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  • The Ten Books on Architectureby Vitruvius

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    The oldest and most influential book ever written on architecture, this volume served as a guide to Bramante, Michelangelo, Palladio, Vignola, and countless others. It describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion as well as the ancients' methods, materials, and aesthetics. Authoritative translation by a distinguished Harvard... more...

  • Radford's House Designs of the Twentiesby Wm. A. Radford Co.

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    Created as an aid to architects, carpenters, and builders, this Radford Architectural Company of Chicago catalog was also welcomed by future home owners. Included are such houses as the Bixby, a two-bedroom bungalow, the Coventry, a charming Dutch Colonial with three bedrooms and other accommodations, and more. 189 black-and-white illustrations. 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...

  • Craftsman Bungalowsby Gustav Stickley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Best and most attractive designs from Arts and Crafts Movement publication ? 1903?1916 ? includes sketches, photographs of homes, floor plans, descriptive text. 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...

  • Palliser's New Cottage Homesby Palliser & Co.

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Meticulous reproduction of the now-rare catalog ? originally issued in 1887 ? includes 1,500 detailed drawings of floor plans, elevations, perspective views, architectural details, and interior ornamentation; designs for villas, farmhouses, town and country places, barns, and city brick block houses; and fine-lined illustrations of windows, eaves,... more...

  • 90 Houses of the Twentiesby Jens Pedersen; Daniel D. Reiff

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    This outstanding house plan catalog from a prominent Midwestern builder was issued on the eve of the Great Depression. Its full-color, beautifully realistic illustrations depict colonials, bungalows, duplexes, and other residences, accompanied by floor plans and detailed descriptions of interiors. A nostalgic look back at the way homes were constructed... 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...

  • 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. Largely an illustrated essay on the modern city and its future, Ferriss' book incorporated his philosophy of architecture. Includes powerful illustrations of towering structures, personal space, wide avenues, and rooftop parks.... more...