Architecture

  • [LUTYENS] STAMP, Gavin. a cura di ROSSO Michela
    Edwin Lutyens: Profilo di un architteto

    Torino Umberto Allemandi & Co 2008

    70pp illustrated with b/w photographs. Like new. There are two loosely inserted printed letters signed by Michela Rosso on the publishing history of the book and apologising for set backs and delays. Ex libris bookplate of GS on inner wrapper. Text in Italian. The first in the series of monographs of architects.

    Stock ID: 19841
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  • El Lissitzky 1890-1941 by (LISSITZKY) ELLIOT David [introduction]
    (LISSITZKY) ELLIOT David [introduction]
    El Lissitzky 1890-1941

    Oxford Museum of Modern Art 1977

    42pp illus with b/w and monotone illustrations. Wraps. Very good indeed. Includes statements on art and design by Lissitzky. Nice item. Edition limited to 1000.

    Stock ID: 8410
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  • WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Clough.
    England and the Octopus

    London Geoffrey Bles 1928

    188pp. Frontispiece + unpaginated b/w plates at rear. Publishers blue boards with cloth spine and printed label.Paper label a little worn. Epilogue by Patrick Abercrombie. Ownership bookplate on the paste down. The book is an outcry at the urbanization of the countryside and disintegration of village life and form as a consequence. Loosely inserted printed extracts from Architectural Review folded.

    Stock ID: 20269
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  • HUSSEY Christopher, LEES-MILNE James, HILL Oliver and CORNFORTH John
    English Country Houses Five volumes comprising Caroline 1625-1685, Baroque 1685-1715, Early Georgian 1715-60, Mid Georgian 1760-1800 and Late Georgian 1800-1840

    Southampton, Country Life Ltd. 1966, 1970, 1955, 1956, 1958

    Caroline: 255pp with 418 b/w illustrations. Baroque: 303pp with 467 b/w illustrations. Early Georgian: 256pp with 465 b/w illustrations. Mid Georgian: 255pp with 507 b/w illustrations. Late Georgian: 255pp with 472 b/w illustrations throughout. All five volumes are very good, Ealy Georgian volume lacks dustwrapper. Caroline, Baroque and Early Georgian are lightly sunned on spines, and Caroline has some very light foxing to endpapers and prelims. Early Georgian, Mid Georgian and Late Georgian have the bookplate of historian Stephen Powys Marks on fep and very slight foxing on inner flaps of dust wrpaper , extending to back of Mid Georgian only. A full set of first editions of this important…

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    Southampton, Country Life Ltd. 1966, 1970, 1955, 1956, 1958

    Caroline: 255pp with 418 b/w illustrations. Baroque: 303pp with 467 b/w illustrations. Early Georgian: 256pp with 465 b/w illustrations. Mid Georgian: 255pp with 507 b/w illustrations. Late Georgian: 255pp with 472 b/w illustrations throughout. All five volumes are very good, Ealy Georgian volume lacks dustwrapper. Caroline, Baroque and Early Georgian are lightly sunned on spines, and Caroline has some very light foxing to endpapers and prelims. Early Georgian, Mid Georgian and Late Georgian have the bookplate of historian Stephen Powys Marks on fep and very slight foxing on inner flaps of dust wrpaper , extending to back of Mid Georgian only. A full set of first editions of this important and desirable series. Very hard to find together and in such good condition.

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    Stock ID: 19721
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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.

    Stock ID: 20805
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  • TIPPING H Avary
    English Homes Period IV Volume II The Work of Sir John Vanburgh and his School 1699-1736

    London Country Life Limited 1928

    Folio. Quarter blue cloth. . Unusual to find this item in a dust wrapper. Dust wrapper a bit chipped at head and base of the spine. Superb record of the work of Vanburgh with large format photographs in black and white and line ills.

    Stock ID: 20958
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  • TIPPING Avary H.
    English Homes Period VI Late Georgian 1760-1820

    London Country Life 1927

    xi + 396pp. Marbled end papers, a.e.g. Folio. This copy is very good internally but the spine is slightly sunned and there is a crease near the bottom of the spine. The final volume in the series which is the hardest of all to find. The degree to which the spine is sunned is uniform with the early Georgian volume.

    Stock ID: 20957
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  • Essay on India by BYRON, Robert.
    BYRON, Robert.
    Essay on India

    London, Routledge 1931

    viii, 175pp Open weave cloth. Worn at spine. First edition, scarce. First published in 1931, Robert Byron's Essay on India evaluates the state of colonial rule in India and analyses the contemporary problems facing the country. Based upon Byron's travelling experiences within India in 1929 as a correspondent for the Daily Express. Bookplate on fep of Sir George R Clerk. With the bookplate of Gavin Stamp on which is written "From A Cluff 1977".

    Stock ID: 20085
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  • (TROUP) JACKSON Neil
    F W Troup 1859-1941

    London The Building Centre Trust 1985

    116 + (2)pp text + 57 b/w plates. Bound into a cloth case with new end papers. Original wrappers preserved. Very good. Essentially unread. Useful book on this little known and modest Scottish architect contemporary with Lethaby and Schultz.

    Stock ID: 20924
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  • Family Life in High Density Housing with particular reference to the design of Space about Buildings by RIBA
    RIBA
    Family Life in High Density Housing with particular reference to the design of Space about Buildings Report of a Symposium held on 24 May 1957

    London RIBA 1957

    40pp illustrated with b/w plates. Stapled 4to. Decorated wrappers. Good copy. Contributions by Sir William Holford, J C Masey, Geoffrey Jellicoe, Holger Blom, Peter Shepherd, Lady Allen of Hurtwood, John Stillman and Arthur Ling amongst others.

    Stock ID: 20901
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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.

    Stock ID: 20683
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  • [ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION] Introduction by Franco Purini, essays by Vittorio Gregotti, Pierluigi Nicolin and Micha Bandini
    Franco Purini: Around the shadow line Folio III

    London, Architectural Association 1984

    30 boxed plates, 16-page illustrated catalogue, bibliography. Black decorated boxed set 320x320mm. Very slightly worn. Franco Purini is foremost in a group of Italian architects whose explorations of the connections between memory, myth an architecture were highly influential in the early 1980s. Folio III contains a set of drawings on the theme of the eternal fascination of the city produced by Purini specially for the series. The drawings have the strong precise quality of etchings and are rich in symbolic and literary references.

    Stock ID: 19708
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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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  • (ANDREWS) FAWCETT Bill
    George Townsend Andrews of York: 'The Railway Architect'

    Yorkshire Architectural & York Archaeological Society, with the North Eastern Railway Association 2011

    256pp with 100s colour and b/w illustrations throughout. 4to in laminated boards, fine condition. New copy. Survey of Townsend's career, which spanned the transition from the Georgian world to the Victorian industrial age. Best known for his railway buildings, Townsend also designed churches, banks, hotels, a hospital, schools and a college, including many in York and Yorkshire. This new volume provides a wealth of illustrations, plans and architectural drawings.

    Stock ID: 15829
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  • George Townsend Andrews of York: 'The Railway Architect' by (ANDREWS) FAWCETT Bill
    (ANDREWS) FAWCETT Bill
    George Townsend Andrews of York: 'The Railway Architect'

    Yorkshire Architectural & York Archaeological Society, with the North Eastern Railway Association 2011

    256pp with 100s colour and b/w illustrations throughout. 4to in laminated boards, fine condition. New copy. Survey of Townsend's career, which spanned the transition from the Georgian world to the Victorian industrial age. Best known for his railway buildings, Townsend also designed churches, banks, hotels, a hospital, schools and a college, including many in York and Yorkshire. This new volume provides a wealth of illustrations, plans and architectural drawings.

    Stock ID: 20918
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  • (WALTON) MOON Karen
    George Walton: Designer and Architect

    Oxford White Cockade Publishing 1993

    200pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. Sets the career of Walton in the context of the Glasgow boys and provides useful material on his career as an architect and designer. Very useful information on his exhibition design work alongside his architecture, the former less well known. Loosely inserted private view card for associated George Walton Exhibition. Ex libris bookplate of GS.

    Stock ID: 19818
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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.
    Gothic for the Steam Age An Illustrated Biography of George Gilbert Scott

    London Aurum Press 2015

    208pp illustrated with colour plates and from in b/w from period sources. 4to. Like new in dust wrapper. Sir Gilbert Scott (1811–78) was arguably the outstanding architect of the Victorian Age. After being fired with enthusiasm by the writings of Pugin, he became a leading advocate of the Gothic Revival. Brilliant, concisely written biography by Gavin Stamp which assesses his career theme by theme.

    Stock ID: 19885
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  • DAVIDSON Ellis A.
    Gothic Stonework containing the history and principles of church architecture and illustrations of the characteristic features of each period....

    London and New York Cassell Petter and Galpin nd c 1874 [First edition?]

    viii+ 96pp+ [4]pp advertising leaves, illustrated with 25 fold out plates. Brown gilt decorated cloth. Repaired at spine to make a good copy in rubbed and sl. worn cloth. Sm 8vo. Useful study for details of period stonework. Aimed at craftsmen and very good on arches and setting out. Small orange flier bound in advertising Cassell title "New Drawing Models" tipped in at title page.

    Stock ID: 19356
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  • (GRAVES) Michael
    Graves Buildings and Projects 1966-1981

    New York Rizzoli 1982.

    Essay by Vincent Scully. 303pp illus with colour and b/w plates. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Very good indeed.

    Stock ID: 10501
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