The Elements of Style
An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail
An in-depth chronological survey of the key styles and periods of British and American architectural design over the past 500 years, this work is a comprehensive visual survey, period by period, feature by feature, of the key styles in American and British domestic architecture from the Tudor period to present day. As a reference guide, the book is designed for owners of period houses, restorers, architects, interior designers and all those interested in our architectural heritage. This revised edition includes a fully updated chapter covering the Contemporary era (1975-present) and a new list of suppliers and resources. More than 3,000 analytical drawings and historical engravings, 500 color and 1,000 black-and-white photographs provide a clearly presented guide to the features appropriate for every part of a building. Major components, such as doors, windows, walls, floors, ceilings and staircases, the small but important embellishments, such as molding and door hardware, and permanent or semi-permanent fixtures, such as lighting and wallcoverings, populate this wide-ranging encyclopedic resource. A system of color-coded tabs enables the reader to compare specific features as they have evolved over time. Additional information on restoration and maintenance, biographies of key architects, and a detailed glossary are included.
Richmond Hill, Ont. ; Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2012
Branch Call Number:
721 E38 2012
592 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,28 cm