American Vernacular Buildings and Interiors, 1870-1960

Gottfried, Herbert (Book - 2009)
American Vernacular Buildings and Interiors, 1870-1960

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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.
Authors: Gottfried, Herbert, 1940-
Title: American vernacular buildings and interiors, 1870-1960
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton and Co., c2009
Characteristics: 471 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Herbert Gottfried and Jan Jennings
Notes: Previously published: American vernacular design, 1870-1940. Ames : Iowa State University Press, 1988 and American vernacular interior architecture, 1870-1940. Ames : Iowa State University Press, 1993
Contents: Introduction
Defining modern vernacular buildings
Inside out
Building the picture : trading on the imagery of production and design
The cottage
Aesthetic system : exterior
Aesthetic system :interior
Building type : gable roof cottage
Building type : organic cottage
Building type : hip roof and mansard roof cottage
Building type : gambrel roof cottage
Building type : bungalow
Building type : ranch and split-level
Building type : multifamily
Building type : commercial
Building type : church
Support systems
ISBN: 0393732622
Branch Call Number: 720.97309034 G685 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Building materials United States Interior architecture United States History 20th century Interior architecture United States History 19th century Architecture United States History 20th century Architecture United States History 19th century Vernacular architecture United States
Topical Term: Building materials
Interior architecture
Interior architecture
Vernacular architecture
LCCN: 2009000992
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From Library Staff

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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