What style is it?: a guide to American architecture

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What Style Is It? introduces readers to the characteristics of such historical architectural styles as Gothic Revival, Richardsonian Romanesque, Art Deco, and Prairie School. An American Bookseller Association Basic Book.

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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

Not as interesting as guides to whole buildings, but if you need to remember what a quoin is, here's your ideal reference book. Nice, sort of pocket size, with great illustrations. Recommended for any architecture buff. Read full review

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User Review  - ivan.frade - LibraryThing

Short and plenty of images, this is a very good introduction to the american architecture. Its brevity is the good and bad side. More discussion in some buildings would be welcome, because their ... Read full review

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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PREFACE
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INTRODUCTION
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Poppeliers was head of the Historic American Buildings Survey.

A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Allen Chambers has specialized in the study and preservation of historic resources in his native state and in West Virginia. Former chief historian of the Historic American Buildings Survey, Mr. Chambers now resides in Washington, D.C. as an architectural historian.

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