Architecture

Old House, New House: A Child's Exploration of American Architectural Styles

By Michael Gaughenbaug and Herbert Camburn

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"As a family restores the large old house they have bought, they learn about its history and special features and about other types of houses, from San Francisco Victorians to Midwest farmhouses to New York brownstones."
A charming way to introduce children to architectural history.

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Home Building and Woodworking in Colonial America

By C. Keith Wilbur

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Tells how different styles of colonial buildings were constructed using hewn logs, hand tools, and wooden pegs. Many detailed illustrations of tools and methods of construction

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Dictionary of Building Preservation

By Ward Bucher

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Definitions to thousands of architectural terms that are helpful for both the professional and the layman. Includes architectural styles, finishes, structural systems, conservation treatments, and more.

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Americans at Home: Four Hundred Years of American Houses

By Lee Pennock Huntington

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This children's selection tells how architectural styles have changed in America.

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America's Forgotten Architecture

By Tony P. Wrenn and Elizabeth D. Mulloy

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This book teaches how to look for architectural beauty in old buildings which may have been forgotten and whose loveliness deserves to be preserved. It features crisp black and white photos from across America. The authors explain early architectural styles and define preservation terms. Wonderful for browsing.

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