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  • 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...

  • 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

    Wide array of magnificent homes of the period, among them an ornate Gothic suburban residence, with parlor, sitting room, dressing rooms, six bedrooms, and two baths for $33,000. 122 engravings. more...

  • 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...

  • Elegant Country and Suburban Houses of the Twentiesby Charles S. Keefe

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    This handsomely illustrated book showcases outstanding examples of suburban and country houses of the 1920s?a great period for domestic architecture in the United States. Lovely photographs present exterior and interior views of 51 classic homes, primarily in the metropolitan area of New York City, as well as other suburbs on the east coast and in... more...

  • Early American Housesby Norman Morrison Isham

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    Explore the homes and architecture of 17th-century early America. Original floor plans, illustrations, and photographs are partnered with detailed descriptions. Includes A Glossary of Colonial Architectural Terms . 120 illustrations, 33 plates. 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...

  • Sturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Buildingby Russell Sturgis; Francis A. Davis

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Volume 2 of monumental 3-volume classic offers comprehensive and detailed coverage of architectural terms, individuals and national styles. Total in set: over 100 photographs and more than 1000 illustrations. Bibliography. more...

  • Craftsman Homesby Gustav Stickley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    296 architectural drawings, floor plans, and photographs illustrate 40 different kinds of "Mission-style" homes from The Craftsman (1901-16), voice of American style of simplicity and organic harmony. more...