4to. 144pp. First Edition. Profusely illustrated throughout with a mixture of in-text and full page b/w illustrations. Condition is near-fine, general shelf-wear being its only fault. A seminal work from the acclaimed architectural historian Joseph Rykwert. The Necessity of Artifice is a collection of 18 essays, written over a quarter of a century, which include subjects such as ‘The Dark Side of the Bauhaus’, ‘Art as Things Seen’, and of course the eponymous ‘The Necessity of Artifice’. An important work in the history of architecture, scarce to find in the UK.
RYKWERT, Joseph, The Necessity of Artifice, Academy Editions, 1982
Cadell, W.A., A journey in Carniola, Italy, and France, in the years 1817, 1818, containing remarks relating to language, geography, history, antiquities, natural history, science, painting, sculpture, architecture, agriculture, the mechanical arts and Manufactures. Printed for Archibald Constable & Co 1820
MELCHIORRI, Giuseppe., Guida metodica di Roma e suoi contorni. Opera arricchita di 4 tavole grandi e di 40 tavole incise in rame, rappresentanti i principali monumenti della citta’, compilata con nuovo metodo, ed in questa seconda edizione italiana, aumentata, e corretta dal Marchese Giuseppe Melchiorri romano., Si vende nella Tipografia Puccinelli, 1840