WOOD MOTIFS IN AMERICAN DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE – BEN KARP

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WOOD MOTIFS IN AMERICAN DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE – BEN KARP

115.00

First edition, published by Bonanza Books, 1966

For a relatively esoteric subject matter, this is one of the most enjoyable books to read. Typologically organized, Ben Karp takes us through the many patterns, trends and processes found in the wood motifs with a thoughtful and amusing commentary that could be entertaining to those with even the least interest in architectural motifs. For any one interested in American domestic architecture, this book is an incredibly helpful document for reference or refubishment.

“Holes, slits, and slots are all immaterial – that is, they are space not substance.

They are openings in the “closing” of surrounding board, passages through obstruction.

Argus-like, they present a visage with a hundred eyes, all open.

Dark areas surrounded by light, they are at the same time transparency amid opacity.”

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Condition: Very good. Some minor yellowing to extremities of jacket and boards, slight shelf wear. Inner pages clean and bright. Small inscription on first end paper.