Architecture

  • HITCHCOCK, Henry-Russell
    In the Nature of Materials, The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright 1887-1941

    1942 Duell Sloan and Pearce 4th printing

    xlix, 143pp with over 200 unnumbered pages containing 413 bw illustrations. Red cloth, silver lettering. Very good although a little shelf worn and with very good dust wrapper. Comprehensive retrospective of Lloyd Wright's career. This is the second volume in a series of three devoted to the life, literature and work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Th other two being Organic Architecture and An Autobiography. All edited with an introduction by Frederick Gutheim.

    Stock ID: 20800
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  • [SMITH, Edwin - Photographer] LINDSAY Ian G. & COSH Mary
    Inveraray and the Dukes of Argyll

    Edinburgh University Press, 1973

    xvii+487pp, 44 other plates from photographs, 2 pages of maps and a folding family pedigree. Text ills. 4to. Cloth, Some slight shelf wear along bottom edge else very good in sl. frayed dust wrapper. The photographs in this publication are by Edwin Smith. Detailed study of this Castle and the Dukes of Argyll associations. Bookplate of St John's College Oxford Library Extension. From the library of Howard Colvin with his signature in pencil on front end paper. Loosely iserted half page of reference on Inverary in Colvin's hand.

    Stock ID: 20361
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  • (PAINE James) LEACH Peter
    James Paine Studies in Architecture Volume XXV

    London A Zwemmer Ltd. 1988

    240pp with: b/w full page frontis (portrait of Paine by Joshua Renyolds), 192 numbered b/w prints (photos, plans, elevations), and 46pp detailed catalogue of works. Large 4to, cloth boards in decorated wraps. Very good indeed. One of the most individual and inventive exponents of the English Palladian style, James Paine (1717-1789) was a leading pioneer of the Palladian villa as a country-house form and an early designer of Rococo interior decoration. This is the first monograph to be published on Paine and covers all aspects of his life and work. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 20740
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  • John Campell: Dediscovery of an Arts and Crafts Architect by (CAMPBELL) POWERS Alan with CRAWFORD Alan and LEASK Ronald
    (CAMPBELL) POWERS Alan with CRAWFORD Alan and LEASK Ronald
    John Campell: Dediscovery of an Arts and Crafts Architect

    London The Prince of Wales Insitute of Architecture 1997

    60pp illus with b/w plates and line ills. Small Square 4to. Wrappers. Very good copy. Campbell 1878-1947 is little known. Worked in England and Germany and this is the first book about his life and work.

    Stock ID: 20844
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  • (SCHINKEL) SNOKIN Michael
    Karl Freidrich Schnikel: A Universal Man

    Yale University Press 1991

    218pp illustrated with b/w and colour plates. To accompany an exhibition at the V & A. Superb study of this brilliant and influential architect and designer of the 19th century where his buildings still dominate Berlin.

    Stock ID: 20798
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  • Kojiki of Architecture: Kiko Mozuna Folio XIV by [MOZUNA]
    [MOZUNA]
    Kojiki of Architecture: Kiko Mozuna Folio XIV

    London Architectural Association 1991

    10 full-colour single plates, 6b double gate-folds, 20-page illustrated catalogue. Out of print. 320x320mm Overprinted black box. Chris Fawcett wrote about Kiko Mozuna's highly symbolic houses in his book, the New Japanese House. These narratives in concrete preceded, and in many cases inspired, attempts in the West to reinstate a level of profound meaning into the act of building. R Drawing inspiration partly from Shintoism and esoteric Buddhism, and partly from Western ideas and cultural concepts, he combines myth and legend with high technology in his designs. Texts by Peter Wilson, Kiko Mozuna, Feliz Ruiz, Kunihiko Yoshimeki.

    Stock ID: 20613
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  • Copyright, 1902 by Charles W. Eliot
    ELIOT, Charles
    Landscape Architect A Lover of Nature and of His Kind Who Trained Himself for a New Profession, Practised It Happily and Through It Wrought Much Good

    Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press 1924

    (i-ii)+frontispiece+(iii-xxiv)+(i)+1-770, includes several full page illustrations as well as in-text illustrations, an appendix and an index, previous owner name and address in front board, green boards with gilt lettering on front board and spine, maps of the Metropolitan District of Boston showing local public holdings of the Metropolitan Park Commission from 24 January 1893 and 1 July 1910 inserted in front and rear pockets. 8vo. Biography of the American landscape architect Charles Eliot (1859-1897) which includes Eliot's own writings. Dedication page: For the dear son who died in his bright prime from the father. A very good copy. Eliot was a devotee of the picturesque and travelled to Europe to observe first hand…

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    Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press 1924

    (i-ii)+frontispiece+(iii-xxiv)+(i)+1-770, includes several full page illustrations as well as in-text illustrations, an appendix and an index, previous owner name and address in front board, green boards with gilt lettering on front board and spine, maps of the Metropolitan District of Boston showing local public holdings of the Metropolitan Park Commission from 24 January 1893 and 1 July 1910 inserted in front and rear pockets. 8vo. Biography of the American landscape architect Charles Eliot (1859-1897) which includes Eliot's own writings. Dedication page: For the dear son who died in his bright prime from the father. A very good copy. Eliot was a devotee of the picturesque and travelled to Europe to observe first hand the works of Repton, Brown, Prince Puklau Muskau. In his short career he worked in his own right before joining the Olmsted practice. He died at 38. HIs major legacy is aguably the landscape of the Charles River in Boston.

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    Stock ID: 15863
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  • (LE CORBUSIER) Le Corbusier
    Le Corbusier: Architect of the Century

    London Arts Council of Great Britain, Hayward Gallery Exhibition, 1987

    368pp+ numerous b/w and colour photographic plates. Wrappers. Square quarto. Edges a little worn else very good. Published in association with an exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London from 5 March - June 1987, this catalogue of works by Le Corbusier is edited by Michael Raeburn and Victoria Wilson and provides a detailed retrospective of the career and life of the architect. Particularly fascinating photography representing both the interior and exterior designs, whilst the accompanying text provides an insightful commentary.

    Stock ID: 17184
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  • (LE CORBUSIER) CROSBY T (ed.)
    Le Corbusier: Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, Tapestries.

    Liverpool, 1959

    120pp illus. throughout with b/w drawings and photographs. A catalogue accompanying a travelling exhibition of Corbusier's architectural and artistic designs. Decorated wrappers which are slightly duty else the catalogue is internally sound.

    Stock ID: 13770
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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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  • Lightning Conductors Their History, Nature, and Mode of Operation by Association copy ANDERSON, Richard.
    Association copy ANDERSON, Richard.
    Lightning Conductors Their History, Nature, and Mode of Operation

    London, E. & F. N. Spon, [1879] 1885

    xv + 470p + [1], illusrated with b/w line illustrations and with an index and bibliography. Decorated cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on upper board. Small tear at head of spine and cloth a little worn on spine else bright copy. Handwritten on title page "with the author's compliments". Records of public buildings struck by lightning. Main body of the work concerns installation of lightning conductors and their operation and purpose etc.

    Stock ID: 19264
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  • London Churches Of The XVIIth And XVIIIth Centuries; From The Designs of Inigo Jones, Sir Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and James Gibbs by BIRCH, Charles
    BIRCH, Charles
    London Churches Of The XVIIth And XVIIIth Centuries; From The Designs of Inigo Jones, Sir Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and James Gibbs

    London B T Batsford 1896

    Folio 165 pages in text. Folio, 49 x 36 cm. Sixty-four photographic plates by Charles Latham plus illustrations in the text. Green quarter calf, green cloth boards. A little rubbed on edges eles good copy. Internally good. Bookplates of Robert Hayhurst on front paste down. Ecclesiastical buildings including St. Paul's Cathedral erected within and around the ancient city walls between 1630 to 1730. List of Subscribers. Alphabetical List of Churches. "Although some of these structures had disappeared, an idea can be formed of the ecclesiastical appearance of London in the reign of Charles I, when Inigo Jones was in full practice as an architect." Superb pre first world war survey.

    Stock ID: 20557
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  • HOPKINS, Andrew and STAMP, Gavin [Edited by]
    Lutyens Abroad: The work of Sir Edwin Lutyens outside the British Isles

    London, The British School at Rome 2002

    242 +[1]pp illustrated with 100 figures and 2 diagrams. 4to. Wrappers. Very good. Scarce title which was one of the first assessments of the work of Lutyens outside of the UK excepting the books about his contributions to New Delhi and India. Contributions by the editors as well as Margaret Richardson, Louise Campbell and others. From the collection of Gavin Stamp.

    Stock ID: 20211
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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: 20469
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  • Marble: A Handbook by [MARBLES] CARTER, Ian.
    [MARBLES] CARTER, Ian.
    Marble: A Handbook

    London Camden Town, Art Pavements & Decoration Limited, Marble & Mosaic Workers nd c1920

    63pp illustrated with black and white and colour images. Royal 8vo. Blue cloth covered spine, cream boards, these a little dusty. Loosely inserted supplement to the book. World wide examples of installations including Taj Mahal, Agra, Notre Dame, Paris, Science Museum, London and many more locations. Major part of the book is an illustration of the appearance with notes on types of marbles. Promoting this well known firm working in marbles, mosaic etc.

    Stock ID: 20479
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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.

    Stock ID: 20657
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  • [ART NOUVEAU IRON WORK] BOSSAGLIA, Rossana & HAMMACHER, Arno
    Mazzucotelli: l'Artista Italiano del Ferro Battuto Liberty. [The Italian Art Nouveau Artist of Wrought Iron. Der Meister des Italienischen Jugendstil Schmiedeeisens.]

    Milan Polifilo 1971

    124pp, profusely illustrated with black & white photographs. Text in Italian, English and German. Oblong 4to, glossy black & white decorative cloth covered boards. Black slipcase with titles overprinted. Slipcase worn at all edges and frayed at edges. Uncommon study of art nouveau iron work with outstanding photographs.

    Stock ID: 20592
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  • [FRAZER Harriet]
    Memorials by Artists

    Suffolk Carnacet Press: Memorials by Artists 1993

    40pp illustrated with b/w photographs. Blue decorated wrappers. Loosely inserted letters relating to design for a family gravestone.

    Stock ID: 20260
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  • Momento Mori: The Flats at Quarry Hill Leeds by MITCHELL, Peter.
    MITCHELL, Peter.
    Momento Mori: The Flats at Quarry Hill Leeds

    Dalesman Publishing Co Ltd 1990

    132pp illustrated with superb b/w photographs, design details printed on tracing paper pages etc. Square 4to. Wraps version. Hard to find. Wraps a little worn. Records the history of this important inter-war housing scheme. First printing. Signature on previous owner in a neat hand on the half title page. From the collection of Stuart Evans. The Quarry Hill Flats was a massive housinig development built on continental lines in Leeds, West Yorkshire, constructed during the 1930s to house about 3000 residents. The reinforced concrete monolithic structure began to fail in the 1950s and in the 1970s the decision was taken to demolish the whole scheme. This book records the project and its demolition. Although…

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    Dalesman Publishing Co Ltd 1990

    132pp illustrated with superb b/w photographs, design details printed on tracing paper pages etc. Square 4to. Wraps version. Hard to find. Wraps a little worn. Records the history of this important inter-war housing scheme. First printing. Signature on previous owner in a neat hand on the half title page. From the collection of Stuart Evans. The Quarry Hill Flats was a massive housinig development built on continental lines in Leeds, West Yorkshire, constructed during the 1930s to house about 3000 residents. The reinforced concrete monolithic structure began to fail in the 1950s and in the 1970s the decision was taken to demolish the whole scheme. This book records the project and its demolition. Although it is long demolished as a result of flaws in construction and political disquiet, the project stood for a visionary and socialist approach to public housing which is arguably worth remembering not least for its inclusion of social facilities for the residents, communal laundries etc.

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    Stock ID: 20762
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  • [BRYCE] FIDDLES Valerie and ROWAN Alistair
    Mr David Bryce 1803-1876: An Exhibition to Mark the Centenary of Scotland's Great Victorian Architect]

    Edinburgh, University 1976

    131pp plus 40pp b/w illustrations. Wrappers, faded at edges and spine a little creased else vg. Catalogue for an exhibition of drawings, documents and photographs associated with this key architect of the Scottish Baronial Style, held at various locations in Scotland and London between November 1976 and August 1977. With introduction and a collection of essays by Rowan, David Walker, John Gifford, Christopher Christie and Peter Blythe. Also includes a useful descriptive list of his works. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 20773
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