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A field guide to American houses : the definitive guide to identifying and understanding America's domestic architecture / Virginia Savage McAlester ; with drawings by Suzanne Patton Matty and photographs by Steve Clicque.

McAlester, Virginia, 1943- author. (Author). Matty, Suzanne Patton, illustrator. (Added Author). Clicque, Steve, photographer. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown 728.097 M114 (Text) 79361000095329 Adult Nonfiction - Gardening, House & Home Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 728 MCAL (Text) 34330513002130 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 728.0973 McAleste (Text) 31208911605543 non-fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780375710827
  • ISBN: 0375710825
  • Physical Description: xxv, 848 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Second edition ; paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note: "The best-selling classic by Virgina and Lee McAlester now revised and expanded to include homes built after 1940 and a new section on how to 'read' a neighborhood."--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographic references (pages 773-814) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Look at American Houses -- Folk Houses -- Colonial Houses (1600-1820) -- Romantic Houses (1820-1880) -- Victorian Houses (1860-1900) -- Electric Houses (1880-1940) -- Modern Houses (1900-present) -- Styled Houses Since 1935 -- Appendix.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Architecture, Domestic > United States > Guidebooks.
United States > Guidebooks.

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