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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: £45.00

Publisher: Manchester, Manchester City Art Gallery: 1975

Seller ID: 005771


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 Novem... 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


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: £45.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1963

Seller ID: 005741


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 Pevsn... View more info

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Lived-In architecture - Le Corbusier's Pessac Revisited

By: Boudon, Philippe

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Lund Humphries: 1972

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 005412


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 soc... 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


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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20th-Century Architecture: Sweden

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

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Munich/New York, Prestel: 1998

Seller ID: 005687


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 incl... 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: £30.00

Publisher: Basel, Berlin, Boston, Birkhauser: 1990

Seller ID: 005656


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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Heber Rimmer Memorial

By: E.H. (intro.)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Sprague & Co.: 1896

Seller ID: 003757


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 ... 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: £60.00

Publisher: Leicester, Leicester University Press: 1970

Seller ID: 005730


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... View more info

Recollections of Pugin

By: Ferrey, Benjamin

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Scolar Press: 1978

Seller ID: 002535


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.... View more info

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Le Corbusier Sketchbooks - Volume 2, 1950-1954

By: Franclieu, Francoise de

Price: £140.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson Ltd.: 1981

Seller ID: 005488


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 Cha... 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


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 t... 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: £60.00

Publisher: London, Elek Books: 1958

Seller ID: 005756


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.) rep... View more info

Modern Fountains

By: Hoffmann, Gretl

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George Godwin |: 1981

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 003310


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 t... View more info

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Philip Webb and his Work

By: Lethaby, W.R.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Raven Oak Press: 1979

Seller ID: 005722


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. Phili... View more info

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Russian: an architecture for World Revolution

By: Lissitzky, El (translated by Eric Dluhosch)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Lund Humphries: 1970

Seller ID: 005410


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, ... View more info

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John Nash: A Complete Catalogue, 1752-1835

By: Mansbridge, Michael

Price: £55.00

Publisher: New York, Rizzoli: 1991

Seller ID: 004631


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 e... View more info

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William Burges and the High Victorian Dream

By: Mordaunt Crook, J.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1981

Seller ID: 005729


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 ... View more info

The Modern House Revisited (The Journal of the Twentieth Century Society Number Two, 1996)

By: Moro, Peter et al.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Twentieth Century Society: 1996

Seller ID: 005665


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with a fain smudge to the front endpaper. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 128pp. Many b/w illustrations. This journal contains a collection of essays on the theme of the twentieth century "modern" house. Themes include patrons, textiles, Harbour Meadow in Birdham Sussex, interpreting the modern house and an interview with Elisabeth Benjamin by authors such as Alan Power, Peter Moro and Christine Boydell. View more info

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New Glass Architecture

By: Richards, Brent

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Laurence King Publishing Ltd.: 2006

Seller ID: 005846


Pale blue hardcover with title in black on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 240pp. Many colour illustrations. This book begins with an introduction that traces the history the key moments of glass in architecture, explains the importance of glass artists in the second half of the 20th century and describes developments in glass technology in architecture in the last 20 years. The book feat... View more info