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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.

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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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  • RIMMER Alfred
    Ancient Stone Crosses of England

    Virtue, Spalding and Co 1875

    159pp illus with litho plates throughout. Blue gilt decorated cloth. A little rubbed at edges and bumped on corners else good copy. An important early work on the sculptural heritage of Christian Britain. From the library of Gerald Cobb.

    Stock ID: 3462
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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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  • WARWICK , Rhona (ed.)
    Arcade: Artists and Place-Making

    London, Black Dog Publishing c2006

    157pp, b/w & col photographs, 4to. Illustrated wraps. Very good indeed. A survey and assessment of The Artworks Programme, where over 20 artists were commissioned to respond to urban development in Glasgow's Gorbals area following the demolition of Sir Basil Spence's 1960s' tower blocks.

    Stock ID: 14283
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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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  • MILES Malcolm
    Art for Public Places: Critical Essays

    Winchester: Winchester School of Art Press 1989

    x + 243pp illus b/w photographs, wraps. Vg copy. A diverse collection of essays that provide a theoretical and practical framework for the discussion of public art

    Stock ID: 4714
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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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  • CENTRAL COUNCIL FOR THE CARE OF CHURCHES
    Both Old and New: Churches their care and furnishing Sixteenth Report of the Central Council for the Care of Churches

    The Church Information Office 1962

    86 + [14]pp period ads at the end, b/w photographs, s, 8vo. Decorated wraps. Very good. Lead article by John Lowe on Ancient and modern stained glass.

    Stock ID: 17598
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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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  • BOUTELL Rev Charles
    Christian Monuments in England and Wales: an Historical and descriptive sketch of the various classes of sepulchral monuments which have been in use in the country from about the era of the Norman Conquest to the time of Edwin

    London: George Bell 1854

    viii + 156pp illustrated with 196 plates including some full page litho ones. Quarter marbled boards. Spine rubbed. Marbled end papers. Fascinating and detailed account of the design of coffin lids, coffins, and their decoration from the period of early Christianity to the 15th century.

    Stock ID: 1067
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  • BAILEY Brian
    Churchyards of England and Wales

    Robert Hale Ltd 1987

    240pp+18 colour plates+89 b/w illus. Small 4to with d/w. The origins and history of churchyards, legends, traditions and rituals, and notable burials and memorials. Contains an appendix of famous graves.

    Stock ID: 18960
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  • Signed copy ROWE Colin and KOETTER Fred
    Collage City

    Cambridge MIT Press nd c.1983

    186pp with 120 b/w illus. 4to in cloth with decorated endpapers and dw. Vg in dust wrapper. Ink dedication from Colin Rowe on fep 'To a Fan (electric)'. Critical reappraisal of contemporary urban theories and the role of the architect planner in design. Impressive study.

    Stock ID: 10391
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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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