"From a one-room cabin to a beaux-arts mansion, here is a concise and easily understandable architectural dictionary. Contains more than 450 illustrations, 1,500 terms, 750 definitions and 17 useful cross-references for anyone interested in American domestic architecture."
"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.
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.
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.