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Cornford, L. Cope

The designers of our buildings. With a foreword by William J. Locke.

London, R.I.B.A. 1921.

Reference: 13493
Price: £18 [convert currency]

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8vo. 85+(1)pp, photogravure portrait frontispiece, (8) photogravure portrait plates. Publisher’s quarter cloth, original printed paper spine label, chipped. Successively in the stocks of the Weinreb firm (with cost code for October 1969) and of Alex Fotheringham.

Although featuring photogravure portraits of great architects of the past, the emphasis of this book is on the mechanisms of architectural training, consultation, organisation and competition in Britain, focusing particularly on the rôle of the Royal Institute of British Architects, who had commissioned the book.