Critical look at the work of architect Joseph Emberton by Rosemary Ind. "Joseph Emberton's architecture, with its characteristic combination of elegance and exuberance, achieved international recognition when his Royal Corinthian Yacht Club at Burnham-on-Crouch was selected for the International Exhibition of Modern Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1932. Rosemary Ind's book, the first full study of one of the most distinctive British architects of the twentieth century, traces the development of Emberton's career through a detailed discussion of his buildings, the most notable of which, apart from the Yacht Club, are the New Empire Hall at Olympia, Simpson's, Piccadilly, the HMV Shop in Oxford Street and the Pleasure Beach and Casino at Blackpool. [...] Like all Emberton's best work, these familiar buildings display exceptional architectural energy and gusto, and Rosemary Ind's study will bring them once more the appreciation they merit." -- from back wrapper. Printed in black-and-white.