Architecture, Nature, and Magic by W.R. Lethaby
Publication: 1956 George Brazier Inc First Edition
This series of papers, originally contributed to The Builder in 1928, remains of lasting interest to students of the human motives that condition the shape and appearance of buildings. Lethaby's thesis is that the development of building practice mirrors the general development of world ideas, and that histories of architecture solely in terms of structure and style, aesthetics and chronology, have no real meaning. His careful assembly of evidence from all countries and ages to support this thesis is the main value of his work for to-day. The book is prefaced with a short account by Alfred Powell of the author's life.
Condition: publishers green cloth boards, gilt title to spine, dust jacket is present, unclipped with significant tearing along the spine, jacket is in good condition, the book itself is bright, firm binding, overall in Very Good condition