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Warwick: Its preservation and redevelopment, Abercrombie, Patrick and Nickson, Richard
1 Abercrombie, Patrick and Nickson, Richard Warwick: Its preservation and redevelopment
London The Architectural Press (for Warwick Borough Council) 1949 Cloth Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Brick-red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light suffing and soiling Small chip missing to base of spine of dustjacket. Not price-clipped. Dustjacket design by Herbert Spencer. 151pp. Many b/w illustrations. Three fold-out stage plans, two in colour.This book presents the report and plan for the preservation and redevelopment of Warwick which Sir Patrick Abercrombie and Mr Richard Nickson were commissioned to prepare for Warwick Borough Council. It showed, amongst other things, how haphazard development can be checked before it is too late and how the dignity and tranquility that once belonged to Warwick could be regained. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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Berthold Lubetkin: Architecture and the Tradition of Progress, Allan, John
2 Allan, John Berthold Lubetkin: Architecture and the Tradition of Progress
London RIBA Publications 1992 0947877622 / 9780947877620 Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Dark blue-green cloth with title in white on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Slight crease to first 8 pages (caused during printing?). Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 629pp. Many b/w illustrations. This was the first comprehensive account of the life and work of Berthold Lubetkin (1901-1990), pioneer architect of the Modern Movement in Britain, survivor of the Russia Revolution, and at the age of 81, RIBA Royal Gold Medallist. This study is the outcome of the authors 20 year friendship with Lubetkin, and contains many previously unpublished drawings, photographs and extracts from Lubetkin's writings. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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3 Andersson, Henrik O. (foreword) Funktionalismens Genombrott Och Kris: Svenskt Bostadsbyggande 1930-80
Stockholm Arkitekturmuesse Och Bokforlaget Prisma 1989 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
NB: Text is in Swedish throughout. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 164pp. Profusely illustrated in b/w. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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Venice Restored 1966-1986: The Unesco Campaign and the Contribution of private Organizations, Asso, Margherita
4 Asso, Margherita Venice Restored 1966-1986: The Unesco Campaign and the Contribution of private Organizations
Milan Electa 1991 Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Black cloth with title in white on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Hint of sunning to very edges of pages. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 236pp. Several colour and many b/w illustrations. After the very severe flooding of Venice in November 1966, a group of private bodies responded to the plea made by Unesco to gather funds and arrange to restore the most important monuments there. The campaign included cutting edge restoration technology in various fields such as marble and stone corrosion. This book details much of the restoration and the methods employed. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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5 Banham, Reyner Design by Choice
London Academy Editions/Rizzoli 1981 0847803848 / 9780847803842 Cloth Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, wih light shelfwear to covers. Very light cockling to first few pages. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 152pp. Over 160 illustrations with 8 pages in colour. This book comprises a selection of essays by the architectural critic Reyner Banham on the history and theory of 20th century architecture and the theory and design of Pop culture. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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L'Invention du Parc - Parc de la Villette, Paris International Competition 1982-1983, Barzilay, Marianne et al.
6 Barzilay, Marianne et al. L'Invention du Parc - Parc de la Villette, Paris International Competition 1982-1983
Paris Graphite Editions 1984 2867740037 / 9782867740039 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
NB: Dual text: French and English. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 254pp. Many b/w and occasional colour illustrations. This book is an account of the competition in 1982-1983 to create a new urban park in Paris, the Parc de la Villette. The competition was won by Bernard Tschumi, and this book details many of the entries, grouped into categories, based on the entrants response to the project. 
Price: 26.00 GBP
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7 Beard, Geoffrey The Work of John Vanbrugh
London Batsford 1986 0713446781 / 9780713446784 Hardcover Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Black hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 176pp. 127 illustrations. The colourful life and architectural achievements of John Vanbrugh (1664-1726) are presented here in a detailed text by Geoffrey Beard, and photographs by Anthony Kersting. A short account of Vanbrugh's triple career - soldier, playwright, architect is followed by sequence of photographs, supported by contemporary drawings, engravings and plans. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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The Art of Designed Environments in the Netherlands, Benjamin III, Lloyd W.
8 Benjamin III, Lloyd W. The Art of Designed Environments in the Netherlands
Amsterdam/Utrecht Stichting Kunst En bedrijf/Reflex 1983 0009063220936 Soft cover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Softcover with dustjacket. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions Dustjacket condition: Good, with light sunning and shelfwear to jacket edges. 176pp. Many colour illustrates. This book, produced in collaboration with IBM, discusses the use of art within the work environment and public spaces in the Netherlands, illustrating the concept with a selection of projects dating from approximately 1960-1985, including the design for the Rhine Embankment and Area under the Roermondsplein Bridge designed by Dienst Gemeentewerken and the Terrain, IBM Headquarters, Amsterdam designed by Lucas and Niemeyer with art created by Hans Petri. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Architecture of Philippe Starck, Bertoni, Franco
9 Bertoni, Franco The Architecture of Philippe Starck
London Academy Editions 1994 1854903780 / 9781854903785 Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Black cloth with title in dark grey on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 223pp. Many colour illustrations. Philippe Starck (.1949) is most well known for his work as a designer, for example of chairs, beds, tables and kitchen equipment. In this book his architectural activity (up to date of publication in 1994) is dealt with for the first time, and includes his interiors for the Cafe Costes, the office building known as "Le Baron Vert" in Osaka and his prefabricated house for "3 Suisses". 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Public Interiors: An International Survey, Black, Misha
10 Black, Misha Public Interiors: An International Survey
London Batsford 1960 Cloth Good Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and ligt sunning to cover edges. Binding sound, no inscriptons. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with some repaired tears and a couple of small chips missing to head and tail of spine of jacket. Price-clipped. 192pp.261 b/w photographic plates. This book contains a collection of public interiors produced since 1945 selected by the architect and designer Misha Black (1910-1977). His choice is deliberately eclectic and the book is divided into a series of headings, including Interiors for Working, Interiors for Living, Interiors for Sellling and Interiors for Travel. Interiors by architects including Ralph Erskine, James Stirling, Richard J Neutra, Sir Hugh Casson and Gio Ponti are featured. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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Arup Associates: The biography of an architectural practice, Brawne, Michael
11 Brawne, Michael Arup Associates: The biography of an architectural practice
London Lund Humphries 1983 0853314497 / 9780853314493 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Black hardcover with title i silver on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Hint of sunning to very edges of pages. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 200pp. Many b/w and a few colour illustrations. This book deals with the work of the teams of architects, engineers and quantity surveyors who make up the integrated design practice of Arup Associates from its inception in 1963 to the date of publication of the book, 1983. The practice is still running today. Projects mentioned include the Wolfson Building;Somerville Colleg, Oxford, HM naval Base, Dockyard Buildings, Porstmouth and Gateway House, Wiggins Teape (UK) Plc, Basingstoke (also known colloquially as the "Hanging Gardens of Basingstoke)". 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Rob Mallet-Stevens - La Villa Noailles (Monographies d'architecture), Briolle, Cecile, et al.
12 Briolle, Cecile, et al. Rob Mallet-Stevens - La Villa Noailles (Monographies d'architecture)
Marseilles, France Editions Parentheses 1990 2863640534 / 9782863640531 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 
NB: Text is in French throughout. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with some sunning to cover edges. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 119pp. Many b/w illustrations. Scarce. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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Eliot Noyes, Bruce, Gordon
13 Bruce, Gordon Eliot Noyes
London Phaidon Press 2006 0714843504 / 9780714843506 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Brown hardcover with title black on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 240pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This book was the first monograph to trace the life of Eliot Noyes (1910-1977), an architect and industrial designer who began his career working in the office of Walter Gropius. A catalyst figure, he brought together some of the most significant talents from all fields, including Charles Eames, Ivan Chermayeff, Eero Saarinen and Alexander Calder. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Lords and Landlords: The Aristocracy and the Towns 1774-1967, Cannadine, David
14 Cannadine, David Lords and Landlords: The Aristocracy and the Towns 1774-1967
Leicester Leicester University Press 1980 0718511522 / 9780718511524 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 on front endpaper. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 494pp. 45 b/w illustrations. Two of the most outstanding developments in modern English history have been the decline of the aristocracy as the landed, ruling elite, and the rise of a mass urban society. In this book, the author explores the relationship between the aristocracy and the towns over a time-span of nearly two centuries. The general themes are investigated with specific and detailed reference to two case studies: the involvement of the Calthorpe family with the industrial city of Birmingham, and particularly with their own Edgbaston Estate; and the creation by the Dukes of Devonshire of the seaside resort of Eastbourne. 
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15 Chirat, Sylvie (ed.) Constructing the Town Upon the Town - Transformation of Contemporary Urban Site - Europan 4, European Results
Paris Europan 1997 2950852653 / 9782950852656 First Edition Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers and light sunning to spine. 337pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. A handbook illustrating the results of Europan 4, the fourth session of the European Competitions for new architecture. 65 sites are selected for display from the 18 countries taking part, including Birmingham and Manchester in England, Caragena in Spain and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
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The Pattern of English Building, Clifton-Taylor, Alec
16 Clifton-Taylor, Alec The Pattern of English Building
London Faber and Faber 1972 0571095259 / 9780571095254 1st Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Red cloth with title in gilt within black label on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 466pp. Many b/w illustrations. In this book the author gives a comprehensive picture of the pattern of building over the whole of England, giving more attention to domestic buildings than ecclesiastical and concerning himself first and foremost with the materials used relating them to the geology and geography of the country and the historical background. 
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17 Constandse, Dr.A.K. Planning and Creation of an Environment: Experiences in the Ysselmeer Polders
's Gravenhage , Netherlands Staatsdrukkerij- en Uitgeverijbedrijf 1967 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
NB: Text is in English throughout. Card covers. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 89pp. 69 b/w illustrations. The history and evolution of the physical planning of the Ysselmeer Polders. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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English Collegiate Churches of the Middle Ages, Cook, G.H.
18 Cook, G.H. English Collegiate Churches of the Middle Ages
London Phoenix House Ltd. 1959 Buckram Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Red buckram with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light browning and light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, gneerally shelfworn and lighly browned and soiled with a watersplash mark to base of jacket around the spine, not affecting the bopok in any way. Not price-clipped. 228pp. 55 b/w plates and 33 b/w plans. The author writes about the formation of collegiate churches in England, their constitution, way of life and the duties of the canons. The minsters of Wimborne, Southwell and Beverly are included as well as Westminster Abbey and St.George's Chapel, Windsor, together with village churches such as Ottery St.Mary in Devon and Bosham in Hampshire. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Sense of Continuity in a Hertfordshire Parish: a Study of Anstey, Cook, Olive
19 Cook, Olive The Sense of Continuity in a Hertfordshire Parish: a Study of Anstey
Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire Nuthampstead Preservation Association 1970 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Edwin Smith 
Undated, but c.1970. Card covered stapled book. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light soiling to covers. Some browning and light foxing to reverse of covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 60pp. Many b/w photographic illustrations, taken by Olive Cook's husband, Edwin Smith. This publication was commissioned by the Nuthampstead Preservation Society to help prevent the siting of a third London airport in the area. Olive Cook (1912-2002) describes the village as being "almost untouched by 20th century development" and this is still the case today. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Architecture: Action and Plan, Cook, Peter
20 Cook, Peter Architecture: Action and Plan
London/New York Studio Vista/Reinhold 1967 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers and a small vertical tear (approx one inch) to the top of the rear cover. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 96pp. Many b/w illustrations. Architecture is seen in this book as a series of ideas based on fundamental human motives and aspirations, the three-dimensional extension of our personalities. The buildings and experimental projects illustrated are largely taken from the 20th century and the author attempts to read their significance with reference to the world of our own experience. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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