London: Phaidon, 1975. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 262, indexed, illustrated with 157 b/w photographs. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #19914
The author has created a book that will delight the eye and inform the interested reader. For those who have sometimes been puzzled by the complexities of plaster decoration it will be a most useful work of reference on a fascinating art form. A useful chapter is devoted to materials and methods of work. A very valuable feature of this work is a dictionary of over 300 plasterers with a chronological list of documented works and notes on firm attributions. Scarce; this is the first time we've had this title to offer.