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Bricks and Brownstones: The New York Row House 1783-1929 (Classical America Series in Art and Architecture)

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Publisher Comments:

"Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Rowhouse 1783-1929" was first published in 1972, and remains the only book ever written on the New York row house. It has been met with impressive critical praise ever since and Rizzoli is proud to publish this revised and updated edition as the introductory volume in the new Rizzoli Classics program, dedicated to keeping in print important architecture titles. <BR>Charles Lockwood looks at different architecture styles of the New York row house. The book is comprehensive, examining the history of New York's changing neighborhoods and the history of the various row house architectural styles--the Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Second Empire, as well as the eclectic but picturesque styles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The text and illustrations also delve into the architectural details, paying meticulous attention to all features, including doorways, glass, mantels, staircases, ceiling ornaments, and ironwork. <BR>Twenty years later, this edition is updated to include specially commissioned new color photographs of interiors and exteriors of some of New York's most impressive homes. Also included is Best of the Brownstones Walking Tours, carefully detailed and illustrated with color photographs.<BR>

Book News Annotation:

A veteran writer on American architecture describes the styles and periods in chronological order, from the Federal style beginning in the late 18th century through the Greek and Gothic revivals and the Italianate, Anglo-Italianate, and Second Empire styles to the explosion of eclectic styles between 1875 and 1929. Monochrome photographs throughout and a block of 64 color plates depict examples.This book was the first and, according to the publisher, remains the only history of the New York townhouse. The first edition was published in 1972 by McGraw-Hill.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [294]-297) and index.

About the Author

Charles Lockwood has written extensively on the subjects of architecture and cities. He has published many books, including Manhattan Moves Uptown, Greenwich Village: An Illustrated Guide, and Hollywood at Home. He has also written for the New York Times, New York Magazine, and the Christian Science Monitor. He lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847825226
Introduction:
Mayer, Robert
Author:
Puchalski, Christopher
Photographer:
Mayer, Robert
Author:
Lockwood, Charles
Author:
Goldberger, Paul
Publisher:
Rizzoli International Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Row houses
Subject:
Brick houses.
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Brick houses -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Row houses -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Architecture-United States General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised and Upd
Series:
Classical America Series in Art and Architecture
Series Volume:
32
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 COLOR and BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
11.20x8.82x1.48 in. 4.75 lbs.

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