RARE BOOK GUIDE - THE RUNNERS, THE RIDERS & THE ODDS

30 January 2007

The Architectural Style of A. Hays Town.

THE ARCHITECTURAL STYLE OF A. HAYS TOWN. 106 PRELIMINARY SKETCHES. Amdulaine, St. Gabriel, LA, 1985.

Current Selling Prices
$1500+ / £800+ ISBN 0961578009


ARCHITECTURE
Large quarto coffee table art book with 106 colour sketches. Creole Architecture, AHT worked in Baton Rouge. In April 06 there was a fine copy at $2500 which must have sold. I guess if you have a house by the chap you have to have the book and you might also have the cash. There is, however, a perfectly good book on his Louisiana houses by Philip Gould at $30, nice pics but no floor plans.

VALUE? The $2500 copy could have been a lucky chance and it might show up on ebay at $50 but I doubt it. A copy (fine in fine) is for sale at $1800, another copy spotted at $3500-- "a unique opportunity to buy this rare book." Louisiana seller. The same book is relisted by a relister at $5500. The Hindus have a phrase for this 'jiva jivasya jivanam' - one living entity is food for another. [Want level 25-50 Highish]

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a student of architecture it is a shame that the price will not afford me the pleasure of understanding this amazing architect.

khairy said...

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