New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. (2004). Hadid, Zaha. First Edition. Hardcover. First U.S. edition, four vols., various sizes, 240; ; ; 127 pp. Near fine. Item #CNJL1319
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid "combines painting, projective geometry, perspective, model building, now computer renderings and smooth curvaceous geometric surfaces into the masses, interiors and structure of her buildings. Her ability to work across mediums with apparent ease and grace is what has given her work its singularity and consistency of vision - as well as its enduring contemporaneity. This one-of-a-kind publication attempts to capture all her agile visions in four-channel quadraphonic images, texts, drawings and photographs." (N.B., from the Foreword.) ***DESCRIPTION: Four volumes in original semi-glossy pictorial paper covered boards, each volume has a similar image and text printed in red on either silver, black, bronze or dark-silver paper, except for the "Texts and References" volume, each is richly illustrated in color on thick glossy paper, housed in a semitransparent sculptural red plastic slipcase with entry slots on three edges, from largest to smallest: folio 12" x 10 1/2", narrow folio 12" x 5 3/8", octavo 7" x 5", square octavo 5" x 5", [1-11] 12-240; [1-6] 7-111 ; [1-3] 4-95 ; [1-8] 9-127 pp., first U.S. edition. ***CONDITION: Near fine, each volume with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interiors are clean and bright, the text blocks are tight as though the books have never been read, and they are entirely free of prior owner markings; the edges have some minor dents due to the foil like "paper" covering, some small cracks at the seams of the slipcase, else fine. ***POSTAGE: Please note that due to the weight of this set additional postage will apply; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.