Описание: This classic portfolio uses elevations, floor plans, and other line drawings by Scotland's first great classical architect to document the high Scottish style of the eighteenth century. It was assembled by William Adam (1689-1748), whose sons were the developers of the "Adam style," and published posthumously in 1812. The elder Adamdesigned, extended, and remodeled numerous country homes and undertook many public contracts. Vitruvius Scoticus's 160 plates include 100 of his own designs. Unlike the Vitruvius Britannicus books, this volume features plans for many smaller buildings that served as models for American builders and architects of the nineteenth century. Its engravings include images of such stately homes as Mavisbank House, Haddo House, and Fasque House; Hamilton Palace, one of the nation's grandest homes, and Holyrood Palace, the official residence of the monarch in Scotland; and a series of bridges at Inveraray in the county of Argyll.Never before available in an affordable edition, this volume is an essential reference for architectural historians and students. It includes an Introduction and Notes to the Plates by James Simpson.
Описание: Excellent sourcebook includes elevations of building fronts as well as enlarged drawings of architectural elements incorporated in these facades: residential entrances, cornices, a curved roof, dormer window, and much more. Indispensable archive for preservationists, restorationists, architectural h
Описание: A rich reliable record of floor plans and line illustrations for 118 houses, cottages and villas—from the late Victorian era (ca. 1880-1900)—is reprinted directly from the pages of SHOPPELL’S CATALOGS, comprising an authentic and revealing source of late Victorian American architec
Описание: Created by a noted Knoxville, Tennessee, firm with a successful mail-order business, this architectural snapshot features working floor plans and fine drawings of over 80 distinctive vintage dwellings. Ranging from modest to magnificent, they include Georgians, colonials, country homes, cottages, and many other models.
Описание: Complete reprint of charming, turn-of-the-century collection includes stylish private homes ranging from a two-story cottage with a servant's room costing $1,000, to a two-story house with five bedrooms and four fireplaces, priced at $3,300. Invaluable to house restorers, preservationists, and architectural historians. 165 black-and-white illustrations.