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.

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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 Manual of House Painting Graining, Marbling and Sign Writing by DAVIDSON Ellis A
    DAVIDSON Ellis A
    A Practical Manual of House Painting Graining, Marbling and Sign Writing

    London Crosby Lockwood and Son. 1922

    11th impression xxi+(1)+394pp, 44pp adverts. 9 colour plates, numerous text ills. The colour plates show wood and marble effects created by graining and marbling. 8vo. Green decorated cloth. Very good copy. A very useful text on paint techniques which deals exhaustively with every aspect including graining, marbling and decorative panels together with setting out lettering for sign writing..

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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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  • 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.

    Stock ID: 19653
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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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  • 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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  • Aesthetics and Technology in Building by NERVI, Pier Luigi.
    NERVI, Pier Luigi.
    Aesthetics and Technology in Building Translated from the Italian by Robert Einaudi

    Cambridge, MA/Oxford Harvard University Press/Oxford University Press 1966

    198pp, b/w photographic plates + line illus. Long 4to blue cloth with pictorial dw. Wrapper a little chipped and creased else very good indeed. pen inscription to the fep. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate on the front paste down.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Stock ID: 20248
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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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  • 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.

    Stock ID: 20789
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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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  • Architecture without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture by RUDOFSKY Bernard
    RUDOFSKY Bernard
    Architecture without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture

    London, Academy Editions 1964

    Unpaginated c.150pp with 159 b/w illustrations. Cloth backed boards. With good dust wrapper. A study of 'communal architecture', not produced by specialists, but by the spontaneous and continuous activity of a whole people. A fascinating look at buildings which fall outside tradition and formal accounts of the discipline. Signature and bookplate of Bruce Wannell. Bookplate designed by Mark Healrd.

    Stock ID: 20884
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  • (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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  • 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.

    Stock ID: 20774
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