Volumes 75-81, January-june, July -december, 1934-1936 And January-june 1937..
Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with block of gilt roundel on front boards. The issue covers have been detached by the binder. Plate III of July 1935 has lower margin tear slightly affecting text. Extremities worn, including heads and tails of spinesand water stain at of board, Vol. 77. Vols. 75-75 have some damage caused by damp affecting upper margins; otherwise a very good clean set.
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF ART DECO
The Architectural Press, 9 Queen Anne's Gate.,
A magazine of architecture and decoration.
Folio. 11.35 x 14 inches. Total numbered pages, 1960, averaging 280 per volume. Vol. 76 lacks index.
Illustrated throughout by black and white photographs, occasionally in sepia or blue, by wood engravings, drawings and plans, sometimes in colour. Includes 189 separate plates some folding and tipped in or with tissue overlays. In Vol. 81, two tipped in plates (steam carriage and coronation procession) have been removed from the backing pages which remain; this volume does contain, however, an unlisted plate of grain elevators (opposite p.97). All other plates are present. Decorated by device in roundel on title pages.
A very well illustrated journal, featuring the architectural and design achievements of the modern age. Contributors include John Gloag Clough Williams Ellis, Cyril Connolly, Herbert Read, Osbert Lancaster, Nikolaus Pevsner, John Piper, Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier, with photographs by Nash and Moholy-Nagy. Many issues have a current architecture and a decoration supplement and the latest art deco house, flats, shops and stores, car service stations, cinemas, etc. are described in detail. Hospitals, churches, schools, zoos, libraries and the odd pub, restaurant and colliery also appear. Some of the articles have an historical perspective, looking back to earlier periods with either approval or disapproval and include The English tradition in the town. Highlights of the 1934 volumes include Cambridge offends (disapproval of retrospective design), One-room flats in London, The rise of the gas fire, the modern office, metal,timbers for decoration, textiles, The San Simeon residence of Randolph Hearst, California, Battersea Power Station, The Dartington Experiment, The Mersey Tunnel, the Wembley Swimming Pool, Shell advertisements (in colour) The University Library, Cambridge, Henry Moore, Sculptor, a long historical perspective on Progress 1901-34 and a special issue on the new RIBA building at Portland Place (with 25 plates). In the 1935 issue we find the Delhi Observatory of 1724, Augustus John's studio, the English tradition in the countryside, the Peckham Health Centre, Renaissance in Mexico, The Brussels Exhibition, the Palestine Archaeological Museum, RMS Orion and a 75 page photographic section of interior design objects. 1936 features special issues on timber, brick and modern homes, articles on bridges, Swanage. or 'Seaside Surrealism,' by Paul Nash, The London Gliding Club, Dunstable, 'The culture of the Hadhramaut and the spread of European barbarism,' the seaside, including the Bexhill Pavilion, England's early sculptures (medieval churches), the London Film Studio, Denham, and Bayham Abbey and Humphrey Repton. The first 1937 volume covers the Crystal Palace, recently burnt down, a series of articles on colour, Modern Italy, Architecture on Routes US 40 and 66 and special issues on Roads and on Metals used in architecture.
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