Architecture

  • A Catalogue of British Drawings For Architecture, Decoration, Sculpture, and Landscape Gardening, 1550-1900, in American Collections. by HARRIS John
    HARRIS John
    A Catalogue of British Drawings For Architecture, Decoration, Sculpture, and Landscape Gardening, 1550-1900, in American Collections.

    Upper Saddle River, New Jersey Gregg Press 1971

    355 pp + 263 illustrations. Quarto. Blue lettered cloth. Good copy. Bookplate of Henry Potts on front paste down.

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  • HARTSHORNE The Late Rev C.H.
    A Guide to Alnwick Castle

    London, Longmans Green Reader and Dyer and at Alnwick, Mark Smith 1865

    114pp Illustrations in text by Philip H Delamotte. Fold out map of castle at end of the guide book in colour. Blue cloth with heraldic decoration on upper board and gilt lettering. Small 8vo. A little rubbed at head and base of spine else very good. The main section of the guide describes the family history, particularly the Percy family and the Dukes of Northumberland, the castle, including details of the interiors and the gardens around the castle. It has a useful section on the restorations which took place in the 18th century and the State Rooms, short sections on Hulne Park, Alnwick Abbey. A very nice…

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    London, Longmans Green Reader and Dyer and at Alnwick, Mark Smith 1865

    114pp Illustrations in text by Philip H Delamotte. Fold out map of castle at end of the guide book in colour. Blue cloth with heraldic decoration on upper board and gilt lettering. Small 8vo. A little rubbed at head and base of spine else very good. The main section of the guide describes the family history, particularly the Percy family and the Dukes of Northumberland, the castle, including details of the interiors and the gardens around the castle. It has a useful section on the restorations which took place in the 18th century and the State Rooms, short sections on Hulne Park, Alnwick Abbey. A very nice guide book.

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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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  • A Practical Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Smoky Chimneys by SILVER, George.
    SILVER, George.
    A Practical Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Smoky Chimneys with an Appendix, Containing Various Extracts Connected with the Subject, and Testimonials of the Author's Experience.

    Glasgow, Blackie & Son 1836

    vi, 114pp. Green cloth. small 8vo. No title labels. Yellow end papers. Good copy. Dedication leaf to The Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Moray. Proposes remedies developed over a long career. The appendix starts at page 50 and thereafter there is a fascinating list of places where George Silver has worked as "smoke curer" and some case studies of how he proceeded with his cures. A quirky little book. Unusual.

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  • A Special Number The Functional Tradition by ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW (RICHARDS J M Editor)
    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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  • Allegheny Cemetery: Historical Account of Incidents and Events Connected with its establishment..... by (CEMETERY DESIGNS AND REGULATIONS)
    (CEMETERY DESIGNS AND REGULATIONS)
    Allegheny Cemetery: Historical Account of Incidents and Events Connected with its establishment.....

    Pittsburgh Printed by Hakewell and Marthens 1873

    vii + 166pp illustrated with 16 photographic views. 8vo. Original gilt lettered cloth. Repaired at hinges. Lovely copy. Signature of G E Hogg on title page. Includes Charter and Supplemental Acts of Legislation. Report of 1848 and 1857. Proceedings of Corporators, June 21 1873. List of Officer, Managers and Corporators to dat. Remarks on the Ornamentation and Arrangement of Cemeteries and funeral oration of Wilson McCandless Esq on Commodore Barney and Liet. Parker. Photographs are sepia and document the design and layout of the cemetery including key monuments. Fascinating as a basis for comparison of development of public cemeteries in the USA with the UK. Very scarce. Alleghany is said to…

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    Pittsburgh Printed by Hakewell and Marthens 1873

    vii + 166pp illustrated with 16 photographic views. 8vo. Original gilt lettered cloth. Repaired at hinges. Lovely copy. Signature of G E Hogg on title page. Includes Charter and Supplemental Acts of Legislation. Report of 1848 and 1857. Proceedings of Corporators, June 21 1873. List of Officer, Managers and Corporators to dat. Remarks on the Ornamentation and Arrangement of Cemeteries and funeral oration of Wilson McCandless Esq on Commodore Barney and Liet. Parker. Photographs are sepia and document the design and layout of the cemetery including key monuments. Fascinating as a basis for comparison of development of public cemeteries in the USA with the UK. Very scarce. Alleghany is said to be the second largest cemetery in America and the early information on rules and regulations as well as the design details make this a key resource for information on cemetery design in the USA.

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  • SEXTON, R. W. [Foreword by Raymond M. Hood, A.I.A.]
    American apartment houses, hotels and apartment hotels of today

    New York Architectural Book Publishing Company, inc nd 1929

    v, [1], 332 p. incl. front., illus., plans. Blue lettered cloth. 4to. Head of spine a little worn else good copy.

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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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  • 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.

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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.

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  • Architecture for Children by FRY, Jane and Maxwell.
    FRY, Jane and Maxwell.
    Architecture for Children

    London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd 1944

    118 +[2]+ c8pp line ills. Photographs and line ills throughout . The images at the end of the book are chronologically arranged line ills as historical charts showing style of architecture at different periods. Small 8vo. Very good in slightly worn and chipped dust wrapper. Published at the height of the debate about post war reconstruction, These two modernist designers provide an introduction for children to modern architecture and sets architecture at the heart of social renewal. Fascinating. Considered recently in Kimberley Richard's recent book "Left Out: The forgotten tradition of radical publishing for children." Dust wrapper shows a family looking at what might well be Erno Goldfinger's Willow Road house.

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  • Art and Life and the Building and Decoration of Cities by COBDEN-SANDERSON, T.J; LETHABY, W.R; CRANE, Walter; BLOMFIELD, Reginal; RICARDO, Halsey
    COBDEN-SANDERSON, T.J; LETHABY, W.R; CRANE, Walter; BLOMFIELD, Reginal; RICARDO, Halsey
    Art and Life and the Building and Decoration of Cities A Series of Lectures by Members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, Delivered at the Fifth Exhibition of the Society in 1896.

    London, Rivington, Percival & Co. 1897

    vi + 260pp, 4to, Cloth covered spine, original boards. Paper spine label. Spine sl. sunned and paper label has small stain on it. , Internally some light foxing especially on the end papers. Five Lectures printed exactly as given in 1896 at the New Gallery by members of the the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. Opens with a tribute to the recently late William Morris, previous president to the society. Considers the idea of beauty in art as well as in utility in the decoration of the city. Insciption of owner's name on front paste down with a note saying it was a gift from Peter Ferriday.

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  • Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons by NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger
    NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger
    Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons

    Settle privately published 2QT 2020

    275pp, 295 illustrations in colour. Decorated wrappers featuring Lethaby's Herefordshire masterpiece, All Saints, Brockhampton. Square 4to. 210 x210mm The Arts and Crafts Movement is less well known for its public buildings than domestic projects. Many of the leading personalities were commissioned to design or decorate churches, and these too were highly influential on subsequent architectural developments. Their patrons played a key role in bringing these revolutionary buildings into being. The book examines the churches as a group, the influences of designers on each other, and assess their impact on design in the the 20th century and after.

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  • NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger
    Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons

    Settle privately published 2QT 2020

    275pp, 295 illustrations in colour. Decorated wrappers featuring Lethaby's Herefordshire masterpiece, All Saints, Brockhampton. Square 4to. 210 x210mm The Arts and Crafts Movement is less well known for its public buildings than domestic projects. Many of the leading personalities were commissioned to design or decorate churches, and these too were highly influential on subsequent architectural developments. Their patrons played a key role in bringing these revolutionary buildings into being. The book examines the churches as a group, the influences of designers on each other, and assess their impact on design in the the 20th century and after.

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  • (HAIG) MORDAUNT CROOK J and LENNOX BOYD C. A
    Axel Haig

    London George Allen and Unwin 1984

    73pp + 64 plates. Wraps version. Very good copy. Number 3 in Genius of Architecture Series

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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.

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  • Bata Architektura a Urbanismus 1910-1950 by Signed copy [BATA] SLAPETA, Vladimir
    Signed copy [BATA] SLAPETA, Vladimir
    Bata Architektura a Urbanismus 1910-1950

    Published by Statni Galerie ve Zline, 1991

    Square 4to. Very good copy. Signed on the title page by the author. Bookplate of Gavin Stamp on inside of the wrapper. Bata Factory Building in Zlin, Czech Republic and the associated village was a pioneering factory town experiment built using standardised building components. Zlín became one of the most important centres of inter-war modern architecture in the Czech lands and the only strictly constructed Functionalist town in Europe.

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  • SHEPPARD, Richard.
    Cast Iron in Building

    London George Allen and Unwin Ltd 1945

    98pp + 48 b/w plates grouped at the end of the book. Small 8vo. Good with good dust wrapper. A Useful study of the contemporary uses of cast iron including telephone boxes.

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  • Catalogue of the Drawings of George Dance the Younger (1741-1825) and of George Dance the Elder (1695-1768) from the Collection of Sir John Soane's Museum by [DANCE] LEVER, Jill.
    [DANCE] LEVER, Jill.
    Catalogue of the Drawings of George Dance the Younger (1741-1825) and of George Dance the Elder (1695-1768) from the Collection of Sir John Soane's Museum

    London

    From the collection of Henry Potts with his bookplate.

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  • LINDLEY Kenneth (Foreword by John Piper)
    Chapels and Meeting Houses

    John Baker Publishers Ltd 1969

    85pp illustrated with many photographs and line ills. Fine in dw. Written and illustrated by Lindley this book covers chapels and meeting houses largely ignored by architectural historians at the time. From the collection of Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

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