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Hill-Stead Yesterdays: Theodate Pope Riddle, My Godmother

By: Cunningham, Phyllis Fenn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Phyllis Fenn Cunningham: 1973

Seller ID: 2268328

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1973 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. Photographs by John K. Atticks, III. ABOUT THEODATE POPE RIDDLE: Theodate Pope Riddle (February 2, 1867 – August 30, 1946) was an American architect. She was one of the first American women architects as well as a survivor of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. She designed Hill-Stead, the family estate (now Hill-Stead Museum) in Farmington... ABOUT HILL-STEAD MUSEUM: The Hill–Stead Museum is a Colonial Revival house and art museum set on a large estate at 35 Mountain Road in Farmington, Connecticut. It is best known for its French Impress... View more info

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Villas and Palaces of Europe

By: Dal Lago, Adalbert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Paul Hamlyn: 1969

Seller ID: 2278880

ISBN: 0600012352

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1969 Hard Cover. Full-color photographs and historical information on the palaces of Europe. View more info

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Alexandria Houses: 1750-1830

By: Davis, Deering

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers: 1946

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274417

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Jacket spine faded, light edge wear. 1946 Large Hardcover. Alexandria contains many classic examples of Colonial and Federal architecture, including Mount Vernon, Washington's Town House, Christ Church, and the Robert E. Lee House and Henry Lee House. The exterior and interior architectural details of these homes are presented here in order to illustrate the classic elements of mid-Georgian design that distinguish the best domestic architecture of the period. View more info

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Portraits of American Architecture: A Gallery of Victorian Homes

By: Devlin, Harry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Gramercy: 1996

Seller ID: 2198634

Condition: Very Good


Light rubbing to jacket. 1996 Large Hardcover. Seventy-two original full-color paintings, accompanied by seventy-five black-and-white historical illustrations, capture some of the finest examples of American Victorian architecture, from city dwellings to shore-front retreats, in a wide range of styles. View more info

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Elliott + Associates: Listening to the Land

By: Dillon, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: L'Arca Edizioni: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278622

ISBN: 8878381004

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge shows light wear. 2002 Large Hardcover. Elliott & Associates is a versatile Oklahoma City firm with a national reputation for innovative design. The firm projects around the country include houses, museaums, office buildings, and interiors. No two are alike, but most are simple and self-effacing, with modest budgets and bold ideas. View more info

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The Architecture of Country Houses, Including Designs for Cottages, and Farm-Houses, and Villas, with Remarks on Interiors, Furniture, and the Best Modes of Warming and Ventilation

By: Downing, A.J.; Johnson, J. Stewart - Introduction

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 2002

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2275594

ISBN: 1894572432

Condition: Very Good


2002 reissue of 1854 original. Spine lightly toned. x, 484 pp. Throughout the early Victorian period American domestic architecture was dominated by the ideas and designs of Andrew Jackson Downing who emphasized function, convenience, and concord with the environment. This volume forms his most important work. 321 figures. 33 architectural designs. View more info

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Behind Facades: A Dramatic Cutaway Look into Five of the World's Architectural Treasures - Featuring Panoramic Foldouts

By: Draper, Paul; Copplestone Trewin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286516

ISBN: 0028604318

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1995 Hard Cover. There have been many historical treatises written on the world's fine architectural treasures: now enjoy an armchair journey which emphasizes cutaways and photos. The illustrative quality is beautiful in a volume which provides a refreshingly different three-dimensional portrait of the world's finest architectural achievements. View more info

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Maniere de Fortifier Selon La Methode de Monsieur de Vauban avec un Traite preliminaire des Principes de Geometrie

By: Du Fay, L'Abbe; [Vauban, Sebastien Le Prestre]

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Chez Jean-Baptiste Coignard: 1729

Seller ID: 1659688

Condition: Good


French text. Loss to spine ends, lightly foxed, a few marginal ink notations in French, owner's title label on spine. 1729 Hard Cover. [8], 198, [10] index. Nouvelle et Derniere Edition. Buff paper boards, sewn binding. A treatise on geometry followed by a distillation of Vauban's theories regarding military architecture. Vauban was the most respected mind of his time in this field, and his innovations led to significant changes in fortified structures. This work contains numerous illustrations indicating the benefits of particular geometric configurations in terms of strength and strategic va... View more info

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Skyscrapers

By: Dupre, Judith; Smith, Adrian

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2144917

ISBN: 1884822452

Condition: Fine


First edition. This copy specially bound by Easton Press. 1996 Full-Leather. 160 pp. Black full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Skyscrapers is a lavish and appropriately soaring celebration of the world's most spectacular buildings. From the ancient Lighthouse at Alexandria to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, from the Empire State Building to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, the 50 buildings represented in this magnificent book leap off the page in words and more than 200 rich, duotone images. This unique volume includes facts-at... View more info

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Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years

By: Esslinger, Michael; Coon, Darwin E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ocean View Publishing: 2012

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2281449

ISBN: 0970461402

Condition: Near Fine


Revised edition. Stain on top page ridge. 2012 Large Softcover. xii, 451 pp. Introduction by former inmate Darwin E. Coon. Alcatraz - A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years is a comprehensive reference with hundreds of pages of historic photographs, documents, and information that breaks away from traditional tourist style books. This book is the result of years of intensive research, and navigates the Island's history through rarely seen documents, interviews, and historic photographs. Historian Michael Esslinger thoroughly details the prominent events, inmates, and life inside the mo... View more info

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Green Design: Creative Sustainable Designs for the Twenty-First Century

By: Fairs, Marcus

Price: $7.00

Publisher: North Atlantic Books: 2009

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2278412

ISBN: 1556438362

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2009 Soft Cover. In this timely book, author Marcus Fairs helps readers understand the shift of green design from marginal to mainstream by featuring products and buildings that address immediate concerns about global warming and environmental degradation. Through vast architectural projects to modest one-off pieces of salvaged furniture, the book shows how the design world is responding to the environmental challenges of this century. Author Fairs demonstrates key developments in sustainable design as seen in lighting, houseware, furniture, textiles, product... View more info

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Barns of the Genesee Country, 1790-1915: Including an Account of Settlement and Changes in Agricultural Practices

By: Fink, Daniel

Price: $50.00

Publisher: James Brunner, Publisher: 1987

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2073905

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1987 Large Hardcover. xxxii, 528 pp. 11 x 9. An exhaustive pictorial history of barns in the Genesee Country region, representing over 200 years of barn architecture, with hundreds of illustrations, including contemporary woodcuts, advertisements, and photographs, and with first-hand accounts and diaries of the period. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; Preface; Genesee Country Portfolio; The Fertile Land of the Genesee; Log Barns and Cabins; Experiments in Land Speculation; Diary: Anonymous, West Bloomfield, 1814; Diary: Thaye... View more info

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Barns of the Genesee Country, 1790-1915: Including an Account of Settlement and Changes in Agricultural Practices

By: Fink, Daniel

Price: $65.00

Publisher: James Brunner, Publisher: 1987

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2190604

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1987 Large Hardcover. xxxii, 528 pp. 11 x 9. An exhaustive pictorial history of barns in the Genesee Country region, representing over 200 years of barn architecture, with hundreds of illustrations, including contemporary woodcuts, advertisements, and photographs, and with first-hand accounts and diaries of the period. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; Preface; Genesee Country Portfolio; The Fertile Land of the Genesee; Log Barns and Cabins; Experiments in Land Speculation; Diary: Anonymous, West Bloomfield, 1814; Diary: Thayer Gauss, Bloomfield... View more info

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Barns of the Genesee Country, 1790-1915: Including an Account of Settlement and Changes in Agricultural Practices

By: Fink, Daniel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: James Brunner, Publisher: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281500

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge and head and foot of spine very faintly stained. 1988 Large Hardcover. xvii, [18]-526 pp. An exhaustive pictorial history of barns in the Genesee Country region, representing over 200 years of barn architecture, with hundreds of illustrations, including contemporary woodcuts, advertisements, and photographs, and with first-hand accounts and diaries of the period. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; Preface; Genesee Country Portfolio; The Fertile Land of the Genesee; Log Barns and Cabins; Experiments in Land Speculation; Diary: Anonymous, West Bloomfield, 1814; Diary: Thaye... View more info

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La Sicilia: Vedute e Ricordi di Viaggio di Fine '700

By: Fino, Lucio

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Franco di Mauro Editore: 2008

Seller ID: 2198673

ISBN: 8887365679

Condition: Near Fine


Owner bookplate on front endpaper. 2008 Large Hardcover. 182 pp. Italian text. A history of Sicily, with color and black-and-white illustrations throughout. View more info

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The Mill

By: Fox, William; Tyrwhitt, Janice

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York Graphic Society: 1976

Seller ID: 2289016

ISBN: 0821207024

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1976 Large Hardcover. 224 pp. Includes 99 color and 178 black-and-white illustrations. The first extensive compendium of facts and illustrations on the subject. Mills of every type are covered--including gristmills, textile mills, sawmills, gunpowder mills--and in so doing, the book recreates the life and history of North America from the earliest settlements through the Industrial Revolution. After a look back at the very earliest mills (the Roman architect Vitruvius wrote an account of a water wheel in 15 B.C.), the narrative moves from European mills and th... View more info

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Architect's Professional Practice Manual

By: Franklin, James R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McGraw Hill: 2000

Seller ID: 2278404

ISBN: 0071358366

Condition: Very Good


Faint sticker remnant. 2000 Large Hardcover. Designed to suit architects' approach, sensibilities, and style, this graphical guide goes down the list, revealing the essential people-handling and business and money management skills you wish they'd taught you in school. Far more than mere vitamins for your practice, as the author states, this book is a genuine painkiller. View more info

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The Castles and Keeps of Scotland: Being a Description of Sundry Fortresses, Towers, Peels, and Other Houses of Strength Built by the Princes and Barons of Old Time in the Highlands, Islands, Inlands, and Borders of the Ancient and Godfearing Kingdom of Scotland

By: Fraprie, Frank Roy

Price: $175.00

Publisher: L.C. Page & Company, Boston: 1907

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 1909542

Condition: Near Fine


1932 5th printing, with slightly different color scheme to cover. Spine slightly toned, boards lightly foxed. Interior excellent. 1907 Hard Cover. xiv, 411 pp. 8vo. Original grey cloth, gilt , dark grey & red decorations, top edge gilt. An examination of the styles of castles in Scotland as they developed during the nation's history, with numerous examples from throughout Scotland. Illustrated with photographs & diagrams. View more info

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Cobblestone Quest: Road Tours of New York's Historic Buildings

By: Freeman, Rich; Freeman, Sue

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Footprint Press Inc.: 2005

Seller ID: 2293044

ISBN: 1930480199

Condition: Near Fine


Two small ink spots on bottom page edge. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 207, [1] pp. 17 self-guided tours for observing the history and diversity of unique cobblestone buildings. Historical Secrets Revealed Learn why, during a mere 35-year span in the middle of the 19th century, approximately 700 cobblestone structures were erected within a 65-mile radius of Rochester, New York, and no where else. Many have endured the test of time and stand today as monuments to human ingenuity in using available resources. Learn about this creative building technique and ... View more info

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Cure Cottages of Saranac Lake: Architecture and History of a Pioneer Health Resort

By: Gallos, Philip L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Historic Saranac Lake: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290059

ISBN: 0961515902

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly bumped with a couple very minor tears. 1985 Large Hardcover. xi, 186 pp. This book celebrates the cure porch and the compassionate community and triumph over disease that it represents and argues for the preservation of those unique buildings that remain, the cure cottages of Saranac Lake. View more info

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House Beautiful Volume 105, Number 1, January 1963

By: Gordon, Elizabeth; et al

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hearst Corporation: 1963

Seller ID: 2267164

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1963 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 120 pp. Color and black-and-white photographs. How a great Frank Lloyd Wright House changed, grew, and came to perfection, with a number of articles related to Wright's Honeycomb House, and several other features. View more info

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Venice: The City and its Architecture

By: Goy, Richard J.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Phaeton Press Limited: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198639

ISBN: 0714830054

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1997 Large Hardcover. 320 pp. An illustrated survey of the architecture and urban development of Venice. Goy's work includes sections on some of the best-known buildings, including the Basilica of San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale and the Rialto bridge, providing an introduction to the historical background of the city. The author examines the the way in which Venice's unusual topography has influenced the form and type of the city's buildings - discussing important building types such as churches and palaces and examining the middle-class and wor... View more info

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Hotel de Paris and Its Creator

By: Gressley, Gene M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The State Historical Society: 1955

Seller ID: 2280392

Condition: Near Fine


Wrapper edges faintly toned. 1955 Stapled Binding. 16 pp. Reprinted from The Colorado Magazine of The State Historical Society, Vol. XXXII, No. 1, January, 1955, Denver, Colorado. The Hotel de Paris is an historic hotel and museum located in the town of Georgetown, Colorado.[2] The building stands on 6th Street, across from Georgetown Town Hall, in the eastern end of the town. Originally opened in 1875 by French immigrant Louis Dupuy, the hotel became famous for its luxury and the high-class French cuisine offered to visitors, at the height of the Colorado Silver Boom in Georgetown and the Mou... View more info

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Forts & Castles: Masterpieces of Architecture

By: Hardin, Terri

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Smithmark: 1997

Seller ID: 1849127

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Jacket art a bit faded, 1/4 inch tear to jacket corner.Very Good. 1997 Large Hardcover. 80 pp. Explores the fascinating rise & evolution of military defenses through the history, from the 709- encampments used by Roman legions, to the stone battlements of the Middle Ages, to the frontier outposts of the Colonial period. This richly illustrated volume presents historic fortifications as unique architectural examples. With detailed text, 79 stunning full-color photos & beautiful archival artwork, the book shows how fortifications have proved to be both a symbol & a demo... View more info

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The Wright Space

By: Hart, Spencer

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books: 2005

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2268168

ISBN: 0760774501

Condition: Near Fine


2005 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. This lavishly illustrated volume of the imaginative interior spaces designed by visionary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright showcases his unique ability to create a building in harmony with its surrounding environment. Featured in this comprehensive volume are many of the designs that would earn him a reputation for genius. Acclaimed architectural photographers Thomas Heinz and Balthazar Korab capture the revolutionary impact that Wright's body of work had, and continues to have, on the craft that was his avocation. Their images pay tribute to the man who has ... View more info

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California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture

By: Heimann, Jim

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2001

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2278409

ISBN: 0811830187

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. An exceptional copy. 2001 Soft Cover. In 1980, Los Angeles historian Jim Heimann wrote a book about the oddball roadside architecture that has dotted the American landscape since the advent of the auto. Published by Chronicle Books as California Crazy, it stayed in print for nearly 20 years. Finally, here is the greatly expanded new edition of that sought-after classic. California Crazy and Beyond is packed with madcap restaurants, motels, service stations, and many other businesses shaped like hot dogs, animals, airplanes, pianos, and other architectural anomalies. Over the year... View more info

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The Seven Ages of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Creative Process

By: Hoppen, Donald W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dover: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2278497

ISBN: 048629420X

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1997 Soft Cover. A former pupil writes about Wright's creative process and artistic philosophy. View more info

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The Hermitage: Home of Andrew Jackson

By: Horn, Stanley F.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Tennessee Historical Quarterly: 1961

Seller ID: 2267973

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1961 Stapled Binding. 19 pp. Reprinted from Tennessee Historical Quarterly, March, 1961, Vol. XX, No. 1. The Hermitage is a historical plantation and museum located in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, 10 miles (16 km) east of downtown Nashville. The plantation was owned by Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, from 1804 until his death at the Hermitage in 1845. Jackson only lived at the property occasionally until he retired from public life in 1837. Enslaved men, women, and children, numbering nine at the plantation's purchase in 1804[3] and 110 at... View more info

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Wright for Wright [Frank Lloyd Wright]

By: Howard, Hugh

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rizzoli: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289021

ISBN: 0847823660

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2001 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 160 pp. The buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright exercise a kind of architectural magic on the people who visit them, inspiring a sense of wonder at their visual elements, dramatic energy, and ingenious compositional features. These qualities are no more evident than in the buildings that Wright designed for himself and his family. Wright for Wright is the first book to focus exclusively on these seven houses and ten other structures. Free from the constraints of the client-architect relationship, ... View more info

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The Architectural Heritage of the Piscataqua: Houses and Gardens of the Portsmouth District of Maine and New Hampshire

By: Howells, John Mead; Bottomley, William Lawrence

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Architectural Book Publishing Company, Inc.: 1987

Seller ID: 2202366

Condition: Very Good


Top page ridge foxed, pages faintly toned, Portsmouth: An Architectural Evolution, 1664-1890 pamphlet laid in.Jacket toned. 1987 Large Hardcover. 217 pp. The three hundred photographs and drawings of the architecture and gardens of Portsmouth and its vicinity which compose this volume give a vivid picture of a prosperous American town in the Colonial and Early Federal Periods of our history. The very fact that it is the most complete record so far published of any locality throws a doubly intense light on the origins and methods of work by which our unique and beautiful early style was evolved... View more info