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A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised): The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic Architecture

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Here at last: the fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture--in print since its publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, essential reference to American houses.

Focusing on dwellings in urban and suburban neighborhoods and rural locations all across the
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Hardcover, 848 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Knopf Publishing Group
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Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
A tome. It’s all in there. Lots of photos. I would have liked more history but it reads more like a dictionary than an encyclopedia. It’s a reference book.
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A concise and thorough read an excellent field guide not just in the area of architecture but also the history and development of the domestic homestead.
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For those who admire houses as they ride through a city or rural highway, but don't know how to journal about them or describe them to friends in their travel letters.
A good teacher. Taught me vocabulary, for real. Taught me how to be specific when deciding what house I would want, or how to write about houses as I ride through a city; from their arches to the doorframes to the detailing. Taught me the roofstyle of "hipped pyramid" which gives a Millenium Mansion or New Traditional vibe. Taught
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Great book on the architecture of home in the United States.
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Probably the most useful book I've ever read. Survey takers know what I'm talking about. ...more
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Very thorough and great examples. Excellent reference guide. I used to understand my own home's intended features and architectural details. ...more
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