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Your House: The Outside View - John Prizeman

Hutchinson, 1975, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight tanning to the dust wrapper, heavier to the margins of the reverse. Price Clipped. Top edges of text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Many books and magazines deal with interior decoration, but this is the only book to cater for the householder’s increasing interest in the look of the outside of his house and its surroundings. John Prizeman gives an illustrated review of the history of the ordinary house showing the home owner that, from suburban semi to moated castle, there is a design pedigree for his house dating back to the earliest times. He also gives the reader an insight into the use of colour for different types of architecture, now and in the past, as well as practical advice on how to improve the look of his house-its roof, guttering, windows, fences, walls, doors and other details-with guidance on restoration and preservation. The Blue Circle Group, who have always promoted the judicious use of colour for buildings, have commissioned and sponsored this book. In no other way would it have been possible to undertake the vast amount of research and design work, spread over more than three years, and resulting in the exquisite scaled drawings and photographs which make this book not only a unique work of practical reference but a very timely contribution to Britain’s architectural heritage.”
Size: 8½" x 8½"
Number of Pages: 128
ISBN: 0091223806
Introduction: Richard Gloucester