A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised)

Paperback $29.95

Nov 10, 2015 | 880 Pages

Hardcover $50.00

Dec 03, 2013 | 880 Pages

Ebook $19.99

Jul 29, 2015 | 880 Pages

  • Paperback $29.95

    Nov 10, 2015 | 880 Pages

  • Hardcover $50.00

    Dec 03, 2013 | 880 Pages

  • Ebook $19.99

    Jul 29, 2015 | 880 Pages

Praise

“Magisterial . . . The illustrated story of why our houses—great and humble and everything in between—look the way they do.”
—Michael Tortorello, The New York Times
 
“Once you’ve pored through Virginia McAlester’s photo-packed bible of American home design, you’ll be able to identify the saltboxes, Dutch colonials, and brownstones lining your own street, and you’ll understand the historical significance of each one.”
—Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly
 
“The go-to resource for architecture spotters.”
—Peter Terzian, Elle Décor
 
“Chronicles the past 400 years of American styles, from wigwam to mobile to modern.”
—Alexandra Wolfe, The Wall Street Journal
 
“A classic.”
—Pilar Viladas, House Beautiful
 
“Encyclopedic . . . For lovers of historic homes, this is a rich trove of not just details, but reasons for them.”
—Susan Clotfelter, The Denver Post
 
“880 pages of scholarly wonder.”
D Magazine
 
“The definitive guide to American housing styles.”
—Jim Weiker, The Columbus Dispatch
 
“Outstanding . . . Expanded and completely revised . . . Both scholars and average readers will find much to enjoy in this volume.”
—Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist (starred review)

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents
How to Use This Book | Preface | Looking at American Houses | Style: The Fashions of American Houses | Form: The Shapes of American Houses | Structure: The Anatomy of American Houses | Pictorial Key and Glossary | Folk Houses | Native American | Pre-Railroad | National | Colonial Houses (1600-1820) | Postmedieval English | Dutch Colonial | French Colonial | Spanish Colonial | Georgian | Adam | Early Classical Revival | Romantic Houses (1820-1880) | Greek Revival | Gothic Revival | Italianate | Exotic Revivals | Octagon | Victorian Houses (1860-1900) | Second Empire | Stick | Queen Anne | Shingle | Richardsonian Romanesque | Folk Victorian | Eclectic Houses (1880-1940) | Anglo-American, English, and French Period Houses | Colonial Revival | Neoclassical | Tudor | Chateauesque | Beaux Arts | French Eclectic | Mediterranean Period Houses | Italian Renaissance | Mission | Spanish Eclectic | Monterey | Pueblo Revival | Modern Houses | Prairie | Craftsman | Modernistic | International | American Houses Since 1940 | Modern | Neoeclectic | Contemporary Folk | For Further Reference | Index

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