Architecture Books

Vintage Architecture Books

Sensational old Architecture Books for sale including  New England, Colonial Willamsburg, Drawing Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright, Houston Architectural Ballade signed by Gertsman, Solar Living.  Authors are John Schaeffer, Byron Mikellides, Samuel Chamberlain, Paul Hogarth and more. Unique used vintage books, wonderful for gifts!

a place in the sun solar living center john schaeffer book
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Soft covered book titled A PLACE IN THE SUN The Evolution of the Real Goods Solar Living Center by John Schaeffer and the collaborative design/construction team, 1997, 187 pages. ISBN 1890132012. The Real Goods Solar Living Center, which opened in Hopland, California in June 1996, embodies the building materials, landscaping techniques, renewable energy technologies, and human design processes that future generations will take for granted. Its massive earth-covered walls built of straw bales, whimsical "living structures," an automobile graveyard where trees "drive through" cars, and the nation's largest solar calendar, have already surprised and delighted many thousands of visitors. This book tells the story of an unusual building project, completed in an innovative manner, by an irresistible collection of people. This book is in VG+ condition.  Pages clean and intact, and the binding is tight. A must have for any architecture library! ..

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$16.00  $12.00
architecture for people byron mikellides book
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Hard covered book titled ARCHITECTURE FOR PEOPLE Explorations in a New Humane Environment Edited by Byron Mikellides, first American Edition, 1980, 192 pages. ISBN 0030574919 The essays in this book are written by world renowned and respected authorities in various fields, including architectural history, biology and aesthetics, sociology, and urban design, whose ideas and experiences have established them as experts in this area of architectural thought. They include: ALDINGTON & CRAIG DARBOURNE & DARKE HERMAN HERTZBERGER BRUCE ALLSOPP OSCAR NEWMAN NICHOLAS HUMPHREY PETER SMITH RIKARD KULLER CARL-AXEL ACKING CHARLES MOORE ROBERT MAGUIRE MATS EGELIUS KENNETH FRAMPTON LUCIEN KROLL WALTER SEGAL PETER STRINGER GOSTA EHRENSVARD BYRON MIKELLIDES This book is in VG condition,  pages clean and intact and the binding is tight. Dust jacket is c..

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$17.00  $12.75
architecture through the ages talbot hamlin vintage book
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Hard covered book titled ARCHITECTURE THROUGH THE AGES by Talbot Hamlin, 1953. 684 pages. Classic Architecture, Ancient, Roman, Medievaland more.This vintage book is in VG condition. The pages are clean and intact and the binding is tight. Underlining present on some pages...

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$12.00  $9.00
beginnings of interior environment phyllis allen design plans book
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Soft covered book titled BEGINNINGS OF INTERIOR ENVIRONMENT  by Phyllis Sloan Allen, 1977.  360 pages. ISBN-10: 0842514481 Chapters include:  Our Heritage in Homes, Trends in Homes for Today, Floor Plans, Design:  Theory & Application, Color:  Use & Misuse, Fabric Selection, Backgrounds, Furniture Selection, Furniture Arrangement, Putting it all Together, Budget Decorating.  This book  is in VG condition.  The pages are intact, and the binding is tight.  Highlighting present on a few pages.  Previous owner's name is written inside cover.  ..

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$2.99  $2.24
beyond new england thresholds samuel chamberlain ma ct nh book
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Hard covered book titled  BEYOND NEW ENGLAND THRESHOLDS.  Photographs and Comment by Samuel Chamberlain, 1937, cloth bound, black and white illustrations. Houses Illustrated include: PARSON CAPEN HOUSE, TOPSFIELD, MASS. JOHN BALCH HOUSE, BEVERLY, MASS OLD IRONWORKS HOUSE, SAUGUS, MASS. WHIPPLE HOUSE, IPSWICH, MASS TRISTRAM COFFIN HOUSE, NEWBURY, MASS HYLAND HOUSE, GUILFORD, CONN ABRAHAM BROWNE JR. HOUSE, WATERTOWN, MASS HASKELL HOUSE, WEST GLOUCESTER, MASS HOUSE IN ROCKPORT, MASS LINSLEY HOMESTEAD, NORTHFORD, CONN OGDEN HOUSE, FAIRFIELD, CONN HATHAWAY HOUSE, SALEM, MASS LYE COBBLER'S SHOP, SALEM, MASS LONGFELLOW'S WAYSIDE INN HOUSE OF THE CONCORD ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES, SALEM, MASS PARDEE-MORRIS HOUSE, NEW HAVEN, CONN HOUSE IN REDDING CONN WARNER HOUSE, PORTSMOUTH, NH ROYALL HOUSE MEDFORD, MASS JOHN PAUL JONES HOUSE, PORTSMOUTH, NH SHORT HOUSE, NEWBURY, MASS BUBIER HOUSE, MARBLEHEAD, MASS HOUSE..

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$28.99  $21.74
colonial williamsburg its buildings and gardens kocher dearstyne book
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Vintage hard covered book titled  COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG  Its Buildings and Gardens  A Study of Virginia's Restored Capital, by A. Lawrence Kocher and Howard Dearstyne, 1949, 104 pages. Topics include: THE VIRGINIA PLANTERS' CAPITAL BUILDING S& BUILDERS OF WILLIAMSBURG THE MANNER OF FURNISHINGS THE GARDENS OF WILLIAMSBURG THE RESTORATION OF AN AMERICAN TOWN A PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR OF WILLIAMSBURG THE GOVERNOR'S PALACE< THE GEORGE WYTHE HOUSE BRUTON PARISH CHURCH THE COURT HOSE OF 1770 THE MAGAZINE THE LUDWELL PARADISE HOUSE RALEIGH TAVERN THE CAPITOL THE PUBLIC GAOL HOUSES & OUTBUILDINGS GATES & FENCES THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY ARTS & CRAFTS WILLIAMSBURG SHOPPING DISTRICT This book is in VG condition, with pages clean and intact, and the binding is tight.  The dust jacket has some small tears & scuffing at ..

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$19.99  $14.99
drawing architecture creative approach paul hogarth book
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Soft covered book titled DRAWING ARCHITECTURE A Creative Approach by Paul Hogarth, 1979, 192 pages, 118 black & white illustrations, 8 full color plates. ISBN: 0823013642 The author discusses the tools and materials that are needed: pens, inks, pencils, felt-tipped markers, watercolors, papers, and sketchbooks. As drawing architecture often requires the artist to go on location, easily transportable supplies are given special attention. Related problems, such as how to handle the curious bystander, are also discussed. He also explores the possibility of using systems of perspective, such as those used in ancient Egyptian and Chinese art, in addition to classic Western perspective. Every one of the illustrations is accompanied by an informative caption, describing not only the materials and techniques used, but also the behind the scenes adventures that accompanied each drawing, with valuable tips that the reader can use in his own drawings. This book is in ..

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$12.00  $9.00
frank lloyd wright spencer hart buildings architecture book
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Hard covered book titled FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Spencer Hart, 1993. 127 pages. ISBN 156619184X During a career that spanned more than 70 years, Frank Lloyd Wright became America's best know and most celebrated architect. He remains the single greatest influence on twentieth century design in America, and was the first American to exert significant influence on the international scene. It contains more than 100 full color and black and white photographs of exteriors and interiors of Wright's most admired buildings and many of his architectural plans and drawings. This book is in VG+ condition, pages are clean and intact, and the binding is tight. A wonderful addition to any Frank Lloyd Wright library. ..

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$10.00  $7.50
houston architectural ballade texas signed by valentin l gertsman book
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Hard covered book titled HOUSTON ARCHITECTURAL BALLADE  by Valentin L. Gertsman, First Edition, Limited Copies, 2000, with glossy dust jacket, 127 pages, black cloth bound with silver lettering. SIGNED by author. This book contains 104 photographs based on contemporary architecture and outdoor sculptures of Houston. The composite photographs in Chapter Three are abstract and symbolize some of the most important aspects of the city's life as capital of the international oil industry and center of medicine, space exploration, and cultures. Topics include:   TRIBUTE TO OLD IMAGE ONE AFTERNOON MODERN IMAGE GERTSMAN'S ARCHITECTURE AN ARCHITECTURAL BALLAD IMAGINARY HOUSTON SYMBOLS IN CONCLUSION This elegant book is in VG+ condition, pages are clean and intact, and the binding is tight. ..

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$71.99  $53.99
identifying american architecture 1600-1945 john blumenson book
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Soft covered book titled IDENTIFYING AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE A Pictorial Guide to Styles and Terms, 1600-1945, by John Blumenson, 1982, 120 pages. ISBN 0393014282 There are 214 photographs contained in this book, which enables you to determine styles and identify architectural terms by comparing real buildings.  It is in VG condition. Pages clean and intact,  binding is tight. Would make a fabulous addition to your library. ..

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$20.00  $15.00
language of post modern architecture charles jencks design book
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Soft covered book titled The Language of POST MODERN ARCHITECTURE by Charles Jencks, Third Revised Enlarged Edition, 1981, 152 pages. Topics include: THE DEATH OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE THE MODES OF ARCHITECTURAL COMMUNICATION POST MODERN ARCHITECTURE Chapters include: CRISIS IN ARCHITECTURE UNIVALENT FORM UNIVALENT FORMALIST & INADVERTENT SYMBOLISTS UNIVALENT CONTENT METAPHOR WORDS SYNTAX SEMANTICS HISTORICISM, THE BEGINNING OF PM STRAIGHT REVIVALISM NEO VERNACULAR ADHOCISM + URBANIST = CONTEXTUAL METAPHOR & METAPHYSICS POST MODERN SPACE CONCLUSION - RADICAL ECLECTICISM? POSTSCRIPT - TOWARDS RADICAL ECLECTICISM This book is in VG condition,  pages clean and intact, and the binding is tight. A must have for any library! ..

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$14.99  $11.24