The architecture of the renaissance in France. A history of the evolution of the arts of building, decoration and garden design under classical influence from 1495 to 1830.
London, B.T. Batsford nd (1911).
8vo. 2 vols. xxvi+266pp, photo text ills, photo frontis ; vipp+pp267-528pp, photo text ills, photo frontis. Publisher’s cloth, spines faded and a little worn, binding of vol.1 becoming slightly loose. From the library of the Aberdeen architectural firm George Bennett Mitchell & Son, with Mitchell’s ink ownership inscription.
The first comprehensive survey of classical inspired architecture in France, by the Birmingham architect W.H. Ward who was responsible for a number of public buildings in his home city during the late nineteenth century, including the Great Western Arcade and the Birmingham Union Infirmary. With good photographic illustrations.