Architecture

  • PRITCHETT, Herbert Dewes.
    History Of The Parish Church Of St. Cuthbert Darlington

    Wm. Dresser And Sons 1924

    First edition. Coloured title page, 208pp Red cloth binding with gilt decoration on upper board of a cross. Very good copy. From the collection of the late Ronald Sims. The church dates from the early 13th century. It underwent a significant restoration by George Gilbert Scott and J P Pritchett who was from Darlington. The work took place in 1864-65. the book was written by his son. Herbert Dewes Pritchett (born 1859) joined hiis father in practice in 1880, and became a partner in 1900.

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  • Interiors book of Hotels and Motor Hotels by [MOTELS ET AL.] END, Henry
    [MOTELS ET AL.] END, Henry
    Interiors book of Hotels and Motor Hotels

    New York Whitney Library of Design 1963

    252pp illustrated with 100s of b/w plates and a few in colour. Large 4to. Cloth Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper. International survey of hotel designs. Each chapter is accompanied by a photo portfolio of a particular hotel or motel design. a book for designers of hotels. Super period piece for the 1950s and 1960s.

    Stock ID: 21193
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  • ROGERSON Robert
    Jack Coia: His Life and Work

    Glasgow: Robert W. K. C. Rogerson, 1986 1986

    vii + 127, numerous b.w photos, laminated paper, very good, discussion of the life and work of this Queen's gold medalist for architecture. Armourial bookplate on front end paper.

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  • [LAUTNER John]ESCHER, Frank (editor) J
    John Lautner

    London Artemis Publications 1994

    296pp illustrated. Long 4to. Open weave cloth. Very good with slightly sunned but very good dust wrapper. Beautiful book production. John Lautner (1911-1995) initially worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and moved to Los Angeles to supervise construction of the Sturgess Residence for him. he then established his own office in Hollywood, building a house for himself with Henry Russel Hitchcock called "the best house by an architect under 30 in the US", the first of many unique buildings. John Lautner always practised what he called "real Architecture" but was an architectural outsider from established tradition. Amongst the best-known examples are the Malin Residence (Chemosphere), the Reiner Residence (Silvertop) and the Elrod Residence in Palm Springs.…

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    London Artemis Publications 1994

    296pp illustrated. Long 4to. Open weave cloth. Very good with slightly sunned but very good dust wrapper. Beautiful book production. John Lautner (1911-1995) initially worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and moved to Los Angeles to supervise construction of the Sturgess Residence for him. he then established his own office in Hollywood, building a house for himself with Henry Russel Hitchcock called "the best house by an architect under 30 in the US", the first of many unique buildings. John Lautner always practised what he called "real Architecture" but was an architectural outsider from established tradition. Amongst the best-known examples are the Malin Residence (Chemosphere), the Reiner Residence (Silvertop) and the Elrod Residence in Palm Springs. Lautner's work ranged from low-cost houses to finely crafted large residences. He also built restaurants and educational facilities. Part of one of his schools in LA designed around the idea of pods survives in part.

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    Stock ID: 21526
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  • (PEARSON) QUINEY Anthony
    John Loughborough Pearson

    Yale University Press 1979

    306pp illustrated thoughout with 153 b/w plates. Small 4to. Very good in chipped and slightly worn good dw. Missing a small part on back of dust wrapper. On this leading Gothic Revival architect. Includes list of works. Armourial bookplate on front pastedown.

    Stock ID: 21641
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  • John Ruskin: The Early Years 1819-1859 by With letter from the author slipped inside [RUSKIN] HILTON, Tim
    With letter from the author slipped inside [RUSKIN] HILTON, Tim
    John Ruskin: The Early Years 1819-1859

    London Yale University Press 1985

    301pp illustrated with b/w plates. Very good with good dust wrapper. Loosely inserted A.L.S. typed from Tm Hilton to John Hutchinson, architectural historian and Ruskin devotee. Hilton was responding to detailed remarks about his book made by John Hutchinson.

    Stock ID: 21114
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  • LE CORBUSIER
    L'Art Decoratif D'Aujourd'hui

    Paris, Editions Vincent Freal & Co (1925) 1959 Collection de "L'Esprit Nouveau" 1959

    218pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. throughout. Decorated wraps. Vg indeed. Revised edition of one of the original L'Esprit Nouveau, promoting the works and ideas of Le Corbusier and his contemporaries. From the library of Kenneth and Diana Rowntree without signatures.

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  • [LEEDS CASTLE KENT -ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS By Mr J Cruttenden, Maidsone] WYKEHAM-MARTIN, G.
    Leeds Castle, Kent

    London, Nichols and Sons 1869

    210p illustrated with 9 vignettes in the text, xxxvi [Appendix in Latin] + 8 mounted sepia photographs, a map and folding pedigree together with a double page facsimile letter. Small folio. Original brown pebbled cloth, repaired at head and base of spine to make good copy. Photographs in very good condition and very bright and crisp. Some scattered foxing to preliminary pages. Dedication copy signed by the author to C L Smith 1871. The castle was repaired in 1822 and again in 1926 so the repairs of 1822 provide the basis of what it looked at in 1869 when this book was published. The photographs show exterior views, chapel and two interior views. The…

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    London, Nichols and Sons 1869

    210p illustrated with 9 vignettes in the text, xxxvi [Appendix in Latin] + 8 mounted sepia photographs, a map and folding pedigree together with a double page facsimile letter. Small folio. Original brown pebbled cloth, repaired at head and base of spine to make good copy. Photographs in very good condition and very bright and crisp. Some scattered foxing to preliminary pages. Dedication copy signed by the author to C L Smith 1871. The castle was repaired in 1822 and again in 1926 so the repairs of 1822 provide the basis of what it looked at in 1869 when this book was published. The photographs show exterior views, chapel and two interior views. The Wykeham Martin family acquired the castle in the early 19th century and were the family who repaired the castle at the time. This is a very good record of the history of the castle and its architectural features, family associations etc. Mr J Cruttenden of Maidstone is recorded as a photographic artist. He exhibited a single photograph of Leeds Castle in an exhibition of The Photographic Society of London in 1861. This was a Collodion print titled, "Entrance to Leeds Castle, Kent, the Seat of C. Wykeham Martin, Esq.". The book itself is listed in Gernsheim's Incunabula as entry number 458, this is a nice example of what is considered to be one of the most complete and important histories and architectural descriptions of Leeds Castle, Kent.

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    Stock ID: 20611
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  • LETHABY, W. R. Foreword by Harry Ward
    Lethaby, A Continuing Presence.

    Manchester, British Thornton Ltd., 1982.

    40pp, 5 drawings of Lethaby buildings and book designs. A memorial publication for Norman Stevenson comprising seven essays taken from 'Form in Civilization: collected papers on Art & Labour ' by W. R. Lethaby. Harry Ward's firm was closely involved with the design of this publication made in memory of Ward's partner Norman Stevenson by British Thornton one of the key clients of the firm.

    Stock ID: 2707
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  • Light box by WEIL Daniel
    WEIL Daniel
    Light box

    London Architectural Association Box 1 1985

    32pp text-booklet ('sketchbook'), + collection of material comprising piece of silk screened fabric, tin & copper-plate, 'chessboard' & two circuit boards. 320x320mm in presentation purple box with decorative gilt title on front. Vg. With introductory essays by: Dawn Ades, Nigel Coates, J. Christopher Joner, John Thackara. Collection of material for Daniel Weil's 'Light Box' installation. Mechanism of opening box slightly damaged because of poor assembly when made. Hard to find. The box explores the 1980s works of the 1980s. Best known for his deconstructed radio in a clear bag which challenged the idea of audio equipment always being in a black box.

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  • [HEATHROW] GIBBERD, Frederick. [Architect]
    London Airport Central Terminal Buildings

    London Published for the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation HMSO ref CAP 120 [1954] 1955 reprint

    Ex library Hammersmith Public Reference Libraries. 46pp comprising 9pp introductory text describing the project + series of fold out plans and diagrams showing the layout of the airport terminals including elevations and floor plans. There are also a series of 10 b/w photographs of the model of the airport termini taken from various angles. Royal 8vo. Lettered wrappers, stapled. Good copy. Small ex library markings on prelims.The appointment for the master planning and design of Heathrow Airport was the commission that allowed Frederick Gibberd to recommence practice after WW2. Gibberd's plan developed the idea of three central terminals, with associated parking, serving…

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    London Published for the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation HMSO ref CAP 120 [1954] 1955 reprint

    Ex library Hammersmith Public Reference Libraries. 46pp comprising 9pp introductory text describing the project + series of fold out plans and diagrams showing the layout of the airport terminals including elevations and floor plans. There are also a series of 10 b/w photographs of the model of the airport termini taken from various angles. Royal 8vo. Lettered wrappers, stapled. Good copy. Small ex library markings on prelims.The appointment for the master planning and design of Heathrow Airport was the commission that allowed Frederick Gibberd to recommence practice after WW2. Gibberd's plan developed the idea of three central terminals, with associated parking, serving Domestic, European and International flights, with easy interchange between all three. At the centre was the 122 ft high control tower.

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    Stock ID: 20947
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  • [HEATHROW] GIBBERD, Frederick [Architect]
    London Airport Developments in the Central Terminal Building

    London Published for the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation HMSO 1954

    46pp comprising 9pp introductory text describing the project + series of fold out plans and diagrams showing the layout of the airport terminals including elevations and floor plans. There are also a series of 10 b/w photographs of the model of the airport termini taken from various angles. Royal 8vo. Lettered wrappers. Stapled. Perforated stamp of Hammersmith Public Library on upper wrapper, class mark and title in ink along edge. The appointment for the master planning and design of Heathrow Airport was the commission that allowed Frederick Gibberd to recommence practice after WW2. Gibberd's plan developed the idea of three central terminals, with associated parking, serving Domestic,…

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    London Published for the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation HMSO 1954

    46pp comprising 9pp introductory text describing the project + series of fold out plans and diagrams showing the layout of the airport terminals including elevations and floor plans. There are also a series of 10 b/w photographs of the model of the airport termini taken from various angles. Royal 8vo. Lettered wrappers. Stapled. Perforated stamp of Hammersmith Public Library on upper wrapper, class mark and title in ink along edge. The appointment for the master planning and design of Heathrow Airport was the commission that allowed Frederick Gibberd to recommence practice after WW2. Gibberd's plan developed the idea of three central terminals, with associated parking, serving Domestic, European and International flights, with easy interchange between all three. At the centre was the 122 ft high control tower.

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    Stock ID: 20946
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  • [LUTYENS] O'NEILL Daniel
    Lutyens Country Houses

    London, Lund Humphries 1980

    Foreword by Hugh Casson. Square 4to. 168pp illustrated with b/w plates. Square 4to. Decorated wrappers. Armourial bookplate on inside front cover.

    Stock ID: 21627
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  • (Colin Amery, editor)
    LUTYENS - The Work of the English Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), Exhibition Catalogue.

    London: The Arts Council Great Britain 1982

    200pp. Illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Sq 4to. Decorated card covers. Very good. Useful source. Organised chronologically and by building types. Armourial bookplate on inside front wrapper. Loose insert of Sponsors of the Lutyens Exhibition and Daily Telegraph article titled Lutyens Houses Flood the Market.

    Stock ID: 21628
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  • Mansions of England and Wales: Cornwall by TWYCROSS, Edward.
    TWYCROSS, Edward.
    Mansions of England and Wales: Cornwall

    Chetwode, Buckinghamshire Fountain Lake Press 2019

    Limited to 175 copies. Folio in slipcase. 270x380mm. 96pp text, 51 reproduced lithographic plates and descriptions of over 80 houses + fold out map locating the houses described. Facsimile of the 1846 publication by Edward Twycross on Cornwall Country Houses. Each copy numbered and signed by the collaborators in this project, namely Adrian Lack of the Senecio Press, Ludlow Book Binders and Ken Cooper. With loosely inserted essay on the history of the project by Ken Cooper. The binding replicates the original bind stamped boards. Only a few copies of the original book were produced as indicated by the list of subscribers which is only 51 making this new limited edition a welcome…

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    Chetwode, Buckinghamshire Fountain Lake Press 2019

    Limited to 175 copies. Folio in slipcase. 270x380mm. 96pp text, 51 reproduced lithographic plates and descriptions of over 80 houses + fold out map locating the houses described. Facsimile of the 1846 publication by Edward Twycross on Cornwall Country Houses. Each copy numbered and signed by the collaborators in this project, namely Adrian Lack of the Senecio Press, Ludlow Book Binders and Ken Cooper. With loosely inserted essay on the history of the project by Ken Cooper. The binding replicates the original bind stamped boards. Only a few copies of the original book were produced as indicated by the list of subscribers which is only 51 making this new limited edition a welcome addition to books on Country Houses.

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    Stock ID: 21191
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  • Signed copy [BELLINI] Ermanno Ranzani; Kurt Forster
    Mario Bellini-Architecture 1984-1995

    Skira 1996

    Dedication copy to Colin Amery from Bellini. Untidy hand "To Colin Amery my best reviewer". First English edition 286pp illustrated throughout in colour and black and white images. Stiff card wrappers as issued.

    Stock ID: 21315
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  • BLAGDON-GAMLEN, Peter E.
    Martin Travers 1886-1948 A Handlist of his Work

    London The Ecclesiological Society 1997

    ix,45pp, bw illustrations. In blue paper covers with pink titles and decoration. Tributes and reminiscences paid to the stained glass designer, architect and illustrator with a list of his works and where they might be found at the rear of the book. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 21632
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  • [MISS]
    Mary Miss : projects, 1966-1987.

    London Architectural Association Mega VII 1987

    107pp,2 folded leaves : illustrated with b/w plates, line ills., map, plans. Small folio. Wrappers with overprinted dust wrapper. Signed dedication copy from Mary Miss to Vicky Wilson who was part of the team assembling this series of Architectural Association publications. Mary Miss straddles the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and installation art. Her work moves from the urban bustle of New York, to the plains of the American Midwest, to the forests of Finland. Designed in association with the artist, this monograph, a comprehensive overview of Miss's work.

    Stock ID: 21521
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  • Master of Glass: Charles Eamer Kempe 1837-1907 and the work of his firm in stained glass and church decoration by (STAINED GLASS) TAVRIDI Margaret
    (STAINED GLASS) TAVRIDI Margaret
    Master of Glass: Charles Eamer Kempe 1837-1907 and the work of his firm in stained glass and church decoration

    Hatfield: John Taylor Book Ventures for the Kempe Society 1988 1988

    SIGNED COPY. 160pp with 106 b/w illustrations and 17 colour plates. 4to, black cloth binding w gilt text on spine, dw. Vg in vg dw. A scholarly study of the life and work of this eminent stained glass artist and church decorator.

    Stock ID: 21449
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  • Signed copy GIBBERD Frederick
    Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool

    Architectural Press 1968

    161pp, 111 ills in b/w and one in colour of the John Piper glass. Sm 4to. Vg in dw, which is slightly rubbed at edges. Architectural history of the development of this exceptional cathedral building. Very useful for the information about individuals and contractors party to the construction. Includes both material on the Gibberd design and Lutyen's project which formed the crypt and foundations. The cathedral's architect, Frederick Gibberd, was the winner of a worldwide design competition. Construction began in 1962 and was completed in 1967. Earlier designs for a cathedral were proposed in 1933 and 1953, but none were completed. This copy is signed by Gibberd and dedicated to Edward [Lord Bridges] Dated October…

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    Architectural Press 1968

    161pp, 111 ills in b/w and one in colour of the John Piper glass. Sm 4to. Vg in dw, which is slightly rubbed at edges. Architectural history of the development of this exceptional cathedral building. Very useful for the information about individuals and contractors party to the construction. Includes both material on the Gibberd design and Lutyen's project which formed the crypt and foundations. The cathedral's architect, Frederick Gibberd, was the winner of a worldwide design competition. Construction began in 1962 and was completed in 1967. Earlier designs for a cathedral were proposed in 1933 and 1953, but none were completed. This copy is signed by Gibberd and dedicated to Edward [Lord Bridges] Dated October 1968. Loosely inserted letter to Bridges which Frederick Gibberd sent with the book and also a printed pamphlet from Liverpool University printed on the occasion of Lord Bridges and others being conferred honorary degrees by Liverpool University in 1968. Gibberd addresses Bridges in the letter as " Dear Chanan" implying he has been a pillar of support, during the project.

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    Stock ID: 21227
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