Architecture

  • Louis I Kahn: Complete Works 1935-1974 by [KAHN 1901-1974] RONNER Heinz
    [KAHN 1901-1974] RONNER Heinz
    Louis I Kahn: Complete Works 1935-1974

    Boulder Colorado Westview Press and Zurich, Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture 1977

    455pp illustrated with b/w and a few colour plates. Text at right angles to binding giving it the feeling of a large scale flip book. Oblong Folio, 25 x 44 cm Very good in slightly worn original cardboard slipcase. Spine lettering also very slightly rubbed. Chronological indexes and arrangement of the projects in photographs, line ills etc. An exceptional item documenting the work of Louis Khan. Produced relatively quickly after the tragic death of Khan. It is a superb reference for the process of developing a project. Rather than showing finished projects it provides insights into the evolving ideas behind building design. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 15975
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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.

    Stock ID: 20796
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  • [MACDONALD AND SLATER] CULLINAN Edward (introduction).
    Macdonald and Slater: Building Projects, 1982-86 Mega III

    London Architectural Association Publications 1987

    30pp some fold out to double size. Line illustrations throughout. 4to. Square, White card wrappers with stiff card dust wrapper. Oriental Studies Museum Extension, University of Durham : ICI Trade Pavilion, Royal Agricultural Show ground, Stoneleigh : Extension to Retreat Settlement, McLoed Centre, Iona : Academia Bridge, Venice : Country House, River Lambourne Berkshire. Contributors include Jeanne Sillett, Peter Smithson (Architect), Christopher Macdonald (Architect, Canada, Great Britain), Peter Slater (Architect, Great Britain). In exceptionally good condition. Very slightly dusty on spine. From the library of Leonard Manasseh but with no ownership signature. Uncommon.

    Stock ID: 18827
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  • Macfarlane's Castings Railings and Gates by MACFARLANE, William & Co.
    MACFARLANE, William & Co.
    Macfarlane's Castings Railings and Gates

    Glasgow Saracen Foundary, Possilpark Glasgow nd c1930s

    Interwar publication featuring modern designs for railings and gates with an art deco feel to them. Price list bound in at end of publication. 32pp illustrated with b/w photogravure plates throughout. Small 4to. Green cloth with gilt lettering and coat of arms on upper board. Very good. The information in this trade provides invaluable technical resource material for the period.

    Stock ID: 21132
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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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  • SHARP Denis (ed.)
    Mart Stam: documentation of his work 1920-1965

    RIBA Publications Ltd 1970

    40pp illus with b/w plates. Blue wrappers with title lettering and texts. Based on a special issue of Bouwkundig Weekblad of December 1969. Includes a very useful source for his work and career. Stam was widely known in the Bauhaus circle and knew Ernest May. He remained active in the post war period at the Academy for Fine and Applied Art at Dresden and Berlin.

    Stock ID: 18386
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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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  • Memento Mori: The Flats at Quarry Hill Leeds by MITCHELL, Peter.
    MITCHELL, Peter.
    Memento Mori: The Flats at Quarry Hill Leeds

    Ilkley Smith Settle 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 the late Dr. 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…

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    Ilkley Smith Settle 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 the late Dr. 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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  • [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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  • 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.

    Stock ID: 19807
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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.

    Stock ID: 20643
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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

    Stock ID: 20256
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  • See A.T. Bolton, The architecture of Robert and James Adam, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 58;
    [MORETON HALL, SUFFOLK] CLARKE, J. Palmer [ photographer ]
    Moreton Hall [formerly St Edmund's Hill] Original Album of photographs taken by J Palmer Clarke "Artist in Photography."

    undated c 1890 - 1900

    Album with 21 large 12 x14.5 inches[ 296 x 368mm] b/w photogravure images. Black rexene covered album with gilt title lettering on upper board and modern replacement spine, sympathetically added. Some loss and wear to edges and corners. Internally very good although some browning to end papers, paste downs and first image dusty. Shows Moreton Hall in its heyday with images of entrances, setting, exterior and interior views of the main rooms of the house including entrance hall with two full size blackamoors, the billiard room etc. This large villa property was originally designed by Robert Adam and built in 1773 for John Symonds on the edge of Bury St Edmunds. John Symonds…

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    undated c 1890 - 1900

    Album with 21 large 12 x14.5 inches[ 296 x 368mm] b/w photogravure images. Black rexene covered album with gilt title lettering on upper board and modern replacement spine, sympathetically added. Some loss and wear to edges and corners. Internally very good although some browning to end papers, paste downs and first image dusty. Shows Moreton Hall in its heyday with images of entrances, setting, exterior and interior views of the main rooms of the house including entrance hall with two full size blackamoors, the billiard room etc. This large villa property was originally designed by Robert Adam and built in 1773 for John Symonds on the edge of Bury St Edmunds. John Symonds (1730-1807) was an agronomist; lawyer; writer; member of the Society of Dilettanti (1787); and professor of modern history at Cambridge (1771-1807). He was also included on the list of subscribers to Robert Adam's the Ruins of the palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia (1764), which presumably explains his choice of Adam as the architect. Some interior images of the house show Adam plasterwork. The renaming as Moreton Hall took place in 1890 which probably helps to date this album. It had a series of owners throughout the 19th century and was auctioned in 1884 and sold then to Ferdinand Eyres. During this period, the estate comprised over 400 acres, mainly farmland and woodland. The Eyres remodelled the gardens, probably installing the pond and fountain, and renamed the building 'Mount House.' In 1962 it was taken over as a Preparatory School which has closed this year. All but 30 acres of the original landscape are now built over with post WW2 suburban developments which edge Bury St Edmunds but maps reveal the original boundaries amongst the houses. The photographer's ticket is on the front paste down and gives his address as 176 Park Road, Crouch End, London.

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    Stock ID: 20949
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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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  • GROHMANN Paul
    Neue Malereien für Decke und Wand Serie X

    Radebeul-Dresden Internationaler Fachverlag J M Erich Weber nd 2nd edition c1923

    36 plates illustrating 285 designs. Complete. Folio. Original paper wrappers, cloth spine. Very good indeed. From the collection of William Burton. Beautifully executed Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs for decorating walls and ceilings created by Paul Grohmann, who made a career in creating such portfolio design publications. The plates suggest decorative painting schemes, others suggest use of wallpapers. Fascinating pattern book for interior designs. Some images comprise single room schemes whilst others illustrate the range of border and wallpaper designs possible to achieve.

    Stock ID: 15458
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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.

    Stock ID: 20207
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  • (FOSTER) ABEL (Chris), BAKER (Hugh D.R.), Colin DAVIES, Charlotte ELLIS, Norman FOSTER et. al.
    Norman Foster Works Volume 3

    Munich & London, Prestel, 2005

    547pp illustrated with 600 colour and 600 b/w plates. 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. Third volume of six documenting the work of Norman Foster.

    Stock ID: 20935
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