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This book captures the beauty and history of 20 American houses that have survived the ravages of time. The dilapidated elegance imparted by old wallcoverings and faded or peeling paint, antique furniture in varying stages of repair and a respect for "how things were" is revealed in photographs. The visual impact of these houses is enhanced by text that explores the ...more
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Stewart, Tabori and Chang
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Henry Wiencek is a prominent American historian and editor whose work has encompassed historically significant architecture, the Founding Fathers, various topics relating to slavery, and the Lego company. In 1999, The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White, a biographical history which chronicles the racially intertwined Hairston clan of the noted Cooleemee Plantation House, won the Nati ...moreMore about Henry Wiencek...