Decorative Plasterwork In Great Britain.
Country Life, Limited 20, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, W.C.2.
Folio. 10.75 x 15.5 inches. xxxviii + 271 +  pp. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, with decorative gilt title block on front board. Marbled endpapers. A little wear to extremities, with sunned spine and front board edges and browning of fly leaves; otherwise a very good copy. illustrated by frontispiece and by 376 text figures, mainly photographs and plans, some to scale. Decorated by publisher's device on verso of half title and by title page vignette. A lavishly illustrated history of British ornamental interior plasterwork from Tudor times through the work of Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren to the Adam Brothers and the late eighteenth century. The last chapter covers external plasterwork, the pargeting tradition of East Anglia. Laurence Arthur Turner (1864-1957) was a practising master craftsman, architectural sculptor, carver and architect as well as a scholar. Arthur Thomas Bolton (1864-1945), who wrote the introduction, was an architect and architectural historian, who was an expert on Sir John Soane and the Adam Brothers. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE
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