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American Domestic Architecture 1600--1900

American Domestic Architecture 1600--1900 by Roger H. Wood
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A history of American domestic architecture from 1600 through t0 1990 is presented by the authors in this electronic work. The influence of English and European models of architectural design on domestic (United States) house designs is emphasized. How a preference for English, French, and Spanish designs conferred social status and family heritage is detailed as well. Readers are able to use the search and bookmark features of Adobe Acrobat to peruse the text or locate information by the name of important architects, historical houses, cities, or architectural style.
Infosential Press; January 2001
336 pages; ISBN 9781930852037
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Title: American Domestic Architecture 1600--1900
Author: Roger H. Wood; Richard J. Wood
 
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This work presents an outline of American domestic architecture from the early colonial period to the late twentieth century. The influence of English and European architects and European models of architectural design is of particular interest. During the colonial period, architectural forms can be explained as an expression of traditional building practices imported from the home country. By the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, however, a preference for traditional English, French, and Spanish architectural forms must be defined by a nostalgia for historical forms that confers social status and family heritage.