New York: Modern Library, 1993. Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition. Slightly dinged at foot of spine, else fine. Reissue. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997. Challenging the prevailing view of a modern English Culture besotted with its history and its aristocracy, Mandler portrays instead a continuously changing and modernizing society in which both popular and intellectual attitudes towards the aristocracy - and its stately homes - have veered from selective appreciation to ourtright hostility, and only recently to thoroughgoing admiration." 523p. illus bibliography.index NOTE :A heavy volume weighing 2lb. . 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
London: National Trust, 1987. 1st UK Edition. Softcover. As New.
New York: Scribners, 1971. "The biography of one of the world's greatest architects and a portrait of the golden age of the Ottoman Empire" 299p. illus bibliograpy index. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Near Fiine/Very Good, Slight Chips.
London: Folio Society, 1975. Beautifully printed and bound volume describing the transformation of Londonafter the Great Fire of 1666.. " De Mare explores the time before the fire ...the fire itself and the devastation it wrought, the realities of reconstruction, the fifty-one new churches built, by Wren, the new St Paul's Cathedral, and a final view of the city as it looked at Wren's death. 128p.Illustrated with contemporary pictures.including endpapers with plans of the city before and after the fire. [Would make a nice gift]. First Thus. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.
London: A & C Black, 1987. Formidably detailed guide, county by county, "to thousands of remarkable Victorian buildings throughout Great Britain, from a Gothic carpet factory in Glasgow to Manchester Town Hall with its pre-Raphaelite frescoes, the Italianate magnificence of Cliveden ...and the electic eccentricity of the Gaskell Memorial Tower and Coffee House in Knutsford. 622p. (+ 5 p maps) illus. indexes.(remainder mark). 1st UK Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.
U.S.A.: Firefly Books, 2000. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. As New/As New. Illus. by Photographs by John De Visser.
Halifax NS: Tuns Pr, 2004. Bi-lingual English and French texts. 116p. illus diagrs.. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. New.
Roma/Rome: Officina Edizioni, 1978. The author was an Italian architect and engineer who was known for his method of studying monuments, careful analysis of construction techniques and his emphasis on the preservation of materials and his approach to the restoration of monuments. This book examines closely the structure of Aghia Sophia with many photographs showing structural details.n217p. plates diagrams bibliography, index . First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Slightly Scuffed.
London: Penguin, 1952. Original Vintage Penguin paperback edition,. BE7 The seventh volume in the comprehensive series of books describing historic buildings in all the counties of England. Paper age toned, . 1st UK Ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good.
London: Penguin, 1953. Original Vintage Penguin paperback edition,. BE8 The eighth volume in the comprehensive series of books describing historic buildings in all the counties of England. Paper age toned, . 1st UK Ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good.
London: Penguin, 1952. Original Vintage Penguin paperback edition,. BE5 The fifth volume in the comprehensive series of books describing historic buildings in all the counties of England. Paper age toned, . 1st UK Ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good.
Toronto: Prospero Books / Indigo "Gothic cathedrals are monuments to God, witnesses to the historic power of the Church, and symbols of the faith of the thousands of believers who contributed to their creation. They are also astonishing feats of construction and engineering, from a period before steel-making, machine tools and computer simulation; breathtaking in their scale and grandeur even hundreds of years after the religious impulse that produced them has largely faded away. How to Build a Cathedral is a visual exploration of the building of these masterpieces, from the initial groundplan to the topping out of the spire. Illustrated throughout with beautiful engravings, it looks at each element of the structure in turn, explaining the process of construction and the methods that were used. At intervals though the book, special gatefold pages offer a detailed snapshot of the evolution of the building as it rises into the heavens. A 16-page colour section allows for appreciation of stained glass and decorative stonework. With text written by a leading architectural historian, How to Build a Cathedral is an illuminating portrait of the genius of the medieval architect" 224p. illus. glossary. index A nice Gift book.. 1st Can Ed. Decorative Hardcover. New/No Jacket as Issued.
London: Penguin, 1954. Original vintage Penguin edition. BE I1 Volume eleven of the comprehensive "Buildings of England" series describing historic buildings in all the counties of England. . 1st UK Ed.. Softcover. Fine/Fine.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. "Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a magnificent Gothic cathedral in the imaginary French town of Chutreaux during the thirteenth century." Winner of 1978 Caldecott Honor . 80p. Illus (B & W) . Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.
United Kingdom: Seven Dials, 2001. Large format,heavy volume A study of the Western interior and its decoration between 1620 and 1920. The scope of the book is international - from the Ukraine to Louisiana - and the homes portrayed encompass those of aristocrats and artists, of the "beau monde" and the bourgeoisie. The work is divided into six sections covering 50 year periods. Each has an introduction which discusses the prevailing tastes in architecture and furnishings, before moving through a series of illustrations. These range from designs for fireplaces, parquet flooring and window drapes to pictures of rooms - salons, studies, bedrooms, bathrooms - actually as they were lived in. For each image a commentary describes the important features and pinpoints the telling details that define each era's style. . French Wraps. As New.
London: Vintage Books, 2002. . Why are we so fascinated by ruins? Do we see them as jig-saws and riddles or romantic evocations of the damage of Time, complete with crumbling stone and ivy? The author looks back to the start of the cult in the 18th century, when follies were built in English landscape gardens, artists and writers thrilled to Rome's poetry of decay, and in Paris, the great chef Careme even served blancmange in the shape of classical ruins. His narrative takes the reader from Troy and Pompei to Nazi fantasies, the shattered Statue of Liberty in the film "Planet of the Apes" and even to the Chelsea Flower Show's "Millenium Ruin".280p. illus notes index. First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. As New.
New York: Rizzoli, 1991. Large format, beautifully illustrated volume .Surveys buildings in North Africa, sapin and italy, with many examples of buildings in Greece and the islands Includes an article by Neil Parkyn which discusses "The Influemce of the Vernacular" on 192p. illus bibliography.index . 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. New/New.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1964. "This book provides a brief, clear account of the main developments in the history of Greek, Etruscan and Roman architecture, from the earliest times to the foundation of Constantinople."407p. plates dianrs. bibliography.index. . Re. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.
London: Country Life Books, 1968. Short survey of the influence of classical Greek styles and motifs on British architecture. Illustrated by drawing s, both of classical buildings and of designs based on them from the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects. 64p. illus.bibliography.. 1st.UK Ed.. Original Wraps. Very Good.