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  • Form and Design in Classic Architectureby Arthur Stratton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    Informative, readable text and 100 handsome illustrations profile the relationship of exterior and interior elements in the creation of architectural unity. Dozens of edifices by renowned architects receive detailed, coherent analysis. more...

  • The Architecture of Country Housesby Andrew J. Downing

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Throughout the early Victorian period American domestic architecture was dominated by the ideas and designs of Andrew Jackson Downing who emphasized function, convenience, and concord with the environment. 321 figures. 33 architectural designs. more...

  • Georgian Architectural Designs and Detailsby Abraham Swan

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    Among the 18th century's most influential architectural designers and writers, Abraham Swan defined many conventions of English rococo detail. This reprint of an extremely rare and classic stylebook, compiled by the English architect nearly 250 years ago, provides outstanding examples of Palladian and Georgian architecture and design in colonial America... more...

  • American Country Houses of the Thirtiesby Lewis A. Coffin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    About 1912, a renaissance of interest in early American architecture occurred that claimed the attention of a broad cross-section of the culture. It was demonstrated not only by being a popular topic in books and magazines, but also by the public's passion for collecting American antique furniture, and by students and architects traveling through... more...

  • The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adamby Robert Adam; James Adam; Henry Hope Reed

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    The Palladian style dominated British architecture for most of the 1700s, until the rise of the Adam style, which held sway for the final decades of the eighteenth century. Brothers Robert and James Adam were almost single-handedly responsible for infusing Georgian architecture with the sensibilities and elements of classical Hellenic and Latinate... more...

  • Ideal Homes of the Thirtiesby Ideal Homes; Daniel Reiff

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Adapted from a rare 1933 catalog, this volume showcases sixty plans for two-story houses. It features photographs (most in full color), floor plans, and descriptive text that depict a splendid variety of economic styles, including colonial, mission, foursquare, and bungalow. Each house appears in a two-page spread, forming an elegant and highly readable... more...

  • Country Houses and Seaside Cottages of the Victorian Eraby William T. Comstock

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    44 authentic and charming designs for vacation homes in varied styles and sizes, most low-to-medium budget, with perspective views, elevations, and floor plans. 200 illustrations. more...

  • Aladdin "Built in a Day" House Catalog, 1917by Aladdin Company

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Designs for 60 homes, from a 4-room cottage to a 4-bedroom two-story. Landscaped exteriors, floor plans, and overhead cutaway views with detailed commentaries on each. more...

  • 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...