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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.

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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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  • HARRISON Martin
    Appearances: Fashion Photography since 1945

    London Jonathan Cape (1991) 1992

    312pp illustrated with superb b/w plates and colour plates. Large square 4to. Decorated wrappers. A little rubbed at base of spine else very good copy. A social history of the post-war period that argues fashion photography has now acquired serious artistic legitimacy.

    Stock ID: 14963
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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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  • PRAK Niels L
    Architects: The noted and the ignored

    New York John Wiley 1984

    242pp illus with b/w plates. Vg in sl. worn dust wrapper. "This book discusses the relationship between the few famous "artistic" architects and their more practical colleagues." Includes material on Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Welton Becket, Hendrikus P. Berlage, Johannes Duiker, Peter Eisenman, Aldo van Eyck, Michael Graves, Walter Gropius, Philip Johnson, J. J. P. Oud, Paul Rudolph, Frank Lloyd Wright and many others. Useful for the diversity of post modern architecture.

    Stock ID: 8675
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  • Architectural Design 6 1973 Special Issue by [MILTON KEYNES ] PIDGEON, Monica
    [MILTON KEYNES ] PIDGEON, Monica
    Architectural Design 6 1973 Special Issue Milton Keynes

    London, The Standard Catalogue Company Ltd. 1973

    Pagination 332 - 410 + [4]pp Bright green covers with photograph of the Milton Keynes Team by Jon Donat. The text on Milton Keynes runs from page 348 to end including period ads. It provides a progress report on developments from the birth of the idea of a "New City" in 1962. A review thus of the first decade of works. Very good copy of this issue.

    Stock ID: 20698
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  • Architectural Design December 1972 Special Issue by [BUCKMINSTER FULLER] PIDGEON, Monica
    [BUCKMINSTER FULLER] PIDGEON, Monica
    Architectural Design December 1972 Special Issue R Buckminster Fuller Retrospective

    London, The Standard Catalogue Company Ltd. 1972

    Pagination 728-790pp Bright purple covers, portrait of Buckminster Fuller as part of a montage by Tervor Sutton. The text is a lengthy interview conducted by Mike Ben-Eli with a Christmas message from Buckminster Fuller. Other major article is by Monica Pidgeon on Campamentos, Latin American shanty towns. Very good copy of this issue.

    Stock ID: 20696
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  • Architectural Design July 1958 Special number of office buildings and interiors by DAY Robin (Guest editor)
    DAY Robin (Guest editor)
    Architectural Design July 1958 Special number of office buildings and interiors

    Architectural Design 1958

    Pagination is 256-3-7 + period ads, b/w and colour photographs. Large 4to. Decorated wrappers. Special section on Office Furniture by Robin Day and the major part on interiors, also edited by him, features the work of major contemporary designers inclduing Arne Jacobsen, Patrick Gwynne, Chamberlin Powell and Bon and many others. Cover design features a typewritter with a salute to Saul Steinberg!

    Stock ID: 11120
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  • ARCHITECTURAL FORUM: Magazine of Building. Volume 104 no 6 by [ARCHITECTURAL FORUM] [ AIRPORTS]
    [ARCHITECTURAL FORUM] [ AIRPORTS]
    ARCHITECTURAL FORUM: Magazine of Building. Volume 104 no 6

    June 1956

    280pp illustrated including a large section of advertisements. 4to. Decorated wrappers with illustration on upper wrapper by Saul Steinberg showing airport life. Good copy. A little dusty on wrappers and worn at head and base of spine. Key subject is Airports and more widely transport with an article on Penn Station. Includes survey of international airports including Zurich, London [ Heathrow] Acapulco, Rome and others. Discusses the airport at Newark New Jersey, Puerto Rica and others. The issue also includes other articles on housing, schools etc.

    Stock ID: 20953
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  • ARCHITECTURAL FORUM: Magazine of Building. Volume 106 no 1 by [ARCHITECTURAL FORUM] [TECHNOLOGY]
    [ARCHITECTURAL FORUM] [TECHNOLOGY]
    ARCHITECTURAL FORUM: Magazine of Building. Volume 106 no 1 Special issue on Technology

    New York Time Inc., January 1957

    Special issue on Technology Abstract design on coloured wrappers 4to. 216pp illustrated with b/w photographs and line ills + 100s of period advertisements in colour and b/w. Edited by Douglas Haskell. Key articles concern – approaches to Landscaping, New approaches to materials, prefabrication and the environment through air conditioning methods. Finally there is a long article on structure including the work of Felix Candela in a fabulously illustrated article with photography by Erwin Lang, Buckminster Fuller etc.

    Stock ID: 20954
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  • [ARCHITECTURAL FORUM] WRIGHT, Henry [ Managing editor]
    ARCHITECTURAL FORUM: Magazine of Building. Volume 88 no 2

    New York City: Time, Inc. February 1948

    Coloured wrappers showing interiors in colour. 4to. Worn at head and base of spine with some chip out of this. Covers a bit dusty. Internally good copy. Key article on Color and Design shown where the packaging corporation redesigned its building. Features work of Egbert Jacobson, Herbert Bayer, [ Herbert Bayer's interior design and color schemes for the new CCA Chicago headquarters] Maria Berson and Morton L Pereira & Associates. Other articles on housing and design throughout. Some lovely colour and b/w images showing mid century modern solutions to design issues.

    Stock ID: 20955
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  • ARCHITECTURAL RECORD Vol 103 no 5 by [ARCHITECTURAL RECORD] STOWELL Keith [editor]
    [ARCHITECTURAL RECORD] STOWELL Keith [editor]
    ARCHITECTURAL RECORD Vol 103 no 5

    May 1948

    234pp including large section of advertisements. 4to. Kenneth Stowell Editor. Decorated wrappers. A little rubbed at edges and spine worn at head and base. Key address on "What Buildings are Beautiful?" by Joseph Hudnut. Article on Motels incl. Town and Desert Apartments, Palm Springs with photos by Julius Schulman + a series of other mid century modern motels incl. Tropic Palms Hotel, Wilshire Boulevard, West Los Angeles. Key section Building Studies number 137 follows on planning for family living by Frederick Gutheim. Case studies from Menloe Park by Fred Langhorst and Garrett Eckbo [ Landscape] Tuscon Arizona etc. Final article is a reappraisal of Greene and Greene

    Stock ID: 20951
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  • BAKER, Herbert
    Architecture and Personalities

    Country Life Ltd 1944

    224pp illus. with b/w plates throughout. Sm 4to. VG. Important review of the work of Sir Herbert Baker, tracking his career and friendship with Cecil Rhodes, his move to New Delhi, Kenya and back to the UK where he became active with the War Graves Commission work and Country House architecture alike.

    Stock ID: 20789
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