Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britain (Geoffrey Beard) soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Phaidon, 1975, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Colour frontispiece; 2-column text (in part);
From the cover: Decorative plasterwork was created by skilled craftsmen, and for over four hundred years it has been an essential part of the interior decoration of the British country house.
In this detailed and comprehensive study Geoffrey Beard has created a book that will delight the eye and inform the interested reader. For those who have sometimes been puzzled by the complexities of plaster decoration it will be a most useful work of reference on a fascinating art form, about which no book has been published for nearly fifty years. After discussing the part that patrons played in commissioning and financing these beautiful decorations, a useful chapter is devoted to materials and methods of work and here the author describes the ingredients of good plaster; he has studied the work of present-day English plasterers and Swiss stucco-restorers in order to establish precisely how the ma…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 262 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my Architecture catalogue?