BETJEMAN, John FLEETWOOD-HESKETH, Peter, 9-ft fldg illus
Title: Ghastly Good Taste, or, a depressing story of the rise and fall of English Architecture. US in dj.
Seller ID: 9851
BETJEMAN, John. Ghastly Good Taste, or, a depressing story of the rise and fall of English Architecture. [Together with a beautiful folding Illustration nine feet long specially drawn by Mr Peter Fleetwood-Hesketh]. [For the first time revised with annotations by the author]. N.Y.: St. Martin's, (1971). First thus printing. Pp. (6),vii-xxviii,1-112,(4), + 9-foot folding illustration plate at rear. For Betjeman (28 August 1906 - 19 May 1984) see DNB 1981-1985, pp36-37. Contents: Introduction: An Aesthete's Apologia; 1. An Apostrophe to One of the Landed Gentry; 2. The Argument of the Book; 3. Christendom; 4. The Upper Classes take over from Holy Church; 5. Educated Architecture; 6. Regency Architecture; 7. Middle Class Architecture; 8. Revolt in the Middle Classes. Very good in unclipped dust jacket. 30.00