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  • STURGIS, Russell. (1836–1909)
    Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building A dictionary of architecture and building; biographical, historical, and descriptive, by Russell Sturgis ... and many architects, painters, engineers, and other expert writers, American and foreign ...

    New York, The Macmillan Company; London, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1901-1902.

    3 volumes. 3 v. frontis., illus., plates. Gilt decorated cloth. Very good set. Russell Sturgis was an American architect and art critic of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was one of the founders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1870. Massive compendium of architectural detail, designers etc. Although his best known buildings are probably The Battell Chapel at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut; the Flower Hospital in New York City his legacy is really as a writer, abandoning design for writing about design in the 1880s.

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  • Travellers' Verse by  BAWDEN Edward (illus), LLOYD THOMAS M. G. (ed.)
    BAWDEN Edward (illus), LLOYD THOMAS M. G. (ed.)
    Travellers' Verse

    London Frederick Muller Ltd. 1946

    viii + 120pp with 16 full page original colour lithographs by Edward Bawden. 8vo in cloth with colour decorated dw. Inscription on fep, bookplate of Edward C. Sieveking inside front cover. Edges rubbed else good copy.

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  • Les Vitraux de la cathédrale de Chartres by  [CHARTRES STAINED GLASS] DELAPORTE Yves & HOUVET, Etienne
    Les Vitraux de la cathédrale de Chartres

    Chartres É. Houvet 1926

    Four volumes. Volume I, text, xx+ 532pp illustrated Volume 2-4 plates comprising 262 b.w plates & 28 in colour plates. Text volume is bound in wrappers and the plates volumes are loose leaf each with printed folio wrappers protected in cloth backed boards to protect the portfolios. Very nice set. Spine of text volume has small tears at the head and base of the spine. Standard work on the stained glass at Chartres.

    Stock ID: 19366
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  • The New Brutalism: by  BANHAM, Reyner
    BANHAM, Reyner
    The New Brutalism: Ethic or Aesthetic

    London The Architectural Press 1966

    196pp illustrated with b/w plates. Quarto. Good copy with very good dust wrapper although this is a litle faded on the spine and there is a slight crease and c2 inch closed tear on bottom of the upper wrapper. Protected in a glassine. Hard to find study of key post ward projects with a critique of this concrete aesthetic which dominated modern architecture in the post war era.

    Stock ID: 19368
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  • Jean Muir: Beyond Fashion by  (MUIR) STEMP, Sinty and GREEN, Felicity (foreword)
    (MUIR) STEMP, Sinty and GREEN, Felicity (foreword)
    Jean Muir: Beyond Fashion

    Woodbridge Antique Collectors' Club c.2007

    175pp, b/w & col. photographs throughout. Square 4to. Black cloth with silver lettering to front and spine in photographic dw. Snakeskin print endpapers. As new. Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary celebrations marking the first Jean Muir collections in 1966. Famous for her little black dresses, although she favoured navy blue to wear herself, Jean Muir's story is told here through the photographs of David Bailey, Norman Parkinson and Terry O'Neill, amongst others.

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  • Small Country Houses: their repair and enlargement by  WEAVER Lawrence
    WEAVER Lawrence
    Small Country Houses: their repair and enlargement

    London: Country Life 1914

    204pp illustrated with colour frontis + 291 illustrations. Forty examples chosen from five centuries. 4to. Immaculate copy with good dust wrapper. All locations given incluidng Otley Hall Suffolk, Stonewall Cottage, Thumbridge Wells, The Old Bell House, Ludford, Wolverton Court, Stratford, various Susseex Surrey and Scottish examples. Lovely book reflecting the thinking of the day on adaptation of houses. It calls for a conservation approach to renovation and decries the anti-scrape movement. Bookplate of Wadham Heathcote Diggle and ticket on front paste down of previous owner.

    Stock ID: 19370
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    Arts and Crafts Houses I

    London, Phaidon 1999

    Unpaginated c200pp, with b/w and colour illustrations throughout. Cloth-backed laminated boards, a little bumped along bottom edge only, otherwise vg. Well-illustrated studies of three individual houses: Philip Webb's Red House, W.R. Lethaby's Melsetter House and Edwin Lutyens' Goddards. Each comprises large-scale photographs, plans, sections, elevation and commentary From the series 'Architecture 3s'.

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  • DUNLOP Beth
    Arts & Crafts Houses II (Architecture 3s) Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Hill House, C. F. A. Voysey: The Homestead, Greene and Greene: Gamble House.

    London Phaidon Press 1999

    Unpaginated, colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Square 4to. Illustrated boards, cloth spine. All three originally published as part of the 'Architecture in Detail' Series: All are beautifully photographed and are presented with detailed floorplans. Contributors include Dr James Maccaulay, Wendy Hitchmough and Edward R Bosley.

    Stock ID: 19372
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  • George Walton: Designer and Architect by  (WALTON) MOON Karen
    (WALTON) MOON Karen
    George Walton: Designer and Architect

    Oxford White Cockade Publishing 1993

    200pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. Sets the career of Walton in the context of the Glasgow boys and provides useful material on his career as an architect and designer. Very useful information on his exhibition design work alongside his architecture, the former less well known.

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  • California 1910 by  ANDERSON, Timothy J. MOORE Eudorah M. and WINTER, Robert W.
    ANDERSON, Timothy J. MOORE Eudorah M. and WINTER, Robert W.
    California 1910

    Salt Lake City Peregrine Smith Books [1974] 1989

    143pp illustrated with b/w plates. 4to. Very good with dust wrapper. Originally published in 1974 to accompany an exhibition celebrating Californian expressions of arts and crafts fin design, furniture and architecture between 1890 and 1920, this reprint usefully provide biographies of the key figures in design at the time.

    Stock ID: 19374
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  • Sweetness and Light: The Queen Anne Movement 1860-1900 by  GIROUARD Mark
    Sweetness and Light: The Queen Anne Movement 1860-1900

    London and New Haven Yale University Press 1977

    259pp illus with b/w and colour plates and text images. 4to. Wraps version. Impressive study of all the manifestations of the Queen Anne Revival. characterised by the high roof, red brick, white woodwork, Flemish gables and so on. Adopted by the artistic of Chelsea Kensington and Hampstead and in many places beyond. A peculiarly English style and c prelude to the arts and crafts designers.

    Stock ID: 19375
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  • SERVICE Alastair, (editor)
    Edwardian Architecture and its Origins

    Architectural Press 1975

    504pp illustrated with 100s of b/w plates, line ills etc. Large 4to. Vg. Essays contributed on individual architects of the period, building types and stylistic trends. Major work on the end of the century in Britain. Includes many contributions by Service with other essays by Brandon-Jones, Betjeman, Mervyn MacCartney, Nikolaus Pevsner to name but a few.

    Stock ID: 19376
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  • Individuality by  VOYSEY Charles Francis Annesley
    VOYSEY Charles Francis Annesley

    (First Published 1915) Shaftesbury Nadder Books 1986

    142pp. Wraps. Fine. Scarce reprint of the book which records the principles on which Voysey's work is based.

    Stock ID: 19377
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  • Where the Great City Stands: a study in the new civics by  ASHBEE C R
    Where the Great City Stands: a study in the new civics

    London The Essex House Press 1917

    xii + 165 + (3)pp + 80 plates. 4to. Decorative boards, cloth spine. Good copy in dust wrapper. Wrapper is slightly worn at corners and edges else a good copy of this Essex House Press title. 4to A plea by Ashbee to incorporate the ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement into city planning and urban life.

    Stock ID: 19378
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  • SMITHSON Alison and Peter
    Ordinariness and Light: Urban theories 1952-1960 and their application in a building project 1963-1970

    London Faber and Faber 1970

    195pp + 2pp fold out pages in colour of Robin Hood Gardens. Royal 8vo. Very good with dust wrapper. An exploration of their theory ending in a description of their project for Robin Hood Gardens the future of which still hangs in the balance. Well illustrated throughout with b/w plates and line ills. A pioneering text for the theoretical views of the Smithsons.

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  • Practical Wood Carving by  ROWE Eleanor
    ROWE Eleanor
    Practical Wood Carving

    London, B. T. Batsford 1907

    213 pages illustrated with b/w plates and line ills + c12pp advertising leaves at the end. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Cloth grubby and rather worn with stain on lower board. Pasted to the end paper is a memo from Bickers & Sons, Booksellers and Bookbinders, 1 Leicester Square with a note "given by Sir Herbert Jekyll, who is a wood carver himself to a fellow carver Thomas Shackleton". Prelims, memo and edges all rather foxed. Miss Rowe was a devotee attention to what she calls "the outcome of the tool"; that is to say, the patterns which rise naturally out of the different cuts made by various-shaped tools. These patterns, when applied with a fine sense of design, always have an appropriate look. The old English wood-carvers made use of these patterns with the utmost effect. Sir Herbert Jekyll was brother of Gertrude Jekyll, landscape designer and who lived next door to her at Munstead Wood. He was originally in the army but a known craftsman.

    Stock ID: 19389
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  • POLLAK, Martha. (Editor)
    The Education of the Architect Historiography, Urbanism, and the Growth of Architectural Knowledge. Essays Presented to Stanford Anderson

    Cambridge MA, London The MIT Press 1997

    xv + 478pp. B/w illustrations with captions. Small 4to red cloth with illustrated dust wrapper, very good indeed. Contributions from Mark Jarzombek, Nasser Rabbat, Joseph M. Siry, Gail Fenske, Mitchell Schwarzer, Akos Moravanzky, Maristella Casciato, Sibel Bozdogan, Hilary Ballon, Danilo Udovicki-Selb, John Habraken, Nancy Stieber, Diane Yvonne Ghirardo, Carlo Olmo, Royston Landau, Micha Bandini, Lawrence B. Anderson, Charles Correa. Consits of eighteen essays influenced by the philosophy of architecture developed by Stanford Anderson, through his writings and through the teaching program of the Department of History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture, which he and Henry Millon founded at MIT. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 19390
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  • Glass by  CORSON Jack (introduction) VILLENEUVE Noel, (edited and designed by)
    CORSON Jack (introduction) VILLENEUVE Noel, (edited and designed by)

    London The London Sand Blast Decorative Glass Works Ltd nd c 1940

    43pp illustrated with tipped in colour and b/w plates. Original white wrappers with grey/green sugar paper dust wrapper over with title on upper wrapper. 250 x 185mm. Documents the work of The London Sand Blast Decorative Glass Works Ltd. Features designs from famous theatres, hotels, restaurants, 66 Portland Place for the RIBA and ocean liners including the HMS Caronia. A little light marking to a few pages. A few small chips to top and bottom of spine of dust jacket and some light fading to back cover. The company was established c1875 and they were manufacturers and processors of constructional glass products, advertising ashtrays, illuminated advertising signs, Advertising glass jugs, Lettering of chemical bottles, edge-lit glass signs, church windows, Door panels etc. The current volume features the work of Villeneuve alongside John Hutton, John Buckland Wright for the Caronia and J W Whipp amongst others. Lovely production where the last few tipped in photographs show cutting and acid embossing. List of projects where the glass was installed given at the end. Whole publication has an art deco feel to it.

    Stock ID: 19391
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  • Heads Figures and Ideas by  MOORE, Henry
    MOORE, Henry
    Heads Figures and Ideas with a comment by Geoffrey Grigson

    London George Rainbird Limited New York: Graphic Society and printed at the Curwen Press. 1958

    Double page pictorial title page, unpaginated, [64pp], 57 pages of reproductions of Moore's sketches and sketch progressions, Folio. Cloth spine, grey lettered boards. Decorated end papers. The colour auto-lithograph priinted on hand made paper signed in the plate by Moore. One small tipped in photograph. Some scattered foxing, upper board slightly rubbed else good with frayed and partial dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 19394
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  • MAWSON Thomas H (1861-1933)
    The Art and Craft of Garden Making

    London B T Batsford (1900) Revised fourth edition 1912

    x + 404+ pp. index, with 432 figures including more than 400 b&w plates (from photos, plans and drawings of gardens), also including 5 full page color plates from watercolors by E.A. Rowe and E.A. Chadwick; photographic end-papers' Folio. Green gilt decorated cloth. Coth slightly browned on spine else a very good copy indeed. A desirable edition recording the projects and setting out the principles of landscape design as interpreted by one of the most influential garden designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Dedication copy from Thomas Mawson to his pupil J. Grant Brown signed and dated Thomas Mawson 24th December 1912.

    Stock ID: 19300
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