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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...

  • Barns, Sheds and Outbuildingsby Byron D. Halsted

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    Earthy, barn-building theories of 1881 extend to dog- and bird-houses and are based upon principles that still shine brightly today: light and air, space, cost, beauty, and convenience. 257 illustrations. 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

    Very thorough examination of style, construction; many measured drawings. 150 houses, 1650 to 1800. 434 illus. 210pp of text. . 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 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...

  • 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...