Architecture

  • ACADEMY ARCHITECTURE
    A Collection of Coloured Plates from Academy Architecture

    London Alex Koch & Sons nd c1916

    Unpaginated. c60pp single sided illustrations which first appeared in Academy Architecture. In each case, the architect, location and details of the building illustrated is given. A wide variety of architects both in the UK and Europe are noted. Red cloth. Gilt titles on upper board. No title page. In most cases the year in which the illustration appeared is given. Generally between 1902 and 1915 although some illustrations appear without dates. Curious compilation. With bookplate of Colin Amery on front paste down and pencil signature of a former owner as H E Hills dated May 30th 1916.

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  • A History of Architecture by First edition FLETCHER Prof. Banister & FLETCHER Banister F
    First edition FLETCHER Prof. Banister & FLETCHER Banister F
    A History of Architecture

    London B.T.Batsford 1896

    xv + 313pp +8pp ads, 115 collotype plates + 100s of text ills. . Sm 8vo. Original gilt lettered cloth. Very slightly rubbed at top of spine. Gutta percha repaired to make a good copy with reinforcements on inner hinges. Some slight foxing to prelims, index and advert pages at the back. Very good of the first edition of this enduring study of architecture on the comparative method. Loosely inserted bill from book binder who repaired the book.

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  • DOBSON, Edward
    A Rudimentary Treatise on the Manufacture of Bricks and Tiles containing an outline of the principles of brickmaking

    London, Weale's Rudimentary Series no 23 1882

    7th edition revised with additions by Robert Mallet. 276pp + c30pp catalogue of the Weale's publications. Good copy. Paper label on spine a little worn and faded. Covers manufacture of bricks, the variety of types of bricks and tiles from pantiles to encaustic tiles. Engraved plates throughout.

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  • A Visit to Brantwood by DEARDON J S [Introduction] TALBOT, Fanny
    DEARDON J S [Introduction] TALBOT, Fanny
    A Visit to Brantwood

    Bembridge The Ruskin Association 1980

    Unpaginated booklet,comprising introduction by J S Deardon and printed account from a manuscript of a visit to Brantwood by Fany Talbot. Unpainated 16pp. Bound with marbled boards and end papers and paste down label. Inside is a typed note "Just a trifle from the Malvern Link Bindery. Simple and plain like the binder!" You might send another copy with respects. The manuscript was found by architectural historian and devotee of Ruskin, the late John Hutchinson of York. The introduction by James Deardon explains the origin of the manuscript. Fine. Pamphlet printed by the Yellowsands Press, Bembridge. Isle of Wight.

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  • A Young Man Comes to London: by [DORCHESTER HOTEL] ARLEN, Michael. et. al.
    [DORCHESTER HOTEL] ARLEN, Michael. et. al.
    A Young Man Comes to London: an original short story ...

    London printed by the Marchalsea Press. J. J. Keliher & Co. Ltd., London [1932]

    with contribution on the hotel design issues by Francis Towne and its architectural solutions by C H Reily. 48pp, 6 colour fold out illustrations + b/w line ills in the texts. 4to. Decorated cloth with paste down label on upper wrapper. Small chip from front paste down. Design of cloth and end papers match. Art deco style. A brief history of a new enterprise by Sir Francis TOWLE, An architect's problem - how it was solved by Professor C.H. REILLY, Some facts and figures about the Dorchester by Sir Malcolm McApline. The The Lounge, The Foyer, The Spanish (Grill) Room, The Restaurant, The Ballroom, The…

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    London printed by the Marchalsea Press. J. J. Keliher & Co. Ltd., London [1932]

    with contribution on the hotel design issues by Francis Towne and its architectural solutions by C H Reily. 48pp, 6 colour fold out illustrations + b/w line ills in the texts. 4to. Decorated cloth with paste down label on upper wrapper. Small chip from front paste down. Design of cloth and end papers match. Art deco style. A brief history of a new enterprise by Sir Francis TOWLE, An architect's problem - how it was solved by Professor C.H. REILLY, Some facts and figures about the Dorchester by Sir Malcolm McApline. The The Lounge, The Foyer, The Spanish (Grill) Room, The Restaurant, The Ballroom, The Park Lounge (overlooking Hyde Park).

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  • Addition [Folio IX] by HOLMES, Andrew.
    HOLMES, Andrew.
    Addition [Folio IX]

    London Architectural Association 1986

    28pp booklet + 20 silkscreen prints which assembled form a print 1525x1120mm. Large square 4to in presentation black box with white title on front. Vg. Published to coincide with an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Andrew Holmes. Published as as edition of one thousand numbered 1/1000 this being number 146. Holmes has used this Folio to continue his explorations by creating twenty silkscreen fragments which when put together create dramatic 4 x 5 foot detail of Richard Rogers' hi-tech Inmos building.

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  • An Anthology of Houses by PIDGEON, Monica and CRSOBY Theo.
    PIDGEON, Monica and CRSOBY Theo.
    An Anthology of Houses

    London B T Batsford nd. [1960]

    174pp. 4to. Cloth. Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper. International survey of modern post war house design. 310 photographs, plans and diagrams. Succinct guide to house design

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  • From the library of Roy Strong [CROWTHER & SONS] WEAVER, Lawrence [ Foreword]
    An Exhibition of Garden Ornaments: Lead & Stone Figures, Vases, Old Wrought Iron Gates, Garden Temples etc. Collected and for sale by Messrs. Thomas Crowther and Sons.

    London published by the firm 1914

    32pp illustrated with b/w plates. 230x310mm Frayed paper wrappers, ribbon tie. The exhibition was held at the RHS Spring Sow at Chelsea Hospital Gardens 1914. Thomas Crowther & Son were established as stone masons in the late 19th century but also dealt in antique garden ornaments and associated materials acquired from Architectural Salvage sales. This catalogue, for instance shows a design by Oliver Hill, architect reusing garden ornaments as part of one of his projects. Several images in the publication show items removed from Cheyne House Chelsea.

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  • YELTON, Michael and SALMON, John.
    Anglican Chuch-Building in London 1946-2012

    Reading Spire Books 2013

    330pp illustrated. Sequel to an earlier volume by the same authors on Anglican Church Building 1915-1945. Wide ranging study with associated gazetteer of projects. Extensively illustrated with b/w plates throughout. Like new.

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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.

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  • Archigram 8 Milanogram Incluso Popular Pak by ARCHIGRAM [ COOK, Peter ]
    ARCHIGRAM [ COOK, Peter ]
    Archigram 8 Milanogram Incluso Popular Pak

    London Archigram 1968

    Milanogram/Milan Triennale/population growth). Yellow envelope folder with pocket; cover image on inside. Contents: eight pages 420mm x 150mm, folded; seventeen sheets, double sided, 210mm x 150mm, and one 300mm x 210mm. Not numbered or ordered, but punch card codification down the edge of sheets. Sheets inserted in folder. Wallet designed to be posted to readers. Priced at 5 shillings. Collated from the Archigram Archival Project. Envelope a little browned and dusty.

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  • Architectural Design in Concrete by BENNETT, T.P.
    BENNETT, T.P.
    Architectural Design in Concrete

    London Ernest Benn Ltd 1927

    24pp + 100 b/w plates period ads. Photographs by F. R. Yerbury. 4to, cloth boards illustrated dust wrapper. Dust wrapper worn and a bit dusty. A well illustrated overview of concrete architecture. The plates illustrate the use of concrete in building projects; (from the Introductory information): contemporary architects have been forced to regard concrete as a building material of increasing importance and to give it a place of prominence in design which was unknown in the nineteenth century; examples from Breslau, Germany Centennial Hall; a Restaurant in Cologne; The Leipzig Exhibition Hall; a concrete exhibition structure in Cologne; British pavilion at British Empire Exhibition Wembley; a garden pavilion Ramsgate England; San Diego California monument…

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    London Ernest Benn Ltd 1927

    24pp + 100 b/w plates period ads. Photographs by F. R. Yerbury. 4to, cloth boards illustrated dust wrapper. Dust wrapper worn and a bit dusty. A well illustrated overview of concrete architecture. The plates illustrate the use of concrete in building projects; (from the Introductory information): contemporary architects have been forced to regard concrete as a building material of increasing importance and to give it a place of prominence in design which was unknown in the nineteenth century; examples from Breslau, Germany Centennial Hall; a Restaurant in Cologne; The Leipzig Exhibition Hall; a concrete exhibition structure in Cologne; British pavilion at British Empire Exhibition Wembley; a garden pavilion Ramsgate England; San Diego California monument at Balboa Park, Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles Church of St. John; lumber storehouse in Cassell, Germany, many more examples from the U.S.A.

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    Stock ID: 21286
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  • COOK, Peter.
    Architecture: action and plan

    London, Studio Vista 1967

    First paper back edition. 96pp illustrated with b/w plates. Decorated collaged b/w wrappers. A little rubbed on spine. Studio Vista was founded in 1961 that specialised in leisure and design topics.[1] In the 1960s, the firm published works by a number of authors that went on to be noted designers. This book along with a series of companion volumes by other contemporary designers provided affordable and accessible insights into issues of the day. All were edited by typographer and designers John Lewis. Distinctive design series.

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  • LASDUN, Denys.
    Architecture in an Age of Scepticism A Practitioners' Anthology

    New York Oxford University Press 1984

    256pp illustrated with b/w plates, line ills and plans. Square 4to. Very good copy with very good dust wrapper. Twelve contributions by Christopher Alexander, Edward Cullinan, Giancarlo De Carlo, Ralph Erskine, Eldred Evans and David Shalev, Norman Foster, Denys Lasdun, Leslie Martin, Alison and Peter Smithson, James Stirling, Jorn Utzon and Aldo Van Eyck.

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  • VESELY, Dalibor.
    Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation: The Question of Creativity in the Shadow of Production

    Cambridge Mass MIT Press

    506pp. Wrappers. Very good copy. Dalibor Vesely proposes an alternative to the narrow vision of contemporary architecture as a discipline that can be treated as an instrument or commodity. In doing so, he offers an account of the ontological and cultural foundations of modern architecture. Loosely inserted newspaper article about Vesely.

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  • The C.G.A. was founded by William Broomhall in 1893 as a society of landowners, land agents, farmers and others interested in the land. He was managing director at the time of publication of this volume which stands alone but was part of a series of publications of the same name. The works department of the association was located at Letchworth Garden City. These whole series of publications were produced to advise members about good architectural design practices and formed part of their range of publications for members on all aspects of estate management. They are particularly interesting as they reveal predilection for the arts and crafts movement designers by Broomhall and his contemporaries. Hard to find.
    LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY AND RURAL HOUSING IDEAS BROOMHALL, William [ Forward ]
    Artistic Country Buildings 1913-14

    Letchworth, Herts The Country Gentleman's Association Ltd., 1914

    144pp period ads b/w plates. Small long 8vo. Red boards with b/w pastedown of bungalow and black titles on upper board. Some slight shelf-wear otherwise good. Includes chapters on the Garden City movement, interiors, thatched houses and cottages, farm buildings and garden design in relation to buildings. Illustrations are in black and drawn mainly from buildings at Letchworth, Hampstead Garden Suburb, rural Sussex. Buckinghamshire etc. Each has a descriptive caption and in some cases locations exactly given. Section of period ads at the end of the book.

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  • Belgrade Theatre: by [COVENTRY] LING, Arthur [ Architect] GIBSON, [Donald]
    [COVENTRY] LING, Arthur [ Architect] GIBSON, [Donald]
    Belgrade Theatre: Coventry's Civic Theatre

    Coventry 1958

    13 pp. Illustrated with numerous b/w photographs of the interior including backstage, plus plans and cross sections of each floor. Pictorial thin card wraps in landscape format. Covers lightly soiled and corner creased. The publication is about the first full-scale professional theatre to be built in the UK after World War II and established a reputation for theatre outreach work in the community as well as staging innovative productions. The theatre was refurbished in 2007 The architect was Arthur Ling. This publication is associated with the opening of the theatre which launched with The Importance of Being Earnest. Alastair Fair has written up the history of this theatre in his book Modern Playhouses: an architectural history of…

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    Coventry 1958

    13 pp. Illustrated with numerous b/w photographs of the interior including backstage, plus plans and cross sections of each floor. Pictorial thin card wraps in landscape format. Covers lightly soiled and corner creased. The publication is about the first full-scale professional theatre to be built in the UK after World War II and established a reputation for theatre outreach work in the community as well as staging innovative productions. The theatre was refurbished in 2007 The architect was Arthur Ling. This publication is associated with the opening of the theatre which launched with The Importance of Being Earnest. Alastair Fair has written up the history of this theatre in his book Modern Playhouses: an architectural history of Britain's new theatres, 1945-1985 "not only that, but it was also Britain's first purpose-built civic theatre, having been conceived, designed, and funded by Coventry City Council. Its contemporary architecture contrasted with older theatres and embodied the progressive principles which underpinned its creation."

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  • Bembridge. by [RUSKIN] WHITEHOUSE J. Howard [editor]
    [RUSKIN] WHITEHOUSE J. Howard [editor]
    Bembridge. An Historical and General Survey By Members of Bembridge School

    Oxford The University Press 1923

    100pp. Paper cover boards, cloth spine with paper label. All edges untrimmed. Some gatherings uncut. Very good indeed. A few illustrations support the text. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 21112
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  • Big Pic Box by HOLMES Andrew
    HOLMES Andrew
    Big Pic Box

    London Architectural Association Box 4 2004

    [14] pamphlet with introductory text and large colour images + 18 large colour plates. Large square 4to in presentation box with decorated colour title on front. Box is a little dusty with small nick on lower edge else very good copy. The 18 plates are each composed of nine Polaroid images that can be assembled in any arrangement to form a composite work, called Nine Times. The images on these plates were the most controversial of Holmes' work at the time of publication, in both form and content: unlikely combinations of fragments of contemporary living -- urban waste, trucks, flowers, animals and images culled from the TV screen.

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  • BRIGGS R A
    Bungalows and Country Residences: A series of designs and examples of recently executed works.

    London London B T Batsford 1894

    2nd edition with additional plates xxpp itext and a description of the plates + 35 plates which are mostly line ills. Blue cloth with gilt titles. Bright copy although some slight foxing to title page and prelims.

    Stock ID: 21661
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