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Architecture: Special Collections

This guide presents resources on various aspects of architecture including history, theory, design and technology.

Rare Book Collection

Please note not all rare books are listed in SUMMIT. Please consult the Special Collections Reference Department or the physical Special Collections Catalog (located in Bird Library) if you do not find a title listed in our online catalog.

Selected Rare Book Titles

Adam, Robert.  Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam.  Reprinted by E. Thezard Fils 1900-1902. (3 volumes) (NA997.A4 A4 1900ff oversize)

Alberti, Leon Battista. De re Aedificatoria. Venūdantur Parrhisijs [i.e. Paris] : Impressum, opera ... Bertholdi Rembolt & Ludouici Hornken, M.D.XII [i.e. 1512.] (NA2515 .A335 1512)

Archigram. London: Archigram, 1961- (NA680 .A68 f)

Architectural Era. New York: D. Mason & Co. (NA1.A672f oversize)Bauhaus.  Die Buhne im Bauhaus. [von Oskar Schlemmer, et.al.] Munchen: Albert Langen. [1925]. (N25.B3 Nr.4)

Bauhaus.  Staatliches Bauhaus Weimer, 1919-23. Weimar-Munchen: Bauhausverlag [1923?] (N332.B38 1923 S)

Bauhaus. Neue Arbeiten der Bauhauswerkstatten. Munchen: Albert Langen, c.1925.(N25.B3 Nr. 7)

Benjamin, Asher. American Builder's Companion. Boston: Etheridge and Bliss, 1806. (720.2 B468a)

Benjamin, Asher. Practical House Carpenter. Boston: The Proprietors, 1832 (720.2 B468prb)

Benjamin, Asher. Practice of Architecture. Boston: B. B. Mussey, 1836. (720.2 B468pb)

Bertotti Scamozzi, Ottavio. Le Fabbriche e i Disegni di Andrea Palladio. Vincenza, 1786.  (NA1123.P2 B3 1786ff oversize)

Bicknell, Amos J. Wooden and Brick Buildings With Details. New Jersey: A.J. Bicknell and Co., 1875. (2 volumes) (729 B583 w, f)

Blondel, Jacques Francois. De la Distribution des Maisons de Plaisance et de le Decoration des Edifices en General. Paris: Charles-Antoine Gombert, 1737-1738. (NA7580.B6 1737 F)

Blondel, Jacques Francois. Reimpression de l'Achitecture Francaise. Paris: Levy, 1904-1905.  (720.944 B65 ff)Campbell, Colin. Vitruvius Britannicus. London: The Author, 1715-1771. (5 volumes) (720.942 C187v,ff)

Chambers, William. Treatise on Civil Architecture. London: J. Dixnell, 1768. (720 C445ta ff)Creswell, K.A.C. (Keppel Archibald Cameron), Sir. The Muslim Architecture of Egypt. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1952-1959. (723.3 C923m, ff)

Daly, Cesar. L'Architecture Privee au XIXMe Siecle Sous Napoleon III. Paris: A. Morel et cie., 1864.  (NA7348.P2 D2 f oversize)

Daly, Cesar. L'Architecture Privee au XIXMe Siecle Sous Napoleon III. Serie 2., Paris: Ducher & cie., 1872. (NA7348.P2 D2 1872 2nd ser. f oversize)

Das Neue Frankfurt. Frankfurt am Main: Englert und Schlosser, 1926-31.  (NA9000 .N48)

Durand, Jean Nicolas Louis. Precis des Lecons d'Architecture. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1817 (NA2521 .D8 1817 f)

Durand, Jean Nicolas Louis. Recueil et Parallele des Edifices de tout Genre, Anciens et Moderne. Paris: A l'Ecole Polytechnique, Chez l'Auteur, 1800. (720.9 D94r ff)

Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers. Paris: Briasson, 1751-1765. (AE25 .E53 f oversize)

Garnier, Charles. Le Nouvel Opera de Paris. 1876-80. (725.82 G236n ff)

Garnier, Tony. Tony Garnier. Lyon: Durand-Girard, 1951. (NA1053.G37 P493FF oversize)

Gibbs, James. Book of Architecture. London, 1728. (NA2620.G5 1728 ff oversize)

Goury, Jules. Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Details of the Alhambra. London: O. Jones, 1842-45. (NA387.G64 FF oversize)

Gropius, Walter. Bauhausbauten Dessau. Munchen: Albert Langen, c.1930. (N25 .B3 Nr. 12)

Hilberseimer, Ludwig. Groszstadt Architektur. Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann, 1927. (N25 .B2 BD.3)

Jones, Inigo. Designs of Inigo Jones. London, 1727. (720.942 J77j, ff)

Jones, Owen. Examples of Chinese Ornament. London: S. & T. Gilbert, 1867. (745 J78ef)

Jones, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament. London, Day, and son, 1856. (729 J78g f)

Klee, Paul. Pädagogiisches Skizzenbuch. Munchen: Albert Langen, 1925. (N25 .B3 Nr. 2)

Lafever, Minard. Architectural Instructor. New York: Putnam, 1856 (NA200 .L16 vols. 1&2)

Lafever, Minard. Beauties of Modern Architecture. 3rd ed., New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1839. (720.2 L162bb)

Lafever, Minard. Modern Builder's Guide. New York: Paine & Burgess, 1846. (720.2 L162m, f)

Langley, Batty. Builder's Jewel. Hadington: G. Miller, 1805. (720.2 L856bja)

Langley, Batty.  City and Country Builder's and Workman's Treasury of Designs. London: S. Harding, 1756. (720.2 L283c copy 1)

Lauro, Giacomo. Splendore dell'antica e moderna Roma. Roma: Nella Stamparie d'Andrea Fei, 1641. (913.376 L38)

Le Corbusier. Aircraft. London: The Studio Ltd.; New York: The Studio Publications, [1935].  (TL553 .J4)

Le Corbusier. Vers une Architecture. Paris: Les Editions G. Cres et cie., [1923]. (NA2520 .J4 1923)

Letarouilly, Paul Marie. Edifices de Rome Moderne. Paris: A Morel, 1868. (3 vols.) (720.945 L64e)

Letarouilly, Paul Marie. Le Vatican et la Basilique de Saint-Pierre de Rome. Paris: A. Morel, 1882. (726 L645v ff)

L'Orme, Philibert de.  Architecture de Philbert de L'Orme. Rouen: Chez David Fernand, 1648. (NA2517 .L67 1648 f oversize)

Meyer, Adolf. Ein Versuchshaus des Bauhauses in Weimer. Munchen: Albert Langen [1924?]  (N25 .B3 no.3)

Museum of Modern Art. A New House by Frank Lloyd Wright on Bear Run, Pennsylvania. New York, Museum of Modern Art, 1938 (Spiral Press.) (NA737.W7 N4)

Neutra, Richard Joseph. Amerika: die Stilbdung des neuen Bauens in den Vereinigten Staaten…Wien: Anton Schroll, 1930. (NA712 .N49 1930 F)

Neutra, Richard Joseph. Wie Baut America? Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann, 1927. (NA712 .N48 1927 f)

Normand, Charles Pierre Joseph. Nouveau Parallele des Ordres d'architecture des Grecs, des Romaines, et des Auteurs Modernes. 1825. (NA2812 .N7 1825 f oversize)

Notizie Storiche dei Palazzi e Ville Appartenenti alla R. Corona di Toscana.  Pisa: N. Capurro, 1815. (914.55 N91)

Oud, Jacobus Johannes Pieter. Hollandische Architektur. Munchen: Albert Langen, 1926. (N25 .B3 Nr.10)

Pain, William. Practical House Carpenter. London: J. Taylor, 1799. (NA2515 .P3 1799)

Pain, William. The Carpenter's Pocket Directory. Philidelphia: J.H. Dobelbower and J. Thackara, 1797. (720.2 P144c)

Palast-architektur von Ober-Italien und Toscana. Berlin: E. Wasmuth, 1886-1922. (6 volumes) (728.3 P154, ff)

Palladio, Andrea.  Architecture de Palladio, divisee en quatre livres...avec des notes d'Inigo Jones.... La Haye: Pierre Gosse, 1726. (NA 2517 .P25 1726 f oversize)

Palladio, Andrea. Four Books of Architecture. London: Ware, 1738. (NA2517 .P25f)

Palladio, Andrea. I Quattro Libri dell'architecttura. Venetia D. de'Franceschi, 1570. (NA2515 .P25 1570f)

Palladio, Andrea. Quattro Libri dell’Architettura.: The Architecture of A. Palladio in Four Books… London: Watts, 1715 [-1720]. (NA2517 .P25 1715 f)

Palladio, Andrea. Architettura di Andrea Palladio... In Venezia: Apresso Angiolo Pasinelli, 1740-48. (NA2517 .P25 1740 ff)

Palladio, Andrea. The First Book of Architecture. London: G. Sawbridge and Eben, 1708. (NA2517.P25 1708)

Palladio, Andreae. Architecture de Palladio, contenant les cinq ordres d'architecture… Paris: Joubert, 1764 (NA2515 .P254 1764)

Plans. Paris: [Plans], 1931- 1932. (AP20 .P42)

Pozzo, Andreas. Perspectiva Pictorium. Roma: Typographia Antonii de Rubeis, 1723. (NC749 .P8 P4f)

Pronti, Domenco. Vedute di Roma. Roma: Presso il Sud, 1795. (NA310 .P7 N8 1795)

Revue générale de l’architecture et des travaux publics : Journal des Architectes, des Ingénieurs, et des Propriétaires. Paris : Paulin et Hetzel, 1840- (NA2 .R4 f)

Sangallo, Guiliano da. Il taccuino senese di Guiliano da Sangallo. Stab Fotolit, 1889. (NA2633 .S3 f oversize)

Sanmicheli, Michele. Le Fabbriche Civili Ecclesiastiche e Militare di Michele Sanmicheli.  Venezia: Giuseppe Antonelli, 1832. (NA1123.S2 A3 1832F)

Sartoris, Alberto. Gli Elementi dell'Architectura Funzionale. Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1932. (NA680 .S3 1932)

Scamozzi, Vincenzo. L'Idea della Architettura Universale. Venezia: Girolamo Albrizzi, 1714.  (2 volumes) (NA2517.S3 I4 1714F oversize)

Serlio, Sebastiano. Il Primo[-Quinto] Libro d’Architettvra di M. Sebastiano Serlio. Venitia: Nicolini de Sabbio, 1551. (720 S485a f)

Shaw, Richard Norman. Architectural Sketches From the Continent. Edinburgh: Photo-lithograph by Banks & Co., 1872. (NA951.S5f oversize)

Soane, John. Designs in Architecture. London: I&J Taylor, 1797. (NA8450 .S68 1797)

Stile Futurista: Rivista Mensile d'arte Vita. Turin: Tipografia Carlo Accame, 1934-  (NX456 .S8f)

Taut, Max. Bauten und Plane. Berlin; Chicago: Friedrich Ernst Hubsch, 1927. (NA1088 .T34 B4 1927)

----------. Max Taut: Bauten. Berlin: Deutsche Architektur Bucherei, c. 1932. (NA1088 .T34 M46 1932)

Vegetius Renatus, Flavius. Fl. Vegetii Renati viri illustris de re militari libri quatuor. Parisiis: Sub Scuto Basil Ensi Ex Officiano Christiani Wechleli, 1535. (U101.V4 1535f)

Vignola, Giacomo Barozzio. Regola delli Cinque Ordini d'Architecttura. Roma: Giovanni Orlandi, 1602. (729.32 V68rea)

Vitruvius Pollio. I Dieci Libri dellAarchitettvra. Venetia: Api, 1567. (NA2515 .V8 1567)

Vitruvius Pollio. Architectura. Utini, Mattiuzzi, 1825 -30. (720 V848af)

Weber, Marshall. House of Ghosts. Brooklyn [N.Y.] : Marshall Weber, 2000. (N7433.4 .W42 2000h)

Wren, Christopher. Parentalia: or, Memoirs of the Family of the Wrens... London: printed for T. Osborn, 1750. (CS439.W83 1750F)

Wright, Frank Lloyd. Ausgefuhrte Bauten und Entwurfe von Frank Lloyd Wright. Berlin: E. Wasmuth, 1910. (NA737.W7 A4 1910ff)

Wright, Frank Lloyd. Ausgefuhrte Bauten und Entwurfe von Frank Lloyd Wright. Berlin: E. Wasmuth, [1924]. (NA7127 .W943 1924 ff)

Wright, Frank Lloyd. Drawings for a Living Architecture. New York: Horizon Press, 1959.  (NA737 .W7 A443 f oversize)

----------. Autobiography. Book Six: Broadacre City. [Spring Green, Wisconsin?]: Taliesin, 1943. (NA737 .W7 A31x 1943)

----------. Man. Taliesin Tract. 1953. (NA737 .W7 M27 1953)

----------. Taliesin. Spring Green, Wisconsin, begun 1934? Vol. 1, No. 1. (NA1 .T14)