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  • WEAVER, Lawrence.
    Gas Fires and their Settings

    London Fanfare Press 1929

    Colour frontis, 64pp, 42 b/w photographic illustrations. 4to. Contrasting boards and spine with gilt lettering and decoration on upper board. Small chip in spine else good Architects noted where there are room settings with fireplaces. The book was written at a time when there was an increase in domestic usage of gas fires to replace coal fires in modern homes.

    Stock ID: 20522
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  • (ANDREWS) FAWCETT Bill
    George Townsend Andrews of York: 'The Railway Architect'

    Yorkshire Architectural & York Archaeological Society, with the North Eastern Railway Association 2011

    256pp with 100s colour and b/w illustrations throughout. 4to in laminated boards, fine condition. New copy. Survey of Townsend's career, which spanned the transition from the Georgian world to the Victorian industrial age. Best known for his railway buildings, Townsend also designed churches, banks, hotels, a hospital, schools and a college, including many in York and Yorkshire. This new volume provides a wealth of illustrations, plans and architectural drawings.

    Stock ID: 15829
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  • (WALTON) MOON Karen
    George Walton: Designer and Architect

    Oxford White Cockade Publishing 1993

    200pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. Sets the career of Walton in the context of the Glasgow boys and provides useful material on his career as an architect and designer. Very useful information on his exhibition design work alongside his architecture, the former less well known. Loosely inserted private view card for associated George Walton Exhibition. Ex libris bookplate of GS.

    Stock ID: 19818
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  • God's Architect - Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain by HILL, Rosemary.
    HILL, Rosemary.
    God's Architect - Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain

    London Allen Lane 2007

    624pp illustrated. Fine in dw. God's Architect is the first full modern biography of this extraordinary figure. It draws on thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to recreate his life and work as architect, propagandist and romantic artist as well as the turbulent story of his three marriages, the bitterness of his last years and his sudden death at 40. It is the debut of a remarkable historian and biographer.ISBN 9780713994995 |This book has received excellent reviews as both an architectural and cultural biography. We recommend it.

    Stock ID: 20587
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  • Good Design: Good Business by (CoID SCOTLAND) GLOAG John
    (CoID SCOTLAND) GLOAG John
    Good Design: Good Business The Scottish Committee of the Council of Industrial Design

    Edinburgh, HMSO 1947

    79pp with 95 b/w illustrations. 8vo pamphlet in wrappers, lightly worn at spine, else vg. Guide to the principles of industrial and commercial design, explaining their importance to manufacturers. Well illustrated with examples of products from electrical appliances to furniture, fabrics, packaging and their display. With case studies outlining the processes of design, including 'the employment of designers by Josiah Wedgwood Ltd.'.

    Stock ID: 20365
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  • [CULLEN, Gordon]
    Gordon Cullen

    Eindhoven & Dleft Afdeling Bouwkunde 1976

    38pp + [6]pp illustrated with b/w plates. Text in English and Dutch. 4to. Roneo typed catalogue with b/w reproductions of the works in an exhibition of Gordon Cullen's architectural and design illustrations. Gordon Cullen's own foreword says the exhibition is to show the "silent language" of the environment. Uncommon catalogue.

    Stock ID: 20388
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  • STAMP, Gavin.
    Gothic for the Steam Age An Illustrated Biography of George Gilbert Scott

    London Aurum Press 2015

    208pp illustrated with colour plates and from in b/w from period sources. 4to. Like new in dust wrapper. Sir Gilbert Scott (1811–78) was arguably the outstanding architect of the Victorian Age. After being fired with enthusiasm by the writings of Pugin, he became a leading advocate of the Gothic Revival. Brilliant, concisely written biography by Gavin Stamp which assesses his career theme by theme.

    Stock ID: 19885
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  • DAVIDSON Ellis A.
    Gothic Stonework containing the history and principles of church architecture and illustrations of the characteristic features of each period....

    London and New York Cassell Petter and Galpin nd c 1874 [First edition?]

    viii+ 96pp+ [4]pp advertising leaves, illustrated with 25 fold out plates. Brown gilt decorated cloth. Repaired at spine to make a good copy in rubbed and sl. worn cloth. Sm 8vo. Useful study for details of period stonework. Aimed at craftsmen and very good on arches and setting out. Small orange flier bound in advertising Cassell title "New Drawing Models" tipped in at title page.

    Stock ID: 19356
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  • Graphic Works from the Bauhaus by WINGLER, Hans M.
    WINGLER, Hans M.
    Graphic Works from the Bauhaus

    London Lund Humphries 1969

    168pp with 73 b/w + 11 colour plates. Small 4to red cloth boards with illustrated slightly worn, price clipped dust wrapper. The five portfolios originally issued under the series title Neue Europäische Graphik are reproduced here together with notes. The book also provides useful profiles of the artists. Among those represented are Chagall, Chirico, Feininger, Kandinksy Schwitters and many more.

    Stock ID: 19142
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  • Graphis no 56 by [PICASSO Pablo and ECKERSLEY Tom] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    [PICASSO Pablo and ECKERSLEY Tom] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    Graphis no 56 International Bi-Monthly for Graphic and Aplied Art

    Zurich Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press 1954

    Text in English, German and French. Pagination runs pp 443- 532 + index to volume 10 at the end. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates including period adverts. Lead article is on Picasso, the Lithographer by Manuel Gasser. Also long article on Tom Eckersley by René Elvin and another on Hans Falk by Willy Rotzler. Cover design an image by Pablo Picasso. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20708
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  • (GRAVES) Michael
    Graves Buildings and Projects 1966-1981

    New York Rizzoli 1982.

    Essay by Vincent Scully. 303pp illus with colour and b/w plates. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Very good indeed.

    Stock ID: 10501
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  • ROBINSON William
    Gravetye Manor or twenty years work round an old manor house Being an abstract from the Tree and Garden Book of Gravetye Manor Sussex kept by the owner Williams Robinson, well-known gardening author.

    John Murray 1911

    xii + (1) + 148 +(1)pp and c38 illustrations mainly sepia plates. Folio.Grey cloth backed boards, Gilt tiles. Corners slightly bumped. Attractive copy in good order. The definitive record of William Robinson's own house and garden. The manor became the home of this creative, innovative and revolutionary gardener in 1884. Robinson spent his remarkable life as a professional gardener and botanist, but made his fortune through writing about his experiences and ideas on horticulture which enabled him to acquire and develop Gravetye Manor which now is operated as a hotel.

    Stock ID: 13739
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  • Signed copy [IRISH HOUSES] OBRIEN, Jacqueline and GUINNESS, Desmond.
    Great Irish Houses

    Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1992

    264 pages, illustrated in colour, bibliography Signed on the title page by both authors. Large 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21006
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  • STAMP, Gavin and McKINSTRY, Sam.
    Greek Thomson Neo-classical Architectural Theory, Buildings & Interiors

    Edinburgh The University Press 1994

    First edition. 249pp illustrated with b/w plates. Small 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper. An assemblage of essays and articles put together by Gavin Stamp and Sam McKinstry. It was the first book in which a team of distinguished architectural commentators and historians used the latest research, to illuminate the full range of Thomson's talents.

    Stock ID: 20768
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  • TIPPING H Avary
    Grinling Gibbons and the Woodwork of his Age

    London Country Life 1914

    i-xii, 260pp incl. 234 b/w illustrations .Folio Publisher's white buckram spined boards with imitation wood finish. A key study of this master woodcarver as a designer and sculptor, exhaustively illustrated from the archives of Country Life.

    Stock ID: 20689
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  • Guide illustré du cimetière du père Lachaise by MOIROUX. Jules,
    MOIROUX. Jules,
    Guide illustré du cimetière du père Lachaise

    Paris Published by the author No date c1920

    390 + (6)pp with 130 b/w photographic illustrations and a fold out plan pasted to inside of rear wrapper. 8vo. Decorated flimsy paper wrappers. Signed dedication copy from the author. Ex libris plate removed from the inner paste down of front wrapper. Wrapper a bit worn at spine and edges else good copy. Moiroux was the curator/conservator of Pere Lachaise. For all connoisseurs, the book is a must, highly sought after for its documentation and very precise classification of burials. There is also a folding map of Père-Lachaise, a history and a general itinerary. The first edition of the guide, by Moiroux, was issued in 1909 and was 128 pages. This…

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    Paris Published by the author No date c1920

    390 + (6)pp with 130 b/w photographic illustrations and a fold out plan pasted to inside of rear wrapper. 8vo. Decorated flimsy paper wrappers. Signed dedication copy from the author. Ex libris plate removed from the inner paste down of front wrapper. Wrapper a bit worn at spine and edges else good copy. Moiroux was the curator/conservator of Pere Lachaise. For all connoisseurs, the book is a must, highly sought after for its documentation and very precise classification of burials. There is also a folding map of Père-Lachaise, a history and a general itinerary. The first edition of the guide, by Moiroux, was issued in 1909 and was 128 pages. This edition was one of the later editions, the last of which was published in 1922. The edition of this version is not given but is not the 1922 edition where the imprint date is printed on upper wrapper. Earlier guides to Pere Lachaise were produced from the 1820s onwards.

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    Stock ID: 20671
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  • GOLDTHORP JNO.S.
    Handrailing Complete in Eight Lessons, On the Square-Cut System: With eight Plates and Over 150 Original Practical Exercises

    London Crosby Lockwood & Son 1893

    43pp with 8 b/w plates comprising 39 figures. Long 8vo. Original cloth, slightly faded and a little creased but generally very good, with paste-down title on front. A practical course on handrailing divided into eight sections, with each lesson consisting of information, diagrams and exercises. 2pp period ads at end.

    Stock ID: 7827
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  • Hausbau und Dergleichen von Heinrich Tessenow by Precursor to Bauhaus design / Architect of Dresden Hellerau Garden City. TESSENOW, Heinrich
    Precursor to Bauhaus design / Architect of Dresden Hellerau Garden City. TESSENOW, Heinrich
    Hausbau und Dergleichen von Heinrich Tessenow

    Berlin Bruno Cassirer 1916

    145 + [1]pp. Cloth spine and boards. Upper board with titles and image of a garden seat typical of his drawing style. Illustrated with b/w photographs and exquisitely drafted line illustrations by the author. A little worn at the edges else very good. Gothic script. Illustrates the architectural projects of Tessenow including his works in the garden city of Dresden Hellerau comprising housing. His characteristic designs involved repetitive elements in a simple and austere style communicated in the images in this book. He also built the theatre at Hellerau [ recently restored ] which was an experimental performance space which influenced Gropius and other at Dessau where he subsequently took up a position in theatre…

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    Berlin Bruno Cassirer 1916

    145 + [1]pp. Cloth spine and boards. Upper board with titles and image of a garden seat typical of his drawing style. Illustrated with b/w photographs and exquisitely drafted line illustrations by the author. A little worn at the edges else very good. Gothic script. Illustrates the architectural projects of Tessenow including his works in the garden city of Dresden Hellerau comprising housing. His characteristic designs involved repetitive elements in a simple and austere style communicated in the images in this book. He also built the theatre at Hellerau [ recently restored ] which was an experimental performance space which influenced Gropius and other at Dessau where he subsequently took up a position in theatre design et al at the Bauhaus. Hard to find.

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    Stock ID: 20724
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  • WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Clough & Amabel.
    Headlong Down the Years A Tale of To-day

    Liverpool the University Press 1951

    118pp, decorated end papers and dust wrapper designed by Susan Williams Ellis. Book Label and Inscription by previous owners Lois and Gerald Dix. Prologue and Epilogue by Richard Hughes, Book modelled upon Thomas Love Peacock's "Headlong Hall" the book takes the form of a dialogue on rural life, design and country house life and visiting etc and the impact of reservoirs and hydro electric power schemes in Wales proposed at the time. It reveals the campaigning fervour of Clough Williams-Ellis for protection of the Welsh countryside and its National Parks.

    Stock ID: 19758
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  • Health and Hospitals (Special Issue) by ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW
    ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW
    Health and Hospitals (Special Issue) June 1965, Vol 137, no 820

    London 1965

    Pagination runs from p 403-492 + 240 pp. period ads. Excellent illustrations and photographs throughout. 4to. Wraps with sl. wear to top and base of spine, else very good copy. Compiled by members of the firm of Llewelyn-Davies, Weeks and Partners, contributors to this issue include P.J. Stone (with an overview of the history of hospital design up to 1900), Peter Cowan (contributing a piece on the location of hospitals in towns), T.E. Chester (offering a speculative article on the use of health services in the UK in the year 2000) and J.R.B. Green and E.D. Hazell (who present a bibliography of the general area). Individual case studies and plans are primarily UK-based and classified by type,…

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    London 1965

    Pagination runs from p 403-492 + 240 pp. period ads. Excellent illustrations and photographs throughout. 4to. Wraps with sl. wear to top and base of spine, else very good copy. Compiled by members of the firm of Llewelyn-Davies, Weeks and Partners, contributors to this issue include P.J. Stone (with an overview of the history of hospital design up to 1900), Peter Cowan (contributing a piece on the location of hospitals in towns), T.E. Chester (offering a speculative article on the use of health services in the UK in the year 2000) and J.R.B. Green and E.D. Hazell (who present a bibliography of the general area). Individual case studies and plans are primarily UK-based and classified by type, i.e. general, psychiatric or research and teaching hospitals, with a comparative section on the design of four American hospitals.

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    Stock ID: 7988
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