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  • 12 Print Views Scottish Exhibition Glasgow 1911 by [ ANNAN T & R,] Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry
    [ ANNAN T & R,] Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry
    12 Print Views Scottish Exhibition Glasgow 1911

    Glasgow T & R Annan & Sons, 518 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow 1911

    8 x 6 b/w views of the exhibition buildings and their setting including on single sided card mounts; Decorated wrappers, ribbon tied. Images include The Palace of Industry and Palace of History, Old Scotch Street, Pagaent of Historic Ships etc. What is distinctive about these images is that they, almost without exception, include people at the Exhibition as part of the scene. The exhibition followed the lead of the previous two exhibitions of 1888 and 1901 and took place at Kelvingrove Park. The land is still used is now a park. The legacy of the exhibition was that profits from the fair were used to fund the…

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    Glasgow T & R Annan & Sons, 518 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow 1911

    8 x 6 b/w views of the exhibition buildings and their setting including on single sided card mounts; Decorated wrappers, ribbon tied. Images include The Palace of Industry and Palace of History, Old Scotch Street, Pagaent of Historic Ships etc. What is distinctive about these images is that they, almost without exception, include people at the Exhibition as part of the scene. The exhibition followed the lead of the previous two exhibitions of 1888 and 1901 and took place at Kelvingrove Park. The land is still used is now a park. The legacy of the exhibition was that profits from the fair were used to fund the establishment of a Chair, at Glasgow University in Scottish History and Literature. T. & R. Annan & Sons, established by Thomas Annan in 1855 were official photographers at the Glasgow Exhibitions of 1888, 1901 and 1911.

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    Stock ID: 19618
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  • 1951 Exhibition of Architecture Poplar by FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
    FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
    1951 Exhibition of Architecture Poplar

    London Festival of Britain 1951

    52pp + period ads. 4to. Wrappers. Abram Games Festival logo on the front. Discrete hand written note giving date of previous owner's visit to the exhibition. Very good copy. Hard to find catalogue of the Architecture Exhibition. Some loose insertions relating to Aluminium products.

    Stock ID: 20352
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  • 60 paintings for 51 by FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
    FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
    60 paintings for 51

    The Arts Council 1951

    (4)pp + 54pp b/w plates. Long 4to. Decorated colour wraps.Introduction by Philip James. Catalogue of specially commissioned works for the Festival of Britain by British contemporary painters and sculptors. A little dusty. Slight wear to spine Trace of damp marks to some page edges but images not affected. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 19589
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  • A Camera on Unknown London by HOPPÉ E. O.
    HOPPÉ E. O.
    A Camera on Unknown London

    London J. M. Dent and Sons (1936) 1937

    Unpaginated c. 120pp, b/w illus with captions, 8vo cloth,decorated endpapers. Pictorial dw has pieces missing to the upper and lower, else a vg copy. Loosely inserted article on a Hoppé exhibition. Book made at The Temple Press, Letchworth. Ex Libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 19939
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  • Charles Spooner [1862-1938] was an arhitect, active socialist and teachers as well as furniture maker. He began his practice in 1891. He also taught at the Guild of Handicraft and Central School of Arts and Crafts. Arthur Joseph Penty [1875-1937] was also an architect, initially from York. He was a writer on Guild Socialism and Distribution. He is generally credited with the formulation of a Christian socialist form of the medieval guild as an alternative basis for economic life.
    A Catalogue of Furniture Made by Elmdon & Co [...] From Designs by Charles Spooner & Arthur J. Penty by An unsung York Architect.. furniture projects ELMDON & CO.
    An unsung York Architect.. furniture projects ELMDON & CO.
    A Catalogue of Furniture Made by Elmdon & Co [...] From Designs by Charles Spooner & Arthur J. Penty

    London: Martlet Press nd c1905

    xvpp text + 60 b/w plates, mostly photographs with some line ills. Small square 4to in brown paper wrappers with Arts and Crafts lettering. A very good copy. Lovely showcase catalogue, issued just after Elmdon took over the Wood Handicraft Society. The introductory essay lays out their design philosophy and explains their use of traditional methods and materials, especially oak, mahogany and walnut. The following catalogue displays some of the company's finest 'moderate priced' furniture, designed by Spooner and Penty, two leading architects/designers/thinkers of the period. Overall, the catalogue is a kind of visual manifesto for the newly formed company, its contents reflecting an ideological as well as aesthetic stance. The last pages show…

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    London: Martlet Press nd c1905

    xvpp text + 60 b/w plates, mostly photographs with some line ills. Small square 4to in brown paper wrappers with Arts and Crafts lettering. A very good copy. Lovely showcase catalogue, issued just after Elmdon took over the Wood Handicraft Society. The introductory essay lays out their design philosophy and explains their use of traditional methods and materials, especially oak, mahogany and walnut. The following catalogue displays some of the company's finest 'moderate priced' furniture, designed by Spooner and Penty, two leading architects/designers/thinkers of the period. Overall, the catalogue is a kind of visual manifesto for the newly formed company, its contents reflecting an ideological as well as aesthetic stance. The last pages show shop front design which both architects engaged with. Rare.

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    Stock ID: 19728
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  • A Civic Survey and Plan for the City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh by ABERCROMBIE, Prof. Patrick.
    ABERCROMBIE, Prof. Patrick.
    A Civic Survey and Plan for the City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1949.

    115 pgs.54 plates. and many tables and diagrams. Also 25 folding colour maps (3 in pocket at end). Decorative Cloth. Vg with slightly worn dw. Beautifully produced survey and plan for Edinburgh. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

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  • A dissertation on Oriental Gardening... to which is added, by CHAMBERS, Sir William (1726-1796); [and William MASON (1724-1797)]
    CHAMBERS, Sir William (1726-1796); [and William MASON (1724-1797)]
    A dissertation on Oriental Gardening... to which is added, an heroic epistle in answer to SirWilliam Chambers Knight...

    Dublin W Wilson 1773

    11th edition. First Dublin edition with small embossed stamp of F H Cripps Day 1906 to head of title and his signature on the Free end paper. 77pp, 8vo. Limp calf, gilt, a little worn, rebacked. Henry 549, Harris 117. This treatise was conceived as a response to the landscape gardening style of Capability Brown. It was first published in 1772 both in English and French and was especially influential on the Continent. Its publication invoked a response of a satiric and heroic epistle by Mason which is included here. Note in hand writing of Cripps Day listing publications by the same author and also on the front paste down stamp of the Rohamsted Experimental Station.

    Stock ID: 19798
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  • JOKILEHTO, Jukka.
    A History of Architectural Conservation

    Butterworth Heinemann in association with ICCROM 1999

    354pp illus. with b/w plates and line ills. Small 4to. Laminated boards. Fine. Comprehensive study providing the first major overview of history theory and architectural conservation with world wide examples and relevance. Various notes on the production of the book loosely inserted.

    Stock ID: 20369
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  • A History of the Gothic Revival: an attempt to show how the taste for medaeval architecture which lintered in England during the last centuries has since been encouraged and developed by EASTLAKE Charles L
    EASTLAKE Charles L
    A History of the Gothic Revival: an attempt to show how the taste for medaeval architecture which lintered in England during the last centuries has since been encouraged and developed

    London, Longmans Green and Co 1872

    xvi + 427 + (1)pp, 36 woodcut plates, 12 text ills, one leaf publishers' adverts. Many buildings illustrated erected between 1860 and 1870. This was the first published study on the gothic revival, and although it is widely available in a reprint this is a lovely copy of the original decorated and stamped cloth possibly designed by Eastlake to reflect the gothic subject matter of the book. Sl. rubbed at head and base of spine, scratch on spine and related small tear else a very good copy. Bookplate of William J Newton R S A and his stamp on half title.

    Stock ID: 19643
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  • RAWNSLEY, H. D.
    A Nation's Heritage

    London George Allen & Unwin 1920

    160pp 8 full page plates. 8vo blue boards with paste down title. Account of a summer tour of National Trust 'possessions' (national parks, reserves, houses etc) in the West of Britain. Rawnsley is remembered chiefly for his campaigns to preserve the Lake District landscape and as a founder of the National Trust. Ex Libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate on the front pastedown.

    Stock ID: 20239
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  • [MORRIS & CO] ANON
    A Note on the Morris Stained Glass Work

    London Privately printed by Charles Whittingham & Co., at the Chiswick Press for Morris & Company Ltd., (1913) nd c1919

    40pp + 16 b/w plates, Small 8vo. Original wrappers, red lettering. Very good indeed. The publication comprises a short history of Morris and Co. and the stained glass works together with a list of churches and public buildings containing Morris glass 1862-1919. An earlier edition of this book was made in 1913 from 449 Oxford Road, London which is dated on the wrapper 1913. But this covers the projects up to 1919 and therefore over the war years as well. The majority of orders placed at Morris & Co. in the 1860s were for stained glass, which the company produced from 1861 through 1930.

    Stock ID: 20171
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  • TURNER Mark (intro)
    A Popular Art: British Wallpapers 1930-1960: An Exhibition from the Silver Studio Collection

    Middlesex Polytechnic 1989

    72pp illus with b/w and colour plates. Royal 8vo. Decorated wraps with dw, this sl soiled. To accompany the important exhibition of the Silver Studio Collection. Essays contributed by Mark Pinney and Leslie Hoskins. One or two illustration pages are slightly stuck in the corners. Images unaffected. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 19980
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  • A Seaside Album by GARNER, Philippe.
    GARNER, Philippe.
    A Seaside Album Photographs and Memory

    Brighton and Hove The Royal Pavilion Libraries and Museums/Philip Wilson publishers

    141pp, sepeia color + b/w ills. 4to, perfect bound illustrated wrappers. Fine. Loosely inserted postcard and leaflet for Volks Electric Railway. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20097
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  • ROGERS, Brett. WILLIAMS, Sean.
    A Shifting Focus Photography in India 1850-1900

    The British Council 1995

    84pp, colour + b/w ills. Sq 4to perfect bound pictorial wrappers. Catalogue for the exhibition of the same title that toured 18 locations across India. Starting at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, Oct- Nov 1995 and finishing at Soochan Bhaven, Bhubaneswar, 7-13 Sept 1996. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20099
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  • ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW (RICHARDS J M Editor)
    A Special Number The Functional Tradition

    January 1950 Vol CV11 no 637

    Edited by J M Richards, Nickolaus Pevsner, Osbert Lancaster and H de C Hastings. Marking the half way point of the Century, this special issue covers details of landscape elements, trim, texture and colour. Good copy with very small chips on bottom edge and a bit worn on the spine. Paginated page 1-67 +89pp period ads. Superb photographs throughout including ones by Eric de Maré, John Piper, Gordon Cullen, McCallum Arphot and others. Special applications of the functional tradition drawn by Gordon Cullen for Lyme Regis and Stevenage.

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  • A Weaver's Life: Ethel Mairet 1872-1952 by COATTS Margot
    COATTS Margot
    A Weaver's Life: Ethel Mairet 1872-1952

    The Crafts Council 1983

    136pp, colour and b/w illus. Sm 4to. Wraps. Published to accopany a major exhibition of Ethel Mairet's work and illustrating her range of weaving and important collection of Oriental textiles. the book also describes her life as a member of the crafts community continuing William Morris' ethic into the 20th Century and her weaving workshop n Ditchling where she worked alongside Eric Gill, edward Johnston and Douglas Pepler.

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  • A World Review by [HOLTZMAN, Harry] Transformation: arts communication environment
    [HOLTZMAN, Harry] Transformation: arts communication environment
    A World Review

    New York Wittenborn, Schultz Inc. 1950-1952

    3 issues. All published of this short lived arts journal. Pagination runs from pp 1-176 across the three issues and includes b/w photographs, line ills and period ads. Long 4to. Covers strident lettering on red, green and blue in matching formats. Design by Harry Holtzmann and Martin Rosenzweig. Mission statement in issue one notes that "art, science, technology are interacting components of the total human enterprise.... [ Transformation] ... will cut across the arts and sciences by treating them as a continuum..." Contributors included Buckminster Fuller, Piet Mondrian, Willem de Kooning, Gyorgy Kepes and John Cage amongst an impressive list of others. Experimental publications. From 1947 Wittenborn & Schultz on East 57th Street…

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    New York Wittenborn, Schultz Inc. 1950-1952

    3 issues. All published of this short lived arts journal. Pagination runs from pp 1-176 across the three issues and includes b/w photographs, line ills and period ads. Long 4to. Covers strident lettering on red, green and blue in matching formats. Design by Harry Holtzmann and Martin Rosenzweig. Mission statement in issue one notes that "art, science, technology are interacting components of the total human enterprise.... [ Transformation] ... will cut across the arts and sciences by treating them as a continuum..." Contributors included Buckminster Fuller, Piet Mondrian, Willem de Kooning, Gyorgy Kepes and John Cage amongst an impressive list of others. Experimental publications. From 1947 Wittenborn & Schultz on East 57th Street ran their bookshop and publishing ventures which became an important intellectual centre in New York. Refugee Surrealists, art dealers of the day, architects, designers, and young Abstract Expressionists all gathered. Wittenborn is best known for the series of publications "Documents of Modern Art". Hard to find.

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    Stock ID: 19612
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  • (ADOLF LOOS) MUNZ Ludwig and KUNSTLER Gustav
    Adolf Loos: Pioneer of Modern Architecture:

    London, Thames and Hudson 1966

    234pp illustrated with 264 b/w plates .Square 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper. Signature of Gavin Stamp on front end paper together with his bookplate on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 19831
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  • HALL Dixi Gail
    Advertising Art: tricks of the trade

    Walter F Foster nd c1950

    40pp illustrated with 4 monotone and many b/w plates. Folio. Stapled. Striking colour wrappers. USA graphic designer ending up eventually with his own Hollywood advertising agency moving on to Laguna Beach where he specialised in design and illustration.

    Stock ID: 20278
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  • Aesthetics and Technology in Building by NERVI, Pier Luigi.
    NERVI, Pier Luigi.
    Aesthetics and Technology in Building Translated from the Italian by Robert Einaudi

    Cambridge, MA/Oxford Harvard University Press/Oxford University Press 1966

    198pp, b/w photographic plates + line illus. Long 4to blue cloth with pictorial dw. Wrapper a little chipped and creased else very good indeed. pen inscription to the fep. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate on the front paste down.

    Stock ID: 19965
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