BOOKS FOR SALE

  • DE SOISSONS, Maurice.
    Welwyn Garden City: A Town Designed for Healthy Living

    Publications for Companies Limited Welwyn and Hatfield Council 1987

    258pp illustrated with colour plates. Small 4to. Wrappers. With foreword by David Hall. From the collection of Gavin Stamp with his bookplate and two page emailed correspondence about Welwyn between him and Andrew Saint and print out from the DNB on Louis de Soissons.

    Stock ID: 20412
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  • THOMPSON Paul
    William Butterfield

    London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1971

    526pp illus with 25 colour and 392 b/w plates; previous owner's ex libris on fep, some scattered foxing. Dw in very good condition. Large 8vo. Exhaustive but readable study of Butterfield's life and career providing a comprehensive overview of his architectural projects, works in stained glass, furniture, wallpaper, metalwork and sculpture etc. First biography of this pioneer of High Victorian design who particularly pioneered the use of colour in architectural construction.

    Stock ID: 19453
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  • William Kent by [KENT] WEBER Susan
    [KENT] WEBER Susan
    William Kent

    London Yale 2014

    656pp illustrated throughout with colour and b/w plates. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center in New York, and the V & A in London, this grand volume provides a comprehensive survey of William Kent's work in fields as diverse as landscape architecture and book illustration. Sumptuously illustrated and consisting of essays by top international experts, this is the most thorough investigation to date of the designer who truly shaped the taste of 18th-century Britain. New copy.

    Stock ID: 20667
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  • [WEIR] SNELL, Reginald.
    William Weir & Dartington Hall

    Totnes Dartington Hall Trust 1987

    80pp +illustrations. Illustrated with 16 b/w plates with [6]pp notes on the images. Small 8vo. Fine in dust wrapper. From the collection of Gavin Stamp with his book ticket pasted onto lower edge of front paste down. Weir was a conservation architect, contemporary with Philip Webb and William Morris. The book describes and discusses his career with the last part of the book detailing the conservation work he did at Dartington Hall for the Elmhirsts where he was restoring the old buildings alongside pioneering new buildings which were being planned or under construction which employed William Lascaze, Oswald Milne and others.

    Stock ID: 20609
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  • Wish You Were Here by WARD, Patrick. CAMERON, James.
    WARD, Patrick. CAMERON, James.
    Wish You Were Here the English at Play

    London Gordon Fraser 1977

    First edition. 90 b/w illus with captions. Small 4to white wrappers with b/w image on the upper one. Very good indeed. Advert for the uniform volume 'Once a Year: Some Traditional British Customs' (Homer Sykes) printed on the verso. Lovely book production.

    Stock ID: 19516
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  • [WOMEN HOUSE DESIGNERS]
    Woman's Journal - single issue The house you have visited: Furnished and Decorated under the Direction of Woman's Journal

    London IPC no date 1934

    19pp, 235x166mm. Black and white and colour illustrations. Stapled pamphlet with upper design featuring the home elected by the Magazine editors as their Model Home called "Sunshine House". The house was designed by Evelyn Simmons and Cecil Grellier and built by Messrs G T Crouch who named it the Sunway Home. A single page descibes the house, the plans of which are also given opposite. Most of the publication is given over to furnishings. Centre fold has 8pp of room settings. Covers orange and black two tone art deco design. The Sunway house was featured at the Ideal Homes Exhibition in 1934 and a version of it constructed with the name Sunway at Bay…

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    London IPC no date 1934

    19pp, 235x166mm. Black and white and colour illustrations. Stapled pamphlet with upper design featuring the home elected by the Magazine editors as their Model Home called "Sunshine House". The house was designed by Evelyn Simmons and Cecil Grellier and built by Messrs G T Crouch who named it the Sunway Home. A single page descibes the house, the plans of which are also given opposite. Most of the publication is given over to furnishings. Centre fold has 8pp of room settings. Covers orange and black two tone art deco design. The Sunway house was featured at the Ideal Homes Exhibition in 1934 and a version of it constructed with the name Sunway at Bay Walk, Aldwick in Bognor Regis in the same year to the designs of Simmons and Grelllier. Project cited in C20 Journal 2 p124 ( J. Gould).

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    Stock ID: 20672
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  • Women's Markets by Signed copy WOOD, Tom
    Signed copy WOOD, Tom
    Women's Markets

    Stanley Barker 2018

    Edition limited to 1000 copies. Dayglo pink boards, very small mark on upper board. 232 x 167 x 28mm. From 1978 to 1999, British photographer Tom Wood spent almost every Saturday at Great Homer Street market, just outside Liverpool city centre. Now, the photographs are published in this book. Best known for his books All Zones Off Peak, which shows photographs of people on public transport, and Looking For Love, images shot in New Brighton's Chelsea Reach nightclub, this book provides further insights into his documentary work of the same period. Book made to accompany an exhibition held in London in 2018 at the Sion and Moore Gallery.

    Stock ID: 20750
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  • Words Fail Me by Signed copy MONACHINO, Teresa
    Signed copy MONACHINO, Teresa
    Words Fail Me

    London Phaidon 2006

    144pp illustrated. Very good copy with dust wrapper. Designer and typographer Teresa Monachino rounds up and breaks down a variety of unruly words: words lacking in integrity, misleading words that do not mean what they say, words that mean more than they say, words with inconsistent pronunciation or spellings that are just plain cruel! From the collection of Gavin Stamp but without his signature.

    Stock ID: 20752
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  • Zodiac 19 A Review of Contemporary Architecture by ZORZI Renzo [ Editor]
    ZORZI Renzo [ Editor]
    Zodiac 19 A Review of Contemporary Architecture International Magazine of Contemporary Architecture / Revue Internationale D'architecture Contemporaine / Revista Internazionale D'architectura Contemporanea / Internationale Zeitschrift Fur Moderne Architektur.

    Milano Edizioni di Comunita 1969

    4to. Wrappers. 277pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates and including period ads. These a little worn at edges. Bright copy. Articles by Virgil Thomson, Maria Bottero, R. Buckminster Fuller, Alfred Neumann, Anne Griswold Tyng, John McHale, Moshe Safdie, Walter Kuhn and Joachim Steiner, with material about Frederick Kiesler, Architecture as Ornament, Geometric Extensions of Consciousness, Global Ecology, Urban Building, Cubic structures,. Text in Italia , French, German and English.

    Stock ID: 20959
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  • [LENINGRAD] Art Editor V.M. Sokolov Photographs by A. Rakhmanovich
    Ленингра́д / LENINGRAD Архитектурно-планировочный обзор развития города./ Architectural and planning overview of the development of the city.

    Leningrad and Moscow Iskusstvo 1943

    403pp illustrated with b/w photographs. Text in Russian. Tipped in photograph of Lenin, plan of the city + 100s of b/w slightly grainy plates showing the city's buildings both historical and contemporary. Red decorated end papers, brown rexene, gilt lettered titles. Very good. Shows the main ceremonial and civic spaces in plan form alongside the illustrations. A superbly illustrated album on the history of the architecture of Leningrad. The book contains four essays, covering the stages of the city's development, plans and prospects for development. Text in Russian. With large bookplate of Gavin Stamp and written on edge Prague 1975.

    Stock ID: 20261
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