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  • The Colonial Architecture of Salemby Frank Cousins; Phil M. Riley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.99

    This profusely illustrated study offers a chronological view of Salem architecture from the town's settlement in 1626 to the cessation of Colonial development in 1818. Detailed descriptions and more than 250 rare illustrations of over 100 buildings, including the famed House of the Seven Gables, the Witch House, and more. 127 black-and-white plates.... more...

  • 100 Turn-of-the-Century House Plansby Radford Architectural Co.

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.99

    Affordable reprint of rare 1909 catalog, featuring authentic illustrations and floor plans for homes ranging from simple three-room bungalows to elaborate 10- and 12-room structures with sitting rooms, libraries, parlors, and wraparound porches. An excellent reference for home restorers, preservationists, and students of American architectural history.... more...

  • The House Beautifulby Clarence Cook

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.99

    Profusely illustrated volume by 19th-century pioneer of professional art criticism offers valuable information on how to furnish a home tastefully and affordably. Charming, lucidly written text covers everything from firescreens, curtained archways, and Grandmother's cupboard to Tyrolian tables and chairs, a Dutch bedstead, and a French bureau with... more...

  • Greek and Roman Architecture in Classic Drawingsby Hector d?Espouy

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    Perhaps the finest record of classical architectural detail ever made. Executed in the demanding technique of India ink and water color rendering, the illustrations include the Parthenon, Roman temples, Pantheon, Colosseum, many others. Unparalleled three-dimensionality and effects of scale. Enhanced with Introductory Notes by John Blatteau and Christiane... more...

  • Sturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Buildingby Russell Sturgis; Francis A. Davis

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Volume 1 of monumental 3-volume classic offers comprehensive and detailed coverage of architectural terms, individuals, and national styles. Total in set: over 100 photographs and more than 1,000 illustrations. Bibliography. more...

  • Best Homes of the 1920sby Standard Homes Company

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.99

    It has required years of painstaking bring before prospective home builders the hundreds of practical, money saving ideas offered by this system... A little study of each plan shown will convince any thoughtful person that these are, in reality, the most carefully planned homes in America. ? Better Homes at Lower Cost Faithfully reprinted... more...

  • Metric Handbookby Pamela Buxton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 82.95

    Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and evolving building types Many chapters revised including housing, transport, offices, libraries and hotels New chapter on flood-aware design Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations... more...

  • Towards a New Architectureby Le Corbusier

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Pioneering manifesto by founder of "International School." Technical and aesthetic theories, views of industry, economics, relation of form to function, "mass-production split," and much more. Profusely illustrated. more...

  • The Secrets of Architectural Compositionby Nathaniel Cortland Curtis; J. S. Weiner

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Classic survey covers principles as well as practical applications, addressing general questions of scale, balance, proportion, and symmetry. Detailed treatments of doors, windows, walls, stairways, columns, and other features. 249 illustrations. more...

  • The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practiceby American Institute of Architects

    Wiley 2015; US$ 120.00

    Architects must be proficient in a variety of business practices to contribute to, manage, or launch a successful firm. They are responsible for the same kind of legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative activities as any other professional. Within these broad categories, however, there are many details, including professional standards... more...