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Athenaeum Profiles: A Not-for-Profit Education

Athenaeum Profiles: A Not-for-Profit Education

By Roger W. Moss (Oak Knoll, 2014). Hardcover, dust jacket. 165pp. Signed by the Author.

Prepared for the bicentennial celebration of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Athenaeum Profiles consists of biographical essays covering twelve significant individuals who influenced the future of one of America's oldest cultural institutions. During the author's forty year tenure as executive director of the Athenaeum (1968-2008), he learned on the job from these men how to manage a not-for-profit special collections library as he resuscitated a moribund institution by acquiring nationally significant collections, attracting substantial funding, embracing modern technology, and creating a research website visited by thousands of researchers from around the globe. How the Athenaeum was pulled back from the brink of collapse provides practical lessons for any curator or director facing a similar situation.

$35.00

Useful Knowledge: A Genealogy of Shares

Useful Knowledge: A Genealogy of Shares

By Jena Osman (Athenaeum, 2014). Paperback.

$10.00

William Birch: Picturing The American Scene

William Birch: Picturing The American Scene

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. Hardcover.

$50.00

Studies In The History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes Quarterly: The Landscapes, Scenes & Theaters of William Birch

Studies In The History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes: The Landscapes, Scenes & Theaters of William Birch

Routledge, 2012. Paperback.

$20.00

Philadelphia Theaters: A Pictorial Architectural History from the Collections of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Theaters: A Pictorial Architectural History from the Collections of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

By Irvin R. Glazer (Dover, 1994). Illustrated paperback.

$13.95

Three Generations of Book Collectors

Three Generations of Book Collectors: The Evan Turner Gift at The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

By Samuel A. Streit and Daniel H. Traister (Athenaeum, 2012). Catalog of the exhibition (Sept. 7-Nov. 7, 2012) 71pp., illustrated, softcover.

$24.95

Philadelphia Places On Paper

Philadelphia Places On Paper: Selections From The Eli P. Zebooker Collection

Compiled by Bruce Laverty and Erin Kuykendall (Athenaeum, 2011). Catalog of the exhibition (Sept. 19-Nov. 11, 2011) 40pp., illustrated, softcover.

$19.95

T. P. Chandler, Jr., Portrait of an American Architect

Theophilus P. Chandler, Jr., Portrait of an American Architect

By Joan Church Roberts (Athenaeum, 2010). Catalog of the exhibition (Sept. 13-Nov. 12, 2010) 60pp., illustrated, softcover.

$20.00

Study of Architectural Design

The Study of Architectural Design

By John Harbeson with new introduction by John Blatteau and Sandra Tatman (W. W. Norton & Co., 2008).

$30.00

A Living Legacy: Architecture of A. W. Leh

A Living Legacy: Architecture of A. W. Leh

By Kenneth F. Raniere (Moon Trail Books, 2009) Hard Cover; 269pp., Illustrated, Index.

$125.00

Historic Landmarks of Philadelphia

Historic Landmarks of Philadelphia

By Roger Moss, with photos by Tom Crane (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008) Hard Cover; 320pp., Illustrated.

$25.00

Thomas U. Walter: The Lectures on Architecture, 1841-1853

Thomas U. Walter: The Lectures on Architecture, 1841-1853

Edited by Jhennifer Amundson (Athenaeum, 2006) Soft Cover; 280pp., Illustrated, Index.

$24.95

Architectural Research In Philadelphia: A Guide to the Resources Available throughout Philadelphia

Architectural Research In Philadelphia: A Guide to the Resources Available throughout Philadelphia

By Jefferson M. Moak (Athenaeum 2001, revised 2002).

$30.00
The Planning of Center City Philadelphia from William Penn to the Present

The Planning of Center City Philadelphia from William Penn to the Present

Essay by John Andrew Gallery (Center for Architecture, 2007) 96 pages, illustrated, soft cover.

$10.00

Philadelphia Victorian: The Building of the Athenaeum

Philadelphia Victorian: The Building of the Athenaeum (Hardcover)

By Roger W. Moss (Athenaeum) 172pp., 169 duotone illustrations; 10 ½ x II 3/8 full cloth hardcover with slipcase.

$72.00 
Philadelphia Victorian: The Building of the Athenaeum

Philadelphia Victorian: The Building of the Athenaeum (Paperback)

By Roger W. Moss (Athenaeum) 172pp., 169 duotone illustrations; paperback.

$45.00 
Monument To Philanthropy: The Design and Building of Girard College, 1832-1848

Monument To Philanthropy: The Design and Building of Girard College, 1832-1848

By Bruce Laverty, Michael J. Lewis & Michelle Taillon Taylor.  (Girard College, 1998). 174 pages, Soft bound with color illustrations.

$34.95
Robert Smith: Architect, Builder, Patriot 1722-1777

Robert Smith: Architect, Builder, Patriot 1722-1777

By Charles E. Peterson FAIA with Constance M. Grieff & Maria M. Thompson. (Athenaeum, 2000). 164 pages, Illustrated hardcover, with a forward by Robert Venturi.

$25.00 
The Fairmount Park Motor Races, 1908-1911

The Fairmount Park Motor Races, 1908-1911

By Michael J. Seneca (McFarland & Co., 2003). 238 pages, Illustrated Hardcover

$39.95 
John Notman, Architect

John Notman, Architect

By Constance Grieff  (Athenaeum) Illustrated paperback.

$20.00 
Lighting For Historic Buildings

Lighting for Historic Buildings

By Roger W. Moss (Preservation Press) Illustrated paperback.

$19.95 
America's Membership Libraries

America's Membership Libraries

Edited by Richard Wendorf (Oak Knoll Press, 2007) Hardcover, 352 pages, illustrated.

$39.95 
Capricious Fancy

Capricious Fancy: Draping and Curtaining the Historic Interior, 1800-1930

By Gail Caskey Winkler (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012) Hardcover, 336 pages.

$75.00 
Floor Coverings for Historic Buildings

Floor Coverings for Historic Buildings

By Gail C. Winkler (Preservation Press)

$19.95 
Vineyard and the Sea

Vineyard and the Sea (Hardcover)

By Charles W. Stork (Athenaeum) Poems, mostly relating to Martha's Vineyard, published by the Athenæum as a memorial to a long-time board member.

$11.95 
Vineyard and the Sea

Vineyard and the Sea (Paperback)

By Charles W. Stork (Athenaeum)

$4.25 
Prophet with Honor

Prophet with Honor

George Tatum ed. Case bound. Papers relating to the career of Andrew Jackson Downing presented at a symposium jointly sponsored by The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and Dumbarton Oaks.

$15.00 
The Perspective of Anglo-American Architecture

The Perspective of Anglo-American Architecture

By James F. O'Gorman (Athenaeum).

$10.00 
Walnut Street Prison Report

Walnut Street Prison Report

By John Cotter et al (Athenaeum) Illustrated paperback. Report of archaeological excavation in Athenaeum garden, site of the 18th-century prison designed by master builder Robert Smith.

$7.50 
Modern Classics

Modern Classics: Selections From The Paul Philippe Cret Collection

Compiled by Michael Seneca (Athenaeum, 2006).  Hand list of the February 27-August 25, 2006 exhibition. 31 pages, paperback with illustrations.

$5.00 
A Splendid Array

A Splendid Array: Selections from the Robert L. Raley Collection

By Alison Warner (Athenaeum, 2001), 86 pages, Soft bound with illustrations.

$15.00 
The Golden Age of Ironwork

The Golden Age of Ironwork

By Henry J. Magaziner (Skipjack Press, 2000). 224 pages, Illustrated hardcover with photos by Robert D. Golding.

$39.00 

Reprints Based On Athenaeum Originals
American Indian Portrait Postcards

American Indian Portrait Postcards

(contains 24 postcards) Dover.

$3.95 +$1.00 Shipping 
Arts & Crafts Furniture, the Complete Brooks Catalogue of 1912

Arts & Crafts Furniture, the Complete Brooks Catalogue of 1912

Dover

$7.95 
Classic Houses of the Twenties

Classic Houses of the Twenties

Dover

$12.95 
Jordan, Marsh Catalog of 1891

Jordan, Marsh Catalog of 1891

Dover

$8.95 
The 1912 and 1915 Gustav Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs

The 1912 and 1915 Gustav Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs

Dover

$8.95 
117 House Designs of the Twenties

117 House Designs of the Twenties

Dover

$9.95 
Ornamental Designs from Architectural Sheet Metal

Ornamental Designs from Architectural Sheet Metal

The Complete Broschart & Braun Catalog, ca. 1900 - Dover.

$8.95 
Sears, Roebuck Catalog of Houses, 1926

Sears, Roebuck Catalog of Houses, 1926

Dover

$11.95 
Six Classic Flower Print Postcards

Six Classic Flower Print Postcards

Dover

$1.00 + $1.00 Shipping  
2,286 Traditional Stencil Designs

2,286 Traditional Stencil Designs

Dover

$6.95 
Victorian American Wood Engraving

Victorian American Wood Engraving

American Life, casebound.

$15.00 
Victorian Wooden Molding and Frame Designs

Victorian Wooden Molding and Frame Designs

Dover

$12.95