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Now in paperback: the fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture: in print since its original publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, essential guide to American houses.
This revised edition includes a section on neighborhoods; expanded and completely new categories of house styles with photos and descriptions of each; an appendix on "Approaches to Construction in the 20th and 21st Centuries"; an expanded bibliography; and 600 new photographs and line drawings.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.60(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsHow to Use This Book
Pictorial Key and Glossary
LOOKING AT AMERICAN HOUSES
Style: The Fashions of American Houses
Form: The Shapes of American Houses
Structure: The Anatomy of American Houses
Neighborhoods: The Groupings of American Houses
COLONIAL HOUSES (1600–1820)
Early Classical Revival
ROMANTIC HOUSES (1820–1880)
VICTORIAN HOUSES (1860–1900)
ECLECTIC HOUSES (1880–1940)
English and Anglo-American Period Houses
French Period Houses
Mediterranean and Spanish Period Houses
MODERN HOUSES (1900–present)
Other 20th-Century Modern
STYLED HOUSES SINCE 1935
Approaches to Construction in the 20th and 21st Centuries
For Further Reference
About the Illustrations
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Whether you're an HGTV addict like me or a student of architecture, housing, real estate, or even history, this is a must have as a reference text.
Superb number of pictures but no real attempt to distinguish types clearly or admit that, Except for a few classics,current houses are all mongrels.