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It's Summer at the Rarebookstore!
In July, we are heading to the Traditional Building Show in Boston.
There will be several authors signing books including Steven Mouzon, Virginia McAlester and John Massengale.
The website is http://traditionalbuildingshow.com/
We hope to see you at our booth!
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[Urban Studies]. Dover, Victor and Massengale, John. Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014. First edition. Small quarto, pp 401. Includes index. Fully illustrated w/color, b/w photographs and renderings. Decorated Boards. New. A fascinating study of what factors go into good street design and what makes a street memorable. Main Streets in small towns, urban streets, plazas and piazzas are analyzed. The authors look at where and how pedestrians, drivers, cyclists and other users function on streets and roads. This book is a clear guide for creating livable urban spaces. Excellent reading for planners and architects. (16238) $85.00
[Architectural History]. Dodd, Phillip James. The Art of Classical Details: Theory, Design, and Craftsmanship. Mulgrave, AU: The Images Publishing Group, Ltd., 2013. First edition. Small quarto, pp 256. Color photographs and b/w renderings throughout. Cloth over Boards w/illustrated DJ. New w/new DJ. A superbly photographed and illustrated volume, describing exterior and interior architectural details in the classical styles. Examples are from Great Britain and the United States. A wide variety of materials, including brickwork, plastering, and woodwork are shown. Sumptiously furnished interiors amd exquisitely delineated facades are just some of the highlights of this exceptional study. (16225) $70.00
[Architectural History]. Hull, Brent. Building a TIMELESS HOUSE in an Instant Age. Dallas, TX: Brown Books Publishing Group, 2014. First edition. Octavo, pp 136. Signed by the author. Photographs and b/w illustrations. Illustrated Front and back free end papers. Cloth binding w/illustrated DJ. New in new DJ. A book about the importance of creating a sense of harmony and permanence in our homes and buildings. With so many technological advances, has there been concurrent cultural progress? The author is a nationally recognized authority on historic design, museum quality preservation and architectural millwork. Trained at the prestigious North Bennet Street School in Boston, Brent is the exclusive licensee for the architectural interiors of the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in Wilmington, Delaware, the original home of H.F. du Pont.