Dover (2006) unabridged republication of How to Build, Furnish and Decorate published by the Cooperative Building Plan Association, Architects, New York, 1897. 112pp. 9.375 x 12.25. Paperbound. ISBN-10: 0-486-44768-5. ISBN-13: 978-0-486-44768-1.
With its wealth of representative styles and its emphasis on craftsmanship and exterior design, the late-Victorian era ranks among the halcyon days in American house building. This survey of the era's traditional designs — reproduced from a rare edition — offers a complete and authentic guide to faithful restorations or re-creations.
A New York City - based firm prepared and published this catalog in 1897, selecting the very best models from more than 12000 houses built from their plans. Designed with style, utility, and low cost of construction uppermost in mind it features hundreds of illustrations, including perspective drawings and floor plans. Details of interior and esterior materials and potential modifications include remarks on the particular amenities of each house, plus estimates of building costs. Antique collectors, home hobbyists, and fans of traditional design will find this volume a valuable reference and an endless source of inspiration.
Cover design by Peter Donahue.
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