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      Sale 2451 | Lot 23
      Price Realized: $344With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2451 Lot 23

        (ARCHITECTURE.) Requa, Richard S. Architectural Details: Spain and the Mediterranean. 144 photographic plates in 12 fascicles. Folio, fascicles are original plain lettered wrapper, text booklet, wrappers; both laid into publisher's folding pictorial cloth case, spine ends and joints a bit tattered, one tie missing, the others fragile. Printed in San Diego by Frye & Smith. Los Angeles: The Monolith Portland Cement Company, (1926)

        Estimate $500 - 750

        Out-of-series copy with the "Special Architect's Edition" label. An important book by the major creator of what was to become "California style" architecture. Most of the pictures were taken by Requa himself as the first in-depth study of southwestern buildings, gardens, and design details with regard to creating a similar "logical and appropriate" style. The portfolio was issued one year before the trade edition and was presented to architects, schools, and libraries.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $344

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