Identifying American Architecture: A Pictorial Guide to Styles and Terms, 1600-1945
This guide enables the reader to identify various styles and architectural terms by comparing real buildings with the book's photographs. Intended primarily for tourists and travellers, it covers a wide variety of styles including Spanish, colonial, prairie, Georgian and international. The book also explores details such as rooves, porches, windows and chimneys.
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Adobe Arcaded Arched window architecture Architrave archivolt ashlar ashlar finish Attic story balcony Balustrade beams Belt course board and batten brackets Building bungalow capitals chimney pots Church classical Colonial Revival columns Corbeled corner cornice coursed ashlar Curvilinear decorative dentils door Doric Order dormer Eastern Stick Eastlake enriched entablature exterior facade Flemish floor Fluted frieze gable Gable end Gothic Revival Greek Revival Haas-Lilienthal House HABS highlighted hip roof Hood mold horizontal House Lintel-type lllinois lonic Mansard roof Metal modillions octagon Ontario ornamentation panels parapet pattern pavilion Pedimented pilasters porch posts portico projecting eaves Queen Anne Style quoins rafters Raised basement Renaissance Revival Revival style Rock-faced Roman Doric Romanesque Round arch Rusticated sash shaft shingle siding Shingle Style sill single-light slate tiles slopes spandrel Spanish Colonial steeply pitched stone String course stucco tall terra cotta Toronto tower tracery Transom Tuscan Order Victorian volutes window heads Wood shingles