Architecture

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  • HARWOOD, Elaine and Alan Powers. (editors)
    The Sixties Life: Style: Architecture.

    London Twentieth Century Architecture 2002

    144pp b/w ills with captions. 4to pictorial wrappers. vg. Issued by the 20th Century Society.

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  • SUTHERLAND, The Duke of.
    The Story of Stafford House

    London Geoffrey Bles 1935

    xii, 41p., 17 leaves of plates : ill. (one col.), portraits. Quarto, Cream vellum spine, gilt lettering, red cloth covered boards. Recalls the house in its heyday and provides some details of its architecture which involved Smirke, Benjamin Wyatt and Charles Barry. It was hailed as one of the finest palaces of London. The Crown lease of Stafford House was sold back to the Crown in 1912 by the 4th Duke of Sutherland when it still had about 28 years of the lease still to run. It subsequently became Lancaster House and the London Museum. It is now a government building used for grand receptions. From the library of Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

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  • [BRIDGE DESIGN] TUIT, J. E.
    The Tower Bridge

    London Office Of 'The Engineer', 1894

    Frontispiece +106pp with 6 folding plates at rear, 62 figures. Quarto. Green gilt lettered cloth. Decorated end papers. Slightly rubbed at head and base of spine else very good copy. Tower Bridge was the creation of architect Sir Horace Jones and civil engineer Sir John Wolfe Barry. It took eight years to complete and was officially opened on 30 June 1894 by the Prince and Princess of Wales This is a very useful technical account of the bridge construction by Tuit who was 'Engineer to Sir William Arrol and Co., one of the firms of Contractors for the bridge construction.

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  • AIRS, Malcolm. (ed)
    The Twentieth Century Great House

    Oxford University Department for Continuing Education 2002

    200pp, colour + b/w ills with captions. 4to perfect bound illustrated wrappers.

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  • CURL, James Stevens.
    The Victorian Celebration of Death

    Newton Abbot, Devon, Davis and Charles 1972

    Ist edition. xvi +222pp, with 65 b/w illustrations. Cloth vg in good d/w. Black edged black endpapers. An account of the Victorian funeral, which combines the 'romantic' trappings of mourning with an account of the practicalities of burial in expanding industrial towns. With a strong focus on the development of cemeteries, and a brief comparative chapter on practices in the US and elsewhere. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

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  • [LORIMER] HUSSEY, Christopher.
    The Works of Sir Robert Lorimer

    London Country Life Ltd. 1931

    111pp text + 267pp plates in b/w. 4to. Open weave cloth which is sl. worn at edge. Repaired at head and base of the spine to make a good copy. Exhaustive on this "Scottish" Lutyens. Important monograph covering his architectural work, furniture and designs for metalwork etc.

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  • The Wyatts: An Architectural Dynasty by (WYATTS) ROBINSON, John Martin.
    (WYATTS) ROBINSON, John Martin.
    The Wyatts: An Architectural Dynasty with a foreword by Woodrow Wyatt

    Oxford The University Press 1979

    287pp., illustrated in b&w and colour. Small 4to. Very good copy with dust wrapper. From the private library of Deis Gray with his attractive book plate on front paste down. A useful insight into the architectural family of the Wyatts with a gazetteer in the back and fold out family tree. It assesses the contribution that they made to the architectural heritage during the 150 year period in which they dominated the scene. Includes material on the best known of the family Jeffery Wyattvile as well as lesser known members such as Samuel, who made his reptuation in design of Model Farms, amongst other things and Lewis whose careers were in parallel with Lancelot…

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    Oxford The University Press 1979

    287pp., illustrated in b&w and colour. Small 4to. Very good copy with dust wrapper. From the private library of Deis Gray with his attractive book plate on front paste down. A useful insight into the architectural family of the Wyatts with a gazetteer in the back and fold out family tree. It assesses the contribution that they made to the architectural heritage during the 150 year period in which they dominated the scene. Includes material on the best known of the family Jeffery Wyattvile as well as lesser known members such as Samuel, who made his reptuation in design of Model Farms, amongst other things and Lewis whose careers were in parallel with Lancelot Brown, William Emes etc the key landscape architects of their day.

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    Stock ID: 20795
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  • [INDIA] GNGULY, D.C.
    Victoria Memorial Hall

    Calcutta General Printers & Publishers 1953

    164pp illustrated with b/w plates. Very good with good dust wrapper although these are slightly rubbed. Hard to find. The Victoria Memorial, Calcutta [Kolkata] was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and is now a museum run by of the Ministry of Culture. Designed by British Architect William Emerson who worked extensively in India. The building combines mogul and renaissance elements. This book includes ground plans and descriptions of the building as well as exhibits within. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20230
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  • STAMP, G. & AMERY, C.
    Victorian Buildings of London 1837-1887: An Illustrated Guide.

    London, Architectural Press 1980

    175pp illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and engravings. Small 4to boards with illustrated dustwrapper, a very good copy. An early collaborative venture between Gavin Stamp and Colin Amery which identified over one hundred of London's most significant Victorian buildings from St Pancreas Station and Hotel to the Infant Orphan's Asylum in Wanstead. This book provides an explanation in part for the huge collection of London related commentaries of the period that were illustrated with photographic plates and which Gavin Stamp had in his collection.

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  • MILLWARD, Michael. COE, Brian.
    Victorian Townscape The Work of Samuel Smith

    Woodstock, New York The Overlook Press 1974

    120pp, duotone plates with captions, decorated end papers. 4to cloth with illustrated dw. A very good copy. Study showing a series of photographs taken by Smith that document the changes in two Cambridgeshire towns, Wisbech and Leverington between 1852 and 1862. Loosely inserted private view card, for an exhibition of the Johnston family documentary photographs of Wick, Caithness. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

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  • ADAM, William.
    Vitruvius Scoticus: Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Public Buildings, Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Houses in Scotland by William Adam

    New York & Edinburgh AMS Press, and Paul Harris 1980

    no 366 of 400 copies printed. v + 35pp prelims, title page, 160 plates in facsimile. Folio. Facsimile reproduced from the copy in the University of Glasgow with an introduction by James Simpson. Geen cloth. Gilt titles. Slightly bumped on upper board corners else good copy.

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  • (ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING)
    W Curtis Green RA: Architect and Draughtsman 1875-1960

    London Green Lloyd and Adams for RIBA Heinz Gallery Exhibition. 1978

    62pp illus with b/w plates and line ills. Square 4to. Red wrappers. Spiral bound. Attractive catalogue illustrating the work of this exceptional architectural illustrator and architect.

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  • [LETHABY] BACKEMEYER, S. & GRONBERG, T. (eds)
    W. R. Lethaby 1857-1931, Architecture, Design and Education.

    Lund Humphries, 1984.

    127pp, 90 b/w illus. 4to. A companion volume to the exhibition at the Central School of Art and Design which Lethaby helped to found and became the first principal. The contributors examine his many roles and his influence in Britain and abroad.

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  • STEINER. Rudolf,
    Ways to a new style of architecture: five lectures by Rudolf Steiner given during the builidng of the first Goetheanum 1914

    London: Athroposophical Publishing Company 1927

    vii + 60pp + b/w full page illustrations. 4to. Cloth backed decorated boards. Bright copy. Small section of front end paper has been clipped out to remove previous owner's signature. The first Goetheaneum was made by a wide variety of crafts people, visual artists etc. and the focus of design debate. The six lectures here record the principles of Steiner design ideas. The first building constructed in wood burnt down and was replaced in concrete after 1922. With ex libris bookplates of Gavin Stamp.

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  • (BURGES William) CROOK J Mordaunt
    William Burges and the High Victorian Dream

    London [John Murray, London 1981] Frances Lincoln 2012

    Revised edition. 454 pages. illustrated with colour & b/w plates. 4to. Fine in Fine dustwrapper. "With its glorious illustrations, this is a very beautiful book and a compelling read. The first edition was good. This is better." [ John Martin Robinson - The Spectator].

    Stock ID: 20742
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  • THOMPSON Paul
    William Butterfield

    London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1971

    526pp illus with 25 colour and 392 b/w plates; previous owner's ex libris on fep, some scattered foxing. Dw in very good condition. Large 8vo. Exhaustive but readable study of Butterfield's life and career providing a comprehensive overview of his architectural projects, works in stained glass, furniture, wallpaper, metalwork and sculpture etc. First biography of this pioneer of High Victorian design who particularly pioneered the use of colour in architectural construction.

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  • [LENINGRAD] Art Editor V.M. Sokolov Photographs by A. Rakhmanovich
    Ленингра́д / LENINGRAD Архитектурно-планировочный обзор развития города./ Architectural and planning overview of the development of the city.

    Leningrad and Moscow Iskusstvo 1943

    403pp illustrated with b/w photographs. Text in Russian. Tipped in photograph of Lenin, plan of the city + 100s of b/w slightly grainy plates showing the city's buildings both historical and contemporary. Red decorated end papers, brown rexene, gilt lettered titles. Very good. Shows the main ceremonial and civic spaces in plan form alongside the illustrations. A superbly illustrated album on the history of the architecture of Leningrad. The book contains four essays, covering the stages of the city's development, plans and prospects for development. Text in Russian. With large bookplate of Gavin Stamp and written on edge Prague 1975.

    Stock ID: 20261
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