WITH HUNDREDS OF BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS OF VENICE
WIENER, Samuel G. Venetian Houses and Details. New York: Architectural Book Publishing, (1929). Quarto, original burgundy cloth. $400.
First edition, with 168 pages of photographs and drawings of buildings and architectural elements from Venice and nearby communities.
"The domestic architecture of Venice represents an unbroken tradition of seven or eight hundred years, to which every style from the Byzantine to the Baroque has made its contribution without interrupting continuity… particularly interesting [in this volume] are the detailed photographs of single features, such as window, balconies, balustrades, doors, together with sketches of chimney tops, ironwork, and other elements." With an introduction by Fiske Kimball, influential architect and long-time director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Interior fine, light wear to original cloth. A near-fine copy.