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American Vernacular Design 1870 - 1940, an Illustrated Glossary

Herbert Gottfried and Jan Jennings

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ISBN 10: 0442227396 / ISBN 13: 9780442227395
Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Pub by Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985, NAP, presumed 1st Edition, incl complete Printing Line. VG cond. softcover in yellow & brown pict wraps, no spine crease. P/O's dbl date stamp inside front cover, & tasteful stamp on ffep. Covers very slightly thumbed. 270pp incl index. Square, straight, tight, bright & clean, overall VG or better cond. Same or next day shipping. Please email any questions. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006459

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Title: American Vernacular Design 1870 - 1940, an ...

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Presumed 1st

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From rear cover notes: "...American Vernacular Design 1870-1940 is an illustrated glossary of the architectural elements that were most commonly used between the Civil War and World War II and of the generic building types into which these elements were most commonly incorporated. The first section of the book examines the most common vernacular treatments of architectural elements. You'll find definitions, historical discusssions, and drawings of: Building Types: residential, commercial, industrial, public; Cladding Materials: shingles, wood siding, brick stone, masonry, concrete, metal, glass; Roofs: gable, hip, mansard, gambrel, materials, details; Windows: placement, fenestration, types, specialty, shapes, lintels, sills, cottage, prairie, bungalow, colonial, commercial; Porches: entrance, porticoes, verandas, end walls, porte-cocheres, details; Entrances: cottage, prairie, bungalow, colonial, commercial, public, door types, pediments; Walls: elements, commercial, corners, bases, pilasters, arcades, buttresses, arches, rustication, details, ornamentation. The second section of the book shows how these different architectural elements were combined to create vernacular building styles. Included are illustrations and analyses of: gabled cottages, gambrel cottages, bungalows, hipped cottages, organic cottages, commercial buildings, mansard cottages, multifamily buildings, and churches...."

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