Virginia Savage Mcalester, "A Area Information to American Homes: The Definitive Information to Figuring out and Understanding America’s Home Structure, Revised"
ISBN: 140004359X, 0375710825 | 2013 | PDF | 880 pages | 681 MB
For the home lover and the curious vacationer, for the home purchaser and the weekend stroller, for neighborhood preservation teams and for all who need to know extra about their group – right here, eventually, is a ebook that makes it each straightforward and pleasurable to determine the varied types and durations of American home structure.
Concentrating not on uncommon landmarks however on typical dwellings in atypical neighborhoods all throughout america – homes constructed over the previous 300 years and lived in by People of each social and financial background – the ebook supplies you with the details (and body of reference) that may allow you to look in a recent approach on the homes you always see round you. It tells you – and exhibits you in additional than 1,200 illustrations – what that you must know so as to have the ability to acknowledge the a number of distinct architectural types and to know their historic significance. What does that cornice imply? Or that porch? That door? When was this home constructed? What does its type say concerning the individuals who constructed it? You will discover the solutions to such questions right here.
That is how the guide works: Every of thirty-nine chapters focuses on a specific fashion (and its variants). Every begins with a big schematic drawing that highlights the fashion’s most necessary figuring out options. Further drawings and pictures depict the most typical shapes and the principal subtypes, permitting you to see at a look a variety of examples of every fashion. Nonetheless extra drawings supply close-up views of typical small particulars – home windows, doorways, cornices, and so on. – that may be troublesome to see in full-house footage. The accompanying textual content is wealthy in details about every fashion – describing intimately its figuring out options, telling you the place (and in what amount) you are more likely to discover examples of it, discussing all of its notable variants, and revealing its origin and tracing its historical past.
Within the ebook’s introductory chapters you will discover invaluable common discussions of house-building supplies and methods ("Construction", home shapes ("Type", and the various traditions of architectural trend ("Fashion" which have influenced American home design via the previous three centuries. A pictorial key and glossary assist lead you from easy, simply acknowledged architectural options – the presence of a tile roof, for instance – to the types during which that function is more likely to be discovered.
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