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Item #BB2002 [Islamic Architecture] [Moorish Houses and Gardens of Morocco] Le Jardin et la Maison Arabes au Maroc, avec 160 [sic] Dessins de Albert Laprade et 136 Planches en Heliogravure d'apres les Photographies de Lucien Vogel, Félix, Vve P.R. Schmitt, G. Fauré et Canu. Jean GALLOTTI, Albert Laprade, Lucien Vogel, Illustrates, Photographs.
[Islamic Architecture] [Moorish Houses and Gardens of Morocco] Le Jardin et la Maison Arabes au Maroc, avec 160 [sic] Dessins de Albert Laprade et 136 Planches en Heliogravure d'apres les Photographies de Lucien Vogel, Félix, Vve P.R. Schmitt, G. Fauré et Canu
[Islamic Architecture] [Moorish Houses and Gardens of Morocco] Le Jardin et la Maison Arabes au Maroc, avec 160 [sic] Dessins de Albert Laprade et 136 Planches en Heliogravure d'apres les Photographies de Lucien Vogel, Félix, Vve P.R. Schmitt, G. Fauré et Canu
[Islamic Architecture] [Moorish Houses and Gardens of Morocco] Le Jardin et la Maison Arabes au Maroc, avec 160 [sic] Dessins de Albert Laprade et 136 Planches en Heliogravure d'apres les Photographies de Lucien Vogel, Félix, Vve P.R. Schmitt, G. Fauré et Canu
[Islamic Architecture] [Moorish Houses and Gardens of Morocco] Le Jardin et la Maison Arabes au Maroc, avec 160 [sic] Dessins de Albert Laprade et 136 Planches en Heliogravure d'apres les Photographies de Lucien Vogel, Félix, Vve P.R. Schmitt, G. Fauré et Canu
[Islamic Architecture] [Moorish Houses and Gardens of Morocco] Le Jardin et la Maison Arabes au Maroc, avec 160 [sic] Dessins de Albert Laprade et 136 Planches en Heliogravure d'apres les Photographies de Lucien Vogel, Félix, Vve P.R. Schmitt, G. Fauré et Canu

[Islamic Architecture] [Moorish Houses and Gardens of Morocco] Le Jardin et la Maison Arabes au Maroc, avec 160 [sic] Dessins de Albert Laprade et 136 Planches en Heliogravure d'apres les Photographies de Lucien Vogel, Félix, Vve P.R. Schmitt, G. Fauré et Canu

Paris: Editions Albert Lévy, Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, 2, rue de l'Echelle, 1926. Quarter-Cloth. First Edition, complete in two volumes, of this treatise on Moroccan domestic architecture, as interpreted by Gallotti and his collaborators. Text in French. Royal 8vo (250 x 193mm): viii,120,[8]x; 94,[8]pp, with 136 plates in heliogravure from photographs by Lucien Vogel and others and 157 line drawings by Albert Laprade. Publisher's saffron yellow percaline-backed paper-covered boards, front covers with architectural vignette in silver gilt, spines lettered in silver, pale blue end papers, fore- and bottom edges uncut. A handsome set, securely bound and clean throughout. Revue de l'histoire des colonies françaises, Vol. 19, No. 80 (March-April 1931), pp. 201-202. Near Fine+. Item #BB2002

The French architect Albert Laprade helped design two of Morocco's best known twentieth-century monuments: the French Protectorate Residence (résidence générale), in Rabat, and the New Medina (Quartier des Habous), in Casablanca. He also also collaborated with Gallotti on this monograph, with photographs depicting an array of traditional Moroccan residences, principally by Lucien Vogel. According to Gallotti, the two volumes provide a primer on Moroccan domestic architecture as interpreted by sympathetic French architects and gave a guide for foreigners on methods for designing houses in the traditional manner. Both volumes are organized according to formal elements and typologies (plan, windows, stairs, decoration, kiosks, palaces, and the like). The houses are exemplars of a synthetic “Arab” architecture invented by Gallotti and his collaborators, largely inspired by “traditional” Moroccan architecture in Fez, recombining elements into a unified amalgam, a hybrid architecture. (See Maison Arabes au Maroc: Fez and French Colonial Architecture, a paper presented by Patricia Morton at the conference "Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life") N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.) `.

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