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The Architect’s Library: Notable Books on Architectural Themes in the Vassar College Library

The Main Library (Thompson Library)

  • Case 1
    • Vignola, Jacopo Barozzi da. Regola delli cinque ordini d’architettura. Siena: Bernardino Oppi, 1635.
  • Case 2
    • Alberti, Leon Battista. The Architecture of Leon Battista Alberti in Ten Books. Translated by Cosimo Bartoli. London: Edward Owen, 1755.
  • Case 3
    • Palladio, Andrea. Le cose marauigliose dell’alma citta di Roma: Doue si veggono il mouimento delle guglie, & gli acquedutti per condurre l’acqua Felice, le ample, & commode strade, fatte a beneficio publico, dal santissimo Sisto V.P.O.M. et si tratta delle chiese . . . . L’antichità di Roma, breuemente raccolta, & vn discorso sopra li suoch i de gli antichi. Venice: per Girolamo Francino, libraro in Roma, 1588.
    • Berti, Giovan-Battista. Guida per Vicenza, ossia, memorie storico-critico-descrittive di quest regia città e delle principali sue opere di belle arti. Venice: per Francesco Andreola, 1822.
  • Case 4
    • ———. The Architecture of Andrea Palladio in Four Books. ed. of Giacomo Leoni with Notes and Remarks of Inigo Jones. 2 vols. London: printed for A. Ward . . ., S. Birt . . ., D. Browne . . ., C. Davis . . ., T. Osborne . . ., and A. Millar . . ., 1742.
  • Case 5
    • Dugdale, William. The History of St. Pauls Cathedral in London, from Its Foundation Until These T’imes. London: printed by Tho. Warren, 1658.
  • Case 6
    • Campbell, Colin. Vitruvius Britannicus; or, The British Architect. 3 vols. London, 1717–25.
  • Case 7
    • Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore. Contrasts; or, A Parallel between the Noble Edifices of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries and Similar Buildings of the Present Day: Shewing the Present Decay of Taste. N.p., printed for the author and published by him, 1836.
    • Serlio, Sebastiano. Libro primo [-quinto, estraordinario] d’architettvra. Venice: Francesco Senese and Zuane Krugher, 1566.
  • Case 8
    • Pozzo, Andrea. Rules and Examples of Perspective Proper for Painters and Architects, etc. in English and Latin. London: printed for J. Senex and R. Gosling . . ., W. Innys . . ., J. Osborn and T. Longman, 1707.
  • Case 9
    • SEELEY, BENTON. Stowe: A Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens of the Right Honourable Richard Grenville Temple, Viscount and Baron of Cobham . . . . Buckingham, UK: B. Seeley, 1778.
    • Walpole, Horace. A Description of the Villa of Mr. Horace Walpole, Youngest Son of Sir Robert Walpole Earl of Orford, at Strawberry-Hill near Twickenham, Middlesex. Strawberry-Hill, UK: printed by Thomas Kirgate, 1784.
  • Case 10
    • Repton, Humphry. Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening . . . . London: printed by W. Bulmer, Shakspeare Printing-Office, [1794].
  • Case 11
    • Willis, Robert. Remarks on the Architecture of the Middle Ages, especially of Italy. Cambridge, UK: J. and J. J. Deighton, 1835.
    • Ruskin, John. The Nature of Gothic: A Chapter of the Stones of Venice. Hammersmith, UK: printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press and published by George Allen, 1892.
  • Case 12
    • Britton, John. The Union of Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting. London: the author, 1827.
  • Case 13
    • Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore. An Apology for the Revival of Christian Architecture in England. London: J. Weale, 1843.
  • Case 14
    • Butterfield, William. Elevations, Section and Details of Saint John Baptist Church, Shottesbroke, Berkshire. Oxford: Oxford Architectural Society, by J. Parker, 1844.
  • Case 15
    • Roberts, Henry. The Dwelling of the Labouring Classes, Their Arrangement and Construction: Illustrated by a Reference to the Model Houses of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes and Other Buildings Recently Erected. London: Savill and Edwards, 1850.
  • Case 16
    • Owen, Robert Dale. Hints on Public Architecture, Containing, among Other Illustrations, Views and Plans of the Smithsonian Institution: Together with an Appendix Relative to Building Materials. New York: Putnam, 1849.
  • Case 17
    • Beecher, Catherine E. and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The American Woman’s Home; or, Principles of Domestic Science: Being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical, Healthful, Beautiful, and Christian Homes. New York: J. B. Ford; Boston: H. A. Brown, 1869.
    • Downing, Andrew Jackson. Cottage Residences; or, A Series of Designs for Rural Cottages and Cottage Villas . . . New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1844. 2nd ed., New York: John Wiley, 1852. 3rd ed., New York: John Wiley, 1860.
  • Case 18
    • Jones, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament . . . Illustrated by Examples from Various Styles of Ornament; One Hundred and Twelve Plates. New York: J. W. Boulton, 1880.
  • Case 19
    • Wijdeveld, H.Th. The Life-Work of the American Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright…Santpoort, Holland: C.A. Mees, 1925.
  • Case 20
    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, and William C. Gannett. The House Beautiful. River Forest, IL: Auvergne, 1897.