Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Row House

Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Row House

Lockwood, C.

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£65.00

  • ISBN
  • Format
  • Language
  • Pages
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  • Date Published
  • 9780847865895
  • Hardback
  • English
  • 352
  • Rizzoli International Publications
  • Oct 2019
The classic book Bricks and Brownstone, the first and still the only book to examine in depth the varied architectural styles of the much-loved New York City rowhouse or brownstone was first published in 1972. That edition, and those that immediately followed, helped pave the way for a brownstone revival that has transformed the very appearance of the city. Rizzoli published a revised and expanded edition in 2003, to much fanfare. This edition revisits the classic, but features new and updated text, new color photography, and offers to a waiting audience the long-awaited re-issue of the landmark volume in renewed and brilliant new form. Boasting more than 400 color and black-and-white images, this definitive volume examines in detail the Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, and Second Empire architectural styles of the early and mid-nineteenth century, as well as the Neo Greco, Romanesque, Renaissance Revival, and American Colonial Revival styles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Because this book so beautifully illustrates the unique decorative features of the different architectural styles-the doorway framing, the ironwork embellishments, the handsome mantles, and the sometimes elaborate ceiling ornamentation, among other elements, it has served and will continue to act as an invaluable resource for the thousands who have undertaken the restoration of a rowhouse to its original appearance.