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The Elements of Style: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail Hardcover – Sep 8 2005

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  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books; Revised and expanded edition (Sept. 8 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554070791
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554070794
  • Product Dimensions: 32.8 x 31.8 x 6.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #283,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Kirby A. Liknes on March 5 2009
Format: Hardcover
By far the most valuable book in my collection. Whether one is in the building/design/restoration industry, working in theatre/film or a writer this book gives you definitive clear information. I've had my copy for years it goes with me to most most shows I paint, it gets pulled out regularly when I need detail for a story and is the one book I won't lend. I'm astonished no one has reviewed this book. It's also a great coffee table book or if you just adore buildings. It is a wonderful crash course in western architecture (I wish some one would write a similar book on eastern architecture). It was worth every penny.
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Excellent Reference Book Detailing Period Styles Nov. 17 2006
By Antiques R4 Me - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Great historical reference book detailing period styles of everything from windows to fireplace mantels. Lots of photos - many of them in color. Also includes useful drawings. I found this book to be EXTREMELY helpful, and I reference it often; worth every penny!
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Beautiful March 21 2007
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This book contains many beautiful pictures, which are key to defining period style furniture adn architecture. The chapters are clearly defined and arranged in a logical, easy to use manner. It is a must for anyone seeking a career in Historical Preservation.
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Excellent resource June 29 2007
By M. Brooks - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is an invaluable resource for restoration work and new construction, where clients want something that 'authentic' to a particular era.
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The Best Feb. 12 2011
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This book is amazing. It literally takes you through every single time era since Baroque and breaks down all the design aspects of interior and exterior design. It's an amazing buy if you want to see a lot of pictures and not as much words. They show both a drawn picture of everything and a real picture of everything to show how something might be seen on a blueprint. It's an amazing book for those who are just entering the design world but perhaps also those who have been in the world for a while and want to challenge themselves by recreating the perfect Tutor Arch or Gothic Vaulting. I highly recommend it.
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A Wonderful Reference Guide Dec 12 2008
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Format: Hardcover
This book is a wonderful reference guide that includes everything from architectural elements to interior decor. This is an invaluable reference as it not only has hundreds of high-quality color photos, but has many elements in the form of line drawings.

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