What Style Is It A Guide to American Architecture

ISBN-10: 0471250368
ISBN-13: 9780471250364
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: Architectural style is defined as a definite type of architecture, distinguished by special characteristics of structure and ornament. This revised edition of What Style Is It? includes new sections on Neoclassical, Romanesque and Rustic Styles. It  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Architectural style is defined as a definite type of architecture, distinguished by special characteristics of structure and ornament. This revised edition of What Style Is It? includes new sections on Neoclassical, Romanesque and Rustic Styles. It also provides more examples of how pure styles vary by geographic region across the US. * Includes sections on 25 of the most significant architectural styles including Early Colonial, Federal and Second Empire * More than 200 photos and line drawings make this a visually rich resource. 300f photos and drawings are new to this edition * A glossary offers quick access to architectural terms * Includes an added guide to using the Historical American Buildings Society online catalogue of more than 30,000 historic structures, giving access to more than 51,000 measured drawings, 156,000 photographs and more than 30,000 original historical reports

The late JOHN C. POPPELIERS was head of the Historic American Buildings Survey (1971-1980) and coauthor of the previous edition of What Style Is It?S. ALLEN CHAMBERS Jr. is an architectural historian based in Washington, D.C., and former historian with the Historic American Buildings Survey. An active contributor to the historic preservation field, he serves on the boards of the Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Georgetown and the Tudor Place Foundation.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Early Colonial
Georgian
Spanish Colonial
Federal
Neoclassical
Jeffersonian
Greek Revival
Gothic Revival
Romanesque Revival
Italianate
Exotic Revivals
Second Empire
Stick Style
Queen Anne
Shingle Style
Richardsonian Romanesque
Rustic
Beaux-Arts
Classical Revival
Chicago School
Bungalows
Prairie Style
Period Houses
Art Deco
International Style
Coda
Glossary
Further Reading
Information Sources
About HABS/HAER
Index

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