Originally published in 1990, this account of architectural books printed in Britain surveys a body of complex literature largely uncharted in bibliographical terms. It is however, more than a work of reference, and will fascinate anyone interested in British cultural and social history, the relationship between Britain and continental Europe, and the history of the book trade. For each of the 220 authors covered there is an essay discussing his interests, the purpose and the genesis of his publications. A detailed bibliographical description of the author's architectural publications follows each essay and gives details of the first and subsequent editions of some four hundred titles. The main body of the text is preceded by general essays on books on the Orders, bridges, archaeology, engraving, publishing and bookselling; manuals of carpentry and design; and pattern-books. There are detailed indexes.
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- Date Published: June 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521283243
- length: 572 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 178 x 29 mm
- weight: 0.98kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Key to the bibliographical format
Key to the symbols of locations
1. Books on the orders
2. Books of designs and pattern-books
3. Carpenters' manuals
4. Measuring and price books
5. Books on Bridges
6. Archaeological books
7. Publishers and booksellers
8. Architectural Engraving
Notes to the Introductory essays
Authors and books: Robert Adam to William Wrighte
Chronological index of titles and editions 1556 to 1800
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