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  • The English Castleby A. Hamilton Thompson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Once a seat of government as well as the private residence of its owners, the medieval castle was also a military base and stronghold for the surrounding geographical area. The development of these sturdy fortifications in England during the Middle Ages is carefully examined in this profusely illustrated book. From early chapters dealing with primitive... more...

  • The Architecture of Country Housesby Andrew J. Downing

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Throughout the early Victorian period American domestic architecture was dominated by the ideas and designs of Andrew Jackson Downing who emphasized function, convenience, and concord with the environment. 321 figures. 33 architectural designs. more...

  • Manhattan Moves Uptownby Charles Lockwood

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 22.95

    Compiled from newspaper archives and richly illustrated with historic images, this fascinating chronicle traces the city's growth from Wall Street to Harlem during the period between 1783 and the early 20th century. more...

  • Georgian Architectural Designs and Detailsby Abraham Swan

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    Among the 18th century's most influential architectural designers and writers, Abraham Swan defined many conventions of English rococo detail. This reprint of an extremely rare and classic stylebook, compiled by the English architect nearly 250 years ago, provides outstanding examples of Palladian and Georgian architecture and design in colonial America... more...

  • The Metropolis of Tomorrowby Hugh Ferriss

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    The metropolis of the future ? as perceived by architect Hugh Ferriss in 1929 ? was both generous and prophetic in vision. This illustrated essay on the modern city and its future features 59 illustrations. more...

  • Small Houses of the Twentiesby Roebuck and Co. Sears

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Excellent reproduction of rare catalog describes 86 different houses and bungalows in over 300 photographs, illustrations, and floor plans. Text provides complete descriptions. more...

  • The American Vignolaby William R. Ware

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    This includes tables of the Classical Orders, measured drawings of monuments, and practical instruction on classical design. 304 illustrations. more...

  • The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adamby Robert Adam; James Adam; Henry Hope Reed

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    The Palladian style dominated British architecture for most of the 1700s, until the rise of the Adam style, which held sway for the final decades of the eighteenth century. Brothers Robert and James Adam were almost single-handedly responsible for infusing Georgian architecture with the sensibilities and elements of classical Hellenic and Latinate... more...

  • Country Houses and Seaside Cottages of the Victorian Eraby William T. Comstock

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    44 authentic and charming designs for vacation homes in varied styles and sizes, most low-to-medium budget, with perspective views, elevations, and floor plans. 200 illustrations. more...

  • Craftsman Bungalowsby Yoho & Merritt

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    From the late nineteenth century to the early 1920s, the Arts and Crafts Movement spread with great popularity across America. With origins in Britain, the Craftsman style was a reaction against the excesses of the Victorian era. Craftsman bungalows were distinguished by their charming simplicity, cozy style, and storybook appeal. The name was derived... more...