From Vitruvius to Frank Lloyd Wright, castles to Manhattan luxury apartments, these books present the fascinating panorama of architecture down through the ages. Included are photo surveys, reference books, books of house plans, and more. And the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America honored us with the 2005 Ross Award for Excellence in the Classical Tradition. We appreciate this recognition and look forward to continuing to provide books and publishing resources to the architecture and design community.
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|Understanding Frank Lloyd Wright's Architecture |
by Donald Hoffmann
This insightful study explores the principles of Wright's architectural philosophy, ideals, and methods. Includes over 120 photos, plans, and illustrations of Robie House, Fallingwater, Taliesin, and other masterworks.
|The Four Books of Architecture |
by Andrea Palladio
Exemplary reprint of 16th-century classic. Covers classical architectural remains, Renaissance revivals, classical orders, more. 216 plates. ". . . the most influential book published in the history of architecture." — Art in America.
|The Gargoyle Book: 572 Examples from Gothic Architecture |
by Lester Burbank Bridaham, Ralph Adams Cram
Dispelling the conventional wisdom that French Gothic architectural flourishes were born of despair or gloom, Bridaham reveals the whimsical nature of these creations and the ingenious artisans who made them. 572 illustrations.
|Towards a New Architecture |
by Le Corbusier
Pioneering manifesto by founder of "International School." Technical and aesthetic theories, views of industry, economics, relation of form to function, "mass-production split," and much more. Profusely illustrated.
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|100 Turn-of-the-Century Brick Bungalows with Floor Plans |
by Rogers & Manson
Reprinted from rare 1912 catalog, this book presents 100 winning entries from a nationwide competition for brick bungalow designs. Superb renderings show houses in perspective, floor plans, some landscape planning — even a budget.
|101 Classic Homes of the Twenties: Floor Plans and Photographs |
by Harris, McHenry & Baker Co.
Authentic plan book advertises homes chosen for aesthetic appeal, convenience, and economy of construction. Ranging in scale from lavish to modest, each model appears with detailed floor plans, measurements, and a photograph of completed dwelling.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|90 Houses of the Twenties: Cottages, Bungalows and Colonials |
by Jens Pedersen, Daniel D. Reiff
This outstanding house plan catalog from a prominent Midwestern builder was issued in 1929. Full-color, beautifully realistic illustrations of colonials, bungalows, duplexes, and more are accompanied by floor plans and detailed descriptions of interiors.
|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.
|America's Lighthouses: An Illustrated History |
by Francis Ross Holland, Jr.
Richly illustrated fact-filled survey of American lighthouses since 1716. Over 200 stations — East, Gulf, and West coasts, Great Lakes, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Mississippi and St. Lawrence Rivers.
|The American Builder's Companion |
by Asher Benjamin
The most widely used early 19th century architectural style and source book, this work ranges from the Colonial up into Greek Revival periods. Benjamin covers the extensive development of carpentry and construction techniques. Over 375 figures.
|The American Bungalow: 1880-1930 |
by Clay Lancaster
A well-known architectural historian explores the bungalow both as an art form and an architectural document reflecting middle-class life in early-20th-century America. With plans, interiors, furnishings, and more. 193 illustrations.
|The American House Styles of Architecture Coloring Book |
by A. G. Smith
Crisp renderings of 43 extant structures from Taos Pueblo to striking contemporaries. Spanish Colonial, Georgian, Stick, Gothic, many other styles. Rich and informative captions date, identify, and describe each dwelling.
|The American Vitruvius: An Architects' Handbook of Urban Design |
by Werner Hegemann, Elbert Peets, Christiane Crasemann Collins
This classic encyclopedia of urban designs contains more than 1,200 plans, elevations, and perspective views. Its European and American buildings range from Renaissance structures to those of the 20th century.