Synopses & Reviews
Based on personal observation of surviving examples and research into colonial records, this book includes 242 measured diagrams — windows, door frames, construction details, and much more — and 192 photographs of more than 150 homes, 1650 to 1800. Authentic and invaluable. 434 illustrations.
Very thorough examination of style, construction; many measured drawings. 150 houses, 1650 to 1800. 434 illustrations. 210 pages of text.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents List of Illustrations I. Introduction II. The House Plan and Its Development III. The House Frame and Its Constructions IV. Roof Framing V. The Overhang VI. The Summer VII. Masonry VIII. The Outside Covering IX. Windows X. Front Entrances: Early Types XI. Front Entrances: Later Types XII. The Main Cornice XIII. Interior Woodwork XIV. Panelling XV. Mantels XVI. Cupboards XVII. The Stairs XVIII. Mouldings XIX. Hardware Index