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  • The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Ageby Arnold Lewis; James Turner; Steven McQuillin

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 19.95

    Best source of information and illustrations for private houses in Eastern cities during the early 1880s. Rare photographs of mansions belonging to Vanderbilt, Morgan, Grant, and many others. Extensive, informative new text. more...

  • Designing the British Post-War Homeby Fiona Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In Designing the British Post-War Home Fiona Fisher explores the development of modern domestic architecture in Britain through a detailed study of the work of the successful Surrey-based architectural practice of Kenneth Wood. Wood?s firm is representative of a geographically distinct category of post-war architectural and design practice - that... more...

  • The Gargoyle Bookby Lester Burbank Bridaham; Ralph Adams Cram

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    Amid the soaring grandeur of arches and spires lurks a more down-to-earth architectural flourish: the grinning head of a gargoyle. Singly and clustered, these intriguing creatures form as distinctive an element of Gothic architecture as the flying buttress. Nowhere are they more prominent than along the walls of French cathedrals, and this magnificently... more...

  • The Seven Lamps of Architectureby John Ruskin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Classic work by great Victorian expresses his deepest convictions of the nature and role of architecture and its aesthetics. Authoritative edition includes reproductions of 14 plates of Ruskin's architectural drawings. more...

  • Designs for Street Fronts, Suburban Houses and Cottagesby M. F. Cummings; C. C. Miller

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    Excellent architectural sourcebook includes street front elevations, with enlarged and detailed designs for residential entrances, cornices, a curved roof, dormer window, and much more. 714 illustrations. more...

  • Masterpieces of American Architectureby Edward Warren Hoak; Willis Humphrey Church

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Splendid survey of buildings from 1900 to 1930 features works by McKim, Mead & White; Pope; Platt; Gilbert; others. The Boston Public Library, Lincoln Memorial, Woolworth Building, many more. 189 photos. 77 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Virilio for Architectsby John Armitage

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 32.95

    Paul Virilio is an innovative figure in the study of architecture, space, and the city. Virilio for Architects primes readers for their first encounter with his crucial texts on some of the vital theoretical debates of the twenty-first century, including: Oblique Architecture and Bunker Archeology Critical Space and the Overexposed City The... more...

  • Medieval Graffitiby Matthew Champion

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 21.14

    For centuries carved writings and artworks in churches lay largely unnoticed. So archaeologist Matthew Champion started a nationwide survey to gather the best examples. In this book he shines a spotlight on a forgotten world of ships, prayers for good fortune, satirical cartoons, charms, curses, windmills, word puzzles, architectural plans and heraldic... more...

  • Bed Mannersby Ralph Hopton; Anne Balliol

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95

    A vintage light-hearted guide to the fraught battlefield of bedroom etiquette ... Ever wanted to know how to avoid horrifying your husband with your nightly toilette? Or avoid incurring the wrath of your wife when creeping home late at night? First published in the 1930s, the humorous advice in ?Bed Manners? reveals the rules of bedroom etiquette,... more...

  • Rosslyn Chapel Decodedby Alan Butler; John Ritchie

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 9.99

    In the 15th century a new home was built for the priceless holy relics taken from Jerusalem centuries before - a building that, to the initiated, would explain everything about what had gone before and a structure that would be a recreation of the Herodian Temple on the Mount in Jerusalem. This is Rosslyn Chapel and here are its secrets. more...