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OSBERT LANCASTER'S CARTOONS, COLUMNS AND CURLICUES: INCLUDES PILLAR TO POST, HOMES SWEET HOMES AND DRAYNEFLETE REVEALED. Osbert Lancaster. Pimpernel Press, London, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Trafalgar Square Publishing, North Pomfret. 304 pp. 22 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781910258378 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: A beautiful boxed-set containing three long out-of-print and influential books by the great British humorist, Sir Osbert Lancaster Pillar to Post, the story of architecture through the ages, takes us in words and pictures from the Egypt of the pyramids to Twentieth Century Functional (by way of Stockbroker's Tudor and By-Pass Variegated). First published in 1938, it was described by Gavin Stamp as "One of the most influential books on architecture ever published." Homes Sweet Homes, first published in 1939, is a history of architectural interiors, and a sequel to Pillar to Post. It gives full scope to Lancaster's genius for showing people in their settings: the carousing Normans in the communal hall; the cocktail-drinking couple in Curzon Street Baroque; the First Russian Ballet lady outstretched on her day bed; the Cultured Cottage couple in their Arts & Crafts Interior. First published in 1949, Drayneflete Revealed traces the development of one particularly typical (invented) English town. Starting from its muddy Saxon origins -- the Fleet River is the ancient river that runs in sewers under the City of London -- it follows the changing fortunes of the architectural development from village to small city and the foibles and fashions of the inhabitants.
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Worldwide Number: 168711
Hardcover $65.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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