Paul Rudolph - Architectural Drawings Book


My late dad had a 1974 copy of this book stored away in the loft. A quick search seems it's quite rare and valuable. There are 4 available on Amazon, all for at least £800+.

Can anyone tell me if this is a realistic price for this book, or has one person tried their luck and 3 others have followed suit?



May 15, 17 12:41 pm

It's a wonderful book. Since the volume certainly is no longer in print, that price does not seem unreasonable to me. But, as always, there has to be a willing buyer and a willing seller who can agree on the price.

Have you looked on eBay to see if there are any recent 'completed transactions' for this book ?

BTW, for books of this vintage, condition is a prime consideration when establishing a fair value.

May 15, 17 1:42 pm

Thanks for the reply quizzical.

I have to admit that most of it is wasted on me, but it did seem to stand out amongst his many others. 

Tried eBay and there didn't even seem to be any previous finished listings that I could find.

The sleeve has some wear on the edges but the pages themselves are in fantastic condition.

I might have to try eBay with either a set price or a high reserve.

May 15, 17 1:57 pm

If this is the book about which you post, there actually was a recent eBay sale at $210.


May 15, 17 2:16 pm

Ahh, I've been looking at as I'm in England.

Good to see though. My dads is also a first edition

May 15, 17 2:39 pm

It has become a somewhat sought-after book.   It is worth at least $250. USD.  Maybe more.

May 15, 17 5:34 pm

Thank you. Might try the eBay route

May 17, 17 3:11 pm

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