Lot 177 of 302:
22 plates by W.K.Oltar-Jevsky  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$360
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Contemporary Babylon

Author:
Oltar-Jevsky, W.K.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Architectural Book Publishing Company

Date:
1933

Description:

With 22 mounted plates by W.K. Oltar-Jevsky. Introduction by Harvey Wiley Corbett. 37x23 cm (14½x9¼") publisher's black silk-covered boards decorated and lettered in gilt. First Edition. 

The book comprises 22 mounted plates from pencil drawings by Oltar-Jevsky, of New York City's many architectural masterpieces, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, etc.

Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Oltarzhevsky (Oltar-Jevsky) was a Russian Soviet architect. He was one of the first Soviet experts in skyscraper construction, notable for his collaboration with Arkady Mordvinov on Hotel Ukraina.


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Condition:
Wear, rubbing and staining to boards with circular damp mark on front cover; bottom bumped at spine; interior clean with light toning; very good.


 
Item number:
309430a
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