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TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY., Arthur, Eric.  Revised by Stephen A. Otto.
1 Arthur, Eric. Revised by Stephen A. Otto. TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1986 0802056687 / 9780802056689 Third Edition (Revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
315 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps, floor plans, reproductions. "First published in 1963, (this book) sparked the preservation movement of the 1960s and 1970s and became its bible. Now a new edition, prepared by Stephen Otto, updates Arthur's classic to include information and illustrations uncovered since the appearance of the first edition. Among these are some of the earliest photographs ever taken of Toronto, recently unearthed in a British library, and the architect's drawings for King's College, commissioned in 1829." Contents: Preface to the Third Edition; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Village and the Ancient Trails; 'As it was in the beginning'; A Late-Flowering Georgian; Prosperity and Eclecticism; Romanesque and Cast Iron; Epilogue; Notes; Appendixes: The Architectural Profession in the Nineteenth Century / Builders and Contractors / The Origins of Street Names in Toronto; Bibliography; Index; Picture Credits. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ONTARIO ARCHITECTURE: A GUIDE TO STYLES AND BUILDING TERMS 1784 TO THE PRESENT., Blumenson, John.
2 Blumenson, John. ONTARIO ARCHITECTURE: A GUIDE TO STYLES AND BUILDING TERMS 1784 TO THE PRESENT.
Canada Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1990 0889028729 / 9780889028722 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Ontario, more than any other region of Canada, exhibits a variety of architectural styles, building forms and materials. Some buildings reflect the exacting standards of an architect. Others feature an eclectic mixing from many styles, including folk. (This book) explores for the first time the common elements that unite Ontario's varied styles while describing the province's distinguishing vernacular features and forms. More than a guide to 200 years of architecture, it identifies building terms and unique building forms not ecessarily associated with any one style. To illustrate each style, all types of buildings are included, from residences to public buildings and gas stations. The author gently contradicts the traditional view that heritage buildings must be old. He includes many 'modern' twentieth century examples of which Ontario has an abundance. Once having sampled the grammar and vocabulary of our rich and varied architectural heritage, the reader will look at buildings in and out of Ontario with a new discrimmination and perspective." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
IMAGE OF SPAIN., Cleugh, James.
3 Cleugh, James. IMAGE OF SPAIN.
George G. Harrap, London, 1961, first edition. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, B&w photographs. "Besides giving a background to Spanish life as a whole (this book) pays particular attention to the geography, economics, principal industries, architecture, paint ing, sculpture, music, cooking, and science of Spain, and describes its government, law, and education. Bullfighting is scarcely touched upon. The history of Spain is traced from Roman times, and the author shows those developments which h a v e m o s t influenced Spanish life. There is also a short section on the Spanish-speaking peoples overseas...." Small heavy bump at bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, crease at bottom of rear flap-fold , v er y li g ht r ub bi ng, minor soiling, very small foxing mark on spine ad on rear flap. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND., Daniels, Jeffery.  Drawings by Leonora Ison.
4 Daniels, Jeffery. Drawings by Leonora Ison. ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Educational), London, 1968. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 298762102 B&w drawings, floor plans, elevations. "Illustrated with over 70 line drawings and plans, the text spans over 2,000 years of architecture in England. The account begins with a discussion of the villas, camps and roads of Roman Britain, and shows how this heritage slowly decayed, giving way to the Romanesque imported by the conquering Normans. The soaring Gothic of the middle ages yields in its turn to another E u r o p e a n influence, the Renaissance, which acquires its own English character. The Baroque, Pallandian and Neo-Classic movements are then analysed, and the survey is brought right up to date with the industrial and scientific revolutions of t he n in et ee nt h and twentieth centuries, and their effects on techniques and styles. Dominant architectural styles are fully defined and illustrated, and the many examples given will stimulate a study in depth by means of visits to churches, ho use s, cas tle s, mus eu ms and modern streets and office blocks. The special value of this book for the student of architecture is the care taken by the author to illustrate his text at every point, with examples drawn from every field of arch itec ture - eccl esia sti cal and secular, domestic and institutional." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has one small closed tear, very light edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG., Edwards, Tudor.
5 Edwards, Tudor. BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG.
London B.T. Batsford 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
128 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, 2 maps. "Belgium, Luxembourg and French Flanders are included in this survey of an area which is, intentionally, treated more as a cultural than a nationalistic entity. It is an area whose buildings, customs and people share a common quality that traverses national frontiers: a quality which appears equally in the Grandes Places of Antwerp, Malines and Brussels, in the canal-side architecture of Bruges and Ghent, and in the characteristic processions and fetes of Furnes, Echternach, Binche, Mons and Douai, to name only five of many." Soft corner crease on Preface page, minor winkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and some edges - darker at top edge of flaps, 1" edge tear with soft crease at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN AND AROUND LONDON.  ARRANGED TO ILLUSTRATE THE COURSE OF ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND UNTIL THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY WITH A LIST OF PRINCIPAL TWENTIETH-CENTURY BUILDINGS., Godfrey, Walter H.
6 Godfrey, Walter H. A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN AND AROUND LONDON. ARRANGED TO ILLUSTRATE THE COURSE OF ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND UNTIL THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY WITH A LIST OF PRINCIPAL TWENTIETH-CENTURY BUILDINGS.
Phoenix House, London, 1962, revised edition. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Over 150 b&w illustrations (drawings and photographs) showing buildings, floor plans, architectural details. "....(studies the architecture of London and) beyond to Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, a nd elsewhere up to a limit of forty miles to introduce and describe the fine houses, churches, abbeys, palaces, and other buildings deserving of public interest in some of the home counties. It could justly be claimed that no major buildi n g o f a r c h itectural merit from Norman to our own time is overlooked, and some of the greater glories of London's stone are the subject of concise yet comprehensive essays, Westminster Abbey, for example, and the peculiarly beautiful Eltham P al ac e , so su rp ri si ngly situated in what is now one of London's populous suburbs. But Mr Godfrey is far from a mere guide. His book brims with profound knowledge and an engaging enthusiasm. He understands that most of his readers are not v ers ed in t he t erm s a nd ref erences of architecture, and these are introduced one by one, and the wonders and excitements of the art of building are revealed in their various beauty. Architectural features and comparative styles, together with pla ns and de tai le d dr awin gs, are included in the 59 text figures, and there are 64 pages of plates containing 104 photographs and rare prints of buildings as they appeared in the past...." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jac ket i s p rice cli pped , h as mo derat e ed ge we ar, three very small tears - one with creases, creasing at top/bottom of spine, moderate rubbing with color loss on spine - no lettering loss, slight fading to parts of spine. VG+/G 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Hall, Roger. A CENTURY TO CELEBRATE / UN CENTENAIRE A FETE, 1893-1993. THE ONTARIO LEGISLATIVE BUILDING / L'EDIFICE DE L'ASSEMBLEE LEGISLATIVE DE L'ONTARIO.
Toronto Legislative Assembly of Ontario / Dundurn Press 1993 1550021788 / 9781550021783 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
164 pp, oblong (9 7/8" H x 11 1/4" D). Bilingual text (English/French) Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "The year 1993 marks the centennial of the official opening of the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen's Park. The building, designed in the Richardson Romanesque style by R.A. Waite, was completed in time for the 3rd Session of the 7th Parliament in April of 1893. Since then, twenty-eight parliaments have met within the pink sandstone walls. The building has also witnessed solemn official ceremonies, festive public celebrations, and the ongoing routine business of provincial administration." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and top of rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Segger, Martin. Introduction by Leonard K. Eaton. VICTORIA: A PRIMER FOR REGIONAL HISTORY IN ARCHITECTURE.
Watkins Glen, NY Pilgrim Guide to Historic Architecture / American Life Foundation and Study Institute 1979 0892570296 / 9780892570294 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Photographs by Douglas Franklin. Signed by Author and Photographer.
377 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Signed on title page by Martin Segger and Douglas Franklin. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, drawings. Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Four Essays (The Townscape: Images of Permanence, Prosperity, and Pleasure / The North-South Axis: Trade, Commerce, and Communications / Technology and Convenience: Developments in Civic Amenities / Style and Function: Insitutions, Politics, and People); Four Tours (Map / Tour One: Old Town / Map / Tour Two: James Bay / Map / Tour Three: Victoria's Churches / Map / Tour Four: Victoria's Residences); Biographies of Architects; Bibliography; Glossary of Terms; Index. Minor wrinkle on spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Troyer, Johannes. THE CROSS AS SYMBOL & ORNAMENT. COLLECTED, DRAWN, AND DESCRIBED BY JOHANNES TROYER.
Philadelphia Westminster Press 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
126 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black, white & red illustrations. "This is not only a reference work for people associated with Christian churches. It is also a handbook for artists, architects, typographers, and craftworkers. The cross in modern civilization generally signifies Christ, but the reader sees that crosses were used as both symbols and ornaments thousands of years before Golgotha. The first cross reproduced here actually goes back to the Stone Age! Troyer has hand-drawn the more than one hundred crosses depicted and has hand-lettered the accompanying text." Contents: Preface; The Precursors; The Dissembled Cross; The Latin Cross; The Greek Cross. Small paper label at bottom of front pastedown, three small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling; a few very small chips and edge tears; light browning to spine, flap-folds and edges; very light soiling; tiny dent on spine - now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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