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  • Graphis no 56 by [PICASSO Pablo and ECKERSLEY Tom] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    [PICASSO Pablo and ECKERSLEY Tom] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    Graphis no 56 International Bi-Monthly for Graphic and Aplied Art

    Zurich Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press 1954

    Text in English, German and French. Pagination runs pp 443- 532 + index to volume 10 at the end. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates including period adverts. Lead article is on Picasso, the Lithographer by Manuel Gasser. Also long article on Tom Eckersley by René Elvin and another on Hans Falk by Willy Rotzler. Cover design an image by Pablo Picasso. Very good copy.

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  • Graphis no 47: by [GAMES Abram] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    [GAMES Abram] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    Graphis no 47: International Bi-Monthly for Graphic and Aplied Art

    Zurich Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press 1953

    Text in English, German and French. Pagination runs pp 172-254 + advertising leaves. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates including period adverts. In this issue the lead article is by Ronald Tritton on Abram Games. Additional articles7 on Pharmaceutical Advertising Design, Czech Advertising Art and After the War and on Jiri Brdeka. Cover design by Abram Games. Slightly worn at head and base of the spine else very good indeed.

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  • Original Architectural Perspective. Unititled by ADAMS, Maurice. [1849-1930]
    ADAMS, Maurice. [1849-1930]
    Original Architectural Perspective. Unititled

    1875

    Image size 570 x 370mm landscape, frame 802x590mm. Unidentified sepia, pen and ink drawing of a large house with conservatory to one side, as seen from the road, and with characters in the foreground. Signed and dated Maurice B Adams 1875 – frame with old backing from Imperial War Museum reveals details of an old Edward Ardizzone image. Maurice Adams was editor of Building News. He played a role in the creation of Bedford Park and became the resident architect designing many house as well as the Chapel of All Souls and School of Art amongst other buildings. Adams developed a style derived from that of Norman Shaw and became a highly acclaimed architectural draughtsman. The style of…

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    1875

    Image size 570 x 370mm landscape, frame 802x590mm. Unidentified sepia, pen and ink drawing of a large house with conservatory to one side, as seen from the road, and with characters in the foreground. Signed and dated Maurice B Adams 1875 – frame with old backing from Imperial War Museum reveals details of an old Edward Ardizzone image. Maurice Adams was editor of Building News. He played a role in the creation of Bedford Park and became the resident architect designing many house as well as the Chapel of All Souls and School of Art amongst other buildings. Adams developed a style derived from that of Norman Shaw and became a highly acclaimed architectural draughtsman. The style of this image reflects Norman Shaw's designs.

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  • Special Features on China's Design, Architecture and Planning by [CHINA] ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - Two issues
    [CHINA] ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - Two issues
    Special Features on China's Design, Architecture and Planning

    London The Standard Catalogue Company Ltd. 1974

    AD 3/1974 and 4/1974. Key articles on China. No 3 pagination 133-198 illustrated in b/w and colour. Cover design of Chairman Mao drawn by Adrian George. the contributors, who were all members of the tour, are Richard Kirby, Nick Jeffrey, and Robin Thompson. No 4 pagination 199-264. Cover design illustrating Lawrence Halprin's "Taking Part" workshop. Issue no 3 created following a four week visit to China in October 1973. Articles on China's Strategy for Development, Political Structure, Cities, Transportation and Pollution. [ Another key issue in this month's issue was Brian Richard's on Rapid Transit]. Very good copy. China Part II which formed part of issue 4 was written by Sam Web…

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    London The Standard Catalogue Company Ltd. 1974

    AD 3/1974 and 4/1974. Key articles on China. No 3 pagination 133-198 illustrated in b/w and colour. Cover design of Chairman Mao drawn by Adrian George. the contributors, who were all members of the tour, are Richard Kirby, Nick Jeffrey, and Robin Thompson. No 4 pagination 199-264. Cover design illustrating Lawrence Halprin's "Taking Part" workshop. Issue no 3 created following a four week visit to China in October 1973. Articles on China's Strategy for Development, Political Structure, Cities, Transportation and Pollution. [ Another key issue in this month's issue was Brian Richard's on Rapid Transit]. Very good copy. China Part II which formed part of issue 4 was written by Sam Web and Rosemary Macqueen and also included are of notes on Lawrence Halprin's Workshop and an article by Peter Smithson on the beginnings of the Heroic Period of Architecture.

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  • The Architectural Review in Australia (Special Issue) by (ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW) WRIGHT Lance and BROWNE Kenneth {editors}
    (ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW) WRIGHT Lance and BROWNE Kenneth {editors}
    The Architectural Review in Australia (Special Issue) September 1979 Vlume CLXIV no 979

    London The Architectural Review 1978

    127-198pp+37 pp period advertisements, b/w line illustrations and photographs. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Considers the recently finished buildings and present them in their setting. Covers Sydney, including the Law Courts, TAA Terminal Akuna Bay Marian et al. , Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Cover design Aerial view of The Olga's Central Australia. Very good copy

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  • Tynecastle: Canvas, Vellum, Textures, Compo, Wood Mouldings, Adaptable & Fibrous Plaster by (THE TYNECASTLE COMPANY)
    (THE TYNECASTLE COMPANY)
    Tynecastle: Canvas, Vellum, Textures, Compo, Wood Mouldings, Adaptable & Fibrous Plaster Manufactured by The Tynecastle Company, Incorporated in Scott Morton & Tynecastle Company Ltd., Edinburgh & London. With: Second Supplement of Fibrous Plaster, Skived Canvas and Skived Vellum Ornaments.

    Edinburgh London The Tynecastle Company n.d. [1923]

    152 + [48]pp, b/w photographs throughout. Folio. Original red cloth with black lettering. Slightly frayed at the head and foot of spine. Binding a little shaky. Trade catalogue from the 1920s for the Tynecastle Company, who specialised in wall coverings, mouldings, friezes and ornaments. Illustrated throughout with samples of individual products and examples of them in situ. The company was set up in 1885 by John and James Templeton to meet the demand for their leather-like canvas product, and ran in tandem with the original Scott Morton & Co. until they were incorporated in 1920.

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  • Architectural Design 6 1973 Special Issue by [MILTON KEYNES ] PIDGEON, Monica
    [MILTON KEYNES ] PIDGEON, Monica
    Architectural Design 6 1973 Special Issue Milton Keynes

    London, The Standard Catalogue Company Ltd. 1973

    Pagination 332 - 410 + [4]pp Bright green covers with photograph of the Milton Keynes Team by Jon Donat. The text on Milton Keynes runs from page 348 to end including period ads. It provides a progress report on developments from the birth of the idea of a "New City" in 1962. A review thus of the first decade of works. Very good copy of this issue.

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  • Architectural Design December 1972 Special Issue by [BUCKMINSTER FULLER] PIDGEON, Monica
    [BUCKMINSTER FULLER] PIDGEON, Monica
    Architectural Design December 1972 Special Issue R Buckminster Fuller Retrospective

    London, The Standard Catalogue Company Ltd. 1972

    Pagination 728-790pp Bright purple covers, portrait of Buckminster Fuller as part of a montage by Tervor Sutton. The text is a lengthy interview conducted by Mike Ben-Eli with a Christmas message from Buckminster Fuller. Other major article is by Monica Pidgeon on Campamentos, Latin American shanty towns. Very good copy of this issue.

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  • Architectural Design August 1971 Special Issue by [ARCHIGRAM] PIDGEON, Monica
    [ARCHIGRAM] PIDGEON, Monica
    Architectural Design August 1971 Special Issue Archigram 1970-1971

    London, The Standard Catalogue Company Ltd. 1971

    Pagination 460-520. Bright covers, Small advert clipped out of p520 not affecting the main part of the magazine. In this issue p485-507 given over to considering the work of archigram to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the broadsheet and 8th anniversary of the group and almost two year of Archigram the office. Portrait of key individuals on page 460. Contributions by Peter Vook, Ron Herron, David Green and others. Cover design of the whole magazine by Dian Jowsey, "Mon Repos" - Peter Smithson also contributed to this issue with an article on "repetition" as well as others on current architectural practice.

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  • A Complete Catalogue of Garden Furniture and Ornament by WHITE, John P. for the Pyghtle Works
    WHITE, John P. for the Pyghtle Works
    A Complete Catalogue of Garden Furniture and Ornament

    Bedford, the Pyghtle Works 1906

    112pp with b/w illustrations throughout and 2 colour plates. Original boards and cloth spine. Upper board has colour paste down illustration present. Small stain on upper board. Good copy. The Pyghtle Works were renowned for producing beautifully designed furniture of the highest quality, which they sold in Bedford and through Liberty & Co. in London. H.M Baillie Scott famously designed a series of 120 pieces for the company in 1901. This is a comprehensive catalogue of all garden- related products sold by the firm, including furniture (benches and seats designed by Baillie Scott), sculptures, summerhouses, pergolas etc. All items are illustrated, with measurements and prices given. Scarce. Stamp on half title announcing the London…

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    Bedford, the Pyghtle Works 1906

    112pp with b/w illustrations throughout and 2 colour plates. Original boards and cloth spine. Upper board has colour paste down illustration present. Small stain on upper board. Good copy. The Pyghtle Works were renowned for producing beautifully designed furniture of the highest quality, which they sold in Bedford and through Liberty & Co. in London. H.M Baillie Scott famously designed a series of 120 pieces for the company in 1901. This is a comprehensive catalogue of all garden- related products sold by the firm, including furniture (benches and seats designed by Baillie Scott), sculptures, summerhouses, pergolas etc. All items are illustrated, with measurements and prices given. Scarce. Stamp on half title announcing the London Office has removed to 123 Bond Street.

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    Stock ID: 20685
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  • Flats, Urban Houses and Cottage Homes: by SHAW SPARROW, W. (editor)
    SHAW SPARROW, W. (editor)
    Flats, Urban Houses and Cottage Homes: Companion volume to the British Home of Today

    London, Hodder and Stoughton 1907

    130 + viipp illus with c19 colour plates including colour fold out of Heathcote, Yorkshire and many b/w plates. vii pp period ads . 4to. Decorated and lettered open weave flimsy cloth. Text pages internally have scattered foxing particularly affecting the prelims. Repaired at spine which had become detached from book block. Contributors include C R Ashbee, Ballie Scott, Edwin Lutyens, G L Sutcliffe and others. Superb frontis of a London mansion block by Frank T Verity who wrote the text with Edwin T Hall and Gerald C Horsley. Colour ills include mansion blocks in London and superb double page spread of Heathcote Hall, Ilkley.

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  • ASHURST, John & Nicola
    Practical Building Conservation. Volume 5. Wood, Glass & Resins English Heritage Technical Handbook

    Gower Technical Publications [1989] 1990

    xi + 114pp with b/w plates and diagrams in text. 4to. Boards in dw. Volume 5 Wood, Glass and Resins examines the repair and treatment of timber and glass. Sections on wood analyse the problems of fungi, insects, and timer distortion and explore the use of substitute materials and finishes for external surfaces. Techniques for conservation of historic glass include an evaluation of cleaning methods, treatment of paint loss and how to protect glass from vandalism, breakage and the problems of variable climatic conditions.

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  • ASHURST, John & Nicola
    Practical Building Conservation, Volume 4, Metals

    Aldershot, Gower Technical Press 1[1989] 1990 reprint

    xiii, 129pp. b/w diagrams and photographs. 4to. Very good in decorated dust wrapper. An English Heritage Technical Handbook. Detailed descriptions of processes, methods and materials used. Chapters on conserving cast iron, copper roofing, lead and bronze sculpture.

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  • ASHURST, John & Nicola
    Practical Building Conservation, Volume 3, Mortars, Plasters and Renders

    Aldershot, Gower Technical Press [1989] 1990 reprint

    ix, 85pp. bw diagrams and photographs.4to. Very good in decorated dust wrapper. An English Heritage Technical Handbook. Detailed descriptions of processes, methods and materials used (cement, limewashes, lime paints, etc.) with four interesting case study examples.

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  • ASHURST, John & Nicola
    Practical Building Conservation. Volume 2. Brick, Terracotta & Earth English Heritage Technical Handbook

    Gower Technical Publishing [1989] 1990 reprint

    xiii + 126pp with b/w plates and diagrams in text. 4to. Boards in dw. New copy. Volume 2 Brick, Terracotta and Earth covers the control of damp and the repair and maintenance of brick, clay and earth structures. The book investigates the causes of damp (with a fascinating case study), methods of mortar analysis and their advantages and disadvantages, and gives a guide to pointing stone and brick work.

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  • ASHURST, John & Nicola
    Practical Building Conservation. Volume 1. Stone Masonry. English Heritage Technical Handbook

    Gower [1988] 1990 reprint

    xiii +100pp with b/w plates and diagrams in text. 4to. Boards in dw. Volume 1 Stone Masonry covers the repair and maintenance of stone. The book deals with diagnosing problems, routine maintenance, repair and replacement of all types of stone structures. Controlling organic growth is included as well as methods of grouting. Detailed sections explain the methods of repairing with mortar, masonry cleaning and its long term effects, and how to clean and treat marble and limestone. Finally the authors analyse the effects of masonry consolidants and colourless water repellent treatments.

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  • William Kent by WEBER Susan
    WEBER Susan
    William Kent

    London Yale 2014

    656pp illustrated throughout with colour and b/w plates. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center in New York, and the V & A in London, this grand volume provides a comprehensive survey of William Kent's work in fields as diverse as landscape architecture and book illustration. Sumptuously illustrated and consisting of essays by top international experts, this is the most thorough investigation to date of the designer who truly shaped the taste of 18th-century Britain. New copy.

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  • SNODIN Michael (ed)
    Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill

    Yale University Press 2009

    356pp with 300 colour illus throughout. Large 4to in cloth with decorated colour dw. New. A timely and groundbreaking study of the history and reception of Walpole's collection at Strawberry Hill which coincides with a planned restoration of this endangered house. With contributions from an international team of distinguished scholars who explore how Strawberry Hill and its collections engaged with the creation of various and interconnected political, national, dynastic, cultural, and imagined histories.

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  • UNWIN Raymond
    Town Planning in Practice: An introduction to the art of designing cities and suburbs

    London: Fisher Unwin 1909

    First edition. xxi + (i) + 416pp illustrated with over 300 illustration including photographs. Has 7 folding plans. Original green gilt decorated cloth. 4to. Cloth a little rubbed else good copy. White sheet of paper pasted onto front end paper. Issued in association with the first Town Planing Act of 1909 this is a key text advocating an imaginative approach to planning and townscape development. With examples of Unwin's own projects from Letchworth and Hamptead Garden Suburb. Hard to find.

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  • SYMONDSON Anthony and BUCKNALL Stephen
    Sir Ninian Comper

    Spire Books and the Ecclesiological Society 2006

    336pp illustrated with b/w plates. Small 4to. Decorated wrappers illustrating Comper's church interior at St Mary's Wellingborough. Comper (1864-1960 was one of the great Gothic Revival architects. The study includes a complete gazetteer of some 600 entries and a reprint of Comper's influential essay "Atmosphere of a Church".

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