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  • The Four Books of Architectureby Andrea Palladio

    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...

  • Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architectureby Cyril M. Harris

    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...

  • 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...

  • Designs for Street Fronts, Suburban Houses and Cottagesby M. F. Cummings; C. C. Miller

    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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...