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  • Gothic Architectureby Raphael Brandon; J. Arthur Brandon

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    This comprehensive study of Gothic architecture traces the distinctively beautiful elements of Gothic style through the medieval churches of Europe. Gathered from a rare two-volume Victorian classic, over 700 meticulously rendered details and illustrations display every intricate aspect of Western culture's most magnificent ecclesiastical structures,... 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...

  • Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architectureby Cyril M. Harris

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    This massive compendium by a noted architectural historian contains over 2,000 line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient to modern. Includes cutaway views, close-ups of intricate details, precisely rendered plans for many famed... more...

  • The Seven Lamps of Architectureby John Ruskin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Classic work by the great Victorian expresses his deepest convictions about the nature and role of architecture and its aesthetics. This authoritative edition includes reproductions of the 14 original plates of Ruskin's superb drawings of architectural details from such structures as the Doge's Palace in Venice to the Cathedral of Rouen. more...

  • Form and Design in Classic Architectureby Arthur Stratton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    Informative, readable text and 100 handsome illustrations of magnificent buildings make this book appealing not only to architects and architectural historians, but also to anyone with even a casual interest in architecture and design. It explains in simple terms the ways in which the relationship of exterior and interior elements creates unity. more...

  • The Secret Lives of Buildingsby Edward Hollis

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 20.99

    A strikingly original, beautifully narrated history of Western architecture and the cultural transformations that it represents Concrete, marble, steel, brick: little else made by human hands seems as stable, as immutable, as a building. Yet the life of any structure is neither fixed nor timeless. Outliving their original contexts and purposes,... more...

  • Vitruvius Britannicusby Colen Campbell

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    A consortium of British architects and their patrons rebelled against the early eighteenth century's Baroque excesses and turned instead toward the Renaissance works of Andrea Palladio for inspiration. These Neo-Palladians guided the course of British architecture toward classical principles, and the Vitruvius Britannicus (British Vitruvius) reflects... more...

  • The American Builder's Companionby Asher Benjamin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    The most widely used early 19th century architectural style and source book, this work ranges from the Colonial up into the Greek Revival periods. Benjamin covers the extensive development of carpentry and construction techniques, as well as the evolution of the designs for domestic and public buildings. Excellent resource for historians, architects,... more...

  • Victorian House Designs in Authentic Full Colorby Blanche Cirker

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Exquisitely detailed, exceptionally handsome designs for an enormous variety of attractive city dwellings, spacious suburban and country homes, charming "cottages" and other structures ? all accompanied by perspective views and floor plans with measurements. Invaluable to architects, home restorers and preservationists; of immense interest to lovers... 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...