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Williams-Ellis, Clough

Portmeirion. the place and its meaning. With photographs by Edwin Smith and an epilogue by Lewis Mumford.

London, Faber and Faber 1963.

Reference: 14659
Price: £24 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. 96pp, colour frontispiece, 32 photo plates. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper. The Manchester Reform Club copy, with their bookplate. Subsequently Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel.

A characteristically personal account by the author of Portmeirion, the remarkable Italianate visitor destination created and designed by him on the North Wales coast. The sub-headings to his Chapter Four say it all : “Portmeirion in Fiction. Frank Lloyd Wright. All Sorts and Conditions. Crime and Punishment. Aphrodisiac”.