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Houses from Books

Treatises, Pattern Books, and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950 : A History and Guide
by Daniel D. Reiff
Pennsylvania State Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2001
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 412 pp.
Size: 8.75 x 11.25 inches

ISBN: 9780271019437
TB Code: 1904308
Availability: 48 in stock

Houses from Books shows that architectural publications, from Palladio’s I Quattro Libri to Aladdin's Readi-Cut Homes, played a decisive role in every aspect of American domestic building. Reiff discusses the people and the firms who produced the books as well as the ways in which builders and architects adapted the designs in communities throughout the country. His book also offers a wide-ranging analysis of the economic and social conditions shaping American building practices.