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American Shelter: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Home
     

American Shelter: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Home

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by Lester R. Walker, Charles Moore (Preface by)
 

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In hardcover for the first time in a revised edition, and with over 1,000 illustrations, American Shelter -- the landmark reference in architectural history -- surveys and illustrates every American housing style from Native American days to the present and beyond. Over 100 styles are covered, including 1700s Dutch Colonials and New England saltboxes, Southern

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In hardcover for the first time in a revised edition, and with over 1,000 illustrations, American Shelter -- the landmark reference in architectural history -- surveys and illustrates every American housing style from Native American days to the present and beyond. Over 100 styles are covered, including 1700s Dutch Colonials and New England saltboxes, Southern plantation mansions, plain Shaker dewllings, whimsical Carpenter Gothics, as well as Deconstruction and Neomodern Styles. Architect Lester Walker's superb coverage features detailed drawings of each style, including exploded diagrams and floor plans -- essential reference to the American dwelling, past and present.

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Boston Globe
The drawings of these houses are splendid...a rich illustrative record of American house architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879514822
Publisher:
Overlook Press, The
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Lester Walker is an award-winning architect and author of numerous books including American Shelter, Tiny Houses, and Block Building for Children. He lives in Woodstock, New York, where his architectural practice is based.

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American Shelter: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Home 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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The drawings alone make this a superb book to own, but the scholarship and inclusiveness are beyond all other books of this kind. How many house books include Quonset huts?