London: A Zwemmer: First edition, 1988. 2 volumes, large 4to., 648pp., with over 400 photographs of the architecture, decoration, and architect's designs that enabled London and the British Isles to be significantly transformed during the period from 1755 to 1810, both volumes bound in orignal blue cloth gilt. A very fine bright clean set in fine pictorial dustwrappers contained in fine publisher's slipcase. Stillman explores the origins of the Neo-Classical movement in British architecture during the second half of the 18th century. He examines the work of such architects as Robert Adam, William Chambers, James Stuart, George Dance, James Wyatt, John Soane and many others, both well-known and lesser known, is interwoven with analyses of plans, exteriors and interiors of an enormous range of building types. Neo-classical concepts dominated the design of country mansions and town residences both new and renovated; banks and churches; theatres, clubs and universities; squares, crescents and streets; schools and prisons. Interior decoration and urban planning, both of which especially flourished during this era, are given particular attention. Author signed set.