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Vitruvius Britannicus: Second Series

by J. Badeslade, J. Rocque, John Woolfe & James Gandon Dover Publications (September 12, 2011)

This magnificent volume comprises three folios, originally published between 1739 and 1771. More than 100 plates depict facades, ground plans, exterior elevations, and perspective views of grand Neo-Palladian...


The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Vol. 1

by Leonardo Da Vinci Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Volume 1 of 2-volume set. Total of 1,566 extracts includes writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, mining, inventions, and music. Dual Italian-English texts, with 186 plates plus over 500 additional...


The Fountains of Rome: Selected Plates from the Classic "Le Fontane Di Roma," 1660-1675

by Giovanni Battista Falda & Giovanni Francesco Venturini Dover Publications (February 20, 2014)

These rare 17th-century views of celebrated Roman fountains and gardens constitute some of the finest landscape drawings of the Italian Baroque period. This is the only edition in print of these outstanding...


A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture

by William Chambers Dover Publications (October 30, 2011)

Beautiful reproduction of a 1791 classic describes the qualifications and duties of an architect. The 55 superb plates depict ornate compartments for coved ceilings; pedestals for columns; arches; balusters;...


Durer's Drawings for the Prayer-Book of Emperor Maximilian I: 53 Plates

by Albrecht Durer Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

These 45 pages of marginal drawings for Holy Roman Emeperor's prayer book, unknown for 300 years till their 1808 facsimile publication, reveal the artist's lighthearted and witty side.


Fantastic Gothic and Renaissance Ornament

by Rudolf Berliner Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Beasts of myth and legend, writhing foliage, dancing symbols of fate — this spectacular compendium of 15th- and 18th-century designs features 127 black-and-white illustrations from the far corners of the imagination....


Barns, Sheds and Outbuildings: A Practical Guide

by Byron D. Halsted Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Earthy, barn-building theories of 1881 extend to dog- and bird-houses and are based upon principles that still shine brightly today: light and air, space, cost, beauty, and convenience. 257 illustrations.


History of Greek Culture

by Jacob Burckhardt Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Monumental survey explores regional variations, virtues, and faults of city-states, discusses the fine arts, examines poesy and music, and presents perceptive accounts of enduring Greek achievements in philosophy,...


The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age: All 203 Photographs from Artistic Houses, with New Text

by Arnold Lewis, James Turner & Steven McQuillin Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Rare photographs recall interiors of late Victorian mansions belonging to William H. Vanderbilt, J. P. Morgan, U. S. Grant, and many others. New informative text.


Leonardo on the Human Body

by Leonardo Da Vinci Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Here are clear reproductions of over 1,200 anatomical drawings by one of humanity's greatest geniuses — still considered, nearly five centuries later, the finest ever rendered. 215 plates.


Western Islamic Architecture: A Concise Introduction

by John D. Hoag Dover Publications (July 18, 2012)

Profusely illustrated critical appraisal vividly describes the glories of world architecture, from Spain and Egypt to other areas of the Middle East.


The Colonial Architecture of Salem

by Frank Cousins & Phil M. Riley Dover Publications (December 30, 2011)

Profusely illustrated study offers chronological view of Salem architecture from 1626 to 1818. Detailed descriptions and more than 250 rare illustrations of over 100 buildings — House of the Seven Gables,...


Brunelleschi: Studies of His Technology and Inventions

by Frank D. Prager & Gustina Scaglia Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

Comprehensive book describes how Filippo Brunelleschi built the dome of Florence's famed cathedral: masonry techniques, construction concepts, and more. 28 halftones. 18 line illustrations.


The Medieval Sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourt

by Villard de Honnecourt & Theodore Bowie Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Reliable and contemporaneous graphic observations of everyday life in 13th-century France by an artist/draftsman responsible for creating one of the most treasured documents in art history. 73 black-and-white...


Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century

by Emile Mâle Dover Publications (October 19, 2012)

Classic by noted art historian focuses on French cathedrals of the 13th century as apotheosis of medieval style. Iconography, bestiaries, illustrated calendars, gospels, secular history, many other aspects....


Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings

by Edward S. Morse Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

In this book the author writes about the more than 4 years he spent visiting hundreds of Japanese homes and learning as much as possible about their construction, design, furnishings, and relative merits. 307...


The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen

by Howard Carter & A. C. Mace Dover Publications (September 21, 2012)

This book captures the painstaking, step-by-step process of excavation, and the wonders of the treasure-filled inner chamber. 106 on-the-spot photographs depict the phases of the discovery and the scrupulous...


Visions of Camelot: Great Illustrations of King Arthur and His Court

by Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

This collection of 148 color and black-and-white illustrations presents unique interpretations of the enduringly popular Arthurian legends by a variety of artists, including Wyeth, Beardsley, Flint, and Pyle....


Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House: The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece

by Donald Hoffmann Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Painstakingly researched and illuminating account of the making of the Fred C. Robie home. Revealing family documents, excerpts from a 1958 interview with Fred Robie, and 160 black-and-white illustrations.


Roman Mosaics: Over 60 Full-Color Images from the 4th Through the 13th Centuries

by Joseph Wilpert Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Steeped in religious imagery, this glorious collection spotlights over 60 priceless examples of ancient tile art featuring images of Christ, apostles such as Bartholomew, Peter, and Paul, and numerous biblical...


The Metropolis of Tomorrow

by Hugh Ferriss Dover Publications (February 15, 2012)

The metropolis of the future — as perceived by architect Hugh Ferriss in 1929 — was both generous and prophetic in vision. This illustrated essay on the modern city and its future features 59 illustrations....


Small Houses of the Twenties: The Sears, Roebuck 1926 House Catalog

by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Excellent reproduction of rare catalog describes 86 different houses and bungalows in over 300 photographs, illustrations, and floor plans. Text provides complete descriptions.


Sears House Designs of the Thirties

by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Dover Publications (June 27, 2012)

68 Sears-designed homes display handsome exterior and interior views — with vestibules, breakfast alcoves, massive chimneys, unusual roof lines, and other attractive features. Over 200 black-and-white illustrations....


The Disasters of War

by Francisco Goya Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

Visual indictment of war's horrors, modeled after Spanish insurrection (1808), the resultant Peninsular War and following famine. Miseries of war graphically demonstrated in 83 prints.


Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana House

by Donald Hoffmann Dover Publications (September 03, 2013)

Handsome pictorial essay documents creation of this residential masterpiece with over 160 interior and exterior photos, plans, elevations, sketches, and studies while an informative text scrutinizes its history,...


Pictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Architectural Plans, Details and Elements: With 1880 Line Drawings of Arches, Domes, Doorways, Facades, Gables, Win

by John Theodore Haneman Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Sourcebook of inspiration for architects, designers, others. 1880 line drawings on 70 plates. Bibliography. Captions.


Arabian Nights Illustrated: Art of Dulac, Folkard, Parrish and Others

by Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Inspired by tales of Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba, and other exotic characters, this original collection features more than 185 color and black-and-white images by acclaimed artists from the Golden Age of Illustration....


Craftsman Bungalows: Designs from the Pacific Northwest

by Yoho & Merritt Dover Publications (February 15, 2012)

This reprint of a rare catalog, showcasing the charming simplicity and cozy style of Craftsman bungalows, is filled with photos of completed homes, plus floor plans and estimated costs. An indispensable resource...


Sears Modern Homes, 1913

by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Dover Publications (September 25, 2012)

Reproduced from a rare edition, this book features 112 designs for homes of "comfort and refinement," with external views, floor plans, and other details. 400 illustrations.


Universal Millwork Catalog, 1927: Over 500 Designs for Doors, Windows, Stairways, Cabinets and Other Woodwork

by Universal Catalog Bureau Dover Publications (March 13, 2012)

Featured items include French doors, windows and sashes, blinds, colonnades, window seats, and other interior and exterior elements. Captions. 326 black-and-white illustrations.


Victorian House Designs in Authentic Full Color: 75 Plates from the "Scientific American -- Architects and Builders Edition," 1885-1894

by Blanche Cirker Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Exquisitely detailed, exceptionally handsome designs for an enormous variety of attractive city dwellings, spacious suburban and country homes, charming "cottages" and other structures — all accompanied by...


The New Vision: Fundamentals of Bauhaus Design, Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture

by László Moholy-Nagy & Daphne M. Hoffmann Dover Publications (February 15, 2012)

This book, a valuable introduction to the Bauhaus movement, is generously illustrated with examples of students' experiments and typical contemporary achievements. The text also contains an autobiographical...


Doré's Knights and Medieval Adventure

by Gustave Doré & Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

This original collection assembles 86 of Doré's best depictions of knights and their adventures from Idylls of the King, Don Quixote, Orlando Furioso, Michaud's History of the Crusades, Rabelais, and other...


Doré's Illustrations of the Crusades

by Gustave Doré Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

All 100 original plates from 19th-century classic, including The Massacre of Antioch, The Road to Jerusalem, The Baptism of Infidels, The Battle of Lepanto, many more. Magnificent, royalty-free illustrations...


Doré's Illustrations for "Idylls of the King"

by Gustave Doré Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

36 splendid illustrations, accompanied by quotes from Tennyson's poem, dramatically recapture the love story of Lancelot and Guinevere, the tale of the fair Elaine, and more.


The American Vignola: A Guide to the Making of Classical Architecture

by William R. Ware Dover Publications (June 27, 2012)

This includes tables of the Classical Orders, measured drawings of monuments, and practical instruction on classical design. 304 illustrations.


Victorian City and Country Houses: Plans and Details

by Geo E. Woodward Dover Publications (June 05, 2012)

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.


Winckelmann's Images from the Ancient World: Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian

by Johann Joachim Winckelmann & Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

Assembled by the father of modern art history, this landmark 1767 publication features more than 200 fine engravings. Its fascinating panorama of images from classical civilizations includes informative text...


Mexican Painters: Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, and Other Artists of the Social Realist School

by MacKinley Helm Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

Definitive introduction to art and artists of Mexico during great artistic movements of the '20s and '30s. Discussion of Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, Galvan, Cantú, Meza, many others. History, tradition, social...


Victorian Brick and Terra-Cotta Architecture in Full Color: 160 Plates

by Pierre Chabat Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Rare portfolio of 541 beautiful full-color architectural drawings illustrating the imaginative use of brickwork and terra-cotta appliqués in Victorian revival styles. 682 illustrations. Captions. Publisher's...


The Seven Lamps of Architecture

by John Ruskin Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Classic work by great Victorian expresses his deepest convictions of the nature and role of architecture and its aesthetics. Authoritative edition includes reproductions of 14 plates of Ruskin's architectural...


Leonardo Drawings

by Leonardo Da Vinci Dover Publications (April 17, 2012)

A representative selection of Leonardo's various achievements: drawings of plants, landscapes, human face and figure, and more, as well as studies for The Last Supper and more. 60 illustrations.


Point and Line to Plane

by Wassily Kandinsky Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

This famous work by a pioneer in the movement to free art from the bonds of tradition explores the role of the line, point, and other key elements of non-objective painting. 127 illustrations.


Classic Houses of the Twenties

by Loizeaux Dover Publications (September 25, 2012)

Rare plan book published by Loizeaux building-supply and lumber companies of New Jersey in 1927. Illustrations and floor plans for 134 houses — Colonial, Gothic, Modern English, Italian, and other styles....


Doré's London: All 180 Illustrations from London, A Pilgrimage

by Gustave Doré Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

All drawings from the 1872 classic, including perceptive sketches of workaday London, thieves gambling, flower girls, waifs and strays, prisoners in the Newgate exercise yard, and a wedding at the Abbey.


William Blake's Divine Comedy Illustrations: 102 Full-Color Plates

by William Blake Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

Commissioned in 1824 — just three years before his death — Blake's sublime watercolors are peerless interpretations of Dante's vision of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven and range from finished pieces to rough...


Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture

by Cyril M. Harris Dover Publications (January 31, 2013)

This massive compendium contains over 2,000 line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient...


The Ten Books on Architecture

by Vitruvius Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

The oldest and most influential book ever written on architecture, this volume describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion as well as the ancients' methods, materials, and aesthetics....


The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: A Photographic Record

by Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (August 01, 2012)

128 rare, vintage photographs: 200 buildings — 79 of foreign governments, 38 of U.S. states — the original ferris wheel, first midway, Edison's kinetoscope, much more. 128 black-and-white photographs. Captions....


Poetics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (February 01, 2012)

Extraordinarily influential treatise on fine art contains seminal ideas on nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music and more. Catharsis, tragic flaw, unities of time and place, other concepts.