What Style Is It?: A Guide to American Architecture (Paperback)

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Architectural style is defined as a definite type of architecture, distinguished by special characteristics of structure andornament.
This revised edition of What Style Is It? includes new sections onNeoclassical, Romanesque and Rustic Styles. It also provides moreexamples of how pure styles vary by geographic region across theUS.
* Includes sections on 25 of the most significant architecturalstyles including Early Colonial, Federal and Second Empire
* More than 200 photos and line drawings make this a visually richresource. 30% of photos and drawings are new to this edition
* A glossary offers quick access to architectural terms
* Includes an added guide to using the Historical AmericanBuildings Society online catalogue of more than 30,000 historicstructures, giving access to more than 51,000 measured drawings,156,000 photographs and more than 30,000 original historicalreports.

About the Author

The late JOHN C. POPPELIERS was head of the Historic AmericanBuildings Survey (1971--1980) and coauthor of the previousedition of What Style Is It? S. ALLEN CHAMBERS Jr. is an architectural historian based inWashington, D.C., and former historian with the Historic AmericanBuildings Survey. An active contributor to the historicpreservation field, he serves on the boards of the Foundation forthe Preservation of Historic Georgetown and the Tudor PlaceFoundation.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780471250364
ISBN-10: 0471250368
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: October 6th, 2003
Pages: 152
Language: English