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KICKSTART:  HOW SUCCESSFUL CANADIANS GOT STARTED., Herman, Alexander; Matthews, Paul; Feindel, Andrew.
21 Herman, Alexander; Matthews, Paul; Feindel, Andrew. KICKSTART: HOW SUCCESSFUL CANADIANS GOT STARTED.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 1550027832 / 9781550027839 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
204 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. " 'Kickstart' profiles Canadians who have found success in a wide variety of fields, including business, (entrepreneur Jim Pattison), science (astronaut Roberta Bondar), the arts (ballerina Karen Kain), pop culture (cartoonist Lynn Johnston), the law (Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin), politics (former prime minister Brian Mulroney), humanitarianism (James Orbinski), and journalism (June Callwood). Some launched businesses as teenagers, while others pinballed from job to job before locating their cause or passion. Some travelled the world in search of purpose, and some only found themselves upon returning home. Their collective wisdom, offered in their own words, just might help you 'kickstart' something of your own." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
50 YEARS BAUHAUS:  GERMAN EXHIBITION.  Plus SUPPLEMENT., Herzogenrath, Wulf.  (Ludwig Grote, et al.)
22 Herzogenrath, Wulf. (Ludwig Grote, et al.) 50 YEARS BAUHAUS: GERMAN EXHIBITION. Plus SUPPLEMENT.
Toronto Art Gallery of Ontario 1969 Soft Cover Good Good 
365 pp + 27 pp supplement - 8 3/4" H. The catalogue of the exhibition. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: forewords; ludwig grote, walter gropius and the bauhaus; walter gropius, my conception of the bauhaus ideal; ludwig grote, basic form and functional-ism; heinz winfried sabais, the spirit of the weimar republic; chronology; catalogue: dieter honisch, about the exhibition; preliminary course and teaching: otto stelzer, the preliminary course in weimar and dessau; workshops: hans eckstein, purpose and goal of workshops-education at the bauhaus; architecture and design: nikolaus pevsner, architecture and the bauhaus / jurgen joedicke, on the stuttgart "weissenhof-siedlung"; painting, sculpture, graphics: will grohmann, the painters at the bauhaus; life at the bauhaus: reginald isaacs, the bauhausier / alfred arndt, life at the bauhaus and its festivals / sigfried giedion, the bauhaus and the bauhaus week in weimar / hans h. stuckenschmidt, red circle and blue square / ilja ehrenburg, about the dessau bauhaus; continuation of the teaching: hans m. wingler, repercussion and further development of the bauhaus in america / jay doblin, institute of design-today; biographies, bibliographies; index. Interior - two creases at top corner and soft crease down preliminary map page, previous owner's name in ink on title page, very small crease/wrinkles at top corner of pages 35 to 50. Exterior - slight twist to spine, tiny bump at top/bottom of rear hinge, small partial tear at bottom of front hinge, very light browning to cover edges and on spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear and light to moderate rubbing to covers, two small edge tears, protected in a mylar sleeve. Supplement: Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear and light rubbing on covers, one small corner crease. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A CHRIST CHURCH MISCELLANY:  NEW CHAPTERS ON THE ARCHITECTS, CRAFTSMEN, STATUARY, PLATE, BELLS, FURNITURE, CLOCKS, PLAYS, THE LIBRARY AND OTHER BUILDINGS., Hiscock, W.G.
23 Hiscock, W.G. A CHRIST CHURCH MISCELLANY: NEW CHAPTERS ON THE ARCHITECTS, CRAFTSMEN, STATUARY, PLATE, BELLS, FURNITURE, CLOCKS, PLAYS, THE LIBRARY AND OTHER BUILDINGS.
Self-published / Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1946. 
260 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. Contents: Preface; The Deans; The Old Library; Henry Aldrich, Book-collector, Musician, Architect; The Aldrich Engravings; William Townesend, and His Building of the Library; The Atte rbury, Stratford, Orrery, and Wake Collections; The Decoration of the Library, 1752-72; General John Guise; The Library Statues; The Dark Age; Some Later Gifts; The Undergraduates' Reading Room; Reorganization, Lost Books; Lost Music; The P l a t e a n d Some Oxford Goldsmiths; Great Tom and the Ring; Furniture; Clocks; Plays, 1548-1945; Buildings; Appendixes: William Townesend's Proposals for the Library; William Townesend's Estimate for the Library. Tiny crease at top corner of fi rs t fe w a nd l as t few pages, smll bump to top corner of both boards, very light browning to edges of textblock, foxing to top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light browning to edges, light soiling, a few tiny chips, t iny t ear a t top of sp in e acrchivally taped, minor rubbing, old price label on front flap. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AMPLE MANSIONS:  THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve.
24 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve. AMPLE MANSIONS: THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES.
Ottawa University of Ottawa Pres 1989 0776602772 / 9780776602776 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
237 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, repro-ductions. "The viceregal residences of the Canadian provinces mirror the idiosyncrasies of their inhabitants, and the tastes and talents of the architects, builders, gardeners, furniture makers and decorators who created them. In 'Ample Mansions' you will see the finest - and sometimes the worst - of Canadian style. There's no shortage of pomp in our viceregal history, but Dr. Hubbard's scholarly and sprightly text goes behind the scenes too, where there's plenty of room for rot and mildew, plugged drains and erratic staff. There are ample mansions crumbling from neglect, ample mansions consumed in conflagrations, ample mansions falling victim to political spats - and ample mansions rising in new splendour." Fine book. Dust jacket has three small areas of minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SEVEN STONES:  A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR ERICKSON, ARCHITECT., Iglauer, Edith.
25 Iglauer, Edith. SEVEN STONES: A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR ERICKSON, ARCHITECT.
Madeira Park, BC / Seattle, WA Harbour / University of Washington Press 1981 0920080138 / 9780920080139 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
120 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, colour photographs. "(This book) is the result of thirteen years' study by Edith Iglauer, who first began documenting Arthur Erickson's remarkable career on assignment to 'The New Yorker'. Here she discusses the entire range of Erickson's work, assisted by 112 stunning photographs, 40 in full colour. Using her intimacy with the material to full advantage, (she) makes the inside story of (his) celebrated buildings an exciting adventure, but (it) has even more to offer. Her portrait of Arthur Erickson reveals a personality fully as unorthodox and fascinating as many of his famous buildings." Very minor corner wear. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
KINGSWAY PARK: TRIUMPH IN DESIGN.  AN ARCHITECTURAL STUDY OF A PLANNED COMMUNITY IN ETOBICOKE 1924-1947., Ingolfsrud, Elizabeth and Keefer, Alec.  Signed by both authors.
26 Ingolfsrud, Elizabeth and Keefer, Alec. Signed by both authors. KINGSWAY PARK: TRIUMPH IN DESIGN. AN ARCHITECTURAL STUDY OF A PLANNED COMMUNITY IN ETOBICOKE 1924-1947.
Toronto Toronto Region Architectural Conservancy 1994 0969905416 / 9780969905417 Soft Cover Very Good Signed by Author
82 pp, 11" H. Errata slip laid in. **SIGNED BY AUTHORS ON TITLE PAGE** Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light water stain and small crease at bottom corner of front cover, two tiny stains on rear cover, minor soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
CATALOGUE NO. 57:  INSTRUMENTS & SUPPLIES FOR SURVEYORS, ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS & DRAUGHTSMEN.  PHOTOGRAMMETRIC & METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, BLUE AND DIRECT PROCESS PAPERS, CLOTHS & FILMS., Instruments (1951) Limited.
27 Instruments (1951) Limited. CATALOGUE NO. 57: INSTRUMENTS & SUPPLIES FOR SURVEYORS, ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS & DRAUGHTSMEN. PHOTOGRAMMETRIC & METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, BLUE AND DIRECT PROCESS PAPERS, CLOTHS & FILMS.
Ottawa Instruments (1951) Limited Hard Cover Very Good - 
440 pp, 9 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions of instruments and accessories available for surveyors, engineers, architects and draughtsmen in the mid-20th century. There is an pouch on the rear pastedown (perhaps once containing samples), but it is now empty. Minor edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block, crease at bottom of spine, very light wrinkling at top of spine, some areas of very light rubbing on spine and front panel color; light soiling on bottom edge of boards, slightly on bottom of text block and on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
28 Jencks, Charles, essays by. (Robert Stern.) ROBERT AM STERN: SELECTED WORKS. ARCHITECTURAL MONOGRAPHS NO 17.
Academy Editions, (London, 1991). 
144 pp, 4to (12" H), soft cover with self-flaps. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, drawings, plans, elevations. "Robert Stern's work as an architect is indivisible from his abiding concern with history and historical style. He regards Post-Modernism not as a random recycling of past styles, but as a necessary liberation from what he calls the 'perennial present' of the Modern Movement. In the four essays reproduced in this Monograph he urges contemporary architects to widen their vocabulary, to learn from the past in order to 'reunite current production with the traditions that a previous generation tried so hard to subvert'. The 33 projects featured here reveal the range of influences which have in formed Robert Stern's projects and buildings: from the Lutyens and Kahn inspired Lang and Westchester houses of the early 70s to later 'Shingle Style' solution such as the Lawson and Marblehead residences. Also featured are a number of larger scale buildings such as the Mexx International Headquarters in the Netherlands and the Disney Casting Center in Florida which have consolidated Stern's reputation over the last five years." Interior - small area of light soiling on half- title page, bottom of inside front hinge cracked. Exterior - light edge wear, rubbing to glossy covers - no color loss, spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL:  AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY., Kerwood, John R.  With the assistance of Patricia E. Cline, Mary F. Organ and Eileen M. Bartscher.  Foreword by Henry Steele Commager.
29 Kerwood, John R. With the assistance of Patricia E. Cline, Mary F. Organ and Eileen M. Bartscher. Foreword by Henry Steele Commager. THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1973 0806110309 / 9780806110301 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
448 pp, 9 1/2" H. "From the time of its conception in 1790 (the Capitol) has undergone extensive alterations, additions, and refurbishing. When the United States Capitol Historical Society began to explore the possibility of issuing a history of the Capitol, it discovered an overwhelming number of books, periodicals, newspaper articles, and public documents dealing with the Capitol. The society concluded that what was needed was an annotated bibliographical guide to works concerned with the building. This book is the result. The 2,290 entries here arranged alphabetically by author or title, have been annotated with a guide to contents, pertinent pagination, headings, and chapters. A detailed index has been included for the convenience of the user. For the historian, architect, or layman who wants information about the Capitol and its development, this volume will serve as an indispensable reference guide." Two tiny corner bumps, very slight fading to color at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has original price crossed out with a different price, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one very small tear archivally taped, one very small chip, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
30 Kipnis, Jeffrey. (Philip Johnson.) PHILIP JOHNSON RECENT WORK. ARCHITECTURAL MONOGRAPHS NO 44. (PHILIP JOHNSON, RITCHIE & FIORE ARCHITECTS.)
(Academy Editions, London, 1996). 
127 pp, 4to (12" H), soft cover with self-flaps. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, plans. "The recent projects featured in this monograph chart another stage in the career of this architectural chameleon, now in his ninetieth year, and only serve to demonstrate his enthusiasm and propensity for new ideas and forms. In an informal interview with Frank Gehry and Jeffrey Kipnis, he discusses the accumulation and generation of these ideas through interaction with his contemporaries, including Frank Gehry himself and Peter Eisenman. The volume also reveals the methods of construction and engineering which are devised to realise the latest built forms, explained in several texts by Philip Johnson and his colleagues. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, tiny bump at bottom of spine, rubbing to glossy covers - no color loss, tiny scuff with scratches on rear cover. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MOSHE SAFDIE., Kohn, Wendy, editor.  (Moshe Safdie, Michael Sorkin, Paul Goldberger, Peter G. Rowe, Witold Rybczynski.)
31 Kohn, Wendy, editor. (Moshe Safdie, Michael Sorkin, Paul Goldberger, Peter G. Rowe, Witold Rybczynski.) MOSHE SAFDIE.
London Academy Editions 1996 1854904531 / 9781854904539 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Signed by Author
344 pp, folio (13 1/4" H). Signed on half title page: "Moshe Safdie / March 1997". "Influenced by the diverse cultures of Canada, Israel and the USA, Moshe Safdie's architecture displays a richly evolving tectonic and spatial sensibility. During 30 years of practice, he has designed public institutions, housing and mixed-use complexes, and developed designs for both existing urban districts and entirely new citities. In this monograph more than 40 of his projects are illustrated with spectacular photography, original design sketches and text. These works include his seminal Habitat project for the Canadian Expo '67, the National Gallery of Canada, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Vancouver's Library Square in Caada; the Yad Vashem Children's Holocaust Memorial, the Restoration of the Jewish Quarter, Mamilla Center and Hebrew Union College in the city of Jerusalem; the Skirball Museum and Cultural Center in Los Angeles; and the urban designs for Montreal, Senegal, Singapore and the new city of Modi'in in Israel. Together, they demonstrate the depth of Safdie's work, and an architectural vocabulary full of light and colour. In his essay 'The Language and Medium of Architecture' and in an interview with Wendy Kohn, Moshe Safdie discusses his architecture and influences. Each of the essays, by Michael Sorkin, Paul Goldberger, Witold Rybczynski and Peter G. Rowe, covers a different facet of Safdie's architectural oeuvre." Two tiny dents at top edge of rear board, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
MONTREAL MOVIE PALACES:  GREAT THEATRES OF THE GOLDEN ERA, 1884-1938., Lanken, Dane.
32 Lanken, Dane. MONTREAL MOVIE PALACES: GREAT THEATRES OF THE GOLDEN ERA, 1884-1938.
Archives of Canadian Art / Penumbra Press, Waterloo, Ontario, 1993. 
190 pp, oblong 8vo (9" H x 11 3/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0921254482 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "There has never been another theatre-building boom like the one occasioned by the explosive success of t he movies in the 1910s and 1920s. In Montreal alone, dozens of new theatres were built, not plain shoeboxes like modern cinemas, but huge and ornate halls with great domes glowing on distant ceilings and dizzying decorative schemes on the w a l l s . T hey were dream palaces, where ordinary people (for the mere price of a ticket) could sit amidst splendour and watch great dramas and romances unreel on the silver screen. This is the story of Montreal's movie palaces, as great and or na te a s an y o n the continent, of the businessmen and architects and craftsmen who built them, the masses who flocked to them, of the glory days they knew in their glamorous reign and the hard times they faced with the rise of TV. Dane Lanken spe nt twe nt y y ea rs st udying Montreal's movie palaces, interviewing the people who were there, searching for rare and previously unpublished archival photographs, and commissioning new views - while the theatres still stood - from leading arch itec tur al p hot ogra phe rs B ria n Merrett and Julie Greto. The result is a comprehensive and richly illustrated social, artistic, architectural and corporate history of an exuberant and little known era in Montreal's history." Slight waviness to ed ges of te xtbl ock, four sm al l li ght old tape marks on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
EDWARD JAMES LENNOX:  "BUILDER OF TORONTO"., Litvak, Marilyn M.
33 Litvak, Marilyn M. EDWARD JAMES LENNOX: "BUILDER OF TORONTO".
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1995. 
118 pp, large 8vo (9 7/18" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550022040 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, plans, elevations. "From 1876 to 1915, Edward James Lennox was a formidable force in Toronto's architectural community. Many of his buildings are still landmarks in a city that continues to evolve. Born and educated in Toronto, Lennox looked to the past for inspiration but was never captured by it. His prototypical Annex house on Madison Avenue, Old City Hall, and Casa Loma bear witness to his technical expertise and aesthetic sensibilities. Through text and illustrations, this volume tells the story of a resolute architect whose vision helped shape an emerging city, and who in his time was called the 'builder of Toronto'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkle at bottom edge of front cover, very minor rubbing, slight waviness at top of textblock. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ARCHITECTURE OF HISTORIC LEXINGTON., Lyle, Royster, Jr. and Simpson, Pamela Hemenway.  Photographs by Sally Munger Mann.
34 Lyle, Royster, Jr. and Simpson, Pamela Hemenway. Photographs by Sally Munger Mann. THE ARCHITECTURE OF HISTORIC LEXINGTON.
Charlottesville, Virginia Historic Lexington Foundation/ University Press of Virginia 1980 0813906474 / 9780813906478 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
314 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, floor plans, elevations, drawings, overlays. "For the first time, the architectural history of the town of Lexington and its t wo nationally distinguished campuses has been appraised in a scholarly fashion. This Valley of Virginia community together with Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute, presents exceptionally fine examples of American architectural styles from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. A remarkable number of architects of national reputation, including Thomas U. Walter, Alexander Jackson Davis, and Bertram G. Goodhue, completed important work here. This new study places the noteworthy buildings and their designers within the context of the architectural development of the Valley region and assesses their role in the evolution of the nation's styles. The volume is divided into three sections: the town, Washington and Lee, and VMI. In each, an essay on the history of the development of representative styles is followed by a photographic survey of the buildings." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing/soiling, small tear/crease at top edge of front panel and one or two other tiny edge tears - all archivally taped. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
35 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Waviness to top & bottom edges of text block, tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small tears - archivally taped, light fading to spine color and a little less on flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HALLOWED WALLS:  CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA., MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
36 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny tears archivally taped; light fading to spine, flap-folds, top of flaps and top of front panel; a few small rub marks, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ANCESTRAL ROOF:  DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA., MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
37 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. THE ANCESTRAL ROOF: DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
(Clarke, Irwin, Toronto, 1972), 5th printing. 
258 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" high), hard cover in dust jacket. Illustrated with b&w photos plus plan and elevations. ISBN 0772000239 The authors have produced a vital cultural and social history of the period 1783-1867, enlivened by the anecdotes a nd myths which grew up around the houses described, their owners and builders. Five main styles of architecture are covered: Georgian, Loyalist, Regency, Classical Revival and Romantic Picturesque. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, s m a l l b u m p at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has small tears with creases (archivally taped) at top of spine, tiny chips and wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing and soiling , sm al l li g ht s ta in on rear panel, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MORE STRAW BALE BUILDINGS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO DESIGNING AND BUILDING WITH STRAW, Magwood, Chris; Mack, Peter; Therrien, Tina
38 Magwood, Chris; Mack, Peter; Therrien, Tina MORE STRAW BALE BUILDINGS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO DESIGNING AND BUILDING WITH STRAW
Gabriola Island, BC NEW SOCIETY 2005 0865715181 / 9780865715189 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket DALE BROWNSON 
277 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings. "Houses built from straw bales are straightforward to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, esthetics, and budget. But, with the evolution of the method, the details of what to avoid and how to achieve acknowledged best practices have also changed. (This book) is designed to meet the changed needs of this remarkable industry. A completely rewritten edition of 'Straw Bale Building', it leads the potential builder through the entire process of building a straw bale structure, tackling all the practical issues: finding and choosing bales; developing sound building plans; roofing; electrical; plumbing and heating systems; building code compliance; and special concerns for builders in northern climates. (It) includes a major amount of new material, as well as new illusrtrations and photographs." Interior - ome small dog-ear crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE., Mark Girouard.
39 Mark Girouard. ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1983 0300031343 / 9780300031348 Updated edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
328 pp, 10 3/8" H. Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, architectural drawings. "(B)egins with the general history of Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture and the ideas behind it. Girouard then describes the buildings that can be connected with Robert Smythson and his architect son and grandson, discussing their design and decoration, as well as the personalities who commissioned them. The Smythson patrons come vividly to life; the irascible Sir John Thynne, the neurotic classicist and industrial tycoon Sir Francis Willoughby, the conscientious and harassed Earl of Shrewsbury, and, above all, three generations of the Cavendish family - the formidable Bess of Hardwick, Sir Charles Cavendish with his curious taste for sham castles, and the cavalier Duke of Newcastle with his passion for horses and the haute-ecole." Contents: Introduction; Longleat; Wardour & Wollaton; Worksop & Related Houses; Hardwick; Robert Smythson: The Later Houses; Bolsover Castle & the Revival of Chivalry; The Buildings of John Smythson; Robert Smythson: A Summing Up; Appendix I. The Letters from Smythson & Maynard to Thynne; Appendix II. The Building Chronology of Bolsover Castle; Appendix III. The Smythson Family Tree & the Later Smythsons; Notes to the Text; List of Illustrations; Index of Names and Place; Subject Index. Large gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate title page, very light edge wear, two small corner creases, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease at top edge of rear panel, light rubbing and faint writing/line indentations on panels. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
PALMYRA OF THE NORTH:  THE FIRST DAYS OF ST. PETERSBURG., Marsden, Christopher.  Preface by Sacheverell Sitwell.
40 Marsden, Christopher. Preface by Sacheverell Sitwell. PALMYRA OF THE NORTH: THE FIRST DAYS OF ST. PETERSBURG.
Faber and Faber, London, 1943, 2nd impression. 
280 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "Early in the eighteenth century Russia, like Japan, in the nineteenth, suddenly decided to adopt Western ideas and to extract herself from the slough of darkness and mediaevalism in which for many centuries she had been plunged. This wrench, carried out with that magnitude and ruthless, exaggerated completeness which has characterized all Russian revolutions, was inaugurated by the titanic Peter the Great - who buil t a n e w c a pital, St. Petersburg (now Leningrad) for the purpose - and brought to fulfillment by his successors, that series of flamboyant and high-spirited Empresses. Among them Peter's daughter, Elizabeth Petrovna, was the most frivolous, c er t ai n ly t he be st -looking and certainly the least known today. Mr. Marsden's fascinating book brings the St. Petersburg of Elizabeth's time vividly before us. It was mainly from France and Italy that she and the other Russian autocrats of th e eig ht een th cen t ury dr ew the fashionable painters, architects, actors, musicians and others who designed the glittering 'mise en scene' against which the changing tableaux of this budding Versailles were posed. But in spite of the stupe ndou s roco co pala ces , th e feve rish display and extravagance, the often highly artistic gaiety (the beginnings and gradual development of the Russian ballet are among the subjects of the book), there was always an element of comedy in the hast y ama lg amati on of Fr ench eleg an ce an d bas ic Muscovite rudeness. This history of sixty years of Russian court life contains many amusing tales and scandalous anecdotes as well as a sober and detailed account of the creation - from literally nothi ng but ba rre n wast es - of a c api tal an d cour t whose grandeur by the time of Catherine the Great had become second to none." Light browning to endpapers - darker at top corner and fore-edge of free endpapers, a couple of very small fox ing mar ks on endp aper s, book ligh tly cra cked at pag es 112/ 113 and 208/209, bump at top/bottom corners of front board and tiny bumps at top/bottom edges, rear corners slight bumped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear on inside rear hi nge , slight wavi ness to top ed ge of pr elimi nary pag es. Dus t jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, browning to spine and flap-folds, several small tears and tiny chips, old tape residue on inside edges, small li ght watermark at bo ttom of spine. Good/Goo d only . 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
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