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  • Craftsman Bungalowsby Yoho & Merritt

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    From the late nineteenth century to the early 1920s, the Arts and Crafts Movement spread with great popularity across America. With origins in Britain, the Craftsman style was a reaction against the excesses of the Victorian era. Craftsman bungalows were distinguished by their charming simplicity, cozy style, and storybook appeal. The name was derived... more...

  • The American Builder's Companionby Asher Benjamin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    The most widely used early 19th century architectural style and source book, this work ranges from the Colonial up into Greek Revival periods. Benjamin covers the extensive development of carpentry and construction techniques. Over 375 figures. more...

  • 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...

  • 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 typical home designs of the period. Photographs, floor plans, and full descriptions of interior and exterior detailing. 345 black-and-white illustrations. 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...

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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Authentic plan book advertises homes chosen for aesthetic appeal, convenience, and economy of construction. Ranging in scale from lavish to modest, each model appears with detailed floor plans, measurements, and a photograph of completed dwelling. more...

  • 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 Practical Builderby William Pain

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    This 1774 guidebook was a do-it-yourself manual for those who could not afford an architect's services. Annotated, meticulously rendered engravings depict cross-sections of chimney-pieces, ceilings, cornices, and other architectural details. more...

  • The City of Tomorrow and Its Planningby Le Corbusier; Frederick Etchells

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    The great revolutionary architect's probing analysis of urban problems and their origins, and his bold solutions, which include the "Voisin" scheme for the center of Paris. Over 210 illustrations and halftones. more...