United States 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 Country Houses of the Gilded Age
Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats"
Paperback ISBN: 048624301x
Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses, 4 casinos) built during the 1880s. Approximately 200 illustrations.
American House Styles
A Concise Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0393323250
How and where did different architectural styles develop? America has an abundance of fascinating and varied house styles, as fascinating and diverse as its people. This unique book will allow readers to recognize the architectural features and style of virtually any house they encounter.
A Definitive Guide
Paperback ISBN: 076272269x
Describes more than 500 lighthouses, detailing their history, architecture, and legends, and provides information on museum and lighthouse tours, hours of operation, nearby sites, and driving directions.
The Twentieth Century House
Hardcover ISBN: 0789310171
The architecture of great homes became a fascinating and significant art form in twentieth-century America with such icons of modernism as Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Philip Johnson's Glass House, and Frank Gehry's personal residence. This lavishly illustrated volume, the newest title in the Universe architecture series, is a condensed and updated edition of the bestselling book of the same name. Twenty-five of America's finest masterpieces of modern residential architecture are presented with rich color photographs, accompanied by text that explores each house in depth and discusses its place in the progression of American architecture. Compact and very reasonably priced, this book is ideal for students and all enthusiasts of twentieth-century design.
The Twentieth-Century House
Paperback ISBN: 0789306719
This century produced such icons of modern architecture as the Greene brothers' arts-and-crafts Gamble House in Pasadena, California, of 1908; Eliel Saarinen's 1929 residence at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and Michael Graves's own neoclassical villa in Princeton, New Jersey. Over the decades, American and international architects alike responded to this country's rising standard of living, rapidly expanding suburbs, and receptive, often liberal, clients - factors that encouraged the creative use of both unorthodox building materials and mass-produced components. During the 1920s, for example, Frank Lloyd Wright recovered the now-ubiquitous concrete block from what he termed the "architectural gutter," using it in several remarkable homes in Southern California, among them the Storer House in Hollywood of 1923. This and twenty-one other masterpieces of American twentieth-century residential architecture are presented in this illustrated volume, a condensed edition of the bestselling book of the same name. Color photographs are accompanied by text that explores each house in depth and discusses its place in the progression of American architecture, its role in the architect's oeuvre, and its broader relationship to the history of twentieth-century American cultural and artistic movements.