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  • Architectural Details and Measured Drawings of Houses of the Twentiesby William A. Radford

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Provides details for frame houses, houses of brick, brick veneer, stucco, etc., as well as plans for barns, silos, ice houses, and other farm structures. Also includes plans for such interior features as built-in buffets and sideboards, kitchen cabinets, wardrobes, window seats, breakfast nooks, fireplaces, and more. 154 black-and-white illustrations.... more...

  • Old Mexicoby Alfred C. Bossom

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 13.99

    London-born architect Bossom's detailed sketches and commentary, and his wife's fine photographs, were published in 1924 in this handsome book ? which also includes 18th-century missions in California and San Antonio. Tiled facades, quiet courtyards, and other architectural elements are graphically preserved in this valuable record of classic Latin... 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...

  • Spanish-Colonial Architecture in the United Statesby Rexford Newcomb

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    A classic work by a distinguished architectural historian, tracing Spanish architectural influence in Florida, the Gulf Coast, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California in text illustrated by 195 photographs and 50 measured drawings. Among the sites explored: St. Augustine, San Antonio, Santa Fe, Tucson, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Juan Capistrano,... more...

  • Renaissance and Baroque Ceiling Masterpiecesby Dover

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    The lofty painted ceilings of Europe's palaces and churches rank among the greatest treasures of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. This unique assemblage features brilliant full-color reproductions of some of the finest examples of such art. Drawn from two rare French and German portfolios of the nineteenth century, this unique volume re-creates more... more...

  • A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architectureby William Chambers

    Dover Publications 2011; US$ 19.95

    Beautiful reproduction of a 1791 classic describes the qualifications and duties of an architect. The 53 beautifully engraved, fine line plates display ornate compartments for coved ceilings; plans and elevations of pilaster capitals; pedestals for columns; arches; ballusters; and other architectural features. 53 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • 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...

  • Paris Mansions and Apartments 1893by Pierre Gelis-Didot

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    Selected from a very rare portfolio, this volume presents exquisitely detailed engravings of Parisian apartment buildings and mansions of the late nineteenth century. Its 100 plates depict 50 buildings in the richly ornamented Beaux-Arts Classical style. These illustrations are the work of Pierre Gelis-Didot, who is celebrated for his architectural... more...

  • Early American Housesby Norman Morrison Isham

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    An intriguing examination of classic colonial houses, this fact-filled foray explores with remarkable concision the "medieval period" of American architecture. The treatise takes for its examples the first houses built along the Atlantic coast in the seventeenth century. While these early structures were usually based on traditional English and Dutch... more...

  • The Medieval Sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourtby Villard de Honnecourt; Theodore Bowie

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    Little is known of Villard de Honnecourt, apart from the fact that his Sketchbook is one of the most treasured documents in art history. Active in the early part of the thirteenth century, the French artist produced remarkably accurate representations of diverse subjects that interested him: religious figures; insects, birds, dogs, and humans; architecture,... more...