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Powers, Alan 1955-

Overview
Works: 135 works in 426 publications in 5 languages and 8,267 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Encyclopedias  Art  Handbooks and manuals  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, win, Adapter, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Attributed name, Other
Publication Timeline
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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 )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of the in-depth chronological survey of the key styles of architectural design in the United Kingdom and United States over the past five hundred years offers a fully revised chapter on the postwar to the Post-Modernist period (1950-75) anda new chapter on contemporary style
Front cover : great book jackets and cover design by Alan Powers( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 710 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
Living with books by Alan Powers( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Living with Books, you'll find ideas for decorating with books in living rooms, family rooms, and home offices, and in places where you never thought of keeping books, like stairwells or even bathrooms! --jacket flap
The National Trust book of the English house by Clive Aslet( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern : the modern movement in Britain by Alan Powers( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 368 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 )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 344 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
Nature in design by Alan Powers( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and German and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rez.: Erscheint: September 2000
Living with pictures by Alan Powers( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to displaying anything from stimulating modern paintings or traditional prints. The emphasis throughout is on stylish interiors, and the subjects of exploiting colour, texture and form, creating particular moods and arranging pictures in groups, are explored
Britain by Alan Powers( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 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 )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 193 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 )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The English artist Eric Ravilious (1903-42) is now one of the most popular artists of his period. He was a painter of watercolours and murals, a book illustrator in wood engraving and lithography, and a designer of transfer-ware pottery." "Eric Ravilious - Imagined Realities includes illustrations of many previously unpublished paintings, including a number from private collections, as well as surveying his other artistic activities. The text draws on many letters and other documents, again previously unpublished, and is the most comprehensive account of Ravilious's career ever published. It also attempts to position Ravilious in relation to English art of his time, and more recent critical and cultural issues."--BOOK JACKET
Apartment : stylish solutions for apartment living by Alan Powers( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Hebrew and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 years of architecture by Alan Powers( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This visual history documents in pictures the an exciting and dynamic period of architecture: from the early 20th century to the present day, covering all the key movements, styles and architects, together with many lesser known but important names and buildings
Eric Ravilious : artist & designer by Alan Powers( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 156 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
Shop fronts by Alan Powers( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 133 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

Ravilious & Co : the pattern of friendship by Andy Friend( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years Eric Ravilious has become recognized as one of the most important British artists of the 20th century, whose watercolours and wood engravings capture an essential sense of place and the spirit of mid-century England. What is less appreciated is that he did not work in isolation, but within a much wider network of artists, friends and lovers influenced by Paul Nash's teaching at the Royal College of Art - Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Enid Marx, Tirzah Garwood, Percy Horton, Peggy Angus and Helen Binyon among them. The Ravilious group bridged the gap between fine art and design, and the gentle, locally rooted but spritely character of their work came to be seen as the epitome of contemporary British values
Modern block printed textiles by Alan Powers( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldington, Craig and Collinge : twentieth century architects by Alan Powers( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 121 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
British modern : architecture and design in the 1930s( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The elements of style : an encyclopedia of domestic architectural detail
Alternative Names
Alan Powers

Alan Powers British historian

Alan Powers historiador británico

Alan Powers historien britannique

Powers, Alan

Powers, Alan Adrian Robelon.

Powers, Alan Adrian Robelon 1955-

Алан Пауэрс

פאוורס, אלן

פאוורס, אלן 1955-

פאוורס, אלן, היסטוריון בריטי

パワーズ, アラン

Languages
English (182)

German (8)

French (1)

Japanese (1)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
Front cover : great book jackets and cover designLiving with booksModern : the modern movement in BritainChildren's book covers : great book jacket and cover designNature in designLiving with picturesBritainThe twentieth century house in Britain : from the archives of Country Life