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  • The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildingsby Marc Kushner

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2015; US$ 14.99

    The founder of Architizer.com and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture. We?re asking more of architecture than ever before; the response will define our future. A pavilion made from paper. A building that eats... more...

  • Build a Pole Woodshedby Mary Twitchell

    Storey Publishing, LLC 1980; US$ 3.95

    Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence... more...

  • Fences, Gates, and Bridgesby George A. Martin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    First published in 1887, Fences, Gates, and Bridges is an instructional guide to the best ways to build a variety of fences, gates, hedges, bridges, and culverts. The section on fences boasts a wealth of information on building various types of fences, including rail, composite, garden, board, and picket. It also explores how to construct an effective... more...

  • Handy Projects for Boysby Popular Mechanics Press

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    The projects in Handy Projects for Boys first appeared in a major collection arranged by the editors of Popular Mechanics Press in 1913. During this time period, the methods and techniques used to create these items were just as important to the boys and men building them as the final projects themselves. They took care with their materials; they... more...

  • Sears House Designs of the Thirtiesby Roebuck and Co. Sears

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This handsome reprint of a rare 1930s catalog displays the interiors and exteriors of Sears-designed homes. Illustrations of 68 houses, including measured floor plans, depict such attractive residences as the Belmont ? a six-room house ? and the Dover ? an English cottage with a massive chimney. Over 200 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Sears Modern Homes, 1913by Roebuck and Co. Sears

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    For thousands of Americans, catalogs such as Sears' Modern Homes were the first step in realizing their dreams of owning a home. Reproduced from a rare 1913 edition, this volume features 112 designs for homes of "comfort and refinement." These authentic plans offer a wealth of information on building materials and other details, along with external... more...

  • Small Brick Houses of the Twentiesby Ralph P. Stoddard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    Once affordable only among the wealthy, brick homes became more easily available to the average American in the early years of the twentieth century. This book, originally published in 1920 by a member of The Common Brick Manufacturers' Association, served as a practical guide for prospective homeowners from working class families. Many soon found... more...

  • American Country Houses of the Gilded Ageby A. Lewis

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses, 4 casinos) built during the 1880s. Adds a new, thoroughly accurate text by Arnold Lewis. Approximately 200 illustrations. more...

  • Small Houses of the Fortiesby Harold E. Group

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Designed for the 1940s family with a "limited budget but unlimited good taste," this fascinating volume presents 56 floor plans and elevations of lovely small homes that originally cost less than $15,000 to build. Each home, bearing the honorable designation of House-of-the-Month by the era's Monthly Small House Club, Inc., was designed to give prospective... more...

  • 124 Distinctive House Designs and Floor Plans, 1929by National Building Publications

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    An annual publication intended as a reference work for contractors, suppliers, architects, and homeowners, the 1929 Home Builders Catalog offered a beautifully illustrated look at a variety of homes. Painstakingly reproduced from a rare edition, this volume offers old-house restorers, preservationists, and lovers of 1920s architecture an authentic... more...