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Form and Fancy: Factories and Factory Buildings by Wallis, Gilbert & Partners, 1916-1939 Paperback – September 1, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0853236221 ISBN-10: 0853236224

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press (September 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0853236224
  • ISBN-13: 978-0853236221
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,153,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joan S. Skinner conducted research for the subject of this book which originally led to the award of a PhD degree by the University of Liverpool. She has an abiding interest in factories and is presently engaged on a book about the factories of Leicester, where she now lives.

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Thankfully, Joan Skinner wrote this book - it's perfect IF you're into architectural history, especially this firm. It's as complete as we're ever likely to see, and well-researched. The photos are small and printed cheaply, but this is understandable given a larger, more expensive book would likely never have made it to market. However, the work of Wallis etc. really is beautiful, and classic design we maybe appreciate now more than ever. Not much mention is made of the famous Abbey Road studios, probably Wallis' most famous (but least-recognised) design, but little exists that we've seen on the subject in the archives. Easily read, and interesting throughout - for those who do care.
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