Architecture

  • 1951 Exhibition of Architecture Poplar by FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
    FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
    1951 Exhibition of Architecture Poplar

    London Festival of Britain 1951

    52pp + period ads. 4to. Wrappers. Abram Games Festival logo on the front. Discrete hand written note giving date of previous owner's visit to the exhibition. Very good copy. Hard to find catalogue of the Architecture Exhibition. Some loose insertions relating to Aluminium products.

    Stock ID: 20352
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  • A History of the Gothic Revival: an attempt to show how the taste for medaeval architecture which lintered in England during the last centuries has since been encouraged and developed by EASTLAKE Charles L
    EASTLAKE Charles L
    A History of the Gothic Revival: an attempt to show how the taste for medaeval architecture which lintered in England during the last centuries has since been encouraged and developed

    London, Longmans Green and Co 1872

    xvi + 427 + (1)pp, 36 woodcut plates, 12 text ills, one leaf publishers' adverts. Many buildings illustrated erected between 1860 and 1870. This was the first published study on the gothic revival, and although it is widely available in a reprint this is a lovely copy of the original decorated and stamped cloth possibly designed by Eastlake to reflect the gothic subject matter of the book. Sl. rubbed at head and base of spine, scratch on spine and related small tear else a very good copy. Bookplate of William J Newton R S A and his stamp on half title.

    Stock ID: 19643
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  • RAWNSLEY, H. D.
    A Nation's Heritage

    London George Allen & Unwin 1920

    160pp 8 full page plates. 8vo blue boards with paste down title. Account of a summer tour of National Trust 'possessions' (national parks, reserves, houses etc) in the West of Britain. Rawnsley is remembered chiefly for his campaigns to preserve the Lake District landscape and as a founder of the National Trust. Ex Libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate on the front pastedown.

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  • ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW (RICHARDS J M Editor)
    A Special Number The Functional Tradition

    January 1950 Vol CV11 no 637

    Edited by J M Richards, Nickolaus Pevsner, Osbert Lancaster and H de C Hastings. Marking the half way point of the Century, this special issue covers details of landscape elements, trim, texture and colour. Good copy with very small chips on bottom edge and a bit worn on the spine. Paginated page 1-67 +89pp period ads. Superb photographs throughout including ones by Eric de Maré, John Piper, Gordon Cullen, McCallum Arphot and others. Special applications of the functional tradition drawn by Gordon Cullen for Lyme Regis and Stevenage.

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  • (ADOLF LOOS) MUNZ Ludwig and KUNSTLER Gustav
    Adolf Loos: Pioneer of Modern Architecture:

    London, Thames and Hudson 1966

    234pp illustrated with 264 b/w plates .Square 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper. Signature of Gavin Stamp on front end paper together with his bookplate on front paste down.

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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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  • DETHIER, Jean [Introduction]
    All Stations: a Journey Through 150 Years of Railway History

    London Thames and Hudson 1981

    135pp, 381 illustrations, 152 in colour. Small 4to. Good with dust wrapper. Ex libris with bookplate of GS. Loosely inserted review ticket + loosely inserted newspaper cutting. Translated from the French in parts and based upon a major exhibition held at the Pompidou Centre in 1980.

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  • LAWRENCE, David.
    Always a welcome: The glove compartment history of the motorway service area.

    Twickenham Between Books 1999

    112pp, colour + b/w ills. Long 8vo wrappers, perfect binding. Introduction by Jonathan Glancey. Very good images of early Motorway Service Stations. From the collection of Gavin Stamp

    Stock ID: 20199
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  • STAMP, Gavin.
    An Architect of the Entente Cordiale: Eugène Bourdon (1870-1916)

    Edinburgh University Press 2004

    38pp, b/w ills. Offprint. Title page + pages 79-116 of Architectural Heritage XV The Journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland. Original 8vo blue wrappers, hand bound into red card wrappers with printed paste down printed title. Article taken from Architectural Heritage XV journal. Used as a master copy by Gavin Stamp, to make further copies to send out? Includes loosely inserted slip stating 'The author regrets that this article on Bourdon is a photocopy and not printed, but the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland declines to make offprints from its Journal available to contributors' . Also a hand written list of individuals and institutions to send copies of the article to. As well…

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    Edinburgh University Press 2004

    38pp, b/w ills. Offprint. Title page + pages 79-116 of Architectural Heritage XV The Journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland. Original 8vo blue wrappers, hand bound into red card wrappers with printed paste down printed title. Article taken from Architectural Heritage XV journal. Used as a master copy by Gavin Stamp, to make further copies to send out? Includes loosely inserted slip stating 'The author regrets that this article on Bourdon is a photocopy and not printed, but the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland declines to make offprints from its Journal available to contributors' . Also a hand written list of individuals and institutions to send copies of the article to. As well as the following - Reproduction trench map of Maricourt, two printed letters thanking Gavin Stamp for a copy of the article, both dated 2004, first from Gérard Errera (French Ambassador to the U.K from 2002 -2007) , second from Anne-Marie Usher, Librarian- Institut Français d' Écosse. Two Hand written letters both dated 2004, two blank postcards, one hand written postcard signed Charlie (MacCallum?) and printed e-mail correspondence between Gavin Stamp and Charles MacCallum, Head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art between 1994-2000. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

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  • LOUDON, J.C.
    An Encyclodaedia of Cottage, Farm, and Villa Architecture and Furniture... Containing numerous designs for dwellings, from the villa to the cottage and the farm, including farm houses, farmeries, and other agricultural buildings; country inns, public houses, and parochial schools: with the requisite fittings-up, fixtures and furniture and appropriate offices, gardens and garden scenery.

    Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans [1846] 1853

    Reprint of the 1846 edition which was revised and expanded then edited by Mrs Loudon. xxiv 1317, i iipp with more than 2342 engravings, plus 32pp publisher's catalogue. A very good copy in original embossed cloth; slightly rubbed at corners and hinges. Printed end papers listing Lardner's Caminet Cyclopaedia. Bound by Westley & Co Firar Street London. J C Loudon's immense and invaluable work was first published in 1833 with the aim of helping to 'improve the dwellings of the great mass of society'. This 1846 edition is significantly expanded, with a large amount of additional information and examples: essentially a combination of the first edition and its supplement, with a new…

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    Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans [1846] 1853

    Reprint of the 1846 edition which was revised and expanded then edited by Mrs Loudon. xxiv 1317, i iipp with more than 2342 engravings, plus 32pp publisher's catalogue. A very good copy in original embossed cloth; slightly rubbed at corners and hinges. Printed end papers listing Lardner's Caminet Cyclopaedia. Bound by Westley & Co Firar Street London. J C Loudon's immense and invaluable work was first published in 1833 with the aim of helping to 'improve the dwellings of the great mass of society'. This 1846 edition is significantly expanded, with a large amount of additional information and examples: essentially a combination of the first edition and its supplement, with a new glossary by Mrs Loudon. Hard to find in this condition. Some pages uncut.

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    Stock ID: 20327
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  • 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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  • MORRIS, William.
    Architecture and History and Westminster Abbey

    London, Longmans 1900

    [i], 50pp, crown 8vo, original quarter grey linen with pale grey boards printed in black to upper, covers a little darkened and with a little wear to backstrip ends and top corners. Printed at the Chiswick Press and using the Golden type designed by William Morris for the Kelmscott Press. Previous owner's name on half title in neat hand.

    Stock ID: 20306
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  • REILLY , Sir Charles.
    Architecture as Communal Art

    London, BT Batsford (1944) 1946

    16pp pamphlet, with 6 b/w illustrations. A little dusty, with very small tear at base of spine, else vg for an ephemeral item. Published by B T Batsford for the Council for Education in Appreciation of Physical Environment. With a foreword by Giles Gilbert Scott. Arguing that modernism is too much a discourse of the individual, Reilly and Scott stress the importance of good architecture, using innovative materials, in creating a sense of community, and suggest that modernist design, if used appropriately, can achieve this. Though it only alludes to the destruction of the English cityscape in WWII, this is a fascinating essay, full of hope about the role of new architecture in re-establishing…

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    London, BT Batsford (1944) 1946

    16pp pamphlet, with 6 b/w illustrations. A little dusty, with very small tear at base of spine, else vg for an ephemeral item. Published by B T Batsford for the Council for Education in Appreciation of Physical Environment. With a foreword by Giles Gilbert Scott. Arguing that modernism is too much a discourse of the individual, Reilly and Scott stress the importance of good architecture, using innovative materials, in creating a sense of community, and suggest that modernist design, if used appropriately, can achieve this. Though it only alludes to the destruction of the English cityscape in WWII, this is a fascinating essay, full of hope about the role of new architecture in re-establishing communal life. Loosley inserted letter to Gavin Stamp from a colleague. A.L.S. signed but unfortunately not deciphered.

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    Stock ID: 20046
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  • MALONE, Hannah.
    Architecture, Death and Nationhood Monumental Cemeteries of Nineteenth Century Italy

    London Routledge 2017

    262pp b/w ills. Small 4to illustrated boards. Provides arguably the first survey of Italy's monumental cemeteries. It explores the relationship between architecture and politics including suggesting ways in which architecture is formed by political forces. Against the backdrop of Italy's unification, Malone argues that cemeteries conveyed the power of the new nation. War memorials and the distinctive cemeteries of Northern Italy was a theme in at east one of Gavin Stamp's tours that he organised. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

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  • GOMME, Andor and WALKER, David.
    Architecture of Glasgow

    London, Lund Humpries (1968) New Edition revised completely in association with Glasgow, John Smith & Son 1987

    2nd revised edition. 344pp illustrated with about 250 b/w photographs throughout. 4to. With good dust wrapper Vg. Foreword by Nikolaus Pevsner. Chronology of major development projects given at the end of the book. Superb source for the city and its developments. Hard to find. Loosely inserted 2 A.L.S. hand written from David Walker to Gavin expressing delight on Gavin Stamp moving to Scotland. A few other postcards inserted. Signed on the fep by Gavin Stamp in pencil and with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20271
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  • FERMOR-HESKETH Robert (Ed.)
    Architecture of the British Empire

    London: Weidenfield and Nicholson 1986

    224pp with colour photographs by the editor. Cloth good in d/w, faded on spine with a small tear to rear lower edge. Slightly damp smell. The first comprehensive sturdy of Britain's architectural legacy in its colonies. With essays by Gavin Stamp, Charles Allen, Gillian Tindall, Colin Amery and Jan Morris. Loosely inserted a.l.s. typed from Bobby Hesketh thanking Gavin Stamp for his help, another hand written note, obituary of Robert Fermor Hesketh pasted in the book at the back and an invitation card pasted in the front which is an invitation to drinks to celebrate the publication. With bookplate of Gavin Stamp. Nice association copy.

    Stock ID: 20274
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  • [LINDGREN] NIKULA, Ritta.
    Armas Lindgen 1874-1929

    Museum of Finnish Architecture 1988

    198pp illustrated with b/w line ills and photographs. Wrappers, but in slipcase. Decorated end papers. Autographed letter signed by Ritta Nikula to Gavin Stamp accompanying the book which was sent as a gift from the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki. Like new. With ex libris bookplate of Gavin Stamp on inner wrapper.

    Stock ID: 19840
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  • Balbus or the future of Architecture by BARMAN. Christian,
    BARMAN. Christian,
    Balbus or the future of Architecture

    London Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., To-Day and To-Morrow series nd

    on spine and upper board. . Ex library. with stamp on the front paste down. A bit of wear at head and foot of spine, slight scuffing, else bright copy. From the collection of Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20197
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  • (DEAN AND DAWSON)
    Brisitsh Memorials of the Great War 1914-1918

    Dean and Dawson Ltd, 7 Blandford Sq, London

    31pp, b/w ills. 8vo boards with cloth spine, printed title to the upper. Two maps, one of Ypres and one of the Somme inserted into a pocket on the rear pastedown. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

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  • [CAR PARKING]
    Car Parking: A British Road Federation Exhibition

    London, in the Great Hall ICE London 18th -26th March 1960

    106pp, description of the exhibits. Long 8vo. Spiral bound wrappers with image of multi storey car park on upper wrapper. Catalogue divided into sections for multi storey garages, roof parking, service areas on motorways, drive in banks, shopping precincts etc. Foreword by Lord Derwent. Unfortunately not illustrated but must have been an amazing exhibition based on the commentary provided in this publication the exhibition revealed ingenious solutions to car parking including stacking cars etc.

    Stock ID: 19614
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