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1 Al-Bayati, Basil Architect
Academy Editions/St. Martinís Press 1988 no Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
With 400 illustrations, 150 in color. This book illustrates the majority of his buildings and projects to that date, from small houses to mosques and palaces. With architectural plan illustrations as well. In NEAR FINE condition. Jacket in protective mylar. Very light wear. Jacket price clipped. Nice survey of this important British architect. International shipping could be costly. Please email for price. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Angheli Zalapi Palazzi of Sicily
Cologne Konemann 2000 3829034490 / 9783829034494 Cloth Very Good Very Good Quarto 
324 pp. Color photos throughout. A history and study of the palazzi on the island of Sicily in Italy, documenting the origin ans evolution of the architecture behind the various grand estates, including influence from Spanish rulers and the Baroque period. With sections on palazzi such as Zisa, Chiaramonte, Villa San Marco, Butera, Palagonia, Ajroldi, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading and scuffing, with curling to the jacket along the extremities. Small tear at the upper right front hinge. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. Owner's initials on the title page. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 auritzen, Peter; Zielcke, Alexander Palaces of Venice
New York Dorset Press 1985 no Cloth Very Good Very Good Quarto 
Brown cloth in unclipped jacket. Quarto. 256 pp. Black and white and color photos throughout. A history and survey of 45 palaces in Venice, discussing their architecture and architectural considerations due to construction on the lagoon, the stages of Venetian palace construction, peculiar characteristics, interior decoration, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor rubbing, fading and edgewear to the jacket. Light fading and edgewear to the book. Owner's signature present. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 Baker, Paul R. Richard Morris Hunt
Cambridge MIT Press 1986 0262521091 / 9780262521093 Trade Paperback Good Ex-Library 
588 pages including index. With black and white photos throughout. An in depth biography of Richard Morris Hunt, an 19th century American architect who helped to establish architecture as a profession in America. This includes studies of his major works including the Fifth Avenue mansions and Newport "cottages," among others. GOOD condition, ex-museum library. Pocket, pastedown and spine label present. Minor stamping. Moderate offsetting to the covers, with some fading, scuffing and soiling. Light scuffing along the extremities. Interior clean and solid with minor toning to the paper. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Baldwin, William P. (editor). Carolina Plantations. Lost Photographs from the Historic American Buildings Survey
Charleston, SC The History Press 2007 no Wraps Very Good 
Paperback. Oblong quarto. 162 pp. A primarily visual record of the various plantations and estate houses of the South Carolina region, with many photographs documenting plantations now lost, either from disuse, or lost due to war. This includes documenting of slave cabins, mansions, architecture, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor scuffing and a hint of curling to the covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Basehart, Jack Italian Splendor. Great Palaces, Castles and Villas
New York Universe Publishing 1995 no Wraps Very Good Folio 
Folio. Square format. Wraps with French flaps. 287 pp. Color photographs throughout. A primarily visual survey of various palaces, castles and villas in Italy, accompanied by descriptive commentary on interiors and architecture. This includes Villa Barbaro, Palazzo Albrizzi, La Rocca Pisana, Castello di Uzzano and many others. VERY GOOD condition. Minor scuffing and fading, mostly to the rear cover. Owner's signature present. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Horizons, Bel Geddes, Norman
7 Bel Geddes, Norman Horizons
Boston Little, Brown and Company 1932 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 
First edition. Silver and black decorative cloth. No jacket. Quarto. 293 pp. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout. A work presenting many designs and concepts for various items, conceived of by Norman Bel Geddes. This includes designs for airplanes and airports, cars, radios, architecture, stoves, etc. Most with an Art Deco aesthetic. Norman Bel Geddes was a theatrical and industrial designer, responsible for many innovations and improvements in design through his futuristic concepts drawing on Art Deco influences. GOOD+ condition. Spine rather browned. Minor scuffing, fading and edgewear. Owner's inscription present. Minor toning in the interior. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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8 Bevington, Michael Stowe House
London Paul Holberton Publishing 2002 1903470048 / 9781903470046 Wraps Very Good 
96 pp. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. A guide and history of the Stowe House, discussing both interior and exterior architecture and architectural elements, furnishings, etc. The Stowe house is considered one of the largest neo-classical buildings in the world, influential during the Georgian age, and now currently home to the Stowe school. VERY GOOD condition. Minor scuffing, fading and edgewear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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9 Bishir, Catherine and Lawrence Earley, Editors Early Twentieth-Century Suburbs in North Carolina. Essays on History, Architecture and Planning
Raleigh North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources 1985 d865262292 Original Wraps Good 
105 pages. With photos throughout. An in depth study of the architecture and city planning in the early twentieth century, well documented with photos. In GOOD+ condition with some soiling to the covers, minor rubbing to the extremities, and minor curling along the spine. Text clean and solid. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Borsi, Franco. Leon Battista Alberti. The Complete Works
New York Electa/Rizzoli 1989 no Wraps Good Good 
Dark gray wraps in dust jacket. 292 pp. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout. A study of the architecture of the Italian Renaissance architect, Leon Battista Alberti, examining notable designs and the aesthetic philosophy and principles behind them, and whose work was infused with his interests in art, philosophy and poetry, among others. GOOD+ condition. Minor foxing to the dust jacket, with a few small tears to the head of the spine. Minor curling to the lower corner of the book. Light toning. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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11 Boyer, M. Christine Manhattan Manners: Architecture and Style, 1850-1900
New York Rizzoli 1985 0847806502 / 9780847806508 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good Quarto 
258 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A study of the architecture and public spaces of Manhattan from 1850 to 1900, examining the influence and impact of businesses in the area on the private architecture and public areas, including parks, asserting that it was businesses that had greater impact on urban planning, than planning by the city. VERY GOOD condition. Minor scuffing and fading to the jacket. Light toning to the text block. Owner's signature present. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Brown, Frank Chouteau New England Colonial Homes. The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs. Volume 1 Number 2
St. Paul, MN White Pine Bureau, Publisher 1915 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. Quarto. 16 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A brief monograph on architecture, studying various architectural features and designs in New England homes, including the Shute House in Hingham, MA; the Isaac Royall House in Medford, MA; the Tyler House in Wayland, MA; the Old Bemis House of Watertown, MA, etc. GOOD condition. Faint dampstaining, spotting and staining to the covers. Minor soiling. Some creasing, scuffing and edgewear to the extremities. Owner's name stamped in blind on the upper front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Candee, Richard M. Building Portsmouth. The Neigborhoods and Architecture of New Hampshire's Oldest City
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A. Portsmouth Advocates 1992 0963453904 / 9780963453907 Soft Cover Very Good 
200 pages including index. With black and white photos, illustrations and floor plans throughout. A detailed history of the architecture of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, charting the various designs throughout the years. This includes 17th century plank-framed structures to mariner and craftsmen dwellings, Victorian suburbs, colonial and federal mansions, etc. VERY GOOD+ condition. Light rubbing and edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Chambers, William A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture. Third Edition
Mineola, New York, U.S.A. Dover Publications 2003 no Wraps Good Folio 
Glossy illustrated wraps. Folio. 137 pp., plus illustrations in the rear as well as a section of ads. A reprint of the 1759, third edition of this work on architecture, describing orders such as the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic and Corinthian orders, as well as basements and attics, balustrades, gates, piers, etc. GOOD condition. Minor soiling to the covers. Some bumping and scuffing along the extremities. Minor rippling and faint dampstaining along the fore edge of the pages, affecting the outer margin. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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15 Coffin, David R. The Villa in the Life of Renaissance Rome
Princeton Princeton University Press 1979 0691039429 / 9780691039428 Trade Paperback Very Good Quarto 
385 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A detailed history of the rise of the Villa in Italian life and culture in the 15th and 16th centuries, examining their social function, use as places of leisure, and meaning rather than architectural significance. VERY GOOD condition. Minor scuffing and curling to the covers. A hint of foxing to the page edges. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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16 De Caraffe, Marc; Hale, C.A.; Johnson, Dana et al. Town Halls of Canada. A collection of Essays on Pre-1930 Town Hall Buildings
Ottowa National Historic Parks and Sites Branch Environment Canada-Parks 1987 no Trade Paperback Good 
Trade paperback. 343 pp. Black and white photos throughout. Various essays discussing town hall buildings in Canada, built pre 1930, discussing their architecture, importance and history. GOOD+ condition. Moderate to heavy scuffing, mostly along the extremities. Minor creasing. Light soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Dobson, C.G. Historical Notes on the Langley Museum of Ancient, Curious, or Otherwise Interesting Roofing Materials and on the Development of the Pitched Roof from Early Times
London Langley London Limited no Soft Cover Poor Ex-Library 
33 pp. With black and white photos and illustrations throughout. A short but detailed history of roofing materials, including tiles, bricks, etc., studying the development of roof design and materials from ancient to modern times. POOR condition, ex-museum library with pocket, pastedown, stamping and spine label present. Heavy curling, creasing, scuffing and tearing to the covers along the extremities, heavier to the front. Minor soiling to the covers, with some soiling and foxing to the first and last pages. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Duprey, Kenneth Old Houses on Nantucket
New York Architectural Book Publishing 1959 no Cloth Good Good 
Paper covered boards with a blue cloth binding. In unclipped jacket. Quarto. 242 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A visual documentation of interior and exterior architecture in the houses on Nantucket, including some of the earliest ranging from 1659 to 1750. This includes the Jethro Coffin House, the Joseph Gardner House, the Tobey House, Mill Hill, the Sara Turner House, the Isaiah Folger House, and many others. With historical and descriptive captions to the photos throughout. GOOD+ condition. Minor general fading and toning to the jacket. Dark scuffs along the lower rear jacket, with some scuffing along the hinges. A few small tears and associated creases along the extremities. Book faded and a bit browned. Minor edgewear. Light toning in the interior. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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19 Embury II, Aymar Farm Houses of New Netherlands. The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs. Volume 1 Number 3
St. Paul, MN White Pine Bureau, presumed Publisher 1915 no Wraps Good 
Printed at the De Vinne Press. Cream wraps. 16 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A short study of the architecture used in farmhouses of the New Netherlands, (or New York) area of colonial America, providing photos of various homes built in the 1600s to 1800s. This includes photos of the Shenks-Crook House, the Lake Tysen House, the Bergen Homestead, the Van Nuyse-Magaw homestead, the Andrew Harring House, etc. With commentary on roof structures, doorways, etc. GOOD+ condition. General browning to the wraps. Minor soiling and some scuffing. Extremities bumped, with a few small tears. Owner's name stamped on the upper front cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 Frampton, Kenneth Tadao Ando.
New York The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1991 no Wraps Very Good Folio 
Illustrated wraps. Small folio. 76 pp. Black and white photographs throughout. A catalog to a 1991 exhibition of the architecture of Tadao Ando, a Japanese architect. This includes the Koshino House, Kidosaki House, Chapel on Mt. Rokko, Church of the Light, and others. With a critical introduction to his work, as well as commentary on the individual projects. VERY GOOD condition. Minor general fading and scuffing, with light curling and edgewear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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