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American house styles

a concise guide

by John Milnes Baker

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Published by W.W. Norton in London, New York .
Written in English


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StatementJohn Milnes Baker.
The Physical Object
Pagination(190)p. :
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22531812M
ISBN 100393034216

A sumptuously illustrated, authoritative introduction to the principal architectural and decorating styles of the American house, from Colonial times to the mid-twentieth century. In this lavishly produced volume, authors Virginia and Lee McAlester explore outstanding landmark houses that exemplify America's major architectural and interior. Last year my interest in the American Foursquare style of home hit home as our family nearly purchased one. It’s a gorgeous home and we liked the style inside and out. It turned out we didn’t end up buying the house (opting to most likely build, which is a story for a later day), but during the process of visiting the house and seriously.

Victorian and Queen Anne. Storybook house. Victorian house. American Craftsman. American Foursquare. Florida cracker. California bungalow. Haveli in Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Modern and Post-modern. International Style. Mid-century modern. Streamline Moderne. Summary of common residential architectural styles & themes.   The stucco siding and parapet detailing are not typical features of an American Foursquare style home, but they are features of the Mission Revival house style popular from to Perhaps the home buyer was becoming more sophisticated or choosy, as many options are offered in this ad—for an additional fee you could order clear cypress.

Pages in category "American architectural styles" The following pages are in this category, out of total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more). I N T R O D U C T I O N The Wiley-Blackwell Publishing House Style Guide and its online version have been produced for the use of editors,production editors,freelances,copy-editors,authors and level of consistency that this guide promotes is intended to assist all those involved in the productionFile Size: KB.


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