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Victorian Architecture, Betjeman, John (intro.)
1 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. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Planning & Planting of Little Gardens - with Notes and Criticisms By Lawrence Weaver, Dillistone, George
2 Dillistone, George The Planning & Planting of Little Gardens - with Notes and Criticisms By Lawrence Weaver
London and New York Country Life and Charles Scribner's Sons 1920 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Pale blue paper covered boards with title in dark blue on blue cloth spine. Condition: Fair, covers are shelfworn, with general light sunning and bumping to cover corners and spine. Internally, the book is in good condition, with light browning to endpapers. Previous owners name (the architect, Norman Odell Searle) is written with his office address on the front endpaper. Binding sound. 134pp. plus 2pp. publishers list. 27 b/w plates inc. frontispiece and numerous b/w drawings. The preface states that the object of this book is to assist the owners of small garden plots to determine the best ways of laying them out, and chapters include sections on planning, six examples of garden plans, colour harmony, rose gardens and climbers for gardens. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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William Burges and the High Victorian Dream, Mordaunt Crook, J.
3 Mordaunt Crook, J. William Burges and the High Victorian Dream
London John Murray 1981 071953822X / 9780719538223 Cloth Fine Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Purple cloth with title in gilt within white label on spine. Condition: Fine, previous owners name (an architect) neatly written at top of front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with a hint of sunning to inner flaps of dustjacket, and very light shelfwear to base of spine of jacket. 454pp. 260 b/w plates. Whe he died in 1881 William Burges was widely regarded as the most brilliant architect-designer of his generation. He was a Pre-Raphaelite architect, and like his Pre-Raphaelite friends he sought an artistic Holy Grail in a Victorian vision of the Middle Ages. In architecture he rivals Butterfield, Street and Norman Shaw. In furniture and stained glass he eclipses the finest work of Morris & Co. In jewellery and metalwork he is without rival, except perhaps for his hero Pugin. Scarce. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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4 Nicholson, Norman The Old Man of the Mountains
London Faber and Faber 1946 First Edition. Cloth Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Dark yellow ochre colour cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to cover edges. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with some sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 76pp. The theme of The Old Man of the Mountains, Nicholsons' first verse play, is the story of Elijah and the Raven, but the story is transferred to modern times, and the scene is his native Cumberland, the countryside of which his poems display such intimate knowledge. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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On a Scale that Competes with the World: The Art of Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Pincus, Robert L.
5 Pincus, Robert L. On a Scale that Competes with the World: The Art of Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz
Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford University of California Press 1990 0520067304 / 9780520067301 Hardcover Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Black hardcover with title in white on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Some light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and a few small repaired tears to edges of dustjacket. 122pp. 16 colour and 46 b/w illustrations. In this book, the author clarifies the importance of the Kienholzes work in American art history. Placing their art in a broad cultural context, he suggests that it is viewed against the backdrop of the soaring American optimism of the 19th century. The paintings of George Caleb Bingham and the writings of Walt Whitman are expressions of that spirit. In sharp contrast, the art of Edward Kienholz (1927-1994) and others of his generation radiates anger, with parallels in the writings of contemporaries such as William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Norman Mailer. The anger springs from the perception that grand American ideals have been betrayed. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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