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The Abrams guide to American house styles

by Morgan, William, 1944-

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This compact, easily accessible guide, the only book of its kind with all color photography, makes the identification of house styles a breeze. Each style is described by a Pulitzer Prize-nominated architectural historian, in a short historical summary, alongside a list of its distinguishing feature... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Colonial
  • Georgian. Overview ; Early Georgian ; Middle Georgian ; Late Georgian
  • Greek revival
  • Gothic revival
  • Italianate
  • Second empire
  • Victorian. Overview ; Stick style ; Queen Anne ; Richardsonian ; Shingle style
  • Classical revivals. Overview ; Beaux-arts ; Georgian revival
  • Craftsman style
  • Prairie style
  • Period styles
  • Modern. Overview ; American deco ; International style ; Modern
  • Post-modern
  • Deconstructivism
  • Curiosities
  • House styles now
  • Glossary.