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  • 101 Classic Homes of the Twentiesby McHenry & Baker Co. Harris

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    This authentic plan book advertises 101 "modern homes," selected by the publisher from thousands of submitted designs. Chosen for aesthetic appeal, convenience, and economy of construction, the homes range in scale from lavish to modest, and each appears with detailed floor plans and an actual photograph of the completed dwelling. 118 photos. more...

  • Form and Design in Classic Architectureby Arthur Stratton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    Informative, readable text and 100 handsome illustrations of magnificent buildings make this book appealing not only to architects and architectural historians, but also to anyone with even a casual interest in architecture and design. It explains in simple terms the ways in which the relationship of exterior and interior elements creates unity. 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...

  • 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...

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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Designs for 60 homes, from a simple four-room cottage with a front porch to a comfortable two-story home with four bedrooms, a reception hall, and pantry. Shown in landscaped exteriors, floor plans, and overhead cutaway views. With detailed commentaries on each design. 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...

  • Classic Houses of the Twentiesby Loizeaux

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Unabridged republication of rare plan book published by Loizeaux building-supply and lumber companies of New Jersey in 1927. Illustrations and floor plans for 134 houses in many styles ? New England Colonial, Dutch Colonial, Gothic or Half Timber, Modern English, Italian, Spanish Mission and more. Over 230 halftone and line illustrations. more...

  • 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...