American Homes is the classic work of American house
architecture. From the Dutch colonial, to the New England Salt Box, to
the 1950s prefab, this unrivaled reference and useful guide to 103
building styles pays homage to our country's housing heritage.
opens the window onto the rich landscape of all the places we call
home. Award-winning architect Lester Walker examines hundreds of styles
of homes—more than any other survey of American domestic
architecture—and helps us understand the history of each style, why it
developed as it did, and the practical and historical reasons behind its
shape, size, material, ornament, and plan. Hundreds of sequenced
drawings illustrate the evolution of our most beloved housing styles,
like the colonial English Cottage, which grows before our eyes from a
simple square of posts and beams to a fully constructed home with
hand-split cedar clapboards and an intricately thatched roof. There's
also the Italianate, whose roof displays its intricate carved brackets
and is topped with a cupola that serves to filter light to the interior
of the home. Annotated floor plans offer insight into the structure of
these homes, and with it, a good measure of inspiration. No wrought-iron
railing, white stucco wall, or gingerbread gable goes neglected. Every
idiosyncratic detail and decoration of each of these uniquely American
designs is delicately drawn.
American Homes is the perfect
reference for enthusiasts of architecture, history, and American
studies. It is also the ideal inspiration for anyone who lives in or
dreams of living in a classic American home.
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