8 7/8 x 12 1/8 in. 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 full-color photographs. The homes built in pre-revolutionary America mark the development of a new architectural and artistic style. This volume explains how the colonists, inspired by the freedom of the New World but influenced by their European roots, created an architecture that reflects their struggle both to reject and to retain the cultural, political, and social standards of Europe. Relevant "es from the diaries, journals, and letters of the colonists offer a view of the day-to-day lives centered around their colonial homes. This volume presents the visual celebration of the spirit and evolution that produced some of America's greatest architectural icons. With more than 80 full-color photographs of North America's most stunning and historic colonial homes, this beautiful volume is a tribute to America's unique heritage.