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  • 1000 Turn-of-the-Century Housesby Herbert C. Chivers

    Dover Publications 2011; US$ 18.95

    A remarkable presentation of the "finished ideas of a practicing architect of high rank in his profession," this early-twentieth-century showcase of homes features a wide range of designs from a Midwest master. Reproduced from a rare edition, the work features a splendid array of dwellings, from cottages and bungalows to sprawling mansions. Each house... more...

  • Elegant Small Homes of the Twentiesby Chicago Tribune

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    In 1927, the Chicago Tribune sponsored a competition for "trained men of talent, incorporating into the small home ideas of real worth, types of rare charm, and the best possible plans for comfort and convenience." This collection spotlights the challenge?s top results, presenting the nineteen prize-winning designs for five- and six-room houses,... more...

  • Lectures on Architecture, Volume Iby Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Volume 1 of an unabridged reprint of extremely influential work by great 19th-century architect, champion of the Gothic Revival. Coverage of Greek and Roman architecture, Byzantine architecture, teaching of architecture, monumental sculpture, domestic architecture, much more. Over 230 engravings and woodcuts (most by Viollet-le-Duc) enhance the text.... more...

  • Early Domestic Architecture of Connecticutby J. Frederick Kelly

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 29.95

    Based on personal observation of surviving examples and research into colonial records, this book includes 242 measured diagrams (windows, door frames, construction details, etc.) and 192 photographs of more than 150 homes, 1650 to 1800. Authentic and invaluable. 434 illustrations. more...

  • 117 House Designs of the Twentiesby Gordon-Van Tine Co.

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    A reprint of a rare architect's catalog of 1923, presenting a full range of home designs, from bungalows and cottages to larger, more formal dwellings, in photographs, floor plans and descriptions of interior and exterior detailing. Fascinating reading, and ideal as a reference for architects, architectural and social historians. 345 black-and-white... more...

  • The American Vignolaby William R. Ware

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    This includes tables of the Classical Orders, measured drawings of monuments, and practical instruction on classical design. 304 illustrations. more...

  • Manhattan Moves Uptownby Charles Lockwood

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 22.95

    This fascinating chronicle traces New York City's growth from Wall Street at the end of the Revolutionary War to Harlem at the turn of the twentieth century. Documenting the frantic construction and speculative frenzy that swept through Manhattan in the nineteenth century, it explores the development of the city's landmark neighborhoods as the rural... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...