City Architecture: Or, Designs for Dwelling Houses, Stores, Hotels, Etc. In 20 Plates, with Descriptions, and an Essay on the Principles of Design
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1854. Item #008027
Field's essay "On the Principles of Design in Architecture", which contains a discussion of contemporary buildings in New York City, is followed by the twenty plates, with descriptions, of a variety of Italianate-style buildings including houses, stores, hotel, bank, theatre, ferry house, church, railroad terminus, etc. Originally published in 1853. (Hitchcock 459; Karpel/Wood B346) Second printing. 8vo (24 x 15.5 cm); seventy-five pp.; twenty plates. Water stain to margins at top corner; plates lightly foxed; a good copy in original gilt-stamped brown cloth.
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