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American House Styles

Author : John Milnes Baker
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 196 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0393323250

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America has an abundance of fascinating and varied house styles, as fascinating and diverse as its people. This unique book will allow readers to recognize the architectural features and style of virtually any house they encounter.

House Styles in America

Author : James C. Massey,Shirley Maxwell
Publisher : Penguin Putnam
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Architecture, American
ISBN : 0140281126

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House Styles in America by James C. Massey,Shirley Maxwell Pdf

This beautifully illustrated tour of America's houses begins in 1640 with the early roots of American style -- a combination of European skill and attitude combined with American know-how. This architectural journey continues on through the 18th and 19th centuries, through the Greek Revival, the Americanization of the Gothic Revival, and the early Colonial Revival. The houses of the 20th century are the main attraction as House Styles in America delves into the major movements in the Romantic Revivals of the 1920s and 1930s: English, French, and Spanish. Replete with 200 color photographs, this architectural journey is an essential and beautiful guide for realtors, tourists, and students of architecture.

The Abrams Guide to American House Styles

Author : William Morgan
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Page : 424 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2004-11-09
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0810949431

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The Abrams Guide to American House Styles by William Morgan Pdf

A tour of the approximately twenty styles of domestic architecture common to the United States identifies and defines each style--including Colonial, Craftsman, Modern, and Deco--providing historical summaries, sample photographs, and regional information. 20,000 first printing.

The American House Styles of Architecture Coloring Book

Author : A. G. Smith
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 1983-01-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0486244725

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The American House Styles of Architecture Coloring Book by A. G. Smith Pdf

"Noted illustrator A. G. Smith has rendered over 40 extant structures in crisp, detailed drawings. Ranging from the Taos Pueblo ... to a striking contemporary design ..., the houses represent a host of native and European-inspired styles"--Back cover.

Under Every Roof

Author : Patricia Brown Glenn
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 114 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2009-10-19
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780470593592

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Under Every Roof by Patricia Brown Glenn Pdf

This book is a delightful guide to understanding and identifying architectural styles for kids and their parents Why do houses look the way they do? Why do dome have small windows, while others seem to be all glass? Why do some hug the landscape, while others are tall with very steep roofs? Why do dome people live in mansions, while others live in mobile houses? Can you imagine a house that looks like an elephant or a shoe? Children and adults will learn about the history of domestic architecture, the styles of the houses we live in, and the terms for the architectural elements that compose the buildings. Use the pictorial field guide to investigate your own house, then take it along on family outings to identify different architectural details. Under Every Roof features more than 60 houses from 30 states and the District of Columbia that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places; many of these are house museums that are open to the public. Kids need to understand the house they live in, so the book also includes a wide variety of regional styles and architectural types. The full-color, watercolor illustrations add a unique, gentle humor to the text.

American Homes

Author : Lester Walker
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2015-03-10
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1579129927

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American Homes is the classic work of American house architecture. From the Dutch colonial, to the New England Salt Box, to the 1950s prefab, this unrivaled reference and useful guide to 103 building styles pays homage to our country's housing heritage. American Homes opens the window onto the rich landscape of all the places we call home. Award-winning architect Lester Walker examines hundreds of styles of homes—more than any other survey of American domestic architecture—and helps us understand the history of each style, why it developed as it did, and the practical and historical reasons behind its shape, size, material, ornament, and plan. Hundreds of sequenced drawings illustrate the evolution of our most beloved housing styles, like the colonial English Cottage, which grows before our eyes from a simple square of posts and beams to a fully constructed home with hand-split cedar clapboards and an intricately thatched roof. There's also the Italianate, whose roof displays its intricate carved brackets and is topped with a cupola that serves to filter light to the interior of the home. Annotated floor plans offer insight into the structure of these homes, and with it, a good measure of inspiration. No wrought-iron railing, white stucco wall, or gingerbread gable goes neglected. Every idiosyncratic detail and decoration of each of these uniquely American designs is delicately drawn. American Homes is the perfect reference for enthusiasts of architecture, history, and American studies. It is also the ideal inspiration for anyone who lives in or dreams of living in a classic American home.

American Country Houses of the Thirties

Author : Lewis A. Coffin
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 162 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2012-07-16
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780486136868

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American Country Houses of the Thirties by Lewis A. Coffin Pdf

Blueprints, sketches, and exterior and interior photographs showcase the finest examples of 1930s country homes from 70 different architectural firms. A variety of styles are featured, from simple cottages to large estates.

Ontario House Styles

Author : Robert Mikel
Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
Page : 136 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2004-10
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN : 9781550288452

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Ontario House Styles by Robert Mikel Pdf

Stunning full-colour photographs and engaging text show readers how to identify Ontario's many unique types of homes. Ontario has a rich history of architectural styles, and is home to some of the most stunning heritage houses in North America. In this book, author Robert Mikel profiles in depth every important house style the province has seen over the past three centuries -- from the grand elegance of the Italianate to the intimacy and coziness of the Ontario Cottage. Readers will see how each house style developed in Europe, came to Ontario, and the variations that are unique to the province. Both an attractive gift book and a solid reference, Ontario House Styles will appeal to those who live in Ontario's tens of thousands of heritage homes and to anyone interested in Ontario's colourful architectural history. Ontario House Styles includes ninety homes from: * Ancaster * Brockville * Cobourg * Cambridge * Dundas * Gananoque * Grafton * Grimsby * Hamilton * Kingston * London * Napanee * Niagara-on-the-Lake * Odessa * Paris * Picton * Port Hope * St. Mary's * Stoney Creek * Stratford * Toronto * Waterloo

New Classic American Houses

Author : Dan Cooper
Publisher : Vendome Press
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2009-10
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UCSD:31822036371821

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New Classic American Houses by Dan Cooper Pdf

Albert, Righter & Tittman Architects create finely crafted houses that pay homage to classic American house styles yet are adapted with skill, mastery and a good dose of irreverence to suit contemporary American life. At first glance, their Cambridge Cupola House loks like a typical mid-19th-century Greek Revival house, but on closer inspection, one realises that nothing is quite where it should be. The grand, cupola-topped rotunda entrance, for instance, is located not in the front, but on the side of the house! The reason? To increase the living space for the inhabitants. Richly illustrated with specially commissioned photographs, as well as with plans, drawings and watercolours, this sumptuous volume celebrates AR & Ts timeless, innovative designs and explores the historical styles on which they are based from Classical to Shingle, from Carpenter Gothic to Cape. Focusing on the superb craftsmanship and exquisite detailing of AR & Ts exteriors, interiors and outbuldiings, each chapter features one or more sidebars highlighting their inventive use of architectural elements, including columns, fireplaces, balustrades and moldings. It will be a trove of design ideas for professionals and homeowners alike.

Identifying American Architecture

Author : John J. G. Blumenson
Publisher : Rowman Altamira
Page : 148 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0761991433

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Identifying American Architecture by John J. G. Blumenson Pdf

Have you ever been intrigued by a beautiful building and wondered when it was built? Identifying American Architecture provides the answer to such questions in a concise handbook perfect for preservationists, architects, students, and tourists alike. With 214 photographs, it allows readers to associate real buildings with architectural styles, elements, and orders. Identifying American Architecture was designed to be used--carried about and kept handy for frequent reference. Every photograph is keyed to an explanatory legend pointing out characteristic features of each building's style. Trade bookstores order from W.W. Norton, NY

Early American Architecture

Author : Hugh Morrison
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 642 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 1987-01-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780486254920

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Early American Architecture by Hugh Morrison Pdf

Comprehensive survey of domestic and public architecture ranges from primitive cabins to Greek Revival mansions of the early 1800s. Nearly 500 illustrations. "Entertaining, vigorous, and clearly written." ? The New York Times.

The American House

Author : Hannah Jenkins
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 432 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2018-10-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1864708115

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- Unparalleled array of American architects and firms: widely known and under-the-radar, established and up-and-coming, large and small - Unparalleled variety in style and type: traditional, modern, and everything in between; grand villas and small cabins; posh seaside villas, rustic and remote cabins, urban townhouses - Unparalleled diversity in geographical range: from California to Hawaii and many states in between The American House is an exceedingly diverse collection of contemporary residential designs in the United States. This book follows the successful title European House, likewise a gorgeous collection of new residential architecture. The American House contains cutting-edge residential designs by leading architects from across the United States. Stunning color photographs and plans underline the sensitivity of today's architects to the natural environment, as well as the care and attention paid to interior design and everyday living. This new volume features an extraordinary variety in style, sophistication, affordability, site and landscape, with an emphasis on sustainability practices in both design and construction. Each project illustrates how architects adapt their signature styles to accommodate the challenges posed by local topography and variations in climate, along with a sharp focus on optimum strategies for sustainable living. A lively introduction by critic Ian Volner comments on the many trends, often contradictory, that characterize the architecture of houses in the 2010s. In its sweeping scope, this book considers the present and points to the future of residential design in the United States.

Get Your House Right

Author : Marianne Cusato,Ben Pentreath,Richard Sammons,Leon Krier
Publisher : Union Square + ORM
Page : 425 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2011-08-09
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9781402776229

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“[A] much needed book both for homeowners who want a beautiful and well proportioned house and for the professionals who help them to realize that dream.” —Sarah Susanka, FAIA, architect and author of The Not So Big series and Home by Design Even as oversized McMansions continue to elbow their way into tiny lots nationwide, a much different trend has taken shape. This return to traditional architectural principles venerates qualities that once were taken for granted in home design: structural common sense, aesthetics of form, appropriateness to a neighborhood, and even sustainability. Marianne Cusato, creator of the award–winning Katrina Cottages, has authored and illustrated this definitive guide to what makes houses look and feel right—to the eye and to the soul. She teaches us the language and grammar of classical architecture, revealing how balance, harmony, and detail all contribute to creating a home that will be loved rather than tolerated. And she takes us through the dos and don’ts of every element of home design, from dormers to doorways to columns. Integral to the book are its hundreds of elegant line drawings—clearly rendering the varieties of lintels and cornices, arches and eaves, and displaying “avoid” and “use” versions of the same elements side by side. “This ‘Rosetta stone’ of design will guarantee Cusato a place in the history of twenty-first century American architecture.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “[Cusato] provides a vision of how we live together and build on our planet, and points out the consequences of flawed building practices not only to our environment, but to our spirit and our soul.” —Michael Lykoudis, Dean, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture

House Styles in America

Author : James C. Massey,Shirley Maxwell
Publisher : Studio
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Architectural styles
ISBN : UCSD:31822021362264

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House Styles in America by James C. Massey,Shirley Maxwell Pdf

"This is a book about American house styles, and they are discussed in twenty-one chapters and illustrated with over 200 color plates and line drawings." "Neither a comprehensive history of American residential architecture nor a compendium of America's "greatest" houses, this fascinating and useful book looks instead at broad trends in domestic building from the first days of European settlement on this continent through the Great Depression and beyond - from saltboxes to split-levels. There are certainly mansions to be found here, for they help to define certain styles. Yet the chief focus is not on grand houses but on typical ones - examples that capture the essence of the everyday rather than the extraordinary."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Great American House

Author : Gil Schafer III
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2012-09-18
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9780847838721

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The Great American House by Gil Schafer III Pdf

Acclaimed architect Gil Schafer illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscape to create homes with a feeling of history. As a traditional architect, Gil Schafer specializes in building new "old" houses as well as renovating historic homes. His work takes the best of American historic and classical architecture—its detailed moldings and harmonious proportions—and updates it, retaining its character and detail while simultaneously reworking it to be more in tune with the way we live now—comfortable, practical, family-oriented. In his first book, Schafer covers the three essential cornerstones of creating a great traditional house: architecture, landscape, and decoration. He discusses the important interplay between the interior architecture and the fabrics, furniture, and wall treatments. In-depth profiles build on these essays, including Schafer’s own new "old" house in the Hudson Valley; the renovation of a historic home in Nashville designed by Charles Platt in 1915; and the restoration of a magnificent 1843 Greek Revival mansion in Charleston. Filled with hundreds of interior and detail shots, The Great American House is an invaluable resource for anyone who loves old houses and traditional design.