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  • A  Popular and Practical Treatise on Masonry and Stone-Cutting by  NICHOLSON, Peter Esq.,
    NICHOLSON, Peter Esq.,
    A Popular and Practical Treatise on Masonry and Stone-Cutting

    London, Hurst, Chance and Co., 1831

    vii + 111pp 42 plates. Peter Nicholson (20 July 1765 – 18 June 1844) was a Scottish architect, mathematician and engineer. Initially, he was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker but abandoned his trade in favour of teaching and writing. He practised as an architect but is best remembered for his writing on numerous practical subjects including this stone masonry treatise which focuses on arches etc. .Royal 8vo. Original boards, paper label. Book ticket of Thomas Murray, Glasgow. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 19227
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    A collection of postcards produced after the Twin Towers were destroyed and which record attitudes to the destruction of the World Trade Center in popular culture with related emphemera

    New York Various 2001

    18 coloured post cards collected by Nigel Whiteley which record the destruction of the towers in images. The images include patriotic slogans alongside reflective images and preserved in a white envelope. In envelope there are also 11 further postcards recording the buildings before their collapse. Finally there is a book of postcards comprising 24 images produced by Profile Movie Magic entitled Never Forget. "Commemorating the Twin Towers" 44pp text on construction etc + the postcards which are perforated to allow removal from the book. Produced in December 2002. Loosely inserted pamphlet relating to an exhibition held 2004 on replacements for the Towers held at the Center for Architecture New York.

    Stock ID: 18275
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  • WARE, Isaac.
    A Complete Body of Architecture. Adorned with Plans and Elevations, from original Designs. In which are interspersed some Designs of Inigo Jones, never before published.

    London Printed for J Rivington, L David and C Reymers, R Baldwin, W Owen, H Woodfall, W Strahan and B Collins 1767

    [17] + blank + 748 + [4]pp. Engraved frontis and decorated title page and 114 plates including 14 folded, 12 with two numbers. All plates called for in the index of plates are present. Plates numbered 1-30, 30-37,37, 39, 39,39-42, 45, 47-49, 48-82, 82-83, 82-96,98-99, 101 -107,110-111,110-112,112-122. Folio ,Rebound, quarter green morocco. Raised bands, red spine label, red spine label, gold tooling. Text organised in 10 books covering different aspects of architecture and design including terms, materials, situation, orders, building types. Features particular houses including Rokeby Park in Durham, Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire, , Chesterfield House, Mayfair [demolished 1937] and other central London residences. Some pages affected slightly by worm holes, paper thinned c p21 else a very good copy. Signature of Edward Smith, Highworth on title page. The book was initially published in 1756 "at the high point of Palladianism" [ Kerry Downes] A magnificent book. Harris 907.

    Stock ID: 19220
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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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    Alfred Frey Houses 1 + 2

    New York, Princeton Architectural Press 1998

    84pp, illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Long 8vo. Designed by Simon Johnston. This monograph is devoted exclusively to the two houses that Corbu, associate Albert Frey, built for himself in the desert area of Palm Springs, California. This first edition sold out prior to its publication. Fine example of the deluxe edition of this design-award winning tribute limited to three hundred copies containing a loose facsimile blueprint of a suspended dining table designed by the architect for House Number 2 Initialled by Albert Frey in blue ink laid in at the rear, as issued. Opaque plastic slipcase in which the book was originally issued is present with this edition.

    Stock ID: 19004
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  • [SMITHSONS] DEN HEUVEL Dirk can and RISSELDADA Max (editors)
    Alison & Peter Smithson: From the House of the Future to a House for Today

    Rotterdam, 010 Publishers 2004

    238pp + (2)pp. Long 4to. Flimsy wrappers with fold ins. Very good but preserved in adhesive plastic covering. This title examines the evolution of the Smithsons' approach to designs for individual dwellings. Includes texts by the architects. It traces their work from New Brutalism, through the 1960s Pop Art Movement to their later work. In doing so it spans the period which Nigel Whiteley was most interested in.

    Stock ID: 18513
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    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 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.

    Stock ID: 111
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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. Text in Finnish.

    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 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 in archival sleeve,VG. Inserted colour postcard of Koln Am Rhein. 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.

    Stock ID: 17967
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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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  • CANTACUZZINO Sherban and BROWNE Kenneth
    ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW Isfahan: Special Iran Issue

    The Architectural Press 1976

    pagination 254-322 + 100s of period ads. Detailed study on Isfahan, Streets Gardens, etc. Case study on Rehabilitation in Dadasht and and details on the history of the city. Superb production with lovely line illustrations, colour and b/w photographs throughout.

    Stock ID: 18888
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  • NEUMANN Dietrich
    Architecture of the Night The Illuminated Building. With essays by Kermitt Swiler Champa, Dietrich Neumann, Werner Oechslin and Mary Woods.

    Prestel 2002

    238pp many illustrations throughout. 4to boards with illustrated dw. Slight chip to a corner of the wrapper else very good indeed. This is an in-depth and illustrated account of the history of architectural illumination in American and European cities. It provides an historical survey of architectural lighting throughout the 20th century and then examines the cultural, social and artistic issues surrounding methods. During the 1920s and 30s architectural floodlighting was almost considered an essential for public buildings, considered an essentially modern abstract art form that crossed the boundaries between film, architecture and painting.

    Stock ID: 18647
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    Artizans' and Labourers' Dwellings Descriptions and Particulars as to Rentals, Etc.

    Liverpool C. Tinling and Co 1910

    86pp, a number of full page plates from photos and floor plans (including frontispiece and 8 folding plates). 8vo printed wrappers. Faint foxing to the upper wrap, spine repaired, short tear to the fore edge of the last four plates (does not affect the image). Otherwise very good, internally bright. In the Liverpool sanitary amendment of 1864, Parliament granted special powers to Liverpool to empower them to cope with the deplorable conditions. This study documents the progress that was made on the dwellings in 1909.

    Stock ID: 19474
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  • DUNLOP Beth
    Arts & Crafts Houses II (Architecture 3s) Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Hill House, C. F. A. Voysey: The Homestead, Greene and Greene: Gamble House.

    London Phaidon Press 1999

    Unpaginated, colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Square 4to. Illustrated boards, cloth spine. All three originally published as part of the 'Architecture in Detail' Series: All are beautifully photographed and are presented with detailed floorplans. Contributors include Dr James Maccaulay, Wendy Hitchmough and Edward R Bosley.

    Stock ID: 19372
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  • Arts and Crafts Houses I by  (ARTS AND CRAFTS)
    Arts and Crafts Houses I

    London, Phaidon 1999

    Unpaginated c200pp, with b/w and colour illustrations throughout. Cloth-backed laminated boards, a little bumped along bottom edge only, otherwise vg. Well-illustrated studies of three individual houses: Philip Webb's Red House, W.R. Lethaby's Melsetter House and Edwin Lutyens' Goddards. Each comprises large-scale photographs, plans, sections, elevation and commentary From the series 'Architecture 3s'.

    Stock ID: 19371
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  • Brasilia - three items by  [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: 19446
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  • (SHELL GUIDE) NASH John, ESDAILE Katherine A.
    Bucks Shell Guide with notes on the monuments

    London (1936) Faber and Faber 1939

    46pp b/w illustrations + coloured maps, decorated end papers + paste down. Small 4to, cloth boards, covered plastic spiral binding boards over + illustrated dust wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly worn at the head of the spine. An excellent first edition of Nash's guide to Buckinghamshire. 2nd edition of the Bucks guide. First Faber edition.

    Stock ID: 18850
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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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