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In hardcover for the first time in a revised edition, and with over 1,000 illustrations, American Shelter — the landmark reference in architectural history — surveys and illustrates every American housing style from Native American days to the present and beyond. Over 100 styles are covered, including 1700s Dutch Colonials and New England saltboxes, Southern plantation mansions, plain Shaker dwellings, whimsical Carpenter Gothics, and modern modular homes, and architect Lester Walker's superb coverage features detailed drawings of each style, including exploded diagrams and floor plans — essential reference to the American dwelling, past and present.

Synopsis:

Now revised, this landmark reference surveys every American housing style from Native American days to the present. Over 100 styles are covered, including 1700s Dutch Colonials and New England saltboxes, Southern plantation mansions, Shaker dwellings, and much more. Includes detailed drawings of each style, with exploded diagrams and floor plans. Over 1,000 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780879518714
Preface:
Moore, Charles
Author:
Walker, Les
Author:
Walker, Lester R.
Author:
Moore, Charles
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Vernacular architecture
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture, Domestic -- United States.
Subject:
Vernacular architecture -- United States.
Subject:
Architecture-United States General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
11.32x8.61x1.29 in. 2.45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Now revised, this landmark reference surveys every American housing style from Native American days to the present. Over 100 styles are covered, including 1700s Dutch Colonials and New England saltboxes, Southern plantation mansions, Shaker dwellings, and much more. Includes detailed drawings of each style, with exploded diagrams and floor plans. Over 1,000 illustrations.
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