Architecture

  • [HOPE] HENRY HOPE & SONS
    Standard Casements with leaded Glass

    Smethwick, Birmingham Published by the firm 1928

    no 53. 14pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Grey wrappers with paste down title label on upper wrapper. Useful for leaded glass windows using their metal frames.

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  • MORANDI Riccardo (1902-1989)
    STRUTTURE di calcestruzzo armato e di calcestruzzo precompresso/ reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures

    Roma, Libreria "Dedalo" Editrice 1954

    141pp, 165 illustrations. 4to. Decorated cloth. Good with worn but repaired dust wrapper protected with sticky backed plastic. Text in Italian and English. Illustrations comprise b/w plates and line ills. Loosely inserted hand drawn sketch of a bridge. Signature of Stanley Tasker (BDP) on front end paper. Scarce study of reinforced concrete. Includes case studies and individual projects including bridges, water towers, cinema architecture etc. Morandi is best known for his bridge constructions which post dating this book included the Wadi el Kuf Bridge, Libya and the Barranquilla Bridge, Columbia. These projects predate the Morandi Bridge design which collapsed in 2018 at Genoa.

    Stock ID: 16297
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  • [RUSKIN] SURTEES, Virginia [ editor ]
    Sublime & Instructive: Letters From John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton

    London, Michael Joseph 1972

    272pp 23 illustrations. 8vo. Very good with dust wrapper.

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  • [GREEVES T.A. 1917-1997] GREEVES, Lydia [ text]
    T A GREEVES 1917- 1997 Architect, Artist, & Conservationist: A Memoir Co-ounder, Secretary & President of the Bedford Park Society

    London The Bedford Park Society and Eleanor Greeves 1999

    Limited to 500 copies. No 6. 16pp illustrated with b/w plates and drawings all by T A Greeves. Wrappers. Very good. From the collection of Gavin Stamp. Loosely inserted A.L.S. from Eleanor Greeves requesting that he unveil a plaque to Tom Affllick Greeves in September 1998. Also a second card addressed to Gavin, hand-written, thanking Gavin Stamp for his part in the book's production. T A Greeves, lived and then wrote a definitive history of Bedford Park's architecture and design as a pioneering garden suburb.

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  • Taliesin Drawings: Recent Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright selected from his drawings by [FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT] KAUFMANN, Edgar ... comment by
    [FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT] KAUFMANN, Edgar ... comment by
    Taliesin Drawings: Recent Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright selected from his drawings

    New York Wittenborn, Schultz Inc 1952

    Problems of Contemporary Art no 6 Long 4to. 64pp, 57 b/w illustrated with b/w plates, plans and line ills. Long 4to. Rubbed on spine and wrappers a bit dusty and chipped. Signed on the title page by the well known British Town Planner, Gerald Dix and purchased in Taliesin 1953 when he visited. (Problems of Contemporary Art, No. 6)

    Stock ID: 20263
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  • WARD Colin
    Talking Houses: ten lectures by Colin Ward

    London, Freedom Press. 1990

    142pp. Wrappers. vg. Includes type-written note from author to original owners. Gathers together lectures delivered primarily in the 1980s which serve as a continuation of his earlier books on the topic of housing and the possibilities of applying anarchist principles to the planning process. Loosely inserted obituary of Colin Ward and related press cuttings on his work and approach.

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  • Tamworth Castle: Its Foundation, Its History and Its Lords (from the Norman Conquest to the Present Day) by [TAMWORTH CASTLE] Norris, The Rev. Henry,
    [TAMWORTH CASTLE] Norris, The Rev. Henry,
    Tamworth Castle: Its Foundation, Its History and Its Lords (from the Norman Conquest to the Present Day)

    Tamworth: D Smith, 1899

    50pp, 5 full page illustrations plus illustrations in text. Red boards, gilt titling and decoration to front board, Red binding in very good condition. Front end paper slightly browned. Dedication copy to Edwin Truman Esquire (1818–1905) [?] from Henry Ferrers Ferrers with best of wishes. July 1900. Cloth very slightly lifted from a small area of the lower board.

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  • Temple Moore, an Architect of the Late Gothic Revival by BRANDWOOD, Geoffrey K.
    BRANDWOOD, Geoffrey K.
    Temple Moore, an Architect of the Late Gothic Revival

    Stamford Paul Watkins 1997

    ix, 310pp. 214 bw illustrations of photographic plates on non-numbered pages at the rear of the book. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt title on spine, very good dust wrapper. Essay on Gothic Revival architect Temple Moore, small section of biography, influences and responses with the focus of the book being on church architecture and fittings work with bw architectural plans in the text and lots of photographic reference.

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  • FARRELL, T.
    Terry Farrell: In The Context of London.

    Blueprint, 1987.

    Catalogue by Rowan Moore. Introduction by Deyan Sudjic. 4to. Wraps. Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name, held at the Royal Institute of British Architects Heinz Gallery between 14th May and 13th June, 1987. Loosely inserted exhibition card and news cutting from the Independent, article by Rowan Moore, 16th Sept 1992, on Farrel's MI6 building. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

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  • (TAC) HURST Sam T. (introduction)
    The Architects Collaborative Inc TAC 1945-1972 Fletcher, Jean B.; Norman C. Fletcher; Walter Gropius; John C. Harkness; Sarah P. Harkness; Robert S. McMillan; Louis A. MacMillan; Benjamin Thompson; Richard Brooker; Alex Cvijanovic; Herbert Gallagher; William J. Geddis; Roland Kluver; Peter W. Morton

    Barcelona Editorial Gustavo Gili, 1972

    336pp illustrated with 356 b/w plates and line ills. Long 4to. Very good copy with frayed at edges dust wrapper which has a few short closed tears. Useful for the projects undertaken by this firm founded by Walter Gropius and seven young architects in Cambridge Mass. in 1945. Although it closed in the 1980s this was a landmark firm because, as the name implies, work was undertaken in collaborative manner rather than being led by one designer. Text in Spanish and English.

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  • The Architectural Review. Congress Number. by (ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW)
    (ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW)
    The Architectural Review. Congress Number. In Connection with the Internatonal Congress of Architects in London, July 1906.

    London 1906

    159 + 32pp with c.200 b/w plates. 4to. Cloth spine, card-covered boards. A little rubbed, but generally good copy. Spine label missing. Includes papers by Edward S. Prior, J.A. Gotch, and Mervyn E. Macartney on Medieval and Renaissance architecture in England. Also contains the catalogue to the Royal Institute of British Architects Exhibition of British Architecture held in the Grafton Galleries 16-21 July 1906. Signature of Gerald Cobb on the free end paper. Striking bookplate of Frederick Sterner on front paste down.

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  • (ADOLF LOOS)
    The Architecture of Adolf Loos.

    The Arts Council, 1985.

    125pp, with b/w photographs and illus. throughout. 4to Very good copy. With an introduction by Kenneth Frampton and a foreword by Sir John Summerson. A catalogue of the Arts Council exhibition held in 1985 which focuses on 9 important projects both private and public, plus several pieces of Loo's writing including some never previously translated into English. With ex libris bookplate of GS on inside wrapper.

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  • (GAVIN STAMP) SMITHIES, Philip. Foreword by Gavin Stamp
    The Architecture of the Halifax Piece Hall 1775-1779

    Phillip Smithies 1988

    94pp, colour + b/w ills. Small 4to illustrated wrappers, perfect binding. Presentation copy, to Gavin Stamp from the author, pen inscription dated 24th October 1988. Loosely inserted a.l.s. from Philip Smithies to Gavin Stamp, thanking Gavin Stamp for writing the foreword. Also a typed letter to Gavin Stamp from Alan Machin, Marketing officer for Calderdale Inheritance, regarding the launch of the book.

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  • The Art of Building a Home: A Collection of Lectures and Illustrations by PARKER, Barry and UNWIN, Raymond.
    PARKER, Barry and UNWIN, Raymond.
    The Art of Building a Home: A Collection of Lectures and Illustrations

    London, Longmans, Green & Co. 1901

    2nd edition. vi+ 133pp plus 68 b/w plates. Gilt decorated green cloth, slightly worn along spine and fore edge, but generally vg. Some discolouration to end papers but internally bright and clean. A collection of eight lectures on building and aesthetics, the role of art in constructing a home, on furniture and on designing small houses and cottages. Lovely Arts and Crafts style book production. The book provides insights into both the external and interior designs of their projects including houses at New Earswick and Hampstead Garden Suburb. The two authors were half cousins and are acclaimed as both pioneers of the Garden City Movement and Town Planning in general.

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  • The Art of Masonry in Britain by DIACK, William.
    DIACK, William.
    The Art of Masonry in Britain

    London Offices of the Stone Trades Journal 1904

    x + 105pp illustrated with frontis photo of St Machar Cathedral, Aberdeen + 36 b/w line ills and text figures. Decorated cloth. 8vo. Cloth a little dusty and prelims slightly grubby else good copy. Describes the origin an development of stone masonry in Great Britain with specific chapters on Scotland.

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  • The Art of the Plasterer: An Account of the Decorative Development of the Craft, Chiefly in England from the XVIth to the XVIIIth Century by New edition BANKART, George P.
    New edition BANKART, George P.
    The Art of the Plasterer: An Account of the Decorative Development of the Craft, Chiefly in England from the XVIth to the XVIIIth Century with introduction by Jo Orton and Tim Ratcliffe

    [London, B.T. Batsford Ltd 1908] Donhead Publishing 2001

    [4] + 350pp with 472 illustrations in b/w. Black cloth. Explores the history of plasterwork and its techniques in detail, from the ancient to the modern periods. With chapters on the stucco of the classic period and of the Italian Renaissance and also on sgraffito, pargetting, Scottish, Irish and modern plasterwork. An important historical and artistic complement to Millar's more technical work on the same subject, this volume demonstrates the shifting aesthetic responses to plasterwork in the early twentieth century.

    Stock ID: 20640
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  • SWAN, Abraham.
    The British Architect

    New York Da Capo 1967

    viii, viii, 16 p. , 60 plates. Folio. Red cloth with gilt decorations. Unabridged republication of the 1758 edition published in London. Useful pattern book in facsimile. It stands alone but is also Volume 3 in the Da Capo Press Series in Architecture and Decorative Art.

    Stock ID: 20570
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  • Harris 862
    SWAN, Abraham
    The British Architect Or, The Builder's Treasury of Stair-Cases. [1745]

    London : Printed for and sold by the author near the George in Portland Street, Cavendish Square, by Mr Brotherton, over against the Royal Exchange, Mr Buckland at the Buck in Paster-noster Row; and H Piers and PArtner at the Bibble and Crown in High Holborn. 1758 [Third edition?]

    viii + 16pp, 60 plates. Folio Respined to make an attractive copy. Original binding laid down on boards, new end papers. Ex library with ancient class mark on verso of title page. Some worm holes throughout but below the plate line for all plates. Plates slightly browned. Signature of Thomas Swithin on title page. Alteration in manuscript on title page showing change of sellers...

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  • (THE THIRTIES SOCIETY) ASLET, Clive and POWERS, Alan.
    The British Telephone Box Take it as Red

    London The Thirties Society, London NW1

    24 + (10) single sided pp. b/w ills. 4to White comb type binding, illustrated wrappers. Typescript. This report comments on the history, design, conservation and social problems surrounding the telephone box. Loosely inserted 7pp listing request to English Heritage from the C20 Society, for the 12 remaining operable examples of the K8 or Mark 8 telephone kiosks, designed by Bruce Martin in the mid 1960s. This design was introduced in 1968. List four K8 kiosks in the Swindon area that were documented by the C20 Society, and gives site details for a further 8 kiosks.

    Stock ID: 20036
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  • [PORT SUNLIGHT] LEVER W. H.
    The Buildings erected at Port Sunlight and Thornton Hough A paper read by W H Lever at a meeting of the Architectural Association, London March 21st 1902

    Printed at Port Sunlight by Lever Brothers 1902

    Colour fold out map as frontispiece. 12 pages + 22 b/w plates showing house plans. Text pages include photolithographic images of the houses and cottages and their settings. 4to. Cloth backed boards with lettering on the upper board. A little dusty else good copy with a stunning map in colour. Previous owners name in ink on upper board. Work commenced in 1888. The name is derived from Lever Brothers' most popular brand of cleaning agent, Sunlight. The village was the physical product of Lever's co-ownership and co-operation philosophies. Hard to find.

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