The Classical Language of Architecture
, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1963. This book provides an excellent overview of the origin and significance of the orders as well as a birds-eye view of architecture.
Alexander Jackson Dawning,
The Architecture of Country Houses,
Dover Publications, 1969. This book, by America’ s first important landscape architect, provides a thorough discussion of many aspects of the early Victorian House.
Elizabeth Mills Brawn,
New Haven: A Guide to Architecture and Urban Design
, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1976. This book allows you to construct your own walking-tour of New Haven.
Architecture for Beginners
Writers & Readers in association with Unwin Paperbacks, London, 1986. This book encapsulates key concepts of architecture and is illustrated by imaginative drawings.
Cyril M. Harris, editor,
Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture
, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1977. This book gives practical definitions of various elements of architecture, enhanced by over 2000 line drawings.
Diane Maddex, drawings by Roxie Munro,
Architects make Zigzags: Looking at Architecture from A to Z
, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Preservation Press, Washington D.C., 1986. This is a fun alphabet-style book that will acquaint students with some basic architectural concepts.
Fun With Architecture
, published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Viking Press, New York, 1992. This “kit” includes rubber stamps for students to make designs, and a small book that introduces concepts and styles.