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Building An Island

By Acconci, Vito / Acconci Studio

Mur Island, Graz / Austria, 2003. First edition, first printing. As new and bright illustrated boards with clean bright text. Beautifully illustrated throughout. The ever inventive Vito Acconci. Gift quality


Houseboat : Reflections of North America's Floating Homes ... History, Architecture, and Lifestyles.

By Ben Dennis and Betsy Case

Smuggler's Cove Publishing, 1977. First edition, first printing. Near fine pictorial stiff wraps and profusely illustrated color illustrated text, inside and outside the houseboat life. Intimate and encouraging with also a strong showcase of historical merit


Be in a Treehouse

By Nelson, Pete

Abrams, 2014. First edition. Fine and bright tall boards in like pictorial dustjacket with crisp bright text. Exquisite design and showcase, all in color. Profusely illustrated photographs from the field, the trees, the woods. Gift quality


Big House, Little House, Black House, Barn : The Connected Farm Buildings of New England

By Hubka, Thomas C.

University Press of New England, 1987. Near fine tall pictorial glossy wraps strong spine and clean text. A real masterwork showcasing the many connected long poems of New England with their various attachments of summer kitchens, back woodsheds, barns and just how to live in a location with four seasons. Well documented and historical



By Macauley, David

Houghton Mifflin, 1983. First Edition. SIGNED. Nicely inscribed and fully signed by the author and artist on the half title page. Fine and and bright red boards in very good price-clipped illustrated (Macauley) dustjacket with just the gentlest of use. NOT bound upside down, all is right side up. With light show of age tone mark to fore edge which bothers none of the text


The Vanishing American Outhouse : Privy Plans, Photographs, Poems and Folklore

By Barlow, Ronald S.

Windmill Publishing Company, 1989. Near fine tall glossy wraps strong spine and clean text. Everything you need, how to build it, situate, live it and how to remember its history. Well documented and gorgeous with its subject. Get an outhouse!


The Timeless Way of Building

By Alexander, Christopher

Oxford University Press, 1979. New and bright brown boards with gilt lettering in very close to fine illustrated dustjacket with just the slightest fade to spine. This is a classic and beautifully laid out and profuse with photographs from the field. Gift quality


Palladio in Print : An Exhibition of Books from Queen's University Library

By Pierre de la Ruffiniere du Prey / assisted by Portia Leggat

Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, 2008. First Edition. ... and Private Collections in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the birth of Andrea Palladio. 19 plates by this Italian architect and beautifully done. As new and bright oversize catalog. Gift quality


The Writings of Clarence S. Stein : Architect of the Planned Community

By Stein, Clarence S. / edited by Kermit Carlyle Parsons

The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. First edition. As new and bright slate blue boards in close to fine pictorial dustjacket with crisp bright text throughout. Elegant text and nicely illustrated with vintage photographs. Gift quality


The Owner-Built Log House, Living In Harmony with Your Environment

By Mackie, B. Allan

Firefly, 2001. First edition. As new and bright glossy pictorials wraps with crisp bright text throughout. Mackie knows his stuff and beautifully illustrated with many color photographs and diagrams that lead you to each building site



By Aikman, Anthony

Robert Hale, London, 1988. First edition. Fine and bright gray boards in like pictorial dustjacket with crisp bright text throughout. An interesting concept of the building of treehouses, both historical and adaptations. Beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout


Home Work : Handbuilt Shelter

By Kahn, Lloyd

Shelter Publications, 2004. Near fine tall pictorial wraps and beautifully illustrated throughout and profuse and complete. You will find few better books on the subject as this one, guided by its author Lloyd Kahn.


Colonial Architecture of Cape Cod Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard

By Poor, Alfred Easton

Dover, 1970. With 217 photographs and measured drawings. Near fine tall stiff illustrated wraps with crisp bright text throughout. Nicely illustrated with vintage photographs from the field. Tiny white label to opening flyleaf which bothers none of the text


English Cottages and Farmhouses

By Cook, Olive / Edwin Smith, photographs

Thames and Hudson, 1985. Fine and bright glossy pictorial stiff wraps with strong spine and clean text throughout. Profusely illustrated with a nicely informed text. Full title page with tiny white label to inside font flyleaf which bothers


All The Ways of Building

By Lamprey, L. . illustrated by Helene Carter

The Macmillan Company, 1966. Retired from one library and looking for a new one. Good reading copy hardcover. Nicely illustrated with dustjacket


La Citta Meridionale

By Leone, Bibi

Libreria Dante, Quattro Canti Di Citta, Palermo, 1994. First edition. Text in Italian. Near fine tall glossy stiff wraps with strong spine and clean text throughout. Profusely illustrated with drawings and diagrams


Indigenous African Architecture

By Gardi, Rene

Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1973. First edition. Fine and bright in very good pictorial price-clipped dustjacket. Quite handsome and beautifully illustrated with vintage photographs from the field showing close detail and historical background to traditional building and lifestyle in West Africa.


Ice Houses of Iran : Where, How, Why

By Jorgensen, Hemming

Mazda Publishers, 2012. First edition. 75


The Activist Drawing : Retracing Situationist Architectures from Constant's New Babylon to Beyond

By Edited by Catherine de Zegher and Mark Wigley

The Drawing Center, MIT Press, 2001. First edition. Gift quality. Fine and bright color pictorial hardcover with crisp bright text throughout. From an artist's scholar's private library with her small attractive book stamp to the opening flyleaf which actually enhances the book going nicely nicely with the design and subject matter throughout Beautifully illustrated throughout with a deeply realized text. Essays by Benjamin Buchloh, Mark Wigley, Rosallyn Deutsche, Anthony Fidler, Elizabeth Diller, Bernard Tschumi, Martha Rosler, Thomas McDonough and Catherine de Zegher. All beginning with the Dutch artist C. Nieuwehuys who developed his visionary architectural complex between 1956 anbd 1974. Emerging from discussions, a remarkable activist group. Concerned with the future of art in a technocratic world. These essays in the book explore many subjects including a wide range. They used this to reconsider the role of drawing in an electronic age. Gift quality all around


The Wright Style : Recreating the Spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright

By Lind, Carla

Simon & Schuster, 1992. Fine and bright red boards with gilt design and lettering in like illustrated dustjacket with crisp bright text throughout. Profusely illustrated showcasing the artist's work in the field as well as sumptuous interior shots. Gift quality


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