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Great American houses and their architectural styles by Virginia McAlester

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Published by Abbeville Press in New York, London .
Written in English


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StatementVirginia and Lee McAlester.
ContributionsMcAlester, Lee.
The Physical Object
Pagination(348)p. :
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21933916M
ISBN 101558597506

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Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles by Virginia McAlester and Lee McAlester (Authors), Alex McLean (Photographer) Architecture buffs and decorators will enjoy visiting these 25 noteworthy American houses, selected partly because they are open to the public. Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles By Virginia McAlester Lee McAlester A sumptuously illustrated, authoritative introduction to the principal architectural and decorating styles of the American house, from Colonial times to the mid-twentieth century. Great American Houses and their Architectural Styles Virginia McAlester () This book presents 25 American houses which are open to the public. Included are floor plans for each dwelling and a schematic diagram that point out representative architectural characteristics of the style in question. Identifying American Architecture. Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles By Virginia Savage McAlester, Willis Winters FAIA, The book also concentrates on styled houses built before Unstyled folk houses and post- houses are included, but are treated American styles that have been based on each of these traditions. With this knowl-File Size: KB.

The devout preservationist and architecture historian also wrote The Making of a Historic District, and was the author or co-author of several other titles, including Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles, A Field Guide to America’s Historic Neighborhoods and Museum Houses: The Western States, and The Homes of the Park Cities. Rosengarten, whose book on Architectural Styles is the best we know for general readers, has this to say concerning the Gothic or pointed style as applied to ecclesiastical structures: "Finally, it must be mentioned that a main feature of the Pointed Style in church buildings consists in the fact that the interior as well as the exterior. The architecture of the United States demonstrates a broad variety of architectural styles and built forms over the country's history of over two centuries of independence and former Spanish and British rule.. Architecture in the United States has been shaped by many internal and external factors and regional distinctions. As a whole it represents a rich eclectic and innovative tradition. Alex McLean is the author of The Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 0 reviews), Tribute to the Memory of John B. Skinner (/5.