Products in Architecture, Interior Design, Period Style
|The Architecture of Country Houses |
by Andrew J. Downing
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. 321 figures. 33 architectural designs.
|The Art Deco Style |
by Theodore Menten
These 468 examples from L'Art International d'Aujourd'hui capture geometric, prismatic Art Deco of the 20s and 30s. Gardens, dwellings, interiors, furniture, fabrics, stained glass, sculpture, jewelry, much more. Over 400 photographs.
|The Art Nouveau Style |
by Roberta Waddell
579 rare photographs of works in jewelry, metalwork, glass, ceramics, textiles, architecture, and furniture by 175 artists — Mucha, Seguy, Lalique, Tiffany, many others.
|The Autobiography of an Idea |
by Louis H. Sullivan
This autobiography is a fascinating look at the early creative years of the pioneering American architect and theorist called the "father of the skyscraper." Includes a wealth of projects, insights, and evaluations. 34 plates.
|Beautiful Bungalows of the Twenties |
by Building Age Pub.
More than 45 bungalows — from a charming residence for a small family to a chalet in Los Angeles. Includes exterior and interior views, floor plans, elevations, and details. 43 double-page spreads of illustrations.
|Bicknell's Victorian Buildings |
by A. J. Bicknell
Originally published as Bicknell's Village Builder and Supplement, this collection of 45 cottages, villas, houses, farms, and churches form a complete village in the authentic American Victorian style.
|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 and private homes during the Federal period.
|Brunelleschi: Studies of His Technology and Inventions |
by Frank D. Prager, Gustina Scaglia
Comprehensive book describes how Filippo Brunelleschi built the dome of Florence's famed cathedral: masonry techniques, construction concepts, and more. 28 halftones. 18 line illustrations.
|The Building of Manhattan |
by Donald A. Mackay, 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 intricate details of construction techniques. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|California Bungalows of the Twenties |
by Henry L. Wilson
Reprint of rare architects' catalog includes elevations, floor plans, interior sketches for dozens of authentic bungalow designs. Detailed descriptions of special features, dimensions, costs, etc. 231 black-and-white illustrations.
|Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture |
by John Leeke, David Watkin, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola
One of history's most published architectural treatises, this Renaissance volume identifies the five orders — Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite — and illustrates them in full-page elevational detail.
|Castles and Warfare in the Middle Ages |
by Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, M. Macdermott
Profusely illustrated, detailed descriptions of dungeons, keeps, battlements, and drawbridges, plus artillery, trenches, battering rams, more. "Will enthrall anyone interested in architecture, military, or medieval history." — History in Review.
|Castles: Their Construction and History |
by Sidney Toy
Concise, scholarly survey traces castle development from ancient roots. Nearly 200 photographs and drawings illustrate moats, keeps, baileys, and many other features. Caernarvon Castle, Dover Castle, Hadrian's Wall, Tower of London, and more. 199 black-and-white illustrations.
|Charleston Interiors |
by Samuel Chamberlain, Narcissa Chamberlain
Splendid pictorial survey of 51 of South Carolina's historic homes. Over 300 photos, plus descriptive text — Ashley Hall, Crayton Hall, Joseph Manigault house, plus homes of Colonel William Rhett, John Edwards, others.