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Powers, Alan 1955-

Works: 140 works in 325 publications in 5 languages and 7,675 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Pictorial works  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Attributed name, Adapter
Classifications: NA2850, 728
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Most widely held works by Alan Powers
The elements of style : an encyclopedia of domestic architectural detail by Stephen Calloway( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An in-depth chronological survey of the key styles and periods of British and American architectural design over the past 500 years, this work is a comprehensive visual survey, period by period, feature by feature, of the key styles in American and British domestic architecture from the Tudor period to present day. As a reference guide, the book is designed for owners of period houses, restorers, architects, interior designers and all those interested in our architectural heritage. This revised edition includes a fully updated chapter covering the Contemporary era (1975-present) and a new list of suppliers and resources. More than 3,000 analytical drawings and historical engravings, 500 color and 1,000 black-and-white photographs provide a clearly presented guide to the features appropriate for every part of a building. Major components, such as doors, windows, walls, floors, ceilings and staircases, the small but important embellishments, such as molding and door hardware, and permanent or semi-permanent fixtures, such as lighting and wallcoverings, populate this wide-ranging encyclopedic resource. A system of color-coded tabs enables the reader to compare specific features as they have evolved over time. Additional information on restoration and maintenance, biographies of key architects, and a detailed glossary are included
Living with books by Alan Powers( Book )
27 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Teaches how to incorporate books into your home and life without letting them take over." -- publisher
Front cover : great book jackets and cover design by Alan Powers( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the importance of cover design in conveying a book's essence, with sections on each historical phase of book jacket design, from the late 19th century to today. 300 color illustrations
The National Trust book of the English house by Clive Aslet( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern : the modern movement in Britain by Alan Powers( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedic in scope and structure, this comprehensive study of Modern Movement architecture in Britain covers the work of such renowned architects as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Eric Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff, together with specially commissioned photographs of all the major extant buildings
Children's book covers : great book jacket and cover design by Alan Powers( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A chronological survey ... covering predominantly English language publications from Britain and the United States ... with a wealth of detail and comment on authors and illustrators ... With over 400 specially photographed jackets and covers f==eatured in colour, including rare fist editions"--Cover
Living with pictures by Alan Powers( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pour apprendre à mettre véritablement en valeur les tableaux, affiches, photographies, dessins, etc, au sein de son habitation
Nature in design by Alan Powers( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and German and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rez.: Erscheint: September 2000
Britain by Alan Powers( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Britain' examines the question of the British approach to modern architecture. With due regard for the separate identities of England, Scotland and Wales, the author discusses themes, developments and changes in British modernism from its beginnings to the present day
The twentieth century house in Britain : from the archives of Country Life by Alan Powers( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since its foundation in 1897, Country Life has consistently featured new British houses, thus building up an unrivalled photographic archive on twentieth-century architecture, and one that covers a much wider variety of houses than any other. This archive forms the basis for Alan Powers' new study of twentieth-century houses, illustrated with 200 stunning colour and duotone photographs, some of which are reproduced here for the first time. The book is divided into chronological chapters covering the 1920s to the 1990s, preceded by an enlightening introductory essay on the changing nature of architectural style over the course of the century. Both town and country houses are included, as well as remodellings of earlier buildings where the result has a clear twentieth-century character, such as London's glorious Eltham Palace
Eric Ravilious : imagined realities by Alan Powers( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) is firmly one of the most popular artists of his period. This title includes illustrations of many previously unpublished paintings, including a number from private collections, as well as surveying his other artistic activities. It offers an account of his career
Apartment : stylish solutions for apartment living by Alan Powers( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shop fronts by Alan Powers( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chatto Curiosities of the brittish Street
Modern Britain : 1929-1939 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern block printed textiles by Alan Powers( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British modern : architecture and design in the 1930s ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eric Ravilious : artist & designer by Alan Powers( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More popular than ever, the work of Eric Ravilious (1903-42) is rooted in the landscape of mid-20th-century England. This new survey of his work by Alan Powers, the established authority on Ravilious, is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of his art in all media - watercolour, illustration, printmaking, graphic design, textiles and ceramics - and positions Ravilious firmly as a major figure in the history of early 20th-century British art. In an accessible and engaging text, copiously illustrated with reproductions of work drawn from a range of sources, Alan Powers discusses the reception of Ravilious's work since his death in 1942 and the part it has played in creating an English style of the time, positioned between tradition and Modernism, and borrowing from naive and popular art of the past
Aldington, Craig and Collinge : twentieth century architects by Alan Powers( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first major publication on the work of the architectural practice of Aldington, Craig and Collinge. It draws on the recollections of the partners and on contemporary documents to describe their distinctive ideology through their built and unbuilt projects
Housing the twentieth century nation ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This title considers housing from across the century, from rural Norfolk to inner London, via Scotland and Wales. It looks at the work of local authorities on merge budgets, at the colourful world of housing charities in the 1920s and even the problems of building high-density flats for the rich
Art and print : the Curwen story by Alan Powers( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Curwen Press, set up by the Reverend John Curwen in 1863, was initially concerned with printing sheet music. Curwen's grandson Harold led a design revolution in typography and illustration in the 1920s when the Press commissioned work from artists including Edward Bawden, Claud Lovat Fraser, Paul Nash and Eric Ravilious, contributing to their lasting reputation. Advertising jobs and limited edition books received the same perfectionist attention and Curwen's colleague, Oliver Simon, continued the tradition of talent spotting, giving early opportunities to John Piper and Graham Sutherland. From the 1930s, the Curwen Press encouraged artists to work directly on lithographic stones and plates, helping to generate a revival of interest in the potential of lithography for mass production of original work. In the 1950s, the market for limited edition lithographic prints was developing in France and America, and the Curwen Studio was set up in 1958 to provide a sympathetic professional environment for experiment in printmaking. The artist printer from the beginning was Stanley Jones, who remains involved with the Studio as it celebrates its fiftieth anniverary
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Alternative Names
Alan Powers
Powers, Alan
Powers, Alan Adrian Robelon 1955-
פאוורס, אלן 1955-
パワーズ, アラン
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