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Military Architecture (Excursions into Architecture Series)

By: Hughes, [James] Quentin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1873085

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Several 1/2 inch and 1 inch jacket tears, jacket toned.Good. 1975 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. 9 3/4 x 9 1/4. A comprehensive survey of the field, from ancient times through The Maginot Line. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of engravings, drawings, and black & white photographs. Valetta and the Three Cities pictured on jacket. Floyd calls this Hughes 'best scholarly book on military architecture' and, though he mentions a revised edition to be published soon, there is no evidence that this occurred (Floyd 26, p. 5). View more info

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Military Architecture (Excursions into Architecture Series)

By: Hughes, [James] Quentin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266250

ISBN: 0312532350

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Corners lightly pushed, jacket faintly toned. 1975 Hard Cover. 256 pp. 9 3/4 x 9 1/4. A comprehensive survey of the field, from ancient times through The Maginot Line. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of engravings, drawings, and black & white photographs. Valetta and the Three Cities pictured on jacket. Floyd calls this Hughes 'best scholarly book on military architecture' and, though he mentions a revised edition to be published soon, there is no evidence that this occurred (Floyd 26, p. 5). View more info

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Architects & Interior Designers of Australia and New Zealand

By: Images Australia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Images Australia: 1994

Seller ID: 2278403

ISBN: 1875498257

Condition: Very Good


Lower jacket wrinkled. 1994 Large Hardcover. An overview of the Architectural firms and interior designers of Australia and New Zealand. View more info

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Discovering the Vernacular Landscape

By: Jackson, John Brinckerhoff

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1984

Seller ID: 2278455

ISBN: 0300035810

Condition: Good


Some highlighting, ink name on front flyleaf. 1984 Trade Paperback. xii, 165 pp. A pioneer in landscape studies takes us on a tour of landscapes past and present to show how our surroundings reflect our culture. View more info

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Bridges, Canals & Tunnels: The Engineering Conquest of America (The Smithsonian Library)

By: Jacobs, David; Neville, Anthony E.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: American Heritage: 1968

Seller ID: 2262156

ISBN: 0442040407

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket, endpapers very faintly toned. 1968 Hard Cover. 159 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Heyday of the Canals; Timber Spans and Iron Horses; The Importance of Being Level; And Then Came Steel; The Suspension Spectacle; Portfolio: The Brooklyn Bridge; A Great Time for Doing; In the Age of the Automobile; Appendix: Chronology, Mr. Beach's Pneumatic Secret, The Essentials of Bridge Building, Cause for Celebration, A History in Song, Further Reading, Index. View more info

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Wayne County: The Aesthetic Heritage of a Rural Area - A Catalog for the Environment

By: Jacobs, Stephen W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Wayne County Historical Society: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204309

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. A few faint creases on front wrapper, ink name and date inside, copy of the Lotus Lodge newspaper laid in. 1979 Large Softcover. 287 pp. A thoroughly researched and beautifully photographed examination of architecture and nature in Wayne County New York. A wonderful visual representation of the entire area. Includes a bibliography. View more info

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Stairs

By: Jansma, Rein

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang: 1999

Seller ID: 2278632

ISBN: 1556709633

Condition: Good


Lightly foxed. 1999 Hard Cover. With 10 pop-up stairs, each with its own uniquely complex construction, Stairs is more than entertainment-it is an intricately designed, precious object. In an age in which a premium is placed on information delivered speedily and electronically, this carefully crafted book, with its specially selected paper and high production values, represents the opposite. View more info

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The Architecture of Pueblo Bonito (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volume 147, No. 1, Publication 4524)

By: Judd, Neil M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Smithson Institution: 1964

Seller ID: 2289090

Condition: Very Good


Sticker ghosting on rear paste-down endpaper, page ridges lightly foxed. 1964 Hard Cover. vii, 349 pp. With 81 plates. Fold-outs and black-and-white photographs. The present volume is the fifth of those recording the more technical results of the National Geographic Society's researches in Chaco Canyon, northwestern New Mexico. Pueblo Bonito (Spanish for beautiful town), the largest and best-known great house in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, northern New Mexico, was built by the Ancestral Puebloans, who occupied the structure between AD 828 and 1126. According to the National Park Se... View more info

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The Airbrush in Architectural Illustration

By: Karsai, Tibor K.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262174

ISBN: 0442246900

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket faintly rubbed. 1988 Large Hardcover. A how-to manual on incorporating airbrush techniques into architectural drawing. View more info

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Fortress Europe: European Fortifications of World War II

By: Kaufmann, J.E.; Jurga, R.M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Combined Publishing: 1999

Seller ID: 2203957

ISBN: 1580970001

Condition: Near Fine


Two very small stains to top page ridge.Near Fine. 1999 Hard Cover. 431 pp. The Maginot Line is the most famous fortification system of World War II, but in fact most European countries were busy building fortified defensive lines from the end of World War I until 1941, when the limitations of the French approach became obvious. In addition to the West European sources and contacts he drew upon for the popular Hitler's Blitzkrieg Campaigns, J.E. Kaufmann has now been able to use previously-unavailable East European archives to provide new material on the Soviet Stalin and Molotov Lines and t... View more info

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There's a Bed in the Piano: The Inside Story of the American Home

By: Kaye, Myrna

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bulfinch Press Book: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265302

ISBN: 0821223747

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bottom edge of jacket lightly bumped. 1998 Large Hardcover. xv, 260 pp. Featuring vintage photographs and fascinating trivia, a history of the American home traces the development of its furniture, the design and use of its rooms, and regional and ethnic styles, and explores its role in American society. View more info

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Capitol in Albany: A Quest for Grace and Glory

By: Kennedy, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Aperture / Temporary State Commission on the Restoration of the Capitol: 1986

Seller ID: 2268640

ISBN: 0893812099

Condition: Fine


Still in original plastic wrap. 1986 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [32 pp.] This book celebrates, through text and numerous color photographs, the construction and modification of the Capitol Building in Albany, with prefaces by Mario M. Cuomo, Warren M. Anderson, & Stanley Fink, as well as an essay by William Kennedy. Known for its vast scale and unique combination of architectural styles, this structure is a wonderful object of study for those interested in architecture. The unique character New York State's Capitol Building is explored in this volume. Four of Ame... View more info

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Capitol in Albany: A Quest for Grace and Glory

By: Kennedy, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Aperture / Temporary State Commission on the Restoration of the Capitol: 1986

Seller ID: 2268641

ISBN: 0893812099

Condition: Very Good


Edges a bit rubbed. 1986 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [32 pp.] This book celebrates, through text and numerous color photographs, the construction and modification of the Capitol Building in Albany, with prefaces by Mario M. Cuomo, Warren M. Anderson, & Stanley Fink, as well as an essay by William Kennedy. Known for its vast scale and unique combination of architectural styles, this structure is a wonderful object of study for those interested in architecture. The unique character New York State's Capitol Building is explored in this volume. Four of America's leadi... View more info

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Domestic Architecture of the American Colonies and of the Early Republic

By: Kimball, Fiske

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dover: 1950

Seller ID: 2202390

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, pages foxed and toned. 1950 Large Softcover. xx, 314 pp. Pioneering book, profusely illustrated with 219 photographs, floor plans, drawings, and elevations, presents a detailed, comprehensive history of the evolution of American domestic architecture from 1620 to 1825. Detailed discussions of early shelters at Jamestown and Plymouth, pre-Revolutionary homes in the 18th century, and the rise of an independent American architectural style.Keywords: FISKE KIMBALL DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE AMERICAN COLONIES EARLY REPUBLIC COLONIAL AMERICA HISTORY AMERICANA View more info

Image for God's Country: Historic Churches and Chapels of the Genesee Valley

God's Country: Historic Churches and Chapels of the Genesee Valley

By: Kitt, Phyllis Pittman; Bolger, Stuart; Gross, Frank

Price: $30.00

Publisher: RIT Press: 2009

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289856

ISBN: 1933360372

Condition: Fine


Signed and inscribed by Frank Gross on front flyleaf ('9-2009, Dear Ruth & Edward - I hope you find this new book of some interest, Frank'). 236 pp. Explore the Genesee Valley with Phyllis Kitt through her photographs and brief histories of churches in this picturesque area of New York State. This collection of architectural structures is as diverse as the denominations in the region. Some selections include: the spectacular Neo-Gothic St. Michael's Catholic Church in Rochester, the Cobblestone Church in Childs (the oldest cobblestone church in North America), the Greek Revival Brooks Grove Me... View more info

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Barns: Their History, Preservation, and Restoration

By: Klamkin, Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hawthorn Books, Inc.: 1973

Seller ID: 2291121

ISBN: 051729723X

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal wear to jacket corners. 1973 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 162 pp. 11 x 8 1/2. Numerous photographs. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; 1. Save the Barns; 2. How the Old Barns Were Built; 3. Transition from General to Specialized Barns; 4. Finding a Barn to Remodel; 5. How Three Owners Renovated Their Barns; Index. View more info

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The Normans in Sicily: Being a Sequel to 'An Architectural Tour in Normandy.'

By: Knight, Henry Gally

Price: $100.00

Publisher: John Murray, Albemarle-Street / G. Woodfall, Angel Court, Skinner Street: 1838

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198669

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (Pine-Coffin 836.2). Rebound, blue cloth spine, gilt titles, paper over boards, new endpapers and flyleaves. Minimal pencil marginalia, owner bookplate of J. Leon Williams on front endpaper, small slip of paper with two names in ink (Susan Morgan & Sara Traven) laid in. 1838 Hard Cover. vii, 355, 12 pp. 8vo. A historical account of the Normans, paired with a travelogue based on an architectural tour of Sicily to study the influence of the Normans, by a British M.P., traveler, and writer who served as High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire in 1814-15.Knight, Henry Gally (1786–1846), ... View more info

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Building the Escorial

By: Kubler, George

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206742

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy.Half-inch tear to top edge of jacket front, minor chip to top edge and bottom edge of jacket rear. 1982 Large Hardcover. xvi, 185 pp. The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Spanish: Monasterio y Sitio de El Escorial en Madrid), commonly known as El Escorial (Spanish pronunciation: [el esko??i?al]), is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 45 kilometres (28 miles) northwest of the capital, Madrid, in Spain. It is one of the Spanish royal sites and has functioned as a monastery, basilica, royal palace,... View more info

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Rise of the New York Skyscraper, 1865-1913

By: Landau, Sarah Bradford; Condit, Carl W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2293002

ISBN: 0300077394

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Minimal wear to corners. 1996 Large Softcover. xvi, 478 pp. This prizewinning book chronicles the history of New York`s first skyscrapers, challenging conventional wisdom that it was in Chicago, not New York, that the skyscraper was born. Drawing on rich contemporary sources to show how remarkable developments in commerce, land use, technology, design, and zoning law enabled architects and engineers to create the first tall buildings, the authors claim New York City was beyond doubt the birthplace of skyscraper form and construction techniques. View more info

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The Age of Inigo Jones

By: Lees-Milne, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: B. T. Batsford, Ltd.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288349

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. One inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel, jacket edges rubbed with a few small chips and small tears. 1953 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 242 pp. Inigo Jones (/??n??o?/; 15 July 1573 – 21 June 1652), was the first significant[1] English architect in the early modern period, and the first to employ Vitruvian rules of proportion and symmetry in his buildings.[2] As the most notable architect in England,[2] Jones was the first person to introduce the classical architecture of Rome and the Italian Renaissance to Britain. He left his mar... View more info

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Masterworks of Technology: The Story of Creative Engineering, Architecture, and Design

By: Lewis, E.E.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Prometheus Books: 2004

Seller ID: 2285229

ISBN: 1591022436

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2004 Hard Cover. 328 pp. In this absorbing exploration of technological creativity throughout the ages, E. E. Lewis, professor of mechanical engineering at Northwestern University, eloquently tells the story of how science and engineering—which had little in common until a few hundred years ago—came together to create the technological world of the 21st century. In vivid historical vignettes, the author skillfully demonstrates the importance of craft tradition, scientific method, production organization, economics, and more to the creation of modern technology. The many t... View more info

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Holland House, with Numerous Illustrations. In Two Volumes.

By: Liechtenstein, Marie

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co.: 1874

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2063068

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Rebound in half leather. Boards rubbed, bookplate on front endpaper, minor tears to front & rear endpaper of first volume. 1874 Half-Leather. xvi, 289; xi, 259 pp. 8vo. A historical account of the structure also known as Cope Castle, which was largely destroyed during World War II by German bombing raids. View more info

Image for Charles Cameron (1740-1812): An Illustrated Monograph on His Life and Work in Russia, Particularly at Tsarskoe Selo and Pavlovsk, in Architecture, Interior Decoration, Furniture Design and Landscape Gardening

Charles Cameron (1740-1812): An Illustrated Monograph on His Life and Work in Russia, Particularly at Tsarskoe Selo and Pavlovsk, in Architecture, Interior Decoration, Furniture Design and Landscape Gardening

By: Loukomski, Georges; De Gren, Nicholas; The Princess Romanovsky-Pavlovsky; Rice, D. Talbot

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Nicholson & Watson - The Commodore Press: 1943

Seller ID: 2289591

Condition: Very Good


Board edges a bit toned, front hinge just starting. 1943 Hard Cover. 102 pp. Black-and-white photographs throughout. A survey of the work of Scottish architect Charles Cameron, who designed extensively for the court of Catherine II of Russia. Cameron was the chief architect of Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk palaces, incorporating a neoclassical design aesthetic. He also designed the adjacent town of Sophia and numerous landscape gardens. View more info

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Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction

By: Macaulay, David

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Trumpet Club: 1989

Seller ID: 1643891

Condition: Good


Some wrinkling from moisture on first few pages. 1989 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a magnificent Gothic cathedral in the imaginary French town of Chutreaux during the thirteenth century. View more info

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Pyramid

By: Macaulay, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1975

Seller ID: 2261337

ISBN: 0395321212

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1975 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 80 pp. When children catch their first glimpse of a pyramid, a sea of questions inevitably tumbles forth. Why are they shaped like that? How were they made? Who made them? What were they used for? Perplexed adults can sigh with relief now that David Macaulay has found a way to thoroughly answer all those deserving questions. His exquisitely crosshatched pen-and-ink illustrations frame the engaging fictional story of an ancient pharaoh who commissions a pyramid to be built for him. With great patience and r... View more info

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City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

By: MacAulay, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1974

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2275935

ISBN: 039519492X

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Sticker on front endpaper, jacket price clipped, 1 inch closed tear on rear jacket edge. 1974 Large Hardcover. 112 pp. Detailed illustrations show how Romans planned and constructed their cities for the people who lived within them. Macaulay, who studied architecture and its history extensively, has written and illustrated a number of works explaining and depicting various structures, beginning with Cathedral in 1973. View more info

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The Architecture of the Roman Empire: Volume II - An Urban Appraisal

By: MacDonald, William L.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2278402

ISBN: 0300034563

Condition: Fair


Last part of book stained, pages stuck together (separate easily). 1986 Soft Cover. Examines Roman architecture as a party of overall urban design and looks at arches, public buildings, tombs, columns, stairs, plazas, and streets. View more info

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The Castles of England: Their Story and Structure, in Two Volumes

By: Mackenzie, James D.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: 1897

Seller ID: 2266232

Condition: Very Good


Rebound, probably in first half of 20th century. Interior excellent - binding tight, pages clean & unmarked. Edge wear, spine & edges darkened a bit, rear joint of volume 1 tender. 1897 Full-Leather. Complete in two volumes. xxii, 475; 448. Crimson crushed morocco with raised spine bands, gilt titles & rules, new marbled endpapers, dated in gilt lettering at spine base. A photographic and historical survey of castles throughout England, arranged by county. Includes 40 plates, 158 text illustrations, and 70 plans. Not in Avery Memorial Library Catalog. View more info

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Landmarks of Rochester and Monroe County: A Guide to Neighborhoods and Villages

By: Malo, Paul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 1974

Seller ID: 2279074

ISBN: 0815601042

Condition: Good


Light smudges to wrappers, ink stamp on half-title page, pages very faintly toned. 1974 Soft Cover. ix, 276 pp. Numerous photographs throughout text. CONTENTS: Preface; Introduction; Architecture in Monroe County: A Historical Survey; The Village of Pittsford; Pittsford to Downtown Rochester: East Avenue and Its Environs; Downtown Rochester: From the Liberty Pole to Washington Square; Downtown Rochester: The Genesee River and Four Corners; The Third Ward; Mount Hope; Several County Villages, the R.I.T. Campus, and the Genesee Country Museum; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Chronological Listing of Mon... View more info

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Sacred Architecture

By: Mann, A.T.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2278565

ISBN: 0760703477

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Light edge wear. 1996 Large Hardcover. Discusses the influence of religious belief and the concept of sacred space on the architecture of structures used for religious purposes. View more info