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Great American Houses

Perseus Books

$75.00

Great American Houses

Shipping & Returns

Estimated Arrival
Arrives by 12/23
Sep 24 - Sep 30
Returns:
Returns accepted within 14 days of delivery.

Product Information

Author(s):

Virginia McAlester

Format:

hardcover

Page count:

348

Size:

1" x 10" x 10"

ISBN:

9781558597501

Imprint:

Abbeville Press

Why We Love This

This beautiful volume identifies 25 houses that best exemplify America's major architectural and decorative styles since Colonial times. Each is illustrated with specially commissioned color photographs of interior and exterior views, drawings and floor plans, and historical paintings and photographs. The text emphasizes the personalities and lifestyle of the period, architect-client backgrounds and relationships, technological innovations and sources of design elements. Because the featured houses were built by the country's leading architects--from Alexander Jackson Davis and Richard Morris Hunt to McKim, Mead and White to Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Gropius--and owned by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Jay Gould, the Guggenheims, the Phipps, and the Vanderbilts, the book is a cultural history as well as an architectural study.

Why We Love This

This beautiful volume identifies 25 houses that best exemplify America's major architectural and decorative styles since Colonial times. Each is illustrated with specially commissioned color photographs of interior and exterior views, drawings and floor plans, and historical paintings and photographs. The text emphasizes the personalities and lifestyle of the period, architect-client backgrounds and relationships, technological innovations and sources of design elements. Because the featured houses were built by the country's leading architects--from Alexander Jackson Davis and Richard Morris Hunt to McKim, Mead and White to Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Gropius--and owned by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Jay Gould, the Guggenheims, the Phipps, and the Vanderbilts, the book is a cultural history as well as an architectural study.

About Perseus Books

The Perseus of Greek mythology did more than slay Medusa; he was an explorer, an inventor, an athlete, and an all-around hero. The wealth of topics covered by Perseus Books reflects its namesake’s versatility.