National Terra Cotta Society, 1925. Item #2280
KROMAN, M. Louis. TERRA COTTA OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE. NY: National Terra Cotta Society, . Quarto, black cloth spine & brown boards. First Edition. A survey of the best examples of Italian Renaissance architecture using terra cotta, done during an extended tour of northern Italy in 1923. With 200 full-page plates. Signed by Chicago-based architect M. Louis Kroman on the title page. With his personal blindstamp on the same page. Kroman is best-known for designing the famous Ritz-55th garage in Chicago in 1929, using terra cotta ornamentation in the Art-Deco designed building to celebrate the automobile. A nice association copy! Very Good (little wear corners; contents clean & tight). $150.00.