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What are the unique characteristics that make a house Colonial or Craftsman, Modern or Deco, or any of the other approximately 20 styles of domestic architecture common in the United States? At a time of near-obsessive attention to home design and renovation, this compact, easily accessible guide, the only book of its kind with all color photography, makes the identification of house styles a breeze. Each style is described by author William Morgan, a Pulitzer Prizenominated architectural historian, in a short historical summary, alongside a list of its distinguishing features. Multiple examples of each house style are provided, the book includes 350 houses from more than 40 states, so the reader can see the region-specific variations. Complementing the beautiful color photographs is a selection of line drawings highlighting each style's key attributes.

Both at the desk and in the field, for a wide audience of discerning house hunters, homeowners, and realtors; architects, builders, and students; and the ever-increasing public with a seemingly insatiable curiosity about residential design, this elegant, informative, portable volume will be an invaluable resource for years to come.

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Now in paperback, this authoritative book on house styles explains the unique characteristics that make a house colonial or craftsman, Modern or Deco, and any of the other approximately twenty styles of domestic architecture common in the United States. At a time of near obsessive attention to home design and renovation, this compact, easily accessible guide—the only book of its kind with all-color photography—makes the identification of house styles a breeze. Multiple examples of each house style are provided—the book includes 350 houses from more than forty states—so the reader can see region-specific variations.

Complementing the beautiful color photographs is a selection of line drawings highlighting each styles key attributes. Beautifully illustrated and impeccably researched, this portable volume is a perfect companion for discerning house hunters and homeowners, realtors, design and construction students, and professionals. For anyone interested in architecture, The Abrams Guide to American House Styles is ideal for use at the desk and in the field.

About the Author

William Morgan is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated architectural historian, and has taught at Princeton University, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Louisville. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, and he is the author of Abrams American Country Churches.

Radek Kurzaj is a travel and architecture photographer based in Poland and New York City. His books include Abrams Living Large in Small Spaces and Treehouses of the World

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810972308
Author:
Morgan, William
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Photographer:
Kurzaj, Radek
Illustrator:
Pratt, Ned
Editor:
Olsen, Richard
Author:
Kurzaj, Radek
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Interior Design
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Architecture, Domestic -- United States.
Subject:
Architecture-United States General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
April 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
350 Color
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6.75 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Now in paperback, this authoritative book on house styles explains the unique characteristics that make a house colonial or craftsman, Modern or Deco, and any of the other approximately twenty styles of domestic architecture common in the United States. At a time of near obsessive attention to home design and renovation, this compact, easily accessible guide—the only book of its kind with all-color photography—makes the identification of house styles a breeze. Multiple examples of each house style are provided—the book includes 350 houses from more than forty states—so the reader can see region-specific variations.

Complementing the beautiful color photographs is a selection of line drawings highlighting each styles key attributes. Beautifully illustrated and impeccably researched, this portable volume is a perfect companion for discerning house hunters and homeowners, realtors, design and construction students, and professionals. For anyone interested in architecture, The Abrams Guide to American House Styles is ideal for use at the desk and in the field.

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