Harris (John), born 1931

A Catalogue of British drawings for architecture, decoration, sculpture, and landscape gardening, 1550-1900, in American collections

Upper Saddle River, NJ, Gregg Press, 1971
(35 cm), xv (1), 355 (1) pp., including 263 plates. Publisher’s cloth binding. - A survey of the holdings of more than forty collections, beginning with a drawing by James Adam for a “British Order” with a lion and unicorn capital (Avery Architectural Library, Columbia University). “Among the most appealing things shown in the illustrations are Thomas Sandby’s proposals for rockwork at Virginia Water [Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco], but his striking Chambers-like architectural drawings [Vassar College, Poughkeepsie] are almost as fine” (from a review by Andor Gomme, in The Times Literary Supplement, 24 December 1971, p.1598). Introduction by Henry-Russell Hitchcock. First edition. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.


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