American Vernacular Buildings and Interiors, 1870-1960

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1988 - Architecture - 471 pages
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A comprehensive examination of American vernacular buildings.

With more than 600 illustrations, this book interprets vernacular architecture as it emerged with the industrialization of building materials. It provides an overview of building and plan types for houses, commercial buildings, and churches, explaining the development of key design elements and how they have been incorporated into American architecture.

620 illustrations.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Defining Modern Vernacular Buildings
9
Inside Out
17
Trading on the Imagery of Production and Design
33
The Cottage
45
Exterior 5 9
87
Gable Roof Cottage
137
Organic Cottage 759
167
Multifamily
223
Commercial and Business
233
Church
267
Support Svstems
291
Elements
327
Endnotes
417
Historical Glossary of Building Terms
425
Bibliograpy
449

Gambrel Roof Cottage
181
Bungalow
187
Ranch and SplitLevel
207

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About the author (1988)

Herbert Gottfried is a professor emeritus at Cornell University and lives in Ithaca, New York.

Jan Jennings is a professor at Cornell University and lives in Ithaca, New York.

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