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John Russell Pope: Architect of Empire

John Russell Pope: Architect of Empire

By Steven Mcleod Bedford

Not for fifty years has a full monograph on the classical architect of the Jefferson Memorial and the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, John Russell Pope (1874-1937), been published. The book focuses more on Pope’s buildings as opposed to the upcoming debate about modernism versus classicism that ultimately ended Pope’s career. The book is lavishly illustrated with 250 images, 100 of which are in color. Peggy Morman, critic, writes: “this is an inspiring, elucidating book, filled with plans, drawings, and color photographs that do some belated justice to Pope’s career.” Author, Steven McLeod Bedford is a historian and architect.

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Wadia Associates New Classicists: Distinguished Residential & Interior Design

Wadia Associates New Classicists: Distinguished Residential & Interior Design

By Phillip James Dodd

This latest volume in the New Classicists series offers an enticing glimpse of the exquisite work of Dinyar Wadia. While remaining loyal to traditional classical design, Wadia’s finely detailed residences display a remarkable versatility and adaptability within the classical language of architecture. His work is characterized by a passion for excellent detailing, use of fine material and exceptional workmanship, always emphasizing the integral relationship between the home and its surrounding landscape. As revealed in the breathtaking array of homes featured in this volume, each residence is distinctive for its refined elegance and seamless incorporation into the landscape. Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales. Introduction by Paul Gunther, President of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

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New Classicism

New Classicism

By Elizabeth Meredith Dowling

With the intense revival of interest in classical design, New Classicism offers an in-depth look at approximately thirty projects by classically oriented firms currently practicing in the United States and Britain. Professor Dowling, a member of the ICAA’s Council of Advisors, examines the many varieties of traditional classical design. The book covers residential, institutional and other project types.

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American Classicist: The Architecture of Philip Trammell Shutze

American Classicist: The Architecture of Philip Trammell Shutze

By Elizabeth Meredith Dowling

Shutze, who practiced from 1912 to 1968, was a firmly committed classicist. Based in Atlanta, he produced an extraordinary body of monumental commercial and institutional buildings and country villas. Dowling, a member the ICAA’s Council of Advisors, is the first to examine Schutze’s body of work. She concentrates on the most important buildings, which represent an architectural achievement of a very high order of refinement, grace, and beauty.

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Mastering Tradition: The Residential Architecture of John Russell Pope

Mastering Tradition: The Residential Architecture of John Russell Pope

By James B. Garrison

Pope’s work provides an early 20th century guide to a flexible stylistic approach. His residential work ranged from austere classical examples to rustic style log cabins with some lovely half-timber designs along the way.

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The Villas of Palladio

The Villas of Palladio

By Drawings by Giovanni Giaconi, Kim Williams

The Renaissance architect and builder Andrea Palladio is arguably one of the most influential architects in Western history. His sixteenth-century villas in the Italian Veneto revolutionized the course of architecture, and the principles on which he based his work are still felt today. Italian watercolorist Giovanni Giaconi has created large format watercolor renderings of all 32 of Palladio’s villas. Brief descriptions of each villa and, where available, Palladio’s own woodcuts, accompany these illustrations.

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Jacopo Sansovino: Architecture and Patronage in Renaissance Venice

Jacopo Sansovino: Architecture and Patronage in Renaissance Venice

By Deborah Howard

Renaissance sculptor and architect Jacopo d’Antonio Sansovino (1486-1570) created a lasting impression on Venice’s most historic and popular site, the Piazza San Marco. Though this book takes Jacopo Sansovino and his legacy as its main subject of interest, it quickly expands to show the inner workings of sixteenth century Venice’s cultural, artistic, and political scene. The book is well organized, highly detailed and contains one hundred and ten black and white images.

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Cass Gilbert, Architect

Cass Gilbert, Architect

By Sharon Irish

Cass Gilbert (1859-1934), of Woolworth Building in New York City and U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington DC fame, is known for his inventive use of traditional forms and styles of architecture. Gilbert displayed his knowledge of the classical forms of ancient Greece and Rome in the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul and the Supreme Court Building. He also demonstrated his knowledge of gothic and contemporary traditional architectural forms in buildings like the Woolworth Building. This book celebrates Gilbert’s career and life. Sharon Irish is a writer and professor associated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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American Splendor: The Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer

American Splendor: The Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer

By Michael C. Kathrens, Richard C. Marchand, Eleanor Weller

Trumbauer’s elegant mansions represent the ultimate expression of a nation’s ambition for grandeur and supremacy. This monograph documents a prodigious body of work that graced both the exclusive enclaves of Newport, Rhode Island and Philadelphia’s Main Line, as well as the vaunted precincts of New York’s Fifth Avenue and Washington DC’s Embassy Row.

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Carrere & Hastings Architects

Carrere & Hastings Architects

By Kate Lemos, William Morrison, et al.

The beaux-arts influence of Carrere and Hastings, the firm of John Merven Carrere (1858-1911) and Thomas Hastings (1860-1929), is a lasting one, especially in New York where they built many of their buildings. This two volume book is extremely comprehensive; it displays projects by the firm built all around the world from Vancouver to Rome. The elegant set of books includes 722 pages, 800 duotone photographs, and 7 fold-out plates. The first volume focuses on the firm’s biography and its urban designs. The second focuses on rural residences, institutional buildings, and landscapes.

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American Houses, The Architecture of Fairfax & Sammons

American Houses, The Architecture of Fairfax & Sammons

By Mary Miers

Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons are at the forefront of a movement among architects drawing inspiration from the wellspring of classical architecture, committed to both tradition and innovation. Their work reflects and adheres to long-held theories of proportion and order passed down through past generations of scholarship and practice. This monograph showcases some of the most refined and elegant classically inspired residences of the last decade in America.

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Edward Vason Jones 1909-1980: Architect, Connoisseur & Collector

Edward Vason Jones 1909-1980: Architect, Connoisseur & Collector

By William R. Mitchell Jr.

Edward Vason Jones, a self-educated Georgia neoclassical architect, completed work which includes the first renovations to the Department of State Reception Rooms, renovations to the White House during several administrations, and residential projects east of the Mississippi. This monograph explores his career and interests in architecture and the allied arts.

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The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore

The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore

By Peter Pennoyer & Anne Walker

This is the most complete and up to date monograph of the prestigious architecture practice Warren & Wetmore, most active in the first three decades of the twentieth century and remembered most today for their emblematic Grand Central Terminal. The well illustrated book chronicles the expansive and rich collection of projects by the firm, built mostly in the New York Area. Eve M. Kahn of Clem Labine’s Traditional Building writes that the book “interweaves architectural and urban analysis and biographies… a colorful tale of personalities clashing and a tragic tale of buildings razed.” Peter Pennoyer is the principle architect of the renowned traditional and classical architecture firm that goes by his name; Anne Walker is a writer and graduate of Columbia University’s masters program in historic preservation.

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The Architecture of Delano and Aldrich

The Architecture of Delano and Aldrich

By Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker

This important 20th century firm is profiled here by architect Peter Pennoyer, a member of the ICAA’s Board of Directors, and historian Anne Walker. This book portrays the unprecedented talent and vision that led Delano & Aldrich to the top of its field at the beginning of the twentieth century. Eighteen buildings are examined in detail, and the firm’s complete oeuvre is cataloged, with more than 250 photographs and drawings spanning the full breadth of their work.

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The Country Houses of David Adler

The Country Houses of David Adler

By Stephen M. Salny

Architect David Adler and his sister, designer Francis Elkins, practiced an ultra-tasteful American classicism adapting French and British elements. Their early to mid 20th century residential work, done for some of the central families of American society, still sets a high water mark of appropriate choices in domestic design.

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Edwin Lutyens: Country Houses

Edwin Lutyens: Country Houses

By Gavin Stamp

Although an upholder of the classical language of architecture, Lutyen’s great achievement is his formally inventive handling of historical styles. In striking vintage black and white photographs, this book documents many of Sir Edwin Lutyens opulent but highly refined country houses.

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The Architecture of Charles A. Platt

The Architecture of Charles A. Platt

By Charles D. Warren

A reprint of the 1913 monograph of this early 20th century master’s work, the book, with it’s sympathetic new introduction by architect Charles Warren, is a view of a world of grace and dignity of which little is left. Warren stresses Platt’s integration of architecture and landscape. The illustrations include many orthographically drawn elevations and details.

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Radical Classicism: The Architecture of Quinlan Terry

Radical Classicism: The Architecture of Quinlan Terry

By David Watkin

Contemporary architect Quinlan Terry practices classical architecture that celebrates the conventions of classicism, while pushing it to new heights in inventive ways. Terry is well versed in Classical, Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Palladian or Neo-Classical forms and utilizes them where he feels appropriate. The book features Terry’s projects from the United Kingdom and the United States and includes a forward by one of his most loyal fans – HRH the Prince of Wales. In the book’s introduction, David Watkin author of the book and professor of architecture history at the University of Cambridge writes that “Quinlan Terry is the single most distinguished and prolific architect at work in the Classical tradition in either Britain or the United States of America. He has attempted more than any architect in Britain to pull the rug from beneath the false sensibilities of modernism.”

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McKim, Mead & White: The Masterworks

McKim, Mead & White: The Masterworks

By Samuel G. White, Elizabeth White

A companion to “The Houses of McKim Mead & White”, this handsome volume documents the important civic and institutional work of the firm. In lavish photographs, the book illustrates many of the most famous and important buildings in America including the Boston Public Library, Newport Casino, the Washington Memorial Arch, the Morgan Library, the campuses of Columbia and Harvard universities, Pennsylvania Station in New York and several other buildings.

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The Houses of McKim, Mead & White

The Houses of McKim, Mead & White

By Samuel G. White, Elizabeth White

McKim Mead & White was perhaps the 20th century’s most influential architectural firm. This specialized monograph, with excellent color photography, samples a spectrum of their residential work from the state level formalism of the Vanderbilt house at Hyde Park and the graceful Adamesque Georgian of the Orchard, Southampton, to the intensely romantic shingle style houses, such as Ochre Point, Newport and Naumkeg, Stockbridge.

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Sir Edwin Lutyens: Designing in the English Tradition

Sir Edwin Lutyens: Designing in the English Tradition

By Elizabeth Wilhide

Lutyens’s creative partnership with landscape designer Gertrude Jekyll spurred the revival of the English country garden. His designs, rooted in the English Arts and Crafts movement but inspired by Classicism, remain popular today. Illustrated with new and archival photographs of intact or restored interiors and gardens and original furniture designs, the book provides fresh insight into a design genius whose work has enduring relevance and appeal.

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David Adler Architect: The Elements of Style

David Adler Architect: The Elements of Style

By Richard Wilson (Editor) et al

David Adler was one of the most important residential architects in the United States during the period of the “Great American House.” This important book features seventeen homes and one private club designed by Adler, all beautifully reproduced in full-color. The book also presents examples of Adler’s interior designs.

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A Monograph of the Work of Mellor, Meigs, & Howe

A Monograph of the Work of Mellor, Meigs, & Howe

By Owen Wister

Originally published in 1923, this oversized volume documents the work of the famous Philadelphia-based firm which designed many outstanding residences in Mid-Atlantic and New England states. Photos, plans, and detailed drawings allow a clear understanding of the projects represented.

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