Architecture

  • The Architecture of George G. Pace by PACE, Peter.
    PACE, Peter.
    The Architecture of George G. Pace

    London: B T Batsford, 1990

    288 pages, 300 b&w and 14 colour photographs, 100 line drawings and plans plus bibliography and references. Boards in dust jacket, vg. A detailed account of the built and written works of the 20th-century architect, George G Pace. Many of Pace's ideas raise issues at the heart of today's debates about modern architecture and design, and this volume throws light on the fundamentals of church architecture and furnishings from new churches to conserving ancient cathedrals. Includes a useful gazetteer of projects. The author, Peter Pace, is George Pace's son, and is himself an architect specialising in the conservation of churches and other ancient buildings

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  • BRANDWOOD, Geoff.
    The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin

    London English Heritage 2012

    282pp illustrated with colour and b/w photographs by Mark Watson. Contributions to the text by Tim Austin, John Hughes, James Price. Important study of this Lancaster based practice with details on how the firm developed in the second half of the 19th century and onwards into the early 20th century. Bookplate of David Hinge.

    Stock ID: 21672
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  • The Art of Garnishing Churches at Christmas and Other Times by GELDART, Ernest
    GELDART, Ernest
    The Art of Garnishing Churches at Christmas and Other Times A Manual of Directions

    London Cox Sons, Buckley & Co. 1882

    70pp. 25 plates. Plus a 15-page appendix of a few materials which could be obtained from Cox and Sons etc. The Strand which is essentially a trade catalogue section. Royal 8vo. Red decorated cloth. A little shaky on spine and binding a little dusty. End papers are adverts.

    Stock ID: 22298
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  • The Castles on the Ground by RICHARDS J.M.
    RICHARDS J.M.
    The Castles on the Ground

    London Architectural Press 1946 Ist edition

    86pp illustrated with a series of original lithographs by John Piper and in a dust wrapper designed by Piper. Good in sl. frayed but generally very good dw. A wonderful book about the suburbs with great Piper images.

    Stock ID: 22728
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  • CULLEN Gordon
    The Concise Townscape

    The Architectural Press 1971 Ist paperback edition with new material. Revised edition 1985

    Reprint. 200pp illustrated with b/w line ills and photographs. First published as a book in 1961 which in turn embraced articles first developed for Architectural Review. This is a key reference for those interested in visual coherence in towns.

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  • MUSSON, Jeremy.
    The Country Houses of Vanbrugh : From the Archives in Country Life

    London Aurum Press 2005

    192 with 200 high quality duotone photographs 4to. Cloth vg indeed in similar d/w. Illustrated with images from Country Life's huge collection of glass plate negatives and more recent colour images. Ex libris David Gerald Francis Hinge.

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  • [DUKERIES] WHITE, Robert.
    The Dukery Records being notes and memoranda illustrative of Nottinghamshire's Ancient History,

    Worksop Pirvately printed 1904

    452pp illustrated. 4to. Brown cloth, gilt titles on upper board. Spine slightly faded and with some water marks. Bookplate of Josceline Grove, along with his description of the book on front paste down. Internally very good. With crisp illustrations. Notes on the Barony of Grove, Nottinghamshire and a letter about the cost of the book loosely slipped into the pages. Robert White ( born 1820 ) of Worksop was a renowned author and biographer famous for his directories and histories of Nottinghamshire. This publication is a valuable compendium of ancient topographical information on Nottinghamshire which was much altered by the spread of industrialisation and the impact of the motorcar.

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  • From the collection of Robert Matthew [BUCKMINSTER FULLER] MARKS, Robert W
    The Dymaxion World of Bukminster Fuller

    South Illinois University Press 1960

    232pp illustrated with b/w plates and line illustrations. Small 4to. Decorated end papers. With two loosely inserted headed pieces of writing paper from Robert Matthew 31 Regent Terrace Edinburgh which are covered in sketches relating to geodesic dome designs in black pen. Also loosely inserted is a press cutting on Buckminster Fuller from Building Design 2005. From the library of Robert Matthew. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion structures, are those that yield the greatest possible efficiency in terms of available technology. His inventions included a Dymaxion car, Geodesic Domes, and dwellings. Useful review and critique of his philosophies and works.

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  • GODFREY Walter H.
    The English Almshouse with some account of its predecessor the Medieval Hospital

    Faber and Faber Limited 1955

    95pp illustrated with line ills and text figures + 60 b/w photographic plates. Small 4to. Good in slighly worn dw. Detailed review of the form of almshouses and the development of their plan in the context of their social function

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  • SHUFFREY L A
    The English Fireplace

    Batsford, London, 1912.

    234 pp. 130 collotype plates by W Galsworthy Davie, and many illustrations in the text. Blue blind embossed buckram boards. Only edition. A little faded on the spine.

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  • The English School: Its Architecture and Organisation by SEABORNE, Malcolm.
    SEABORNE, Malcolm.
    The English School: Its Architecture and Organisation

    London, Routledge and K. Paul 1370-1870

    1370-1870 xvii pp + 317 pp with 41 text ills. + 235 black/white plates, index ; Very good with dust wrapper. Comprehensive account of school architecture which is regarded as a major contribution to the architectural history of school buildings within the context of educational practices from the 14th century to the last quarter of the 19th century

    Stock ID: 21961
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  • MUTHESIUS Stefan
    The English Terraced House

    Yale University Press 1982

    x + 278pp illustrated with 13 colour and over 200 b/w photo ills. 4to. Vg with very good dust wrapper. Expertly constructed study of the most common form of the English House (includes Wales). A key text on all kinds of terraced housing. Loosely inserted journal clippings. Armourial bookplate on front pastedown.

    Stock ID: 22243
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  • The Georgian Buildings of Bristol by ISON Walter
    ISON Walter
    The Georgian Buildings of Bristol

    Faber and Faber (1952) Bath Kingsmead Press reprint 1978

    228pp, 64 illustrations produced form photographs and 24 line ills.Fine in dust wrapper. Attractive reprint of a book generally hard to find.

    Stock ID: 2416
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  • O.M.A. KOOLHASS Rem
    The Gulf

    ‎ Lars Müller Publishers 2006

    25pp An accordian-style foldout booklet accompanying OMA AMO's exhibition on the Gulf at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale, investigating the feverish production of urban substance on sites where nomads roamed unmolested only half a century ago. Explores the potential to plan the coastline development.

    Stock ID: 22579
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  • The Heroic Period of Modern Architecture by (SMITHSON) Smithson Alison & Peter
    (SMITHSON) Smithson Alison & Peter
    The Heroic Period of Modern Architecture

    London Thames and Hudson 1981

    80pp. Illustrated with 8pp colour plates and the rest in black and white. Laminated wrappers 4to. Based on the magazine Architectural Design 1965. Cover design shows Le Corbusier and Mies van de Rohe in conversation. In 1965 a special issue of AD was produced on the influences post 1910 on the modern movement and the Smithsons assembled documents to reflect the architectural dynamism of the period. This is effectively a reprint of the issue of the Journal.

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  • The History and Antiquities of the Parochial Church of St Saviour Southwark by Two volumes bound together MOSS, W. G. and NIGHTINGDALE, Joseph,
    Two volumes bound together MOSS, W. G. and NIGHTINGDALE, Joseph,
    The History and Antiquities of the Parochial Church of St Saviour Southwark illustrated by a series of engravings, of exterior and interior views, ground plan, and details of that edifice, from drawings, by W. G. Moss. The historical, biographical, and descriptive delineations, by the Rev. J. Nightingale.

    London, Published by the proprietor W. G. Moss, and sold by Sherwood and Co., Hill, and Cox, 1818

    viii, 94, [2] p., 17 leaves of plates (some double) : ill., plan. 4to Bound with TAYLOR, W. Annals of St Mary Overy an Historical and Descriptive Account of St Saviour's Church and Parish with numerous illustrations, London Published for the Author by Messrs Nichols and Son 1833 vipp prelims including list of plates and subscribers list + 143 + [1]pp. Quarter morocco and red cloth. Gilt titles on spine. Rubber at spine. The Moss publication has scattered foxing and some age toning particularly to the plates. The later edition is very bright .

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  • The House with a Future: The Extendable House. by PREFABRICATED HOMES W.J. SIMMS, SONS & COOKE LIMITED
    PREFABRICATED HOMES W.J. SIMMS, SONS & COOKE LIMITED
    The House with a Future: The Extendable House.

    Nottingham, Published by the firm nd c1955-1960

    16pp illustrated with b/w plates and 1 page with colour images of interior arrangements with contemporary furnishings. Futuristic paper wrappers illustrating the proposed house. Long standing house building from the inter war years, the with associated Companies, was voluntarily wound up in 2007. The company is best known for its suburban house designs. This late 1950s design idea is a fascinating one. The houses could be formed from plywood framed panels with a selection of forms put together to form houses of various shapes and layouts which are shown in one of the diagrams. Crossed on on page 15 is a note saying the houses could be seen at the Company's Lenton…

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    Nottingham, Published by the firm nd c1955-1960

    16pp illustrated with b/w plates and 1 page with colour images of interior arrangements with contemporary furnishings. Futuristic paper wrappers illustrating the proposed house. Long standing house building from the inter war years, the with associated Companies, was voluntarily wound up in 2007. The company is best known for its suburban house designs. This late 1950s design idea is a fascinating one. The houses could be formed from plywood framed panels with a selection of forms put together to form houses of various shapes and layouts which are shown in one of the diagrams. Crossed on on page 15 is a note saying the houses could be seen at the Company's Lenton Works Nottingham.

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    Stock ID: 20860
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  • (LCC) STEWART C J (Clerk to the Council)
    The Housing Question in London 1855-1900 Being an account of the housing work done by the Metropolitan Board of Works and the London County Council between the Years 1855 and 1900 with a summary of the Acts of Parliament under which they have worked

    London LCC 1900

    xvi + 381pp illustrated with b/w plates and fold out plans. Original lettered cloth. Ex library with stamps to prelims. Cloth rather worn. Scarce. Explores the role of London's government from the Metropolitan Board of Works to the London County Council and Metropolitan Borough councils; legislation and slum clearance. Documents the rise of the housing architect; from model dwellings to bespoke design and a new aesthetic for social housing.

    Stock ID: 21255
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  • (VANBRUGH) WHISTLER Laurence
    The Imagination of Vanbrugh and his fellow artists

    London Art & Technics Limited 1954

    xv,269[1]pp illustrated with 140 bw plates including one by Rex Whistler. Royal 8vo. Gilt decorated cloth designed by the author. With very good dust wrappe. First edition of this major study of Vanbrugh and his contemporaries including Hawksmoor, Talman, Wren, Gibbs and Morris. Also investigates the landscape and assesses the relative role of Vanbrugh and professional designers such as Bridgeman. Readable and scholarly study.

    Stock ID: 22364
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  • [BANKS, Langley et al] GALPIN, Joseph
    The joiner's instructor: staircasing & handrailing upon entirely new principles; in two volumes / revised, corrected and enlarged by Joseph Galpin; assisted by many of the most experienced men in the trade.

    1856-1857

    2 uniform volumes. Cover design "Banks on Staircasing". Blind stamped cloth. 3rd edition. 1856-1857 Originally produced [ in parts ] by Langley Banks, a specialist in staircase carpentry; Banks' own designs account for the first 27 of these plates and are signed; the remainder of the plates are by five other specialists (Mr Clarke, Mr Foster, Mr Galpin, Mr Weston). Vol1 Frontis showing Crystal Palace Staircase, title page,[4] 12pp + 24 plates with facing explanatory texts. Vo. 2 plates 25-53 with facing texts + [4]pp note at end on Mr Weston's handrailing system + 3 fold out plates of newel posts and hand railing examples, these last plates badly foxed. Hard to find set.

    Stock ID: 22302
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