Описание: Here is the grand sweep of American domestic architecture . . . from mud pueblos to solar-heated contemporaries, from log cabins to town houses, from sod huts to Greek Revival mansions. Spanning roughly 500 years, the dwellings reveal a remarkable variety of styles and approaches. Noted illustrator A. G. Smith has rendered over forty extant structures in crisp, detailed drawings. Ranging from the Taos Pueblo (New Mexico, pre-sixteenth century) to a striking contemporary design by John Milnes Baker, the houses represent a host of native and European-inspired styles: Spanish Colonial Revival, Georgian, High-Victorian Gothic, Italianate, Second Empire, Stick Style, Richardson Romanesque, Beaux-Arts Classical, Prairie, and many others. Rich, informative captions date and identify each house as well as describing important architectural features, methods, and materials of construction and historical background, and showing how Old World architectural styles were adapted and modified in America. In addition to many hours of coloring fun, this book offers students, cultural historians, and Americana enthusiasts a step-by-step overview of the evolution of American architecture -- from its primitive origins to the technologically sophisticated homes of today.
Автор: Bridaham Lester Название: The Gargoyle Book: 572 Examples from Gothic Architecture ISBN: 0486447545 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486447544 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 3166 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Amid the soaring grandeur of arches and spires lurks a more down-to-earth architectural flourish: the grinning head of a gargoyle. Singly and clustered, these intriguing creatures form as distinctive an element of Gothic architecture as the flying buttress. Nowhere are they more prominent than along the walls of French cathedrals, and this magnificently illustrated volume prowls the ramparts of those medieval buildings to discover hundreds of authentic gargoyle carvings. According to tradition, the gargoyles were posted as sentries, to ward off malevolent spirits and to remind parishioners of the evil beyond the church doors. Author Lester Burbank Bridaham takes a more optimistic view. Noting the stone guardians' whimsical nature, he discusses the artisanal ingenuity involved in their creation. He also points out how they represented a rare sense of freedom in the Middle Ages, in terms of public satire and unbridled artistic enthusiasm. As this book reveals, the timeless appeal of the gargoyle -- whether symbolic, spiritual, decorative, or fanciful -- continues to captivate the imagination.
Автор: Chekhov Anton Название: Four Great Russian Plays ISBN: 0486434729 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486434728 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 483 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Masterpieces by great writers from the golden age of Russian theater: The Inspector General by Gogol; Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard; Gorky's The Lower Depths; and A Month in the Country by Turgenev. Essential reading for courses in modern theater, these widely acclaimed works will be appreciated, as well, by theatergoers and drama lovers.
Описание: First published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings offers a fascinating look at the maritime world of the eighteenth century, documenting merchant and naval ships from various countries. Seventy detailed illustrations chart vessel dimensions, crew size, storage capabilities, and manner of rigging for packet ships, pleasure boats, privateers, frigates, and other ships. Fredrik Henrik af Chapman (1721-1808) was a naval architect, a vice-admiral in the Swedish navy, and the author of several books on shipbuilding. This volume constitutes an indispensable treatise for model builders, naval historians, and maritime enthusiasts, as well as anyone who appreciates the art of drafting.
Автор: Lethaby W. R. Название: Architecture, Mysticism and Myth ISBN: 0486435199 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486435190 Издательство: Dover Цена: 2062 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: This profusely illustrated volume by a noted British architect and authority in the field focuses on monumental architecture constructed from 1730 to 1875, a period the author feels embodies the best in neoclassical architecture. Included are outstanding structures built in Great Britain and Ireland during four different phases - Roman Palladian (1730-1780), Greco-Roman (1780-1820), Greek (1820-1840), and neo-Grec and Italian (1840-1875). Beginning with the achievements of the great Georgian architect Sir William Chambers, and extending to the work of such major Victorian classicists as C. R. Cockerell and Harry Lonsdale Elmes, the buildings pictured and described here include a roster of masterpieces: The Customs House, Dublin; The Bank of England, Liverpool; Newgate Prison, London; The British Museum, London; The National Gallery, Edinburgh; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; St. George's Hall in Liverpool; the Landsdown Tower, Bath, and many more. Over 175 line drawings and halftones illustrate Sir Albert's detailed, perceptive and informative text. Enhanced with a new Introduction by H. Stafford Bryant, this classic study belongs in the libraries of architects, students of architectural history, and interested general readers.
Описание: The architectural designs of Batty Langley greatly influenced England's Gothic Revival movement in the second half of the eighteenth century. This volume (beautifully engraved by his brother Thomas), which completely reproduces the author's most famous and influential work, displays columns, entabla
Автор: Yarwood Doreen Название: A Chronology of Western Architecture ISBN: 0486476480 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486476483 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 2752 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Accessible to casual and serious readers alike, this comprehensive survey ranges from 2000 BC to the 1980s and features more than 1,000 chronologically arranged photographs and drawings. Each of the 105 two-page spreads represents a specific era and includes comments on architectural details and historical events of the period.
Автор: Proskouriakoff Tatiana Название: An Album of Maya Architecture ISBN: 0486424847 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486424842 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 2338 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Magnificent guide presents 36 sites from Central America and southern Mexico as they appeared more than a thousand years ago: Temple of the Cross, Palenque; Acropolis and Maya sweat bath, Piedras Negras; Red House and north terrace at Chichen Itza; more. Each illustration features text of archeological finds and line drawing of remains. 95 illustrations.
Описание: Profusely illustrated description and analysis of actual building practices: quarrying methods, dressing and laying blocks of stone, brickwork, masonry, pyramid construction, Egyptian mathematics, tools, much else. Nearly 270 photographs and illustrations of sites and excavations, quarries, building