Architecture

  • ACADEMY ARCHITECTURE
    A Collection of Coloured Plates from Academy Architecture

    London Alex Koch & Sons nd c1916

    Unpaginated. c60pp single sided illustrations which first appeared in Academy Architecture. In each case, the architect, location and details of the building illustrated is given. A wide variety of architects both in the UK and Europe are noted. Red cloth. Gilt titles on upper board. No title page. In most cases the year in which the illustration appeared is given. Generally between 1902 and 1915 although some illustrations appear without dates. Curious compilation. With bookplate of Colin Amery on front paste down and pencil signature of a former owner as H E Hills dated May 30th 1916.

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  • A Glossary of terms applying to locks and builders' hardware by BUTTER, Francis J.
    BUTTER, Francis J.
    A Glossary of terms applying to locks and builders' hardware

    Willenhall, Josiah Parkes and Sons Ltd. 1947

    126pp arranged in alphabetical order. Frontispiece is a line drawing annotated with the parts of a lock shown. Brown lettered boards, cloth spine. Small 8vo.

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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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  • 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 Anthology of Houses by PIDGEON, Monica and CRSOBY Theo.
    PIDGEON, Monica and CRSOBY Theo.
    An Anthology of Houses

    London B T Batsford nd. [1960]

    174pp. 4to. Cloth. Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper. International survey of modern post war house design. 310 photographs, plans and diagrams. Succinct guide to house design

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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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  • LEVER J.
    Architects' Designs for Furniture

    Trefoil, 1982.

    144pp illus. with 20 col. & 60 b/w plates. 4to in wrappers, sunned on spine else vg. Part of the RIBA Drawing Series. This richly varied selection of furniture designs includes drawings by Sir William Chambers, William Kent, Jeffrey Wyattville, Pugin, Burges, Voysey and Lutyens

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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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  • GOODHART-RENDEL. H. S.,
    Architecture in a Changing World

    London BBC/Cambridge University Press 1938

    27pp. Octavo, Decorated wrappers. Small split to base of spine c1cm. else very good. An intriguing address, outlining the parallels between architecture and society. Goodhart-Rendell was president of the RIBA when he made this address.

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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. Inscription of owner's name on front paste down with a note saying it was a gift from Peter Ferriday.

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  • The C.G.A. was founded by William Broomhall in 1893 as a society of landowners, land agents, farmers and others interested in the land. He was managing director at the time of publication of this volume which stands alone but was part of a series of publications of the same name. The works department of the association was located at Letchworth Garden City. These whole series of publications were produced to advise members about good architectural design practices and formed part of their range of publications for members on all aspects of estate management. They are particularly interesting as they reveal predilection for the arts and crafts movement designers by Broomhall and his contemporaries. Hard to find.
    LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY AND RURAL HOUSING IDEAS BROOMHALL, William [ Forward ]
    Artistic Country Buildings 1913-14

    Letchworth, Herts The Country Gentleman's Association Ltd., 1914

    144pp period ads b/w plates. Small long 8vo. Red boards with b/w pastedown of bungalow and black titles on upper board. Some slight shelf-wear otherwise good. Includes chapters on the Garden City movement, interiors, thatched houses and cottages, farm buildings and garden design in relation to buildings. Illustrations are in black and drawn mainly from buildings at Letchworth, Hampstead Garden Suburb, rural Sussex. Buckinghamshire etc. Each has a descriptive caption and in some cases locations exactly given. Section of period ads at the end of the book.

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  • [TSCHUMI, Bernard] DERRIDA, Jacques and VIDLER Anthony [ essays by]
    Bernard Tschumi: La Case Vide La Villette

    London Architectural Association Folio VIII 1985

    20 drawings + 28pp text in stapled booklet. A little faded on the spine else internally a very good copy. With an interview with Alvin Boyarsky. La Villette has been hailed as the first major piece of Deconstructivist architecture and this box concerns the follies constructed there on a grid like structure. The title means literally "The Empty House" but the formal constructs at La Villette are certainly not lacking in meaning even if they arguably were functionless. A fascinating box of images which have become iconic in their own right. Hard to find. Incidently, Tschumi's winning entry for the 1982 Parc de la Villette Competition in Paris became his first major public work.

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  • Big Pic Box by HOLMES Andrew
    HOLMES Andrew
    Big Pic Box

    London Architectural Association Box 4 2004

    [14] pamphlet with introductory text and large colour images + 18 large colour plates. Large square 4to in presentation box with decorated colour title on front. Box is a little dusty with small nick on lower edge else very good copy. The 18 plates are each composed of nine Polaroid images that can be assembled in any arrangement to form a composite work, called Nine Times. The images on these plates were the most controversial of Holmes' work at the time of publication, in both form and content: unlikely combinations of fragments of contemporary living -- urban waste, trucks, flowers, animals and images culled from the TV screen.

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  • Bovisa by HEJDUK, John. MONEO, José Rafael. [ editor and essay by ]
    HEJDUK, John. MONEO, José Rafael. [ editor and essay by ]
    Bovisa

    New York & Cambridge Rizzoli and Harvard University Graduate School of Design 1987

    Unpaginated. c120pp. Colour and b/w drawings throughout. Trade paperback. Folio. Very good. Signed dedication copy from John Hejduk to Greg Gale. Contains the entry that Hejduk, then Dean of the School of Architecture at Cooper Union, submitted to the XVII Milan Triennale "Imagined Cities" for Bovisa, which is situated in a northern district Milan. Sought after title.

    Stock ID: 21685
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  • LLOYD Nathaniel
    Brickwork

    London H. Greville Montgomery, 1925

    xvi, 449pp. Large 4to. Illustrated from photos and folding measured drawings. Original green cloth, gilt lettered and gilt decorative motif on upper cover. With original prospectus folded into the book. Slight foxing to end paper and preliminaries else very good copy. Introduction by Edwin L. Lutyens. A wonderful book and although available as a reprint this early edition is a lovely book and still a standard work on English bricks and brickwork.

    Stock ID: 14181
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  • Bucks Shell Guide by (SHELL GUIDE) NASH John, ESDAILE Katherine A.
    (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. 4to. 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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  • CANTACUZINO Sherban (introduction)
    Carlo Scarpa: Architetto Poeta

    London RIBA 1974

    Unpaginated 24pp illustrated booklet to accompany an exhibition held at the Heinz Gallery. Square 4to. Bright yellow lettered wrappers. Very good. Lovely b/w photographs of selected projects including the Canova Musuem, Olivetti Shop in Venice, and Frescoes from Florence exhibtion .

    Stock ID: 7194
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