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The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age: All 203 Photographs from Artistic Houses, with New Text

by Arnold Lewis, James Turner & Steven McQuillin Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Rare photographs recall interiors of late Victorian mansions belonging to William H. Vanderbilt, J. P. Morgan, U. S. Grant, and many others. New informative text.


Castles: Their Construction and History

by Sidney Toy Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Concise, scholarly survey traces castle development from ancient roots. Nearly 200 photographs and drawings illustrate moats, keeps, baileys, and many other features. Caernarvon Castle, Dover Castle, Hadrian's...


Towards a New Architecture

by Le Corbusier Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Pioneering manifesto by founder of "International School." Technical and aesthetic theories, views of industry, economics, relation of form to function, "mass-production split," and much more. Profusely illustrated....


Western Islamic Architecture: A Concise Introduction

by John D. Hoag Dover Publications (July 18, 2012)

Profusely illustrated critical appraisal vividly describes the glories of world architecture, from Spain and Egypt to other areas of the Middle East.


The Colonial Architecture of Salem

by Frank Cousins & Phil M. Riley Dover Publications (December 30, 2011)

Profusely illustrated study offers chronological view of Salem architecture from 1626 to 1818. Detailed descriptions and more than 250 rare illustrations of over 100 buildings — House of the Seven Gables,...


Brunelleschi: Studies of His Technology and Inventions

by Frank D. Prager & Gustina Scaglia Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

Comprehensive book describes how Filippo Brunelleschi built the dome of Florence's famed cathedral: masonry techniques, construction concepts, and more. 28 halftones. 18 line illustrations.


Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings

by Edward S. Morse Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

In this book the author writes about the more than 4 years he spent visiting hundreds of Japanese homes and learning as much as possible about their construction, design, furnishings, and relative merits. 307...


Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House: The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece

by Donald Hoffmann Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Painstakingly researched and illuminating account of the making of the Fred C. Robie home. Revealing family documents, excerpts from a 1958 interview with Fred Robie, and 160 black-and-white illustrations.


The Metropolis of Tomorrow

by Hugh Ferriss Dover Publications (February 15, 2012)

The metropolis of the future — as perceived by architect Hugh Ferriss in 1929 — was both generous and prophetic in vision. This illustrated essay on the modern city and its future features 59 illustrations....


Small Houses of the Twenties: The Sears, Roebuck 1926 House Catalog

by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Excellent reproduction of rare catalog describes 86 different houses and bungalows in over 300 photographs, illustrations, and floor plans. Text provides complete descriptions.


Sears House Designs of the Thirties

by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Dover Publications (June 27, 2012)

68 Sears-designed homes display handsome exterior and interior views — with vestibules, breakfast alcoves, massive chimneys, unusual roof lines, and other attractive features. Over 200 black-and-white illustrations....


Pictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Architectural Plans, Details and Elements: With 1880 Line Drawings of Arches, Domes, Doorways, Facades, Gables, Win

by John Theodore Haneman Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Sourcebook of inspiration for architects, designers, others. 1880 line drawings on 70 plates. Bibliography. Captions.


Craftsman Bungalows: Designs from the Pacific Northwest

by Yoho & Merritt Dover Publications (February 15, 2012)

This reprint of a rare catalog, showcasing the charming simplicity and cozy style of Craftsman bungalows, is filled with photos of completed homes, plus floor plans and estimated costs. An indispensable resource...


Sears Modern Homes, 1913

by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Dover Publications (September 25, 2012)

Reproduced from a rare edition, this book features 112 designs for homes of "comfort and refinement," with external views, floor plans, and other details. 400 illustrations.


Universal Millwork Catalog, 1927: Over 500 Designs for Doors, Windows, Stairways, Cabinets and Other Woodwork

by Universal Catalog Bureau Dover Publications (March 13, 2012)

Featured items include French doors, windows and sashes, blinds, colonnades, window seats, and other interior and exterior elements. Captions. 326 black-and-white illustrations.


Victorian House Designs in Authentic Full Color: 75 Plates from the "Scientific American -- Architects and Builders Edition," 1885-1894

by Blanche Cirker Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Exquisitely detailed, exceptionally handsome designs for an enormous variety of attractive city dwellings, spacious suburban and country homes, charming "cottages" and other structures — all accompanied by...


Victorian Architectural Details: Designs for Over 700 Stairs, Mantels, Doors, Windows, Cornices, Porches, and Other Decorative Elemen

by A. J. Bicknell & Co. Dover Publications (June 18, 2012)

Hundreds of rare illustrations depict wide range of design alternatives for prospective homeowners of the late 19th century. The emphasis is on architectural details — from cornices and dormer windows to piazzas...


The American Vignola: A Guide to the Making of Classical Architecture

by William R. Ware Dover Publications (June 27, 2012)

This includes tables of the Classical Orders, measured drawings of monuments, and practical instruction on classical design. 304 illustrations.


Victorian City and Country Houses: Plans and Details

by Geo E. Woodward Dover Publications (June 05, 2012)

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.


Henry Hobson Richardson and His Works

by Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

First important study of leading 19th-century architect, the pioneer of Romanesque Revival. Plans, photographs, drawings, and detailed discussions of all of Richardson's major buildings, including Trinity Church...


Hints on Household Taste: The Classic Handbook of Victorian Interior Decoration

by Charles L. Eastlake Dover Publications (December 27, 2012)

Primary authority on what was proper, beautiful, efficient in all aspects of mid-19th-century interior design. Originally published in 1868. Over 100 illustrations.


Victorian Brick and Terra-Cotta Architecture in Full Color: 160 Plates

by Pierre Chabat Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Rare portfolio of 541 beautiful full-color architectural drawings illustrating the imaginative use of brickwork and terra-cotta appliqués in Victorian revival styles. 682 illustrations. Captions. Publisher's...


Authentic Color Schemes for Victorian Houses: Comstock's Modern House Painting, 1883

by E. K. Rossiter & F. A. Wright Dover Publications (June 21, 2012)

This rare book invited homeowners of the Victorian era to join in the revolutionary trend towards colorful houses in mellow tones of olive, russet, citrine, buff, plum, and sage. 20 color plates.


The Seven Lamps of Architecture

by John Ruskin Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

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...


Classic Houses of the Twenties

by Loizeaux Dover Publications (September 25, 2012)

Rare plan book published by Loizeaux building-supply and lumber companies of New Jersey in 1927. Illustrations and floor plans for 134 houses — Colonial, Gothic, Modern English, Italian, and other styles....


Understanding Frank Lloyd Wright's Architecture

by Donald Hoffmann Dover Publications (March 07, 2012)

Insightful study of principles of Wright's architecture. Over 120 photos, plans, and illustrations of Robie House, Fallingwater, Taliesin, other masterworks.


Drawings and Plans of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Early Period (1893-1909)

by Frank Lloyd Wright Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

Complete Wasmuth drawings, reproduced from a rare 1910 edition, feature Wright's early experiments in organic design. Includes 100 plates of public and private buildings from Oak Park period, plus Wright's Introduction...


Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture

by Cyril M. Harris Dover Publications (January 31, 2013)

This massive compendium contains over 2,000 line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient...


The Ten Books on Architecture

by Vitruvius Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

The oldest and most influential book ever written on architecture, this volume describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion as well as the ancients' methods, materials, and aesthetics....


The House in Good Taste

by Elsie de Wolfe Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

"Good taste can be developed in anyone, just as surely as good manners are possible to anyone. And good taste is as necessary as good manners," declared Elsie de Wolfe, the "first lady" of American interior...