New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 1996. First edition. Hardcover w/DJ. Quarto, pp. 275 includes over 2,000 b/w photos and drawings and glossary. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Item #569
The "definitive history of architectural facades, faces, and figures in all their varied splendor". A tremendous source of architectural details and monumental undertaking by noted architectural historian Ernest Burden. As with most McGraw-Hill publications, systematic, comprehensive with an impressive number of photographic images (over 2000!) of building facades. Organized under the headings: Precedents, Ornament, Renovation, Renewal.