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Architecture in Chicago & Mid-America: A photographic History

by Andrew, Wayne

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1968
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1st edition
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Atheneum, NY, 1968. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Author Inscription.. ""It is happy fact and not a boast that in the last hundred years no nation in the world has matched the architecture of Chicago and the Middle West"" [Dust Jacket] 1st edition.
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Castles of Scotland

by Grimble, Ian

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Published
1988
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Fine
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1st edition
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BBC Books, London, 1988. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Scotland's past is intricately bound up with her fine heritage of castles, and in this book Ian Grimble examines the architecture and history of twelve of the country's most splendid examples: Edinburgh, Stirling, Blair, Inveraray, Culzean, Glamis, Brodie, Craigievar, Fyvie, Thirlestane, Floors and Dunrobin. Taking us on a chronological journey from… Read more
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Ghosts Along the Mississippi: The Magic of the Old Houses of Louisiana

by Laughlin, Clarence John

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Published
1961
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Fine
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1st edition
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Bonanza Books, NY, 1961. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fair. 100 photographs. Book is Fine; but dust jacket is only Fair, with significant chipping to the DJ on the spine. Large format book; will ship via Media Mail. 1ST THUS.
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Capability Brown and the Eighteenth Century English Landscape

by Turner, Roger

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Published
1985
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1st edition
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Rizzoli, NY, 1985. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "An introduction to the culture and society of 18th-century England by tracing the rise of the Landscape Movement. A carefully researched account of Lancelot Brown's humble origins and rising fortunes, his marriage and family, and the course of his career and mounting fame and recognition, culminating in his appointment as Master Gardener… Read more
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Lost Chicago

by Lowe, David

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Published
1985
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Fine
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1st edition
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American Legacy Press, NY, 1985. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Text and photographs seek to recapture the life and architecture of Chicago between 1833 and 1933, celebrating the fallen and razed private and public buildings and monuments of the Place of the Wild Onion." [Pub. Info] More than 200 historic photos. 1ST THUS.
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The Last of the Grand Hotels

by Kramer, J. J.

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Published
1978
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FINE
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1st edition
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Van Norstrand, NY, 1978. 1st edition. Hardcover. FINE/FINE. "Only a few remain. Once the last word in luxury, the grand hotel lives on today as an elegant monument to an age when America was young, rich, and innocent. 'The Last of the Grand Hotels' takes you on an escorted tour though magnificent survivors of a bygone era." [Pub. Info]… Read more
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The Oxford Companion To Gardens

by Jellicoe, Sir Geoffrey et al (editors)

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Published
1991
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Fine
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1st edition
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Oxford, NY, 1991. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Covers the history and design of gardens all over the world (earliest recorded known to the present day, small private gardens to the vast public park at Versailles, from the secret gardens of Arab princes to legendary gardens that no longer exist." [Pub. Info] 250 halftone illustrations of gardens (paintings and engravings,… Read more
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English Country Style

by Gilliatt, Mary

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Published
1986
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Fine
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1st edition
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Little, Brown, Boston, 1986. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "This illustrated guide to the English country style of home decoration features a history of English country taste, an illustrated survey of country houses, manors, cottages, and town houses." [Pub. Info] English country house interiors; numerous color photographs. Large format; will ship via Media Mail. 1ST EDITION.
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English Country: Living in England's Private Houses

by Seebohm, Caroline and Christopher Simon Sykes

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Published
1987
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Fine
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1st edition
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Clarkson N. Potter, NY, 1987. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "A guided tour of England's country houses, to reveal the beauty, graciousness, and idiosyncrasies of rural English life. 350 full-color photographs." [Pub. Info] House biographies. Large format; will ship via Media Mail. 1ST EDITION.
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Hyde Park Houses: An Informal History 1856-1910

by Block, Jean F.

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Published
1978
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Fine
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1st edition
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U. of Chicago, Chicago, 1978. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Houses typifying nineteenth-century domestic architecture mark the development of Hyde Park from prairie settlement to urban community in this illustrated record containing photographs, maps, and architects' biographies." [Pub. Info] Hyde Park-Kenwood was Chicago's first suburb. Historic and contemporary photographs. 1ST EDITION.
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A Pictorial History of Architecture in America [2 volumes in one]

by Smith, G. E. Kidder

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Published
1981
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Fine
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1st edition
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American HIstory Press, NY, 1981. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 1ST EDITION.
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Historic Midwest Houses

by Drury, John

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Published
c. 1947
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Very Good
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The University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, c. 1947. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. "Perhaps the most appealing relics of great men and women - and of those not so great - are the homes in which they lived. For just as a man is known by the company he keeps, so, too, is he known by the house he… Read more
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A Guide to Early American Homes - North and - South [2 volumes]

by Pratt, Dorothy and Richard

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Published
c. 1956
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McGraw-Hill Book Company, NY, c. 1956. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. ""To know the early homes of America is to share in the courage, ingenuity, and high standards of craftsmanship that characterized the men who built them. North: 950 homes. South: 850 homes."" [Dust Jackets] Both books are in Very Good condition with some fading on the covers and the… Read more
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A Treasury of Early American Homes

by Pratt, Richard

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Published
c. 1949
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Very Good
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Whittlesey House; McGraw-Hill Book Company, NY, c. 1949. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket. "Here in this country, instead of palaces, temples, tombs, or cathedrals, the real historical monuments are the fine old homes that tell the history of the way people lived when the nation was young." [Foreword] Minor wear to book cover with chipping at top and bottom… Read more
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Wren's London

by de Mare, Eric

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Published
1975
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Fine
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The Folio Society, London, 1975. Hardcover. Fine /Fine. "In four terrifying days and nights in September 1666, the Great Fire of London consumed four-fifths of the entire CityÉ Incredibly, within only six days, Wren presented his plan for a new splendid city to the King, a plan which if it had not been rejeced, would... have made London… Read more
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Florence: Its History -The Medici - The Humanists - Letters - Arts

by Yriarte, Charles; Photogravures by W. H. Gilbo, NY

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Published
1977?
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Fine
Edition
Special edition
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The John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia PA, 1977?. Special edition. Hardcover. Fine /Near Fine slipcase. "Rome,like the rest of Italy, acknowledged the superiority of Florence comparable to Athens itself, and all the cities of Italy did homage to her genius... In the course of a century, from Dante and Giotto to the first of the Medici, from the… Read more
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The City as a Work of Art: London, Paris and Vienna

by Olsen, Donald J

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Published
1986
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2nd edition
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Yale Univerisity, New Haven CT & The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1986. 2nd edition. hardcover. Fine/Fine. A look specifically at three cities (London, Paris, Vienna) whose 19th century planners and architects designed to reflect the values and needs of the upper classes. Public buildings and homes fit together in a comprehensive plan that can be seen… Read more
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The Rembrandt House: The Prints, Drawings and Paintings

by Ornstein-Van Slooten, Eva; Marijke Holtrop and Peter Schatborn; translated by Harry Lake

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Not dated
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Waanders Publishers; Zwolle Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, Not dated. Soft Cover. Fine. "The house on the Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam, where Rembrandt lived for more than twenty years, was opened as a museum in 1911. The complete collection of the Rembrandthuis, comprising more than 250 etchings as well as a number of drawings and paintings, have been included in… Read more
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France Gothique

by Hubert, George, Photographs and Text.

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Ides et Calendes, Neuchettl, Switzerland, No date. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Franco-Roman art... merged, towards the middle of the XIIth century, with the Gothic... Art known as Romanesque is thick-set and sturdy, ample of form and somewhat arbitrarily decorated, yet, at the same time, expressive and even... 'expressionistic'. Lofty in structure and logically conceived, it is... completely opposed to… Read more
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Six Lectures on Architecture: By Ralph Adams Cram; Thomas Hastings; Claude Bragdon

by Cram, Ralph Adams; Thomas Hastings; Claude Bragdon

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Published
1968
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Fine
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Books for Libraries Press, Inc., Freeport, NY , 1968. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. This book includes six lectures; two from each speaker as part of the Scammon Lectures, the eleventh [1915] lectures of the series presented annually at the Art Institute of Chicago. The lectures are presented by distinguished speakers on topics related to the history, theory, and practice… Read more
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