In 1927, the Chicago Tribune sponsored a competition for "trained men of talent, incorporating into the small home ideas of real worth, types of rare charm, and the best possible plans for comfort and convenience." This collection spotlights the challenge’s top results, presenting the ni... read more
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500 Small Houses of the Twenties by Henry Atterbury Smith Perspective drawings, floor plans, and descriptions of principal features of outstanding '20s designs, many by leading architects of the period. 1,135 black-and-white line illustrations, 262 black-and-white photographs and tone drawings.
117 House Designs of the Twenties by Gordon-Van Tine Co. A reprint of a rare architect's catalog of 1923, presenting a full range of typical home designs of the period. Photographs, floor plans, and full descriptions of interior and exterior detailing. 345 black-and-white illustrations.
The Most Popular Homes of the Twenties by William A. Radford, Daniel D. Reiff Based on a rare 1925 catalog, this architectural showcase features floor plans, construction details, and photos of 26 homes, plus articles on entrances, porches, garages, and more. 250 illustrations, 21 color plates.
Classic Houses of the Twenties by Loizeaux Rare plan book published by Loizeaux building-supply and lumber companies of New Jersey in 1927. Illustrations and floor plans for 134 houses — Colonial, Gothic, Modern English, Italian, and other styles. Over 230 illustrations.
Ideal Homes of the Thirties by Ideal Homes, Daniel Reiff Reprint of a rare 1933 catalog showcases 60 plans for two-story houses. Photographs (most in full color), floor plans, and text depict a variety of styles, including colonial, mission, foursquare, and bungalow.
Craftsman Houses: The 1913 Catalog by Gustav Stickley This reprint of an authentic catalog testifies to the enduring charm of Stickley designs. Numerous architectural drawings and photographs of Mission-style homes include floor plans and descriptive text.
110 Turn-of-the-Century House Designs by R. W. Shoppell This survey, reproduced from a rare edition, offers an authentic guide to restorations and re-creations. Illustrations include hundreds of perspective drawings and floor plans.
124 Distinctive House Designs and Floor Plans, 1929 by National Building Publications Meticulous reproduction of rare catalog offers a beautifully illustrated look at homes intended for budgets from $3,500 to $15,000. Designs include such special features as built-in cabinets and clothes chutes. 370 black-and-white illustrations.
Aladdin "Built in a Day" House Catalog, 1917 by Aladdin Company Designs for 60 homes, from a 4-room cottage to a 4-bedroom two-story. Landscaped exteriors, floor plans, and overhead cutaway views with detailed commentaries on each.
Victorian Wooden and Brick Houses with Details by A. J. Bicknell & Co. 81 illustrations depict floor plans, elevations, and other details of suburban residences, capturing the elaborate, distinctive beauty of Victorian-era cornices, staircases, gables, verandas, doors, dormers, and more.
In 1927, the Chicago Tribune sponsored a competition for "trained men of talent, incorporating into the small home ideas of real worth, types of rare charm, and the best possible plans for comfort and convenience." This collection spotlights the challenge’s top results, presenting the nineteen prize-winning designs for five- and six-room houses, plus eighty additional sets of the best architectural plans. A new introduction by Daniel D. Reiff, Ph.D., adds interesting detail about the competition and the competitors. These fascinating snapshots of American domestic architecture of the 1920s include glimpses of New England and Southern colonials, Normandy cottages, stately Italianate dwellings, and other styles. Each of the designs features a floor plan and exterior views of the house. Architects, architecture buffs, and historians will prize these authentic renderings of the leading designs in American architecture of nearly a century ago.
Reprint of Chicago Tribune Book of Homes, The Chicago Tribune, 1927 edition.
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