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  • 100 Small Houses of the Thirtiesby Brown-Blodgett Company

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    Brown-Blodgett Company, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based home construction service, published a detailed plan book to help prospective homeowners of the 1930s choose architectural designs. This complete republication of the now-rare volume includes exterior photographs and floor plans for 100 of these charming structures. Floor plans, photographs, and... more...

  • Medieval Ornamentby Karl Alexander von Heideloff

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    The decorative arts of the Middle Ages?richly ornate, filled with religious and mythic symbolism?were especially remarkable for the complexities of their design and their inspired craftsmanship. This fascinating volume presents nearly 1,000 illustrations of medieval ornament, consisting mostly of architectural elements from German Romanesque and Gothic... more...

  • Years with Frank Lloyd Wrightby Edgar Tafel

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 29.95

    Insightful memoir by former apprentice presents a revealing portrait of Wright the man, the inspired teacher, the architect. more...

  • Gothic Ornamentby Joseph Halfpenny

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    These royalty-free motifs feature exquisite specimens of the sculptured ornaments from northern Europe's largest medieval cathedral. The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St. Peter in York, popularly known as York Minster, was founded as a missionary church. Its soaring Gothic architecture and vast interior, parts of which date back to the 13th... more...

  • A Concise Dictionary of Architectural Termsby John Henry Parker

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    First published in 1846, this illustrated dictionary of architecture was so successful that the author revised it several times. It remains one of the best guides to hundreds of terms used in Greek, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance architecture. "A relevant and practical aide." ? Clem Labine's Traditional Building. more...

  • Treasury of Byzantine Ornamentby Arne Dehli

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    The art of the Eastern Roman Empire and of its capital, Byzantium (Constantinople), found expression throughout the ancient world, particularly in Italian architecture. This superb archive of Byzantine ornament contains a wealth of decorative architectural elements derived from sixth- and seventh-century Italian buildings in Ravenna and in the Venetian... more...

  • Country and Suburban Houses of the Twentiesby Bernard Wells Close

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    Reprint of rare book contains scores of illustrations and floor plans for 80 charming American homes, among them a spacious Pennsylvania fieldstone colonial; a modest, three-bedroom suburban bungalow; and an artist's two-story studio/residence in California. An invaluable primary reference for architects and students of architectural history. 104... more...

  • Western Islamic Architectureby John D. Hoag

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    Profusely illustrated critical appraisal vividly describes the glories of world architecture, from Spain and Egypt to other areas of the Middle East. Captioned drawings, maps, and photographs contrast, for example, the internal ornamentation of Spain's Alhambra with the austerity of Egypt's Mosque of Ibn Tulun, comparing both to the Ottoman mosques... more...

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie Houseby Donald Hoffmann

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Frank Lloyd Wright firmly believed that "life could be formed anew if new form could be brought to its setting, architecture." His revolt against customary architectural design was shared by rugged individualist Fred C. Robie, who chose Wright to build his dream house in 1908. In this painstakingly researched and illuminating account of the design... more...

  • Victorian Cottage Architectureby George F. Barber

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    Reprint of rare catalog by one of America's most successful, late-19th-century domestic architects, with more than 100 designs for 68 houses. Elevations and floor plans for custom-designed homes in the Colonial, Romanesque, and Queen Anne styles, as well as plans for verandas, summer pavilions, and barns. Invaluable to architectural historians, preservationists,... more...