The Architecture of Bergen County, New Jersey: The Colonial Period to the Twentieth Century

Overview

Walk or drive through any of Bergen County's seventy communities and you will find telling reminders of a wonderfully rich and diverse architectural history--the legacy of three hundred years of settlement, growth, and change.

The Architecture of Bergen County, New Jersey presents an accessible overview of the county's architectural heritage and its historic structures. The volume explores the styles, trends, and events that influenced the design and setting of the region's ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $14.90   
  • New (4) from $24.99   
  • Used (7) from $14.90   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$24.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2000 Hard cover New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 264 p. Project of the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Histor. Audience: General/trade. First ... edition, second printing. New & unread. Not remainder marked or price clipped. Book and jacket are without flaws. Shipped to you in a box, not a padded mailer. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Seattle, WA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$31.30
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition: New
New Brunswick, NJ 2000 Hard cover New. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 264 p. Project of the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Histor.

Ships from: chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$33.78
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23278)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$35.00
Seller since 2012

Feedback rating:

(31)

Condition: New
Hardcover New

Ships from: Santa Monica, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Walk or drive through any of Bergen County's seventy communities and you will find telling reminders of a wonderfully rich and diverse architectural history--the legacy of three hundred years of settlement, growth, and change.

The Architecture of Bergen County, New Jersey presents an accessible overview of the county's architectural heritage and its historic structures. The volume explores the styles, trends, and events that influenced the design and setting of the region's buildings. More than 150 photos document Bergen County's architectural treasures, generating awareness and appreciation for these structures and their history.

The book is arranged chronologically, beginning with the arrival of European settlers in the seventeenth century and ending in the late twentieth century. Each chapter opens with a brief historical background and follows with a description and analysis of building types common to Bergen County for the period. Some structures, such as the Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus, the Vreeland House in Leonia, and the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, are of regional, even national, significance.

The book also highlights delightful surprises. Examples include a large number of picturesque houses that were built from the designs published in mid-nineteenth century architectural pattern books, the home of an early African American newspaper publisher, and two homes in Paramus and Washington Township whose exterior walls are made of mud.

The Architecture of Bergen County, New Jersey demonstrates the close association between architectural development at the national and local levels, and shows how social, technological, and political changes occurring within the county have been reflected in the building types and styles of the area.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

New York Times (New Jersey section)

"The book is really a history of the county, told through architecture. More than 150 photographs plus maps and figures trace the days from the stone houses of Dutch settlers 300 years ago, to (real) colonials to the extravagant early-2oth-century Crocker-McMillin mansion, known as Darlington in Mahwah (the county's first national historic landmark) and on to modern homes and buildings, including diners; this is New Jersey, after all."
Choice

"This well-written survey of [Bergen] County's cultural resources . . . [has] sidebars highlighting people, places, and things that shaped the county's history. . . . Topics are emphasized using extant examples. The entire book is illustrated with black-and-white photographs of buildings, reprinted maps, drawings, and plans."
Record of Bergen County

"While the book will most likely find its way to library shelves and schoolrooms, it would be valued by anyone with a love of old houses, an interest in architecture, or with a school-age child likely to come up with a project involving the county's history. . . . The photographs paint a picture of the intriguing architectural diversity of Bergen County. There are the familiar stone houses built by the early farmers, the churches built during the Federal period (1775 to 1850), historic cemeteries, the picturesque homes of the late 1800s, and the turn-of-the century mansions designed by important local architects. . . . The book presents a fascinating look at the evolution of the county."
Suburban News

"Presents an accessible overview of the county's architectural history and historic structures. Illustrated with more than 150 photographs by Jim DelGiudice, this book documents the county's architectural treasures, building both awareness and appreciation for these structures and their history."
New Jersey Gazette

"This comprehensive effort to detail the evolution of Bergen County's architecture was written primarily with the non-specialist in mind. . . . The book is amply illustrated, with photographs, drawings, and maps. It is arranged chronologically with all seventy of the county's municipalities and its complete array of architectural styles and building types represented."
Rutgers Magazine

"When suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted what eventually became the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote, she lived in a Second Empire-style house in Tenafly. . . . Stanton's home and many others are surveyed in a new illustrated history of Bergen County's architecture, which starts with early structures including New Jersey's signature 18th- and 19th-century Dutch stone farmhouses, and ends with modern buildings of the mid- and late-20th century. . . . Filled with photos of picturesque homes and public buildings, including the Gothic Revival Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus, Brown and Warmflash have painstakingly crafted a compendium that will be at home both on Bergen County coffee tables and in the libraries of architecture buffs."
president, Bergen County Historical Society - Robert D. Griffin

"A long overdue tribute to New Jersey's important architectural legacy . . . Sweeping and intelligent treatment of our overlooked architectural treasures."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author


T. Robins Brown is the executive director of the Friends of the Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus in Bergen County. Schuyler Warmflash is a licensed professional engineer, architectural historian, and preservation advocate. James DelGiudice is a photographer and founder of the Specialized PhotoGraphic Design Company, and an adjunct assistant professor of photography at the County College of Morris.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)