Architecture

  • Le Voyage d'Italie d'Eugène Viollet-Le-Duc 1836-1837 by (EUGÈNE VIOLLET-LE-DUC)
    (EUGÈNE VIOLLET-LE-DUC)
    Le Voyage d'Italie d'Eugène Viollet-Le-Duc 1836-1837

    Paris Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, 1980

    251pp, colour + b/w ills, text in French. Small sq 4to, perfect binding. Published on the occasion of the exhibition held on the centenary of Eugène Viollet-Le-Duc death. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

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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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  • BIRGDOLL, Barry.
    Léon Vaudoyer: Historicism in the age of Industry

    New York The Architectural Foundation with MIT Press 1994

    347pp illustrated with b/w and colour plates. 4to. Fine in dw. With ex libris bookplate of GS. Loosely inserted typed letter on Columbia University notepaper, signed by Barry Birgdoll which is an exchange about projects both he and GS were involved in separately.

    Stock ID: 19845
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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.

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  • BINNEY Marcus, HARRIS John, WINNINGTON Emma
    Lost Houses of Scotland

    London Save Britain's Heritage 1980

    [124] of mainly full page b/w photographs. Long 8vo in wraps. Vg. A photographic catalogue of demolished and/or ruined country houses in Scotland, from the library of Howard Colvin, with several pencil notations by Colvin in the text.

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  • Lubetkin and Tecton: Architecture and Social Commitment: a critical study by (LUBETKIN) COE Peter and READING Malcolm
    (LUBETKIN) COE Peter and READING Malcolm
    Lubetkin and Tecton: Architecture and Social Commitment: a critical study

    The Arts Council 1981

    202pp illustrated with b/w plates. Square 4to. Good copy.Major assessment of the work of Lubetkin.

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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.

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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.

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  • FAIR Alistair
    Modern Playhouses an architectural history of Britain's New Theatres 1945-1985

    Oxford, The University Press 2018

    295pp illustrated. Fascinating study focusing much on areas outside London where theatre design seemed to flourish as much as in the Capital. Also considers the National Theatre and other metropolitan projects. Drills down to gain an understanding of the trends in theatre design at the time providing a lucid analysis of completely new theatres, such as Coventry, and the revision of design of old theatres to meet with the aspirations of contemporary audiences.

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  • [BATSFORD] ELLIS George
    Modern Practical Stairbuilding and Handrailing for the use of Workmen, Builders and Architects and Handrailing and Wreath Making

    London B T Batsford 1932

    2 volumes in one. Part 1 Modern Practical Stairbuilding and Handrailing has 134pp + many fold out plates and line ills. Part 2 Handrailing and Wreath Making has 107pp illus with line ills and b/w plates including fold outs. Royal 8vo. Very good in plaint dust wrapper. A good copy of this scarce book on all aspects of stair building and attendant construction.

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  • Moderní architektura v Československu: Sovremennaja architektuta v Čechoslovakii: Moderne Architektur in der Tschechoslowakei: Modern architecture in Czechoslovakia: L'architecture moderne en Tchécoslovaquie: La arquitectura moderna en Checoslovaquia by DOSTAL, O. PECHAR V. PROCHÁZKA.
    DOSTAL, O. PECHAR V. PROCHÁZKA.
    Moderní architektura v Československu: Sovremennaja architektuta v Čechoslovakii: Moderne Architektur in der Tschechoslowakei: Modern architecture in Czechoslovakia: L'architecture moderne en Tchécoslovaquie: La arquitectura moderna en Checoslovaquia

    Praha Obelisk, Nakladatelství Umêní a Architektury 1970

    259pp illustrated with b/w plates. 4to. Very good with dust wrapper. Large bookplate by Gavin Stamp and loosely inserted postcard and tram ticket. Also typed letter signed from Frank Arneil Walker to Gavin Stamp ated 27th February 1979 - a response for an enquiry about Jože Plečnik, press cuttings and original b/w photograph of Bílá Labuť department store in Prague 6 x 8 inches. c1970

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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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  • BENSON + FORSYTH [ ST JOHN WILSON Colin ]
    Museum of Scotland

    London August Media in association with Benson + Forsyth 1999

    141 illustrated with b/w photographs by Richard Bryant with a photo essay by Hélene Binet. Contributions to text by Sir Colin St John Wilson, Professor Duncan MacMillan and Benson + Forsyth. Fine in slip case. Monograph on this beautiful building integrated into the townscape of Edinburgh Old Town.

    Stock ID: 19616
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  • NAIRN, Ian.
    Nairn's London

    London Penguin Books 1966 First edition

    Wraps with distinctive cover design of a London bus. Spine a little creased else a very good copy of this search for the good things of London. Superb photogravure picture section with 89 illustrations. Includes a copy of the 2014 reprint with afterword by Gavin Stamp. Ex Libris Gavin Stamp, with ownership inscription and book stamp, in the first edition.

    Stock ID: 19937
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  • HARCOURT-SMITH, Cecil. (foreword)
    New Churches Illustrated Photographs ground plans and information regarding fifty-two churches erected during the years 1926-1936

    London Incorporated Church Building Society 1936

    150pp, b/w ills with captions, period ads. 4to green wrappers. Wrappers a little creases, chipped at the head and base of the spine, else vg. Loosely inserted printed e-mail correspondence and a fax as well as the following- a page from the Architectural Review Dec 1930, showing St Francis of Assisi church at Bournemouth and an invitation card to a Lecture by R. H. Wilenski. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate as well as the bookplate of P. G. M. Dickinson.

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  • (BATSFORD PICTORIAL GUIDES)
    No 1.to No 4 All published No 1 Amsterdam, No 2 Copenhagen, No 3 Stockholm and No 4 Hamburg

    London B T Batsford nd c 1936

    Small 4to. Distinctive wrappers by E McKnight Kauffer Front wrappers a little worn and sl dusty on white areas. Each c64pp, Photographed by Geoffrey Gilbert. Maps on inner front wrapper .A short lived series of four city guides. Superb b/w photogravure plates in each volume. Spines slightly rubbed else good copies of these distinctive publications. In this set no 2 Copenhagen has a rather worn upper wrapper. From the collection of Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20154
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  • Notes on the Repair of Ancient Buildings by [SPAB]
    [SPAB]
    Notes on the Repair of Ancient Buildings

    London Commitee and sold on their behalf by B T Batsford, 1903

    75pp. Notes on appropriate conservation methods for repairing buildings of historic interest. Sugar paper wrappers bound into new cloth backed boards with black titles. Important SPAB publication on the appropriate approach to repair based on the SPAB philosophy

    Stock ID: 20516
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