Theatres of antiquity are featured in this stunning first edition collection of copper engravings from 1770. The plans, sections, and elevations are represented in mechanical detail, and are beautifully rendered. The engravings were represented as a portion of Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alembert’s innovative encyclopedic series “Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, or, “A Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts and Crafts,” which embodied the essence of the Enlightenment movement. Over 241 years old and in near mint condition, these engravings are incredibly appealing to collectors and European historians for their exceptional historical and artistic worth.
This mixed collection offers views of the state, international, and exhibition halls of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The buildings were constructed of white stucco, usually in a neoclassical style, and built as temporary structures. This collection features several rare images, historically important for archivists and anthropologists.
This rare portfolio includes architectural plans from 1823 by John Plaw for the popular style “Ferme Ornee,” or “decorated farm.” These farms were often country estates embellished with picturesque landscapes suitable for walks, parks, and plantations, without restricting or limiting the farm’s production. These renderings are superbly aquatinted with drypoint and engraving. The artistry and craftsmanship provides clear differentiation of areas and materials in the plans and sections, as well as beautiful and artistic elevations with nuance and atmosphere.
Period Paper has obtained a truly arresting and rare portfolio depicting county churches across England. The zinc lithographs, illustrated by H. E. Relton, depict the gorgeous views and ornamental embellishments of the structures. The portfolio was produced by Gilbert & Rivington of St. John's Square in London, England in 1843. An exceptional portfolio of historical and artistic value.
This portfolio, produced in 1845, depicts architectural plans and drawings of Italian art and architecture from the 4th to the 16th centuries. This edition of original copper engravings was collected and arranged by the French archaeologist and historian Seroux d’Agincourt. These original engravings are exceptionally well preserved and ideal for framing.
This rare and valuable collection features original first impression engravings of the architectural masterpieces of Renaissance Rome. This portfolio, which dates from 1860, is the result of thirty-five years of meticulous work by French architect Paul Letarouilly. All engravings are in very good condition considering their age, and offer a beautiful insight into the structures so highly admired by architects around the globe.
These photogravures feature the Athenian acropolis of Greece in a range of tonal values. Photogravures have the subtle tones of a photograph and the art quality of a lithograph, making them extraordinarily collectible items.
Dolmens, aqueducts, cisterns, and other structures made of stone and wood can be seen in this collection.
Typical of the Hellenistic, Greek, and Roman periods, buildings from the Classical period were constructed chiefly using the post-and-beam system with Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian columns bearing the load.
A precursor to Gothic architecture, the Romanesque style is characterized by semi-circular arches and is known for its thick walls, large towers, and decorative arcades.
Gothic architecture flourished in the late medieval period. Ribbed vaults, flying buttresses, and pointed arches are typical of the style. Typically seen in many abbeys, cathedrals, and churches of Europe.
Baroque architecture is characterized as having drastic lighting effects, broad naves, and dynamic and complex architectural plans which often focus on the oval shape. The period began in the late 16th century, and is sometimes correlated with European colonialism.
The Neoclassical period lasted from the 18th to the 19th century and focused heavily on the simplicity and symmetry of Classical architecture.