Words and Buildings: The Art and Practice of Public Lettering (Jock Kinneir) soon to be presented for sale on the dazzling BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: The Architectural Press, 1980, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Frontispiece; Photographic end papers & blanks;
From the cover: A city without direction signs, streets and shops without names, houses without numbers we have only to conjure up this vision to realise the vital part played by lettering in our everyday lives. Without it, life in our towns and cities would grind to a chaotic halt.
But the effect of words on buildings goes far beyond functional necessity. From the monumental lapidary inscriptions of ancient Rome to the nightclub neon of New York, words have been carved, painted, moulded and fixed on or near to buildings to convey a whole range of complex mes…
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, snagged at the head of the spine which is sunned. Previous owner’s lable to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Index. 11¼” x 8¾”.
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