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  • The New Eco-Architecture: Alternatives from the Modern Movementby Colin Porteous

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95

    The New Eco-Architecture builds a historical bridge between architectural science and design. It seeks to address neglected aspects of the Modern Movement as a prelude to supporting a diversity of architectural insight and experimentation aimed at twenty-first century environmental needs and priorities. The attitudes and influences of renowned figures... more...

  • The Oglethorpe Planby Thomas D. Wilson

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    The statesman and reformer James Oglethorpe was a significant figure in the philosophical and political landscape of eighteenth-century British America. His social contributions?all informed by Enlightenment ideals?included prison reform, the founding of the Georgia Colony on behalf of the "worthy poor," and stirring the founders of the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Paris Mansions and Apartments 1893by Pierre Gelis-Didot

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    Selected from a very rare portfolio, this volume presents exquisitely detailed engravings of Parisian apartment buildings and mansions of the late nineteenth century. Its 100 plates depict 50 buildings in the richly ornamented Beaux-Arts Classical style. These illustrations are the work of Pierre Gelis-Didot, who is celebrated for his architectural... more...

  • The Picturesqueby John Macarthur

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    In this fresh and authoritative account John Macarthur presents the eighteenth century idea of the picturesque ? when it was a risky term concerned with a refined taste for everyday things, such as the hovels of the labouring poor ? in the light of its reception and effects in modern culture. In a series of linked essays Macarthur shows: what the... more...

  • Plenum ? Orte der Machtby ÖGFA

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 28.00

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  • 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...

  • 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...