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Tropical Living: Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines

By: Reyes, Elizabeth V.; Zialcita, Fernando Nakpil; Alcazaren, Paulo

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Periplus Editions: 2006

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2202761

ISBN: 079460465X

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Minor wear to corners. 2006 Large Softcover. 224 pp. Color photographs throughout text. Graced with a warm tropical climate, plenty of indigenous building materials and Asian- and Latin-inspired style, the Philippines is home to some of Southeast Asia's most creative architects and interior designers. Tropical Living explores the balance of form and functionality present in these houses, and examines the diverse residential design styles found in the city, the countryside, the mountains and by the sea. With over 200 full-color photographs, Tropical Living is an inspir... View more info

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Sovereign Britain

By: Reynolds, James

Price: $4.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261896

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with two chips along jacket spine-head, jacket faintly foxed, jacket flap corners clipped. 1955 Hard Cover. xvi, 368 pp. Mr. Reynolds has placed particular emphasis on the great houses and castles of England which are maintained by the National Trust. Here are to be found in art and furnishings the finest examples of the various periods in which they were built. View more info

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The Good Office: Green Design on the Cutting Edge

By: Riordan, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Collins: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278493

ISBN: 0061537896

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2008 Large Hardcover. In The Good Office, the bridge is gapped between the working world and the environment, offering innovative ideas for sustainable office buildings, with examples from around the world. This book shows how by being respectful to the environment, offices can benefit from increased sunlight, better air quality, and eco-friendly building materials, creating a more positive space for both the environment and the worker. View more info

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Plantation Homes of the James River

By: Roberts, Bruce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of North Carolina: 1990

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2265260

ISBN: 0807842788

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Spine lightly faded. 1990 Soft Cover. Bruce Roberts takes us on a photographic tour of fourteen of the famous colonial Virginia plantation houses nestled along the shores of the Lower James River from Richmond east to Jamestown and Williamsburg. Now carefully restored, often with the original furnishings, these houses are glorious monuments to a bygone era. View more info

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Cobblestone Buildings of Orleans County, N.Y: A Local History

By: Robinson, Delia

Price: $30.00

Publisher: JB's Desktop: 1996

Seller ID: 2274156

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1996 Soft Cover. Photographs and historical information about the most well-known cobblestone buildings in Orleans county. View more info

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The Most Beautiful House in the World

By: Rybczynski, Witold

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268304

ISBN: 0140105662

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Witold Rybezynski takes us on an extraordinary odyssey as he tells the story of designing and building of his own house. Rybezynski’s project began as a workshed; through a series of happy accidents, however, the structure gradually evolved into a full-fledge house. View more info

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City Life

By: Rybczynski, Witold

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Touchstone Book: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269464

ISBN: 0684825295

Condition: Very Good


Pages very faintly toned. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. In City Life, Witold Rybczynski looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, and what accounts for their unique identities. In this vivid description of everything from the early colonial settlements to the advent of the skyscraper to the changes wrought by the automobile, the telephone, the airplane, and telecommuting, Rybczynski reveals how our urban spaces have been shaped by the landscapes and lifestyles of the New World. View more info

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A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century

By: Rybczynski, Witold

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Scribner: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281585

ISBN: 0684824639

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark, jacket lightly rubbed. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 480 pp. 8vo. We know Olmsted through the physical legacy of his stunning landscapes -- among them, New York's Central Park, California's Stanford University campus, Boston's Back Bay Fens, Illinois's Riverside community, Asheville's Biltmore Estate, and Louisville's park system. He was a landscape architect before that profession was founded, designed the first large suburban community in the United States, foresaw the need for national parks, and devised one of the country's fi... View more info

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The White House: A Pop-Up of Our Nation's Home

By: Sabuda, Robert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Orchard Books: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299501

ISBN: 0545540895

Condition: Fine


First edition. Still in original plastic, with publisher's sheet. 2016 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. In this spectacular pop-up guide to the White House by bestselling paper engineer Robert Sabuda, readers can take a tour behind the scenes of the office of the executive branch and the residence of the president and his family. Travel through time as you open each spread and discover the North Face of the White House, the East Room, the Lincoln Bedroom, the Rose Garden, the Oval Office, and the South Lawn of the White House. The text includes the poem Inaugurati... View more info

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Cobblestone Architecture

By: Schmidt, Carl F.; Bragdon, Claude; Croughton, Amy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Carl F. Schmidt: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261381

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled, transfer mark on last couple pages, probably from something previously laid in. 1944 Hard Cover. 59 pp. 16 black & white illustrations and 30 sketches by the author follow text, depicting numerous examples of cobblestone architecture. Numerous sketches throughout text as well. Schmidt was one of the foremost authors in this field in his time, and his works are still extremely useful because of their level of detail, and his ability to both write intelligently about, and capably draw examples of, the subject. View more info

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The Octagon Fad

By: Schmidt, Carl F.; Merrill, Arch

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Carl F. Schmidt: 1978

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2290327

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #315 of 1000 copies. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Some light spots on rear board. 1978 Hard Cover. [vi], 207 pp. 8vo. An architectural monograph focusing on octagon house plans, particularly examples from the latter half of the nineteenth century. Numerous examples and photographs. View more info

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The Octagon Fad

By: Schmidt, Carl F.; Merrill, Arch;

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Carl F. Schmidt: 1978

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2094972

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, one of 1000 copies (unnumbered). 1978 Hard Cover. [vi], 207 pp. 8vo. An architectural monograph focusing on octagon house plans, particularly examples from the latter half of the nineteenth century. Numerous examples and photographs. View more info

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The Octagon Fad

By: Schmidt, Carl F.; Merrill, Arch;

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Carl F. Schmidt: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262787

Condition: Fine


First edition, one of 1000 copies. An exceptional copy. 1978 Hard Cover. [vi], 207 pp. 8vo. An architectural monograph focusing on octagon house plans, particularly examples from the latter half of the nineteenth century. Numerous examples and photographs. View more info

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Cobblestone Masonry

By: Schmidt, Carl F.; Shelgren, Olaf William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Carl F. Schmidt: 1966

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2273046

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, one of 1000 copies. Edges slightly faded, newspaper article laid in with associated transfer. 1966 Large Hardcover. 326, [4] pp. Includes 76 plates, 8 sketches, and 30 black & white photographs depicting numerous examples of cobblestone architecture, with a list of more than five hundred examples of these structures throughout western New York. Schmidt was one of the foremost authors in this field in his time, and his works are still extremely useful because of their level of detail, and his ability to both write intelligently about, and capably draw examples of, the subject. View more info

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Architecture and Architects of Rochester, N.Y. [New York]

By: Schmidt, Carl [F.] & Ann; Merrill, Arch

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Rochester Society of Architects: 1959

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2290328

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription on front free endpaper. Third Ward walking tour pamphlet and related newspaper clipping laid in, pencil name on front paste-down endpaper. 1959 Hard Cover. 188 pp. 8vo. A celebration of Rochester, New York's architecture, published in conjunction with the city's 125th anniversary. Schmidt was one of the foremost authors in this field in his time, and his works are still extremely useful because of their level of detail, and his ability to both write intelligently about, and capably draw examples of, the subject. This work includes Schmidt's sketches as well... View more info

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Architecture: The Natural and the Manmade

By: Scully, Vincent

Price: $5.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2199758

ISBN: 111158995X

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear. 1991 Soft Cover. xiii, 388 pp. Scully is a pioneer of 20th century architecture. This volume is the grand sum of his career. It is not only the history of great edifices, but also a book that explores the unique dialogue between human beings and their buildings and the natural world. View more info

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Historic Furnishings Plan: George Eastman House, Rochester

By: Seale, William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: S/P: 1988

Seller ID: 2190641

Condition: Near Fine


Lacks jacket. An exceptional copy. 1988 Hard Cover. Illustrations of design elements found in the interior decoration of the George Eastman House. View more info

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Cobblestone Landmarks of New York State

By: Shelgren, Olaf William; Lattin, Cary; Frasch, Robert W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 1978

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2287906

ISBN: 0815601492

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Edges faintly foxed. 1978 Trade Paperback. x, [2], 163, [1] pp. Black & white photographs throughout text. Born of native ingenuity, cobblestone construction in western and central New York enjoyed only a thirty-year popularity in the middle of the nineteenth century, but it was a genre unprecedented in American masonry. More than regional curiosities, cobblestone landmarks are works of art created by pioneer craftsmen from an Ice Age palette. More than 100 crisp photographs elegantly illustrated some of the finer examples of cobblestone folk art, such as mansions, cottages, chur... View more info

Image for Mount Auburn Illustrated. In Highly Finished Line Engravings, from Drawings Taken on the Spot, by James Smillie. With Descriptive Notices by Cornelia W. Walter.

Mount Auburn Illustrated. In Highly Finished Line Engravings, from Drawings Taken on the Spot, by James Smillie. With Descriptive Notices by Cornelia W. Walter.

By: Smillie, James; Walter, Cornelia W.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: R. [Robert] Martin: 1847

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2093222

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards soiled, titles & front board's gilded vignette faded, some loss from spine head, moderately foxed. 1847 Hard Cover. 119 pp. 4to. Blind-stamped cloth. Frontispiece map of Mount Auburn Cemetery with small vignette, engraved title page with alternate title: Mount Auburn, Illustrated in a Series of Views from Drawings by James Smillie, Letter Press Description by Cornelia W. Walter. Engraved plates throughout, including: Pilgrim Path; Naval Monument (Central Avenue); Chapel; Tomb to Spurzheim; Lowell Monument; Central Square; Harvard Hill; Appleton Monument; Monument to Chann... View more info

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Frank Lloyd Wright: A Gatefold Portfolio

By: Sommer, Robin Langley

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2278406

ISBN: 0760704635

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Light fading to spine. 1997 Spiral-Bound Hardcover. This volume offers a unique perspective on sixteen of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest and most adventurous works. Each eight-page gatefold--opening out to almost three feet--presents the author's original rendering in full size, allowing readers to appreciate in detail Wright's original conception of the building. View more info

Image for The Hollow-Tile House: A Book Wherein the Reader is Introduced to Hollow-Tile in the Making, is Told How it is Wrought into Houses and is Shown How These Houses Look and from What Foreign Ancestry Their Appearance is an Heritage. Its Key-Note is Tuned to the Concert-Pitch of Progress.

The Hollow-Tile House: A Book Wherein the Reader is Introduced to Hollow-Tile in the Making, is Told How it is Wrought into Houses and is Shown How These Houses Look and from What Foreign Ancestry Their Appearance is an Heritage. Its Key-Note is Tuned to the Concert-Pitch of Progress.

By: Squires, Frederick

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: The William T. Comstock Co.: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207086

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Corners lightly rubbed, a few tiny spots on front board illustration and two faintly discolored areas on rear board, binding square and tight, text clean and unmarked. 1913 Hard Cover. 208 pp. 8vo. Color frontispiece, black-and-white photographs throughout, illustrated half-title page and illustrated dedication page by Rockwell Kent (unattributed - see below for further details regarding attribution). An account of hollow tiles used for building construction, which Squires herein describes as 'the big brother of brick.' The Moorish Alhambra and Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock Hou... View more info

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Stained Glass of the Early Fourteenth Century From the Church of Koenigsfelden

By: Stettler, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Iris Books / Oxford University Press: 1949

Seller ID: 2291188

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Boards very lightly toned, ink name and date on front free endpaper. 1949 Large Hardcover. 16 tipped in color plates, 6 tipped in black-and-white illustrations. Königsfelden Monastery boats a set of 14th-century stained glass windows which are considered to be some of the most valuable in Switzerland. View more info

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Frank Lloyd Wright

By: Stungo, Naomi

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Carlton: 1999

Seller ID: 2278413

ISBN: 1858687543

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A lavishly illustrated celebration of the life and work of the man who is undoubtedly the greatest American architect of the twentieth century. View more info

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Frank Gehry

By: Stungo, Naomi

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Carlton: 2000

Seller ID: 2278414

ISBN: 1858688795

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Gehry has instilled his buildings with a technical virtuosity that seems to have no limits and, combined with his extraordinary imagination, his skill has resulted in some of the world's most remarkable buildings and structures. View more info

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Modelmaking: A Basic Guide

By: Sutherland, Martha

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201617

ISBN: 0393730425

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1999 Soft Cover. 112 pp. Modelmaking is an introduction to the craft for students of architecture; landscape architecture; urban, interior, and theatrical design; or anyone who has the need or desire to make the large small. It shows you how to construct both study and presentation models using common materials such as paper, chipboard, illustration board, foamcore, balsa, and basswood. Concise instructions are supplemented by nearly 200 charming, easy-to-follow drawings. Learn how to choose the right materials for the job; make a base to support your model; render contoured sites; ... View more info

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The Yusupov Palace, 94 Moika, St. Petersburg

By: Sveshnikova, Galina

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Art-Palaces: 1999

Seller ID: 2297088

Condition: Near Fine


A few small creases on front wrapper. 1999 Soft Cover. Unpaginated. A guide to the historic beautiful house in St. Petersburg, Russia, and its history and treasures. A well-illustrated guide. Written by a member of the Russian noble family who built this historic mansion. View more info

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The Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark

By: Tauranac, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: 1997

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2285213

ISBN: 0312148240

Condition: Fine


First printing. A fine copy. 1997 Trade Paperback. 383 pp. The Empire State Building is the landmark book on one of the world’s most notable landmarks. Since its publication in 1995, John Tauranac’s book, focused on the inception and construction of the building, has stood as the most comprehensive account of the structure. Moreover, it is far more than a work in architectural history; Tauranac tells a larger story of the politics of urban development in and through the interwar years. In a new epilogue to the Cornell edition, Tauranac highlights the continuing resonance and influence of t... View more info

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Lasting Impressions: The Grolier Club Library

By: The Grolier Club

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Grolier Club: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290054

ISBN: 0910672520

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2004 Large Hardcover. 205 pp. Three years after the founding of the Grolier Club in 1884, the club’s Library Committee was established with a mission “to gather together for the use of the members all the standard bibliographical works, as well as books relating to the art of printing.” During the ensuing 117 years, the club’s library rapidly expanded from a 300-volume collection to become today’s preeminent research library on the history of books and printing. Lasting Impressions opens the doors to this bibliographic treasure trove with a fascinati... View more info

Image for Seaway Trail Lighthouses: An Illustrated Guide: Discover the 29 Lighthouses of the Seaway Trail, the America's Byway that Parallels the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, the Niagara River and Lake Erie in New York and Pennsylvania

Seaway Trail Lighthouses: An Illustrated Guide: Discover the 29 Lighthouses of the Seaway Trail, the America's Byway that Parallels the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, the Niagara River and Lake Erie in New York and Pennsylvania

By: Tinney, James; Burdette-Watkins, Mary

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Seaway Trail Foundation, Inc.: 2003

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2295578

ISBN: 0943689074

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth edition. Very minor general wear. 2003 Soft Cover. 64 pp. Popular guide to 29 historic lighthouses along NY's Great Lakes, Niagara & St. Lawrence Rivers. Eight new pages. Read about the maritime legends, shipwrecks, restoration work, architecture and the fascinating history of 26 lighthouses in New York and 3 in Pennsylvania. Features illustrations by Great Lakes Lighthouse Artist by Leo Kuschel and David Tousey. Includes a full trail map insert by artist Shirley Hamblen that identifies lights with museums, accommodations and picnic grounds. View more info

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Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting

By: Toman, Rolf

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Konemann: 1998

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2265860

ISBN: 3895089176

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. One inch tear along top edge of jacket front, jacket very faintly toned. 1998 Large Hardcover. 503 pp. Every conceivable expression of this epoch, from Roman baroque to Dutch painting and naturally the unfolding splendour of Louis XIV is gathered in this volume. This work includes: chronological depiction of the fine arts from their origins in Rome through the late baroque and rococo; explanation of the socio-political background: the Counter-Reformation, the development of Protestantism, absolutism, and the French Revolution; and various ways the baroque left its mark, includ... View more info