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  • Mexico (Special Issue) by (ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN) PIGEON Monica (Editor)
    (ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN) PIGEON Monica (Editor)
    Mexico (Special Issue) September 1963, Vol 33

    Standard Catalogue Limited 1963

    pp401-448 + 100s of period ads. 4 to. Decorated wrappers. Very good copy. Special issue of Architectural Design dedicated to Mexico. Information supplied by Jorge Gleason. Illustrated with many b/w plates and line ills. Includes lead article by Carlos Mijares on Mexican contemporary architecture + case studies relating to urban renewal, office and welfare buildings.

    Stock ID: 20948
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  • Durham Cathedral by (ROWNTREE KENNETH)
    (ROWNTREE KENNETH)
    Durham Cathedral

    1976

    Coloured screenprint. Signed and dated "76" and number 6/75. 483x 488. Printed by the artist and Audrey Dalby as the Design School, Department of Fine Art, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and published by the artist in an edition of 75. Framed. Fabulous image. The print was made after specially prepared photographs of the similarly entitled construction made in 1974 ('West Front, Durham' 1974, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne). Copy in the Tate collection [P02836] and the Tate catalogue provides a long explanation of the print making process which Rowntree said was "quite unlilke" other prints he had made exploring the relationship between lettering and piantwork. Framed See: www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999961&workid=13002&searchid=12256&tabview=text.

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  • Graphic Works from the Bauhaus by WINGLER, Hans M.
    WINGLER, Hans M.
    Graphic Works from the Bauhaus

    London Lund Humphries 1969

    168pp with 73 b/w + 11 colour plates. Small 4to red cloth boards with illustrated slightly worn, price clipped dust wrapper. The five portfolios originally issued under the series title Neue Europäische Graphik are reproduced here together with notes. The book also provides useful profiles of the artists. Among those represented are Chagall, Chirico, Feininger, Kandinksy Schwitters and many more.

    Stock ID: 19142
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  • Beach Huts at Ste Adresse by ORIGINAL ART WORK DEMARCO, Richard
    ORIGINAL ART WORK DEMARCO, Richard
    Beach Huts at Ste Adresse

    Edinburgh 1963

    Pen and Ink Drawing. In black frame, mounted behind glass. With stamp of Foulis Gallery on verso and hand written picture title. Paper a little aged. New mount and frame preserving original label. Richard Demarco is an artist, writer, producer and director of programmes and projects of theatre and visual art. Born in Scotland in 1930 with ancestors from Ireland, France and Italy, he initiated and activated new, forward-looking collaborations across Europe in the legacy of WWII, and since the 1950s has practised as a leading European advocate for contemporary art. He was a co-founder of the Edinburgh based Traverse Theatre in 1963 and in 1966 founded his own gallery in the city. [Closed 1992]

    Stock ID: 20904
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  • Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons by NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger.
    NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger.
    Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons

    Settle privately published 2QT 2020

    275pp, 295 illustrations in colour. Decorated wrappers featuring Lethaby's Herefordshire masterpiece, All Saints, Brockhampton. Square 4to. 210 x 210mm The Arts and Crafts Movement is less well known for its public buildings than domestic projects. Many of the leading personalities were commissioned to design or decorate churches, and these too were highly influential on subsequent architectural developments. Their patrons played a key role in bringing these revolutionary buildings into being. The book examines the churches as a group, the influences of designers on each other, and assess their impact on design in the the 20th century and after.

    Stock ID: 20927
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  • Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons by NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger.
    NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger.
    Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons

    Settle privately published 2QT 2020

    275pp, 295 illustrations in colour. Decorated wrappers featuring Lethaby's Herefordshire masterpiece, All Saints, Brockhampton. Square 4to. 210 x 210mm The Arts and Crafts Movement is less well known for its public buildings than domestic projects. Many of the leading personalities were commissioned to design or decorate churches, and these too were highly influential on subsequent architectural developments. Their patrons played a key role in bringing these revolutionary buildings into being. The book examines the churches as a group, the influences of designers on each other, and assess their impact on design in the the 20th century and after.

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  • (TROUP) JACKSON Neil
    F W Troup 1859-1941

    London The Building Centre Trust 1985

    116 + (2)pp text + 57 b/w plates. Bound into a cloth case with new end papers. Original wrappers preserved. Very good. Essentially unread. Useful book on this little known and modest Scottish architect contemporary with Lethaby and Schultz.

    Stock ID: 20924
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  • Casabella 373 by [COOK Peter & Archigram]
    [COOK Peter & Archigram]
    Casabella 373 revista di urbanistica architettura e disegno industriale

    Milano January 1973

    Text in Italian and English 55pp including period ads, colour illustrations and b/w photographs. Cover design by Peter Cook "The Secret Garden." Article by him on Archigram Crater City entitled "Peter Cook in Wonderland Fancies and Drawings" [10pp illustrated] - Other contributors include Mario Scheichenbauer on new designs for a Town Car, Dressing Design notes by Archizoom Association, Industrial Design by Daniel Puppa. Good issue for Archigram and Archizoom Association devotees. Tear out subscription card removed from this issue and spine a little worn else very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20919
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  • El Lissitzky 1890-1941 by (LISSITZKY) ELLIOT David [introduction]
    (LISSITZKY) ELLIOT David [introduction]
    El Lissitzky 1890-1941

    Oxford Museum of Modern Art 1977

    42pp illus with b/w and monotone illustrations. Wraps. Very good indeed. Includes statements on art and design by Lissitzky. Nice item. Edition limited to 1000.

    Stock ID: 8410
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  • George Townsend Andrews of York: 'The Railway Architect' by (ANDREWS) FAWCETT Bill
    (ANDREWS) FAWCETT Bill
    George Townsend Andrews of York: 'The Railway Architect'

    Yorkshire Architectural & York Archaeological Society, with the North Eastern Railway Association 2011

    256pp with 100s colour and b/w illustrations throughout. 4to in laminated boards, fine condition. New copy. Survey of Townsend's career, which spanned the transition from the Georgian world to the Victorian industrial age. Best known for his railway buildings, Townsend also designed churches, banks, hotels, a hospital, schools and a college, including many in York and Yorkshire. This new volume provides a wealth of illustrations, plans and architectural drawings.

    Stock ID: 20918
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  • [BATSFORD] WARLAND Edmund George (introduction by WEEKS Christopher)
    Modern Practical Masonry A Comprehensive Treatise on the Practice of the Various Branches of the Craft: General, Monumental, Marble and Granite: For the use of Craftsmen, Students, Teachers, Builders, & Architects.

    London, B.T. Batsford 1929

    First Edition. xvi + 284pp with over 600 illustrations, 18 plates and 59 photographs. 4to. Cloth covered boards with embossed title on front and spine. Spine partially split and boards a little dusty. Internally vg indeed. One of the classic works in its field, Warland's book remains an essential reference for stone masons and conservation practitioners working with historic buildings. It provides a clear and simple guide to the subject, based on meticulous and beautiful drawings. Organised in three sections, it includes chapters on construction details; methods of working particular structural shapes; basic and advanced geometry and setting out. This first edition also includes forms and tables omitted from later editions to be used as…

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    London, B.T. Batsford 1929

    First Edition. xvi + 284pp with over 600 illustrations, 18 plates and 59 photographs. 4to. Cloth covered boards with embossed title on front and spine. Spine partially split and boards a little dusty. Internally vg indeed. One of the classic works in its field, Warland's book remains an essential reference for stone masons and conservation practitioners working with historic buildings. It provides a clear and simple guide to the subject, based on meticulous and beautiful drawings. Organised in three sections, it includes chapters on construction details; methods of working particular structural shapes; basic and advanced geometry and setting out. This first edition also includes forms and tables omitted from later editions to be used as templates for costing and estimating work. These are as relevant today as they were in the 1920s.

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    Stock ID: 19262
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  • Velimir Neidhardt: Urban Architecture by Signed dedication copy to Nigel Whiteley [NEIDHARDT]
    Signed dedication copy to Nigel Whiteley [NEIDHARDT]
    Velimir Neidhardt: Urban Architecture

    Zagreb Meander 2001

    139 + [4]]pp 4to. Fine copy in dust wrapper. Dedication copy from Neidhart to Nigel Whiteley. Text in English and Croatian. Neidhardt established his own architectural design firm, NEIDHARDT arhitekti d.o.o. Zagreb, and since 1996 has both practised and taught architecture .. Key projects are all in Croatia including major University buildings at Zagreb as well as commercial projects.

    Stock ID: 18405
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  • American Realists and Magic Realists by [MOMA] MILLER Dorothy C and BARR Alfred H., and introduction by KIRSTEIN Lincoln,
    [MOMA] MILLER Dorothy C and BARR Alfred H., and introduction by KIRSTEIN Lincoln,
    American Realists and Magic Realists

    New York MOMA 1943

    67pp illustrated with 61 b/w plates. Decorated boards. Split along part of spine, slightly chipped and with shelf wear on lower edge else good copy with striking design on covers. Large exhibition of 43 painters and artists as the second exhibition by the museum to provide a survey of Contemporary American Art trends. 265 items listed. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 18382
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  • The Turner Prize Song Art or Arse? You be the judge by THE STUCKISTS - CHILDISH. Billy, Words and Music by.
    THE STUCKISTS - CHILDISH. Billy, Words and Music by.
    The Turner Prize Song Art or Arse? You be the judge

    Promoted by Joe Crompton 2000

    Limited edition CD. Includes the title song, The Turner Prize Song Art or Arse? - You Be the Judge with Tracey Emin's voice at the beginning, and another song, Anachronism in the UK, both written and sung by Billy Childish with Wolf Howard, plus The Turner Prize Manifesto, read by Charles Thomson. In original plastic box with cover picture of "The Tat Gallery". Produced in 2000 in association with a rival exhibition, The Real Turner Prize Show, which denounced the Turner prize, one of the most prestigious in the world, as "an ongoing national joke". The serious point of the Stuckists was that the traditional skills of painting and sculpture were rubbished by what…

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    Promoted by Joe Crompton 2000

    Limited edition CD. Includes the title song, The Turner Prize Song Art or Arse? - You Be the Judge with Tracey Emin's voice at the beginning, and another song, Anachronism in the UK, both written and sung by Billy Childish with Wolf Howard, plus The Turner Prize Manifesto, read by Charles Thomson. In original plastic box with cover picture of "The Tat Gallery". Produced in 2000 in association with a rival exhibition, The Real Turner Prize Show, which denounced the Turner prize, one of the most prestigious in the world, as "an ongoing national joke". The serious point of the Stuckists was that the traditional skills of painting and sculpture were rubbished by what they called "the Serota brigade" after Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate.

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    Stock ID: 18239
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  • A Practical Manual of House Painting Graining, Marbling and Sign Writing by DAVIDSON Ellis A
    DAVIDSON Ellis A
    A Practical Manual of House Painting Graining, Marbling and Sign Writing

    London Crosby Lockwood and Son. 1922

    11th impression xxi+(1)+394pp, 44pp adverts. 9 colour plates, numerous text ills. The colour plates show wood and marble effects created by graining and marbling. 8vo. Green decorated cloth. Very good copy. A very useful text on paint techniques which deals exhaustively with every aspect including graining, marbling and decorative panels together with setting out lettering for sign writing..

    Stock ID: 20914
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  • Commercial Paints and Painting by JENNINGS, A. Seymour
    JENNINGS, A. Seymour
    Commercial Paints and Painting

    London Constable and Company - Westminster Series - 1914

    224pp illustrated with 47 plates mostly in the text + c8pp catalogue at end of book of other publications in the Westminster series. New end papers. Green cloth, gilt lettered on spine and upper board.

    Stock ID: 20913
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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.

    Stock ID: 20912
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  • The Critical Writings of Adrian Stokes by [STOKES]
    [STOKES]
    The Critical Writings of Adrian Stokes in three volumes

    London Thames and Hudson

    335pp. 320pp. & 388pp. each with 2 sections of b/w photos, printed on glossy art paper Vol 1. Pisanello, The Quattro Cento, Stones of Rimini, Reviews of Modern Art. Vol 2. Colour and Form, Venice, Inside Out, Art & Science, Smooth & Rough, Cezanne, Raphael, Monet. Vol.3. Michaelangelo, Greek Culture and the ego, Three Essays on the Painting of our time, Coldstream and the sitter, The impact of Architecture, Painting in the inner world, The invitation in art, Reflections on the nude. With good dust wrappers, these a little worn at edges.

    Stock ID: 20910
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  • [MANCHESTER]
    A Short History of Manchester Housing

    Manchester Printed for the Housing Committee, Richard Bates Limited Printers 1947

    10pp illustrated with b/w plates, plans, elevations etc. Paper wrappers. A little worn else good copy.

    Stock ID: 20899
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  • ABC Beiträge Zum Bauen/Contributions on Building 1924-1928 by STAM, Mart, SCHMIDT Hans, LISSITZKY El, ROTH Emil (editors)
    STAM, Mart, SCHMIDT Hans, LISSITZKY El, ROTH Emil (editors)
    ABC Beiträge Zum Bauen/Contributions on Building 1924-1928

    Baden Verlag Lars Müller 1993

    Texts in English and German. Boxed set comprising 132pp with commentaries. A Swiss avant-garde magazine - the reproduced parts in the box comprise: First series no 1 and 2 [1924] 3/4. 5 and 6 [1925] Second Series no 1-3 [1926] no 4 [1927-28] Commentary volume is 56pp texts in German and English. Box a little worn else fine.

    Stock ID: 18331
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