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Architecture (19th and 20th Century)

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Partnership in Style: Edgar Wood and J.Henry Sellers, Archer, John (intro.)
1 Archer, John (intro.) Partnership in Style: Edgar Wood and J.Henry Sellers
Manchester Manchester City Art Gallery 1975 Soft cover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Softcover. Cream card covers with title in green on spine. Condition: Fair to good, covers are in fair condition with some sunning to spine and surrounding area, and general light shelfwear, light soiling and foxing. Internally, the catalogue is in very good condition. The binding is sound, and there are no inscriptions. 96pp. Many b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition held at the Manchester City Art Gallery from16 October to 16 November 1975. It brought together for the first time the work of two important but little known artist-architects, who ctonributed to the development of the modern style in European architecture and design. Scarce. 
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2 Barratt, Krome Logic and Design: The Syntax of Art, Science and Mathematics
New Jersey Eastview Editions, Inc. 1980 0898600332 / 9780898600339 Hardcover Fair Fair Book 
Black hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair to good, light foxing to half-title and light sunning to text edges. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally lightly shelfworn, with sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 325pp. Profusely illustrated with b/w diagrams. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Le Corbusier Sketchbooks - Volume 1, 1914-1948, Besset, Maurice
3 Besset, Maurice Le Corbusier Sketchbooks - Volume 1, 1914-1948
London Thames and Hudson Ltd. 1981 0500340870 / 9780500340875 Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Navy blue cloth with title in silver on spine and Thames & Hudson logo on front cover. Condition: Very good, with some very light smudging to front endpaper.Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 456pp.816 illustrations, 113 in colour. Containing thirteen of Le Corbusier's sketchbooks, Volume 1 begins with A1 - from the year 1914 - which contains drawings from the architect's student days in Landeron.The following sketchbooks include amongst other things, notes of Le Corbusier's life in Paris and his first recorded thoughts on city planning as well as his sketch of the Villa Savoye, notes on the preparation of the "Ville Radieuse", and notes on meetings with Oscar Niemeyer. 
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Victorian Architecture, Betjeman, John (intro.)
4 Betjeman, John (intro.) Victorian Architecture
London Jonathan Cape 1963 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Paper covered boards with title in gilt on red hardcover spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 306pp. 97 b/w illustrations and 11 b/w illustrations in text. This volme provides an account of the main themes of Victorian architecture as well as detailed studies of the works of the most distinguished architects of the time. Among many other contributions are Nikolaus Pevsner on Richard Norman Shaw, Robert Furneaux Jordan on Sir Joseph Paxton and Charles Handley-Read on William Burges. 
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Lived-In architecture - Le Corbusier's Pessac Revisited, Boudon, Philippe
5 Boudon, Philippe Lived-In architecture - Le Corbusier's Pessac Revisited
London Lund Humphries 1972 085331313x / 9780853313137 First Thus Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First English edition. Black hardcover with title in white on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers.Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Price-clipped. 200pp. 70 b/w illustrations. This book describes the Quartiers Modernes Fruges built by Le Corbusier at Pessac c.1926, and how the houses have been altered by the occupants over the forty years since (the text was originally published in France in 1969). It is a fascinating socio-architectural study which casts light on the important relationship between an architect's intentions and the occupants' needs and reactions. 
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6 Brereton, Christopher The Repair of Historic Buildings: Advice on Principles and Methods
London English Heritage 1991 185074341X / 9781850743415 First Edition Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 76pp. 79 b/w photographs. This book offers comprehensive advice on the correct maintenance and repair of historic buildings. Throughout the text, the author stresses the importance of treating each building individually, and of devising a programme of repair that takes into account its unique character, condition, and historical development. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
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20th-Century Architecture: Sweden, Caldenby, Claes et al. (ed.)
7 Caldenby, Claes et al. (ed.) 20th-Century Architecture: Sweden
Munich/New York Prestel 1998 3791319361 / 9783791319360 Cloth Very Good Very Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Black cloth with title in white on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a faint hint of shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 400pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This volume is one of a critical series devoted to introducing the reader to European architecture country by country. It details how a century's worth of social changes are reflected in the development of Swedish architecture. It includes sections on early functionalism 1930-1940 and building the welfare of the Folkhemmet 1940-60. Over 80 projects are discussed including designs by Gunnar Asplund, Carl Bergsten and Sigurd Lewerentz. 
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The Works of Sir Joseph Paxton 1803-1865, Chadwick, George F.
8 Chadwick, George F. The Works of Sir Joseph Paxton 1803-1865
London The Architectural Press 1961 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Blue hardcover with title in silver on spine. Glassine dustjacket. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscripitons. Dustjacket condition: Good with general shelfwear. 275pp. Many b/w illustrations.This book is concerned with the works of Sir Joseph Paxton, rather than the story of his personal life or the unique relationship between Paxton and his employer, the sixth Duke of Devonshire. This book analyses Paxton's own works in the medium of garden, building and landscape and his influence upon the mid 19th century scene. Rather than listing the works chornologically, they are arranged into groups. For example, Paxton the Gardener, or Paxton's Glass Buildings. 
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Theo van Doesburg on European Architecture: Complete Essays from Het Bouwbedrijf 1924-1931, Doesburg, Theo van
9 Doesburg, Theo van Theo van Doesburg on European Architecture: Complete Essays from Het Bouwbedrijf 1924-1931
Basel, Berlin, Boston Birkhauser 1990 3764322985 / 9783764322984 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Red hardcover with title in black on fron cover and spine.Translated from Dutch into English by Charlotte I.Loeb and Arthur L.Loeb. 324pp. Many b/w illustrations. Theo van Doesburg's reviews on architecture collected in this volume give an overall picture of the most important developments of European architecture in the1920's seen from the avant-garde point of view of a contemporary. 
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Heber Rimmer Memorial, E.H. (intro.)
10 E.H. (intro.) Heber Rimmer Memorial
London Sprague & Co. 1896 Buckram Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Terracotta colour buckram with bevelled edges and title in gilt on front cover. The initials H.R. are in gilt on the spine. Condition: Very good, with sunning to spine. Cover edges have light shelfwear. Binding sound, text clean. Inscription to previous owner in ink on front endpaper, dated 1897, similar inscription to reverse of rear endpaper. An unpaginated collection of examples of b/w architectural drawings and b/w watercolours by Heber Rimmer, a promising architect who died at the young age of 26 in 1895. A contemporary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Rimmer won the presitigious Soane Medallion in 1892. Scarce. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
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A History of the Gothic revival (The Victorian Library), Eastlake, Charles L. (edited with an introduction by J.Mordaunt Crook)
11 Eastlake, Charles L. (edited with an introduction by J.Mordaunt Crook) A History of the Gothic revival (The Victorian Library)
Leicester Leicester University Press 1970 0718550056 / 9780718550059 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New edition. (originally published in 1872). Bright blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with previous owners name neatly written at top of front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear, light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 209pp. 48 b/w woodcuts, 26 further b/w illustrations. In this book Eastlake set out to provide a detailed record of "one of the most remarkable revolutions in national art that his country has seen". He was determined "to chronicle facts rather than offer criticisms". In the appendix he supplied details of 343 neo-Gothic buildings ereted between 1820 and 1870. In the text he dealt a lenght with the influence of Horace Walpole, Pugin and Ruskin, and the architecture of Wyatt, Barry, Butterfield, Scott, Burges, Waterhouse and many more. This new edition reproduces the full text of Eastlake's work, together with an introduction by Dr.J.Mordaunt Crook, a comprehensive bibliography and an extra section of 26 illustrations. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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Alvaro Siza: Complete Works, Frampton, Kenneth
12 Frampton, Kenneth Alvaro Siza: Complete Works
London Phaidon Press 2000 0714840041 / 9780714840048 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
First published in Italian by Electa in 1999, this is the English edition. Black hardcover with title blindstamped on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. The words "Phaidon Review Copy" are stamped in black at the top of the title page. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 620pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This monograph is a comprehensive study of the work of the Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza (b.1933) and charts over 40 years of buildings and projects, represented by photographs, working drawings and many of Siza's sketches. A very heavy book, will require extra shipping if to be sent outside UK. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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Le Corbusier Sketchbooks - Volume 2, 1950-1954, Franclieu, Francoise de
13 Franclieu, Francoise de Le Corbusier Sketchbooks - Volume 2, 1950-1954
London Thames and Hudson Ltd. 1981 0500340889 / 9780500340882 Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Navy cloth with title in silver on spine and Thames & Hudson logo on front cover. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. a couple of light smudges to base of textblock. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 541pp. 1056 illustrations, 169 in colour. Volume 2, the second in the series of four Le Corbusier Sketchbooks, contains notes and sketches Le Corbusier made in the 1950s, a particularly rich period for him including projects such as Chandigarh and the Millowners' Building at Ahmedabad. The notes in Volume 2 record the years when Le Corbusier transformed his strict glass-and-metal international style into more aggressively sculptural forms. 
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Modern Houses in Britain, 1919-1939 (Architectural History Monographs, No.1), Gould, Jeremy
14 Gould, Jeremy Modern Houses in Britain, 1919-1939 (Architectural History Monographs, No.1)
London Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain 1977 Soft cover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Softcover with dustjacket. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 62pp. plus 53 b/w photographic illustrations and 24 b/w floor plans. The purpose of this book was to present a picture of the variety and extent of Modern house building in the British Isles between the warms. Most items listed are free-standing, specially commissioned houses; speculative housing is nevertheless included, both semi-detached and terrace, but flats are omitted. Unexecuted designs and exhibition houses are motted, with the single exception of the Gane Show House. Scarce. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Dream Houses - The Edwardian Ideal, Gradige, Roderick
15 Gradige, Roderick Dream Houses - The Edwardian Ideal
London Constable 1980 0094619301 / 9780094619302 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Dark brown hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, previous owners name (an architect) neatly written at top of front endpaper. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 247pp. 20 b/w plates and many b/w illustrations within text. Just before the end of the 19th century, a new architectural style emerged in England. It was a combination of ant-Victorianisem, of a return to traditional building techniques and materials, and of a dream of a settled and ordered society In this book, the author considers the works of the great mainstream English architects such as Newton, Lutyens, Voysey and Baker. There are careful studies of individual houses such as Bullers Wood by Ernest Newton and Standen by Philip Webb. 
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In the Nature of Materials: The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright 1887-1941, Hitchcock, Henry-Russell
16 Hitchcock, Henry-Russell In the Nature of Materials: The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright 1887-1941
London Elek Books 1958 Cloth Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Fifth printing. Terracotta clolour cloth with title in silver on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light browning to front endpaper. Previous owners name neatly written at top of front endpaper. Some light water damage to very lower right corner of the pages with plates 11. to 320, not affecting the illustrations themselves. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. Sunning to spine and edges of dustjacket. Small (approx 1 inch.) repaired vertical tear to base of front of dustjacket. Not price-clipped. 143pp. 413 b/w plates. This book contains an authoritative and careful documentation of Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural ideas, plans, designs, and finished buildings from 1887 to 1941. More than 100 buildings are illustrated, largely by photographs, and there are designs, studies, and plans of not only the executed but also the unexecuted buildings of the architect. Explanatory text accompanies all the illustrations, and there is a twenty page historical introduction. Arrangement and presentation of the material was approved in detail by Frank Lloyd Wright himself. 
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17 Hoffmann, Gretl Modern Fountains
London George Godwin | 1981 0711456054 / 9780711456051 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First English translation (originally published in Germany in 1980). Blue hardcover with titles in white on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with light creasing to title page. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 192pp. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs. An international review of over 190 examples of contemporary (1980) fountain design, ranging from the gigantic feature used to give identity to a shopping centre or urban square, to the delicate water sculpture creating a focal point in a private garden. A technical introduction also outlines the major problems encountered by the fountain designer, including choice of materials and construction method, design of the water circulation system and of the corresponding mechanical and electrical services. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Mies van der Rohe, Johnson, Philip C.
18 Johnson, Philip C. Mies van der Rohe
New York The Museum of Modern Art 1953 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Softcover. Second revised edition. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and soiling and light sunning to cover edges. 215pp. Many b/w illustrations. The first edition of this monograph was published to accompany the exhibition held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York from September 16 to November 23, 1947. This second revised edition has a section added (pages 166-185) to cover the period from 1948 to 1953. The list of works, bibliography and writings by Mies van der Rohe were also brought up to date. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Philip Webb and his Work, Lethaby, W.R.
19 Lethaby, W.R. Philip Webb and his Work
London Raven Oak Press 1979 0906997003 / 9780906997000 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New edition. This biography first appeared as a series of articles in The Builder in 1925 and was subsequently reprinted unchanged in 1935 by the Oxford University Press. This edition incorporates some corrections and hitherto unpublished material from the author's MS in the RIBA Library. Navy blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 323pp. 42 b/w plates. Philip Webb (1831-1915) was a close colleague and friend of William Morris, and a co-founder of the famous "Firm". He had a great influence on domestic architecture in England during the latter part of the 19th century and was the main proponent of the practical conservation policies of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Scarce. 
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Russian: an architecture for World Revolution, Lissitzky, El (translated by Eric Dluhosch)
20 Lissitzky, El (translated by Eric Dluhosch) Russian: an architecture for World Revolution
London Lund Humphries 1970 0853312672 / 9780853312673 Cloth Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Black cloth with title in red on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. No inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped.239pp. 62 b/w plates. Originally published in 1930 under the title "Russland, Die Rekonstruktion der Architektur in der Sowjetunion", this is the first UK publication. Between the October Revolution of 1917 and the Socialist Realism under Stalin in the early 1930's, architecture in Russia developed with great freedom of invention and expression. In this book, El Lissitzky reviews the achievements of his post revolutionary countrymen and outlines his own programme for future action, and includes drawings and photographs of the work (both projected and constructed) of the principal Soviet architects of the modern school. 
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