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What Style Is It?: A Guide to American Architecture

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When was it built?

Why does it look that way?

What style is it?

What Style Is It? provides a portable, easy-to-use guide to identifying American architecture–on the road or in your own community.

This Revised Edition presents new photographs and line drawings, a concise, illustrated glossary, and accessible information on twenty-two major styles of American architecture from the past 300 years. Organized chronologically to put information at your fingertips, What Style Is It? presents succinct summaries of architectural styles, discusses their development and notable characteristics, and mentions where real-world examples can be found.

This essential guide is packed with more than 200 descriptive photographs and illustrations, accompanied by nontechnical explanations that help you quickly identify the most significant styles of architecture–from Early Colonial, Federal, and Second Empire to Neoclassical, pre-Civil War Romanesque Revival, and late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Rustic styles.

What Style Is It? is the definitive, concise guide to the captivating structures and history of American architecture.

Synopsis:

* Includes an added guide to using the Historical American Buildings Society online catalogue of more than 30,000 historic structures, giving access to more than 51,000 measured drawings, 156,000 photographs and more than 30,000 original historical reports

Synopsis:

Architectural style is defined as a definite type of architecture, distinguished by special characteristics of structure and ornament.

This revised edition of What Style Is It? includes new sections on Neoclassical, Romanesque and Rustic Styles. It also provides more examples of how pure styles vary by geographic region across the US.

* Includes sections on 25 of the most significant architectural styles including Early Colonial, Federal and Second Empire

* More than 200 photos and line drawings make this a visually rich resource. 30% of photos and drawings are new to this edition

* A glossary offers quick access to architectural terms

* Includes an added guide to using the Historical American Buildings Society online catalogue of more than 30,000 historic structures, giving access to more than 51,000 measured drawings, 156,000 photographs and more than 30,000 original historical reports

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 140-145) and index.

About the Author

The late JOHN C. POPPELIERS was head of the Historic American Buildings Survey (1971—1980) and coauthor of the previous edition of What Style Is It?

S. ALLEN CHAMBERS Jr. is an architectural historian based in Washington, D.C., and former historian with the Historic American Buildings Survey. An active contributor to the historic preservation field, he serves on the boards of the Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Georgetown and the Tudor Place Foundation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

Introduction.

Early Colonial.

Georgian.

Spanish Colonial.

Federal.

Neoclassical.

Jeffersonian.

Greek Revival.

Gothic Revival.

Romanesque Revival.

Italianate.

Exotic Revivals.

Second Empire.

Stick Style.

Queen Anne.

Shingle Style.

Richardsonian Romanesque.

Rustic.

Beaux–Arts.

Classical Revival.

Chicago School.

Bungalows.

Prairie Style.

Period Houses.

Art Deco.

International Style.

Coda.

Glossary.

Further Reading.

Information Sources.

About HABS/HAER.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471250364
Subtitle:
A Guide to American Architecture
Author:
Poppeliers, John C.
Author:
Chambers, S. Allen
Author:
S. Allen Chambers, Jr.
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
Hoboken, N.J.
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Architecture -- United States.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historic preservation
Subject:
Architecture-United States General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Series Volume:
no. 46
Publication Date:
20080502
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.32x5.30x.46 in. .59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , * Includes an added guide to using the Historical American Buildings Society online catalogue of more than 30,000 historic structures, giving access to more than 51,000 measured drawings, 156,000 photographs and more than 30,000 original historical reports
"Synopsis" by , Architectural style is defined as a definite type of architecture, distinguished by special characteristics of structure and ornament.

This revised edition of What Style Is It? includes new sections on Neoclassical, Romanesque and Rustic Styles. It also provides more examples of how pure styles vary by geographic region across the US.

* Includes sections on 25 of the most significant architectural styles including Early Colonial, Federal and Second Empire

* More than 200 photos and line drawings make this a visually rich resource. 30% of photos and drawings are new to this edition

* A glossary offers quick access to architectural terms

* Includes an added guide to using the Historical American Buildings Society online catalogue of more than 30,000 historic structures, giving access to more than 51,000 measured drawings, 156,000 photographs and more than 30,000 original historical reports

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 140-145) and index.
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