American Houses A Field Guide to the Architecture of the Home

ISBN-10: 0618387994
ISBN-13: 9780618387991
Edition: 2004
Authors: Gerald L. Foster
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Description: American Houses is a historical guide to the architecture of the American home. While other architectural field guides show only façades, this book includes floor plans, showing how the form of a house arises from its function. Photographs and  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

American Houses is a historical guide to the architecture of the American home. While other architectural field guides show only façades, this book includes floor plans, showing how the form of a house arises from its function. Photographs and drawings of exteriors illustrate the significant field marks of each style and help pinpoint the key elements that can identify a house even when it has been remodeled beyond recognition. Beautifully illustrated, clearly written, and impeccably researched, American Houses is an essential reference for anyone interested in the history of American residential architecture.

Born in Calcutta, and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Northern India. He studied in Delhi, Oxford, and Egypt and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels. Ghosh has also written for GRANTA, THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK TIMES, and THE OBSERVER. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.Formerly vice president and partner of the Architects Collaborative, the famous firm founded by Walter Gropius, Gerald Foster has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Boston Architectural Center as well as the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited at the DeCordova Museum and at various galleries. His books include A Field Guide to Airplanes, A Field Guide to Trains, and American Houses: A Field Guide.

An Introduction to American Houses
Colonial Traditions
The New England Hearth
The One- and Two-Room English Cottage (1620-1800)
Two-Story Houses: Saltbox and Garrison (1620-1700)
The New England Large House (1690-1850)
The Cape Cod Cottage (1690-1800)
The Rhode Island Stone-Ender (1640-1700)
The New England Georgian (1700-80)
The Hudson River Valley Hearth
The Brick Farmhouse (1650-1750)
The Stone Farmhouse (1700-1800)
The Lower Hudson River Farmhouse (1750-1835)
The Mid-Atlantic Hearth and the Upland South
The Quaker Plan House (1675-1800)
The Continental Plan House (1715-1800)
The Mid-Atlantic Georgian (1750-1875)
The Mid-Atlantic "I" House (1700-1915)
Log Building Traditions (1640-1850)
The Chesapeake Bay Tidewater Hearth
The One-Room English Cottage (1620-1860)
The Hall-and-Parlor House (1620-1860)
The Center-Passage House (1700-1860)
The Cross House (1665-1700)
Three-Room Plan, "L," and "T" Houses (1700-1800)
The Catslide, Tidewater Cottage, and Tidewater Gambrel (1750-1860)
The Four-Room Plan House (1700-1800)
The Chesapeake Bay Georgian (1700-80)
The Late Chesapeake Bay Georgian (1750-80)
Andrea Palladio
The Southern Tidewater Hearth
Medway (1705)
Middleburg (1699) and Mulberry (1714)
The Raised Southern Tidewater Cottage (1700-1800)
Hanover (1720)
Brick House (1725)
Drayton Hall (1738-42)
The Charleston Single House (1750-1863)
The Charleston Double House (1730-1863)
The French Mississippi Hearth
The Creole Cottage (1700-1830)
The Creole Plantation House (1765-1830)
The Cajun House (1790-1850)
The New Orleans Urban House (1788-1850)
The Urban Creole Cottage (1790-1850)
The Creole Townhouse (1795-1850)
The Shotgun House (1830-1930)
The Spanish Colonial Hearths
The Spanish New Mexico House (1600-1846)
The New Mexican Territorial House (1848-1912)
The Spanish California House (1769-1848)
The Monterey House (1835-80)
19th-Century Styles
The Early Classical Revival
The Federal-Adamesque Style (1780-1820)
Jeffersonian Classicism (1770-1830)
The Greek Revival (1825-60)
Early Victorian Styles
The Gothic Revival (1840-60)
The Italian Villa (1830-80)
The Italianate Style (1845-80)
The Octagon (1850-60)
Late Victorian Styles
Second Empire Style (1855-80)
Stick Style (1855-75)
Richardson Romanesque (1870-1900)
Shingle Style (1880-1900)
Queen Anne Style (1880-1910)
The Colonial Revival (1880-1950)
20th-Century Revivals and Innovations
The Academic Revivals
The American Classical Revival (1895-1950)
The Second Italian Renaissance Revival Urban Palace (1890-1935)
The Second Italian Renaissance Revival Rural Villa (1890-1935)
Extreme Academic Architecture
The Beaux-Arts Style (1880-1920)
The Chateauesque Style (1890-1910)
The English Revival (1890-1940)
Southwestern and California Styles
The Mission Style (1890-1920)
The Spanish Colonial Revival (1915-40)
The Spanish Pueblo Revival (1912-present)
Indigenous Styles and the Bungalow
The Prairie Style (1900-1920)
The Craftsman Style (1905-30)
The Bungalow (1900-1930)
Modern Trends
Art Moderne (1920-50)
The International Style (1930-present)
Glossary
Recommended Reading
Photo Credits
Index

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