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Walker, Lester

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ISBN 10: 0879511311 / ISBN 13: 9780879511319
Published by The Overlook Press, 1981
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Walker, Lester. AMERICAN SHELTER; AN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN HOME. Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, c1981. First printing. 320pp. b/w illus, glossary, biblio, index. 4to. Fine trade hardcover in fine d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 69732

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Publisher: The Overlook Press

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Diagrams trace the development of American house styles from the Indian longhouse to a proposed space settlement and indicate characteristic features of each design


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.

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