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American houses : a field guide to the architecture of the home

Author: Gerald L Foster
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An illustrated guide and history to the various types of architecture used in the United States.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Foster, Gerald L.
American houses.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004
(OCoLC)872654497
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald L Foster
ISBN: 0618387994 9780618387991 0395840058 9780395840054
OCLC Number: 52846660
Description: xvi, 400 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Colonial traditions --
The new England hearth --
The Hudson River Valley hearth --
The mid-Atlantic hearth and the upland South --
The Chesapeake Bay tidewater hearth --
The southern tidewater hearth --
The French Mississippi hearth --
The Spanish colonial hearths --
pt. 2. 19th-century styles --
The early classical revival --
Early Victorian styles --
Late Victorian styles --
pt. 3. 20th-century revivals and innovations --
The academic revivals --
Extreme academic architecture --
Southwestern and California styles --
Indigenous styles and the bungalow --
Modern trends.
Responsibility: Gerald Foster.
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An illustrated guide and history to the various types of architecture used in the United States.

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