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Folio. vii pp. Title leaf, 55 plates plus an ORIGINAL DRYPOINT ETCHING SIGNED BY SAMUEL CHAMBERLAIN; plates lii and liv with small marginal piece torn away (not affecting image). Decoratively printed chemise, black cloth-backed boards, original ribbon ties; probably rebacked, but not recently: spine faded, head tear (repaired), extremities a bit worn. Burndy bookplate. A beautiful book - SIGNED by artist. Very good. Complete copies of this portfolio are scarce. Very good. WITH THE ORIGINAL DRYPOINT ETCHING SIGNED BY CHAMBERLAIN. "Chamberlain was born in Iowa in 1895 and raised in the state of Washington. In 1915 he enrolled in the architectural program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, but his education was interrupted by World War I. Like many other young Americans, including future literary stars Ernest Hemingway and e. e. Cummings, he sailed for France to join the volunteer ambulance corps, the American Field Service. By his own admission Chamberlain fell in love with the country even before he stepped foot on shore. At the conclusion of the war Sam returned to Washington where he worked for a time as a renderer for various architectural firms and a commercial artist. But the lure of France was too strong, and in 1922 he headed back to Paris. . . . During his lifetime Sam Chamberlain was widely respected for his work as a printmaker, artist, photographer, and writer. He was a member of the esteemed National Academy of Design, the American Institute of Architects, and other prestigious societies in America and Europe. He received many awards and left behind more than eighty books. Also included in is legacy is the Marblehead Arts Association of which he was a founding member." â€“ Escapes North (obituary for the artist).
Title: Domestic Architecture in Rural France; Sketches in Lithograph, Drypoint, pencil and Wash, of Small ChÃ¢teaux, Farms, Town Houses, Cottages, Manoirs, Windmills, Gates, Doorways, Details, etc.,. from Burgundy, Auvergne, Provence, Normandy, Brittany and the Touraine.
Publisher: New York:, The Architectural Book Publishing Co., Paul Wenzel & Maurice Krakow, 1928.: 1928
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: LV1742