Welcome to the February newsletter! Some months back, I sold a group of industrial images by Sidney Hurwitz to the Currier Museum in Manchester, NH. As partial payment, Sid invited me to his work studio in Boston to pick out a hand-colored engraving. I chose an image from Bethlehem, PA, shown displayed here. We are featuring a wonderful exhibit catalog of Sid's beautiful, evocative images of industrial architecture in this newsletter.
This month's offerings feature a new shipment of the very popular cat ladder book, and a great assortment of building material and trade catalogs.
Happy browsing! Steven
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Architecture and History
Construction Methods & Materials
Brick and Stone
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Arcatecture - Swiss Cat Ladders
[Ladders]. Schuster, Brigitte. Arcatecture - Swiss Cat Ladders. Basel, Bern, Switzerland: Christoph Merian Verlag, 2019. First edition. Octavo, pp. 320, more than 100 illustrations, mostly in color. Text in English and German. Color Pictorial Wraps. New.
This is a book to bury yourself in, to look and learn. By using impressive photographs, Brigitte Schuster documents cat ladders in Bern. The book also features an essay on the function and richness of these fantastic devices. This lovingly designed book is aimed at people who are curious about ideas of culture and home, cat lovers and cat ladder designers. It shows simple wooden planks and scaffolding-like structures, spiral staircases and zigzag structures. It serves for finding inspiration for personal projects and reflects a world in which cats and people approach each other on their own paths. This special edition is limited to 1100 copies, available exclusively here! (19757) $60.00