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Palaces of Venice

By: auritzen, Peter; Zielcke, Alexander

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Dorset Press: 1985

Seller ID: 011634


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. View more info

Richard Morris Hunt

By: Baker, Paul R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MIT Press: 1986

Seller ID: 004791


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 ... View more info

Carolina Plantations. Lost Photographs from the Historic American Buildings Survey

By: Baldwin, William P. (editor).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charleston, SC, The History Press: 2007

Seller ID: 011189


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. View more info

Italian Splendor. Great Palaces, Castles and Villas

By: Basehart, Jack

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Universe Publishing: 1995

Seller ID: 011264


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. View more info

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Horizons

By: Bel Geddes, Norman

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010540


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 thr... View more info

Early Twentieth-Century Suburbs in North Carolina. Essays on History, Architecture and Planning

By: Bishir, Catherine and Lawrence Earley, Editors

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Raleigh, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources: 1985

Seller ID: 001743


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. View more info

Leon Battista Alberti. The Complete Works

By: Borsi, Franco.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Electa/Rizzoli: 1989

Seller ID: 011552


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... View more info

Manhattan Manners: Architecture and Style, 1850-1900

By: Boyer, M. Christine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Rizzoli: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010708


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. View more info

New England Colonial Homes. The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs. Volume 1 Number 2

By: Brown, Frank Chouteau

Price: $20.00

Publisher: St. Paul, MN, White Pine Bureau, Publisher: 1915

Seller ID: 010872


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. ... View more info

Building Portsmouth. The Neigborhoods and Architecture of New Hampshire's Oldest City

By: Candee, Richard M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A., Portsmouth Advocates: 1992

Seller ID: 010905


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. View more info

Victorian Houses of Mississippi

By: Cawthon, Richard J. Pace, Sherry (photographer)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Jackson, University Press of Mississippi: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012197


First edition. Green cloth in unclipped jacket. Small oblong folio. 184 pp. Color photos throughout. A primarily visual survey of the architecture of Victorian era houses built in Mississippi, consisting of full page photographs accompanied by brief descriptive and historical captions. VERY GOOD condition. Some scuffing to the jacket, with minor fading and edgewear. Light curling along the jacket edges. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. View more info

Town Halls of Canada. A collection of Essays on Pre-1930 Town Hall Buildings

By: De Caraffe, Marc; Hale, C.A.; Johnson, Dana et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ottowa, National Historic Parks and Sites Branch Environment Canada-Parks: 1987

Seller ID: 011563


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. View more info

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

By: Dobson, C.G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Langley London Limited:

Seller ID: 005088


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 ... View more info

Old Houses on Nantucket

By: Duprey, Kenneth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Architectural Book Publishing: 1959

Seller ID: 009921


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 ph... View more info

Tadao Ando.

By: Frampton, Kenneth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York: 1991

Seller ID: 011345


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. View more info

A New Wave of Japanese Architecture. Catalogue 10. September 25, 1978 to November 14, 1978

By: Frampton, Kenneth (introduction).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: No Place, The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies: 1978

Seller ID: 011327


Glossy wraps. Squarish quarto. 102 pp. Black and white photos and line drawings throughout. A catalog to accompany a 1978 exhibition of then contemporary architecture from Japan, featuring a collection of essays by architects and others from Japan, commenting on specific designs and structures, as well as theories prevalent in current Japanese architecture. This includes essays by Takefumi Aida, Tadao Ando, Hiromi Fujii, Hiroshi Hara, Monta Mozuna, etc. GOOD condition. View more info

Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall : An Artist's Country Estate

By: Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art/Yale University Press: 2006

Seller ID: 010548


A book accompanying the exhibit held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art examining the history of Tiffany's estate and his designing every aspect of it, from the architecture and interior to his vases, pottery and lead glass windows. Also included is a look at the estate's educational role in teaching young artists through inspiration by the surroundings. NEAR FINE. Very light edgewear View more info

Lila Vanderbilt Webb's Miradero. Window on an Era.

By: Ganger, Robert W

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Palm Beach, FL, Historical Society of Palm Beach County: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011883


First edition, first printing, stated limited edition. Blue cloth in unclipped jacket. Quarto. 184 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A history of the Palm Beach, Florida estate of Lila Vanderbilt Webb, Miradero, discussing the importance of the estate, as well as revealing the life of this Vanderbilt and her story. VERY GOOD condition. Minor creasing along the extremities, with light edgewear and fading. Light fading to the book, with some bumping to the corners. View more info

The Architectural Museum. An Exhibition

By: Grady, Anne Andrus

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities:

Seller ID: 004953


44 pages, single side printed. With a few copies of photos throughout. A guide to an exhibit of architectural items at the Architectural Museum, spanning from the years 1625 to 1830. The work includes a brief overview of different architectural styles, and is separated into sections such as doors, windows, etc. Each section features an introduction that explains styles and construction, followed by brief descriptions of the items in the collection. GOOD condition, ex-mus... View more info

The Perfect English Country Cottage

By: Greeves, Lydia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Thames and Hudson: 1995

Seller ID: 012041


Green cloth in unclipped jacket. 160 pp. Color photographs by John Miller throughout. A pictorial history and survey of the English country cottage, depicting a variety of styles from around England, including those done in local vernacular. With discussion of architecture and design, as well as the influence of location on design. VERY GOOD condition. Minor rubbing and edgewear to the jacket. Minor fading to the book. Owner's signature present. View more info