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David Adjaye: Houses

By: Allison, Peter (ed.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson Ltd.: 2006

Seller ID: 006447

ISBN: 0500286310

Condition: Fine


Softcover. Condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear and light sunning to spine. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 256pp. 430 illustrations, 162 in colour. This book was the first monograph on the Tanzanian born architect, David Adjaye (b.1966). It includes an introduction by Stuart Hall, a documentation of 13 of Adjaye's most important projects, including a house and studio for the artist Chris Ofili (1998-99) which are presented through descriptions, detailed plans and photographs, a series of visual essays, and essays from cultural critics View more info

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Period Houses and their Details

By: Amery, Colin (ed.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, The Architectural Press: 1974

Seller ID: 005956

ISBN: 0851391761

Condition: Good


Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Previous ownsers name on front endpaper. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Sunning to spine and immediate surrounding area. Not price-clipped. 15 pp. introduction plus 212 b/w plates. This book covers architectural details from mainly the 17th and 18th centuries. It provides an accurate record of how buildlings were put together in a period in which individual craftsmanship reached a level which has never since been matched, and is useful for designers and architects invo... View more info

Funktionalismens Genombrott Och Kris: Svenskt Bostadsbyggande 1930-80

By: Andersson, Henrik O. (foreword)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Arkitekturmuesse Och Bokforlaget Prisma: 1989

Seller ID: 003453

Condition: Very Good


NB: Text is in Swedish throughout. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 164pp. Profusely illustrated in b/w. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Venice Restored 1966-1986: The Unesco Campaign and the Contribution of private Organizations

By: Asso, Margherita

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Milan, Electa: 1991

Seller ID: 005335

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth with title in white on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Hint of sunning to very edges of pages. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 236pp. Several colour and many b/w illustrations. After the very severe flooding of Venice in November 1966, a group of private bodies responded to the plea made by Unesco to gather funds and arrange to restore the most important monuments there. The campaign included cutting edge restoration technology in various fields such as marble and stone corrosion. This book details much of the restoratio... View more info

The Work of John Vanbrugh

By: Beard, Geoffrey

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Batsford: 1986

Seller ID: 002460

ISBN: 0713446781

Condition: Good


Black hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 176pp. 127 illustrations. The colourful life and architectural achievements of John Vanbrugh (1664-1726) are presented here in a detailed text by Geoffrey Beard, and photographs by Anthony Kersting. A short account of Vanbrugh's triple career - soldier, playwright, architect is followed by sequence of photographs, supported by contemporary drawings, engravings and plans. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Palladio

By: Beltramini, Guido and Burns, Howard (eds.)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Royal Academy of Arts: 2008

Seller ID: 006493

ISBN: 1905711255

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Light crease to lower right corner of last page. 433pp. plus 2pp. benefactors list. Many colour illustrations. This catalogue was published to accompany the touring exhibition of work by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio (b.1508), held at the Royal Academy London from 31 January to 13 April 2009. The exhibition was held to mark the 500th anniversary of the architects birth, and was the first in London to be devoted to his work since 1975. A very heavy catalogue, (approx 2.3kg) will req... View more info

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The Art of Designed Environments in the Netherlands

By: Benjamin III, Lloyd W.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/Utrecht, Stichting Kunst En bedrijf/Reflex: 1983

Seller ID: 005336

Condition: Very Good


Softcover with dustjacket. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions Dustjacket condition: Good, with light sunning and shelfwear to jacket edges. 176pp. Many colour illustrates. This book, produced in collaboration with IBM, discusses the use of art within the work environment and public spaces in the Netherlands, illustrating the concept with a selection of projects dating from approximately 1960-1985, including the design for the Rhine Embankment and Area under the Roermondsplein Bridge designed by Dienst Gemeentewerken and the Terrain, IBM Headqua... View more info

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Roof Slating and Tiling

By: Bennett, Frank and Pinion, Alfred

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Donhead St.Mary, Shaftesbury, Donhead Publishing: 2000

Seller ID: 006217

ISBN: 1873394462

Condition: Very Good


First published in 1948 by Caxton Publishing Company, this is the Donhead Publishing 2000 reprint. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 331pp. Many b/w drawings and photographic images. This facsimile edition of Bennett and Pinion's classic work, first published in 1935, provides and invaluable source of information on all aspects of the slating and tiling industry. It examines the various types of roof coverings such as slates, clay tiles and shingles, and includes basic aspec... View more info

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The Architecture of Philippe Starck

By: Bertoni, Franco

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Academy Editions: 1994

Seller ID: 005555

ISBN: 1854903780

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth with title in dark grey on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 223pp. Many colour illustrations. Philippe Starck (.1949) is most well known for his work as a designer, for example of chairs, beds, tables and kitchen equipment. In this book his architectural activity (up to date of publication in 1994) is dealt with for the first time, and includes his interiors for the Cafe Costes, the office building known as "Le Baron Vert" in Osaka and his prefabricated house for "3 Suisses"... View more info

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Arup Associates: The biography of an architectural practice

By: Brawne, Michael

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Lund Humphries: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005639

ISBN: 0853314497

Condition: Very Good


Black hardcover with title i silver on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Hint of sunning to very edges of pages. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 200pp. Many b/w and a few colour illustrations. This book deals with the work of the teams of architects, engineers and quantity surveyors who make up the integrated design practice of Arup Associates from its inception in 1963 to the date of publication of the book, 1983. The practice is still running today. Projects mentioned include the Wolfson Building;Somerville Colleg, Oxford, HM naval Base, Dock... View more info

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Towers of Crim Tartary - English and Scottish Architects in the Crimea, 1762-1853

By: Brett, C.E.B.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Donington, Lincolnshire, Shaun Tyas: 2005

Seller ID: 006326

ISBN: 1900289733

Condition: Fine


Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear. 154pp. 91 illustrations, many in colour. In this book the author shows how important English and Scottish architects and craftsmen were in the buildings of the Crimea. For example he explains how Count Vorontsoz commissioned Thomas Harrison of Chester to design a palace for him at Alupka, which was completed by Edward Blore after Harrison's death in 1829. View more info

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Rob Mallet-Stevens - La Villa Noailles (Monographies d'architecture)

By: Briolle, Cecile, et al.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Marseilles, France, Editions Parentheses: 1990

Seller ID: 004284

ISBN: 2863640534

Condition: Very Good


NB: Text is in French throughout. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with some sunning to cover edges. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 119pp. Many b/w illustrations. Scarce. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Eliot Noyes

By: Bruce, Gordon

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 2006

Seller ID: 005594

ISBN: 0714843504

Condition: Very Good


Brown hardcover with title black on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 240pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This book was the first monograph to trace the life of Eliot Noyes (1910-1977), an architect and industrial designer who began his career working in the office of Walter Gropius. A catalyst figure, he brought together some of the most significant talents from all fields, including Charles Eames, Ivan Chermayeff, Eero Saarinen and Alexander Calder. View more info

Practical Plane Geometry

By: Burchett, E.S.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London and Glasgow, William Collins, Sons, and Co.: 0

Seller ID: 001950

Condition: Fair


Brown cloth with titles in gilt on spine and cover. No date, but introduction is dated 1875. Condition: Fair, covers are shelfworn, particularly spine. Spine and cover corners bumped. Binding sound. Some pencil notes on blank page facing title page. Some foxing to endpapers and occasionally within text. Includes a section on constructions, i.e. how to construct various types of triangles, squares and trapezions, and sections on curves, circles and lines. Many b/w diagrams. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Constructing the Town Upon the Town - Transformation of Contemporary Urban Site - Europan 4, European Results

By: Chirat, Sylvie (ed.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Paris, Europan: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003704

ISBN: 2950852653

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers and light sunning to spine. 337pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. A handbook illustrating the results of Europan 4, the fourth session of the European Competitions for new architecture. 65 sites are selected for display from the 18 countries taking part, including Birmingham and Manchester in England, Caragena in Spain and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Planning and Creation of an Environment: Experiences in the Ysselmeer Polders

By: Constandse, Dr.A.K.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: 's Gravenhage , Netherlands, Staatsdrukkerij- en Uitgeverijbedrijf: 1967

Seller ID: 003061

Condition: Good


NB: Text is in English throughout. Card covers. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 89pp. 69 b/w illustrations. The history and evolution of the physical planning of the Ysselmeer Polders. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Bartlett Book of Ideas

By: Cook, Peter (ed.)

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, The Bartlett School of Architecture: 2000

Seller ID: 005523

ISBN: 0953902102

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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New Trends in Church Architecture

By: Dahinden, Justus

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Studio Vista: 1967

Seller ID: 006474

ISBN: 0289370825

Condition: Very Good


Grey hardcover with title in black on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 144pp. 227 b/w illustrations.Using varied examples of modern church architecture from all over the world including Switzerland, France, Spain, Africa and Japan, the author, a Swiss architect, states that ecclesiastical architecture should not be based on traditional designs, but that climate, custom, topography and other local conditions should be the decisive factors in church design. The illustr... View more info

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English Shop Fronts from contemporary sourcebooks 1792-1840

By: Dean, David (intro.)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Alec Tiranti: 1970

Seller ID: 006535

ISBN: 0854582703

Condition: Very Good


Light blue hard cover with title in silver on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, with light shelfwear and light soiling including a coffee/tea splashmark to spine of jacket (not affecting book in any way) and a repaired tear to the top of the rear cover of jacket. 8pp. preface and 77 b/w illustrations. This book contains illustrations of shopfronts compiled from five contemporary books on the subject (including Designs for Shop Fronts by J.Faulkner, 183 and On the Construction and Decoration of the Shop Fronts of London by N.Whi... View more info

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Vanbrugh (Vol. XVI in the Studies in Architecture series)

By: Downes, Kerry

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, A.Zwemmer Ltd.: 1977

Seller ID: 004744

ISBN: 0302027696

Condition: Very Good


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 9¾" - 12" tall View more info