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  • New Life for Old Housesby George Stephen

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    Practical, easy-to-understand introduction to good design and rehabilitation explains everything from selecting an architect and choosing appropriate materials to restoring interiors from ceiling to floor. New Preface. Introduction. Glossary of Building Terms. 300 illustrations. more...

  • Victorian Cottage Residencesby Andrew Jackson Downing

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    This incredibly rich, firsthand source for the most popular styles of 19th-century Victorian architecture presents 26 cottage designs ? including Gothic, bracketed, Italianate, "rustic," more ? and 155 illustrations (includes floor plans). The small, inexpensive detached house received one of its earliest popularizations here. more...

  • Barber's Turn-of-the-Century Housesby George F. Barber

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    At the turn of the twentieth century, George F. Barber ran a successful architectural firm. Today, surviving examples of Barber's signature designs are the pride of their communities. This architectural snapshot from 1901 features working floor plans and fine drawings of more than eighty of Barber's distinctive dwellings. Specializing in serving a... more...

  • Victorian Wooden and Brick Houses with Detailsby A. J. Bicknell & Co.

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This vintage volume offers a treasure trove of floor plans, elevations, and details of residences and public buildings. Artists, architects, and historians alike will find it an endless source of inspiration. Featured buildings include villas, cottages, and farm houses as well as churches, schools, banks, and many other structures. Eighty-one remarkably... more...

  • Victorian Domestic Architectural Plans and Detailsby William T. Comstock

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Rare treasury of floor plans, elevations, perspective drawings for houses and cottages in Queen Anne, Eastlake, Elizabethan, Colonial, other styles. Large engraved plates also contain scaled drawings of nearly 700 architectural details. Invaluable resource for restorers, preservationists, students, etc. 734 black-and-white illustrations. Preface.... more...

  • Little Book of Log Cabinsby William S. Wicks

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Over a century ago, when he first wrote this little guide, William Sydney Wicks (1854?1919) whimsically observed that while early man lived in nature out of necessity, modern man has taken to the woods by choice. Wicks was a highly successful architect whose imprint can still be seen throughout Buffalo, New York, in dozens of churches, hotels, libraries,... more...

  • Victorian City and Country Housesby Geo E. Woodward

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Detailed volume includes 100 front and side elevations, floor plans for five city houses, a country house with a French roof, a summer house, various cottages, more. more...

  • 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...

  • Cabin Lessonsby Spike Carlsen

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2015; US$ 14.95

    Carpenter Spike Carlsen, his wife, and their recently blended family of five kids set out to build a cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior. Part building guide and part memoir, Cabin Lessons tells the funny, wry, and heartwarming story of their eventful journey -- from buying land on an eroding cliff to (finally) enjoying the hideaway of their... more...

  • Build Rabbit Housingby Bob Bennett

    Storey Publishing, LLC 1982; 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...