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Helena : Her Historic Homes, Volume 1

By: Baucus, Jean; Illustrated by Gayle Shanahan

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Color World of Montana: 1976

Seller ID: 20273


72 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Oblong brown softcover, 72 unnumbered pages, small map, brief bibliography, 29 architecturally noteworthy homes and mansions of 1860s-1890s Helena, Montana, shown in impressive full-page b/w drawings, with historical info, names of original owners and current (1976) owners, etc, etc. ; Includes Gothic, Italianate, Mansard, Romanesque, more. ; A touch of wear to tips. No other defects. View more info

Safari Style

By: Burns, Natasha; Illustrated by Tim Beddow

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang;: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14489


216 pages; 4to (10.5") 27 cm; Tall hardcover, brown boards, yellow endpapers, 216 glossy pages, index, list of safari companies, several histoical b/w photos, 250 stunning full-color photos. ; Eastern African ornamental architecture, interiors, textures, patterns, colors, etc. ; Blurb: 'From the sweeping savannah to the exotic Indian ocean coastline, Safari Style captures the enduring appeal of the African Safari and reveals the secrets of combining simple luxuries w... View more info

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Jamaican Houses : A Vanishing Legacy

By: De Sola Pinto, Geoffrey; Illustrated by Anghelen Arrington Phillips

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Anghelen Arrington Phillips: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19840


80 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Oblong hardcover, black boards, black endpapers, 80 unnumbered pages, small map, 40 beautiful examples of top-quailty Jamaican houses shown in fine b/w line illustrations, with detailed text. ; 1st edition stated, 1982. Foreword by John Hearne. Includes upper-class houses, middle-class houses, historic plantation houses, lodging houses, and a few stores and commerical buildings. ; No defects to book, jacket shows minor edgewear only. View more info

Michael Graves : Architectural Monographs 5

By: Dunster, David, with Alan Colquhoun and Peter Carl

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Academy Editions: 1979

Seller ID: 16818


112 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; Tall softcover, stiff brown covers, 112 pages, bibliography; dozens of photos, diagrams and drawings, most in full color. Glossy throughout. Main text in English, with foreword (bio of Michael Graves) in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian. ; One faint crease to upper front cover. Otherwise books shows only minor wear. No marks. Binding tight. ; Architectural Monographs Series; Vol. 5 View more info

Secret Chambers and Hiding Places : Historic, Romantic and Legendary Stories and Traditions about Hiding-Holes, Secret Chambers, Etc

By: Fea, Allan >>

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Singing Tree Press;: 1971

Seller ID: 20319


317 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, black cloth, 317 pages, index of places, 80 b/w photos and illustrations with captions. ; Originally published by London: Methuen & Co, 3rd and revised edition, 1901. This is a high-quality unabridged facsimile reprint, 1971. ; Describes famous and not-so-famous hidden rooms, conealed doors, secret underground passages, priest holes, deadly pits, smuggler's hiding places, much more, in the great estates of Old England. ; No defec... View more info

Decoration

By: Levallois, Pierre, and Souren Melikian; Illustrated by Alexandre Rubin de Cervin

Price: $27.00

Publisher: French & European Publications: 1963

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 16263


327 pages; Folio (12.5") 32 cm; Large heavy hardcover, weight 6 pounds, off-white undyed cloth, red circular paste-down on front, 327 pages, 2 indexes, hundreds of high-quality b/w photos and diagrams, 44 large stunning full-color tipped-in plates. Each chapter has photo section plus and technical section with diagrams, dimensions, etc. ; Topics include: Floors. Walls. Pargeting. Marquetry. Windows and curtains. Passementerie. Ceilings. Much more. ; Possibly the most... View more info

Zeichnen : Schroder Klempnerschule

By: Schroder, Johann

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Schroder Klempnerschule: 1890

Seller ID: 19611


104 pages; 4to (10.75") 28 cm; Tall hardcover, dark brown cloth over spine and tips, marbled boards, floral endpapers, 104 unnumbered pages, over 500 b/w geometric and architectural diagrams on 26 full-spread b/w plates, printed one-side only. ; Little text but GERMAN throughout. Published by Schroeder Klempner Schule, 1890. ; Topics include: How to draw geometrical ornaments. Conical receptacles. Floorplans. Windows. Mouldings. Monuments. Cupolas. Roof shapes. Roof ... View more info

Elementary Treatise on Architecture, an : Comprising the Complete Study of the Five Orders, with Indications of Their Shadows and the First Principles of Construction

By: Vignola, Giacomo, with William Robert Powell; Illustrated by Pierre Esquie

Price: $48.00

Publisher: J. H. Jansen: 1923

Seller ID: 16800


158 pages; Folio (12.75") 33 cm; Ex-Library; Very tall hardcover, gray cloth, black lettering, 158 unnumbered pages, 72 full-page b/w plates, each with detailed captions on facing pages. ; This is an English translation of Vignola's famous Regola delli Cinque Ordini d'Architettura, originally published in 1562, which described the canon of classical architectural style regarding columns, doors, entablatures, arches, etc. ; This new edition copyright 1921, translated ... View more info

Native Architecture : African Cultural Series

By: Wilson, E. Barbara, and Mary E. Dodge; Illustrated by Janet M. Seibert

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Detroit Children's Museum: 1970

Seller ID: 16820


44 pages; 4to (12") 31 cm; Oversized softcover portfolio with information sheet, small b/w map of Africa with key to plates, and twenty 8.5 x 11-inch b/w plates showing native dwellings, villages, floorplans of settlements, etc. Unbound, as issued. ; Plates are paired in twos, with each pair showing at least one native dwelling with ample text. Places and illustrations include: Mali and a Dogon house. Nigeria and a Hausa dwelling. Cameroon and a Bafut square house. S... View more info

When Democracy Builds

By: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Illustrated by Roy E. Petersen

Price: $36.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1945

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 16435


140 pages; 4to (10.5") 27 cm; Ex-Library; Hardcover, brown cloth, red decor, black lettering, 140 pages, 11 b/w photos. ; This is a book of essays by Frank Lloyd Wright on his own philosophy regarding art, aesthetics, culture, democracy, and of course, how architecture serves them all. ; Copyright 1945. This is the famous revised edition, 1945, which Wright undertook to revise after he found himself agreeing with the very harsh criticism of the original edition (see ... View more info