacket extremities. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Meanings of Architecture: Buildings and ...
Publisher: Horizon Press
Publication Date: 1967
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.

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Root, John Wellborn (buildings and writings by); Hoffmann, Donald (collected and intro)
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Book Description Horizon Press 1967, 1967. Oversized Hardback. 238pp Very good condition. Chipped and rubbed dust jacket. Price clipped. Previous owner's name. One corner slightly bumped. ISBN: B0006BRPHO. Bookseller Inventory # E1122597

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Root, John Wellborn. Donald Hoffmann (compiler, Introduction).
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Book Description New York: Horizon Press, 1967., 1967. 238 pages. Hardcover: H 29.25cm x L 22.25cm. Lacks dust jacket. Black cloth with silver stamped lettering upon spine and front board, boards rubbed, cloth frayed at spine head and board corners. With an Introduction by Donald Hoffmann, b/w photographs, and illustrations. Features numerous essays by famed architect John Wellborn Root regarding various subjects all of which are organized into five major sections titled as follows: THE ORGANIC NOTION; ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE; AESTHETIC THEORY; TOASTS AND SATIRES; and AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE. A very good copy of an uncommon architectural monograph. Bookseller Inventory # INV-8277

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ROOT, John Wellborn / HOFFMANN, Donald
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Book Description Horizon Press, 1967. 1st ed.. A tidy hardback in tight binding; dust jacket worn & chipped at edges, & rather scuffed. Edited & with an introsuction by Donald Hoffmann. Used - Good. VG hardback in Good price-clipped dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS216135I

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Donald Hoffmann (editor and Introduction); John Wellborn Root
Published by Horizon Press, NY (1967)
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Book Description Horizon Press, NY, 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 238 page slightly oversize hardcover in a very attractive/durable full-cloth binding with silver stamping on spine and front, includes quite a few pictures/illustrations (all captioned) and several plans. No statement of printing on the copyright page but I'm confident that this is a 1st/1st. "One of the greatest of all American architects, John Wellborn Root was an artist and writer of inspiring vision and wit. Frank Lloyd Wright called him 'a man of genius,' and Louis Sullivan wrote of his faith and joy in Root as a rival and described him as a 'man of power.' Yet, though acclaimed by his peers and by the perceptive critics of our time, his profound importance in the growth of American culture is still to be widely recognized. THE MEANINGS OF ARCHITECTURE is the first book by Root ever to be published. It is in fact the first book ever to contain a comprehensive collection of his provocative buildings and his prophetic writings. The buildings are shown in over one hundred revealing photographs and drawings, and the writings have been cogently selected and organized by Donald Hoffmann, a national director of the Society of Architectural Historians.He became the most sought-after architect of commercial buildings in Chicago and at his death (at 41!) he had designed some 250 buildings and left a fascinating body of writings, all far in advance of his time, and now published for the first time in book form." Excellent copy: spine square/TINY bit of fading at head/heel, one very faint vertical mark on back board/light bumping at two upper corners of boards, TINY bit of foxing on endpapers else the book is as new with NO markings throughout. The dj has light to medium rubbing, a little bumping at head/heel of spine with two short tears at heel, one closed tear at upper edge of back, a few small tape repairs (all but one on inside). Otherwise it's in excellent condition, also, and very attractive. NOT an ex-library, NOT a book club, NOT a remainder, dj NOT price-clipped ("$15"). Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. Bookseller Inventory # 011523

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Root) Hoffmann, Donald (ed)
Published by New York, Horizon Press 1967. (1967)
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Book Description New York, Horizon Press 1967., 1967. Good volume devoted to the architectural work and writings of the Chicago architect John Wellborn Root (1850-1891). Folio. 238pp, incl 103 photo plates. Publisher?s cloth, in dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 13972

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Root, John Wellborn; collected and with an introduction by Donald Hoffmann
Published by Horizon Press (1967), New York, NY (1967)
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Book Description Horizon Press (1967), New York, NY, 1967. Cloth. Book Condition: VG/FR. Photographs (Black & White) (illustrator). ........ 4to., 238 pp., jacket tears, dj chipped along edges. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS13422

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