Book Description

First edition thus. A facsimile reprint of his book originally published in 1928 , the original edition is now difficult to find. This edition was published by CPRE, a charity to help raise funds and this edition is also now uncommon.
Dealer Notes
Contains a selection of BW photographs at the rear plus the authors famous "DEVILS DICTIONARY" which details his problems with planners, architects, gardens, modern buildings , developers etc.
Sir Clough Williams-Ellis is best known nowadays as the architect of Portmeirion, the Italianate village & hotel he built as a partly cliff-hanging, partly tree-nestled village on a North Wales coastal estuary, adding to it building by building over some fifty years. Always astonishing, some think beautiful, it enjoyed its greatest publicity as the setting for the cult TV series. The Prisoner. Now a destination for Weddings, film and documentary makers and thousands of visitors a year plus residents in the hotel.
Date 1996
Publisher CPRE (Campaign for the Preservation of Rural England)
Illustrator Black & White photographs
Condition FINE + in FINE + DW...
Pages 188 plus 15 pages of photographs

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