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Architectural Details and Measured Drawings of Houses of the Twenties

by William A. Radford

Clearly detailed plans for houses of frame, brick, and stucco as well as rural structures. Plans also feature built-in buffets, kitchen cabinets, wardrobes, window seats, fireplaces, and more. 154 black-and-white...


The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam

by James Adam, Robert Adam & Henry Hope Reed

One of the most celebrated books in architectural history, this volume consists of 106 illustrated plates that influenced generations of British and American architectural and furniture designs.


500 Small Houses of the Twenties

by Henry Atterbury Smith

Perspective drawings, floor plans, and descriptions of principal features of outstanding '20s designs, many by leading architects of the period. 1,135 black-and-white line illustrations, 262 black-and-white...


Palliser's New Cottage Homes

by Palliser & Co.

250 original designs — including floor plans, elevations, and perspective views — for a variety of charming private residences, from a four-room beach house to a four-bedroom country home. 1,500 black-and-white...


Biddle's Young Carpenter's Assistant

by Owen Biddle

Reproduced from a rare 1805 edition, this handsome volume, with text and 135 illustrated details, describes typical building materials, styles, architectural ornamentation, and interior designs of public structures...


Old Mexico: An Architectural Pilgrimage

by Alfred C. Bossom

Facades, courtyards, gateways, towers, doors, balconies, windows, stairways, and other architectural elements are graphically preserved in this excellent record of classic Latin American architecture. 110 illustrations....


Medieval Ornament and Design

by Jules Gailhabaud

Encompassing a broad range of architectural styles and elements, this impressive sourcebook contains 200 striking illustrations — from decorative panels and gawking gargoyles to exquisite stained glass and...


Masterpieces of American Architecture

by Edward Warren Hoak & Willis Humphrey Church

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...


Authentic Victorian Villas and Cottages: Over 100 Designs with Elevations and Floor Plans

by Isaac H. Hobbs

Wide array of magnificent homes of the period, among them an ornate Gothic suburban residence, with parlor, sitting room, dressing rooms, six bedrooms, and two baths for $33,000. 122 engravings.


Best Homes of the 1920s

by Standard Homes Company

Scores of excellent photographs, drawings, and floor plans depict standardized homes of wood, brick, stucco, and stone, perhaps the most carefully planned of their time. Eight-room "Homestead," colonial-style...


Victorian Woodturnings and Woodwork

by Blumer & Kuhn Stair Co.

Reproduced from a rare original, this 1893 catalog provides nearly 800 detailed illustrations of stair railings, mantels, gables, moldings, and ornaments. Varied, unusual examples make it an inspiring, instructive...


Treasury of Medieval Illustrations

by Paul Lacroix & Carol Belanger Grafton

The realms and reveries of the Middle Ages unfold in more than 750 black-and-white illustrations. Includes magnificent renderings of warriors, scholars, musicians, architecture, business and recreation, mythical...


100 Small Houses of the Thirties

by Brown-Blodgett Company

Exterior photographs and floor plans for 100 charming structures. Illustrations of models accompanied by descriptions of interiors, color schemes, closet space, and other amenities. 200 illustrations.


Elegant Country and Suburban Houses of the Twenties

by Charles S. Keefe

Interior and exterior views of 51 elegant homes in a variety of distinctive architectural styles. Sweeping staircases, cornices, chimney caps, fireplace mantels, and other details. 219 black-and-white plates....


Early American Houses: With A Glossary of Colonial Architectural Terms

by Norman Morrison Isham

Explore the homes and architecture of 17th-century early America. Original floor plans, illustrations, and photographs are partnered with detailed descriptions. Includes A Glossary of Colonial Architectural...


100 Victorian Architectural Designs for Houses and Other Buildings

by A. J. Bicknell & Co.

Originally published in 1878, this now-rare collection of designs supplies views of a remarkable variety of modestly priced structures: houses, villas, cottages, many others. 98 black-and-white illustrations....


The Medieval Sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourt

by Villard de Honnecourt & Theodore Bowie

Reliable and contemporaneous graphic observations of everyday life in 13th-century France by an artist/draftsman responsible for creating one of the most treasured documents in art history. 73 black-and-white...


Sturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building: An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition, Vol. II

by Russell Sturgis & Francis A. Davis

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....


Craftsman Homes

by Gustav Stickley

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.


Smaller Houses of the 1920s: 55 Examples

by Ethel B. Power

From a peak era in domestic architecture comes this survey of modern and traditional buildings. Its 130 captioned illustrations offer a full perspective on the buildings' architectural ingenuity and originality....