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St. Elizabeths in Washington, D.C. - Architecture of an Asylum (Paperback): Sarah A. Leavitt St. Elizabeths in Washington, D.C. - Architecture of an Asylum (Paperback)
Sarah A. Leavitt
R386 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R99 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Diagrams of Architecture - AD Reader (Paperback): Mark Garcia The Diagrams of Architecture - AD Reader (Paperback)
Mark Garcia
R707 R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Save R212 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since the 1980s, the diagram has become a preferred method for researching, communicating, theorising and making architectural designs, ideas and projects. Thus the rise of the diagram, as opposed to the model or the drawing, is the one of the most significant new developments in the process of design in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. "Diagrams of Architecture" is the first anthology to represent - through texts and diagrams - the histories, theories and futures of architecture through the diagram.

Spanning the Pre-historic to the Parametric, "Diagrams of Architecture" illustrates over 250 diagrams and brings together 26 previously published and newly commissioned essays from leading international academics, architects, theorists and professional experts. These combine to define the past and future of the diagram's discourse. Prefaced with a critical introduction by Mark Garcia, each text investigates a central concept or dimension of the diagram ranging from socio-cultural studies, science, philosophy, technology, CAD/CAM, computing and cyberspace and virtual/digital design to methodology, environment/sustainability and phenomenological, poetic and art architecture; as well as interior, urban, engineering, interactive and landscape design.

- The first critical, multidisciplinary book on the history, theory and futures of the architectural diagram.

- Includes seminal articles on the diagram from the history and theory of architecture such as those by Peter Eisenman, Sanford Kwinter, MVRDV, Neil Spiller, Lars Spuybroek, UN Studio and Anthony Vidler.

- Features 16 newly commissioned articles by leading architects and theorists, including Will Alsop, Charles Jencks, Hanif Kara, Patrik Schumacher, Bernard Tschumi, Leon van Schaik and Alejandro Zaera-Polo.

- Includes a full-colour critical collection of over 250 of the most significant and original diagrams, many of which are previously unpublished, in the history of architecture from around the world.

Beautiful Built-Ins - Plans for Designing with Stock Cabinets (Paperback, Ed): Connie Edwards Beautiful Built-Ins - Plans for Designing with Stock Cabinets (Paperback, Ed)
Connie Edwards
R883 R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Save R202 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

ALL THE DETAILS, PLANS, AND IDEAS YOU NEED TO USE STOCK KITCHEN CABINETS TO CREATE BUILT-INS THROUGHOUT THE HOME


This expertly written, heavily-illustrated resource provides builders, remodelers, designers, and architects with all the ideas and information they need to use stock kitchen cabinetry to create beautiful and functional built-ins throughout the home. Homeowners will find this a valuable resource, too.


Written by a certified kitchen and bathroom designer with twenty-five years experience in the field, Beautiful Built-Ins is packed with plan details and installation tips -- so pitching the sale, closing the deal, specifying and ordering materials, and actual assembly is efficient and easy. It will prove to be a source of design inspiration complete with the necessary how to information.


With more than 750 illustrations, Beautiful Built-Ins is versatile enough to double as a presentation portfolio and can actually improve your bottom line by giving you more options to offer your clients.


INVALUABLE TO BUILDERS, REMODELERS, DESIGNERS, AND ARCHITECTS:

* Assembly tips

* Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Exercise Areas

* Beverage Centers

* Libraries, Offices and Desks

* Craft Rooms, Potting Benches, and Workshops

* Entertainment Centers

* Utility Areas

* Childrens Rooms

* Dining Areas

* Cabinets, Cabinets Everywhere

* Details, Details, Details

* Striking Out on Your Own

* Appendix

* Glossary

* Manufacturers and Suppliers

Research Methods for Architecture (Paperback): Raymond Lucas Research Methods for Architecture (Paperback)
Raymond Lucas
R525 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R133 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

While fundamentally a design discipline, architectural education requires an element of history and theory, grouped under the term `research'. However, many students struggle with this part of their course. This practical handbook provides the necessary grounding in this subject, addressing essential questions about what research in architecture can be. The first part of the book is a general guide to the fundamentals of how to do research, from assembling a literature review to conducting an interview. The second section presents a selection of case studies dealing with such topics as environmental psychology, the politics of space, ethnographic research and mapping.

Stay Overnight - Hospitality Design in Repurposed Walls (Hardcover): Chris van Uffelen Stay Overnight - Hospitality Design in Repurposed Walls (Hardcover)
Chris van Uffelen
R927 R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Save R246 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Architecture in Context - Designing in the Middle East (Paperback): Hassan Radoine Architecture in Context - Designing in the Middle East (Paperback)
Hassan Radoine
R967 R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Save R264 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Architecture in Context: Designing in the Middle East provides a foundation for understanding the critical context of architecture and design in this region. It does this by: presenting a practical overview of architectural know-how in the Middle East, and its potential for cultivating a sense of place introducing local architectural vocabularies and styles, and how they can still be reactivated in contemporary design exploring the cultural and contextual meaning of forms as references that may influence contemporary architecture discussing important discourses and trends in architecture that allow a rethinking of the current global/local dichotomy. Highly illustrated, the book covers architecture and design in North Africa, the Levant, the Gulf, and Turkey, Iran and Iraq.

Along Route 66 (Paperback): Quinta Scott Along Route 66 (Paperback)
Quinta Scott
R410 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R69 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

It was the way out. Invented on the cusp of the depression, Route 66 was the road out of the mines, off the farm, away from troubled Main Street. It was the road to opportunity. Between 1926 and 1956, many people from the southern and plains states trekked west to California on Route 66, the Mother Road. Some never reached California. Instead, they settled along the road, building restaurants, tourist attractions, gas stations, and motels. The architecture of each structure reflected regional building traditions and the difficulties of the times. The designs of buildings and signs served as invitations for passing travelers to stop, fill their tanks, have a bite, and stay the night.

Along Route 66 describes the architectural styles found along the highway from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, and pairs photos with stories of the buildings and of the people who built them, lived in them, and made a living from them. With striking black-and-white images and unforgettable oral histories of this rapidly disappearing architecture, Quinta Scott has docomented the culture of America's most famous road.

Along Route 66 (Hardcover): Quinta Scott Along Route 66 (Hardcover)
Quinta Scott
R554 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R102 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

It was the way out. Invented on the cusp of the depression, Route 66 was the road out of the mines, off the farm, away from troubled Main Street. It was the road to opportunity. Between 1926 and 1956, many people from the southern and plains states trekked west to California on Route 66, the Mother Road. Some never reached California. Instead, they settled along the road, building restaurants, tourist attractions, gas stations, and motels. The architecture of each structure reflected regional building traditions and the difficulties of the times. The designs of buildings and signs served as invitations for passing travelers to stop, fill their tanks, have a bite, and stay the night.

Along Route 66 describes the architectural styles found along the highway from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, and pairs photos with stories of the buildings and of the people who built them, lived in them, and made a living from them. With striking black-and-white images and unforgettable oral histories of this rapidly disappearing architecture, Quinta Scott has docomented the culture of America's most famous road.

A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina (Paperback, New edition): Jennifer F. Martin A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina (Paperback, New edition)
Jennifer F. Martin
R536 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R113 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This portable field guide to the historic architecture of western North Carolina covers 1,200 historic buildings in 25 counties in the foothills and mountains. It introduces readers to the region's rich and diverse architectural heritage--from the log farmstead to the opulent mountain retreat, and from ancient earthen mounds of the Cherokee to twentieth-century hydroelectric dams and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Featuring more than 370 photographs and 36 maps, the guide is written for travelers and residents alike. It offers concise entries on notable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities, emphasizing buildings that are visible from the road and indicating sites that are open to the public. A project of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office of the Division of Archives and History and its western office in Asheville, the book reflects more than twenty-five years of fieldwork and research in the agency's statewide architectural survey and National Register of Historic Places programs. A previous volume covers eastern North Carolina and a future volume will cover the piedmont region. |This illustrated field guide to the historic architecture of western North Carolina covers 1200 buildings in 25 counties, from Cherokee mounds to the Biltmore House.

New Bodleian - Making the Weston Library (Paperback): Bodleian Library New Bodleian - Making the Weston Library (Paperback)
Bodleian Library
R725 R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Save R53 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 1934 Sir Giles Gilbert Scott began work on designs for a substantial new library building opposite the Old Bodleian Library site in Broad Street, Oxford in order to provide much-needed space for the growing numbers of books housed in the library and the number of readers using them. Opened in 1946 (having been delayed by the Second World War), for seventy years the New Bodleian served the academic community and readers visiting Oxford, housing 3.5 million items. Scott's innovative designs meant that the New Bodleian became a Grade II-listed building in 2003. In 2009, thanks to a generous bequest from the Garfield Weston Foundation, plans got underway for a complete refurbishment of the building to meet the needs of twenty-first-century research and the Bodleian's expanding collections. The architects Wilkinson Eyre were appointed to develop the project adapting the Grade II listed building for its new use as a special collections library while keeping the facade intact. Their brief was to redesign reading rooms for the consultation of rare books, manuscripts, archives, music and maps, provide new research facilities (including support for digital scholarship), new teaching facilities, improved conservation laboratories, state-of-the-art storage for Bodleian Libraries' valuable special collections and enhanced public access through a new entrance hall and exhibition space. This book tells the story of how the vision for the Weston Library was realized. Like the project itself, it represents a collaboration between clients and consultants as they place the project in context, describing in detail the many architectural, academic, curatorial and heritage issues addressed throughout the process, and the challenges of meeting the needs of an internationally renowned, four-hundred-year-old institution in the twenty-first century.

English Castles - England'S Most Dramatic Castles and Strongholds (Paperback, Edition): Historic Uk English Castles - England'S Most Dramatic Castles and Strongholds (Paperback, Edition)
Historic Uk 1
R165 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A handy guide to England's most dramatic castles and strongholds, many of which are open to visitors. Includes an eight-page map section showing the locations of castles covered in the book. Features historical background and architectural details for each of the castles, accompanied by beautiful colour photographs. The book covers the major sites of Windsor, Warwick and Leeds Castle, as well as lesser known fortresses scattered across the country. Includes details on the property's custodianship, whether cared for by the National Trust, English Heritage or another body, a description of the gardens where relevant, location, website and phone number. * A concise guide to English castles in an accessible format. * Of interest to English, local and architectural historians, as well as international visitors to England.

War beyond Words - Languages of Remembrance from the Great War to the Present (Paperback): Jay Winter War beyond Words - Languages of Remembrance from the Great War to the Present (Paperback)
Jay Winter
R339 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R78 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

What we know of war is always mediated knowledge and feeling. We need lenses to filter out some of its blinding, terrifying light. These lenses are not fixed; they change over time, and Jay Winter's panoramic history of war and memory offers an unprecedented study of transformations in our imaginings of war, from 1914 to the present. He reveals the ways in which different creative arts have framed our meditations on war, from painting and sculpture to photography, film and poetry, and ultimately to silence, as a language of memory in its own right. He shows how these highly mediated images of war, in turn, circulate through language to constitute our 'cultural memory' of war. This is a major contribution to our understanding of the diverse ways in which men and women have wrestled with the intractable task of conveying what twentieth-century wars meant to them and mean to us.

Waterside Modern (Paperback): Dominic Bradbury Waterside Modern (Paperback)
Dominic Bradbury
R482 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R153 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the Mediterranean to the Pacific Ocean and the tropical idylls of Southeast Asia, this book takes an international trip to the world's most stunning waterside homes. Photographs of each house reveal its architecture, interior design and surroundings, while plans provide an additional layer of information. Dominic Bradbury tells the story of how the dwelling was sited to make the most of its location, how construction innovations were introduced, and how such solutions provide a comfortable space from which families can enjoy the great outdoors. Loosely grouped into three sections, all of these houses - created by leading international architects and designers - offer dazzling inspiration, wherever you are.

The Architecture Concept Book - An inspirational guide to creative ideas, strategies and practices (Hardcover): James Tait The Architecture Concept Book - An inspirational guide to creative ideas, strategies and practices (Hardcover)
James Tait
R615 R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Save R150 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Inspired by the complexity and heterogeneity of the world around us, by the rise of new technologies and their associated behaviours, The Architecture Concept Book seeks to stimulate young architects and students to think outside of what is often a rather conservative and self-perpetuating professional domain, and to be influenced by everything around them. Organized into four central themes, the book explores 32 architectural concepts, or strategies, which cover wide-ranging and not always architecturally centred subjects. These progress from such notions as disorder, function and memory, to basic architectural components such as the wall, roof, stair and services, to social phenomena such as influence and respect, before concluding with texts on reviewing, optimising and economising. The aim is to create more thoughtful architects for the Digital Age. Each theme is accompanied by photographs, plans, and illustrations specially drawn by the author to explain spatial ideas, from the small-scale to the urban. In a compact format, the words and pictures come together to create a reference source to which students and young professionals will return again and again.

Historic Houses of Paris - Residences of the Ambassadors (Hardcover): Alain Stella Historic Houses of Paris - Residences of the Ambassadors (Hardcover)
Alain Stella; Photographs by Francis Hammond
R883 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R221 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Gothic Cathedral - The Architecture of the Great Church 1130-1530 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Christopher Wilson The Gothic Cathedral - The Architecture of the Great Church 1130-1530 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Christopher Wilson
R492 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R116 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Gothic Cathedral focuses on the interaction between design and the requirements of patrons, following the creative processes of architects by reconstructing the problems and opportunities which faced them. Christopher Wilson presents the essential facts on such aspects as chronology, structural techniques and stylistic developments and then goes further, seeing the story as a sequence of choices from which new solutions arose, which, in their turn, gave rise to still more challenges. Illustrated with carefully chosen photographs and specially drawn diagrams, this fresh, perceptive and provocative book has already established itself as a definitive introduction to the subject.

Piranesi. The Complete Etchings (English, French, German, Hardcover): Luigi Ficacci Piranesi. The Complete Etchings (English, French, German, Hardcover)
Luigi Ficacci
R410 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R99 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The most famous 18th-century copper engraver, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) made his name with etchings of ancient Rome. His startling, chiaroscuro images imbued the city's archaeological ruins with drama and romance and became favorite souvenirs for the Grand Tourists who traveled Italy in pursuit of classical culture and education. Today, Piranesi is renowned not just for shaping the European imagination of Rome, but also for his elaborate series of fanciful prisons, Carceri, which have influenced generations of creatives since, from the Surrealists to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edgar Allan Poe, Jorge Luis Borges, and Franz Kafka. Loosely based on contemporary stage sets rather than the actual dingy dungeons of Piranesi's day, these intricate images defy architectural reality to play instead with perspective, lighting, and scale. Staircases exist on two planes simultaneously; vast, vaulted ceilings seem to soar up to the heavens; interior and exterior distinctions collapse. With a low viewpoint and small, fragile figures, the prison scenes become monstrous megacities of incarceration, celebrated to this day as masterworks of existentialist drama.

Post Modern Buildings in Britain (Hardcover): Geraint Franklin, Elain Harwood Post Modern Buildings in Britain (Hardcover)
Geraint Franklin, Elain Harwood 1
R607 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R188 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An illuminating look at a controversial architectural style--and its finest examples. Postmodern architecture, which emerged in the 1980s, has been much maligned--but in this book historians Elain Harwood and Geraint Franklin celebrate the genre with a fascinating discussion of its background and key concepts. Each lavishly illustrated entry focuses on what characteristics make the structure unique and provides information on the architect who created it. Eye-opening examples include No 1 Poultry, a London office building by James Stirling; the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery, designed by Robert Venturi; the striking TV-am studios in Camden; and the iconic SIS Building in central London.

100 Churches 100 Years (Hardcover): Twentieth Century Society 100 Churches 100 Years (Hardcover)
Twentieth Century Society 1
R602 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R188 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Following on from 100 Buildings 100 Years and 100 Houses 100 Years, this book illustrates and describes 100 churches and chapels built in the UK since 1914, charting the development of buildings for worship. In this period concrete and steel gave a new freedom to construction, while new ideas about how congregations could participate in services changed assumptions about traditional layouts, bringing celebrants and people closer together. The century saw dynamic churches in dramatic shapes of all sizes thanks to ambitious engineering, and brilliant colour from new forms of stained glass, murals and sculpture. Architects whose work is included here range from Basil Spence and Edward Maufe, designers of major cathedrals, to the radical Gillespie, Kidd and Coia whose brutalist seminary lies abandoned near Dumbarton. The book provides biographies of major designers; articles on glass, fittings, and on the synagogues, mosques and temples that play an intrinsic and important part in worship in Britain today. Contributors include architectural historians Elain Harwood, Alan Powers and Clare Price. Beautiful photography throughout showcases the very best of British church design, whether it is the minimal symmetry of a timber-framed altar, or light streaming in through a multi-coloured stained glass panel.

Designing And Building Your Own Home - A Straightforward Guide (Paperback): Roger Sproston, Paul Marshall, Jayne Marshall Designing And Building Your Own Home - A Straightforward Guide (Paperback)
Roger Sproston, Paul Marshall, Jayne Marshall
R283 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R65 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Adjaye * Africa * Architecture - A Photographic Survey of Metropolitan Architecture (Hardcover): David Adjaye Adjaye * Africa * Architecture - A Photographic Survey of Metropolitan Architecture (Hardcover)
David Adjaye
R746 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R186 (25%) In stock

The African continent contains some of the world's most vibrant culture and creativity, and yet its buildings - vernacular, colonial or contemporary - have rarely engaged the interest of Western architects. David Adjaye, the first black architect to establish a truly global reputation in his field, has found endless sources of inspiration for his designs in the rich - and chequered - heritage of Africa's teeming metropolises. His life dream was to return to the continent as an architect to document Africa's built environment. Over a long decade, he tirelessly documented these dynamic, colourful cities, photographing thousands of buildings, sites and places, and letting each building speak for itself in telling contrast to a design world obsessed with photorealistic slickness. The result was a stunning seven-volume work that has become an essential resource for all those interested in the burgeoning continent. This compact edition will make the fruits of this once-in-a-generation record available to a much wider audience. The result is one of the most original, ambitious and important architectural publications of our time, now available to everyone wishing to gain an understanding of a unique architectural heritage overlooked for too long.

Wallpaper and Wallcoverings - Introducing Colour, Pattern and Texture into Your Living Space (Hardcover): Alice Whately Wallpaper and Wallcoverings - Introducing Colour, Pattern and Texture into Your Living Space (Hardcover)
Alice Whately
R438 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R146 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Wallpaper & Wallcoverings is packed full of creative design ideas for walls in every room of the home, with tips and techniques for contemporary applications of everything from paper and paint to fabric and light-projected images. Beginning with the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century imports of toile de Jouy, damask and chintz from the Far East, the book examines the evolution and major influences of wallpaper and wallcoverings in the West. William Morris's organic hand-blocked prints, the geometric patterns of the 1950s and the hippie-trippy flowers of the 1960s and 1970s, among others, are used to show the impact of historical styles on modern wallcoverings. With a brilliant combination of lively and informative text and beautiful, inspiring photographs, Wallpaper & Wallcoverings illustrates the versatility

The American House: 100 Contemporary Homes (Hardcover): Hannah Jenkins The American House: 100 Contemporary Homes (Hardcover)
Hannah Jenkins
R1,256 R966 Discovery Miles 9 660 Save R290 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The American House is an outstanding and extensive collection of contemporary residential designs seen across the United States today. This book follows the incredibly successful and recently published title European House, which also features a gorgeous collection of residential architecture produced by architects from across the globe. The American House contains cutting-edge residential designs by leading architects from across the United States, illuminated with rarely seen photographs and detailed plans, and underlines the sensitivity of today's architects to the natural environment, as well as the care and attention paid to interior design and everyday living. AUTHOR: This book is coordinated by Images Publishing, one of the world's most prestigious international publishers of architecture and design titles. Images specialises in lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed books on architecture and interior design. The Master Architect series has documented the success of many of the world's most inspired architects, and boasts a leading collection of architecture monographs. SELLING POINTS: * Showcases contemporary residential architecture and design across the United States by renowned international architects and designers, illustrated with full-colour photography, informative descriptions and detailed floor plans * Introduced by an acclaimed expert on the profound influences of key architecture and design practitioners, and the topic of building in different environments throughout the United States * Includes selected high-calibre contemporary gems spanning the nation, including multiple projects across a wide range of topographies and environments, from rural to urban, from small-scale apartment dwellings to large rambling villas 400 colour images

Made by Robots - Challenging Architecture at a Larger Scale (Paperback): Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler Made by Robots - Challenging Architecture at a Larger Scale (Paperback)
Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler
R581 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R173 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the next decade or so, the widespread adoption of robotics is set to transform the construction industry: building techniques will become increasingly automated both on- and off-site, dispensing with manual labour and enabling greater cost and operational efficiencies. What unique opportunities, however, does robotics afford beyond operational effectiveness explicitly for the practice of architecture? What is the potential for the serial production of non-standard elements as well as for varied construction processes? In order to scale up and advance the application of robotics, for both prefabrication and on-site construction, there needs to be an understanding of the different capabilities, and these should be considered right from the start of the design and planning process. This issue of AD showcases the findings of the Architecture and Digital Fabrication research module at the ETH Zurich Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, directed by Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler, which explores the possibilities of robotic construction processes for architecture and their large-scale application to the design and construction of high-rise buildings. Together with other contributors, such as Philippe Morel, Neri Oxman, Francois Roche and Antoine Picon, they also look at the far-reaching transformations starting to occur within automated fabrication: in terms of liberation of labour, entrepreneurship, the changing shape of building sites, in-situ fabrication and, most significantly, design. Contributors: Thomas Bock, Jelle Feringa, Philippe Morel, Neri Oxman, Antoine Picon and Francois Roche. ETH Zurich contributors: Michael Budig, Norman Hack, Willi Lauer and Jason Lim and Raffael Petrovic (Future Cities Laboratory), Volker Helm, Silke Langenberg and Jan Willmann. Featured entrepreneurs: Greyshed, Machineous, Odico Formwork Robotics, RoboFold and ROB Technologies.

Common Houses in America's Small Towns - Atlantic Seaboard to the Mississippi Valley (Paperback): John A. Jakle, Robert W... Common Houses in America's Small Towns - Atlantic Seaboard to the Mississippi Valley (Paperback)
John A. Jakle, Robert W Bastian, Douglas K. Meyer
R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A geographical field guide to the American house. Based on an inventory of seventeen thousand homes in twenty sample cities from the Atlantic Seaboard to the Mississippi Valley, this book explores how Americans housed themselves in the 1980s.

Features: Houses are divided into categories based on form, creating five broad families--one room deep, two rooms deep, irregularly massed, bungalow, and ranch.Photographs illustrate such diverse types as the hall and parlour cottage, salt box house, and raised ranch house, and such characteristics as height, roof form, and facade material.Charts and maps plot regional variations, revealing for example the prevalence of pre-World War I housing in the Middle West and of post-World War II ranches in the South.Glossary of structural forms gives more formal definition and description for the sixty-seven specific dwelling types analyzed.

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