Architecture

  • [PROUVÉ] ARCHIERI, Jean-François; LEVASSEUR, Jean-Pierre.
    COURS CNAM 1957-1970: Essai de reconstitution du cours à partir des archives Jean Prouvé

    Mardaga 1995

    310pp illustrated with a series of sketches by Prouvé. Text in French. 4to. Wrappers. Spine creased.

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  • [ELLWOOD]
    Craig Ellwood 15 Casas/15 Houses

    Barcelona Editorial GG [1999] 2004

    144pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Silvered decorated boards, Very good copy. Craig Ellwood was one of the architects who during the 50s took part (alongside Charles Eames, Pierre Koenig and Rafael Soriano, among others) in the celebrated Case Study Houses programme organized by the "Arts and Architecture" magazine with the aim of promoting modern architecture and experimentation with new industrial materials in domestic architecture. This book is a useful account of some of his projects and is beautifully illustrated.

    Stock ID: 22230
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  • SPRINGER, Willy [ editor ]
    Das Gesicht des Deutschen Theaters

    Oldenburg Gerhard Stalling Verlag 1926

    172pp illustrated with c300 b/w plates of the exterior of theatres providing a good photographic record of Germanic theatre design. 4to. Red lettered open weave cloth. Good copy. With bookplate on front paste down of Edwin A Dawes. Locations of each theatre noted. Edwin Alfred Dawes was a British biochemist and magician from Yorkshire. [died 2023].

    Stock ID: 22526
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  • (GODWIN) SOROS Susan Webber ed.
    E.W. Godwin: Aesthetic Movement Architect and Designer

    New Haven and London, Yale University Press 1999

    430pp with 100s of illustrations in b/w and colour. Large 4to. Cloth in d/w, very good indeed. Collection of essays by various scholars on one of the great figures of 19th C architecture and design. Exploring his multifaceted career as an architect, furniture designer, theatrical designer and writer. Published as a catalogue to accompany an exhibition held in 1999.

    Stock ID: 22401
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  • DRAKE, Francis.
    Eboracum: Or, The History and Antiquities of the City of York

    Yorkshire EP Publishing Limited, 1978

    Facsimile reprint of the original 1736 edition. Limited to 350 copies. xi, [28], 627, cx, [33] pp, 115 plates many of which are folding, including maps. Folio. Cloth. Very good in very good dust wrapper. Edges of book block a little browned. Huge and brilliant reference on the early history of the city of York.

    Stock ID: 22902
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  • [HINES]
    Edward Hines Lumber Co. 22 Yards in Chicago and Suburbs. Style Trends

    National Plans Service Inc 1944

    32pp colour images and plans throughout. A brochure illustrating various mid century houses from which potential buyers could select their house styles. Lovely period item. Very good copy. Decorated wrappers. Stapled.

    Stock ID: 22695
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  • SAARINEN Eero, edited by Aline SAARINEN
    Eero Saarinen on his Work: A Selection of Buildings dating from 1947 to 1964, with Statements by the Architect

    New Haven and London: Yale University Press 1962

    108pp with beautiful b/w photographs and plans throughout. Large 4to, cloth backed boards. The boards are slightly scuffed Published shortly after his death, this handsome volume showcases 15 of Saarinen's most famous buildings, mostly in the USA, but also in London and Oslo. Each is illustrated with striking b/w photographs and a selection of quotations by Saarinen, taken from interviews, notes, articles etc. and assembled by his wife. Plus 9pp of quotations from Saarinen on his design philosophy, an a brief section on his furniture design. Printed on heavyweight cream paper, this is a lovely piece of book design, showcasing Saarinen's work perfectly through its atmospheric photography. Bookplate of Michael and…

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    New Haven and London: Yale University Press 1962

    108pp with beautiful b/w photographs and plans throughout. Large 4to, cloth backed boards. The boards are slightly scuffed Published shortly after his death, this handsome volume showcases 15 of Saarinen's most famous buildings, mostly in the USA, but also in London and Oslo. Each is illustrated with striking b/w photographs and a selection of quotations by Saarinen, taken from interviews, notes, articles etc. and assembled by his wife. Plus 9pp of quotations from Saarinen on his design philosophy, an a brief section on his furniture design. Printed on heavyweight cream paper, this is a lovely piece of book design, showcasing Saarinen's work perfectly through its atmospheric photography. Bookplate of Michael and José Manser on front end paper. Loosely inserted hand written review of the book, presumably by José Manser.

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    Stock ID: 22027
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  • GIROUARD Mark
    Elizabethan Architecture

    New Haven and London Yale University Press 2009

    400pp with 150 b/w and 150 colour illus. Large 4to. Fine in similar dw. Girouard addresses the evolution of the house plan, the excitement of English patrons and craftsmen as they learned the classic Five Orders and studied the buildings of Ancient Rome, the wealth of architectural drawings that survive from the period, the inroads of foreign craftsmen who brought new fashions in ornament, and the strength of the native tradition that was integrated with the "antique" style.

    Stock ID: 22006
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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. 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: 22795
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  • English Neo-Classical Architecture by STILLMAN, Damie.
    STILLMAN, Damie.
    English Neo-Classical Architecture

    London A. Zwemmer Ltd. 1988

    2 Vols. 648pp (continuous pagination) . Over 400 b/w + colour photographs. Publishers blue cloth, gilt title on the spine with illustrated dust wrappers and slipcase. Spine of the wrappers a little faded else very good indeed. Comprehensive study, explores the origins of the neo-classical movement in British architecture during the second half of the 18th century and analyses the interiors and exteriors of a wide range of neo-classical building types. Covers the work of Robert Adam, James Wyatt, George Dance, John Soane + many more. Profusely illustrated.

    Stock ID: 22370
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  • MERCER, Eric.
    English Vernacular Houses

    HMSO Royal Commission on Historical Monuments ]1975] 2nd ed 1979

    xxii, 246pp. Illustrated with more than 200 line drawings and 250 photographs. A descriptive and analytical list of over 500 buildings. Stiff wrappers. An excellent copy of an important reference work.

    Stock ID: 22414
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  • [SPAN HOUSING] SIMMS, Barbara
    Eric Lyons and Span

    London RIBA Publishing; 1st edition 2006

    240pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates, some from the original brochures for the Span housing schemes. Suare 4to. Laminated boards. Well researched, this book celebrates the work of the architect Eric Lyons OBE (1912-1980), whose famous post-war housing projects. . Built almost entirely for Span Developments, its mission was to provide an affordable environment "that gave people a lift".

    Stock ID: 22097
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  • POWERS Alan,(editor) PIVARO Alicia, HARWOOD Elain and COURTNEY Julia
    Farewell my Lido: A Thirties Society Report

    The Thirties Society 1979

    51pp reprographed report, spiral bound. 4to. Very good. Loosely inserted 8pp report on the same subject from the "Independent" Magazine Ist July 1992. Detailed report on the state of traditional Lidos with a short account of their history. Includes details of several, including Brockwell Park, which was then mothballed and now restored. Fascinating report.

    Stock ID: 22345
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  • SCOTT, John.
    Farm Roads, Fences, & Gates A Practical Treatise on the roads, tramways, and waterways of the farm; the principles of enclosures; and the different kinds of fences, gates and stiles

    London, Crosby Lockwood and Co "Scott's Farm Engineering Text-Books" 1897 (1894)

    Weale's Scientific & Technical Series, Number 241. vi + 123pp illustrated with b/w illustrations and diagrams + 16pp catalogue at end of Weale's publications + 48pp Crosby Lockwood & Son's Catalogue Cloth Covered Boards with Black embossed lettering and design. Blue endpapers listing Weale's publications on architectural and building subjects Mark on reverse board c. 1cm in diameter, else a very good copy.

    Stock ID: 22361
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  • With an original drawing on title page dedicated to Yolanda [Adams] and Gerald [Levert]. [PURINI]
    Franco Purini: Around the shadow line Folio III

    London Architectural Association 1984

    16pp introductory text, 30 boxed plates. Decorated box. 320x320mm.. Dedication copy from the autor with hand drawn sketch. "For Yolanda e Gerald during a beautiful dinner in A.A. London 2/5/84" Introduction by Franco Purini, essays by Vittorio Gregotti, Pierluigi Nicolin and Micha Bandini. The plates comprise drawings with the quality of etchings in which Purini explores the concept of the eternal city. Presumed to be Yolanda Adams and Gerald Levert

    Stock ID: 22668
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  • [FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT] ELLIOTT Sam, [ Editor ]
    Frank Lloyd Wright

    Chicago Kelmscott Gallery 1981

    Exhibition catalogue, 64pp illustrated with b/w plates. Loosely inserted price list for the individual plates from the Wasmuth portfolio for sale at the time. This was a comprehensive selling exhibition.

    Stock ID: 22622
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  • MILWOOD WILSON T. (Editor)
    Garden City Houses and Their Domestic Interior Details. Second Edition.

    London, Technical Journals Ltd 1913

    104pp illustrated throughout with plans, elevations and b/w plates. Viii pages of period ads at end. Cloth backed boards, a little worn, with chips and bumps to corners. Spine exhibits a 5cm split. Internally good. Introduction by T Milwood Wilson. Draws widely on examples at Gidea Park, Hampstead Garden Suburb and Esher Park as well as individual locations around the UK. With a list of architects represented.

    Stock ID: 22467
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  • Signed copy [Stoilov, Georgi] Ilii︠a︡ I︠U︡rukov, Li︠u︡bomir I︠A︡richkov [ contributors]
    Georgi Stoilov, naroden arkhitekt.

    Sofia, Bulgaria Sofia Press 1981

    72pp illustrated with stunning b/w and colour photographs and line ills. Large square 4to. 360x360mm. Good with silvered dust wrapper. Signed dedication copy to Michael Manser from Stoilov. With bookplate on front end paper of Michael and Jose Manser. Dust wrapper dusty else good copy. Text in English. Stoilov famously designed the brutalist Buzludzha Memorial House which is now abandoned, perched on a Balkan mountain, following the end of the political regime that built it. This and other memorials alongside commercial and domestic buildings are featured in this book.

    Stock ID: 22030
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  • (PUGIN) HILL. Rosemary,
    God's Architect - Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain

    Newhaven Yale 2009

    First edition. 601pp 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.This book has received excellent reviews as both an architectural and cultural biography.

    Stock ID: 22410
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  • [GOODHART-RENDEL H.S] SUMMERSON John (introduction)
    GOODHART-RENDEL H.S 1887-1959

    London Architectural Association 1987

    64pp, b/w illustrations. Square small 4to. Decorated wrappers. Contribution and edited by Alan Powers. To accompany an exhibition mounted by the Architectural Association.

    Stock ID: 22743
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