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  • CIVIC ART. by MAWSON, Thomas H.
    MAWSON, Thomas H.
    CIVIC ART. Studies In Town Planning, Parks, Boulevards and Open Spaces.

    London: B.T. Batsford 1911. First edition. Mawson's enormous success as a landscape architect led him to town planning projects in Bolton, Southport, Athens, Calgary and Vancouver. He served as president of the Town Planning Institute and became one of Britain's foremost early town planners. His CIVIC ART provided an impressive text book on his ideas for town planning, similar in character to the later editions of his better known ART AND CRAFT OF GARDEN MAKING, the fourth edition of which appeared in the following year and which greatly resembled CIVIC ART in format and style of illustration. Mawson stressed the need for a deliberate system of aesthetics for town planning and relied heavily on examples from his own practice to…

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    London: B.T. Batsford 1911. First edition. Mawson's enormous success as a landscape architect led him to town planning projects in Bolton, Southport, Athens, Calgary and Vancouver. He served as president of the Town Planning Institute and became one of Britain's foremost early town planners. His CIVIC ART provided an impressive text book on his ideas for town planning, similar in character to the later editions of his better known ART AND CRAFT OF GARDEN MAKING, the fourth edition of which appeared in the following year and which greatly resembled CIVIC ART in format and style of illustration. Mawson stressed the need for a deliberate system of aesthetics for town planning and relied heavily on examples from his own practice to illustrate his theories. The volume is divided into four parts: the theory of Civic Art; the practice of Civic Art; examples of town planning; and examples of public parks and town gardens. Appendices concerning trees and shrubs are also included. Folio (35.6 x 26.5 cm); (vi) + 376 pp. with color frontispiece and one color plate, decorative chapter titles, numerous reproductions of plans, engravings, drawings, and photographs.

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    Original cloth gilt ruled and lettered on upper cover and spine, extremities very gently worn, slight separation of cloth along 2 inches of spine edge, else a very good copy.

    Book ID: 15837
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  • CONSIDÉRATIONS SUR LES PLANTATIONS DANS LES VILLES ET EN PARTICULIER DANS LA VILLE DE MARSEILLE. by (Urban tree planting, Marseilles) MICHÉL, M. (Jean-Pierre-Antoine), de St Maurice.
    (Urban tree planting, Marseilles) MICHÉL, M. (Jean-Pierre-Antoine), de St Maurice.
    CONSIDÉRATIONS SUR LES PLANTATIONS DANS LES VILLES ET EN PARTICULIER DANS LA VILLE DE MARSEILLE.

    Marseille: 1861. Michel was Inspector des Plantations of Marseilles. He begins his report by recounting what had been the deplorable state of the trees in the planted boulevards and squares of Marseilles in 1843. Next he provides a current inventory of both old and new trees in these places throughout the city. The bulk of his text addresses the preparation of soil, the factors involved in choice of trees planted and their maintainence. Michel's text is an extract from Répertoire des travaux de la Société de statistique de Marseille. A brief 9 page report on his work follows his conclusion. OCLC locates 3 copies (Bibliothèque Nationale, British Library, Harvard). 8vo (21 x 13.8 cm); 47 pp.

    Original paper covers printed on upper cover, light soiling and shelf wear, lower portion of spine paper separating, but sewing firm; with glassine overwraps.

    Book ID: 16350
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  • DIE ARCHITECTURE DER HOCH-UND UNTERGRUNDBAHN IN BERLIN by (Subways, Berlin) WITTIG, Paul.
    (Subways, Berlin) WITTIG, Paul.
    DIE ARCHITECTURE DER HOCH-UND UNTERGRUNDBAHN IN BERLIN

    Berlin: Der Zirkel, 1922. A profusely illustrated monograph on the first Berlin subway system, now referred to as the "U-Bahn." The system, which ran above and below ground, was built and operated by a private company, which inaugurated service in 1902 and continued until its sale to the city in 1929. Paul Wittig, who began his career as an architect, lead the company during this entire period. The first phase of development took place between 1897 and 1913. Wittig commissioned several architects for different parts of the system, but the Swedish architect Alfred Grenander was responsible for most of the notable design work. Grenader was employed on all types of structures, working predominantly in a Jugendstil fashion, although some neo-classical…

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    Berlin: Der Zirkel, 1922. A profusely illustrated monograph on the first Berlin subway system, now referred to as the "U-Bahn." The system, which ran above and below ground, was built and operated by a private company, which inaugurated service in 1902 and continued until its sale to the city in 1929. Paul Wittig, who began his career as an architect, lead the company during this entire period. The first phase of development took place between 1897 and 1913. Wittig commissioned several architects for different parts of the system, but the Swedish architect Alfred Grenander was responsible for most of the notable design work. Grenader was employed on all types of structures, working predominantly in a Jugendstil fashion, although some neo-classical designs were also included. Wittig's massive and luxurious monograph celebrates the impressive accomplishments of the first phase of development at the point where work was about to resume again, but under much greater financial restraint. It provides impressive documentation of one of the most architecturally ambitious European public works projects of the early twentieth century. Scarce, OCLC locates only 8 copies, of which 4 in Germany and 3 in North America (Huntington, Michigan and Art Institute of Chicago). Folio (45 x 33 cm); 8 ff. + 26 + (2) + (4) + (5) +(4) + (4) + (5) + (4) + (3) + (2) pp. with text illustrations + 68 plates.

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    Original printed paper-covered boards with leather spine, worn; board edges repaired with heavy cloth tape; occasional light smudges in margins.

    Book ID: 16203
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  • REY, A.-Augustin, Justin PIDOUX and Charles BARDE.
    LA SCIENCE DES PLANS DE VILLES. Ses Applications A La Construction, A L'Extension, A L'Hygiène, Et A La Beauté des Villes, Orientation Solaire Des Habitations.

    Lausanne: Payot & Cie, n.d. (ca 1928). A comprehensive general study of modern city planning; scarce. 4to (27.5 x 21 cm); xiv + 495 pp. with 435 text illustrations + 8 color plates and 1 folding half-tone plate.

    Original printed paper wraps; minor wear and repair at top of backstrip.

    Book ID: 14335
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  • (Parks - Paris) HENARD, Robert.
    LES JARDINS ET LES SQUARES.

    Paris: Librairie Renouard 1911. First edition. An illustrated historical survey of all the parks, public gardens and open spaces in Paris. Chapters are arranged by arrondissement, with additional chapters on the Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes. An appendix provides a listing of the city's public statues, fountains and decorative monuments along with their respective artists. 4to (25.4 x 18.5 cm); 276 pp. + 64 plates from black and white photographs.

    Contemporary half morocco with marbled boards, gilt lettering and art nouveau gilt design on spine; leather scuffed corners slightly worn; marbled endpapers; some light browning or yellowing to margins, but still a very good clean copy.

    Book ID: 15864
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