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  • Radford's House Designs of the Twentiesby Wm. A. Radford Co.

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    Created as an aid to architects, carpenters, and builders, this Radford Architectural Company of Chicago catalog was also welcomed by future home owners. Included are such houses as the Bixby, a two-bedroom bungalow, the Coventry, a charming Dutch Colonial with three bedrooms and other accommodations, and more. 189 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Canon of the Five Orders of Architectureby Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola; John Leeke; David Watkin

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    One of history's most published architectural treatises, this Renaissance volume identifies the five orders ? Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite ? and illustrates them in full-page elevational detail. more...

  • Letarouilly on Renaissance Romeby John Barrington Bayley; Henry Hope Reed; David Mayernik

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 21.95

    Student's edition of Letarouilly's five-volume work brings Renaissance Rome's architectural splendors within the grasp of students and other readers. Includes plans, elevations, and details of buildings and monuments designed by Michelangelo, Peruzzi, Vignola, Bernini, others. more...

  • Orders of Architectureby R. A. Cordingley

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 9.95

    A complete reference to the classical orders of architecture, this magnificently illustrated volume covers the Greek, Roman, and Renaissance periods. In addition to its fully representative selection of works by Italian and French Renaissance architects, the collection features a fine series of measured drawings derived from still-extant monuments... more...

  • Palliser's New Cottage Homesby Palliser & Co.

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Meticulous reproduction of the now-rare catalog ? originally issued in 1887 ? includes 1,500 detailed drawings of floor plans, elevations, perspective views, architectural details, and interior ornamentation; designs for villas, farmhouses, town and country places, barns, and city brick block houses; and fine-lined illustrations of windows, eaves,... 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...

  • Elegant Country and Suburban Houses of the Twentiesby Charles S. Keefe

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    This handsomely illustrated book showcases outstanding examples of suburban and country houses of the 1920s?a great period for domestic architecture in the United States. Lovely photographs present exterior and interior views of 51 classic homes, primarily in the metropolitan area of New York City, as well as other suburbs on the east coast and in... more...