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  • Piper's Places: John Piper in England and Wales by  (PIPER) INGRAMS Richard and PIPER John
    (PIPER) INGRAMS Richard and PIPER John
    Piper's Places: John Piper in England and Wales

    London: Chatto & Windus . The Hogarth Press. 1983.

    184 pp. with 144 Fine plates, almost all in colour and some specially made for this book. 4to. Very good copy in good dust wrapper. Superbly produced anthology of places visited and painted by John Piper.

    Stock ID: 19303
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  • Il Corso del Coltello The Course of the Knife by  (Oldenburg) CELANT Germano
    (Oldenburg) CELANT Germano
    Il Corso del Coltello The Course of the Knife Claes Oldenburg Coosje van Bruggen Frank O.Gehry

    New York Rizzoli 1987

    239pp, colour + b/w illustrations. 4to boards with illustrated dust wrapper. Small tear to the top edge of the wrapper + minor bumps in places, else a very good copy. Introductory notes by O'Gehry and Oldenburg. brilliantly illustrated documentation of the monumental multimedia collaborative performance between Oldenburg, Van Bruggen and architect O. Gehry. The central figure of the performance, that took place in Vencie, was an eighty three foot ship in the form of the Swiss Army Knife.

    Stock ID: 18954
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  • The Situationist International by (Situationists) FORD Simon.
    (Situationists) FORD Simon.
    The Situationist International A User's Guide

    London Black Dog Publishing 2005

    175pp, numerous colour + b/w illustrations. Small 4to illustrated wrappers, preserved in sticky back plastic. Chronological overview of the Situationist movement. Covers the pre Situationist years, 1931-1956, the early years of the SI including constants New Babylon and Pinot-Gallizios Industrial Painting, 1966-1968 and the dissolution of the SI, its aftermath + beyond.

    Stock ID: 18653
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  • Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form. by  VENTURI, R., SCOTT BROWN, D. & IZENOUR, S.
    VENTURI, R., SCOTT BROWN, D. & IZENOUR, S.
    Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form.

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, The MIT Press, 1972

    First edition. 192pp, 146 b/w illustrations. Folio. Decorated cloth with gilt lettering on spine and upper board. Very slightly bumped on corners else very good copy. The book calls for architects to respond to the values and tastes of people and be less preoccupied with self-aggrandizing monuments based on an analysis of the Las Vegas strip.

    Stock ID: 18849
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  • (TRADE CATALOGUE) HEAL & SON LTD.,
    Reasonable Furniture for Small houses Cottages & Flats

    London Heal and Son Ltd, 193 to 198 Tottenham Court Rd W1 1934

    80pp, photographic illustrations with prices etc. Small 8vo decorated beige paper wraps, staples have come loose + rusted, edges a little creased else very good. Loosely inserted ticket for hire purchase items. During the 1930s Heals managed to strike a balance between modernity and tradition, as illustrated in this trade catalogue. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 18855
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  • FRANKS Augustus, Wollaston
    A Book Of Ornamental Glazing Quarries, Collected And Arranged From Ancient Examples

    London, John Henry Parker 1849

    25pp, 112 plates. Original red cloth, gilt decorated spine and titles. Slightly rubbed at head and base of spine. Internally very good. Hard to find. Franks is an important Antiquarian. As undergraduate he began his collection of brass rubbings, ultimately given to the Society of Antiquaries; was one of the founders of the Cambridge Architectural Society and an early member of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society; and was also one of the four student members of the Ray Club. On leaving Cambridge in 1849 Franks devoted his energies to the Royal Archæological Institute, then newly established. Later he joined the staff of the British Museum and became a key figure in developing the collection of British Antiquities. This book, which reflected one of his personal collecting interests, was his first book.

    Stock ID: 18915
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  • Wood by  GOLDSWORTHY Andy, FRIEDMAN Terry (intro.)
    GOLDSWORTHY Andy, FRIEDMAN Terry (intro.)
    Wood

    London Viking 1996

    First edition. 119pp, mainly of large high-resolution colour photos. Large 4to in cloth with decorated dw and endpapers. Vg indeed. An extension of Goldsworthy's work in his previous 'Stone,' this text is subdivided into Earth, Seed, Root, Branch, Leaf, and Tree, with each section prefaced by exerpts from the artist's working diary.

    Stock ID: 18921
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  • Stone by  GOLDSWORTHY Andy
    GOLDSWORTHY Andy
    Stone

    London Viking 1994

    120pp of mainly large, high-resolution colour images. Large 4to in cloth with decorated dw and endpapers. Vg. An exploration of stability and impermanence through organic media, extensively and artistically documented in this text. Beautifully produced book

    Stock ID: 18922
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  • (OLDENBURG)
    Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen : large scale projects

    London Thames and Hudson 1995

    583pp over 500 illustrations, 420 in colour. 4to cloth boards with illustrated dust wrapper, minor bump at the top corner else very good indeed. Brilliantly illustrated account of Oldenburg and Van Bruggen's collaborative public sculpture projects

    Stock ID: 18943
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  • The Necessary Monument: Its Future in the Civilized City by  CROSBY Theo
    CROSBY Theo
    The Necessary Monument: Its Future in the Civilized City

    London Studio Vista 1970

    127pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Major book by this British architect and designer, founder of Pentagram. His book analyses the importance of city elements as landmarks extended into loss and regeneration and what this means to the community. Good in slightly chipped dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 18953
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  • HAYDEN Doroles
    The Power of Place Urban Landscapes as Public History

    Cambridge, Mass MIT Press 1995

    xvii + 296pp b/w illustrations with captions. 8vo cloth boards with illustrated dust wrapper, a very good copy. Based on Doroles' extensive experience in the urban communities of Los Angeles, this Seminal text explores the social history of urban space and landscape as it changes over time. The Power of Place is a non profit organisation founded by Hayden. Via public meetings, walking tours, artists' books, and permanent public sculpture the organisation raises questions around urban preservation, public history, and diversity at the heart of the vernacular urban landscape.

    Stock ID: 18955
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  • (SERPENTINE GALLERY)
    Langlands and Bell Germano Celant, Hans-Michael Herzog, Thomas Sokolowski, Jonathan Watkins, contributors

    London Serpentine Gallery 1996

    148pp many colour + b/w illustrations. 4to illustrated blue paper wrappers with red spine. Minor bumps in places, generally a very good copy. Profusely illustrated catalogue for the Langlands & Bell exhibition held at Serpentine Gallery, London, Kunsthalle, Bielefeld and Grey art Gallery, New York. This touring exhibition is the first survey of the sculpture of Langlands & Bell, and explores their interest in how built environments reflects + determines human behaviour.

    Stock ID: 18956
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  • KOSTOF Spiro
    The City Assembled The Elements of Urban Form through History. With collaboration of Greg Castillo, Original drawings by Richard Tobias.

    Thames and Hudson 1992

    320pp, 346 illustrations 40 in colour. 4to boards with illustrated dust wrapper, a very good copy. Extensive study of the religious, political and social elements that make up the urban form.

    Stock ID: 18959
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  • Churchyards of England and Wales by  BAILEY Brian
    BAILEY Brian
    Churchyards of England and Wales

    Robert Hale Ltd 1987

    240pp+18 colour plates+89 b/w illus. Small 4to with d/w. The origins and history of churchyards, legends, traditions and rituals, and notable burials and memorials. Contains an appendix of famous graves.

    Stock ID: 18960
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  • WARNER Marina
    Monuments and Maidens The Allegory of the Female Form

    London Weidenfield and Nicholson 1985

    417pp b/w illustrations with captions. 8vo cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine, illustrated dust wrapper, fading to the spine else a good copy. An in depth study exploring the allegorical presence of the female form in public monuments.

    Stock ID: 18961
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  • (DIA Art Foundation) ROSLER Martha
    If You Lived Here The City in Art, Theory and Social Activism

    New York The New Press 1991

    312pp, b/w illustrations with cations. 8vo paper wrappers, sympathetically preserved in plastic. Investigates and documents , through a series of essays, photographs, architectural plans and reproduced exhibition work. how artists engage with 'the present crisis in American urban housing policy'.

    Stock ID: 18962
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  • HIGUCHI Tadahiko
    The Visual and Spatial Structure of Landscapes

    Cambridge, Mass, MIT Press 1988 (1975)

    216pp illustrated in b/w. Wraps, lightly creased, else good. Applies Kevin Lynch's 'perceptual analysis' of urban space to the rural landscape, exploring how people move through it and identify with landmarks etc. In the second section of the book he explores the implications of this for the historically layered Japanese landscape. Translated by Charles Terry. From the library of the Landscape Design Trust, with small stamp on fep.

    Stock ID: 18966
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  • John Piper - Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs 1932-1954 by  (PIPER) WOOD, S. John (Arranged with an introduction by)
    (PIPER) WOOD, S. John (Arranged with an introduction by)
    John Piper - Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs 1932-1954

    New York Curt Valentin, New York 1955

    160pp. Illustrated with 244 works in monochrome and 11 in full colour. There are also eight pages of reproductions in four-colour line-and-tone, five plates included drawn specially by Piper for this work: one aquatint, one monochrome lithograph and three lithographs in colour. Lithographs printed by Mourlot. Original aquatint frontispiece, "Figures from a Seal," 1954 included. Large 4to. Cloth with green vignette on upper board. Very good with slightly chipped dust wrapper. Useful review and catalogue of the early works by John Piper. Published in parallel to the UK edition.

    Stock ID: 18973
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  • SHAHN Ben [1898–1969]
    Sweet was the Song

    New York The Odyssey Press 1965

    Unpaginated. Long 16mo. Very good decorated boards with price clipped decorated dust wrapper. The spirit of the Christmas is communicated in this book. Shahn took an old English carol, "Sweet was the Song", drew out 28 (unnumbered) pages of the musical manuscript and text of the carol on one side of the pages with an adjacent drawing in colour reflecting the subject. Lovely book production.

    Stock ID: 18976
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  • RUSCHA Ed
    Course of Empire

    Hatje Cantz Publishers 2005

    Unpaginated catalogue c48pp illustrated with 11 colour plates. End pages on contrasting green paper give an Italian language summary of the catalogue. Long 8vo. Wrappers. Essays by Joan Didion, Linda Norden, Frances Stark and Donna De Salvo. Ed Ruscha represented the United States at the 51st Venice Biennale with an installation of paintings entitled Course of Empire, on view to the public in the Giardini della Biennale from June 12 through November 6, 2005. This item records the project and exhibition.. Course of Empire was both a site- and occasion-specific project inspired by the symmetrical neo-classical design of the United States Pavilion. Fine.

    Stock ID: 18977
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