100 Victorian Architectural Designs for Houses and Other Buildings


Author: A. J. Bicknell & Co.

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486146197

Category: House & Home

Page: 80

View: 7099

Originally published in 1878, this now-rare collection of designs supplies views of a remarkable variety of modestly priced structures: houses, villas, cottages, many others. 98 black-and-white illustrations.

Authentic Victorian Villas and Cottages

Over 100 Designs with Elevations and Floor Plans


Author: Isaac H. Hobbs

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147177

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 7810

DIVWide array of magnificent homes of the period, among them an ornate Gothic suburban residence, with parlor, sitting room, dressing rooms, six bedrooms, and two baths for $33,000. 122 engravings. /div

Country Houses and Seaside Cottages of the Victorian Era


Author: William T. Comstock

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486259727

Category: Architecture

Page: 43

View: 4466

Forty-four authentic and charming designs for vacation homes in varied styles and sizes, most low-to-medium budget, with perspective views, elevations, and floor plans. 200 illustrations.

Houses from Books

Treatises, Pattern Books, and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950: A History and Guide


Author: Daniel D. Reiff

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271044194

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

View: 8051

Many homes across America have designs based on plans taken from pattern books or mail-order catalogs. In Houses from Books, Daniel D. Reiff traces the history of published plans and offers the first comprehensive survey of their influence on the structure and the style of American houses from 1738 to 1950. Houses from Books shows that architectural publications, from Palladio&’s I Quattro Libri to Aladdin's Readi-Cut Homes, played a decisive role in every aspect of American domestic building. Reiff discusses the people and the firms who produced the books as well as the ways in which builders and architects adapted the designs in communities throughout the country. His book also offers a wide-ranging analysis of the economic and social conditions shaping American building practices. As architectural publication developed and grew more sophisticated, it played an increasingly prominent part in the design and the construction of domestic buildings. In villages and small towns, which often did not have professional architects, the publications became basic resources for carpenters and builders at all levels of expertise. Through the use of published designs, they were able to choose among a variety of plans, styles, and individual motifs and engage in a fruitful dialogue with past and present architects. Houses from Books reconstructs this dialogue by examining the links between the published designs and the houses themselves. Reiff&’s book will be indispensable to architectural historians, architects, preservationists, and regional historians. Realtors and homeowners will also find it of great interest. A catalog at the end of the book can function as a guide for those attempting to locate a model and a date for a particular design. Houses from Books contains a wealth of photographs, many by the author, that enhance its importance as a history and guide.

Victorian City and Country Houses

Plans and Details


Author: Geo E. Woodward

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613749X

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 4732

Detailed volume includes 100 front and side elevations, floor plans for five city houses, a country house with a French roof, a summer house, various cottages, more.

Authentic Color Schemes for Victorian Houses

Comstock's Modern House Painting, 1883


Author: Ehrick Kensett Rossiter,Frank Ayers Wright

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486417745

Category: Architecture

Page: 20

View: 6118

Plates are generally for exterior painting, but a few plates are for interiors, i.e. fireplace surrounds, hallways, and ceilings.