Architecture

  • ( VOYSEY) SIMPSON, Duncan.
    C.F.A. Voysey: an architect of individuality

    Lund Humphries 1979

    160pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Square 4to. Wraps. Good copy of this scarce assessment of Voysey's career. A little browned on the spine. From the collection of David Hinge with his bookplate on inside of wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21637
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  • Chipperfield Mather Parry Stanton & Williams: by [CHIPPERFIELD ET AL]
    [CHIPPERFIELD ET AL]
    Chipperfield Mather Parry Stanton & Williams: Four London Architects 1985-1988

    London Architectural Press 9H Gallery 1987

    48pp illustrated with b/w and colour images. Square 4to. Wrappers with overprinted dust wrapper. Exhibition catalogue featuring four architectural practices.

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  • [CHIPPERFIELD]
    Colour of an Architect: David Chipperfield

    Hamburg Gallerie fur Architektur Renate Kammmer und Angelike Hinrichs 1994

    64pp illustrated. 4to. Wrappers which are a little foxed and yellowed. Exhibition catalogue. Autographed letter signed from David Chipperfield to Tony Neville, gifting the book to him. Text in German. English summary at the end explaining this was the second exhibition on architecture held by the gallery, the first having featured Peter Eisenman. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 21545
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  • Presweld Construction System HILLS [WEST BROMWICH] LIMITED
    Construction for Schools Trade Catalogue

    Wills, Albion Road, West Bromwich undated c1952

    20pp illustrated with b/w plates showing interiors and exteriors of schools + plans and diagrams the latter on green pages. Long 4to. Very good copy Hinchcliffe had founded Hills in 1932 as a patent glazing company. It then rapidly expanded and had divisions making steel window frames, roof lights and light steel structural. Loosely inserted letter to E D Haigh, RIBA Kendal accompanying the brochure and discussing their design approaches. Air view of Hemel Hempstead Primary School by C H Aslin on title page. Describes the Presweld system of construction. Lots of examples of school buildings created from the modular and prefabricated system the firm developed.

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  • Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire by COOMBE ABBEY WARWICKSHIRE - DEMOLITION SALE BY DIRECTION OF THE OWNER
    COOMBE ABBEY WARWICKSHIRE - DEMOLITION SALE BY DIRECTION OF THE OWNER
    Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire Catalogue of Interesting sale of Valuable Antique and Contemporary Fitments, Fixtures, Parts of old Fabric etc.

    Birmingham Edgar Whittindale and London, Chapman Rogers Auctioneers 11-12 March 1925

    Very good copy. 31pp letterpress. Wrappers with red and black titles. Ribbon ties. Un - illustrated catalogue. The last Earl of Craven to live in Coombe Abbey was William Craven, 4th Earl of Craven. When he died in 1921 his wife Cornelia Countess of Craven decided to sell the property. It was bought in 1923 by a Coventry builder named John Grey. Initially he held a contents sale but 18 months later held the sale described in this catalogue. It included such items as staircases, panelled rooms, plaster ceilings, over-mantels and chimney pieces, floors, roofing and windows. All these were still part of the house, and it was…

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    Birmingham Edgar Whittindale and London, Chapman Rogers Auctioneers 11-12 March 1925

    Very good copy. 31pp letterpress. Wrappers with red and black titles. Ribbon ties. Un - illustrated catalogue. The last Earl of Craven to live in Coombe Abbey was William Craven, 4th Earl of Craven. When he died in 1921 his wife Cornelia Countess of Craven decided to sell the property. It was bought in 1923 by a Coventry builder named John Grey. Initially he held a contents sale but 18 months later held the sale described in this catalogue. It included such items as staircases, panelled rooms, plaster ceilings, over-mantels and chimney pieces, floors, roofing and windows. All these were still part of the house, and it was up to the buyers to remove them. Many items went to the United States of America, but others remained in England. A staircase is understood to have gone to Solihull, Birmingham, while at least one fireplace went to a country house in Yorkshire. Fascinating list of items sold before demolition of much of the 19th century work which was that of W E Nesfield.

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  • Documentation of Centre Le Corbusier by [LE CORBUSIER]
    [LE CORBUSIER]
    Documentation of Centre Le Corbusier published in connection with the Inauguration

    Zurich 1967

    8pp text in English in gate folded wrappers which collage together in colour photographs aspects of the building. 210x290mm. In 1960 Heidi Weber had the vision to establish a museum designed by Le Corbusier – this building should exhibit his works of art in an ideal environment created by the architect himself in the then Centre Le Corbusier or Heidi Weber Museum. In April 2014 the building and museum went over to the city of Zürich, and was renamed Pavillon Le Corbusier in May 2016. The text in the publication comprises the welcome speehc at the opening by Heidi Weber with a summary of why and how the building was built, notes on technical details and…

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    Zurich 1967

    8pp text in English in gate folded wrappers which collage together in colour photographs aspects of the building. 210x290mm. In 1960 Heidi Weber had the vision to establish a museum designed by Le Corbusier – this building should exhibit his works of art in an ideal environment created by the architect himself in the then Centre Le Corbusier or Heidi Weber Museum. In April 2014 the building and museum went over to the city of Zürich, and was renamed Pavillon Le Corbusier in May 2016. The text in the publication comprises the welcome speehc at the opening by Heidi Weber with a summary of why and how the building was built, notes on technical details and some personal statements by her. Additional notes by Jean Prouve and Albert Jeanneret. Decorated wrappers with images of the building. In original envelope as issued which includes the title of the Centre at that date.

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    Stock ID: 21935
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  • Influenced by Buckminster Fuller KHAN, Lloyd
    Dome Book 1 and Dome Book 2

    Los Gatos CA Pacific Domes 1970 and 1971

    ]. Book 1: 57 pages, with bibliography and unclassified ads. at end. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographic images, drawings and diagrams. The name "Chait" along with some mathematical workings on first page along with some underlining. Book 2: 127pp illustrated. Both volumes have a few annotations in both volumes in the same hand. These are 2 important publications to read to learn the basics of geodesic dome structures but actually are really one item: Both are age toned and a bit worn round the edges but packed with information on constructing domes.

    Stock ID: 21512
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  • HOWARD, F.E. & CROSSLEY, F.H.
    English Church Woodwork. A Study in Craftsmanship during the medieval period A.D. 1250-1550

    London, B.T.Batsford Ltd 1917 1917

    xiipp subscribers lists + xxxiii+370pp with extensive b/w photographs throughout. Small 4to. Decorated cloth. Very good. Cloth slightly rubbed and some scattered foxing on end papers. First Edition. Includes chapters on structural woodwork, Sanctuary, Quire, Screens, Roods and Lofts, Nave, and Tombs and Movable Fittings.

    Stock ID: 21308
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  • [JIRICNA] ETTEDGUI Joseph [ introduction].
    Eva Jiricna Designs -

    London Architectural Association Mega VI 1987

    43pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates and line illustrations. Small folio. Black wrappers. Czech-born architect Eva Jiricna provides the architectural setting for some of the most stylist fashion outlets in London, Paris, Germany and the USA, it features 12 of her London schemes. A fully illustrated interview tells the story of her background in Czechoslovakia and the impact on her work of the architectural scene she discovered on moving to London after the Soviet invasion of Prague in 1968. The book includes contribution by John Thackara and a conversation with Alvin Boyarsky. Slightly rubbed at base of front wrapper and edges a little dusty. Internally very good. Hard to find.

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  • Fantastic Architecture [1960] by CONRADS, Ulrich & SPERLICH, Hans G.
    CONRADS, Ulrich & SPERLICH, Hans G.
    Fantastic Architecture [1960]

    London The Architectural Press 1963

    187pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. 4to. Very good in slightly edge worn dust wrapper which has a couple of small tears. First English edition, translated from the German. Documents included many not seen previously which records the unusual & visionary in 20th century architecture. Typical of the period when design was exploring experimental approaches. Includes projects by Le Corbusier, Lissitsky, Goff, Kiesler, Niemeyer and many others. Signature of Colin Amery on free end paper. From 1957-1988 he was chief editor of the journal "Bauwelt", from 1981 to 1998 publisher and chief editor of the bilingual journal "Daidalos." As an architectural critic he brought to the attention, through monitoring movements in architecture,…

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    London The Architectural Press 1963

    187pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. 4to. Very good in slightly edge worn dust wrapper which has a couple of small tears. First English edition, translated from the German. Documents included many not seen previously which records the unusual & visionary in 20th century architecture. Typical of the period when design was exploring experimental approaches. Includes projects by Le Corbusier, Lissitsky, Goff, Kiesler, Niemeyer and many others. Signature of Colin Amery on free end paper. From 1957-1988 he was chief editor of the journal "Bauwelt", from 1981 to 1998 publisher and chief editor of the bilingual journal "Daidalos." As an architectural critic he brought to the attention, through monitoring movements in architecture, aspects of design which were highly influential in modern construction.

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    Stock ID: 21217
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  • BYRON, Robert.
    First Russian then Tibet

    London Macmillan and Co 1933

    First edition. illustrated with drawings and photographs, mostly by the author including coloured frontispiece. Colour frontis. Blue cloth. Good. No dust wrapper. Bright copy. A little bumped at corners. With bookplate of Colin Amery. Byron travelled to India in 1929 as special correspondent for the Daily Express, and also took in Tibet. An appreciation of architecture is a strong element in Byron's writings. He was a forceful advocate for the preservation of historic buildings and a founder member of the Georgian Group. His interest in architecture shines through in this book.

    Stock ID: 21170
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  • Five Architects: Eisenman, Graves, Gwathmey, Hejduk, Meier by EISENMAN Peter
    EISENMAN Peter
    Five Architects: Eisenman, Graves, Gwathmey, Hejduk, Meier

    New York Oxford University Press 1975

    137pp illustrated in black and white with photographs, line illustrations including architects' drawings. Square 4to. Laminated white wrappers with list of architects featured on upper wrapper. Wrappers slightly aged. Leading edge of upper wrapper slightly bumped. Written in the early 1970's against a puzzling backdrop & burgeoning interest in post modern architecture & design. Very good images. Stamp from Architectural Press on half title indicating it had been received for review.

    Stock ID: 21198
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  • Foreword by Mary Lutyens. Fulbrook: A house you would love to live in. by (LUTYENS) BROWN Jane (editor)
    (LUTYENS) BROWN Jane (editor)
    Foreword by Mary Lutyens. Fulbrook: A house you would love to live in.

    Malborough Libanus Press 1989

    Limited edition no XVIII of 300 copies. Two vols. Volume i 90pp drawings, tipped in b/w illustrations, facsimile letter. Volume ii. 46pp. Facsimile of the hand written Specification of Works. Large 8vo. Cloth slipcase. Leather spines, wit gilt lettered titles, cream cloth covered boards overprinted with decorative motifs and titles. Fine. Fulbrook was built for Mr A Streatfield at Elstead, Essex in 1897. One of Lutyen's vernacular style houses. Lovely item. "Stonework, oak casements and exaggerated sprocketed roofs" See Dan O'Neill Lutyen's Country Houses page 39. From the collection of Colin Amery with his bookplate. [ Designed by Gavin Stamp ]

    Stock ID: 21144
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  • Formes et Vie: by All published LE CORBUSIER (Ch. E. JEANNERET dit), LEGER (Fernand), CHASTANET-CROS (Hermine).
    All published LE CORBUSIER (Ch. E. JEANNERET dit), LEGER (Fernand), CHASTANET-CROS (Hermine).
    Formes et Vie: Revue trimestrielle de synthèse des arts.

    Paris, éditions Falaize (Georges Fall), 1951-1952

    In original glassine packages, these a little browned. Volume 1 is spiral bound and Volume 2 stapled. Volume 1 42 pages illustrated with b/w plates line ills etc. Colour wrappers designed by Le Corbusier. 310x240mm. 42 pages including an extract on the CIAM 1951 Conference, written by Le Corbusier. Volume 2. 34pp. Text in French and English. The magazine was planned as a This planned tri-yearly journal was designed to "define the aspects of form and its static or dynamic development with the collaboration of architects, plastics artists, designers, engineers, biologists aestheticians, and psychiatrists." However only two issues were ever produced. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 21282
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  • HALL Michael
    George Frederick Bodley and the Later Gothic Revival in Britain and America

    London Yale University Press 2014

    352 pp. High quality b/w and colour photographs throughout. Large 4to. Fine, in cloth boards and decorated dust wrapper. The first comprehensive exploration of the life and work of this major Gothic Revival architect, who believed that every element of a building must be part of an integrated design strategy. Commemorates the 140th anniversary of Bodley's founding of Watts & Company in 1874, to produce ecclesiastical vestments, textiles, and wallpapers. Lavishly illustrated featuring over 200 images. Presents impeccable scholarship on the work of an influential visionary of Victorian design.

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  • German Architecture and the Classical Ideal 1740-1840 by WATKIN, David & MELLINGHOFF, Tilman.
    WATKIN, David & MELLINGHOFF, Tilman.
    German Architecture and the Classical Ideal 1740-1840

    London Thames and Hudson.1987.

    296pp, index, map, bibliography, 263 ills with 9 in colour. Cloth. 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper. The book is divided into two parts: the first is an historical account that sets German neo-classicism in context and the second is a gazetteer in which important buildings both existing and destroyed are listed and described. An invaluable resource for this particular subject.

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  • TIPPING, H. Avary.
    Grinling Gibbons and the Woodwork of his Age

    London Country Life 1914

    i-xii, 260pp incl. 234 b/w illustrations. Folio Publisher's white buckram spine, boards with imitation wood finish. A key study of this master woodcarver as a designer and sculptor, exhaustively illustrated from the archives of Country Life. Rather worn edges.

    Stock ID: 20689
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  • (ASPLUND Gunnar), AALTO Alvar, WILSON Colin St. John
    Gunnar Asplund 1885-1940: The Dilemma of Classicism

    London Architectural Association 1988

    47pp with colour and b/w images, many of which are full page. Large 4to in paper wraps with decoratedwrapper over. Vg indeed. A detailed and beautifully illustrated critical assessment of Asplund's work and position in architectural history. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 21502
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  • Handbook to the Cathedral Church of Ely by [ELY] ANON
    [ELY] ANON
    Handbook to the Cathedral Church of Ely with some account of the monastic buildings

    Ely T A Hills no date after 1857, possibly c1864

    Frontis, 104pp, illustrated in the text + 7 further fold out plates drawn by G Shepherd and engraved by W Large. + fold out at end showing the Arrangement of Subject in the East Windows by W Wailes 1857. Blue blind stamped cloth with gilt title on upper board almost entirely rubbed away. Signed on verso of end paper by Wm. Selwyn. Signed y Gavin Stamp on front paste down and also has his ownership ticket. Who book dedicated by the compiler to George Gilbert Scott who spent over 30 years working on Ely, his longest and perhaps most successful restoration. This is a revised and enlarged edition of…

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    Ely T A Hills no date after 1857, possibly c1864

    Frontis, 104pp, illustrated in the text + 7 further fold out plates drawn by G Shepherd and engraved by W Large. + fold out at end showing the Arrangement of Subject in the East Windows by W Wailes 1857. Blue blind stamped cloth with gilt title on upper board almost entirely rubbed away. Signed on verso of end paper by Wm. Selwyn. Signed y Gavin Stamp on front paste down and also has his ownership ticket. Who book dedicated by the compiler to George Gilbert Scott who spent over 30 years working on Ely, his longest and perhaps most successful restoration. This is a revised and enlarged edition of an earlier handbook. The first edition seems to have been 1852 or 1853.

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    Stock ID: 21411
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  • Heron "Sets + Things" by [HERRON] LYALL, Sutherland [text]
    [HERRON] LYALL, Sutherland [text]
    Heron "Sets + Things" Catalogue of an Exhibition at RIBA Heinz Gallery September 14th to October 21st 1989

    London RIBA 1989

    20pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Square 4to. Laminated wrappers which are decorated with colour images. Review of Ron Herron's career, practice and projects.

    Stock ID: 21942
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