Invitation to Vernacular Architecture: A Guide to the Study of Ordinary Buildings and Landscapes Perspect Vernacular Architectu

Thomas carter and Elizabeth Collins Cromley provide a comprehensive introduction to the field. Rich with illustrations and written in a clear and jargon-free style, Invitation to Vernacular Architecture is an ideal text for courses in architecture, historic preservation, and history, material culture studies, American studies, and a useful guide for anyone interested in the built environment.

Invitation to vernacular architecture: a guide to the Study of Ordinary Buildings and Landscapes is a manual for exploring and interpreting vernacular architecture, the common buildings of particular regions and time periods. Used book in Good Condition.

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

Now in paperback: the fully expanded, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture: in print since its original publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, updated, essential guide to American houses. This revised edition includes a section on neighborhoods; expanded and completely new categories of house styles with photos and descriptions of each; an appendix on "Approaches to Construction in the 20th and 21st Centuries"; an expanded bibliography; and 600 new photographs and line drawings.

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The Chesapeake House: Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg

The analyses of materials, finishes, preservationists, and carpentry work will fascinate old-house buffs, and historians alike. Alfred a Knopf Inc. The lavish color photography is a delight to behold, style, and the detailed catalogues of architectural elements provide a reliable guide to the form, and chronology of the region's distinctive historic architecture.

. The essays describe how building design, modest farmsteads, furniture, wall coverings, and even paint colors telegraphed social signals about the status of builders and owners and choreographed social interactions among everyone who lived or worked in gentry houses, hardware, and slave quarters. In this beautifully illustrated volume, and conservators draw on their far-reaching knowledge of historic structures in Virginia and Maryland to illuminate the formation, curators, a team of historians, development, and spread of one of the hallmark building traditions in American architecture.

Its painstaking work has transformed our understanding of building practices in the colonial and early national periods and thereby greatly enriched the experience of visiting historic sites. For more than thirty years, the architectural research department at Colonial Williamsburg has engaged in comprehensive study of early buildings, landscapes, and social history in the Chesapeake region.


At Home: A Short History of Private Life

In these pages, the beloved bill bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. Alfred a Knopf Inc. Anchor Books. Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and his sheer prose fluency makes At Home one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life.

. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, and every item of furniture.

American Architecture: A History

Anchor Books. More than fifteen years after the success of the first edition, this sweeping introduction to the history of architecture in the United States is now a fully revised guide to the major developments that shaped the environment from the first Americans to the present, from the everyday vernacular to the high style of aspiration.

The second edition features an entirely new chapter detailing the green architecture movement and architectural trends in the 21st century. The art program is expanded, including 640 black and white images and 62 new color images. Eleven chronologically organized chapters chart the social, cultural, and suburbs, cities, and political forces that shaped the growth and development of American towns, analysis, while providing full description, and interpretation of buildings and their architects.

Alfred a Knopf Inc. Accessible and engaging, study, american Architecture continues to set the standard as a guide, and reference for those seeking to better understand the rich history of architecture in the United States. Further updates include an expanded section on native American architecture and contemporary design by Native American architects, more examples of women architects and designers, new discussions on architectural education and training, and a thoroughly expanded glossary to help today's readers.


Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice Second Edition

W w norton Company. Anchor Books. Updated throughout, this revised edition addresses new subjects, including heritage tourism and partnering with the environmental community. 91 line drawings; 69 black-and-white photographs Alfred a Knopf Inc. Historic preservation, which started as a grassroots movement, now represents the cutting edge in a cultural revolution focused on “green” architecture and sustainability.

It is an ideal introduction to the field for students, local officials, preservationists, historians, property owners, and community leaders. This is the only book to cover the gamut of preservation issues in layman’s language: the philosophy and history of the movement, the role of government, the documentation and designation of historic properties, sensitive architectural designs and planning, and heritage tourism, preservation technology, plus a survey of architectural styles.


Recording Historic Structures

Anchor Books. Edited by the deputy chief of the historic american building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, new case studies, this revised edition includes in-formation on recent technological advances such as laser scanning, and expanded material on the docu-mentation of historic landscapes.

Alfred a Knopf Inc. This new edition of the definitive guide to recording America's built environment provides a detailed reference to the re-cording methods and techniques that are fundamental tools for examining any existing structure. W w norton Company.

How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built

How buildings learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. From the connected farmhouses of New England to I. M. Alfred a Knopf Inc. Penguin Books.

How buildings learn shows how to work with time rather than against it. W w norton Company. Anchor Books. Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. Pei's media lab, " from the evolution of bungalows to the invention of Santa Fe Style, from "satisficing" to "form follows funding, from Low Road military surplus buildings to a High Road English classic like Chatsworth—this is a far-ranging survey of unexplored essential territory.

More than any other human artifacts, buildings improve with time—if they're allowed to.

A Richer Heritage: Historic Preservation in the Twenty-First Century

Surveying the past, present, and future of historic preservation in America, this book features fifteen essays by some of the most important voices in the field. Contributors include preservationists, local-government citizen activists, an ethnologist, an archaeologist, a Native American tribal leader, historians, an architect, a real-estate developer, landscape architects, environmentalists, and lawyers.

W w norton Company. Individual chapters explore the preservation of designed and vernacular landscapes, racial and ethnic interests in historic preservation, the role of new private and nonprofit players, the relationship between historic preservation and the larger environmental and land-trust movements, and the preservation of our intangible cultural values.

Alfred a Knopf Inc. Used book in Good Condition. The book also describes the workings--legal, state, and fiscal--of the layered federal, administrative, and local government partnership put in place by Congress in 1966. A concluding chapter analyzes the present state of the historic preservation movement and suggests future directions for the field in the twenty-first century.

Anchor Books. Penguin Books. A richer heritage will be an essential, thought-provoking guide for professionals as well as administrators, volunteers, and policy makers involved in preservation efforts.

An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape

Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. W w norton Company. Alfred a Knopf Inc. This unique and exhaustive compilation traces the origin and development of an American architectural vocabulary in the colonies and states of the eastern seaboard from Delaware to Georgia. From the fortified earthfast dwellings of Jamestown to the intellectualized landscape of Monticello, southern architectural forms underwent major changes in their early period, as did the language of building.

Featuring 1, 500 terms ranging from building types to methods of construction, Lounsbury's book is the first of its kind to identify and define the language of building during this formative period of American architecture. Abundantly illustrated with over 300 photographs and drawings, resource for architectural and cultural historians, An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape is an ideal, and now affordable, preservationists, students of architecture, and anyone who works with older buildings.

Carl R. Covering the full range of building in the south from 1607 to the 1820s, An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape is now available for the first time in paperback. Anchor Books. Lounsbury's illustrated glossary of architectural and landscape terms delineates regional and traditional terminology as well as classical influences introduced in America through English architectural books and by professionally trained craftsmen.

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life Illustrated Edition

W w norton Company. Anchor Books. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Selected from a staggering array of sources to bring Bill's journey to vivid life, these pictures will make reading At Home an immersive experience. Bill bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and At Home is likely to become the most illuminating book on the way we lived then and live now--the why and the where and the how of it--ever written.

. Penguin Books. Now, in this handsome new edition, his sparkling prose will be enhanced by some 200 carefully curated full-colour images from both the past and the present. When you've finished this book, you will see your house--and your daily life--in a new and revelatory light. Alfred a Knopf Inc.