Synopses & Reviews
Architectural historian Rachel Carley offers a richly detailed guide to 500 years of American home design. More than 600 precisely detailed illustrations show readers how to identify and describe a house of a particular style. Every element that may be found on a Beaux Arts townhouse, a Navajo hogan, or a Craftsman bungalow is displayed. An essential reference for American homeowners, restorers, and old-house buffs who, by the year 2000, will spend more on home renovation and restoration than on new-home construction.
"From an Algonquian wigwam to a Postmodernist living room and loft bedroom, it's all here . . . This is just the book to keep in the glove compartment for your next excursion. "-Historic Preservation
"Astonishing . . . The accessible information packed into its 272 pages will make it a favorite. "-Annette Stramesi, Colonial Homes News