SIGNED  DAVID  LARKIN  TITLES

 David  Larkin's career began at the age of  fourteen at a London illustration studio where he worked as an apprentice commercial artist.  In the 1970s, Larkin was asked to edit and design large format art books for Ballantine Books, the first, a book on the work of the 20th Century Belgian artist, Magritte.   He collaborated on Fairies, a New York Times bestseller in 1978.  Recent works include self-described "big books or illustrated documentaries" such as Frank Lloyd Wright-The Master Works; American Masterworks-The Twentieth Century House; Frederick Law Olmstead-Designing the American Landscape;  Shaker: Life, Work and Art;  Barn-The Art of a Working Building;  Farm-The Vernacular of Working Buildings;  The Essential Book of Rural America;  County Wisdom;  County Acres;  and  Country Wild.  David's most recent titles are  The Treehouse Book; and Mill-The Past and Future of Naturally Powered Buildings.  In addition to books David has written, he has designed a number of other well known and highly regarded books, such as Wendell Garrett's American Colonial and Roger Kennedy's Mission.  David Larkin has come to be recognized internationally as one of the primary portrayers of rural America, especially its structures, in the tradition of Eric Sloane and other authors.  His books are as informative as they are beautiful.

 

David Larkin [with Sabra E l l iot Larkin], COUNTRY WILD.  (Boston: Houghton Miff l in Co., 1998)  l arge format octavo., 160 pp., bib l iography, i l l . with attractive co l or photos.  The third work in David Larkin's country tri l ogy is a sensitive, en l ightening and informative book on wi l d aspects of the American countryside.  fine copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $5

David Larkin, COUNTRY WISDOM.  (Boston: Houghton Miff l in Co., 1997)  l arge format octavo., 160 pp., bib l iography, i l l . with attractive co l or photos.  The second work in David Larkin's country tri l ogy is a fascinating history, l ore and practice of the wor l d of country l iving in America.  fine copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $5

David Larkin, COUNTRY ACRES.  (Boston: Houghton Miff l in Co., 1998)  l arge format octavo., 160 pp., bib l iography, i l l . with attractive co l or photos.  The first work in David Larkin's country tri l ogy presents the intriguing wor l d of country outbui l dings, fie l ds, gardens, equipment, and farm anima l s.  fine copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $5

David Larkin, FARM: The Vernacu l ar of Working Bui l dings.  (NY: Monace l l i Press, 1995)  quarto, 240 pp., g l ossary, bib l iography, principa l photography by Pau l Roche l eau.  This qua l ity origina l hardcover edition of David Larkin's c l assic work on the farmhouse, outbui l dings and other features of significance which make the American farm so specia l .  very good copy in s l ight l y worn d.j., signed by the author.  $15

David Larkin [with June Sprigg Too l ey], SHAKER: LIFE, WORK AND ART.  (NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1987)  272 pp., index, i l l . with the fine co l or photographs of Michae l Freeman.  A fine qua l ity origina l edition of this beautifu l l y designed and i l l ustrated overview of the American Shakers.  very good copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $15

David Larkin [with June Sprigg Too l ey and Pau l Roche l eau], SHAKER BUILT: THE FORM AND FUNCTION OF SHAKER ARCHITECTURE.  (NY: Monace l l i Press, 1994)  272 pp., i l l . with the fine co l or photographs of Pau l Roche l eau.  The first and on l y edition of the most attractive and  most perceptive book pub l ished to date on Shaker architecture.  very good copy in s l ight l y worn d.j., signed by the author, David Larkin.  $15

David Larkin [with June Sprigg Too l ey], A SHAKER SISTER'S DRAWINGS: WILD PLANTS ILLUSTRATED BY CORA HELENA SARLE.  (NY: Monace l l i Press, 1997)  quarto, unpaginated (ca. 150 pp.).  Co l or reproductions of waterco l ors from Sister Sar l e's two a l bums of the 1880's, produced at the Canterbury, NH, Shaker vi l l age.  An attractive work designed by David Larkin.  very good copy in d.j. signed by the author.  $10

David Larkin & June Sprigg & James Johnson, COLONIAL: Design in the New Wor l d.  (NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1998)  quarto, 248 pp., index, i l l . with the fine co l or photographs of Michae l Freeman and Pau l Roche l eau.  a beautifu l book on the deve l opment of domestic design in ear l y America, designed by David Larkin.  very good copy in d.j.  signed by the author, David Larkin.  $15

David Larkin & June Sprigg & James Johnson, COLONIAL: Design in the New Wor l d.  (NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1998)  quarto, 248 pp., index, i l l . with the fine co l or photographs of Michae l Freeman and Pau l Roche l eau.  a beautifu l book on the deve l opment of domestic design in ear l y America, designed by David Larkin.  bottom of first 4 l eaves very s l ight l y wrink l ed, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  signed by the author, David Larkin.  $5

David Larkin, COUNTRY: Wisdom For a Country Life.  (Boston: Houghton Miff l in Co., 2000)  l arge format octavo, 303 pp., bib l iography, i l l . with over 250 wonderfu l co l or photos.  A l esser known work of Larkin's, produced for a specia l distribution, which encompasses the many fine qua l ities of country l ife in a sing l e work. very good copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $10

David Larkin [with Ramona and Mi l l ard Lampre l l ],  O' APPALACHIA: Artists of the Southern Mountains.  (NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1989)  quarto, 256 pp., i l l . with fine co l or photos by Michae l Freeman & Pau l Roche l eau.  a beautifu l l y i l l ustrated work, designed by David Larkin, documenting the amazing work on twenty contemporary fo l k artists of the southern mountains.   signed by the author, David Larkin.  sma l l smudge on tit l e page, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $10

 

  updated Jan. 2, 2016

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