When the Cathedrals Were White: A Journey to the Country of Timid People

    London Routledge 1947

    217pp, small line illustrations throughout by Le Corbusier. 8vo. Cloth. some discolouring to the boards + spine else a good copy. First English edition of the French original published in 1936. Le Corbusier examines the architecture and people of New York. He loves the latter but deems the architecture haphazard. He imagines an improved New York.

    Stock ID: 18642
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  • BOURNVILLE VILLAGE TRUST Foreword is by Lord Balfour of Burleigh
    When We Build Again A study based on research into conditions of living and working in Birmingham.

    London, George Allen & Unwin, 1941

    xii + 138pp. With 10 plans and maps in colour, 42 photographic illustrations, tables and ground plans in text. 4to. Green cloth. Good copy with slightly worn dust wrapper which is chipped at the head of the spine.. From the collection of Gerald Dix with his signature on the front end paper. Looks at Birmingham as a microcosm of issues relating to design of cities and including overcrowding in the city centre, lack of open spaces, inappropriate housing, the urgent need for new traffic systems.

    Stock ID: 20893
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    Where the Great City Stands: a study in the new civics

    London The Essex House Press 1917

    xii + 165 + (3)pp + 80 plates. 4to. Decorative boards, cloth spine. Good copy but blank front end paper removed. 4to A plea by Ashbee to incorporate the ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement into city planning and urban life. Ownership inscription on half title of William Porter. FRSA.

    Stock ID: 21551
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  • William Eggleston by (EGGLESTON)
    William Eggleston

    London: Thames and Hudson 2002

    Unpaginated. c.200pp of beautifully presented colour and b/w photographic plates plus c.10pp catalogue, bibliography, list of exhibitions. Square 4to in white boards, with tiny bump on upper board bottom edge else very good indeed. Published to accompany an exhibition held in Paris by the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 12269
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  • PRICE Cedric
    Works II

    London, Architectural Association 1984

    116pp with b/w sketches, diagrams and photographs throughout. Square 4to in wraps, Very small chip at head of spine else a very good copy. A scarce collection of writings by Price and others, outlining his philosophy and considering some of his major projects. The architect's frenetic sketches and tabbed pages make this an interesting piece of design as well as a valuable first hand account of this prominent member of Archigram. Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Architectural Association in 1984.

    Stock ID: 21503
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  • FRENCH, Thomas
    York Minster, The Great East Window

    Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2003

    161pp + 20pp of colour plates at back. c120 b/w photographic plates in text. 4to in wrappers, very good copy. A detailed catalogue of the stained and painted glass in the Great East Window of York Minster. All photography is beautifully clear and both the black and white and colour images are stunning in their clarity and quality.

    Stock ID: 21598
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