Category: Urban Issues


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Image for Playhouse Square Urban Design Guidelines (Cleveland, Ohio 1985)

Playhouse Square Urban Design Guidelines (Cleveland, Ohio 1985)

By: N/A

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland City Planning Commisssion; Kaczmar Architects Inc.' Greater Cleveland Growth Association: 1985

Seller ID: 0805

Condition: Fine

Beautiful as new planning guide used to design Cleveland's fabulous Playhouse Square entertainment area. Yes, it's book-sized, but it was produced for temporary use which qualifies it as ephemera. It's a big one measuring 8-3/4" tall and 13" wide, bound with a plastic comb. The book has 136 pages with black and white photographs, drawings, and maps. An interesting study of urban planning. NOTE: Due to size and weight overseas orders will incur higher shipping. Please contact us with destination for a quote. U.S. orders ship for $2. View more info

Image for Cityscape 1910-1939; Urban Themes in American, German and British Art (1977-1978)

Cityscape 1910-1939; Urban Themes in American, German and British Art (1977-1978)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Arts Council of Great Britain: 1977

Seller ID: 1468

ISBN: 0728701375

Condition: Very Good

Beautiful art and photography, all with a black and white theme -- and remarkably hard to find. The booklet is oversized at 8-1/4" x 11-1/4" and has 33 pages. It was published to accompany an exhibit which moved around from July 2, 1977 to March 19, 1978 in Bradford, Portsmouth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and London. The cover of course features the Brooklyn Bridge by Louis Lozowick. Essays include Concerning Images of the Metropolis and From Order To Apocalypse -- the City in British Art 1890-1940. Catalogue includes 147 works. View more info

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Lorain, Ohio; A Study In Urban Geography

By: Frost, R.B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ohio, Unknown: Unknown

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1525

Condition: Very Good

An amazingly hard to find booklet which is actually a reprint of the original publication which appeared in the Ohio Journal of Science Vol. XXXV, No. 3, May 1935. It's presented here with the exact pagination of the original and funded with a grant-in-aid from the trustees of the Research Fund of the Ohio Academy OF Science. The booklet is illustrated with maps (including one fold-out) and photographs, the latter printed on coated paper. Part I covers The Natural Environment; Part II covers Sequent Stages of Occupance (1755-1894); and Part III covers the Modern Landscape. View more info

Image for The Terminal Tower Complex 1930-1980; First printing SIGNED

The Terminal Tower Complex 1930-1980; First printing SIGNED

By: Jim Toman and Dan Cook

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Clevleand, Ohio, Cleveland Landmarks Press Inc.: 1980

Edition: First printing Stated

Seller ID: 4424

ISBN: 093676001x

Condition: Fine condition

Crisp, clean book with pristine pages and page edges. No names or writing other than having been SIGNED without inscription by both authors. Measures 8-1/2"x11" Illustrated throughout with vintage photos. Cover is fashioned of heavy pebbled paper decorated with much gilt and nice rounded corners. Printed on heavy coated paper. Binding is quite tight, so useage was minimal.It's interesting to note that this book was published at a time when the city of Cleveland was at a low point, having suffered the infamous fire on the Cuyahyoga River and great financial crisis. The purpose of this book and ... View more info

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New York Then and Now

By: Marcia Reiss

Price: $16.00

Publisher: San Diego, California, Thunder Bay Press: 2007

Edition: Later printing

Seller ID: 4436

ISBN: 19781592237296

Condition: Fine condition

This book is part of a a series showing America's important citiesas they wewre in the past and today. Some of these volumes are large in hard cover, but this one is a nice small 8" across and 7" high. Each spread shows the early days on the left and today on the right, both with description. The book is clean and bright with 144 pages replete with index. View more info

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City of Independence Master Plan 1968

By: Mayor Joseph Kotabish

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Independence, Ohio, City of Independence, Ohio: 1968

Edition: Presumed first

Seller ID: 4452

Condition: Very good condition

This item is not often found. It's a master plan published in 1968 under the auspices of Joseph Kotabish, Mayor. The book begins with a letter of the Regional Planning Commission. The Independence Council members are also listed. Among the many topics are historic setting, population characteristics, coordinating community growth, a residential plan, a business plan, an industrial plan, a community facilities plan, a transportation plan, and a future plan. There are 10 color maps and 12 tables from existing land inand use in 1967 to estimated 1975 paving width requirements. The maps are very n... View more info

Image for Pittsburgh's "Wall Street" (1980)

Pittsburgh's "Wall Street" (1980)

By: No Author

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Allegheny Conference on Community Development: 1980

Seller ID: 3961

Condition: Very good condition

If you love architectural drawings, photographs of buildings, analysis, recommendations, and charts this is a pleasure to get down on the floor with it. The big booklet measures 11" high and 17" across. It's very clean and is tightly bound with a metal spiral. The contents include" introduction, Historic District Proposal; Analysis and Recommendations for 200 Block Fourth Avenue, 300 Block Fourth Avenue, Wood Street and Forbes Avenue; Landscaping Recommendations; Restoration Guidlines; Cleaning Guidelines; and Storefront and Signage Guidelines. 62 pages. (Arch. Box 1) View more info

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Standard Construction Drawings: City of Cleveland (1972)

By: Perl, Ralph J. (Mayor)

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, City of Cleveland Division of Engineering and Construction: 1972

Seller ID: 3858

Condition: Good condition

If urban topics such as sewers, catch basins, standard pipe, manholes, pavements, traffic dividers, and other such mundane necessities, you'll appreciate these detailed drawings with added numbers and descriptions.The book is very large at 11" x 17" and has 70 pages. there are some small tears to the edges of the back cover which I have mended with archival tape at the reverse side. the front cover has a white sticker on the lower outer corner and a number in red at the upper one. Next to the area next to the top spine is a blemish caused most likely by a price sticker. the pages are clean an... View more info

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Asian Americans AndTtheir Communities of Cleveland

By: Stephen Fugita, David Namkoong, Domingo Patawaran; Suey Yee

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Clevelend, Ohio, Celveland Ethnic Heritag Studies Cleveland State University: 1977

Edition: Second printing

Seller ID: 4138

Condition: Fine condition

This is one of many ethnic heritage monographs based on a single culture. They have never been easy to find, though I once had six all at once. They sold over time, but I just last year got two more, both of which were replacements from ones I had before. This one is very clean and tightly bound, measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 201 pages. This isn't a booklet, but it was helpful to ask writers from these new nationalities to talk about their lives and ethnicity. As Cleveland began to grow with many Asian immigrants -- Japan, China, Korea, Filipino and Vietnamese -- the books discussed culture, ... View more info