Paris: Librairie Generale de L'Architecture et Des Arts Decoratifs Charles Schmid, Editeur. . 1st Edition. 2 laid-in leaves of text [in French]. 12 lithographed plates laid-in. Elephant folio. 26-1/4" x 20'. Black cloth spine over printed card stock boards. General wear & rubs to portfolio. Very Good. Item #46733
"Phoebe Hearst was a major benefactor of the University of California, Berkeley and its first woman Regent, serving on the board from 1897 until her death."
In 1896, Ms Hearst proposed a capital improvement to the University, which she would fund. In 1897, the Prospectus for the improvement plan was published, in 3 languages: English, French & German. Subsequently,"on December 3, 1897, the Programme for an International Competition for the Phoebe A. Hearst Architectural Plan was published in English, French and German, and distributed in such manner as to come into the hands of architects in all parts of the world." Monsieur Benard entered the contest, and advanced to the final competition, held in September 1899, with his proposal here published. Monsieur Benard took home first prize.