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  • ABC: A Dictionary of Graphic Cliches by [PENTAGRAM] THOMPSON, Philip and DAVENPORT, Peter. Designed by McCONNELL, John.
    [PENTAGRAM] THOMPSON, Philip and DAVENPORT, Peter. Designed by McCONNELL, John.
    ABC: A Dictionary of Graphic Cliches Pentagram Papers no 1.

    London Pentagram Design 1976

    24pp illustrated in b/w. Pentagram published the first three letters of a dictionary of visual metaphors drawn together by Philip Thompson and Peter Davenport. The publication contains examples of how designers have used these clichés as a shorthand visual language to communicate complex ideas. It was the first of an occasional series which continues upto date. Very good copy although one or two thumb marks on some text pages where pages have been turned.

    Stock ID: 20907
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  • ABC Beiträge Zum Bauen/Contributions on Building 1924-1928 by STAM, Mart, SCHMIDT Hans, LISSITZKY El, ROTH Emil (editors)
    STAM, Mart, SCHMIDT Hans, LISSITZKY El, ROTH Emil (editors)
    ABC Beiträge Zum Bauen/Contributions on Building 1924-1928

    Baden Verlag Lars Müller 1993

    Texts in English and German. Boxed set comprising 132pp with commentaries. A Swiss avant-garde magazine - the reproduced parts in the box comprise: First series no 1 and 2 [1924] 3/4. 5 and 6 [1925] Second Series no 1-3 [1926] no 4 [1927-28] Commentary volume is 56pp texts in German and English. Box a little worn else fine.

    Stock ID: 18331
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  • Advertising Art: tricks of the trade by HALL Dixi Gail
    HALL Dixi Gail
    Advertising Art: tricks of the trade

    Walter F Foster nd c1950

    40pp illustrated with 4 monotone and many b/w plates. Folio. Stapled. Striking colour wrappers. USA graphic designer ending up eventually with his own Hollywood advertising agency moving on to Laguna Beach where he specialised in design and illustration.

    Stock ID: 20278
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  • Aesthetics and Technology in Building by NERVI, Pier Luigi.
    NERVI, Pier Luigi.
    Aesthetics and Technology in Building Translated from the Italian by Robert Einaudi

    Cambridge, MA/Oxford Harvard University Press/Oxford University Press 1966

    198pp, b/w photographic plates + line illus. Long 4to blue cloth with pictorial dw. Wrapper a little chipped and creased else very good indeed. pen inscription to the fep. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate on the front paste down.

    Stock ID: 19965
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  • AIA The Story of the Artists International Association 1933-1953 by [AIA] MORRIS, Lynda and RADFORD, Robert.
    [AIA] MORRIS, Lynda and RADFORD, Robert.
    AIA The Story of the Artists International Association 1933-1953

    Oxford Museum of Modern Art 1983

    96pp illustrated. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Good copy. Founded in 1933 as an informal group the AIA became a radical force initially along pre societ lines but ceasing to be a political force in the 1950s. Year by year analysis of what the Association did in the first 20 years of its existence.

    Stock ID: 20822
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  • Signed WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Amabel.
    All Stracheys are Cousins Memoirs

    London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1983

    203pp + (8)pp of b/w plates with captions. 8vo, illustrated wrapper. Wrapper a little worn at the head of the spine, else a very good copy. Dedication copy, signed by Amabel Williams-Ellis to Gerald Dix, Spring 1983. Pictorial dust jacket designed by Susan Williams Ellis. Ownership signature of Lois and Gerald Dix on front end paper. Amabel Strachey and Clough Williams Ellis had married in 1915.

    Stock ID: 19757
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  • Alvar Aalto by (AALTO) SCHILDT Goran (introduction
    (AALTO) SCHILDT Goran (introduction
    Alvar Aalto

    London Alec Tiranti Ltd nd 1964

    271pp illustrated with b/w photographs, plans and diagrams. Long 4to. Very good indeed in sl. worn and dust wrapper. Pen ownership inscription on the fep. Records Alvar Aalto's complete executed works, with projects up to 1962. Parallel German, French and English texts. Parallel European edition published by Editions Girsburger Zurich.

    Stock ID: 19399
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  • SEXTON, R. W. [Foreword by Raymond M. Hood, A.I.A.]
    American apartment houses, hotels and apartment hotels of today

    New York Architectural Book Publishing Company, inc nd 1929

    v, [1], 332 p. incl. front., illus., plans. Blue lettered cloth. 4to. Head of spine a little worn else good copy.

    Stock ID: 20612
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  • American Realists and Magic Realists by [MOMA] MILLER Dorothy C and BARR Alfred H., and introduction by KIRSTEIN Lincoln,
    [MOMA] MILLER Dorothy C and BARR Alfred H., and introduction by KIRSTEIN Lincoln,
    American Realists and Magic Realists

    New York MOMA 1943

    67pp illustrated with 61 b/w plates. Decorated boards. Split along part of spine, slightly chipped and with shelf wear on lower edge else good copy with striking design on covers. Large exhibition of 43 painters and artists as the second exhibition by the museum to provide a survey of Contemporary American Art trends. 265 items listed. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 18382
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  • An Architect's Experiences: Professional, Artistic and Theatrical by (THEATRES) DARBYSHIRE Alfred (1839–1908),
    (THEATRES) DARBYSHIRE Alfred (1839–1908),
    An Architect's Experiences: Professional, Artistic and Theatrical

    Manchester, J.E. Cornish 1897

    xv+351pp plus 6 b/w tissue guarded plates. 4to. Original cloth-backed lettered boards. A little scuffed at edges, else good. Very useful biography of this architect and amateur actor from the North West of England. Derbyshire (1839-1908) worked in the Gothic and classical idioms on a number of civic projects and churches, but was chiefly known as a theatre architect, designing theatres in Manchester (including the Comedy Theatre and the Palace Theatre) and redesigning the Lyceum in London. This fascinating book is very hard to find.

    Stock ID: 10682
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  • CRANE Walter
    An Artist's Reminiscences

    London Methuen and Co 1907

    2nd edition. 520pp illus with 123 b/w plates and line ills. Original blue cloth with white decorative overprinting, showing shelf-wear, particularly to spine. Top edge gilt. Dec. end papers. Library shelf mark in white on spine. From Morton Sundour Fabrics Library with Mawson Collection typed on bookplates on front paste down. Internal hinges slightly shaky.

    Stock ID: 9662
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  • An Clachan: The Highland Village Official Guide by [EMPIRE EXHIBITION SCOTLAND]
    [EMPIRE EXHIBITION SCOTLAND]
    An Clachan: The Highland Village Official Guide

    Glasgow 1938

    Description by Colin Sinclair M.A. Ph. D. F.R.I.B.A. 8pp booklet. Inside front cover are list of suppliers to fit out the exhibit which was just off the Paisley Road. Good condition.

    Stock ID: 20963
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  • An Enquiry into the Difference of Style Observable in Ancient Glass Paintings Especially in England: by WINSTON. Charles,
    WINSTON. Charles,
    An Enquiry into the Difference of Style Observable in Ancient Glass Paintings Especially in England: With Hints on Glass Painting by the late Charles Winston.

    Oxford James Parker and Co. 1867

    8vo, two volume set. Red gilt decorated cloth with tracery outline on upper boards. Repaired on spines to make a good set. Bookplate of Anthony St John Midman Carew in each copy and also pen signature on end papers of Helen Armory Vol. I, i-xxiv, 422pp + [2pp adverts] + 27 b/w ills. Vol. II, i-iv, 98pp, + list of 75 ills. 23 pages of text that identify 49 b/w and 26 hand coloured illustrations. Volume Two with attractive hand coloured frontispiece. Important study of stained glass techniques, including examination of borders, patterns, figures and foliage.

    Stock ID: 20736
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  • An Essay on the Construction, Hanging and Fastening of Gates; Exemplified in six quarto plates by PARKER, Thomas N.
    PARKER, Thomas N.
    An Essay on the Construction, Hanging and Fastening of Gates; Exemplified in six quarto plates

    London Printed by C Whittingham, Dean Strreet, Fetter Lane for Lackington, Allen and Co 1804

    Second edition, revised. vi + [2 advertisement & errata] + 116pp illustrated. Rebound with quarter green morocco, marbled boards and matching end papers, gilt rulings and title to make a very good copy. Six fold out engraved plates. Title page a little dusty and some scattered foxing else a very good copy. Standard work on how to make gates, drawing on the authors' experience of working in Shropshire. Superb illustrations on the details of construction including hinges and fastenings for which the book is praised by John Claudius Loudon.

    Stock ID: 20615
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  • An Essay upon Gardening: by STEELE, Richard.
    STEELE, Richard.
    An Essay upon Gardening: containing a catalogue of exotic plants for the stoves and green-houses of the British gardens: the best method of planting the hot-house vine; with directions for obtaining and preparing proper earths and compositions, to preserve tender exotics observations on the history of gardening, and a contrast of the ancient with the modern taste

    York for the author by G Peacock..., J. Robson ..., T. and J. Egerton ..., J. Johnson ..., and J. Todd 1793

    xxii, [ii], [i], 102 [2] 3 plates folded with descriptive letter press. 4to 270x210mm. Rebound in half calf by designer binder Chrisopher Shaw. Gilt lettering, red label, marbled boards. [Henrey 1384] Written by Steele, noted as late of Thirsk, but now of Sionhill, (near Thirsk) in the County of York. Subscription volume with 275 subscribers and dedicated to Henry Duncombe of Duncombe Park. The illustrations at the end are by William Atikinson of York who took over the architectural practice of John Carr. The lists of plants suggest that Steele may have been a nurseryman as well…

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    York for the author by G Peacock..., J. Robson ..., T. and J. Egerton ..., J. Johnson ..., and J. Todd 1793

    xxii, [ii], [i], 102 [2] 3 plates folded with descriptive letter press. 4to 270x210mm. Rebound in half calf by designer binder Chrisopher Shaw. Gilt lettering, red label, marbled boards. [Henrey 1384] Written by Steele, noted as late of Thirsk, but now of Sionhill, (near Thirsk) in the County of York. Subscription volume with 275 subscribers and dedicated to Henry Duncombe of Duncombe Park. The illustrations at the end are by William Atikinson of York who took over the architectural practice of John Carr. The lists of plants suggest that Steele may have been a nurseryman as well as a gardener. Sion Hill is now known as a house designed by the architect Walter Brierley at Kirby Wiske. Sion Hill was also known Kirby Lodge at the end of the 18th century. The book was reviewed in the Monthly Review 1793. vol XI "Mr Steele has prepared for his brethren two full catalogues of exotics, the one of abiding plants, the other of annuals & perennials.... we think however that his subjects might have been more connected, had he thrown the whole matter into the form of a dictionary". On the other hand this book is a wonderful catalogue improved by the green house designs illustrated. From the Rothamsted collection.

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    Stock ID: 19795
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  • An Exhibition for Modern Living by (DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS - LANDMARK EXHIBITION ) (GIRARD, Alexander H. [Curator] LAURIE, W.D.
    (DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS - LANDMARK EXHIBITION ) (GIRARD, Alexander H. [Curator] LAURIE, W.D.
    An Exhibition for Modern Living

    Michigan USA The Detroit Institute of Arts 1949

    102pp illus with b/w plates and line ills including superb drawings by Saul Steinberg in essay form based on the theme of "how others see us". Views of exhibition rooms, general views of the exhibition, Index of designers, Index of exhibitors. Spiral bound. 4to. Decorated wrappers also by Saul Steinberg. Objects selected for the exhibition include glass, chairs silverware, gardeners' tools kitchen wear etc. Fantastic exhibition catalogue. The rooms of the exhibition were furnished by key designers of the day including Ray and Charles Eames where Ray prepared this colourful sketch of the layout. Other designers included Eva Zeisel, Thonet, Harry Weese, Isamu Noguchi, Harry Bertoia, & George Nelson, Custom exhibition…

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    Michigan USA The Detroit Institute of Arts 1949

    102pp illus with b/w plates and line ills including superb drawings by Saul Steinberg in essay form based on the theme of "how others see us". Views of exhibition rooms, general views of the exhibition, Index of designers, Index of exhibitors. Spiral bound. 4to. Decorated wrappers also by Saul Steinberg. Objects selected for the exhibition include glass, chairs silverware, gardeners' tools kitchen wear etc. Fantastic exhibition catalogue. The rooms of the exhibition were furnished by key designers of the day including Ray and Charles Eames where Ray prepared this colourful sketch of the layout. Other designers included Eva Zeisel, Thonet, Harry Weese, Isamu Noguchi, Harry Bertoia, & George Nelson, Custom exhibition rooms by Alvar Aalto, Jens Risom, Bruno Mathsson, Florence Knoll and many others.

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    Stock ID: 20691
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  • [WHISTLER]
    An Exhibition of Etchings Dry Points & Lithographs by James McNeill Whistler

    London Conaghi & Co Limited 1971

    71pp, b/w plates. Sugar paper wrappers printed with black titles. Small 4to. Signed in back pen by Eduardo Paolozzi on the front end paper.

    Stock ID: 20580
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  • An Old Cottage Saved: by POWYS, A. R. [ Introduction by Alfred H Powell
    POWYS, A. R. [ Introduction by Alfred H Powell
    An Old Cottage Saved: How derelict cottages at Brinkstone in Suffolk, were brought into use again and what the work cost

    London SPAB August 1921

    36pp illustrated with b/w photographic plates and line ills. The illustrations show the interiors and exteriors of the buildings before and after rennovation. There is a table at the end of the book providing detailed costings for the various elements. Photographs by C C Winmill, Architect ad C S Cousins, Photographer Bury St Edmunds. Pamphlet. Original wrappers bound into relatively modern binding with cloth spine, black lettered and boards to make a very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20500
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  • Anthony Salvin, Pioneer of Gothic Revival Architecture. by ALLIBONE, J.
    ALLIBONE, J.
    Anthony Salvin, Pioneer of Gothic Revival Architecture.

    Cambridge, Lutterworth Press, 1987

    207pp, 181 b/w photographs and drawings. Sm. 4to, Very good copy with dw. Foreword by Mark Girouard. Including a comprehensive catalogue listing of all the known data for 356 of Salvin's works. The book incorporates previously unpublished material, including letters, diaries, building accounts and reproductions of Salvin's architectural drawings.

    Stock ID: 21004
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  • Arch Bridges and Their Builders 1735-1835 by RUDDOCK, Ted.
    RUDDOCK, Ted.
    Arch Bridges and Their Builders 1735-1835

    Cambridge University Press 1979

    254pp illus with over 200 b/w plates. 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. Exhaustive study based on primary sources with much of individual bridge projects. Hard to find. With the bookplate of Gavin Stamp.

    Stock ID: 20248
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