Architecture

  • 40 Stores by ARCHITECTURAL FORUM: MAGAZINE OF BUILDING
    ARCHITECTURAL FORUM: MAGAZINE OF BUILDING
    40 Stores May 1948

    New York, Time Inc. 1948

    222pp with b/w and colour illustrations throughout. Wraps, a little dusty and chipped at base of spine. Covers 40 stores across America, each with illustration and brief commentary. Packed with period adverts in colour and black and white. Super period images of shops and stores of all sizes. Architects always given. Useful case studies for post war shopping in the USA.

    Stock ID: 10709
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  • A book of Country Houses by NEWTON, Ernest.
    NEWTON, Ernest.
    A book of Country Houses

    London B. T. Batsford 1903

    Comprises nineteen examples, illustrated on sixty-two plated. Red gilt decorated cloth, Small folio 5pp. text, 62 plates (5 photographs, drawings, ground plans). Scarce study of Newton's designs. Cloth rubbed and wear to all corners and head and base of spine. Water mark damage on upper board. Internally very good.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Record of Building by Trade Catalogue (WILLIAM COWLIN & SON, LTD.)
    Trade Catalogue (WILLIAM COWLIN & SON, LTD.)
    A Record of Building William Cowlin & Son Ltd Builders & Contractors

    Croydon Civil Engineering Publications LTD n.d c.1957

    82pp, b/w plates with captions. Long 4to boards with blue cloth spine. Bristol based firm William Cowlin and Son was founded in 1834. This illustrated trade catalogue documents a variety of projects undertaken by the firm, all architects are named. Shows many early and mid 20th century public, commercial and industrial buildings in the south west of England and Wales. Including The Council House, Bristol by E. Vincent Harris and Electricity House, Bristol by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Son & Partner.

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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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  • Alvar Aalto by (AALTO) SCHILDT Goran (introduction
    (AALTO) SCHILDT Goran (introduction
    Alvar Aalto

    London Alec Tiranti Ltd nd 1964

    271pp illustrated with b/w photographs, plans and diagrams. Long 4to. Very good indeed in sl. worn and dust wrapper. Pen ownership inscription on the fep. Records Alvar Aalto's complete executed works, with projects up to 1962. Parallel German, French and English texts. Parallel European edition published by Editions Girsburger Zurich.

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  • American apartment houses, hotels and apartment hotels of today: by SEXTON, R. W. [Foreword by Raymond M. Hood, A.I.A.]
    SEXTON, R. W. [Foreword by Raymond M. Hood, A.I.A.]
    American apartment houses, hotels and apartment hotels of today: illustrating plans, details, exteriors and interiors of modern city aand suburban apartment houses throughout the United States

    New York Architectural Book Publishing Company, inc nd 1929

    v, [1], 332 p. incl. front., illus., plans. Blue lettered cloth. 4to. Head of spine and conners a little worn else good copy. Includes list of contributing architects. Introductory section on the evolution of the American apartment house and then many detailed examples with plans of individual projects.

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  • An Exhibition of Architecture by FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN: ROYAL SOCIETY OF ULSTER ARCHITECTS
    FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN: ROYAL SOCIETY OF ULSTER ARCHITECTS
    An Exhibition of Architecture at Fountain Street, Castle Street Belfast Souvenir Handbook Mary 29th-July 28th

    Belfast Royal Society of Ulster Architects in association with The Council for the Encouragement of music and the arts, Northern Ireland 1951

    24pp illustrated with c16pp of b/w photographs of buildings in Northern Ireland and elsewhere in the UK + a few international examples + 18pp period ads. Decorated wrappers, these a little worn. Foreword by F R Gibson. Texts on Irish architecture, prefabrication approaches in Hertfordshire, contributions from Clough Williams Ellis and Max Bill amongst others. Loosely inserted a gate fold leaflet printed on blue paper, summarising the exhibition and including on one side a large plan of the layout of the exhibition. Uncommon.

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  • An Introduction to Modern Architecture by RICHARDS, J. M.
    RICHARDS, J. M.
    An Introduction to Modern Architecture

    London Penguin, Pelican Books 1940

    126 p., 32 p. of plates : ill., plans. Good copy with unclipped dust wrapper. Dust wrapper a little worn at head of the spine. Probably J M Richard's most well known and popular book. First edition. Book ticket of Gavin Stamp on inside of wrapper. Written for "the man in the street" as an introduction to contemporary design in buildings.

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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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  • 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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  • Architects: The noted and the ignored by PRAK Niels L
    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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  • 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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  • (ARCHITECTURAL FORUM) LUCE Henry R. (Editor-in-Chief)
    Architectural Forum: The Magazine of Building - School Issue

    New York Time Inc. October 1953

    272pp, b/w & col. photographs, plans. 4to. Illustrated wrappers. Leading edge of wrappers slightly foxed but internally unaffected. Many period ads. Special issue of this American journal, this issue focuses on school design. With several case studies. Many period ads. Very useful insights into the immediate post war period in the USA on school planning and design. Lots of images of mid century styled school buildings as well as material on strategic planning for educational provision.

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  • Architecture and Personalities by BAKER, Herbert
    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.

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  • DAVIDSON, Cynthia with SERAGELDIN, Ismäil. [ editors ]
    Architecture beyond Architecture Creativity and Social Transformation in Isalmic Cultures: The 1995 Aga Kahn Award for Architecture

    London Academy Editions

    176pp 290 illustrations in colour and b/w. 4to. Fine in dust wrapper. Describes twelve projects which address issues in third world countries and looks at the role of the west in Muslim Society and design. Great images and scholarly texts by Mohammed Arkoun, Peter Esienham, Charles Jencks and Ismäil Serageldin.

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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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  • Architekt Hans Prutscher 1898-1928 by (PRUTSCHER )
    (PRUTSCHER )
    Architekt Hans Prutscher 1898-1928 Auslese meinder Arbeiten

    Wien Published privately by the architect 1929

    Unpaginated 6pp prelims + c 40pp photographic plates with captions of projects + c10pp period ads at the end.Stiff blue lettered wrappers. 4to. Very good indeed. Previous owner's name in pencil on title page. Possibly produced to promote his work as an architect. Early work shows links to arts and crafts and the practice of Vienna Secessionist architects and designers. His later work shows influences of modernism and he is known for early concrete work as well as style influenced by a handicraft tradition. His father was a carpenter and building contractor and after his death Prutscher took over his firm before establishing his own architectural practice. Attractive publication.

    Stock ID: 18171
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