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117 House Designs of the Twenties

by Gordon-Van Tine Co.

A reprint of a rare architect's catalog of 1923, presenting a full range of typical home designs of the period. Photographs, floor plans, and full descriptions of interior and exterior detailing. 345 black-and-white...


Doré's Illustrations for "Idylls of the King"

by Gustave Dore

36 splendid illustrations, accompanied by quotes from Tennyson's poem, dramatically recapture the love story of Lancelot and Guinevere, the tale of the fair Elaine, and more.


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

by William R. Ware

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


The Architect, or Practical House Carpenter (1830)

by Asher Benjamin

The superbly illustrated and detailed handbook that popularized the use of classic Greek architectural style in America in the early and middle 1800s. 271 illustrations.


Victorian City and Country Houses: Plans and Details

by Geo E. Woodward

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.


Winckelmann's Images from the Ancient World: Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian

by Johann Joachim Winckelmann & Stanley Appelbaum

Assembled by the father of modern art history, this landmark 1767 publication features more than 200 fine engravings. Its fascinating panorama of images from classical civilizations includes informative text...


101 Classic Homes of the Twenties: Floor Plans and Photographs

by McHenry & Baker Co. Harris

Authentic plan book advertises homes chosen for aesthetic appeal, convenience, and economy of construction. Ranging in scale from lavish to modest, each model appears with detailed floor plans, measurements,...


Mexican Painters: Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, and Other Artists of the Social Realist School

by MacKinley Helm

Definitive introduction to art and artists of Mexico during great artistic movements of the '20s and '30s. Discussion of Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, Galvan, Cantú, Meza, many others. History, tradition, social...


Form and Design in Classic Architecture

by Arthur Stratton

Informative, readable text and 100 handsome illustrations profile the relationship of exterior and interior elements in the creation of architectural unity. Dozens of edifices by renowned architects receive...


American Country Houses of the Thirties: With Photographs and Floor Plans

by Lewis A. Coffin

Blueprints, sketches, and exterior and interior photographs showcase the finest examples of 1930s country homes from 70 different architectural firms. A variety of styles are featured, from simple cottages to...


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

by Pierre Chabat

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...


Ideal Homes of the Thirties

by Ideal Homes & Daniel Reiff

Reprint of a rare 1933 catalog showcases 60 plans for two-story houses. Photographs (most in full color), floor plans, and text depict a variety of styles, including colonial, mission, foursquare, and bungalow....


Aladdin "Built in a Day" House Catalog, 1917

by Aladdin Company

Designs for 60 homes, from a 4-room cottage to a 4-bedroom two-story. Landscaped exteriors, floor plans, and overhead cutaway views with detailed commentaries on each.


The Seven Lamps of Architecture

by John Ruskin

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...


Leonardo Drawings

by Leonardo Da Vinci

A representative selection of Leonardo's various achievements: drawings of plants, landscapes, human face and figure, and more, as well as studies for The Last Supper and more. 60 illustrations.


Point and Line to Plane

by Wassily Kandinsky

This famous work by a pioneer in the movement to free art from the bonds of tradition explores the role of the line, point, and other key elements of non-objective painting. 127 illustrations.


Gothic Architecture: 158 Plates from the Brandons' Treatise, 1847

by Raphael Brandon & J. Arthur Brandon

In a rich retrospective of ecclesiastical architecture, the intricate geometry of classic Gothic design is revealed in 158 expert illustrations: windows, moldings, doorways, arches, roofs, porches, panels, hinges,...


The Building of Manhattan

by Donald A. Mackay

Meticulously accurate line drawings and fascinating text explain construction above and below ground, including excavating subway lines and building bridges and skyscrapers. Hundreds of illustrations reveal...


Classic Houses of the Twenties

by Loizeaux

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....


Doré's London: All 180 Illustrations from London, A Pilgrimage

by Gustave Dore

All drawings from the 1872 classic, including perceptive sketches of workaday London, thieves gambling, flower girls, waifs and strays, prisoners in the Newgate exercise yard, and a wedding at the Abbey.