Recent Acquisitions

  • Photographs by Cartier Bresson by  [CARTIER BRESSON] KIRSTEIN Lincoln  and NEWELL Beaumont (foreward)
    [CARTIER BRESSON] KIRSTEIN Lincoln and NEWELL Beaumont (foreward)
    Photographs by Cartier Bresson

    London Jonathan Cape 1964

    Frontis [14]pp introduction 47 b/w plates. Small 4to. Very good in dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 18919
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  • YORKE F.R. S.
    The Modern House

    The Architectural Press 1934

    Ist edition. 200pp illus with b/w plates incl. plans and elevations. Sm. 4to. Open weave cloth. Sl. rubbed on spine & cloth a little soiled else good copy. In worn partial dust wrapper. Review of British and Foreign modern movement houses. Architects given. Historically fascinating for the examples selected as well as providing an invaluable gazetteer of houses built in the inter war period.

    Stock ID: 18923
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  • Möbelbau by  DIECKMANN Erich
    DIECKMANN Erich
    Möbelbau in Holz, Rohr und Stahl (Furniture Construction in Wood, Pipe and Steel)

    Stuttgart Julius Hoffman Verlag 1931

    90 (+4)pp b/w illustrations. 4to paper wrappers with illustrated dust jacket. Chipped at the head and base of the spine + worn at the edges. 11th book in the 'Die Baubücher' (the Builder) series. Brilliantly illustrated account of Dieckmann's work. shows b/w photographic plates + technical flats of chairs, wardrobes, cabinets etc. Dieckmann served a carpentry apprenticeship at the Bauhaus, Weimar, from 1921-1925, at the time of this book's publication (1931) he was head of the carpentry workshop at the Kunstgewerbeschule Burg Giebichenstein in Halle.

    Stock ID: 18946
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  • Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret ; the Complete Architectural Works -  8 Volumes : Volume I 1910 - 1929 Vol II 1929 - 1934 Vol III 1934 - 1938 Vol IV 1938 - 1946 Vol V 1946 - 1952 Vol VI 1952 - 1957 Vol VII 1957 - 1965 Vol VIII 1965-1969 [Last Works] by  [LE CORBUSIER] BOESIGER Willy (editor)
    [LE CORBUSIER] BOESIGER Willy (editor)
    Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret ; the Complete Architectural Works - 8 Volumes : Volume I 1910 - 1929 Vol II 1929 - 1934 Vol III 1934 - 1938 Vol IV 1938 - 1946 Vol V 1946 - 1952 Vol VI 1952 - 1957 Vol VII 1957 - 1965 Vol VIII 1965-1969 [Last Works]

    Zurich Les Editions d'Architecture Artemis 1964 - 1986

    A very good set of of collected edition of Le Corbusier's Complete Works, all with their attractive uniform dust wrappers as issued in the slipcase. Published initially between 1929 and 1970, in close collaboration with Le Corbusier himself, and frequently reprinted ever since, the eight volumes comprise an exhaustive and singular survey of his work. This edition has really not been out of the box. Texts in French, German and English.

    Stock ID: 18950
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  • Balinese Architecture - towards an encyclopaedia by Signed copy WIJAYA Made
    Signed copy WIJAYA Made
    Balinese Architecture - towards an encyclopaedia

    Batu Jimbar, Sanur 1984

    Limited edition no38A of 50. Signed by the author and dedicated to Winston Barnett Architect. Photocopied book of images and text. A visual study of Balinese architecture: its origins, elements, variations, and vagaries. Made Mijaya, Australian by birth died this year. A student of architecture, he first of all intended the visit as a short break from his studies, but his fascination with Bali's rich culture and tradition led him to move in with a Brahman family in Kepaon. After various jobs working as a tourist guide and photo-journalist, he began contributing to guide books before being asked to design the gardens of the Bali Oberoi hotel and many others besides he bacame an authority on tropical gardens.

    Stock ID: 18750
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  • The Severn Bridge: The story of its History and Construction by  (SEVERN BRIDGE)
    (SEVERN BRIDGE)
    The Severn Bridge: The story of its History and Construction

    London for Ministry of Transport and the Welsh Office by Gloucestershire County Council 1966

    2nd edition 70pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills and some duotone maps showing routes in red. Long 8vo. Colour photograph on upper wrapper. Superb documentary photographs showing the construction process of this bridge - pioneering in the design of the decking and processes adopted in construction. Ownership ticket tipped in. From the library of William D Jenkins.

    Stock ID: 18789
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  • [POP UP NEW YORK]
    Time:"Harvard 350 and Going Strong" issue

    New York Time Life September 8 1986

    84pp Issue of Time Magazine. Centrefold pop up of New York advertising Transamerica Insurance Company. 4to. Very good indeed.

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  • BILLCLIFFE, Roger.
    Mackintosh Furniture

    Lutterwoth Press 1984

    223pp. Black and white photographs on most pages. Large 8vo. Cloth binding. Dust wrapper and book in very good condition. Well illustrated survey of Mackintosh furniture.

    Stock ID: 18796
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  • BERTHOUD, Roger
    The Life of Henry Moore

    London Faber and Faber 1987

    465pp. Contains small collections of 191 black and white images. 8vo. Cloth binding and dw. Book block edges a little browned else in very good condition. Dust wrapper a little worn at the edges. Comprehensive biography of Moore.

    Stock ID: 18797
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  • MACKINNON, John and Kathy. CHILD, Graham. THORSELL, Jim. (complied by)
    Managing Protected Areas in the Tropics

    Gland, Switzerland IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 1986

    295pp. . Contains many black and white images and drawings. 8vo. Wrapper and contents in very good condition. Essentially a study of methods of protection and administration of legislation for the natural environment.

    Stock ID: 18798
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  • KORZENIK, Diana
    Drawn to Art: A Nineteenth-Century American Dream

    University Press of New England 1985

    279pp. 8vo. Cloth binding with dw. Contains a few black and white drawings and photographs. Both dust wrapper and a contents in very good condition. Fascinating study of the experiences of a single New Hampshire family 's involvement in art education which is used to reconstruct what had happened in art education at the time.

    Stock ID: 18799
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  • MAILLET, Arnaud
    The Claude Glass: Use and Meaning of the Black Mirror in Western Art

    Zone Books 2004

    300pp. 8vo. Cloth binding with dw. Contains a few black and white photographs. Both dust wrapper and book in fine condition. Full length study of this forgotten piece of equipment used extensively in 18th century painting.

    Stock ID: 18800
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  • MORRIS, William.
    Architecture, Industry and Wealth

    London Longmans, Green and Co. 1902

    269pp. New Edition. Original cloth. Cloth, replacement paper spine label. Spine slightly sunned. Sympathetic repair to spine joint where it has been split. Collected papers by William Morris aspects of design, art and ocialism and the principles of conservation. Mainly given in the 1880's. There is a Kelmscott Press edition of these essays but this is the commercial edition.

    Stock ID: 18803
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  • Isokon for Ease For Ever by  (ISOKON) GRIEVE Alastair
    (ISOKON) GRIEVE Alastair
    Isokon for Ease For Ever

    London Isokon Plus 2004

    48pp, illustrated with b/w plates colour plates and line ills. Small 4to. White decorated wrappers. Very good. Produced to coincide with the opening of the exhibition" Past Forward: The History of Iskon Furniture"

    Stock ID: 18914
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  • The City and Country Builder's and Workman's Treasury of Designs : Or the Art of Drawing and Working : The Ornamental Parts of Architecture by  LANGLEY Batty
    LANGLEY Batty
    The City and Country Builder's and Workman's Treasury of Designs : Or the Art of Drawing and Working : The Ornamental Parts of Architecture illustrated by upwards of four hundred grand designs neatly engraved on one hundred and eight six copper plates.... with an appendix of fourteen plates of trusses for girders.....

    London Printed for S Harding 1777

    Title page, 2-24 pages, introduction and description of plates, illustrated with 200 plates numbered 1-186 and 1-14 complete. Quarto. New front and rear end papers and rear paste down. Rebound, half calf with gilt lettering. and blank raised bands. Harris, collation as no 450. Very bright plates throughout. Ownership signature of Joseph Kedley, Westmoreland Street Newcastle on front paste down which has been preserved. Key source book for details of joinery, carpentry and all kinds of construction detail. Introduction includes material form Palladio on the classical aspects of architectural design. Langleys' books have been criticised for being unoriginal (Harris) but they were undoubtedly popular with builders, artisans and craftsmen throughout the years of publication. The book was first published in 1740 with plates dated 1738 and 1739. The plates of roofs were added in 1745.

    Stock ID: 18912
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  • Cedric Price Opera by  [PIRCE] HARDINGHAM Samantha (editor)
    [PIRCE] HARDINGHAM Samantha (editor)
    Cedric Price Opera

    London Wiley-Academy 2003

    127pp illustrated with line ills. A sequel to the reprinted Cedric Price the Square Book. This book presents a carefully edited selection of chiefly unpublished work carried out by the office between 1985 and 2002. Quarto. This copy carefully preserved behind well applied sticky backed plastic.

    Stock ID: 18909
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  • Ant Farm 1968 - 1978: Timeline by Ant Farm by  LEWALLEN Constance M and AND SEID Steve,
    LEWALLEN Constance M and AND SEID Steve,
    Ant Farm 1968 - 1978: Timeline by Ant Farm

    Berkeley University of California 2004

    First printing. 188pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Ant Farm pushed the boundaries of architecture through collective projects embracing radical ideas of the 1960s which used video, built works, museum exhibitions etc. This study documents the personalities and projects of the collective. 4to. Preserved in well applied sticky backed plastic.

    Stock ID: 18908
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  • TARN J N
    Working-class Housing in the 19th century Britain

    Lund Humphries for the Architectural Association 1971

    AA paper Number 7.105pp illus with b/w plates. 4to. Wraps. Very good indeed. Very useful study of perceptions of working class housing in the 19th century as a social problem and the steps by which it became a matter of social concern. The paper looks how a range of solutions grew out of the perception of the problems - model housing schemes, model settlements, public housing etc.

    Stock ID: 18907
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  • VANTONA TEXTILES LTD
    Rooms for Improvement

    Manchester Vantona Textiles Ltd, Vantona House, 107 Portland St., Manchester nd. c 1950

    28pp colour illustrations. Long 8vo, decorated paper wraps, very good. Attractive trade catalogue, produced by this well known firm, that specialises in bed linens, soft furnishings etc. This booklet is particularly useful for the period room layouts it illustrates using its fabrics. The firm continues to operate today.

    Stock ID: 18899
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  • DALY, Cesar & DAVIOUD, Gabriel.
    Les Théatres de la Place du Chatelet Théatre du Chatelet - Theatre - Lyrique

    Paris Librairie Généerale de L'Architecture et des Travaux Publics Ducher et Cie. nd c1866

    [4] + 42pp text by Daly, [2]pp 64 lithographic plates. Folio. Green morocco spine gilt lettered, marbled boards and end papers. Worn at edges and head and base of spine. Foxing to some plates. Plates on stubs. The designs of each theatre are documented and illustrate part of Haussmann's reconstruction of Paris. Scarce book. Davioud was architect (1862) for the Théatre du Chatelet. The Théâtre-Lyrique (now the Théâtre de la Ville) was designed by the architects Jacques-Ignace Hittorff and Alphonse Cusin and the theatres faced each other across La Place du Chatelet. The text describes the construction history of these building and is supported by superb plates which detail the layout of the auditoria etc.

    Stock ID: 18895
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