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St.Petersburg: Architecture of the Tsars

By: Shvidkovsky, Dmitri

Price: £70.00

Publisher: New York, London, Paris, Abbeville Press: 1996

Seller ID: 006190

ISBN: 0789202174

Condition: Fine


Navy blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 360pp.Illustrated throughout with colour photographic illustrations. This sumptuous book chronicles the history of the planning and construction of St.Petersburg from Peter the Great's time to the reign of the last tsar, Nicholas II. The buildings mentioned include the palaces of Peterhof, Tsarskoe Selo, Oranienb... View more info

The Night Climbers of Cambridge

By: Symington, Noel Howard (Whipplesnaith)

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1937

Seller ID: 002896

Condition: Fair


Reprint (November, 1937) of the October 1937 first edition. Black cloth with titles in blue on spine. Condition: Fair to good, covers have general shelfwear with the titles on the spine being rubbed and dulled, so that it is quite hard to make out the title. Light foxing and soiling to endpapers. Previous owners name in pencil on front pastedown. Binding sound, text clean, with occasional very light foxing. 183pp.Many b/w photographic plates. Scarce. Wonderfully eccentri... View more info

John Nash & the Village Picturesque

By: Temple, Nigel

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Gloucester, Alan Sutton Publishing: 1979

Seller ID: 002733

ISBN: 0904387240

Condition: Very Good


Navy blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with a hint of sunning to inner flaps of jacket. 176pp. plus 104 b/w plates. This book focuses on the work of three men, Humphrey Repton, John Nash and George Repton, assistant to Nash and son of Humphrey. This book outlines the aesthetic climate in which they worked and analyses Blaise Hamlet in detail, cottage by cottage, as w... View more info

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Small Houses & Bungalows: Plans and Photographs of Architect-Designed Dwellings

By: The Builder

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Builder: 0

Seller ID: 004548

Condition: Good


Undated, but late 1940's.Softcover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and soiling to covers. The covers have separated from the text. No inscriptions. 22pp Many sepia illustrations. This magazine illustrates a variety of immediately post-war houses and bungalows built in Britain, and includes designs by Arcon, Nuttall, Sir Guy Dawber R.A., Kenneth Lindy & Partners, and Clifford E Culpin. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

English Homes Period IV (Vol.1) Late Stuart, 1649-1714

By: Tipping, H.Avray

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Library: 1929

Seller ID: 003402

Condition: Good


Second impression. Blue cloth with titles in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn and sunned with small chips missing to head and tail of spine, and a few small tears to top and base of jacket. Now protected by clear removable cellophane. 430pp. Many b/w plates. Heavy book, will require additional shipping charges. A lovely reference work, including sections on many Eng... View more info

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Plans for an Arts Centre

By: Unknown

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Lund Humphries (for the Arts Council of Great Britain): 1945

Seller ID: 005762

Condition: Good


Card covers with clear plastic "comb" binding. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light soiling to covers. Binding sound. Previous owners name neatly written at top of title page. 40pp. Several b/w illustrations. This book contains suggestions for possible designs for an arts centre in Britain, immediately post-war, together with hints on planning and management. It includes two b/w illustrations of plans by Alvar Aalto for a Civic centre in Avesta... View more info

J.N.L. Durand (1760-1834): Art and Science of Architecture

By: Villari, Sergio

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Rizzoli: 1990

Seller ID: 005709

ISBN: 0847811840

Condition: Very Good


Softcover with dustjacket. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 103pp. plus 102 b/w plates.J.N.L.Durand is widely considered to be the most important architectural theorist of late 18th century France. His highly popular lectures, delivered at the new Ecole Polytechnique stablished by Napoleon in Paris in 1794, were published between 1802 and 1805 and were to have great influence not on... View more info

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Surveying Historic Buildings

By: Watt, David and Swallow, Peter

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Shaftesbury, Dorset, Donhead Publishing Ltd.: 1998

Seller ID: 006233

ISBN: 1873394160

Condition: Very Good


1998 reprint of the 1996 first edition. Dark green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 302pp. Many b/w photographic illustrations. This book focuses on the unique nature of the principles involved in the surveying of historic buildings. It provides a practical guide to inspecting and reporting on the condition of older buildings and takes into ... View more info

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David Chipperfield: Architectural Works 1990-2002

By: Weaver, Thomas (ed.)

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Barcelona, Ediciones Poligrafa: 2003

Seller ID: 005878

ISBN: 8434309459

Condition: Good


Black hardcover with title in white on black cloth spine. NB: Paper title wrap-around band is not present. Condition: Good, although there is some scuffing to covers. Internally, the book is in very good condition. No inscriptions.343pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This book containss an essay by Kenneth Frampton and the text of an interview between David Chipperfield and Rik Nys, as well as details of Chipperfields architectural projects between 1990-2002, includ... View more info

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A descriptive list of the Mediaeval dovecotes in Nottinghamshire

By: Whitaker F.Z.S., J.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, The "Mansfield Reporter" Company: 1927

Seller ID: 005937

Condition: Good


Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Possibly a private binding. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. General light browning to endpapers. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown. Occasional light foxing to text. 112pp.28 b/w plates. This is a book about the mediaeval pigeon-cotes of Nottinghamshire and its borders. It includes only the dovecotes standing by themselves rather than those at the end of barns or over stables.... View more info

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Tony Garnier: The Cite Industrielle

By: Wiebenson, Dora

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Studio Vista: 1969

Seller ID: 005579

ISBN: 0289797454

Condition: Good


Greay paper covered boards with title in gilt on black cloth spine.Condition: Good, with light browning to endpapers and splashmark to fore-edge of textblock, not affecting text internally in any way. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with a couple of small chips and tears. Price-clipped. 127pp. 81 b/w illustrations. Tony Garnier's Cite Industrielle is one of the most comprehensive ideal plans of all time. Hailed by Le Corbusier after ist publication in 191... View more info

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Rejsekitser

By: Wohlert, Vilhelm

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Kunstakademiets Arkitetskole: 1986

Seller ID: 006249

ISBN: 8787918900

Condition: Very Good


Openweave textured beige cloth with title in red on spine. NB: Text is in Danish throughout. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. No dustjacket (as issued?). 41 b/w illustrations. This book was published on the occasion of the retirement of the Danish architect Vilhelm Wohlert (1920-2007) from his professorship at the Kunstakademiet Arkitekskole, Copenhagen after eighteen years (1968-86). The book consists of 41 b/w illustrations of sketches ... View more info