United States Architecture
American Architecture
American Architecture
Paperback      ISBN: 0500203733
An updated study of American architecture traces the history of U.S. architecture from the colonial period to the present day; looks at public buildings, offices, and homes; and discusses influential movements and architects. Original.
American Architecture: An Illustrated Encyclopedia
American Architecture
An Illustrated Encyclopedia
Paperback      ISBN: 0393731030
Defines and illustrates architectural terms relating to building style, structural components, and architectural ornaments

The American House: 100 Contemporary Homes
The American House
100 Contemporary Homes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1864707380
American House Styles: A Concise Guide
American House Styles
A Concise Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 1682682242
Colonial, Neoclassical, Queen Anne, Craftsman
An American Palace of Culture : The Carnegie Institute and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
An American Palace of Culture : The Carnegie Institute and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Hardcover      ISBN: 281AKJ1018530

Dust Jacket : Very Good. Coral cloth boards with red jacket. Jacket spine faded, sunned.

Architecture in the United States
Architecture in the United States
Paperback      ISBN: 019284217x
American architecture is astonishingly varied. From Native American sites in New Mexico and Arizona, and the ancient earthworks of the Mississippi Valley, to the most fashionable contemporary buildings of Chicago and New York, the United States boasts three thousand years of architectural history. It is characterized by the diversity of its builders and consumers who include Native American men and women, African, Asian, and European immigrants, as well as renowned professional architects and urban planners. Leading historian Dell Upton's revolutionizing interpretation examines American architecture in relation to five themes: community, nature, technology, money, and art. In giving particular attention to indigenous, folk, ethnic, and popular architectures like Chaco Canyon, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Native American houses, as well as to the great monuments of traditional histories such as Jefferson's Monticello and Wright's Fallingwater, Architecture in the United States reveals the dazzling richness of America's human landscape.
The Architecture of McKim, Mead, and White: 1879–1915
The Architecture of McKim, Mead, and White
1879–1915
Paperback      ISBN: 158979818x
For nearly forty years the legendary firm led by Charles Follen McKim, William Rutherford Mead, and Stanford White was responsible for many of the finest buildings in America, including the Boston Public Library, Penn Station in New York, the Morgan Library, and the campus of Columbia University. This anthology of plans, elevations, and details of the major work of McKim, Mead, and White is an invaluable reference and inspiration for any student of architecture.
Architectures De Los Angeles: 1880-1940
Architectures De Los Angeles
1880-1940
Hardcover      ISBN: 2353402003
Barn: Form and Function of an American Icon
Barn
Form and Function of an American Icon
Hardcover      ISBN: 0760349738
When you read all about its extensive history, shifting architecture, and rich cultural background, you'll never look at a barn the same way again! Strong-timbered barns are icons of American agriculture, harboring multilayered stories from their floors to their rafters.Barn reveals the compelling history of barns from colonial times, examining how immigrants adapted traditional designs from their home countries to the American landscape. It guides the reader on a tour of different kinds of barns, showing how construction materials, cultural influences, function, and style have given rise to their extraordinary variety. The reader will also learn about barn preservation, barns in pop culture and mythology, elements of barn style, and barn construction. Barn is filled with fascinating facts about barns: How did barns change with westward expansion? Why are barns red? What effect did immigration have on styles of barns in America? How did barn architecture change according to geography? What elements of style emerged on barns? Barn idioms abound (e.g., He can't hit the broad side of a barn door!); Where did they come from? What is a "poetry barn"? . . . and much more! A comprehensive treatment of barns in the American landscape, this book is rich with fascinating details and beautiful photography. Swing open those big barn doors, and find out why barns continue to embody the heart of the American farm.
Beyond the Bungalow: Grand Homes in the Arts & Crafts Tradition
Beyond the Bungalow
Grand Homes in the Arts & Crafts Tradition
Hardcover      ISBN: 158685500x
Provides a richly illustrated overview of a variety of style infusions and influences that make up the Arts and Crafts tradition of home design, including Mission, Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor, and Swiss Chalet, along with period interior photography, a list of museums and must-see homes, and selected periodicals for further study.