The Elements of Style: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail Hardcover – Sep 8 2005
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This book offers comprehensive visual evidence of most of the styles of architecture and interior design that have influenced America and Britain since the Renaissance. It is arranged by period style and indexed by specific design features (staircases, windows, and stoves, for example) through the use of color tabs on right-hand pages. Each period is handled by a separate expert. The glossaries of suppliers and the restoration/maintenance information will appeal to historic preservationists. Altogether, this is an impressive reference work for architects, interior designers, and historians who need a quick fix on a specific style, feature, or detail.
- Peter Kaufman, Boston Coll.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
One of the most borrowed books in our library... Not sure which light fixtures complement a Craftsman? You'll find out here. (This Old House)
An outstanding and economical single-volume resource... Summing Up Highly recommended. (R.T. Clement Choice)
[Recommended title by the staff of Fine Homebuilding, Special Anniversary edition] (Fine Homebuilding)
Visual feast of domestic architectural styles... It is truly a scholarly work, but also an accessible one that can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates beautiful design or is intrigued by the domestic lives of past generations... extraordinary detail. (Jane Gadd Globe and Mail 2006-01-27)
An indispensable tool for architects, designers, historians, or indeed anyone interested in residential design and the history of domestic architecture... Domestic architectural detail can inspire with beauty and grace. (Western Roofing)
Teeming with illustrations of representative doors, windows, fireplaces and other structural/decorative elements... capturing each period in lively and penetrating detail... an excellent reference. (David Soltész Library Journal)
A welcome addition to the coffee tables or libraries of professional designers, architecture buffs and, for that matter, anyone who has even a passing interest in how homes have evolved over the centuries. (Globe and Mail 2005-12-10)
Great for someone restoring a period home because it tells what fits a certain style and what doesn't... would give someone planning a home a lot of looks and styles to consider. (Deborah Donovan Arlington Heights Daily Herald 2005-12-04)
Essentially a reference volume, but a pleasurable one to read... every page is peppered with color photographs, line drawings and black-and-white archival images that bring the architectural elements to life. (Cheryl Cornacchia Montreal Gazette 2005-12-03)
No detail is overlooked... A necessary reference work for those interested in residential architectural history. It's pleasurable eye candy for everyone else. (Peggy Mackenzie Toronto Star 2005-12-01)
A perfect gift for the architecture junkie in your life... color-coded tabs for quick reference to 500 years of architectural details and styles with illustrations and photographs. (Jenn Houlihan Style at Home)
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