Designs for Villas and other Rural Buildings. Engraved on Thirty-One Plates, with Plans and Explanations: A Memoir of the Author; and An Introductory Essay. Architecture, Edmund Aikin, Architect, 1780 -1820.

Designs for Villas and other Rural Buildings. Engraved on Thirty-One Plates, with Plans and Explanations: A Memoir of the Author; and An Introductory Essay...

London: John Weale, 1835. Posthumous Reissue. Original Cloth over Boards, dark green. Small quarto. All aqua tinted prints, 20/31 hand colored. Depicting elevations of rural houses, with some floor plans. Very Good. Item #18271

Edmund Aikin was a founding member of the London Architectural Society. This volume depicts his designs for villas and includes a critique of the Gothic style in domestic architecture. He incorporated "eastern", or Islamic styles, inspired by buildings shown in "Views in India" by William Daniell (1785-1788). The plates and drawings in here are some of the most beautiful architectural renderings from this period we have seen. An extremely scarce volume!

Price: $750.00