The Queen Anne House: America's Victorian Vernacular

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 1, 2006 - Architecture - 240 pages
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Queen Annestyle houses are arguably the most charming and picturesque of all Victorians. In this first-ever book on the American Queen Anne style, noted preservationist Janet W. Foster presents a thoughtful recognition of these houses place in the history of American architecture.

Built across the U.S. during the late 19th century (The Inn at Castle Hill in Newport, RI, is a popular example), features of Queen Anne homes include gabled roofs; corbelled chimneys; vertical windows; large porches; balconies; and cut-stone foundations. Foster explains distinguishing elements of the Queen Anne tradition as she examines 21 noted homes, many of them not open to the public and never before published. With more than 200 magnificent photographs, this homage to a great American art form will delight anyone who appreciates a beautiful home. Queen Annestyle houses are arguably the most charming and picturesque of all Victorians. In this first-ever book on the American Queen Anne style, noted preservationist Janet W. Foster presents a thoughtful recognition of these houses place in the history of American architecture.

Built across the U.S. during the late 19th century (The Inn at Castle Hill in Newport, RI, is a popular example), features of Queen Anne homes include gabled roofs; corbelled chimneys; vertical windows; large porches; balconies; and cut-stone foundations. Foster explains distinguishing elements of the Queen Anne tradition as she examines 21 noted homes, many of them not open to the public and never before published. With more than 200 magnificent photographs, this homage to a great American art form will delight anyone who appreciates a beautiful home.

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We are buying a Victorian house, and I am trying to learn a little but more about what we are seeing, what we are restoring to and what we are in for! Read full review

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We live in a Queen Anne cottage and this book is great in demonstrating the wide range of elements of the Queen Anne, how it differs from typical high-style Victorian architecture, and is a great ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
Interiors
31
SUMMER HOUSES
37
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