Yale University Press Sale (Architecture & Applied Arts)
The Yale Sale
We have been fortunate to acquire many splendid titles from the recent sale of books by Yale University Press. Most of the titles are on Medieval History, Architecture and the Applied Arts. We hope that wewill be able to tempt you with these superb bargains which apart from being excellent scholarly books are also excellent to give as presents.
Ferrier R W (ed) THE ARTS OF PERSIA, Yale 1989, 334pp, many pls including 170 in colour, cloth, dw, lg 4to was £60.00 now £25.00
Comprehensive study by various authors with magnificent illustrations. Starts with the early periods and art and artefacts of the Archaemenians, Parthians and Sassanians and a series of articles on Architecture, vernacular architecture, carpets, jewellery and metalwork, painting, books and calligraphy, lacquer, ceramics, tiles, glass. Covers present day Iran, Khurdistan and Azarbaijan.
Cliffe J T THE WORLD OF THE COUNTRY HOUSE IN 17TH-CENTURY ENGLAND, Yale 1999, 240pp, 103pls inc col, cloth, dw, cr4to was £40.00 now £12.50
Well illustrated work concentrating on the life and houses of the 17th century gentry. Topics include the houses and how they were furnished, parks and gardens, the squire’s wife and estate servants and particularly the steward, coaches and coachmen and chaplains and tutors.
Woolgar C M THE GREAT HOUSEHOLD IN LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLAND, Yale 1999, ix + 254pp, 76pls inc col + 19 figs, maps & tables, cloth, dw, cr 4to was £30.00 now £12.50
This work is based on Woolgar’s pioneering research on Medieval Household accounts and relates this information to surviving medieval buildings and artefacts mainly from the greater houses of southern and eastern England. It deals with the layout of buildings, and how these reflect the structure of the medieval household, seasonal activities and the role of servants, wages and costs, and much on food and drink and medieval cooking.
Freeman M RAILWAYS AND THE VICTORIAN IMAGINATION, Yale 1999, vii + 264pp, 279pls & figs, many in col, cloth, dw, 4to was £35.00 now £12.50
Superbly illustrated book showing the impact of the railways on the art of the Victorian period. It also assesses how the paintings, engravings and photography of the period can be seen to reflect the great social and economic changes which railways brought about in the British Isles.
Stoye J ENGLISH TRAVELLERS ABROAD 1604 -1667 Yale 2nd ed 1989, iii + 382pp, 24pls & figs, card now £6.50
Account of travellers in Italy, Spain, France and the Low Countries. Covers the life of exiles during the English Civil War and the earliest descriptions of the Grand Tour
Chambers D D C THE PLANTERS OF THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE GARDEN, Botany, Trees and the Georgics, Yale 1993, 214pp, 130 ills inc col, cloth, dw, 4to was £45.00 now £17.50
A study of the period 1650-1750 in which the landscape garden rapidly evolved from the formal Tudor garden to the sweeping landscape garden and parkland of the later 18th century. A study of the classical sources, especially Vergil and Horace, the introduction of new species from America and Asia and the growing number of skilled gardeners, designers and plantsmen who made this transformation possible. This well illustrated book makes an important contribution to 18th century garden studies
Montagu J ROMAN BAROQUE SCULPTURE: The Industry of Art, Yale 2nd imp 1992, xii + 244pp, 278 black & white pls & figs, card, 4to was £25.00 now £9.50
Covers the work of sculptors in Rome during the 17th century. Includes the work of Algardi, Bernini and many lesser known figures.
Brown J KINGS AND CONNOISSEURS: Collecting Art in Seventeenth-century Europe, Yale 1995, 264pp, 226pls inc col, cloth, dw, lg 4to was £45.00 now £17.50
A study, starting with the collections formed by Charles I and those of Arundel and Buckingham, the great sale of these paintings and the collections then formed by Philip IV in Spain and Archduke Leopold in Flanders, the development of other collections in France Austria and Russia, how these were dispersed, some forming the nucleus of the great art museums. Many excellent illustrations.
Darley G JOHN SOANE: An Accidental Romantic, Yale 1999, x + 358pp, 219pls & figs inc col, cloth, dw,4to was £35.00 now £12.50
A fascinating book which deals with the influences that inspired Soane’s architecture, his relationship with his clients and other architects of the period and the ‘visionary’ architecture of his later years. There is a full discussion of Sir John Soane’s (1753-1837) major works such as the Bank of England, the Chelsea Hospital, the Dulwich Picture Gallery and his own house, now the Sir John Soane Museum, but also some of his lesser works such as country houses in Norfolk and elsewhere.
Schmiechen J & Carls K THE BRITISH MARKET HALL: A Social and Architectural History, Yale 1999, 324pp, pls & figs, cloth, dw, 4to was £45.00 now £17.50
Traces the evolution of market buildings from the later Middle Ages to the remarkable Victorian buildings often with elaborate cast ironwork. Well illustrated with many architects drawings and plans. Also covers the widespread demolition and alterations to these buildings, particularly in the mid-20th century. Includes a gazetteer of 626 public known markets constructed in England, Wales and Scotland between 1750 and 1945
Hinchcliffe T NORTH OXFORD, Yale 1992 261pp, 100 pls & figs inc col, cloth, dw, cr 4to was £35.00 now £12.50
This book is a must for anyone living in Oxford or for anyone interested in Victorian architecture. Shows how the areas off the Woodstock road were developed by St John's College using leading architects and how the building of a suburb was financed. Meticulously researched with good pictures and plans
Levenson J A (ed) THE AGE OF THE BAROQUE IN PORTUGAL, National Gallery of Art Washington /Yale 1993, 303pp, 118pls, mainly in col, cloth, dw, lg 4to was £50.00 now £22.50
Extensively illustrated work to accompany an exhibition which covers the architecture and arts in Portugal during thee remarkable reigns of Joao V and Jose I. This was a period when the gold, diamonds and emeralds in Brazil made the Portuguese court the most opulent in Europe. This work covers the architecture, furnishings, silver, blue and white pictorial tiles, ceramics and jewellery of Portugal in this period.
Atterbury P (ed) A W N PUGIN: Master of Gothic Revival, Yale 1995, 415pp, many pls & figs inc col, card, lg 4to was £25.00 now £12.50
Excellently illustrated survey of Pugin’s work by leading experts, which was produced to accompany an exhibition. Covers the growth of ecclesiology and the Gothic revival, his Church and domestic architecture and work in Ireland, his influence on interior design and particularly furniture, as well as design as applied to manufacture and his influence on the Gothic movement in North America.
Brooks C (ed) THE ALBERT MEMORIAL: The Prince Consort National Memorial: Its History, Contexts and Conservation, Yale 2000, 455pp, 311pls inc col, cloth, dw, tall 4to was £45.00 now £17.50
Produced to commemorate the restoration of the Albert Memorial. Articles cover the role of Prince Albert in Early Victorian Society, Art and Design, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and the Architectural competition, its construction , mosaics, sculpture and Francis Skidmore and the ironwork, and a detailed section on the conservation work. Very well illustrated.
Auerbach J A THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF 1851: A Nation on Display, Yale 1999, 287pp, 75pls inc col, cloth, dw, cr4to was £35.00 now £12.50
A well illustrated social, cultural and economic analysis of the Great Exhibition, showing its impact on Victorian Britain and the artistic and nostalgic effect that it had on the nation.
Soros S W (ed) E W GODWIN: Aesthetic Movement Architect and Designer, Yale 1999, 431pp, many pls & figs inc col, cloth, dw, lg 4to was £55.00 now £17.50
Survey of the life and work of the talented architect/designer E W Godwin (1833-1886) whose work was to so greatly influence later generations. The series of essays cover his early work in Bristol, his use of Japanese designs, his architecture including Dromore Castle, Northampton Town Hall and Tite Street, furniture, textiles, wallpaper, ceramics and floor tiles. A most impressive and superbly illustrated volume.
Dakers C CLOUDS: The Biography of a Country House, Yale 1993, xviii + 278pp, 162 pls & figs inc col, cloth, dw, 4to was £40.00 now £12.50
Excellent study of this important country house built by Phillip Webb for the Wyndham family in 1886 at East Knoyle on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. Detailed account of the construction and of the pictures and furnishings of the house. Also the social life within the house and the artistic fraternity including Morris and Burne-Jones who were visitors to the house. The later history until it was sold in 1936 and the later vicissitudes of the house are also covered.
Bristow I C ARCHITECTURAL COLOUR IN BRITISH INTERIORS 1650-1840, Yale 1996, xxi + 265pp, 21pls & figs inc col, cloth, dw, card slip case, lg 4to was £80.00 now £32.50 This masterly work assembles the evidence for the various colours and colour schemes that were used for the decoration of English Houses during the Stuart and Georgian periods. Apart from the documentary evidence, the author has assembled an extensive series of coloured architects drawings and watercolours of interiors which show colour schemes. This is a companion volume to the author’s work on paint composition and technology, but stands alone as study of colour in historic interior decoration.
Tavernor R ON ALBERTI AND THE ART OF BUILDING, Yale 1998, xii + 278pp, 160pls & figs inc col, cloth, dw, 4to was £50.00 now £17.50
Alberti (1404-72) is best known for his architectural writings. This book is a detailed analysis of his buildings in Rimini, Florence and Mantua and how he applied his architectural theory to his building. Many striking illustrations, showing derivation from classical sources and his important contribution to Renaissance architecture.
Nussbaum N GERMAN GOTHIC CHURCH ARCHITECTURE, Yale 2000, 271pp, 246pls & figs inc col, cloth, dw, lg 4to was £45.00 now £22.50
An excellent survey, attractively illustrated which mainly covers the area of the Holy Roman Empire from the early 13th to the early 16th centuries. A useful counterpart to the much better documented gothic architecture in Britain and France.
Muller T SCULPTURE IN THE NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, FRANCE AND SPAIN, 1400-1500, Pelican/Yale History of Art 1966, xviii + 262pp, 192pls, cloth, dw, slip case, cr 4to was £50.00 now £22.50
A standard work on the subject. In the original Penguin large format for this book.