Apartments: Their Design and Development with: Ephemera. Samuel Paul.
Apartments: Their Design and Development with: Ephemera
Apartments: Their Design and Development with: Ephemera
Apartments: Their Design and Development with: Ephemera
Apartments: Their Design and Development with: Ephemera
Apartments: Their Design and Development with: Ephemera
Apartments: Their Design and Development with: Ephemera
Apartments: Their Design and Development with: Ephemera
Apartments: Their Design and Development with: Ephemera

Apartments: Their Design and Development with: Ephemera

New York, NY: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed & signed by Samuel Paul. "This book is the product of an experienced and highly successful architect who believes that architects should not only be knowledgeable in the economics of apartment building but also "should understand the tenant's requirements individually and collectively- and put all the pieces together into an esthetic entity." His book illustrates how good architectural design can be achieved despite all limitations and controls placed upon the undertaking, and at the same time emphasizes the vital importance of proper financing and the need for cost control throughout every phase of design." (from front flap) A treatise/ textbook on the design & development of apartment buildings by Samuel Paul (1912-2002), an acclaimed & successful American architect who, with his partner Seymour Jarmul (1920-1994), designed & saw to completion many exemplary modern mid-20th century residential structures. The volume is divided into four sections that correspond chronologically with all the phases of development, from land acquisition to occupancy. With profuse plans, illustrations & photographs of Paul & Jarmul's own designed structures as well as such famous buildings as the Marina City towers in Chicago, the notorious Watergate complex in Washington, DC & more. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, a large & lavish production worthy of the modernist landmarks it depicts. On the blank front endpaper, Paul has hand-written & signed in bold blue ink: "To George Buchler(?)/ with best wishes-/ (signed) Sam Paul." We found & have retained, between pages 256-257, an original developed photograph (appx. 10" x 8") depicting a mid-rise apartment building (presumably designed by Paul & Jarmul) on recto, & "2/60" written in pencil near lower right corner of blank verso. A delightful & desirable collectible for students, practicing architects, developers & fans of mid-20th century urban residential architecture. Book in fine condition with light rubbing, occasional spotting to white-cloth front, back covers & spine; slight wear, rubbing & browning to edges & corners of same; very slight loss of red lettering on spine; very light rubbing to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only light-to-medium browning to blank paste-downs & endpapers (esp. at/ near edges, corners & not effecting inscription, signature); tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Photograph ephemera very fine with only a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners; a touch of browning & one small smudge at blank-margin lower left corner of recto. Dust jacket relatively good-to-near-fine with mild rubbing, browning, scratching, creasing & spotting to front, back covers, spine & flaps; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at/ near edges & corners of same; several chips & tears with slight loss of paper esp. at upper spine-edge, corners & lower edge of back cover. Fine / Good- Near Fine. [Item #4811]

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