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  • Authentic Victorian Villas and Cottagesby Isaac H. Hobbs

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    More than 100 magnificent home plans provide lovers of Victoriana the finest examples of period architecture. Compiled by Isaac Hobbs, a prominent Philadelphia architect of the period, the book also offers an informative discussion on the principles and practices of practical home design and construction. Designs and floor and ground plans for villas,... more...

  • The Autobiography of an Ideaby Louis H. Sullivan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    The famous American architect's fascinating look at the early years of his pioneering work, which led to his being called the "father of the skyscraper." Far from an ordinary document of records and dates, Sullivan's passionate book crystallizes his insights and opinions into an organic theory of architecture. Includes a wealth of projects and evaluations,... more...

  • Barns, Sheds and Outbuildingsby Byron D. Halsted

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    Accompanied by more than 250 illustrations, Halsted's environmentally sensitive manual was written with the farmer in mind--and during a time when a laborer earned a mere dollar a day. His barn-building theories extend to dog- and bird-houses, and are based upon qualities we still hold dear: light and air, space, cost, and beauty, as well as permanence,... more...

  • Bauen in Chinaby Bert Bielefeld; Lars-Phillip Rusch

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 62.95

    «Bauen in China»: das Handbuch für Architekten, die im Boommarkt China erfolgreich aktiv werden wollen. more...

  • Beautiful Bungalows of the Twentiesby Building Age Pub.

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This handy reference displays a variety of handsome bungalows built in the early 1920s from Maine to California. Included are illustrations of charming bungalows for a small family, a farm bungalow with a novel siding treatment, a stucco bungalow design, a chalet in Los Angeles, and other models. 43 double-page spreads of halftones and line illustrations.... more...

  • Biddle's Young Carpenter's Assistantby Owen Biddle

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Philadelphia-based builder Owen Biddle was a major influence on later architects, thanks to this well-illustrated and much studied guide. One of the very first manuals of American architecture, this essential sourcebook offers authentic views of interior and exterior designs of buildings erected in the decades following the American Revolution. Reproduced... more...

  • The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildingsby Simon Thurley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 35.91

    From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the skyscrapers of today, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world. more...

  • The Building of Manhattanby Donald A. Mackay; Donald A. Mackay

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Meticulously accurate line drawings and fascinating text trace Manhattan's growth from a tiny Dutch outpost to the commercial, financial, and cultural heart of the world. This book explains construction above and below ground, including the excavation of subway lines and the building of bridges and skyscrapers. Hundreds of illustrations reveal intricate... more...

  • California Bungalows of the Twentiesby Henry L. Wilson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Reprint of rare catalog includes front or front-angled elevations, floor plans and interior sketches for dozens of authentic bungalow designs, many unique to the California landscape. Detailed descriptions point out special features and possibilities of each design, and include estimates of costs. 231 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Canon of the Five Orders of Architectureby Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola; John Leeke; David Watkin

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    One of history's most published architectural treatises, this Renaissance volume identifies the five orders ? Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite ? and illustrates them in full-page elevational detail. more...