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Multcolib Research Picks - House History: Color Scheme & Design Books

The Vintage House Book
The Vintage House Book Classic American Homes, 1880-1980 By Burness, Tad (Book - 2003 ) 728.0973 B963v 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book is more like a scrapbook than anything else: color and black-and-white photographs, reproductions of advertisements, catalogs, and newspaper articles are carefully arranged by date. Interiors, exteriors, floor plans, and building parts are all shown on nearly every page.

House Colors
House Colors Exterior Color by Style of Architecture By Hershman, Susan (Book - 2007 ) 698.12 H572h 2007 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Advice for color design by architectural style and period.

Century of Color
Century of Color Exterior Decoration for American Buildings, 1820-1920 By Moss, Roger W. (Book - 1981 ) 729 M913c Available in some locations
Paint in America
Paint in America The Colors of Historic Buildings (Book - 1994 ) 698.14 P1474 Available in some locations
Victorian Exterior Decoration
Victorian Exterior Decoration How to Paint your Nineteenth-century American House Historically By Moss, Roger W. (Book - 1987 ) 729.4 M913v Available in some locations
America's Painted Ladies
America's Painted Ladies The Ultimate Celebration of Our Victorians By Pomada, Elizabeth (Book - 1992 ) 728.37 P784a All copies in use Availability details
Daughters of Painted Ladies
Daughters of Painted Ladies America's Resplendent Victorians By Pomada, Elizabeth (Book - 1987 ) 728.37 P784d In-library use only in some locations

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Several books have been written about the history of color design in the United States. Most focus on exterior color schemes, but some also discuss historic uses of interior color. Also, remember that the library's picture file (in the Art & Music Room on the third floor at Central Library) has many many files of pictures of house interiors, exteriors, and architectural details.

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