Eduardo Sacriste's project to document classic building footprints throughout history, all drawn to the same scale with the intention "to introduce a technique for facilitating comparison of a group of representative buildings that may be considered classic". Building footprints shown in the plates include, among others, the Imperial Palace, Tokyo; Notre Dame, Paris; the Parthenon, Athens; the General Assembly Hall, United Nations; the Mosque of Beni Hassa, Cairo. Several plates are double-size fold-outs, and plate 31 of St. Peters, Rome folds out to 21" x 27".
In the 2009 Yale publication "Unpacking My Library: Architects and their Books," Sacriste's book is included on several architects top ten lists of books in their libraries. Not to be confused with the 1959 publication by Sacriste of 45 footprints on 29 plates which was published by the Student Publications at the School of Design, North Carolina State College. Text in English and Spanish. All 38 plates present. Scarce. Item #858.
Condition: Good-, underlining in pen to text in booklet (on multiple pages); brief notes in pen on 4 plates such as "10' Module" or "10' Radius Dome"; moderate odor of book must; previous owner's handsome bookplate on first page of booklet, causing it to buckle, and on interior of folder for plates; edgewear and scuffing to exterior folder/sleeve; some foxing to the interior of the folder/sleeve.