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Helena : Her Historic Homes, Volume 1

By: Baucus, Jean; Illustrated by Gayle Shanahan

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Color World of Montana: 1976

Seller ID: 20273

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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

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Aspectos Analiticos Normativos y Tecnico de la Arquitectura : Standard Analytical and Technical Aspects of Architecture

By: Benitez, Tomas Joaquin Balderas, et al.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Tomas Benitez: 1982

Seller ID: 20973

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


623 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Large oblong softcover (13.5 x 9 inches, 1 inch thick) 34 x 23 cm, 3 cm thick. SPANISH text throughout. White covers, 23 pages of text followed by about 600 unnumbered pages of architectural diagrams of furniture, gurneys, floorplans, etc, with tons of figures and statistics. Front page SIGNED by primary author and chief architect, Tomas Joaquin Balderas Benitez, who signed as Joaquin inside a symbol. ; Includes many detailed plans for hospital complex in central Mexico. ; Exterior shows light wear. No major defects. Scarce. View more info

Making Places Special : Stories of Real Places Made Better by Planning (Book and CD-ROM)

By: Bunell, Gene

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Planners Press: 2002

Seller ID: 20725

ISBN: 1884829589

Condition: Very Good+


588 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Hardcover, dark blue-black cloth, [xx] + 588 glossy pages, index, appendix, chapter endnotes and bibliographies, dozens of b/w photos and illustrations. ; Case studies of Chattanooga, Providence, Charleston, San Diego, more. ; Boards slightly bowed. 16 pages between pg 1 and pg 27 have highlighting. Otherwise appears unused. CD-ROm present in unopened rear pocket as issued. Lacks jacket. 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

ISBN: 1556708599

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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 with the lure of the wilderness'. ; One very tiny closed tear to jacket near crown. No other defects. 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

ISBN: 0847802159

Condition: Very Good+


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: $26.00

Publisher: Singing Tree Press: 1971

Seller ID: 20319

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


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 defects of any kind. No jacket, as issued. Scarce. View more info

Fire Resistance of Concrete Floors

By: Goalwin, Daniel S.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1952

Seller ID: 17627

Condition: Very Good+


16 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Tall softcover, blue covers, [ii] + 14 pages numbered to 11, 2 tables, 17 b/w figures, photos and diagrams. Laid in: errata sheet with two important corrections. ; Published by United States Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Buildings Materials and Structures Report 134. Foreword by A. V. Astin. ; Owner's initials penned on front cover in a small hand. A touch of foxing. Tiny chip to lower front tip. No other defects. ; With this item you will also get 1) A Practical Course in Concrete, by Henry Giese, 65 pages, 1948, and 2) Proper Mixes an... View more info

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Saarinen Suomessa : Saarinen in Finland

By: Hausen, Marika, with Kirmo Mikkola and Anna-Liisa Amberg

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Museum of Finnish Architecture: 1984

Seller ID: 16825

ISBN: 951922937X

Condition: Very Good+


120 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Square softcover, green covers, about 150 b/w photos and illustrations, 42 beautiful color photos and illustrations, with captions. Parallel text throughout in Finnish and English, including captions. ; Exhibition of works of Eliel Saarinen at Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, 1984. Additional chapters by Markku Komonen, Desmond O'Rourke, others. ; Very light sunning to edges, small faint crease to upper front tip. No marks. Binding tight. Scarce. View more info

Decoration

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

Price: $25.00

Publisher: French & European Publications: 1963

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 16263

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 comprehensive book of its era on French and European interior decoration. Includes both modern Mid-Century designs and tradi... View more info

Bricks and Brownstone : The New York House, 1783-1929, a Guide to Architectural Styles and Interior Decoration for Period Restoration

By: Lockwood, Charles; Illustrated by Robert Mayer

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Abbeville Press: 1972

Seller ID: 20904

ISBN: 0896592286

Condition: Very Good


262 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, stiff tan covers, [xxvi] + 262 pages, index, bibliography, over 135 b/w illustrations including small maps, line diagrams, and high-quality photos of interiors, exteriors, architectural ornaments, historical views, modern views, floorplans, etc, many full page, all with detailed captions. ; Intro by James Biddle. Photos by Robert Mayer and others. Even if you are not restoring a New York brownstone (townhouse or rowhouse) you will be fascinated by this book: every major period from Federal Style to Colonial Revival, every major feature from doorw... View more info

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Ambassador Bridge, the : A Monument of Progress

By: Mason, Philip P.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Wayne State University Press: 1987

Seller ID: 20908

ISBN: 0814318401

Condition: Near Fine


252 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, 252 glossy pages, main text in 2 columns, index, endnotes, appendix of statistics, 3 small maps, about 140 high-quality b/w photos and illustrations, many never before published. ; Amazing history of famous bridge linking Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario; its design, construction, maintenance, and service as symbol of international cooperation. ; Only a touch of shelfwear to fore-edge. Otherwise appears unread. ; Great Lakes Books Series View more info

Zeichnen : Schroder Klempnerschule

By: Schroder, Johann

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Schroder Klempnerschule: 1890

Seller ID: 19611

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


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 tile patterns. Eaves. More. ; We have graded this item Fair. Exterior worn, cloth over binding frayed and partly split, pages... View more info

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Beacon Guide to New England Houses of Worship, the : An Architectural Companion

By: Smith, G. E. Kidder; Illustrated by Lea Cyr

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21092

ISBN: 0807051012

Condition: Near Fine


187 pages; Purple softcover, [xxii] + 187 glossy pages, 3 indexes, chronology, glossary, small map of each state. For each structure this guide gives its name, address or location, name of architect if known, 1 to 3 high-quality b/w photos, and plenty of historical and architectural info. ; Foreword by James Parks Morton. Maps by Lea Cyr. 'An illustrated guide to the 100 most architecturally significant meetinghouses, churches and synagogues in New England, described and photographed by noted architect G. E. Kidder Smith.' ; Only a touch of shelfwear. Scarce. View more info

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Familienmausoleum des Ehepares der Franciska und des Dionys Andrassy, Das : The Family Mausoleum of Francisca and Dionysius Andrassy

By: Vajda, Josef

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Staatlichen Kulturbesitzes: 1969

Seller ID: 19697

Condition: Very Good


24 pages; 24mo (5.75") 15 cm; GERMAN language throughout. Square softcover with inner flaps, 24 pages, 12 b/w photos and two-color illustrations. ; Pubished in Krasnohorske Podhradie, Slovakia, 1969. ; Guide to magnificent Art Nouveau mausoleum built in 1904 by the Hungarian Count Dionysius Andrassy (1835-1913) for himself, his wife Francisca, and their beloved dog Tascherl, in Slovakia. ; Covers, which are uncoated, show light wear. Binding intact but staple partly rusted. No other defects. Scarce. View more info

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Spider of Brooklyn Heights, The

By: Veglahn, Nancy

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21141

ISBN: 0684158582

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


180 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Ex-Library; Hardcover, b/w photos on cloth, [x] + 180 pages, index, bibliography, 25 historical b/w photos and illustrations with captions. ; 1st edition, 'A' on copyright page. Library binding, as issued. ; Historical novel centered around building the Brooklyn Bridge, featuring real-life architects John A. Roebling and his son, Washington Roebling. ; No jacket. Almost no wear. Very few library marks. Interior clean, binding tight. 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: $44.00

Publisher: J. H. Jansen: 1923

Seller ID: 16800

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


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 by William Robert Powell, with new glossary and footnotes, and with additional diagrams by Pierre Esquie. This printing 1923.... 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

Condition: Very Good+


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. Sudan and a Korongo homestead. Rhodesia and a Mashona village. Swaziland and a Swazi indlu. More. ; Published jointly by Detro... View more info

When Democracy Builds

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

Price: $32.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1945

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 16435

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 page ix) ; Lacks jacket. Upper tips lightly bumped. Endpapers, copyright page, pg 19, pg 65 show the usual library marks. Int... View more info

Masterpieces of Jewish Art, Volume 5 : Wooden Synagogues (Russian and English Edition)

By: Yargina, Z.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Imidzh / Image: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19311

ISBN: 5860440219

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


367 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover. Covers in Russian, jacket in English. Parallel text in RUSSIAN and ENGLISH. 367 glossy pages. Endnotes. Small map of places with wooden synagogues. 282 photos, most historical b/w, a few in color. ; Series edited by Alexander S. Kantsedikas. Photos by S. Tartakovsky and V. Kravchuk. Translated by L. Lezhneva. ; Architecture, ornamentation, accoutrements, carvings, etc, of wooden synagogues in Poland, Lithuana, Ukraine. ; No visible defects. Appears unused. Quite scarce. ; Masterpieces of Jewish Art Series; Vol. 5 View more info