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  • The Building of Satellite Towns. by PURDOM, C. B.
    PURDOM, C. B.
    The Building of Satellite Towns.

    London J. M. Dent, 1925.

    368pp, 63 b/w plates plus diagrams. 4to. Vg copy in orig. green cloth. 4to. ' A Contribution to the Study of Town Development and Regional Planning'. A discussion on the possibilities of building satellite towns, using Welwyn and Letchworth as examples, around large cities in an attempt to counter the suburban growth.

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  • Requisites for Building Construction Selection 37 by YOUNG AND MARTEN LTD [TRADE CATALOGUE]
    YOUNG AND MARTEN LTD [TRADE CATALOGUE]
    Requisites for Building Construction Selection 37

    London printed for the firm by A White. Published Southend on Sea by the firm nd c1934

    524pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates, and colour samples of stained glass windows for domestic use. 4to. Gilt decorated boards, these rubbed. Internally very good. Massive list which features a wide selection of products including light fittings, fireplaces, bathroom fittings, leaded lights, door and window furniture, paint etc. Attractive catalogue by this well known firm., William Young established a business as a building and decorating merchant at 5 Romford Road, Stratford, in East London in 1872. He was later joined by Harry Holdich Marten to form the company of Young & Marten in 1900. As well as selling building and decorating…

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    London printed for the firm by A White. Published Southend on Sea by the firm nd c1934

    524pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates, and colour samples of stained glass windows for domestic use. 4to. Gilt decorated boards, these rubbed. Internally very good. Massive list which features a wide selection of products including light fittings, fireplaces, bathroom fittings, leaded lights, door and window furniture, paint etc. Attractive catalogue by this well known firm., William Young established a business as a building and decorating merchant at 5 Romford Road, Stratford, in East London in 1872. He was later joined by Harry Holdich Marten to form the company of Young & Marten in 1900. As well as selling building and decorating materials, Young & Marten manufactured joinery and leaded light windows. Young & Marten Ltd. traded until at least the early 1970s.

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  • Signed copy [IRISH HOUSES] OBRIEN, Jacqueline and GUINNESS, Desmond.
    Great Irish Houses

    Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1992

    264 pages, illustrated in colour, bibliography Signed on the title page by both authors. Large 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper.

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  • George Devey by (DEVEY) ALLIBONE Jill
    (DEVEY) ALLIBONE Jill
    George Devey Architect, 1820-1886

    Cambridge Lutterworth Press 1991

    189pp with 112 numbered b/w figures. 4to in cloth with decorated dw. Vg. A masterly and incisive account of an important and innovative architect, with a focus on his contribution to the development of the Arts and Crafts Movement and the model for British middle class housing.

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  • Anthony Salvin, Pioneer of Gothic Revival Architecture. by ALLIBONE, J.
    ALLIBONE, J.
    Anthony Salvin, Pioneer of Gothic Revival Architecture.

    Cambridge, Lutterworth Press, 1987

    207pp, 181 b/w photographs and drawings. Sm. 4to, Very good copy with dw. Foreword by Mark Girouard. Including a comprehensive catalogue listing of all the known data for 356 of Salvin's works. The book incorporates previously unpublished material, including letters, diaries, building accounts and reproductions of Salvin's architectural drawings.

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  • Concepts in Practice: Energy by SMITH Peter F and PITTS, Adrian C.
    SMITH Peter F and PITTS, Adrian C.
    Concepts in Practice: Energy

    London Pavilion Books 1998

    128pp, 50 colour and 10 b&w illustrations. Square 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. An examination of how existing buildings can be made more energy efficient, with a step-by-step approach to energy-saving measures. This book looks at the technology involved, and reveals how buildings can be a drain on the environment instead of contributing to the sustainability of the planet.

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  • Walter's Way and Segal Close: by [SEGAL, Walter] GRAHAME, Alice and WILKHU , Taran.
    [SEGAL, Walter] GRAHAME, Alice and WILKHU , Taran.
    Walter's Way and Segal Close: The Architect Walter Segal and London's Self-build Communities. A Look at Two of London's Most Unusual Streets

    London Park Books 2017

    220 pages. Illustrated in colour and black and white. Large 4to. Laminated boards, cloth spine. Very good copy. Shows all houses of the entire estate during their construction and their present state. Twenty houses in all. Features the German-born architect Walter Segal, a strong proponent of the 1970s self-builders movement.

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  • Paradise Gardens by DON Monty and MOORE Derry
    DON Monty and MOORE Derry
    Paradise Gardens

    London Two Roads 2018

    222pp + [4] illustrated with superb photographs by Derry Moore. 4to. New. Description of 29 specific gardens including the Albambra, The Maidan in Isfahan, Topkap Palace, Taj Mahal and others. Useful for layout and how differing climates have influenced the garden planting and design but around a common theme.

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  • [FROEBEL]
    Woman's Educational Mission: Being an explanation of Frobel's System of Infant Gardens

    London Darton & Co Holborn Hill 1855

    iv, 88 p., 7 leaves of plates. Blue blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering. Repaired at hinges to make a very good copy. Fröbel's building forms and movement games are forerunners of abstract art as well as a source of inspiration to the Bauhaus movement. Marenholtz-Bülow explains the educational theory of Frederick Froebel and focuses on woman's responsibility to educate the very young. Translated by Elizabeth, Countess Krockow von Wickerode. First edition in English.

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  • Information by McSHINE, Kynaston [editor] LIPPARD, Lucy [text by] et al.
    McSHINE, Kynaston [editor] LIPPARD, Lucy [text by] et al.
    Information Catalogue of an exhibition curated by Kynaston McShine and held at MoMA in New York between 2 July and 20 September 1970.

    New York MoMA 1970

    208pp illustrated with b/w plates, line illustrations throughout. 4to. Very good. Slightly darkened on spine which is a little rubbed on edges. In the summer of 1970, the Museum of Modern Art in New York mounted the now legendary exhibition Information, one of the first surveys of conceptual art. Conceived by MoMA's celebrated curator Kynaston McShine as an "international report" on contemporary trends, the show and attendant catalogue together assembled the work of more than 96 artists from 15 countries. The exhibition presented videos and installations etc. Amongst artists exhibiting were Edward Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Keith Arnatt, Hamish Fulton, Jeff Wall and Bruce McClean, to just pick a few names from the catalogue. Hard to…

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    New York MoMA 1970

    208pp illustrated with b/w plates, line illustrations throughout. 4to. Very good. Slightly darkened on spine which is a little rubbed on edges. In the summer of 1970, the Museum of Modern Art in New York mounted the now legendary exhibition Information, one of the first surveys of conceptual art. Conceived by MoMA's celebrated curator Kynaston McShine as an "international report" on contemporary trends, the show and attendant catalogue together assembled the work of more than 96 artists from 15 countries. The exhibition presented videos and installations etc. Amongst artists exhibiting were Edward Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Keith Arnatt, Hamish Fulton, Jeff Wall and Bruce McClean, to just pick a few names from the catalogue. Hard to find in the original. A fiftieth anniversary edition was published in 2019.

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    Stock ID: 20989
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  • PURDOM C.B.
    The Letchworth Achievement From the establishment of the first Garden City to the recent dramatic defeat of a take over

    London J. M. Dent 1963

    150pp illustrated with 12 pages of half tone illustrations and 4 maps. Very good with good dust wrapper. Account of the establishment and development of Letchworth, considered the first garden city.

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  • Boxford by THORNTON, Valerie [ 1931-1991]
    THORNTON, Valerie [ 1931-1991]
    Boxford

    1974

    Etching and aquatint on wove paper 400 x 625mm Framed and mounted no 95 of 150

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  • The Norman Chapel, Durham Cathedral by THORNTON, Valerie [ 1931-1991]
    THORNTON, Valerie [ 1931-1991]
    The Norman Chapel, Durham Cathedral

    1982

    Etching and aquatint on wove paper 665 x425mm. Framed and mounted no 24 of 60

    Stock ID: 20976
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  • The Brunton Landscape towards Wall Northumberland by EVETTS, Leonard [1909 -1997] ARCA
    EVETTS, Leonard [1909 -1997] ARCA
    The Brunton Landscape towards Wall Northumberland

    May 1994

    Water colour framed and mounted 225 x 295mm

    Stock ID: 20972
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  • PHILLIPS R. Randal and BARKER, A. H.
    Two Chadwick Lectures The Modern House and its equipment by R Randal Phillips and The Relatice Advantages of Heating by Coke, Gas and Electricity

    London P S King & Son Ltd for the Chadwick Trust 1937

    42pp. Lettered wrappers. Very good copy. This is the second pamphlet of two Chadwick Lectures under the Bossom Lectures and Scholarships Gift presided over by S D Adshead and E Stanley Hall

    Stock ID: 20965
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  • A booke of sundry draughtes: Principaly serving for glasiers: and not impertinent for plasterers, and gardiners: besides sundry other professions. Whereunto is annexed the Manner how to anniel in Glas: and also the true Forme of the Fornace by GEDDE Walter
    GEDDE Walter
    A booke of sundry draughtes: Principaly serving for glasiers: and not impertinent for plasterers, and gardiners: besides sundry other professions. Whereunto is annexed the Manner how to anniel in Glas: and also the true Forme of the Fornace

    (1615) London, The Leadenhall Press 1898

    Irregularly paginated, but c134 pp. + 24 pp. ads for books published by the Leadenhall Press. Royal 8vo. Bound in velum reproduction of original binding, missing leather thong ties. Covers slightly grubby and bottom upper corner has a crease across it but lettering on upper board very bright. Additional to titles is the hand written ownership details. This is from the office of "Alfred Goslett & Co. Ltd, Antique Lead Glaziers, 26 Soho Square, London". Internal pages uniformly browned as is often the case. Facsimile of this fascinating early 17th C text and pattern book for glaziers.

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  • An Clachan: The Highland Village Official Guide by [EMPIRE EXHIBITION SCOTLAND]
    [EMPIRE EXHIBITION SCOTLAND]
    An Clachan: The Highland Village Official Guide

    Glasgow 1938

    Description by Colin Sinclair M.A. Ph. D. F.R.I.B.A. 8pp booklet. Inside front cover are list of suppliers to fit out the exhibit which was just off the Paisley Road. Good condition.

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  • [MACDONALD AND SLATER] CULLINAN Edward (introduction).
    Macdonald and Salter: Building Projects, 1982-86 Mega III

    London Architectural Association Publications 1987

    30pp some fold out to double size. Line illustrations throughout. 4to. Square, White card wrappers with stiff card dust wrapper. Oriental Studies Museum Extension, University of Durham : ICI Trade Pavilion, Royal Agricultural Showground, Stoneleigh : Extension to Retreat Settlement, McLeod Centre, Iona : Accademia Bridge, Venice : Country House, River Lambourne Berkshire. Contributors include Jeanne Sillett, Peter Smithson (Architecte), Christopher Macdonald (Architect, Canada, Great Britain), Peter Salter (Architect, Great Britain). In exceptionally good condition. ery slightly dusty on spine. From the library of Leonard Manasseh but with no ownership signature. Uncommon.

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  • ARCHITECTURAL RECORD Vol 103 no 5 by [ARCHITECTURAL RECORD] STOWELL Keith [editor]
    [ARCHITECTURAL RECORD] STOWELL Keith [editor]
    ARCHITECTURAL RECORD Vol 103 no 5

    May 1948

    234pp including large section of advertisements. 4to. Kenneth Stowell Editor. Decorated wrappers. A little rubbed at edges and spine worn at head and base. Key address on "What Buildings are Beautiful?" by Joseph Hudnut. Article on Motels incl. Town and Desert Apartments, Palm Springs with photos by Julius Schulman + a series of other mid century modern motels incl. Tropic Palms Hotel, Wilshire Boulevard, West Los Angeles. Key section Building Studies number 137 follows on planning for family living by Frederick Gutheim. Case studies from Menloe Park by Fred Langhorst and Garrett Eckbo [ Landscape] Tuscon Arizona etc. Final article is a reappraisal of Greene and Greene

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  • Inner Space: Special Issue by [ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN] MIDDLETON Robin[editor]
    [ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN] MIDDLETON Robin[editor]
    Inner Space: Special Issue

    London Standard Catalogue Limited 1969

    April. Includes article on Cities in the Sea.

    Stock ID: 20960
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