Summary: American Houses is a historical guide to the architecture of the American home. While other architectural field guides depict only facades, this book includes floor plans. showing how the form of a house arises from its function. Photographs and drawings of exteriors illustrate the significant field marks of each style and help pinpoint the key elements that can identify a house even when it has been remodeled beyond recognition. Beautifully illustrated, clearly writ
ten, and impeccably researched. American Houses is an essential reference for anyone interested in the history of American residential architecture.
Summary: American Houses is a historical guide to the architecture of the American home. While other architectural field guides depict only facades, this book includes floor plans. showing how the form of a house arises from its function. Photographs and drawings of exteriors illustrate the significant field marks of each style and help pinpoint the key elements that can identify a house even when it has been remodeled beyond recognition. Beautifully illustrated, clearly written, and impeccably researched. American Houses is an essential reference for anyone interested in the history of American residential architecture. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:04 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Year Published: 2004 International: No
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An Introduction to American Houses
Part 1 Colonial Traditions
The New England Hearth The One- and Two-Room English Cottage (1620-1800) Two-Story Houses: Saltbox and Garrison (1620-1700) The New England Large House (1690-1850) The Cape Cod Cottage (1690-1800) The Rhode Island Stone-Ender (1640-1700) The New England Georgian (1700-80) The Hudson River Valley Hearth The Brick Farmhouse (1650-1750) The Stone Farmhouse (1700-1800) The Lower Hudson River Farmhouse (1750-1835) The Mid-Atlantic Hearth and the Upland South The Quaker Plan House (1675-1800) The Continental Plan House (1715-1800) The Mid-Atlantic Georgian (1750-1875) The Mid-Atlantic "I" House (1750-1915) Log Building Traditions (1640-1850) The Chesapeake Bay Tidewater Hearth The One-Room English Cottage (1620-1860) The Hall-and-Parlor House (1620-1860) The Center-Passage House (1700-1860) The Cross House (1665-1700) Three-Room Plan, "L," and "T" Houses (1700-1800) The Catslide, Tidewater Cottage, and Tidewater Gambrel (1750-1860) The Four-Room Plan House (1700-1800) The Chesapeake Bay Georgian (1700-80) The Late Chesapeake Bay Georgian (1750-80) Andrea Palladio The Southern Tidewater Hearth Medway (1705) Middleburg (1699) and Mulberry (1714) The Raised Southern Tidewater Cottage (1700-1800) Hanover (1720) Brick House (1725) Drayton Hall (1738-42) The Charleston Single House (1750-1863) The Charleston Double House (1730-1863) The French Mississippi Hearth The Creole Cottage (1700-1830) The Creole Plantation House (1765-1830) The Cajun House (1790-1850) The New Orleans Urban House (1788-1850) The Urban Creole Cottage (1790-1850) The Creole Townhouse (1795-1850) The Shotgun House (1830-1930) The Spanish Colonial Hearths The Spanish New Mexico House (1600-1846) The New Mexican Territorial House (1848-1912) The Spanish California House (1769-1848) The Monterey House (1835-80)
Part 2 19th-Century Styles
The Early Classical Revival The Federal-Adamesque Style (1780-1820) Jeffersonian Classicism (1770-1830) The Greek Revival (1825-60) Early Victorian Styles The Gothic Revival (1840-60) The Italian Villa (1830-80) The Italianate Style (1845-80) The Octagon (1850-60) Late Victorian Styles Second Empire Style (1855-80) Stick Style (1855-75) Richardson Romanesque (1870-1900) Shingle Style (1880-1900) Queen Anne Style (1880-1910) The Colonial Revival (1880-1950)
Part 3 20th-Century Revivals and Innovations
The Academic Revivals The American Classical Revival (1895-1950) The Second Italian Renaissance Revival Urban Palace (1890-1935) The Second Italian Renaissance Revival Rural Villa (1890-1935) Extreme Academic Architecture The Beaux-Arts Style (1880-1920) The Chateauesque Style (1890-1910) The English Revival (1890-1940) Southwestern and California Styles The Mission Style (1890-1920) The Spanish Colonial Revival (1915-40) The Spanish Pueblo Revival (1912-present) Indigenous Styles and the Bungalow The Prairie Style (1900-1920) The Craftsman Style (1905-30) The Bungalow (1900-1930) Modern Trends Art Moderne (1920-50) The International Style (1930-present)
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