Category: Architecture


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Architecture and Rural Life in Central Delaware, 1700–1900

By: Herman, Bernard L.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press, 1987, 2000

About AuthorBernard L. Herman teaches at the University of Delaware, where is a professor of art history and senior research fellow at the Center for Historic Architecture and Design. Among his many publications are Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic: Looking at Buildings and Landscapes (co-author with Gabrielle M. Lanier) and Historical Architectural and the Study of American Culture (co-editor with Lu Ann De Cunzo).Reviews&#... View more info

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The Tools that Built America

By: Alex W. Bealer

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Dover Publications,

Great appeal for woodworkers at all levels of expertiseOver 200 drawings and photographs of early hand toolsMust reading for lovers of antique tools and enthusiasts of AmericanaThis is the fascinating story of early American woodworking, as told by a master craftsman. Author Alex Bealer enthusiastically describes and clearly illustrates a wide array of implements used by frontiersmen, among them various kinds of axes, saws, planes, hammers, and the adze. Such... View more info

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Houses and Homes: Exploring Their History

By: Barbara Howe, (West Virginia University), Dolores Fleming, (West Virginia University), Emory Kemp, (West Virginia University), and Ruth Ann Overbeck

Price: $24.95

Publisher: AltaMira Press, February 1987

This volume in the Nearby History series helps the reader document the history of a home. The reader will learn to examine written records, oral testimonies, visual sources, and the house's surroundings. The author covers American housing patterns, the individual characteristics of houses in different regions, construction techniques and materials, household technology, and family life styles.Houses and Homes is Volume 2 in The Nearby History Series. View more info

CD: Catalog of the Measured Drawings and Photographs of the Survey in the Library of Congress, March 1, 1941

By: Historic American Buildings Survey National Park Service

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books,

The Historic American Buildings Survey aims at the creation of a permanent graphic record of the existing architectural remains of early dwellers in this country. The historical value of such a record is self-evident, the urgent need for it at the present time scarcely less so. For aside from the constant toll of fire and decay, the constant environmental changes of our rapidly developing civilization swiftly and inevitably wipe out the records of our past. Throughout... View more info

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Clues To American Architecture

By: Marilyn W. Klein, David P. Fogle; illustrated by Wolcott B. Etienne.

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Starrhill Press, c1986

Titles in this Starrhill Press series are compact guides to various aspects of American arts, letters, culture, and history. Each thin but information-packed book is carefully researched and written, with line drawings, photographs, and an index. View more info

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Families and Farmhouses in Nineteenth-Century America: Vernacular Design and Social Change

By: Sally McMurry

Price: $24.95

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press,

An era of great agricultural expansion in America, the nineteenth century witnessed the development of capitalist method, technological innovation, scientific experimentation, and the reorganization of social and family life-changes that were reflected in, and even accelerated by, striking transformations in the vernacular landscape. In this fascinating interdisciplinary study, Sally McMurry examines one arena of domestic change-the design of northern rural farmhouses-as... View more info