Architecture

  • Churches, Missional Halls and Schools for Non-Conformists by (ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT) CROUCH Joseph and BUTLER Edmund
    (ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT) CROUCH Joseph and BUTLER Edmund
    Churches, Missional Halls and Schools for Non-Conformists

    Birmingham, Buckler & Webb 1901

    210pp + 38 b/w plates on single sided pages. Gilt lettered green cloth with arts and crafts style gilt lettering on cover. Signed by James Lancaster December 1902 and John Roberts on front end paper. Includes period adverts on verso of free end papers and half title for as the lst few pages. Focus on church fittings and temporary buildings including Humphreys Limited (Iron Roofing) Diespeker and Co (Marble and Venetian Glass etc). Ardean Ecclesiastical Furniture Doulton Ware, Terra Cotta etc. Pasted onto rear end paper a series of further church designs in the Yorkshire area. One of two books produced by these Birmingham based architects. The other being "The Apartments of the House".…

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    Birmingham, Buckler & Webb 1901

    210pp + 38 b/w plates on single sided pages. Gilt lettered green cloth with arts and crafts style gilt lettering on cover. Signed by James Lancaster December 1902 and John Roberts on front end paper. Includes period adverts on verso of free end papers and half title for as the lst few pages. Focus on church fittings and temporary buildings including Humphreys Limited (Iron Roofing) Diespeker and Co (Marble and Venetian Glass etc). Ardean Ecclesiastical Furniture Doulton Ware, Terra Cotta etc. Pasted onto rear end paper a series of further church designs in the Yorkshire area. One of two books produced by these Birmingham based architects. The other being "The Apartments of the House". Bright copy. The firm's work was confined mainly to the Birmingham area and included, housing, libraries, chapels and warehouses as well as numerous schools. The styles favoured in the book lean towards the arts and crafts.

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  • [POOLE, G.A. and Others]
    Churches of Yorkshire

    Leeds: T.W. Green, 1844 and later. 2 volumes in one.

    pp. ii, [1], 32, 20, 16, 18, 16, 16, 16; vi, 111; illustrations including colour decorated title pages for both volumes. 8vo Quarter contemporary green moroco, gilt title and decoration on spine., Very attractive copy. A fine collection of lithographic plates, with accompanying text, title pages printed in colours. Covers the churches at Adel, Bolton Percy, Methley, Thirsk, Birkin, Skelton, Bubwith, Patrington, Skirlaugh, Rotherham, Stainburn, Nun Monkton and the Chapels at Ripon. The churches in the first volume are separately paginated indicating the work was issued as a part work. Useful descriptions of volumes some made before the churches were subsequently restored or altered.

    Stock ID: 19182
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  • With typed letter from Fedden FEDDEN Robin and THOMSON John
    Crusader Castles

    London John Murray [1950] 1967 revised edition

    128pp illustrated with plans and photographs. Very good with dust wrapper. Loosely inserted a.l.s. typed letter from Robin Fedden to R H Wildman declining an offer to lecture. On National Trust headed paper and written when he was Historic Buildings Secretary. This title was first published by Arts and Technics in 1950 and in this revised edition includes additional material.

    Stock ID: 18811
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  • PEICHL, Gustav (foreword). SLAPETA, Vladamir. (intro.)
    Czech Functionalism 1918-1938

    London Architectural Association 1988

    175pp b/w plates + line ills with captions. Sm square 4to., illustrated wrappers, perfect binding, a very good copy. Loosely inserted private view card for the exhibition that this volume accompanies and a news cutting of an article written by Gavin Stamp on the same exhibition. There is also a printed email correspondence between Gavin Stamp and Vladimir Slapeta, an a.l.s. from Vladamir (Slapeta?) to Gavin Stamp and a photograph of a Czech Avia B-534 biplane. Ex libris Gavin stamp, with his bookplate and pencil signature on half title.

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  • TURNER, Laurence.
    Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britain

    London, Country Life Limited 1927

    xxxviii + 271pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Introduction by Arthur T Bolton. Small folio. Red cloth, gilt titles. Very good copy with slightly dusty dust wrapper. Superb Country Life photographs showing plasterwork in situ mainly in the UK.

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  • GREIF Martin
    Depression Modern: the thirties style in America

    New York Universe Books 1975

    First edition. 192pp illustrated with b/w plates throughout. 4to. Silver lettered spine, upper board with silvered square with book title impressed. Very good copy with sl. worn and chipped dust wrapper. The book focuses on design between the Chicago Century of Progress Exhibition of 1933-4 and the New York World's Fair in 1939. It considers the design activity in the years following the Great depression which was in the modern style but without the flash face of art deco luxury. Includes examples of the work of Raymond Lowey, Norman Bel Geddes, Walter Teague and others. Good study on a very narrow period.

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  • THOROLD, Henry
    Derbyshire (Shell Guide)

    London, Faber and Faber 1972

    129pp. Over 123 bw illustrations and colour map at rear of book. 4to. Green cloth binding with gilt title on spine, paper dust wrapper, very good indeed. Really well illustrated Shell Guide to Derbyshire, wonderful photographs.

    Stock ID: 14096
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  • BRITTON, J. and BRAYLEY, E. W.
    Devonshire and Cornwall Illustrated From Original Drawings By Thomas Allom, W. H. Bartlett, &C. With Historical and Topographical Descriptions

    London H. Fisher, R. Fisher and P. Jackson 1832

    2 volumes in one. 106pp and 48pp text respectively, each with vignette title page, maps of both Devon and Cornwall as frontispiece, plus a further 69 leaves of plates each of which have two steel-engraved views. Full calf, gilt lettered and decorated spine. Very good copy. Bookplate of Henry Potts on front paste down

    Stock ID: 20546
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  • JOURDAIN M.
    English Decorative Plasterwork of the Renaissance

    London, B.T. Batsford (1926)1933

    Revised edition. xiii + 258pp illustrated with 200 b/w plates, engravings and diagrams. Original gilt decorated cloth, lightly worn and faded on spine and at corners, generally bright. Ex Hull College with their ancient stamp on front end paper and withdrawn stamp on verso of the half title. Important and well illustrated survey of plasterwork in England, organised by period and location.

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  • Essays on the Dwellings of the Poor and Other Subjects by USHER Rufus
    USHER Rufus
    Essays on the Dwellings of the Poor and Other Subjects

    London, Wyman & Sons 1877 2nd edition

    143pp. Gilt lettered cloth. Slightly rubbed along spine edges and corners else good copy. Presentation copy from the author's wife to P Cook. The first essay calls for remedies to the ills of overcrowding and poor quality housing for the rural poor. Other essays address diverse subjects including 'City and Hamlet', 'Self Education' and 'Society'. Mid Victorian essays which demonstrate contemporary moral philosophy and broad interests in social issues.

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  • Flats, Urban Houses and Cottage Homes: by SHAW SPARROW, W. (editor)
    SHAW SPARROW, W. (editor)
    Flats, Urban Houses and Cottage Homes: Companion volume to the British Home of Today

    London, Hodder and Stoughton 1907

    130 + viipp illus with c19 colour plates including colour fold out of Heathcote, Yorkshire and many b/w plates. vii pp period ads . 4to. Decorated and lettered open weave flimsy cloth. Text pages internally have scattered foxing particularly affecting the prelims. Repaired at spine which had become detached from book block. Contributors include C R Ashbee, Ballie Scott, Edwin Lutyens, G L Sutcliffe and others. Superb frontis of a London mansion block by Frank T Verity who wrote the text with Edwin T Hall and Gerald C Horsley. Colour ills include mansion blocks in London and superb double page spread of Heathcote Hall, Ilkley.

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  • Forty Years of Modern Art 1907-1947 by INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS (READ Herbert introduction)
    INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS (READ Herbert introduction)
    Forty Years of Modern Art 1907-1947 A Selection from British Collections, Exhibition held at the Academy Hall, Oxford Street

    London ICA 1948

    Unpaginated. 3pp essay + 29 full page colour and b/w plates. Long 8vo Catalogue iin paper wraps. A little dusty else very good. Typography By Herbert Spencer and printed by Lund Humphries. Lovely period item. Artists include Max Ernst, Graham Sutherland, Mattise, , Fancis Hodgkins, Augustus John, Sickert and many others drawing widely on international artists alongside British ones.

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  • Funding the Ladder: The Passmore Edwards Legacy by (PASSMORE) EVANS Dean
    (PASSMORE) EVANS Dean
    Funding the Ladder: The Passmore Edwards Legacy

    London: Francis Boutle 2011

    274pp with colour and duotone illustrations throughout. 4to in wrappers, fine. New copy. Survey of the buildings funded by John Passmore Edwards, a publishing magnate and philanthropist born in 1823. Mostly located in London and Cornwall, these include schools, almshouses, art galleries, libraries and museums. Many remain standing, a testament to Victorian concepts of social responsibility and Passmore's own passionate beliefs in reform.

    Stock ID: 20797
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  • (IRONWORK) KUHN Fritz
    Geschmiedetes Gerat

    Tubingen, Verlag Ernst Wasmuth 1954

    150pp illustrated with fine photogravure plates throughout. 4to. Very good in slightly worn dust wrapper. Previous owner's stamp on fep else almost as new. Lovely survey of wrought iron in building and ornamental work including gates, church furhishings etc + domestic uses.

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  • God's Architect - Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain by HILL, Rosemary.
    HILL, Rosemary.
    God's Architect - Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain

    London Allen Lane 2007

    624pp illustrated. Fine in dw. God's Architect is the first full modern biography of this extraordinary figure. It draws on thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to recreate his life and work as architect, propagandist and romantic artist as well as the turbulent story of his three marriages, the bitterness of his last years and his sudden death at 40. It is the debut of a remarkable historian and biographer.ISBN 9780713994995 |This book has received excellent reviews as both an architectural and cultural biography. We recommend it.

    Stock ID: 20587
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  • STAMP, Gavin and McKINSTRY, Sam.
    Greek Thomson Neo-classical Architectural Theory, Buildings & Interiors

    Edinburgh The University Press 1994

    First edition. 249pp illustrated with b/w plates. Small 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper. An assemblage of essays and articles put together by Gavin Stamp and Sam McKinstry. It was the first book in which a team of distinguished architectural commentators and historians used the latest research, to illuminate the full range of Thomson's talents.

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  • Hausbau und Dergleichen von Heinrich Tessenow by Precursor to Bauhaus design / Architect of Dresden Hellerau Garden City. TESSENOW, Heinrich
    Precursor to Bauhaus design / Architect of Dresden Hellerau Garden City. TESSENOW, Heinrich
    Hausbau und Dergleichen von Heinrich Tessenow

    Berlin Bruno Cassirer 1916

    145 + [1]pp. Cloth spine and boards. Upper board with titles and image of a garden seat typical of his drawing style. Illustrated with b/w photographs and exquisitely drafted line illustrations by the author. A little worn at the edges else very good. Gothic script. Illustrates the architectural projects of Tessenow including his works in the garden city of Dresden Hellerau comprising housing. His characteristic designs involved repetitive elements in a simple and austere style communicated in the images in this book. He also built the theatre at Hellerau [ recently restored ] which was an experimental performance space which influenced Gropius and other at Dessau where he subsequently took up a position in theatre…

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    Berlin Bruno Cassirer 1916

    145 + [1]pp. Cloth spine and boards. Upper board with titles and image of a garden seat typical of his drawing style. Illustrated with b/w photographs and exquisitely drafted line illustrations by the author. A little worn at the edges else very good. Gothic script. Illustrates the architectural projects of Tessenow including his works in the garden city of Dresden Hellerau comprising housing. His characteristic designs involved repetitive elements in a simple and austere style communicated in the images in this book. He also built the theatre at Hellerau [ recently restored ] which was an experimental performance space which influenced Gropius and other at Dessau where he subsequently took up a position in theatre design et al at the Bauhaus. Hard to find.

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  • WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Clough & Amabel.
    Headlong Down the Years A Tale of To-day

    Liverpool the University Press 1951

    118pp, decorated end papers and dust wrapper designed by Susan Williams Ellis. Book Label and Inscription by previous owners Lois and Gerald Dix. Prologue and Epilogue by Richard Hughes, Book modelled upon Thomas Love Peacock's "Headlong Hall" the book takes the form of a dialogue on rural life, design and country house life and visiting etc and the impact of reservoirs and hydro electric power schemes in Wales proposed at the time. It reveals the campaigning fervour of Clough Williams-Ellis for protection of the Welsh countryside and its National Parks.

    Stock ID: 19758
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  • (HOMEWOOD)
    Homewood Cemetery: rules, regulations and general information

    Office at the Cemetery Dallas and Irwin Avenuews E E Pittsburgh 1905 (third edition)

    This cemetery was incorporated in 1878. 71pp illustrated with b/w full page photographic plates providing a superb record of the cemetery at this date. Gilt decorated cloth. Sl. weak at hinges else very good. . Large fold out plan of the cemetery and showing all the plots at the back. Includes notes on the principles of laying out cemetery grounds. Lovely illustrations of major monuments. Small stamp on fep saying With compliments of the Secretary D S Robinson. Useful record of a one of the major US cemeteries of the 1870s and 1880s.

    Stock ID: 270
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  • Houses in Children's Books by POWERS. Alan and SMITHSON. Alison,
    POWERS. Alan and SMITHSON. Alison,
    Houses in Children's Books

    London, The Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture 1999

    40pp illustrated with two b/w plates. Essays on Beatrix Potter's places by Alison Smithson and on books in which the house appears. Includes list of books with annotations which introduce children to houses including taste etc. Fascinating little publication. Very good.

    Stock ID: 20843
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