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Historic Preservation History and Theory - A List
Best Historic Preservation Resources
Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture
Edited by Cyril
Defined as the art and technique of building, architecture has been
employed for thousands of years to fulfill the practical and expressive
requirements of civilization.
Dictionary of Historic Architecture, noted Columbia
University professor of architecture Cyril M. Harris offers a unique
tour through the entire history of architecture: an extraordinary
compendium of clear, concise definitions for over 5000 important terms.
This thoroughly accurate and comprehensive gathering of architectural
knowledge is complemented by an unprecedented collection of over 2000
line drawings that richly illustrate significant aspects of
architectural styles. Unusual cutaway views, close-ups of intricate
details and precisely rendered plans show many of the greatest
architectural achievements of all time.
From ancient ruins to
20th-century Modernism the Illustrated Dictionary of Historic
Architecture covers the full spectrum of architecture's rise and
Dictionary of Historic Architecture is an important research tool with
particular emphasis on clarity and accuracy. For the architect, artist
historian, student, teacher, or architecture enthusiast this valuable
guide offers indispensable information and lucid illustrations covering
the whole of architecture.
unabridged and unaltered publication of Historic Architecture
Sourcebook. Originally published by McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York,
1977. Preface. Over 5000 definitions. Over 2000 black-and-white line
illustrations. ix + 581pp. 71/2 x 93/s. Paperbound. ISBN: 0-486-24444-X
What Style Is It?
"A HISTORY IN
MINIATURE OF ARCHITECTURE IN AMERICA."
American Institute of Architects
How many of the architectural styles on the front cover could you
identify? Unless you scored 100 percent and especially if you're in the
habit of labeling all old buildings either "colonial" or "Victorian, "
What Style Is It? will finally put to rest your questions about
American architectural styles. As the examples here clearly show, at
least two dozen major styles have shaped the buildings that surround
us. (And "colonial" and "Victorian" are not really styles, as the
authors explain.) But our buildings remain a mystery to many people.
When was it built? Why does it look that way? What style is it?
Questions such as these are answered in this portable guide to 300
years of American architecture. Now in a new edition designed for easy
identification of buildings on the road or at home What Style Is It?
gives a unique overview of America's architectural styles. Individual
chapters on 22 of the most important styles provide a concise look at
the history and appearance of each style.
"If you're confused by the differences between Stick and Shingle, or
Queen Anne and Italianate, you may need What Style Is It?, a
picture-and-prose handbook [that] strips away the mysteries of
'American architectural styles aren't strictly American, and that's
where problems arise. American builders adapted Roman, Greek, Spanish,
English and Continental styles to produce some often impressive often
confusing examples of architecture.... The expected styles are here, of
course Georgian, Federal, Jeffersonian, Greek Revival, but so are a
host of lesser-known but often encountered ones. [The book has]
excellent photographs, careful descriptions and an easy-to-read,
flowing prose style." Southern Antiques
Buildings of Main Street
pocket-sized guide, with its many photographs and illustrations, should
be of value to anyone interested in identifying and enjoying the
architectural assets of a building....
"What Style Is It? concisely gives the details and design features
needed to identify a building's style. "
New York Times
'Anyone with the quest for discovering the details behind beautiful
buildings will find this book an en lightening experience."
Watchers Series ISBN: 0-89133-126-3
From Bauhaus to Our House
"HAS THERE EVER BEEN
A PLACE ON EARTH WHERE SO MANY PEOPLE OF WEALTH AND POWER HAVE PAID FOR
AND PUT UP WITH SO MUCH ARCHITECTURE THEY DETESTED?"
It all started 50 years ago with the Bauhaus Boys, whose international
style of architecture made our office buildings into glass-and-steel
boxes, our art galleries look like garages and our schools look like
'Wolfe's delightfully witty, biting history of modern architecture is a
scintillating high comedy of big money, manners, and massive
manipulation of public taste." - Publishers Weekly
"Sharp serpent's-tooth wit, useful
cultural insight and snazzy Zip! Pop! writing." - Playboy
"Full of insights...marvelously right." - People
130,000 copies sold in hardcover! A book of the month
Anybody interested in Indiana historic preservation should have the
Lake County Interim Report
Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory
This 449 page compendium of historic sites in Lake
County, Indiana contains descriptions and significance ratings of 8,590
homes, farms, commercial and industrial buildings and other sites of
historic and architectural interest. In addition, there are hundreds of
photographs of existing buildings throughout the county.
The report is the result of thousands of hours of
surveying and interviewing by the Historic Landmarks
Foundation of Indiana in cooperation with the Indiana
Department of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Loaded with maps
and illustrations. Paperbound. ISBN 1-889235-00-8.
Buckley Homestead, 3606 Belshaw Road, Lowell, IN 46356
Ph: (219) 696-0769
$25.00 + $3.00 shipping/handling per copy. Make check
payable to Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana. Call for
availability before ordering.
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Field Guide to American Houses
by Virginia McAlester, et al
History (Second Edition)
by David E. Kyvig, Myron A. Marty
Field Guide to American Architecture
by Carole Rifkind
by Norman Tyler
by John J. G. Blumenson, Nikolaus Pevsner
Historic Home Owners
Complete Home Restoration Manual: An Authoritative, Do-It-Yourself
Guide to Restoring and Maintaining the Older House