The Buildings of Main Street

Author: Richard W. Longstreth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742502796
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This introduction to intepreting commercial architectural style presents a survey of commercial architecture in Urban America. The author has developed a typology of architectural classification for commercial application in American towns across the United States.

Invitation to Vernacular Architecture

Author: Thomas Carter
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572333314
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Invitation to Vernacular Architecture: A Guide to the Study of Ordinary Buildings and Landscapes is a manual for exploring and interpreting vernacular architecture, the common buildings of particular regions and time periods. Thomas Carter and Elizabeth Collins Cromley provide a comprehensive introduction to the field. Rich with illustrations and written in a clear and jargon-free style, Invitation to Vernacular Architecture is an ideal text for courses in architecture, material culture studies, historic preservation, American studies, and history, and a useful guide for anyone interested in the built environment.

Historic Preservation

Author: Norman Tyler
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393730395
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"[T]he best published overview of historic preservation... I use it as a course text."--Lauren Sickels-Taves, architectural conservator, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield VillageHistoric Preservation provides a thorough overview of the theory, technique, and procedure for preserving our architectural heritage. The perfect introduction for architecture students, local officials, community leaders, and the interested layperson, it covers preservation philosophy, the history of the movement, the role of national, state, and local government, the designation and documentation of historic structures, establishing a historic district, architectural styles, sensitive architectural design and planning, preservation technology, and the economics of building rehabilitation.

The Great Plains Region

Author: Amanda Rees
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313327339
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.

AIA guide to the architecture of Washington

Author: Christopher Weeks
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Format: PDF, ePub
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The new edition of this popular guide is a companion for tourists and residents alike--for anyone interested in contemporary Washington and its most important architectural landmarks. The book offers concise descriptions and photos of some of the city's most notable structures, including nearly 100 built since the mid-1970s. 400 photos. 17 maps.

AIA Guide to the Twin Cities

Author: Larry Millett
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780873515405
Format: PDF, Docs
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Thoroughly researched, meticulously written, and featuring 3,000 architectural structures of wide-ranging styles, this is the essential guide to the architecture Minneapolis and St. Paul.