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A field guide to American houses : the definitive guide to identifying and understanding America's domestic architecture

Author: Virginia McAlester; A Lee McAlester; Lauren Jarrett; Juan Rodriguez-Arnaiz
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive guide to domestic architecture. Focusing on dwellings in urban and suburban neighborhoods and rural locations all across the continental United States, this guide provides in-depth information on the essentials, with facts and frames of reference that will enable you to look in a fresh way at the houses around you.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia McAlester; A Lee McAlester; Lauren Jarrett; Juan Rodriguez-Arnaiz
ISBN: 9781400043590 140004359X
OCLC Number: 1005007017
Description: 848 pages : ill. ; 27 cm
Contents: Looking at American houses --
Folk houses --
Colonial houses (1600-1820) --
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) --
Early modern --
Bankers modern --
Mainstream modern --
Syled houses since 1935
Responsibility: Virginia and Lee McAlester ; revised by Virginia Savage McAlester ; with drawings by Lauren Jarrett and model house drawings by Juan Rodriguez-Arnaiz ; revision drawings by Suzanne Patton Matty.

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A comprehensive guide to domestic architecture. Focusing on dwellings in urban and suburban neighborhoods and rural locations all across the continental United States, this guide provides in-depth information on the essentials, with facts and frames of reference that will enable you to look in a fresh way at the houses around you.

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