American Shelter: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Home

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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 ...
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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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The drawings of these houses are splendid...a rich illustrative record of American house architecture.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780879518714
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 8.58 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2000

    everything you need to know

    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?

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