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American Vernacular Buildings and Interiors: 1870-1960
     

American Vernacular Buildings and Interiors: 1870-1960

by Herbert Gottfried, Jan Jennings
 
A comprehensive examination of American vernacular buildings.
With more than 600 illustrations, this book interprets vernacular architecture as it emerged with the industrialization of building materials. It provides an overview of building and plan types for houses, commercial buildings, and churches, explaining the development of key design elements and how they

Overview

A comprehensive examination of American vernacular buildings.
With more than 600 illustrations, this book interprets vernacular architecture as it emerged with the industrialization of building materials. It provides an overview of building and plan types for houses, commercial buildings, and churches, explaining the development of key design elements and how they have been incorporated into American architecture.

Editorial Reviews

Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review
“The present book draws…two earlier works together, but in a way that is far more than simply the interleaving of separate sections. The new work is more of a discursive and critical study, even more liberally illustrated….”
Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
“This book is an excellent resource for anyone who wishes to learn more about American vernacular architecture in general or for anyone trying to place a house or its design into a larger context.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393732627
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/22/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
745,139
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Herbert Gottfried is a professor emeritus at Cornell University and lives in Ithaca, New York.

Jan Jennings is a professor at Cornell University and lives in Ithaca, New York.

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