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  • Covered Bridgesby Joseph Conwill

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Covered bridges are essential pieces of American and Canadian rural history, gracing the countryside from Oregon to Georgia an north to eastern Canada. In this lavishly illustrated volume Joseph D. Conwill recounts the rich, romantic history of covered bridges as they developed from early timber examples, born out of the traditions of medieval times,... more...

  • The Language of Housesby Alison Lurie

    Delphinium Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    In 1981, Alison Lurie published  The Language of Clothes , a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized. Now Lurie has returned with a companion book,  The Language of Houses , a lucid,... more...

  • Railway Architectureby Bill Fawcett

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    A guide to the architecture that gives British railways their identity, from stations to signal boxes. Roots of Britain's railways lie in the wooden-railed colliery wagonways of around 1600, but it was almost 1830 before specific railway architecture became needed. This evolved rapidly down to 1850, and for some time afterwards Britain led the world... more...

  • The First Americansby Kelly Bakshi

    Guardian Angel Publishing 2014; US$ 5.00

    Would you use a buffalo bladder as a canteen or wear a coat made out of seal skin? Native Americans cleverly used everything in their environment in order to survive. They created games, recipes, tools and homes based on their surroundings. A word search review game is included. more...

  • Clay Lancaster's Kentuckyby James D. Birchfield

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    With a Foreword by Roger W. Moss Although Clay Lancaster (1917-2000) established himself as an expert on New York brownstones and California bungalows, the nationally known architectural historian also spent four decades photographing architecture in his native Kentucky. Lancaster had no flash bulb, no tripod, no close-up or wide-angle lenses, but... more...

  • Victorian City and Country Housesby Geo E. Woodward

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Detailed volume includes 100 front and side elevations, floor plans for five city houses, a country house with a French roof, a summer house, various cottages, more. more...

  • The Architect, or Practical House Carpenter (1830)by Asher Benjamin

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    The superbly illustrated and detailed handbook that popularized the use of classic Greek architectural style in America in the early and middle 1800s. 271 illustrations. more...

  • Victorian Cottage Residencesby Andrew Jackson Downing

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    This incredibly rich, firsthand source for the most popular styles of 19th-century Victorian architecture presents 26 cottage designs ? including Gothic, bracketed, Italianate, "rustic," more ? and 155 illustrations (includes floor plans). The small, inexpensive detached house received one of its earliest popularizations here. more...

  • Japanese Homes and Their Surroundingsby Edward S. Morse

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    In this book the author writes about the more than 4 years he spent visiting hundreds of Japanese homes and learning as much as possible about their construction, design, furnishings, and relative merits. It is the only authentic record of the traditional home ? mats, lamps, screens, gardens ? from its general plan to the smallest decorative detail.... more...

  • Florida Architecture of Addison Miznerby Addison Mizner

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 20.95

    Reprint of rare, handsome volume illustrates more than 30 Florida residences designed by great architect in imaginative adaptations of Spanish Colonial style. Also, such landmark creations as the Everglades Club, Via Parigi, the Singer Building, The Cloister at Boca Raton, the Riverside Baptist Church at Jacksonville, and many more. 185 photographs.... more...