American Homes

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Domestic Architecture

Walker, Les

(Book - 2002)
American Homes
A landmark of architectural history, AMERICAN HOMES surveys over 100 American housing styles and illustrates them through nearly 1000 line drawings. Using his own unique combination of "exploded" diagrams and floor plans and easy-to-follow text, award-winning architect and author Lester Walker has created the definitive bible of home design, fully practical but wonderful, too, for armchair browsing and dreaming. Walker describes each style's signature features, and how, where, when, and why the style developed in response to the landscape. The full evolution of American residential architecture is represented, including Dutch Colonials, Log cabins, Southern plantation mansions, Carpenter Gothics, Neo-modern styles, and more. For anyone who has ever designed or owned a home--or just lived in one--AMERICAN HOMES is the quintessential reference to our country's dwellings, past, present, and future.
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal, 2002
Edition: 1st Black Dog & Leventhal ed
ISBN: 1579122523
Branch Call Number: 728.37 W181ah 2002
Characteristics: 333 p. :,ill. ;,29 cm


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Chronological introduction to basic American house types -- humble, aristocratic, and everything in between. Arranged chronologically, with elegant drawings of exteriors and floor plans, as well as illustrations showing how houses change over time.

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