American Vernacular Buildings and Interiors, 1870-1960

Gottfried, Herbert

Book - 2009
American Vernacular Buildings and Interiors, 1870-1960
A comprehensive examination of American vernacular buildings. With more than 600 illustrations, this book interprets vernacular architecture as it emerged with the industrialization of building materials. It provides an overview of building and plan types for houses, commercial buildings, and churches, explaining the development of key design elements and how they have been incorporated into American architecture. 620 illustrations.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton and Co., c2009
ISBN: 0393732622
Branch Call Number: 720.97309034 G685 2009
Characteristics: 471 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm


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House historians who want a lot of detail about the history of everyday house design: this is your book! Chapters focus on broad vernacular style, eg. the gable roof cottage, the bungalow, or the ranch and split-level. Copiously illustrated with exterior and interior sketches, and floor plans.

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