American Shelter: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Home

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Overlook Press, 1997 - Architecture - 333 pages
In hardcover for the first time in a revised edition, and with over 1,000 illustrations, American Shelter -- the landmark reference in architectural history -- surveys and illustrates every American housing style from Native American days to the present and beyond. Over 100 styles are covered, including 1700s Dutch Colonials and New England saltboxes, Southern plantation mansions, plain Shaker dwellings, whimsical Carpenter Gothics, and modern modular homes, and architect Lester Walker's superb coverage features detailed drawings of each style, including exploded diagrams and floor plans -- essential reference to the American dwelling, past and present.

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User Review  - IllanoyGal - LibraryThing

Fascinating look at houses and other shelters built over the years in the United States. Included are sketches of building layouts as well as how the houses evolved over time. Read full review


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Great ideas if your building or refurbishing it... Read full review

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Walker is an award-winning architect.

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