Lot 91: VIOLLET-LE-DUC, Eugene Emmanuel (1814-79).  Entretiens sur l' Architecture. Atlas. Paris: A. Morel, 1864. Atlas volume only. Oblong folio. 38 engraved plates (occasional spotting). Contemporary red half morocco (rubbed). Provenance: unidentified bookplate. The author is often cited as the first theorist of modern architecture; this work, in particular, with its innovative ideas on the construction of iron skeletons enclosed by non-bearing walls, greatly influenced the late 19th-century architects of the Chicago school.

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Description: VIOLLET-LE-DUC, Eugene Emmanuel (1814-79).  Entretiens sur l' Architecture. Atlas. Paris: A. Morel, 1864. Atlas volume only. Oblong folio. 38 engraved plates (occasional spotting). Contemporary red half morocco (rubbed). Provenance: unidentified bookplate. The author is often cited as the first theorist of modern architecture; this work, in particular, with its innovative ideas on the construction of iron skeletons enclosed by non-bearing walls, greatly influenced the late 19th-century architects of the Chicago school.
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