Architecture

  • 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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  • (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 It draws on thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to recreate his life and work as architect, propagandist and romantic artist as well as the turbulent story of his three marriages, the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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  • Great Irish Houses by Signed copy [IRISH HOUSES] OBRIEN, Jacqueline and GUINNESS, Desmond.
    Signed copy [IRISH HOUSES] OBRIEN, Jacqueline and GUINNESS, Desmond.
    Great Irish Houses

    Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1992

    264 pages, illustrated in colour, bibliography Signed on the title page by both authors. Large 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21006
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  • Ephemera GRADIDGE, Rodderick
    Grey Roses

    1987

    Programme for the performance of Grey Roses. Single sheet, folded, grey stiff card. Dream Houses, The Edwardian Ideal, 1980, was a celebration of the Edwardian house, turning Robert Jordan's modernist condemnation of Lutyens as the designer of a dream into a post-modern term of praise. Gradidge developed this theme through an operetta, Grey Roses, with music by Huw Spratling, performed at the Art Workers Guild during the year of his mastership, 1987.

    Stock ID: 20911
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  • TIPPING H Avary
    Grinling Gibbons and the Woodwork of his Age

    London Country Life 1914

    i-xii, 260pp incl. 234 b/w illustrations .Folio Publisher's white buckram spined boards with imitation wood finish. A key study of this master woodcarver as a designer and sculptor, exhaustively illustrated from the archives of Country Life.

    Stock ID: 20689
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  • Hausbau und Dergleichen von Heinrich Tessenow by Precursor to Bauhaus design / Architect of Dresden Hellerau Garden City. TESSENOW, Heinrich
    Precursor to Bauhaus design / Architect of Dresden Hellerau Garden City. TESSENOW, Heinrich
    Hausbau und Dergleichen von Heinrich Tessenow

    Berlin Bruno Cassirer 1916

    145 + [1]pp. Cloth spine and boards. Upper board with titles and image of a garden seat typical of his drawing style. Illustrated with b/w photographs and exquisitely drafted line illustrations by the author. A little worn at the edges else very good. Gothic script. Illustrates the architectural projects of Tessenow including his works in the garden city of Dresden Hellerau comprising housing. His characteristic designs involved repetitive elements in a simple and austere style communicated in the images in this book. He also built the theatre at Hellerau [ recently restored ] which was an experimental performance space which influenced Gropius and other at Dessau where he subsequently took up a position in theatre…

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    Berlin Bruno Cassirer 1916

    145 + [1]pp. Cloth spine and boards. Upper board with titles and image of a garden seat typical of his drawing style. Illustrated with b/w photographs and exquisitely drafted line illustrations by the author. A little worn at the edges else very good. Gothic script. Illustrates the architectural projects of Tessenow including his works in the garden city of Dresden Hellerau comprising housing. His characteristic designs involved repetitive elements in a simple and austere style communicated in the images in this book. He also built the theatre at Hellerau [ recently restored ] which was an experimental performance space which influenced Gropius and other at Dessau where he subsequently took up a position in theatre design et al at the Bauhaus. Hard to find.

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    Stock ID: 20724
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  • WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Clough & Amabel.
    Headlong Down the Years A Tale of To-day

    Liverpool the University Press 1951

    118pp, decorated end papers and dust wrapper designed by Susan Williams Ellis. Book Label and Inscription by previous owners Lois and Gerald Dix. Prologue and Epilogue by Richard Hughes, Book modelled upon Thomas Love Peacock's "Headlong Hall" the book takes the form of a dialogue on rural life, design and country house life and visiting etc and the impact of reservoirs and hydro electric power schemes in Wales proposed at the time. It reveals the campaigning fervour of Clough Williams-Ellis for protection of the Welsh countryside and its National Parks.

    Stock ID: 19758
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  • Henry Holland by STROUD Dorothy
    STROUD Dorothy
    Henry Holland his life and architecture

    London, Country Life 1960

    158pp illustrated with 133 plates and four figures with decorated end papers from Horwood's Map of London 1803. Holland (1745-1806) . Very good with good dust wrapper. Previous owner's signature on fep. Superb monograph which charts his career as a builder and informs his relationships with other architects working around the same time including George Dance, James Wyatt, John Soane and John Nash and contains useful material on Capability Brown the daughter of whom he married in 1773.

    Stock ID: 19738
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  • PENOYRE John and Jane
    Houses in the landscape: a Regional Study of Vernacular Building Styles in England and Wales

    Newton Abbot Reader's Union edition 1978

    174pp illus. with b/w plates and line ills. Wraps version. Good. Very attractive and useful study of the vernacular tradition.

    Stock ID: 21095
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  • BYRON Robert
    Imperial Pilgrimage (London in Your Pocket Series)

    London London Transport 1937

    72pp illustrated with b/w plates. Small 8 vo. Worn red wrappers, preserved in acetate sleeve. A scarce guide to London, which takes its reader on a tour of places connected with famous British figures. nearly 600 people are indexed, there are illustrations from photographs and paintings. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20183
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  • 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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  • HOLME. C. G.,
    Industrial Architecture Introduction by L.H.Bucknell

    London The Studio Ltd., 1935

    208pp b/w plates. 4to Red cloth, period lettering in yellow. A little rubbed else a very good copy. Well illustrated review of contemporary industrial architecture, includes sections on power plants, railway works and water towers + many more. Architects noted for the projects illustrated. Architects include Behrens, Gropius, Kahn, Maillart, Mendelsohn, Ponti. It is probably the best of a small handful of titles which record contemporary industrial architecture being constructed in the inter war period.

    Stock ID: 17982
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  • ORGEL Stephen and Roy STRONG
    Inigo Jones: The Theatre of the Stuart Court Including the complete designs for productions at court, for the most part in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire, together with their texts and historical documentation.

    Sotheby Parke Bernet/ University of California Press 1973

    2 volumes, xxi + 843pp. 482 b/w illus and 4 colour plates. Both volumes are large 4to, cloth with dustwrapper, in vg condition. Contained in cloth-covered slipcase with paste down label; very light shelf wear and one corner slightly bumped, but generally in vg condition. Authoritative study of Jones' largest surviving body of work: the designs for masques and plays produced at the Stuart Court. All the drawings are reproduced, accompanied by the text of the plays they were designed for, plus relevant historical and documentary material. Four introductory essays place Jones' designs within their broader context. No 1149 of 2000 copies. A lovely set of this increasingly hard to come by work.

    Stock ID: 12857
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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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  • James Gibbs by FRIEDMANN, Terry
    FRIEDMANN, Terry
    James Gibbs

    New Haven and London Yale University Press 1985

    f 362pp. illustrated throughout in b/w photographs and a few colour illustrations. 4to. Good copy. No dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21097
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