A Building History of Northern New England

A Building History of Northern New England

by James L. Garvin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584650958

ISBN-13: 9781584650959

Pub. Date: 04/01/2001

Publisher: University Press of New England

This is a book about understanding old buildings. In an era in which much of the US landscape has been littered by unimaginative, prefabricated structures, James L. Garvin tells owners and would-be owners of old buildings in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont what they need to know before they begin the restoration process.

In wonderfully lucid prose, he

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This is a book about understanding old buildings. In an era in which much of the US landscape has been littered by unimaginative, prefabricated structures, James L. Garvin tells owners and would-be owners of old buildings in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont what they need to know before they begin the restoration process.

In wonderfully lucid prose, he describes the production of materials used to build northern New England structures, outlines the stylistic evolution of the region's buildings from the early 1700s to World War II, and offers guidelines for dating them. Focusing on domestic architecture, Garvin also includes examples of public, commercial, religious, and industrial buildings.

Written for both homeowners and those responsible for public and museum structures, this book provides an understanding of the region's building history and specifically answers questions that most often perplex architects and preservationists. Generously illustrated throughout, it is an essential resource for anyone interested in American and New England architecture and the building trades.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584650959
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.97(d)

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