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Charles Lockwood authored seven books about American architecture and cities and wrote widely about architecture. He passed away in 2012.Patrick W. Ciccone is vice president for historic development at Crow Hill Development. He also teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.Dylan Chandler is a photographer who was born and raised and resides in New York's Hell's Kitchen.


"A bible for buffs, architects, and preservationists" - Judith Thurman, The New Yorker

"Classic" - New York Magazine

"Legendary ... A Stunning Photographic Timeline of New York City's Iconic Brownstones" - Architectural Digest

"Unrivaled" - Metropolis

"One of the Top 10 Books about New York City" - Edmund White, The Guardian

A Spectator (US) 2019 Book of the Year: "Building buffs, lovers of streetscapes, budding architectural preservationists and those who remain besotted by New York ... will treasure this new edition."

"Beautiful ... fantastically informative" - The Daily Beast

"Extraordinary ... conveys a love of New York City, its houses, and its people" - The New Criterion

"Informative, genially written history of the row house ... merits the attention of anyone seriously interested in urban architecture." - The New York Times

"The beautiful but also fantastically informative...tome is filled with wonderful photographs not only of the rowhouses that remain today, but also fantastically detailed close-ups of exterior and interior decorations as well as historical photographs from when they were first erected." -USA Breaking News

A reissue surely qualifies for a book of the year when it comes in gorgeous packaging, has a slightly updated text and reproduces a healthy ration of new photographs. Credit to Rizzoli for not only republishing Charles Lockwood's Bricks & Brownstone: The New York Row House ($85), first brought out in 1972 as the result of the author's undergraduate thesis at Princeton, but also for doing it in such style, with help from Patrick W. Ciccone and Jonathan D. Taylor. -Spectator USA

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