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America's Best Small Houses by William J. Hennessey

$500

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1949 survey of small modernist houses in America, compiled and edited by William J. Hennessey based on selections by a jury of architectural photographers including Richard Garrison, Fred Gund, P.A. Dearborn, and Julius Shulman. Hardcover 4to, 196 pages with pictorial dust jacket. Hennessey, the author of Modern Furnishings for the Home, was a keen observer of mid century visual culture, and his books have become essential reference guides to American "Good Design" in both furnishings and buildings. The present volume includes works by well-known architects such as Gardner Dailey, Gordon Drake, George F. and William Keck, Carl Koch, Hugh Stubbins, Paul Thiry, and Wurster, Benardi & Emmons, while also providing a broader window into the creative output of the period. The book is enhanced by a full-page inscription by Hennessey on the front free endpaper dated to February, 1949--the month after publication. Scarce thus.

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    George Nelson (Author)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)Depth: 0.75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1949
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Gentle bumping to extremities. Mild rubbing and chipping to dj, with one sizable closed tear to front cover, though visually imperceptible.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU828525472942

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