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Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Row House

Author/EditorLockwood, C. (Author)
Ciccone, Patrick W. (Author)
ISBN: 9780847865895
Pub Date01/10/2019
BindingHardback
Pages352
Dimensions (mm)279(h) * 216(w)
The much-awaited reissue and re-expression of the classic New York rowhouse book Bricks and Brownstone with all new and updated text, new color photography, and new design It offers to a new generation the landmark volume in updated, refreshed form, and will stand the test of time as a landmark in its own right.
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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.

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.

Charles Lockwood was the author of seven books about American architecture and cities, including Manhattan Moves Uptown, Suddenly San Francisco, and The Estates of Beverly Hills, and wrote widely about architecture in such publications as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He passed away in 2012. Patrick W. Ciccone is Vice-president for Historic Development at Crow Hill Development, a New york City-based real estate development firm specializing in the adaptive reuse of historic properties. Ciccone also teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Dylan Chandler is a photographer who was born, raised, and resides in New York s Hell s Kitchen.

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