Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Rowhouse 1783–1929 was first published in 1972, and remains the only book ever written on the New York row house. It has been met with impressive critical praise ever since and Rizzoli is proud to publish this revised and updated edition as the introductory volume in the new Rizzoli Classics program, dedicated to keeping in print importaBricks and Brownstone: The New York Rowhouse 1783–1929 was first published in 1972, and remains the only book ever written on the New York row house. It has been met with impressive critical praise ever since and Rizzoli is proud to publish this revised and updated edition as the introductory volume in the new Rizzoli Classics program, dedicated to keeping in print important architecture titles.Charles Lockwood looks at different architecture styles of the New York row house. The book is comprehensive, examining the history of New York's changing neighborhoods and the history of the various row house architectural styles--the Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Second Empire, as well as the eclectic but picturesque styles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The text and illustrations also delve into the architectural details, paying meticulous attention to all features, including doorways, glass, mantels, staircases, ceiling ornaments, and ironwork.Twenty years later, this edition is updated to include specially commissioned new color photographs of interiors and exteriors of some of New York's most impressive homes. Also included is Best of the Brownstones Walking Tours, carefully detailed and illustrated with color photographs....
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Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Row House 1783-1929 Reviews
After finishing Charles Lockwood's Bricks & Brownstones: The New York Row House, 1783-1929: A Guide to Architectural Style and Interior Decoration for Period Restoration (New York: Abbeville Press, 1972) I picked up some of his other books on architecture. Lockwood's writing on architecture is engaging and enjoyable. His writing invites readers to tag along, indeed while reading I had my handy Streetwise Manhattan in my hand, in order to follow him in his explorations through the city for the development of styles in residential buildings. I am now reading his Manhattan Moves Uptown: An Illustrated History (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976) and find myself enjoying it just as much as his writing on New York brownstones. Lockwood's love of his subject, the development of New York City and its unique American architecture infuses all his text. Indeed while reading the book, one feels him beside the reader inviting one to become intoxicated with his love of all-things New York. It is a joy to find an author who is able to transmit his own passions through his writing and texts.
Fascinating history covering the evolution of the brownstone and the migration of the people who could afford them, beginning in Lower Manhattan and progressing up 5th Ave., eventually to the Upper West Side and beyond. Sad that so many incredible mansions have been torn down, many were converted to lower income housing or put to commercial use after being abandoned by their ultra-rich tenants. Also I learned Brooklyn had its fair share of elaborate mansions and still retains several due to less of a mania for rebuilding and re-purposing than the city. the book tends to drag a little about 3/4 of the way through due to some redundancy. If you are interested in the growth of NYC and architecture in general, this book is worth a read.
I couldn't get enough of this book. . . too bad I only borrowed it from the library! I'll have to keep my eyes open for a used copy somewhere. If you are interested in architecture and New York City history, this is your book.