American Shelter: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Home

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9780879511319: American Shelter: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Home

In hardcover for the first time in a revised edition, and with over 1,000 illustrations, American Shelter -- the landmark reference in architectural history -- surveys and illustrates every American housing style from Native American days to the present and beyond. Over 100 styles are covered, including 1700s Dutch Colonials and New England saltboxes, Southern plantation mansions, plain Shaker dwellings, whimsical Carpenter Gothics, and modern modular homes, and architect Lester Walker's superb coverage features detailed drawings of each style, including exploded diagrams and floor plans -- essential reference to the American dwelling, past and present.

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Altogether 103 styles of American housing are featured in this book, spanning the earth lodge (circa 300) to the projected space unit (circa 2000). There are full diagrams, history, and a description for each of the Native American and settler homes, including the pueblo, longhouse, and wigwam; the log cabin, garrison house, and saltbox; and on through the Georgian, Greek Revival, false front, Queen Anne, and neomodern. Whether you're a student of architecture, a dabbler in design, a house-history buff or a novice home-buyer attempting to decipher your realtor's descriptions, Lester Walker's American Shelter has a lot to offer.

About the Author:

Lester Walker is an award-winning architect and author of numerous books including American Shelter, Tiny Houses, and Block Building for Children. He lives in Woodstock, New York, where his architectural practice is based.

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