(xxvii). 222 pp. Portrait frontispiece. 570 b/w illustrations. Volume XVIII in the publisher's series "Studies in Architecture" on the chief papal architect of the late 17th century Carlo Fontana (1638-1714). Text includes a list of illustrations, introductory essays on the drawings, biographical and stylistic history of the architect and his students as well as a general bibliography and list of abbreviations. The catalogue of 783 works is organized according to drawings associated with St. Peter's, Rome, other ecclesiastical works, secular buildings and works for Pope Clement XI and his family. Includes concordance of numbers and an index. Internally clean without marks or additions. Light shelf soiling on the fore and tail edge. Blue coloured head edge is lightly sunned. Navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt borders and titles on the backstrip has light rubbing to the head and tail edges. Slightly soiled and edge worn dustjacket is illustrated on both panels. Now protected by clear plastic book wrap. A large heavy volume, due to weight (2.1 kg / 4.62 lbs + packaging) additional shipping charges are required. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Carlo Fontana : The Drawings at Windsor ...
Publisher: A. Zwemmer Ltd.
Publication Date: 1977
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description A. Zwemmer, London, 1977. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Please note that this is a heavy item and will require extra postage for international shipping.; Dk blue buckram boards (no d/jkt); clean and bright; binding tight; gilt titling bright. Owner's name on front pastedown. B/w illustrations. ; 4to (9" x 12"); 222 + b/w plates pages. Bookseller Inventory # 28417
Book Description Zwemmer, 1977. 1st ed.. A tidy copy in tight binding; dust jacket slightly shelf-worn. This is a heavy book (about 2.2kg packed); additional postage may be required outside UK Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS215107I
Book Description A. Zwemmer Ltd, London, 1977. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. preface and acknowledgements, list of illustrations, general bibliography and list of abbreviations, index. Black and white illustrated frontispiece, showing a portrait of Carlo Fontana aged 53. The text is illustrated with black and white illustrations of Carlo Fontana which are held at Windsor Castle, England. Dark blue coloured boards with gilt decoration and coloured titles to the spine. Illustrated the dustwrapper, showing a plan for an architectural embellishment by Carlo Fontana, with white coloured background and black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Carlo Fontana (1638-1714), pupil of Bernini and teacher of James Gibbs, was the chief papal architect at the turn of the 18th century. The 783 drawings in the present catalogue, that are held in Windsor Castle, provide an insight into papal patronage. Minor shelf wear to the bottom edges of the book and dust marks to the top edges. The dustwrapper is somewhat "loose" around the book. The dust wrapper is rubbed and slightly faded. Grubby marks to the front and back panel and there is crinkling to the top dustwrapper edge. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). XXVII, 222 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture ; Fine Arts ; History -- British; Art -- History and Theory ; Design . ISBN: 0302027807. ISBN/EAN: 9780302027806. Inventory No: 0101310. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia. Bookseller Inventory # 0101310