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- 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...
- 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...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95
Exemplary reprint of 16th-century classic. Covers classical architectural remains, Renaissance revivals, classical orders, more. 1738 Ware English edition. 216 plates. ". . . a new and splendid edition of what has probably been the most influential book published in the history of architecture since its first appearance in 1570." ? Art in America... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95
Excellent sourcebook includes elevations of building fronts as well as enlarged drawings of architectural elements incorporated in these facades: residential entrances, cornices, a curved roof, dormer window, and much more. Indispensable archive for preservationists, restorationists, architectural historians, and urban archaeologists. 714 illustrations... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...