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A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia Savage McAlester
A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia Savage McAlester

A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised)

The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic Architecture

The book serves as a definitive guide, helping readers identify and understand the unique characteristics of different types of houses. With its extensive collection of 600 new photographs and line drawings, readers can visually immerse themselves in the diverse architectural elements that define American homes.

In addition to its visual richness, the revised edition features an appendix on “Approaches to Construction in the 20th and 21st Centuries.” This section provides insights into the evolving trends and techniques in home construction over the past century, offering a broader understanding of the architectural landscape.

Furthermore, the book includes an extended bibliography, ensuring readers can access additional sources to further explore American domestic architecture.

Whether you are an architecture enthusiast, a homeowner, or a professional in the field, “A Field Guide to American Houses” is an essential companion that will deepen your understanding and appreciation of America’s rich architectural heritage. With its meticulous research, comprehensive coverage, and updated content, this revised edition continues to be regarded as the unrivalled and critical resource for identifying and understanding the remarkable diversity of American homes.

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