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Powers, Alan 1955-

Overview
Works: 164 works in 415 publications in 5 languages and 7,916 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Encyclopedias  Pictorial works  Art  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Adapter, Author of introduction, Attributed name
Classifications: NA2850, 721
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Powers
The Elements of style : a practical encyclopedia of interior architectural details, from 1485 to the present by Stephen Calloway( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth chronological survey of the key styles and periods of architectural design in the UK and US over the past 500 years, with over 4,000 images. This new edition brings the book up to date with a fully revised chapter on contemporary style and an updated directory of suppliers. Each chapter begins with a broad introduction to the era, summarizing its key style features. Within the chapter there follows a clearly presented guide to the features appropriate for every part of a building, from the major components such as doors, windows, walls, floors, ceilings, and staircases to embellishments such as mouldings and door furniture
Front cover : great book jackets and cover design by Alan Powers( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 734 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 )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 364 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 )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 349 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 268 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 )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and German and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rez.: Erscheint: September 2000
Britain by Alan Powers( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 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 )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 206 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 )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 199 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 )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Hebrew and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Ravilious : artist & designer by Alan Powers( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 146 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 )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 135 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 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern block printed textiles by Alan Powers( Book )

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

British modern : architecture and design in the 1930s( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 117 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 110 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 )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 102 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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The Elements of style : a practical encyclopedia of interior architectural details, from 1485 to the present
Alternative Names
Alan Powers

Alan Powers British historian

Powers, Alan

Powers, Alan Adrian Robelon.

Powers, Alan Adrian Robelon 1955-

Алан Пауэрс

פאוורס, אלן

פאוורס, אלן 1955-

パワーズ, アラン

Languages
English (154)

German (9)

French (1)

Japanese (1)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
Front cover : great book jackets and cover designModern : the modern movement in BritainChildren's book covers : great book jacket and cover designLiving with picturesNature in designBritainThe twentieth century house in Britain : from the archives of Country LifeEric Ravilious : imagined realities