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Image for Partnership in Style: Edgar Wood and J.Henry Sellers

Partnership in Style: Edgar Wood and J.Henry Sellers

By: Archer, John (intro.)

Price: £36.00

Publisher: Manchester, Manchester City Art Gallery: 1975

Seller ID: 005771

Condition: Fair


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 ctonribute... View more info

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Theory and Design in the First Machine Age

By: Banham, Reyner

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, The Architectural Press: 1967

Seller ID: 006427

Condition: Good


Third impression of the 1960 first edition. Pale red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, generally lightly shelfworn with a couple of small tears and a small chip missing to top right corner of front of dustjacket. Not price-clipped. 338pp. 304 b/w illustrations.In this book, Dr.Reyner Banham analyses how one unifying theme of "Machine Age" architecture emerged from the melting pot of ideas at the beginning of the 20th century, including theories from Gropius, Mies Van der R... View more info

Logic and Design: The Syntax of Art, Science and Mathematics

By: Barratt, Krome

Price: £18.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Eastview Editions, Inc.: 1980

Seller ID: 002333

ISBN: 0898600332

Condition: Fair


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. View more info

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Victorian Architecture

By: Betjeman, John (intro.)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1963

Seller ID: 005741

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Repair of Historic Buildings: Advice on Principles and Methods

By: Brereton, Christopher

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, English Heritage: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003296

ISBN: 185074341X

Condition: Very Good


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 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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The Domestic Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens

By: Butler, A.S.G.

Price: £180.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, The Antique Collectors Club: 1989

Seller ID: 006247

ISBN: 1851491007

Condition: Very Good


First published by Country Life in 1950, Reprint of the Country-Houses volume from the three volume Lutyens Memorial set "The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens". This volume reprinted in 1989. Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally lightly shelfworn with some small repaired vertical tears to top of front cover of dustjacket and a small area of loss (approx 1 by 2 inches) to base of front cover of dustjacket. Not price-clipped. 61pp. 110 b/w plat... View more info

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20th-Century Architecture: Sweden

By: Caldenby, Claes et al. (ed.)

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Munich/New York, Prestel: 1998

Seller ID: 005687

ISBN: 3791319361

Condition: Very Good


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 discu... View more info

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William Wilkinson Wardell: His Life and Work: 1823-1899

By: de Jong, Ursula M.

Price: £26.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australia, The Department of Visual Arts, Monash University: 1983

Seller ID: 006439

ISBN: 0867462736

Condition: Good


Softcover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. Inscribed to the previous owner on title page. Signed separately by the author on title page. 80pp. Many b/w illustrations. This book was produced to accompany the exhibition devoted to the architecture of the British architect who emigrated to Australia, William Wilkinson Wardell, held at the Exhibition Gallery, the Development of Visual Arts, Melbourne from October to November 1983. His notable works in Australia include St.John's College, Sydney, and Government House, Melbourne. View more info

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Theo van Doesburg on European Architecture: Complete Essays from Het Bouwbedrijf 1924-1931

By: Doesburg, Theo van

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Basel, Berlin, Boston, Birkhauser: 1990

Seller ID: 005656

ISBN: 3764322985

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Breuer Houses

By: Driller, Joachim

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 2000

Seller ID: 006033

ISBN: 0714838934

Condition: Very Good


First English edition. Grey cloth with title blindstamped on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 247pp. Many b/w illustrations. This book was the first comprehensive critical assessment of the residential architecture of Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), widely acknowledged as a master of Modern architecture and along with Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the most significant Bauhaus architects to leave Europe for the USA in the 1930s. View more info

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Motels, Hotels, Restaurants and Bars

By: Dudley Hunt, Jr., William (ed.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York, Toronto, London, McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc.: 1960

Seller ID: 006014

Condition: Good


Second edition. Pale grey cloth with title i black on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Front endpaper has a vertical crease to the edge. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, generally shelfworn to edges with some light soiling, and some light sunning to spine. 327pp. Many b/w illustrations.The second edition of this guide presents a detailed study of physical design in motels, hotels, restaurants and bars. It graphically shows the important relationship between good design and good business. Presented in the book are... View more info

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Heber Rimmer Memorial

By: E.H. (intro.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Sprague & Co.: 1896

Seller ID: 003757

Condition: Very Good


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 Medal... View more info

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A History of the Gothic revival (The Victorian Library)

By: Eastlake, Charles L. (edited with an introduction by J.Mordaunt Crook)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Leicester, Leicester University Press: 1970

Seller ID: 005730

ISBN: 0718550056

Condition: Very Good


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 deta... View more info

Recollections of Pugin

By: Ferrey, Benjamin

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Scolar Press: 1978

Seller ID: 002535

ISBN: 0859673588

Condition: Good


Introduction by Clive Wainwright, and full index by Jane Wainright. Blue hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, text clean no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, covers are quite sunned, and generally shelfworn. Not price-clipped. 473pp. Pugin is universally known as the key figure in the creation of the Victorian phase of the Gothic revival. He was simultaneously author, decorative designer, antiquary, ecclesiologist and architect. This is one of the principal accounts of Pugin, containing a wealth of detail and personal recollections not recorded elsewh... View more info

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Le Corbusier Sketchbooks - Volume 2, 1950-1954

By: Franclieu, Francoise de

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson Ltd.: 1981

Seller ID: 005488

ISBN: 0500340889

Condition: Very Good


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 s... View more info

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Dream Houses - The Edwardian Ideal

By: Gradige, Roderick

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1980

Seller ID: 005728

ISBN: 0094619301

Condition: Very Good


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 ... View more info

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The Buildings of London Zoo

By: Guillery, Peter

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England: 1993

Seller ID: 005950

ISBN: 1873592159

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 145pp. 125 b/w illustrations. This book contains a comprehensive account of London Zoo's architectural comopnents and discusses the philosophical and practical considerations that informed their design. The author demonstrates that the best buildings often resulted from a collaboration between the leading zoologists and architects of the day, tackling together the sometimes contradictory demands of animal welfare and the public' s desire for entertainment. View more info

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In the Nature of Materials: The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright 1887-1941

By: Hitchcock, Henry-Russell

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Elek Books: 1958

Seller ID: 005756

Condition: Good


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 authorita... View more info

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The Dr.Thomas Howarth Collection: Important works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret and Frances Macdonald and Herbert MacNair, Christie's London 17 February 1994

By: Howarth, Dr.Thomas (intro.)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Christie Manson & Woods Ltd.: 1994

Seller ID: 006208

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers and hint or sunning to very edges of text. 115pp. Plus bibliography. A list of prices realised is loosely inserted. This 143 item catalogue was produced to accompany the auction of important works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret and Frances Macdonald and Herbert MacNair held at Christies King street, London on 17th February 1994. It included architectural drawings and furniture designs, as well as actual pieces of furniture. View more info

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John Nash: A Complete Catalogue, 1752-1835

By: Mansbridge, Michael

Price: £50.00

Publisher: New York, Rizzoli: 1991

Seller ID: 004631

ISBN: 0847813088

Condition: As New


First American edition. Maroon cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: As new, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: As new. 336pp. Profusely illustrated in b/w. The first illustrated suvey of Nash's works, including all of his own and attributed works. Mansbridge's photographs of Nash's existing buildings are complemented by contemporary views and old photographs showing demolished buildings, and by original sketches of designs never executed. Introduction by Sir John Summerson. A heavy book - will require extra shipping charges if to be sent outside UK. Siz... View more info