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Karl Friedrich Schinkel
(Düsseldorf: teNeues, 2003) 3823845330. . Small 4to; original black boards, lettered in white on spine and upper cover; laminated dustwrapper; pp. 80; several colour photographs; street plans. Trace of edgewear to dustwrapper. Very good condition. Text in four languages: English, German, French and Italian. "A fresh new series about the masters of classical architecture. Each volume in this eminently attractive series highlights the work of a renowned architect of the past centuries. Packed with dazzling photographs of exteriors and interiors, detailed plans, and brief, comprehensive texts.".
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N° du livre: 10899
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Architecture
Mots-clés: Famous Architects. . Public Buildings

Cape Dutch Houses and Farms. Their Architecture and History Together with a Note on the Role of Cecil John Rhodes in Their Preservation. And a Chapter on the Outlying Districts by Hans Fransen
(Cape Town: A A Balkema, 1971, 3rd edition). . 8vo; limp laminated pictorial boards; pp. (vi) + 122 + (86); 12 maps; 101 black-and-white plates. Spine sunned; old tape marks to endpapers; some browning to edges; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "Another seven years have passed, and once again Cape Dutch Houses and Farms is out of print. It is a tribute to the value of Mr De Bosdari's work and to the ever-increasing public interest in his subject that a third edition is badly overdue. It is now as much as eighteen years since this book first appeared, and time has not stood still. Other publications on the same subject have been written, new insights gained, more material discovered. But all this work has leaned very heavily on Cape Dutch Houses and Farms and, what is more, the book itself after all these years has lost none of its usefulness as a concise handbook and guide to all but those few who want to acquaint themselves more thoroughly with the latest material.".
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N° du livre: 7967
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Mots-clés: . Hope. South African Cultural

The Gothic Revival
(London: Phaidon Press, 1999) 0 7148 3480 7. . 220 x 160 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 447; lavishly illustrated in colour and monochrome. Slight bump to tail of spine; previous owner's discreet book label to first page. Near fine condition. "At the height of the Victorian period, a passion for the Gothic style swept England and spread far beyond. Gothic architecture, associated with the social and cultural ideals of the Middle Ages, was seen as a means of remaking the modern world. In this lucid exposition, Chris Brooks unravels the layers of meaning that Gothic held for its many reinventors - from the political uses of Gothic history in the seventeenth century to Barry and Pugin's Houses of Parliament in the mid-nineteenth. Yet Gothic is not just buildings: continually recreated, it has taken the form of poetry and fiction, of painting and sculpture, of movies and video games, of Gothic music and Gothic punk. Gothic became a dominant cultural and architectural force not only in nineteenth-century Britain, but across Europe, in the United States, and in the countries of the British Empire. It is still pervasive. This is the first book to deal comprehensively with the whole scope of the Gothic Revival.".
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N° du livre: 4126
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: . . Movements. .N. W. Pugin. Church

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Islamic Art and Architecture
(London: Hermes House, 2010) 0857231049. . 4to; laminated pictorial boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. 256, incl. index; liberally illustrated with full-colour photographs and artwork; maps. Dustwrapper very slightly edgeworn, with trace of wear to head of spine panel; light bump to top fore-corner of lower board. Very good condition. "A comprehensive history of Islam's 1,400-year legacy of art and design, with 500 colour photographs, reproductions and fine-art paintings. Provides an in-depth and diverse survey of the most spectacular artistic and architectural achievements of the Islamic world. Explores how the Islamic court supported and sponsored art, science and literature and discusses how wonderful works of sacred art glorified Islam's message. Supplemented with maps, beautiful fine-art paintings and an index of the world's greatest museum collections of Islamic art today. An authoritative study of the history of Islamic art forms, including tiles, carpets, costume, calligraphy, woodcarvings, pottery and metalwork.".
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N° du livre: 10879
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Architecture
Mots-clés: Islam. Muslim . Decoration. Arab

Treasury of Nineteenth-Century Ornamental Metalwork
(Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2006) 0486452220. . 278 x 210 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp (vi) + 128 + publisher's catalogue; one hundred and twenty-eight pages of detailed illustrations. Fine condition. "Extremely pliable yet amazingly durable, metal offers infinite decorative options. Here are 1,000 prime examples of French metal masterworks, painstakingly reproduced from an extremely rare and valuable edition. From the everyday to the ornate, items include: Weather vanes; Tiles; Waterspouts; Trims; Basins; Pike heads. You'll also find hundreds of other images, offering a wealth of inspiration and useful historical designs. Dover republication of 'Fabrique d'Ornements en Zinc, Cuivre et Plomb, Travaux sur Dessins et Devis', published by Jules Decker, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 1899.".
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N° du livre: 10876
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Architecture
Mots-clés: Cast Iron. .

Church Street in the Land of Waveren
([Tulbagh]: Tulbagh Restoration Committee, 1975) 0620017228. . Authors' signed presentation inscription to copyright page. Oblong 4to; original brown boards, with lettering to spine and upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper facsimile; pp. 185, incl. index; liberally illustrated with contemporary artwork and photographs, floor-plans, line drawings and facsimiles. Dustwrapper somewhat rubbed and edgeworn, with earlier owner's tape repairs; bump to top fore-corner of upper board; earlier owner's bookplate to front pastedown; some foxing to edges, and reverse of dustwrapper. Good condition. "On the 29th September, 1969 the little village of Tulbagh in the Cape Province of South Africa was struck by an earthquake and many buildings of historic value were seriously damaged. Amongst these was the oldest church in the country. Built in 1743 for the farmers on the outskirts of the Colony, it became the nucleus from which first a street and then a town gradually developed. This book documents the work which was done by the Tulbagh Restoration Committee, a body urgently formed to restore the twenty-eight buildings in Church Street, many of which were destined for demolition.".
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N° du livre: 11318
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | CHF 24]
Catalogue: Architecture
Mots-clés: Copy. Building .

Historic Houses of South Africa
(London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press / Cape Town: Maskew Miller, 1922). . With a preface by General J. C. Smuts. 4to; original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; margins of upper cover ruled in gilt, with central Cape Dutch gable device in gilt; pp. xvii + (i) + 191, incl. index; plates; line drawings. Corners bumped; cover somewhat rubbed, with a little wear to extremities; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; endpapers a bit foxed, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good to very good condition. "The old Dutch homesteads of South Africa deserve to be better known than they are. In a country where, as a rule, Nature is everything and Art literally nowhere, our old Dutch houses form the most notable exception to the rule... In the book before us Miss Fairbridge endeavours to trace the origin and growth of this distinctive old Dutch style, and gives us numerous examples of its best achievements." - From the Foreword by J. C. Smuts.
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N° du livre: 10650
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50 | CHF 53.5]
Catalogue: Architecture
Mots-clés: . Hope. African Cultural History

Architectural Beauty of the Old Cape As Seen by Arthur Elliott. Photographs of Houses and Farmsteads Now Largely Demolished or Ruined, Taken at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
(Cape Town: A. A. Balkema, 1969). . Cecil Higgs's copy, and signed by her on the half-title. 4to; original coarse grey cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, and with publisher's monogram in gilt to upper cover; dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. (viii) + 343, incl. index; period monochrome photographs recto, with descriptive text to facing verso. Dustwrapper somewhat tanned to lower panel; some foxing to endpapers and edges; earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper. Very good condition. "This book illustrates the historic beauty of the Cape as it still existed in the early years of the present century. Elliott had an unfailing eye for what was essential in the already diminishing remnants of the past that surrounded him, and he made a determined effort to record as much as possible before it had vanished even further... The plates have extensive captions giving all the information possible about the subject. There are also introductory chapters on Arthur Elliott as a recorder of history, and as a photographer; and on half a century's loss of fine buildings. This is a splendid documentation in photography and text of that part of our cultural heritage that has vanished forever.".
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N° du livre: 11183
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50 | CHF 53.5]
Catalogue: Architecture
Mots-clés: . Historical . Indigenous

Sundials. Incised Dials or Mass-Clocks
(London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1926). . A study of the time-markers of medieval churches, containing descriptions, photographs, diagrams and analysis of dials, chiefly in Hampshire, but also in various other counties. A volume in "The Historic Monuments of England" series. Demy 8vo; original dark green cloth, titled in gilt on spine; edges of upper board ruled in blind; pp. xx + 203, incl. index; plates; text figures; folding diagram. Very good condition; bottom edge of lower board slightly bumped; cloth a little stippled; accession stamp and date to front free endpaper; a few discreet, informed marginal annotations and a little underlining; regular light browning throughout. "It seems a pity that hitherto so little interest has been taken in this subject, for it undoubtedly forms a very interesting corner in ecclesiology. To many people who take an intelligent interest in the architecture of our parish churches the Mass-clock is quite unknown; they will converse quite learnedly of the Norman, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles of architecture, and they are interested in piers and arches, stained-glass windows, screens and pews, fonts, pulpits, bells, low side-windows and wall-paintings, etc, etc, but when one of these dials is mentioned, they have never seen or even heard of such a thing." - from the Preface..
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N° du livre: 10759
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | CHF 24]
Mots-clés: . . Mass . . Church . Primitive Time Markers. Clocks

God's Architect. Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
(London: Penguin, 2008). . 197 x 128 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xiii + (i) + 602 + (viii); plates, some of which in full colour. Slightest curl to wraps. Near fine condition. "During his short life Pugin was shipwrecked, bankrupted, widowed twice and driven to madness. Yet by the time of his death at forty he had changed the face of Britain with his visionary Gothic architecture, designing churches, cathedrals, houses and furnishings, and even sketching designs for the clock tower that would become famous as 'Big Ben' in his last moments of sanity. Rosemary Hill's astonishing biography reveals the extraordinary story of his turbulent, romantic life for the first time.".
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N° du livre: 4118
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Mots-clés: A.W. N. . . Architects. . Landmarks

Early Nineteenth Century Architecture in South Africa. A Study of the Interaction of Two Cultures 1795-1837
(Cape Town: A. A. Balkema, 1963). . 4to; pale blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, and with gilt publisher's monogram to upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. x + (ii) + 451, incl. index; liberally illustrated with photographs, line drawings, plans, and reproductions of contemporary artwork, incl. colour plates. Copenhagen bookplate to front pastedown. Dustwrapper slightly rubbed and edgeworn, with earlier owner's tape reinforcing to spine panel at head and tail; a little foxing to endpapers and edges, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Very good condition. "The book is designed for the general reader, yet, with its authoritative notes and thorough documentation, it will appeal equally to the serious scholar. It is likely to remain the standard work on the subject for many years. Prefaced by a brief account of eighteenth century architecture at the Cape, the main body of the work is a detailed study of the buildings over the whole period from 1795 to 1837, fully illustrated in colour, half-tone and line. The book includes, in addition, a discussion of the major trends which have characterized architectural development in South Africa, a description of the interaction of the architectures of the English and the Dutch, analyses of the sources of various foreign stylistic influences, and accounts of the impact of the European Industrial Revolution and of the transition to Victorian... Not the least important aspect of this work is that it brings to the attention of the public for the first time the full wealth of the architecture of the 1820 Settlers. In countryside and village this exposed community built for themselves, in the face of flood, famine and brutal attack, an architecture of amazing quality and permanence, ranging from tiny half-timbered cottages to fortified manor houses and elegant Regency mansions.".
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N° du livre: 10935
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 66.75 | CHF 71.5]
Mots-clés: Hope. Eastern . . 1820 Settler . Building Styles. Local Materials

Edwardian House Style. An Architectural and Interior Design Source Book
(Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 2003) 0 7153 1227-8. . 258 x 226 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 192; lavishly illustrated. Previous owner's discreet book label to half-title. Fine condition. "Original period illustrations and beautiful contemporary photography make this an invaluable source of reference for anyone wishing to recreate the inimitable style of the Edwardian period.".
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N° du livre: 4116
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Mots-clés: . . . Finishes.

The World Atlas of Architecture
(London, Mitchell Beazley, 1988). . Folio; original black boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper a little rubbed; past owner's name on front free endpaper; upper hinge splitting and reinforced with clear tape; some tape stains and light soiling to endpapers; pp. 408, incl. index/glossary. More than 1000 colour photographs; maps; time charts; cut-out reconstructions and perspective drawings. Good condition. "A definitive visual history of architecture, spanning the pre-classical era to modern times, from the Far East to Europe and the Americas." Please note that this book is heavy, and postage will be charged accordingly..
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N° du livre: 1613
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | CHF 18]
Mots-clés: . Art. Design. Movements. Social . Civilization. Buildings. Churches. Monuments. Temples

Eighteenth Century Architecture in South Africa
(Cape Town: A. A. Balkema, 1968). . Large 4to; original powder blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, and with gilt publisher's device to upper cover; dustwrapper; tinted top edge; pp. xi + (iii) + 49 + (i) + (113) + (vii), incl. index; plans, monochrome photographs and line drawings. Dustwrapper a little sunned, and somewhat worn, with clipped corner to lower flap, and earlier owner's tape repairs; corners of boards slightly bumped; a little foxing to edges; occasional fox spot elsewhere. A very good example of this celebrated monograph. "This is a new edition of what has become widely accepted as a classic and pioneering study of a subject of established importance. Originally published in 1933, Professor Pearse was the first to consider and describe the Cape architecture of the 18th century as an independent style, and to examine this within its historical perspective. In the cultural development of South Africa, there has been no greater achievement... The glory of this large format book is the illustration. There are 36 line drawings in the text; and 111 plates that present 59 photographic studies, and 80 superbly-executed architectural drawings from measured details. In this edition, many of the subjects were newly-photographed by Willem Malherbe and by Hans Fransen (who was responsible for the selection of the new photographs), and the majority of the details were reproduced from the original drawings. The plates are fully described in extensive notes.".
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N° du livre: 10709
GBP 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 88.75 | CHF 95.5]
Mots-clés: Dutch . Hope. African History

Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Including Edwardian & Transvaal Republican Styles 1850-1910
(Cape Town: A. A. Balkema, 1977) 08696108310. . Sub-title reads: A survey of houses, churches, schools, public and commercial buildings with notes on the materials used, the architects concerned, the use of prefabricated ironmongery and the influence of European styles. 4to; original burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, and with gilt publisher's device on upper cover; dustwrapper; pp. xii + 412, incl. index; liberally illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Dustwrapper a little rubbed; slightest trace of spotting to top edge. Near fine condition, in very good dustwrapper. "A survey of the varied and exotic architectural styles of South African buildings constructed between 1850 and 1910 - a period loosely described as Victorian. But the scope is wider: for the period also covers the pre-1900 Transvaal Republican as well as the post-1900 Edwardian styles. These rich and varied styles are the author's main interest: the houses, churches, schools, public and commercial buildings are described and fully illustrated: so are the architects and builders, and the materials they used... There are some 500 illustrations: most are photographs of buildings; and these are supplemented by more than a hundred of the author's drawings; together they provide a comprehensive visual record of extant buildings, with considerable detail.".
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N° du livre: 7296
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | CHF 48]
Mots-clés: Age. Colonialism. . Sir Herbert Baker

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