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Classical Architecture

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Among the 18th century's most influential architectural designers and writers, Abraham Swan defined many conventions of English rococo detail. This reprint of an extremely rare and classic stylebook, compiled by the English architect nearly 250 years ago, provides outstanding examples of Palladian and Georgian architecture and design in colonial America and England.Included are floor plans, detailed elevations, and drawings for cornices, mouldings, and other decorative elements that…

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Built primarily between 1900 and 1920, the two flat represents another iconic Chicago home style. With a facade of either brick or greystone, the two-flat features a pair of stacked single-family homes, each with its own entrance. In Chicago, these homes solved the influx of European immigrants arriving in the late 1800s by building up instead of out. The result is an intergral part of Chicago's enduring aesthetic. For the two-flat lover in your life. Or just the passionate Chicago…

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"Vignola codified the rules of classical architecture for the Italian Renaissance . . . Ware codified Vignola for the American Renaissance." — John Barrington Bayley, from the Introductory Notes to The American VignolaFrom 1890 to 1940, Americans designed and built classical architecture on an extraordinary scale. During this American Renaissance were built countless libraries, museums, universities, courthouses, capitol buildings and other structures, both public and private, rich with…

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