A Field Guide to American Houses

A Field Guide to American Houses


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A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia Savage McAlester, Lee McAlester, Juan Rodrigues-Arnaiz, Lauren Jarrett

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780394739694
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1984
Pages: 525
Product dimensions: 6.63(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.07(d)

About 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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