Architecture

  • 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.

    Stock ID: 20774
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  • FRY Maxwell
    Art in a Machine Age: A critique of contemporary life through the medium of architecture.

    Methuen and Co Ltd 1969

    xxii + 184pp incl 60 b/w plates, boards, dw. Vg. Dust wrapper has sl chipped edges at head of spine. This text is based on a series of lectures which examine and critique modern life through art and architecture.

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  • Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons by NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger.
    NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger.
    Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons

    Settle privately published 2QT 2020

    275pp, 295 illustrations in colour. Decorated wrappers featuring Lethaby's Herefordshire masterpiece, All Saints, Brockhampton. Square 4to. 210 x 210mm The Arts and Crafts Movement is less well known for its public buildings than domestic projects. Many of the leading personalities were commissioned to design or decorate churches, and these too were highly influential on subsequent architectural developments. Their patrons played a key role in bringing these revolutionary buildings into being. The book examines the churches as a group, the influences of designers on each other, and assess their impact on design in the the 20th century and after.

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  • Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons by NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger.
    NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger.
    Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons

    Settle privately published 2QT 2020

    275pp, 295 illustrations in colour. Decorated wrappers featuring Lethaby's Herefordshire masterpiece, All Saints, Brockhampton. Square 4to. 210 x 210mm The Arts and Crafts Movement is less well known for its public buildings than domestic projects. Many of the leading personalities were commissioned to design or decorate churches, and these too were highly influential on subsequent architectural developments. Their patrons played a key role in bringing these revolutionary buildings into being. The book examines the churches as a group, the influences of designers on each other, and assess their impact on design in the the 20th century and after.

    Stock ID: 20926
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  • Balbus or the future of Architecture by BARMAN. Christian,
    BARMAN. Christian,
    Balbus or the future of Architecture

    London Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., To-Day and To-Morrow series nd

    on spine and upper board. . Ex library. with stamp on the front paste down. A bit of wear at head and foot of spine, slight scuffing, else bright copy. From the collection of Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

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  • Bata Architektura a Urbanismus 1910-1950 by Signed copy [BATA] SLAPETA, Vladimir
    Signed copy [BATA] SLAPETA, Vladimir
    Bata Architektura a Urbanismus 1910-1950

    Published by Statni Galerie ve Zline, 1991

    Square 4to. Very good copy. Signed on the title page by the author. Bookplate of Gavin Stamp on inside of the wrapper. Bata Factory Building in Zlin, Czech Republic and the associated village was a pioneering factory town experiment built using standardised building components. Zlín became one of the most important centres of inter-war modern architecture in the Czech lands and the only strictly constructed Functionalist town in Europe.

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  • Beckford's Tower Bath by MILLINGTON Jon
    MILLINGTON Jon
    Beckford's Tower Bath

    Bath: The Beckford Tower Trust 3rd ed 1978

    12pp+ 4pp b/w plates. Stiff card decorated wrappers. On the story of the tower and its design features. (h)

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  • Belgrade Theatre: by [COVENTRY] LING, Arthur [ Architect] GIBSON, [Donald]
    [COVENTRY] LING, Arthur [ Architect] GIBSON, [Donald]
    Belgrade Theatre: Coventry's Civic Theatre

    Coventry 1958

    13 pp. Illustrated with numerous b/w photographs of the interior including backstage, plus plans and cross sections of each floor. Pictorial thin card wraps in landscape format. Covers lightly soiled and corner creased. The publication is about the first full-scale professional theatre to be built in the UK after World War II and established a reputation for theatre outreach work in the community as well as staging innovative productions. The theatre was refurbished in 2007 The architect was Arthur Ling. This publication is associated with the opening of the theatre which launched with The Importance of Being Earnest. Alastair Fair has written up the history of this theatre in his book Modern Playhouses: an architectural history of…

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    Coventry 1958

    13 pp. Illustrated with numerous b/w photographs of the interior including backstage, plus plans and cross sections of each floor. Pictorial thin card wraps in landscape format. Covers lightly soiled and corner creased. The publication is about the first full-scale professional theatre to be built in the UK after World War II and established a reputation for theatre outreach work in the community as well as staging innovative productions. The theatre was refurbished in 2007 The architect was Arthur Ling. This publication is associated with the opening of the theatre which launched with The Importance of Being Earnest. Alastair Fair has written up the history of this theatre in his book Modern Playhouses: an architectural history of Britain's new theatres, 1945-1985 "not only that, but it was also Britain's first purpose-built civic theatre, having been conceived, designed, and funded by Coventry City Council. Its contemporary architecture contrasted with older theatres and embodied the progressive principles which underpinned its creation."

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  • Bembridge. by [RUSKIN] WHITEHOUSE J. Howard [editor]
    [RUSKIN] WHITEHOUSE J. Howard [editor]
    Bembridge. An Historical and General Survey By Members of Bembridge School

    Oxford The University Press 1923

    100pp. Paper cover boards, cloth spine with paper label. All edges untrimmed. Some gatherings uncut. Very good indeed. A few illustrations support the text. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 21112
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  • Buildings and Prospects by PIPER John
    PIPER John
    Buildings and Prospects

    London The Architectural Press 1948

    146pp incl. photographs and line ills. Small 4to. Publishers cloth with pictorial dw by John Piper. Very good copy with very good dust wrapper. Writings on architecture including his well known essay on "Pleasing Decay". Lovely period piece with material which appeared initially in the Architectural Review as well as material on Hafod, Seaton Delaval and Gordale Scar amongst other pieces. Stamp of previous architect owner on dust wrapper as a neat ink small stamp.

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  • C.F.A. Voysey: an architect of individuality by ( VOYSEY) SIMPSON, Duncan.
    ( 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 Gavin Stamp with his bookplate on inside of wrapper. Loosely inserted review slip and private view card for a 1981 exhibition of the drawings of Voysey.

    Stock ID: 20222
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  • [CAR PARKING]
    Car Parking: A British Road Federation Exhibition

    London, in the Great Hall ICE London 18th -26th March 1960

    106pp, description of the exhibits. Long 8vo. Spiral bound wrappers with image of multi storey car park on upper wrapper. Catalogue divided into sections for multi storey garages, roof parking, service areas on motorways, drive in banks, shopping precincts etc. Foreword by Lord Derwent. Unfortunately not illustrated but must have been an amazing exhibition based on the commentary provided in this publication the exhibition revealed ingenious solutions to car parking including stacking cars etc.

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  • Carvings: Sledmere Church: by TEMPLE MOORE ASSOCIATION COPY (SLEDMERE) BAKER, John.
    TEMPLE MOORE ASSOCIATION COPY (SLEDMERE) BAKER, John.
    Carvings: Sledmere Church: A description of the Stone Carvings &c at the Church, Sledmere Yorkshire erected from the designs of Mr Temple Moore, Architect, London by Messrs John Thompson and Co. Contractors, Peterborough, for Sir Tatton Sykes.

    Unpublished typescript 1901

    69pp single sided typescript describing the carving at Sledmere Church. Royal 8vo. Quarter calf, recent red spine label and original red paste down label on front board with gilt title. A little bumped at head of spine andall corners a bit rubbed else good. "no 2 Mr Temple Moore's copy. September 27th 1901"Photograph of John Barker Stone Carver pasted onto the fep. Dedication "to my Patron, Sir Tatton Sykes Bart: This Monograph is most respectfully dedicated." Address given as 15 Ravensden Street Kensington March 1901. Detailed account of the work. The wider archive of the building firm John Thompson and Co is held at the Peterborough Archives Office.

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  • Catalogue of the Drawings of George Dance the Younger (1741-1825) and of George Dance the Elder (1695-1768) from the Collection of Sir John Soane's Museum by [DANCE] LEVER, Jill.
    [DANCE] LEVER, Jill.
    Catalogue of the Drawings of George Dance the Younger (1741-1825) and of George Dance the Elder (1695-1768) from the Collection of Sir John Soane's Museum

    London

    From the collection of Henry Potts with his bookplate.

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  • Chapels and Meeting Houses by LINDLEY Kenneth (Foreword by John Piper)
    LINDLEY Kenneth (Foreword by John Piper)
    Chapels and Meeting Houses

    John Baker Publishers Ltd 1969

    85pp illustrated with many photographs and line ills. Fine in dw. Written and illustrated by Lindley this book covers chapels and meeting houses largely ignored by architectural historians at the time. From the collection of Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

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  • Charles Luckman Associates Progress by NASA SPACE CENTER [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    NASA SPACE CENTER [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    Charles Luckman Associates Progress Nasa Manned Spacecraft Center

    Published by the firm June 1962

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. Illustrated with b/w plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Upper wrapper shows a b/w drawing envisioning the Nasa Manned Spacecraft Center. The firm were master planners for this project. Luckman Associates also advocated the use of a modular design system for the buildings with materials that could be manufactured off-site, which aided in meeting the tight schedule for completion. The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) officially opened in June 1964 as the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). This approximately 1,620-acre facility is located about 25 miles from downtown Houston, Texas. The remainder of the booklet illustrates other assignments of the firm including offices, and shops and…

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    Published by the firm June 1962

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. Illustrated with b/w plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Upper wrapper shows a b/w drawing envisioning the Nasa Manned Spacecraft Center. The firm were master planners for this project. Luckman Associates also advocated the use of a modular design system for the buildings with materials that could be manufactured off-site, which aided in meeting the tight schedule for completion. The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) officially opened in June 1964 as the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). This approximately 1,620-acre facility is located about 25 miles from downtown Houston, Texas. The remainder of the booklet illustrates other assignments of the firm including offices, and shops and inclding Nortronics in Palos Verdes. Emphermal item.

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    Stock ID: 20870
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  • Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 7 no 1 by [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 7 no 1 New York Worlds Fair

    Los Angeles Published by the firm then at 9220 Sunset Blvd. 19633

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. This features the New York Worlds Fair proposed United States Pavilion designed by the firm. It is illustrated on the front cover in black and white. within its setting. Short 2pp article on the building on inside cover. The remainder of the booklet features retail stores following Mr Christian joining the firm from Raymond Loewy Corporation. Back wrapper of the publication provides short biographies of members of the firm. Ephemeral item.

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  • Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 8 no 2 by [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 8 no 2 New York Worlds Fair

    Los Angeles Published by the firm then at 9220 Sunset Blvd. 1964

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. This features the New York Worlds Fair Federal Pavilion designed by the firm. It is illustrated on the front cover in black and white within its setting. Short text on the building on inside cover. The remainder of the booklet features other projects including a new Headquarters building for the firm in Los Angeles. Ephemeral item.

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  • City of Manchester Plan 1945 (Abridged Edition) by NICHOLAS R
    NICHOLAS R
    City of Manchester Plan 1945 (Abridged Edition)

    Norwich Jarrold & Sons 1945

    52pp, illustrated with colour+b/w photographs, plans and line drawings. 4to in red decorated wraps. Wraps worn and slightly chipped. A Plan for the post-war reconstruction of Manchester. This is the summary edition.

    Stock ID: 20891
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  • (YORK) RCHME
    City of York Volume IV Outside the City Walls and East of the Ouse

    HMSO for RCHME

    1975, Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, HMSO. Comprehensive and very detailed survey by the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of the area outside the City Walls, which includes the ruins of St. Mary's Abbey, the King's Manor, and the Yorkshire Museum. Contains maps within a pocket on rear end papers. pp.111.+ 100s of illustrations including fold outs. Attractively illustrated in colour & b&w. Very good resource for those interested in the city. Very good copy with dust wrapper, this a little worn.

    Stock ID: 13338
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