The Buildings of Main Street

Author: Richard W. Longstreth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742502796
Format: PDF
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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
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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, Docs
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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
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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 Detroit

Author: Eric J. Hill
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814331200
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A guide to the architecture and landmarks of Detroit provides a series of tours through the city's districts and neighborhoods.

American Vernacular Buildings and Interiors 1870 1960

Author: Herbert Gottfried
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393732627
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A comprehensive examination of American vernacular buildings. With more than 600 illustrations, this book interprets vernacular architecture as it emerged with the industrialization of building materials. It provides an overview of building and plan types for houses, commercial buildings, and churches, explaining the development of key design elements and how they have been incorporated into American architecture. 620 illustrations.

Prairies and Plains

Author: Robert Balay
Publisher: Kws Pub
Format: PDF, ePub
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Prairies and Plains is an analysis of the reference sources—encyclopedias, bibliographies, biographies, almanacs, dictionaries—that readers and researchers will need to prepare class papers, resolve queries, and develop strategies for investigating questions regarding the history and culture of the Prairies and Plains region.