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  • 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...

  • Early American Housesby Norman Morrison Isham

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    An intriguing examination of classic colonial houses, this fact-filled foray explores with remarkable concision the "medieval period" of American architecture. The treatise takes for its examples the first houses built along the Atlantic coast in the seventeenth century. While these early structures were usually based on traditional English and Dutch... more...

  • The Medieval Sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourtby Villard de Honnecourt; Theodore Bowie

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    Little is known of Villard de Honnecourt, apart from the fact that his Sketchbook is one of the most treasured documents in art history. Active in the early part of the thirteenth century, the French artist produced remarkably accurate representations of diverse subjects that interested him: religious figures; insects, birds, dogs, and humans; architecture,... more...

  • Sturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Buildingby Russell Sturgis; Francis A. Davis

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Volume 2 of monumental 3-volume classic offers comprehensive and detailed coverage of architectural terms, individuals and national styles. Total in set: over 100 photographs and more than 1000 illustrations. Bibliography. more...

  • Craftsman Homesby Gustav Stickley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    296 architectural drawings, floor plans, and photographs illustrate 40 different kinds of "Mission-style" homes from The Craftsman (1901-16), voice of American style of simplicity and organic harmony. Thorough coverage of Craftsman idea in text and picture, now collector's item. more...

  • Smaller Houses of the 1920sby Ethel B. Power

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    From a peak era in American domestic architecture comes this survey of homes from across the country. Its wealth of styles features both new American designs and traditional European-inspired buildings of wood, stucco, concrete, brick, and stone. The 130 captioned black-and-white illustrations and 55 floor plans offer external and internal views for... 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...

  • 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...