Williams-Ellis, C(lough) & A(mabel)
The pleasures of architecture.
London, Jonathan Cape Ltd 1924.
8vo. 275 + (1)pp, incl 16 photo plates, also frontispiece and text ills. Publisher’s decorative boards, cloth spine, bumped at outer corners. Brian Housden’s copy.
First edition, more substantially produced and bound than subsequent reissues. A book jointly written by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis and his wife (a member of the literary Strachey family), attempting to analyse what makes for pleasure in architecture, both for the practitioner and for those who look at buildings. As always with Williams-Ellis, the text is interesting, thought-provoking and pleasingly discursive.