The Books of a Thousand Homes, Volume I (500 Small House Plans) Working Drawings Available
[Pattern Books]. (Smith, Henry Atterbury).
Price: 100.00 USD
New York: Home Owners Service Institute, 1923/7. Quarto, pp. 334. Plans with renderings or photographs, accompanied by descriptions, for approximately 500 homes by various architects, with 31 additional illustrations in text. Architects featured most frequently are George W. Repp, Frederick L. Ackerman, Whitman S. Wick, William Carver, Charles F. White, Jr., George H. Schwan, and R.C. Hunter & Bro.; designs also contributed by Verna Cook Salomonsky (the only woman architect represented at the 1939 New York World's Fair's World of Tomorrow), African-American architect Paul Williams, Claude Bragdon, James Dwight Baum, and others. Preliminary 24 pages printed in blue & black; cover illustration in three colors. A very ambitious compendium of architectural styles from the twenties. Many examples of bungalows, stucco styles, etc, all with floor plans, elevations and artist/architectural renderings. A nice pattern book. Third edition. Very Good.