A Field Guide to American Houses

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The guide that enables you to identify, and place in their historic and architectural contexts, the houses you see in your neighborhood or in your travels across America. 17th century to the present.

The guide tha enables you to identify, and place in their historic and architectural contexts, the houses you see in your neighborhood and across America.

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Overview

The guide that enables you to identify, and place in their historic and architectural contexts, the houses you see in your neighborhood or in your travels across America. 17th century to the present.

The guide tha enables you to identify, and place in their historic and architectural contexts, the houses you see in your neighborhood and across America.

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How to Use This Book

Preface

Looking at American Houses

Style: The Fashions of American Houses

Form: The Shapes of American Houses

Structure: The Anatomy of American Houses

Pictorial Key and Glossary

Folk Houses

Native American

Pre-Railroad

National

Colonial Houses (1600-1820)

Postmedieval English

Dutch Colonial

French Colonial

Spanish Colonial

Georgian

Adam

Early Classical Revival

Romantic Houses (1820-1880)

Greek Revival

Gothic Revival

Italianate

Exotic Revivals

Octagon

Victorian Houses (1860-1900)

Second Empire

Stick

Queen Anne

Shingle

Richardsonian Romanesque

Folk Victorian

Eclectic Houses (1880-1940)

Anglo-American, English, and French Period Houses

Colonial Revival

Neoclassical

Tudor

Chateauesque

Beaux Arts

French Eclectic

Mediterranean Period Houses

Italian Renaissance

Mission

Spanish Eclectic

Monterey

Pueblo Revival

Modern Houses

Prairie

Craftsman

Modernistic

International

American Houses Since 1940

Modern

Neoeclectic

Contemporary Folk

For Further Reference

Index

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394510323
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1984
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Virginia and Lee McAlester have both avocational and professional interests in architecture. Virginia, a Radcliffe graduate, attended the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a founding member and past president of the Historic Preservation League, Inc. (Dallas), and for nine years was Texas Advisor and a member of the Administrative Committee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She is co-author of The Making of a Historic District: Swiss Avenue. Lee, a geologist, is a professor at Southern Methodist University and was formerly Dean of the School of Humanities. From 1960 to 1973 he was Professor of Geology at Yale University. He has an active hobby interest in architectural history and has been involved in historic preservation in New England, Georgia, and the Southwest. The McAlesters live in Dallas, Texas.
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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book ix
Preface xi
Looking at American Houses 2
Style: The Fashions of American Houses 4
Form: The Shapes of American Houses 20
Structure: The Anatomy of American Houses 32
Pictorial Key and Glossary 54
Folk Houses 62
Native American 64
Pre-Railroad 74
National 88
Colonial Houses (1600-1820) 102
Postmedieval English 104
Dutch Colonial 112
French Colonial 120
Spanish Colonial 128
Georgian 138
Adam 152
Early Classical Revival 168
Romantic Houses (1820-1880) 176
Greek Revival 178
Gothic Revival 196
Italianate 210
Exotic Revivals 230
Octagon 234
Victorian Houses (1860-1900) 238
Second Empire 240
Stick 254
Queen Anne 262
Shingle 288
Richardsonian Romanesque 300
Folk Victorian 308
Eclectic Houses (1880-1940) 318
Anglo-American, English, and French Period Houses
Colonial Revival 320
Neoclassical 342
Tudor 354
Chateauesque 372
Beaux Arts 378
French Eclectic 386
Mediterranean Period Houses
Italian Renaissance 396
Mission 408
Spanish Eclectic 416
Monterey 430
Pueblo Revival 434
Modern Houses
Prairie 438
Craftsman 452
Modernistic 464
International 468
American Houses Since 1940 474
Modern 476
Neoeclectic 486
Contemporary Folk 496
For Further Reference 501
Photo Credits 511
Index 515
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