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A Field Guide to the Folk Architecture of the Northeastern United States. Geography Publications at Dartmouth No. 8. Special Edition on Geographical Lore

By: Pillsbury, Richard; Kardos, Andrew

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hanover, Dartmouth College,


Original wraps. 99 pages. With many drawings and black and white photos throughout. An examination of houses and other architecture influenced by the various immigrant groups in the United States, with focus on the New England, Pennsylvania and Chesapeake areas. GOOD condition, EX-MUSEUM LIBRARY (Strawbery Banke), with a pocket, pastedown and spine label present, taped to the center front cover. A few library stamps and call numbers present on the interior. General fadi... View more info

A New Wave of Japanese Architecture. Catalogue 10. September 25, 1978 to November 14, 1978

By: Frampton, Kenneth (introduction).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: No Place, The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, 1978


Glossy wraps. Squarish quarto. 102 pp. Black and white photos and line drawings throughout. A catalog to accompany a 1978 exhibition of then contemporary architecture from Japan, featuring a collection of essays by architects and others from Japan, commenting on specific designs and structures, as well as theories prevalent in current Japanese architecture. This includes essays by Takefumi Aida, Tadao Ando, Hiromi Fujii, Hiroshi Hara, Monta Mozuna, etc. GOOD condition. View more info

A Study in Cultural Persistence With Special Reference to American Colonial Architecture

By: Hammond, Jr, Roland B.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: No Place, Self Published,


Self published. No date. Bound in red cloth. 90 numbered pages, single sided, plus an introduction and bibliography. Apparently typewritten. With several hand drawn illustrations of architectural features, as well as a few small black and white photos, once tipped in, but now loose due to deterioration of the glue. A scholarly study of cultural persistence as demonstrated in American colonial architecture, asserting that while the Pilgrims and early colonists broke with ... View more info

American House

By: No Author Given

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Japan, Foundation for Pension Housing Fund, 1986


Pale blue-green cloth. No jacket. 288 pages. With full page color photos throughout, as well as a few maps. ALL TEXT IN JAPANESE. A primarily photo history of American house architecture and design, depicting both exteriors and interiors of houses in the English tradition, as well as Hudson River Valley and Dutch tradition, English tradition south, Federal and Greek revival, German and log tradition, French and Spanish tradition, Victorian houses and pioneers in modern h... View more info

American Public Architecture. European Roots and Native Expressions

By: Various Authors. Zabel, Craig (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Pennsylvania State University Press, 1989


304 pp. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout. A collection of essays on American public architecture and the influence of European elements. With essays such as : the park cemeterey-its wesrern migration; the disquieting progress of Chicago; Frank Lloyd Wright as the Anti-Victor Hugo; the architecture, urbanism, and economics of Chicago's North Michigan Avenue; tanks and towers-waterworks in America; George Grant Elmslie-turning the jewel box into a bank h... View more info

Among Old Portsmouth Houses

By: May, Ralph

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Wright and Potter Printing Co, 1946


39 pages. Illustrated. History and descriptions, including photographs, of some of the older, grander houses of Portsmouth, NH, mentioning the Warner, Samuel Langdon, Purcell-Lord Houses, among others. GOOD condition. Minor to moderate foxing and staining to the covers. Light soiling. Minor bumping and scuffing along the extremities. Interior clean and solid. View more info

Andean Quarterly. Winter 1943

By: Gropius, Walter; Wagner, Martin et al

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Santiago, Chile, No Publisher Given, 1943


53 pp plus ads. Includes a piece by the Bauhaus school founder, Walter Gropius, titled "The New City Pattern for the People and by the People," discussing visions for city planning and infrastructure. Also featured are articles on medicine, libraries as well as a short work of fiction by Olegario Lazo Baeza, translated into English. In GOOD condition. LACKING a frontis water color painting. Moderate fading to the wraps, with mostly minor soiling. Uneven minor dar... View more info

Architectural Guide for Connecticut. The Connecticut Tercentenary 1635-1935

By: Kelly, J. Frederick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press, 1935


Blue printed wraps. 44 pp. With a few illustrations and floor plans. Map endpapers. A guide to houses of various architectural styles/periods in Connecticut, providing a summary of the architecture of each period (ranging from 1635 to 1935) and then listing houses, with architectural history/descriptions, that fit each period. This includes the Whitfield House, the Gleason House, the Wheeler-Beecher House, the Joseph Webb House and others. VERY GOOD condition. General fa... View more info

Architectural Record. Apartments. February 1948.

By: Neutra, Richard (architect) et al.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Concord, NH, F.W. Dodge Corportation, 1948


Illustrated wraps. Quarto. 220 pp. Black and white photos and drawings throughout, as well as many ads. An issue of this magazine devoted to architecture, covering many recent and proposed projects, with this month focusing on apartment projects (but also containing designs for a processing plant, hospitals, etc.). Of note is a two page spread of designs by noted Austrian-American Modernist architect Richard Neutra for cooperative apartments near the Sierras. GOOD condit... View more info

Architecture in Colonial Massachusetts. a Conference Held By the Colonial Society of Massachusetts September 19 and 20, 1974

By: Various Authors

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1979


234 pp including index. With black and white illustrations throughout. A collection of essays examining various aspects of architecture in colonial Massachusetts, including chapters on the early history of the Paul Revere House, the Royall House of Medford, Plymouth Colony architecture, the James Blake house, measured drawings of the Hancock House by John Hubbard Sturgis, etc. EX-MUSEUM LIBRARY in GOOD condition. Pocket, pastedown and spine label present. General fading... View more info

Arts in the '20s. Architecture and Decorative Arts in Europe

By: Papini, Roberto

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Verba Volant/Verbavolant, Publisher, 2005


Dark beige cloth in unclipped jacket. Folio. 480 pp. Black and white photos throughout. Originally published in Italy in 1930 as L'Arti d'Oggi, this reprint offers a first look in English, at the Bauhaus, Art Deco and Modernist trends in architecture and decorative arts during the 1920s, being primarily a visual source accompanied by explanatory captions. VERY GOOD condition. Minor scuffing, wrinkling and fading to the jacket. Very light fading to the book. View more info

Image for Bauhaus Modern. Smith College Museum of Art. September 26-December 7, 2008

Bauhaus Modern. Smith College Museum of Art. September 26-December 7, 2008

By: Koehler, Karen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Northampton, MA, Smith College Museum of Art, Publisher, 2008


Illustrated wraps. Square quarto. 34 pp. Small color illustrations/photos throughout. A catalog to a 2008 exhibition of art, architecture and design produced by members of or those associated with, the Bauhaus School in Germany from 1919 to 1933. This includes a lengthy critical and historical essay on the Bauhaus, with the intent of the exhibition to present a comprehensive view of the Bauhaus by examining works in all mediums. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning, soiling... View more info

Building Portsmouth. The Neigborhoods and Architecture of New Hampshire's Oldest City

By: Candee, Richard M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A., Portsmouth Advocates, 1992


200 pages including index. With black and white photos, illustrations and floor plans throughout. A detailed history of the architecture of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, charting the various designs throughout the years. This includes 17th century plank-framed structures to mariner and craftsmen dwellings, Victorian suburbs, colonial and federal mansions, etc. VERY GOOD+ condition. Light rubbing and edgewear. View more info

Carolina Plantations. Lost Photographs from the Historic American Buildings Survey

By: Baldwin, William P. (editor).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charleston, SC, The History Press, 2007


Paperback. Oblong quarto. 162 pp. A primarily visual record of the various plantations and estate houses of the South Carolina region, with many photographs documenting plantations now lost, either from disuse, or lost due to war. This includes documenting of slave cabins, mansions, architecture, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor scuffing and a hint of curling to the covers. View more info

Connecticut River Valley Doorways. An eighteenth-century Flowering

By: Miller, Amelia.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Boston, Boston University for the Dublin Seminar of New England Folklife, 1983


Wraps. 148 pp. Black and white photos throughout. An illustrated and annotated checklist of 220 doorways in the Connecticut River valley area of Massachusetts and Connecticut, with an historical introduction discussing the origin, evolution and spread of this unique architectural design element. Examples of scroll, triangular and segmental pedimented doorways are provided, as well as flat-top doorways. VERY GOOD condition. Light fading, toning and edgewear. View more info