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  • A Pattern of Language: towns, buildings, construction by  ALEXANDER Christopher, ISHIKAWA Sara, SILVERSTEIN Murray wirh JACOBSON Max, FIKSDAHL-KING Ingrid and ANGEL Shlomo,
    ALEXANDER Christopher, ISHIKAWA Sara, SILVERSTEIN Murray wirh JACOBSON Max, FIKSDAHL-KING Ingrid and ANGEL Shlomo,
    A Pattern of Language: towns, buildings, construction

    New York, Oxford University Press 1977

    1171pp illus. with b/w plates and line ills. Vg in dw. Volume 2 in the series which describes an entirely new attitude to architecture and planning. Provides the working language for those interested in building for themselves.

    Stock ID: 17236
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  • A Treatise on Civil Architecture: in which the principles of that art are laid down and illustrated by a great number of plates accurately designed and elegantly engraved by the best hands by  CHAMBERS, Sir William, [1723-1796.]
    CHAMBERS, Sir William, [1723-1796.]
    A Treatise on Civil Architecture: in which the principles of that art are laid down and illustrated by a great number of plates accurately designed and elegantly engraved by the best hands

    Printed for the author by J Harberkorn in London.1759

    To be had at the author's house in Poland Street; likewise of A. Millar, J. Nourse, Wilson and Durham, T. Osborne in Gray's-Inn, J. and R. Dodesley in Pall-Mall, R. Sayer in Fleet-Street, Piers and Webley near Chancery-Lane, Holborn, and J. Gretton, in Old-Bond-Street, MDCCLIX First edition. [6],iv,85,[1]pp. 50 engraved plates Includes subscribers list. Folio. Full calf, raised bands, gilt tooled decorations, red gilt lettered spine label. Outer upper joint repaired to make very good copy of this influential text. ESTC T51636. Chambers was born in Sweden and died in London. He widely travelled including to China and studied in Paris. Important book which is truly an architectural highspot.

    Stock ID: 15924
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  • Alvar Aalto by  (AALTO)  SCHILDT Görun, MOSSO Leonardo and OKSALA Teivas,
    (AALTO) SCHILDT Görun, MOSSO Leonardo and OKSALA Teivas,
    Alvar Aalto

    K.J. Gummerus Osakeyhtiö Jyväskylä 1964

    52 + (2)pp illustrated with b/w plates. Striking dust wrapper over flimsy card wrappers. A little rubbed at the head and base of spine and edge of wrappers else a good copy.

    Stock ID: 18394
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  • Ant Farm 1968 - 1978: Timeline by Ant Farm by  LEWALLEN Constance M and AND SEID Steve,
    LEWALLEN Constance M and AND SEID Steve,
    Ant Farm 1968 - 1978: Timeline by Ant Farm

    Berkeley University of California 2004

    First printing. 188pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Ant Farm pushed the boundaries of architecture through collective projects embracing radical ideas of the 1960s which used video, built works, museum exhibitions etc. This study documents the personalities and projects of the collective. 4to. Preserved in well applied sticky backed plastic.

    Stock ID: 18908
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  • Architectural Drawing and Draughtsmen by  BLOMFIELD Reginald
    BLOMFIELD Reginald
    Architectural Drawing and Draughtsmen

    London Cassell & Company 1912

    xii, 96 pp. + 103 b&w ill. plates (small no. of which are loose). Some light foxing in places else vg indeed. In publisher's red cloth with minor bumping to corners and spine, else vg. A very nice copy with superb illustrations published just prior to the author's election to the Royal Academy and his award of a RIBA Gold Medal. Highly recommended.

    Stock ID: 8223
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  • Aus englischen Gartenstädten. Beobachtungen und Ergebnisse einer sozialen Studienreise. by  (Deutsche Gartennstadt-Gesellschaft, [German Garden City Soceity])
    (Deutsche Gartennstadt-Gesellschaft, [German Garden City Soceity])
    Aus englischen Gartenstädten. Beobachtungen und Ergebnisse einer sozialen Studienreise.

    Berlin Berlin, Deustsche Gartenstadt-Gesellschaft and Renaissance Publishing, Robert Ferdern 1910

    188pp illustrated with b/w plates. 4to. Cloth backed and illustrated boards. Front end paper detached and frayed, last four pages have scattered foxing else very good. Documents a study trip by the German Garden City Society. Their tour took in New Earswick (the Joseph Rowntree garden village on the outskirts of York, Port Sunlight, Bournville, Letchworth Garden City and Hampstead Garden Suburb. It included visits to study public housing schemes in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, and London. Efforts were made to make the German delegation welcome. The little touches included a floral reception gate at New Earswick with a German inscription "A Warm welcome our German cousins" and a lunch at Port Sunlight. The publication includes a list of members and guests in the auditorium at Port Sunlight who attended the lunch. This was a large delegation of visitors including a number of well known architects of the day active in Germany. (Includes Luwig Mies - aka Mies van der Rohe) as a young man.

    Stock ID: 17970
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  • Balinese Architecture - towards an encyclopaedia by Signed copy WIJAYA Made
    Signed copy WIJAYA Made
    Balinese Architecture - towards an encyclopaedia

    Batu Jimbar, Sanur 1984

    Limited edition no38A of 50. Signed by the author and dedicated to Winston Barnett Architect. Photocopied book of images and text. A visual study of Balinese architecture: its origins, elements, variations, and vagaries. Made Mijaya, Australian by birth died this year. A student of architecture, he first of all intended the visit as a short break from his studies, but his fascination with Bali's rich culture and tradition led him to move in with a Brahman family in Kepaon. After various jobs working as a tourist guide and photo-journalist, he began contributing to guide books before being asked to design the gardens of the Bali Oberoi hotel and many others besides he bacame an authority on tropical gardens.

    Stock ID: 18750
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  • [BRASILIA]
    Brasilia - three items A pamphlet for the ICA Exhibition at Dover Steet: Book entitled Brasilia and Booklet also entitled Brasilia

    Brasilia: the building of a new capital for Brazil, an exhibition under the auspices of the Brazilian Embassy in London held at the ICA Dover Street 1958 4pp folded paper leaftlet: Vg. Brasilia 42pp book with white wrappers. Small square 4to. Illustrated with b/w plates and plans on acetate. Good copy but white wrappers a little age worn. Text in Spanish, English and French. Contributions by J. O. de Meira Penna, Luicio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. 1958. Brasilia 24pp booklet with black wrappers. Small 4to. Complimentary to the book, b/w photographs of buildings, sculpture and layout and produced to accompany the exhibition [?] Useful period material on the development of Brasilia. Covers a little rubbed and worn.

    Stock ID: 18621
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  • Buildings for Music: The Architect, the Musician and the Listener from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day by  FORSYTH Michael
    FORSYTH Michael
    Buildings for Music: The Architect, the Musician and the Listener from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day

    Cambridge, University Press 1985

    371pp with many b/w illustrations, plus 16pp coloured plates. Cloth vg in d/w, this slightly worn at head of spine. Fascinating survey of the relationship between sound and space as expressed through architecture, written by an architect of performance spaces. Wonderful illustrations clearly show the parallel development of musical styles and venues.

    Stock ID: 15203
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  • BLOMFIELD Reginald:
    Byways: Leaves from an Architect's Note-Book

    London John Murray 1929

    xii + 299pp illus with frontis +13 b/w plates and one fold out map. Studies of old town mostly in Franch, many off the beaten track, recorded by Blomfield in his travels. With signature on front end paper of F W Troup dated 1932. Troup 1859-1941 was an Arts and Crafts man throughout his life with a particular interest in leadwork and was an excellent craftsman himself. He was Master of the Art Workers Guild in 1923 and Hon Sec of the SPAB in 1940.

    Stock ID: 6041
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  • C F A Voysey Architect & Designer 1857-1941 by  BRANDON JONES and others
    BRANDON JONES and others
    C F A Voysey Architect & Designer 1857-1941

    London Lund Humphries 1978

    140pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates, line ills etc. Square small 4to. Laminated wrappers. Very good. Hard to find study of Voysey with essays and contributions by Joanne Heseltine, Duncan Simpson etc.

    Stock ID: 18093
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  • Cedric Price Opera by  [PIRCE] HARDINGHAM Samantha (editor)
    [PIRCE] HARDINGHAM Samantha (editor)
    Cedric Price Opera

    London Wiley-Academy 2003

    127pp illustrated with line ills. A sequel to the reprinted Cedric Price the Square Book. This book presents a carefully edited selection of chiefly unpublished work carried out by the office between 1985 and 2002. Quarto. This copy carefully preserved behind well applied sticky backed plastic.

    Stock ID: 18909
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  • Concrete Regionalism: Antoine Predock, Tadao Ando, Wiel Arets, Ricardo Legorreta  by  SLESSOR Catherine
    SLESSOR Catherine
    Concrete Regionalism: Antoine Predock, Tadao Ando, Wiel Arets, Ricardo Legorreta

    London, Thames and Hudson 2000

    128pp with 258 illustrations, 104 in colour. Stiff card wrappers, vg indeed. Thoroughly illustrated study of the relationship between regional environment and the form of concrete architecture, focusing on projects by four major architectural practices.

    Stock ID: 11709
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  • Daily Mail Designs for Ideal Workers' Homes: Winning Design Southern & Midland Counties Rural Area by  DAILY MAIL
    DAILY MAIL
    Daily Mail Designs for Ideal Workers' Homes: Winning Design Southern & Midland Counties Rural Area

    London, Daily Mail 1919

    42pp period ads+4pp text and 50pp plans, elevations and sketches. Decorated cloth-backed boards, very good. The results of a competition held in the aftermath of the second World-War to design council houses or 'ideal homes for workers'. The organisers of the competition stressed the need for quality design which integrated into its local environment.The winning design for this division, by A.C. Martin, London, is reproduced here and followed by a selection of entries commended by the judging committee. Each design shows plans, elevations and prospects.

    Stock ID: 17884
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  • MUTHESIUS Von Hemann
    Das Englische Haus Entwicklung, bedingungen anlage, aufbau einrichtung und innenraum

    Berlin Bei Ernst Wasmuth 1908

    Zweite durchgesehene Auflage 3 volumes. Entwicklung des englischen Hauses iv, (6), 219, (3)pp. 208 illus. II: Anlage und Aufbau. (4), 237pp. 256 illus. III: Der Innenraum. (4), 240, xxvi pp. 298 illus. Contrasting cloth covered boards with gilt titles Uniform. Spine worn on all three and old small rust mark on volume one spine. Internally very good indeed. Key text on the English Country house including contemporary work by Ballie Scott, Mackintosh, Edgar Wood et al as well as earlier designs. Includes good quality interior and exterior views throughout. Text in German.

    Stock ID: 14022
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  • Drayneflete Revealed by  LANCASTER. Osbert,
    LANCASTER. Osbert,
    Drayneflete Revealed

    London John Murray 1949

    First edition ix + 70pp + printed end papers. B/w characteristic line illustrations by Osbert Lancaster. 8vo cloth boards with colour illustrated dust wrapper. some wear to the wrapper otherwise a VG copy.

    Stock ID: 18219
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  • (DUBUFFET (1901-85)) BADIE Daniel
    Dubuffet as Architect

    Paris Editions Hazan

    Distributed by Yale, Text in Engish. 268pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. 4to. Laminated colour wrappers. Taccompany an exhibition at the Henie Onstad Foundation, Hovikodden-Oslo, Norway, between 10 March-29 May 2011 which then toured to Sweden and Belgium. Like new. Focuses on his three dimensional sculptures, monumental in size, and frequently sited in association with contemporary buildings as well as in stand alone situations.

    Stock ID: 15305
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  • YORK
    Eboracum Roman York Volume 1

    HMSO Royal Commission on Historical Monuments in England 1970

    282pp illus with colour frontis, b/w plates and line ills. Fold out map in rear pocket. The sites of the Legionary Fortress and the Civilian settlements found in the city are included. 4to. Very good copy with dw.

    Stock ID: 18287
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  • YEANG Ken
    Eco Design: A Manual for Ecological Design A guide to sustainable design

    London, Wiley-Academy 2006

    499ppwith b/w illustrations throughout. Oblong 4to in laminated boards, vg indeed. A comprehensive guide to the new design strategies that must be adopted if modern life is to be integrated into a functioning eco system. Gives easy to follow instructions on how to design, build, manufacture and use sustainable architecture and products, reusable materials etc. Useful for both practitioners and students.

    Stock ID: 18113
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  • Een Reeks Studies by  [NEDERLANDSCHE BOUWMEESTERS no 1-5] RETERA W (editor)
    [NEDERLANDSCHE BOUWMEESTERS no 1-5] RETERA W (editor)
    Een Reeks Studies

    Amsterdam Van Munser's Uitgevers-Maatschappij no date c 1924-1928

    Text in Dutch. Vol 1: W Kromout, 38pp, 35b/w plates. Vol 2: P Kramer 40pp, 26 b/w plates. Vol 3: Dr H P Berlage 36pp 24 b/w plates. Vol 4: A J Kropholler 35pp 42 plates + colour frontis. Vol 5: W M Dudok 28pp + 45 b/w plates. All in coloured but contrasting decorated wrappers with similar typography. All the publications include period ads. All published? A further volume on M de Klerk proposed but not published. Great period design items. Edges of wrappers al little rubbed especially no 1 and 5. Design echoes that of Wendingen.

    Stock ID: 17528
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