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Bartlett Book of Ideas, Cook, Peter (ed.)
21 Cook, Peter (ed.) Bartlett Book of Ideas
London The Bartlett School of Architecture 2000 0953902102 / 9780953902101 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. 144pp. 215 illustrations, mostly in colour. London's Bartlett School of architecture was rocked in the 1990s' by a storm of design experimentation, shattering the conventional boundaries of architecture. The student projects illustrated in this book accompanied by extracts from student texts and conversations between Bartlett teachers show the range of approaches displayed by Bartlett students over that decade. 
Price: 26.00 GBP
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London: The Art of Georgian Building, Cruickshank, Dan and Wyld, Peter
22 Cruickshank, Dan and Wyld, Peter London: The Art of Georgian Building
London and New York The Architectural Press/Architectural Book Publishing Co. 1975 0851393748 / 9780851393742 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Black hardcover with title in silver on spine.Condition: Very good, with previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear and very light sunning to spine. 232pp. Many b/w illustrations. Invaluable as a pattern book for all architects and designers involved in restoration work, this book begins in 1680 and closes in about 1830. It reveals the extent, variety and unique craftsmanship of the networks of minor Georgian terraces and squares which distinguish London from any other city in the world. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Vanbrugh (Vol. XVI in the Studies in Architecture series), Downes, Kerry
23 Downes, Kerry Vanbrugh (Vol. XVI in the Studies in Architecture series)
London A.Zwemmer Ltd. 1977 0302027696 / 9780302027691 Buckram Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Blue buckram with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. 291pp. plus 162 half-tone illustrations and 20 figures in the text. This book explores Vanbrugh's contribution to English baroque architecture at Kimbolton, Grimsthorpe, Seaton Delaval and elsewehere as well as looking at joint works such as Blenheim and Castle Howard which were created by Vanbrugh and his friend and colleague, Hawksmoor. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 39.00 GBP
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Lequeu: An Architectural Enigma, Duboy, Philippe (foreword by Robin Middleton)
24 Duboy, Philippe (foreword by Robin Middleton) Lequeu: An Architectural Enigma
London Thames and Hudson Ltd. 1986 0500340951 / 9780500340950 Cloth Fine Very Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Terracotta colour cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 367pp. 420 illustrations, 8 in colour.Jean Jacques Lequeu (1757-1826) was a rather eccentric architect and draughtsman whose volumes of drawings now reside in the Bibliotheque Nationale, in Paris. His designs represent the communal dwellings, palaces and civic monuments of a vast imaginary city. Many of these drawings, including the complete Architecture Civile, were reproduced in this book for the first time. 
Price: 180.00 GBP
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25 Fell, Peter An Appreciation of Abbotsbury
Weymouth, Dorset The Trustees of the Strangways Estate 1973 First Edition Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Oblong octavo. Softcover. Dark orange photographic covers. Condition: Very good, with very light soiling and shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 170pp. plus 10pp. of plans. Profusely illustrated in b/w. This book lists, with photographs, the majority of the houses in Abbotsbury, and is a companion document to "The Abbotsbury Village Plan" prepared by the West Dorset District Council. Sections include the origins of the village, the village in its setting, roads and lanes, and building types. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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26 Fortlage, C.A And Phillips, E.T. Landscape Construction - Volume I: Walls, Fences and Railings
Aldershot Gower Publishing Company 1992 0566090414 / 9780566090417 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
NB: Volume I only. Dark blue hardcover with titles in silver on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Very light soiling to front endpaper. 206pp. 29 b/w plates and many figures and tables. The list of plates has a light smudge to the base of the page. This is Volume I of a three volume set which covers all aspects of hard landscape building and construction work. This volume deals with elements of landscape construction which are required to provide enclosure, privacy, demarcation of land, shelter and security. The elements discussed include free-standing brick and stone walls, fences, gates and railings. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Many Masks: a life of Frank Lloyd Wright, Gill, Brendan
27 Gill, Brendan Many Masks: a life of Frank Lloyd Wright
London Heinemann 1988 0434292737 / 9780434292738 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Light voxing to textblock edges. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 544pp. Many b/w illustrations. This book is an account of the life of Frank Lloyd Wright, often called Americas' greatest 20th century architect. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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The Hidden Dimension: Man's use of Space in Public and Private, Hall, Edward T.
28 Hall, Edward T. The Hidden Dimension: Man's use of Space in Public and Private
London The Bodley Head 1969 0370013085 / 9780370013084 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Red hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name on front pastedown. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. The jacket has been covered in clear plastic (not removable). Not price-clipped. 201pp. In this book by initially studying animal behaviour, the author looks at how humans interact in space, for example flats, offices, crowds and the rush-hour to see how personal space can be affected, and improved by, the design of buildings, particularly public buildings such as schools, offices and hospitals Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Follies and Fantasies: Germany and Austria, Harris, Dale (intro.)
29 Harris, Dale (intro.) Follies and Fantasies: Germany and Austria
New York Harry N Abrams Inc. 1994 0810933233 / 9780810933231 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Dark lavender grey cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with a hint of shelfwear. 128pp. 178 illustrations, including 150 plates in full colour. Some of the most beautiful and elaborate follies and pavilions in Germany and Austria are included in this book, such as the Swiss House at Anholt castle, the Hercules monument at Wilhelmshohe, and the green pavilion at Laxenburg, Austria are described by Sally Aall, and illustrated with photographs by Nic Barlow. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Development of Hemel Hempstead 1952, Hemel Hempstead Development Corporation
30 Hemel Hempstead Development Corporation The Development of Hemel Hempstead 1952
Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead Development Corporation (printed by Curwen Press) 1952 Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Decorated paper covered boards with title in gilt on blue buckram spine. Glassine dustjacket. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name on reverse of front endpaper. The glassine dusjacket is in fair condition, with a few chips and tears. Loosely inserted is a copy of the original purchase invoice for the book, purchased by the previous owner (an architect) directly from the Hemel Hempstead Development Corporation. 41pp. plus serveral pages of advertisements. This book gives a brief assessment of the design of the new town at Hemel Hempstead, one of fourteen planned after World War II as a contribution to solving the post-war housing problem, and also as an experiment to find a better way of living. 
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Memorials of the Old Square: being some Notices of the Priory of St.Thomas in Birmingham, and the Lands appertaining thereto; also of The Square built upon the Priory Close, known in later times as the Old Square; with notes concerning the dwellers in the sixteen houses thereof, and of some notable persons associated therewith, Hill, Joseph and Dent, Robert K.
31 Hill, Joseph and Dent, Robert K. Memorials of the Old Square: being some Notices of the Priory of St.Thomas in Birmingham, and the Lands appertaining thereto; also of The Square built upon the Priory Close, known in later times as the Old Square; with notes concerning the dwellers in the sixteen houses thereof, and of some notable persons associated therewith
Birmingham Achilles Taylor 1897 Special Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Signed by Author(s)
Light blue cloth with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with a hint of foxing to the covers, which are very lightly shelfworn. Some very light soiling and sunning to spine. Binding sound. 147pp. 19 b/w illustrations, as listed. This is no.85 of the subscribers edition, signed by the authors, Joseph Hill and Robert Dent on the page preceding the half-title. This book, printed by the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft, tells the story of the Old Square, Birmingham, before the last houses were demolished in July 1896, and some of the facts concerning its most notable residents. Scarce. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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Moderne Bauformen Jahrgang XXXI Heft 12 Dezember 1932, Hoffmann, Herbert (ed.)
32 Hoffmann, Herbert (ed.) Moderne Bauformen Jahrgang XXXI Heft 12 Dezember 1932
Stuttgart Julius Hoffmann 1932 Soft cover Fair No Jacket Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
NB: Text is in German throughout. Softcover. Condition: Fair, covers are lightly browned with shelfwear to edges. Top layer of paper to spine is missing to lower four inches and an inch at the top of the spine. The first page of this issue (often a colour plate) appears to be missing. Light foxing to edge of first page present. Pages are number 591-638 plus index, adverts and technical designs for funiture. Many b/w photographic illustrations. This issue includes articles on the Giovanni Berta stadium in Florence, designed by Pier Luigi Nervi and a house in Paris designed by Jean Ginsberg and Berthold.Lubetkin. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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33 Holme, Charles (ed.) Old English Country Cottages
London The Studio 1906 First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Sydney Jones, et al. 
Olive green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt. Covers have bevelled edges. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear and faint watermarks to cover edges, not affecting text or endpapers in any way. Occasional light foxing within text. Binding sound, previous owners name on fep. 168pp. 15 tissue-guarded colour plates (inc.frontispiece) by artists including Helen Allingham, Walter Tyndale and Wilfrid Ball. Many other b/w drawings within text by Sydney Jones. The book takes the reader on a journey around England, county by county, illustrating local cottage architecture and its details. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Garden Cities of To-Morrow, Howard, Ebenezer
34 Howard, Ebenezer Garden Cities of To-Morrow
London Faber & Faber 1974 0571061893 / 9780571061891 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Softcover. 1974 reprint of the 1965 edition (first published by Faber & Faber in 1946). Edited with a preface by F.J.Osborn and and introductory essay by Lewis Mumford. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. No inscriptions. 168pp. This book, directly and through the Garden City movement which it founded and inspired, has had a profound influence on town planning thoughout the world. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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35 Insall, Donald W. Et al. House of Lords - Restoration of the Chamber Ceiling: a Survey and Report to the Secretary of State for the Environment
London Donald W Insall and Associates 1981 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Card covers with white comb binding and orange translucent plastic front cover. Condition: Covers are in good condition with light shelfwear and light soilng to rear cover. Internally in very good condition, no inscriptions. 102pp. plus 22pp. appendix. After a carved timber pendant boss fell from the celing of the Chamber of the House of Lords on 21st July, 1980, this report was carried out to assess the condition of the ceiling and make recommendations as to its restoration. It includes sections on the historical foreground of the chamber being designed by Sir Charles Barry and decorated by Puigin in 1847, with details on the construction, heating, ventilation and lighting. The report is accompanied by many b/w images and several drawings. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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36 Jackson-Stops, Gervase An English Arcadia 1600-1990
London The National Trust 1992 0707801273 / 9780707801278 Soft cover As New No Jacket Book 
Softcover. Condition: As new, appears unread. 160pp. This illustrated catalogue puts the designs for gardens and garden buildings in the care of the National Trust in their historical context. It accompanied an exhibition in England and the USA in aid of the Stowe Gardens Landscape Appeal. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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37 Kentgens-Craig, Marget and Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (eds.) The Dessau Building 1926-1999
Basel, Switzerland Birkhauser 1998 3764352906 / 9783764352905 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Hardcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hintof shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 207pp.Many b/w and some colour illustrations. Walter Gropius's Bauhaus, designed and built 1925/6 is one of the world's most influential 20th century buildings. The Dessau Bauhaus remains a symbol of the worldwide importance of the Bauhaus idea and of the revolutionary innovations it introduced in architecture, fine art, art education and industrial design. This book presents a comprehensive view of the building, with themes ranging from various aspects of the architectural deisgn, including colour-schemes and furniture and the historical context of the building in the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich and the GDR. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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38 Laing, D Hints for Dwellings
Farnborough, Hants Gregg International Publishers Ltd. 1972 0576151688 / 9780576151689 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall D.Laing 
Republished version of the original 1800 edition. Navy-blue hardcover with titles in gilt on front cover. Condition: Good, although previous owner has stuck down clear plastic over the covers for protection. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Very light browning to text edges. Good reference copy. 34 b/w plates of designs for cottages, farmhouses and villas, plain and ornamental, with plans and descriptions for each. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Le Corbusier: The Marseilles Block, Le Corbusier
39 Le Corbusier Le Corbusier: The Marseilles Block
London The Harvill Press 1953 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Pale grey-green hardcover with title in red on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Some browning to endpapers. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light soiling with a couple of small repaired tears.71pp. Many b/w illustrations. This book gives the complete story of the conception and building of the Unite d'Habitation de Marseille. It contains numerous illustrations of the block at every stage in its construction and after completion, together with cross sections, ground plans and other relevant information. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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English Country Houses: Baroque 1685-1715, Lees-Milne, James
40 Lees-Milne, James English Country Houses: Baroque 1685-1715
Woodbridge, Suffolk The Antique Collectors Club 1986 1851490434 / 9781851490431 Cloth Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Originally published by Country Life in 1970, this edition published in 1986 for the Antique Collector's Club. Olive green cloth with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with previous owners name neatly written at top of front endpaper. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, essentially very good with some sunning to spine and surrounding area. 303pp. 465 b/w illustrations. In this volume, which links English Country Houses: Caroline by Oliver Hill and John Cornforth to Christopher Hussey's trilogy on the Early, Mid and late Georgian periods, James Lees-Milne explores the development of the movement not only in terms of architectural style but also in relation to political and social history. A number of the houses no longer exist but are presented by paintings and engravings. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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