Houses from Books

Treatises, Pattern Books, and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950: A History and Guide

Author: Daniel D. Reiff

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271044194

Category: Architecture

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Many homes across America have designs based on plans taken from pattern books or mail-order catalogs. In Houses from Books, Daniel D. Reiff traces the history of published plans and offers the first comprehensive survey of their influence on the structure and the style of American houses from 1738 to 1950. 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. As architectural publication developed and grew more sophisticated, it played an increasingly prominent part in the design and the construction of domestic buildings. In villages and small towns, which often did not have professional architects, the publications became basic resources for carpenters and builders at all levels of expertise. Through the use of published designs, they were able to choose among a variety of plans, styles, and individual motifs and engage in a fruitful dialogue with past and present architects. Houses from Books reconstructs this dialogue by examining the links between the published designs and the houses themselves. Reiff&’s book will be indispensable to architectural historians, architects, preservationists, and regional historians. Realtors and homeowners will also find it of great interest. A catalog at the end of the book can function as a guide for those attempting to locate a model and a date for a particular design. Houses from Books contains a wealth of photographs, many by the author, that enhance its importance as a history and guide.

Literary News

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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The Publisher

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: English literature

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American book publishing record cumulative 1950-1977

an American national bibliography

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography,R.R. Bowker Company. Product Development and Marketing Dept,R.R. Bowker Company. Publications Systems Dept

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

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Antiquarian Bookman

The Specialist Book Trade Weekly

Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Booksellers and bookselling

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A. B. Bookman's Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Booksellers and bookselling

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Theatrum orbis terrarum

gedruckt zu Nuermberg durch Johann Koler anno MDLXXII

Author: Abraham Ortelius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896785831

Category: Atlases

Page: 208

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Unterwegs

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644011818

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7325

Dies ist das literarische Statement einer Jugend, die inmitten der «schlechtesten der Welten» ein leidenschaftliches Bekenntnis zum «glückseligen Leben» ablegte. Tempo, Jazz, Marihuana, Sex und Freiheit waren die Zauberwörter der Beat Generation, die ständig auf der Suche nach einem intensiven, rauscherfüllten Dasein war. Ihre Trampfahrten durch die ungeheuren Weiten des Landes ließen sie ein Amerika entdecken, das die bürgerliche Erfolgsmoral nicht kannte.

Paratexte

das Buch vom Beiwerk des Buches

Author: Gérard Genette

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518291108

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 401

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Sobibor

Holocaust Propaganda Und Wirklichkeit

Author: Jurgen Graf,Thomas Kues,Carlo Mattogno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591482147

Category:

Page: 472

View: 5404

Bis zu 2 Mio. Juden sollen in Sobibór anno 1942/43 getötet, vershcarrt und dann verbrannt worden sein. Dieses Buch zeigt minutiös, dass diese Behauptungen nicht auf soliden Beweisen ruhen, sondern auf der selektiven Verwendung z.T. Absurder Aussagen. Archäologische Forschungen aus den Jahren 2000 und 2017 werden analysiert...

Vom Wandern

[Was bedeutet das alles?]

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159602648

Category: Philosophy

Page: 80

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"Alles Gute ist wild und frei!" Thoreaus berühmter Essay gilt in seiner zivilisationskritischen Haltung als eine der wichtigsten Gründungsurkunden auch und besonders für den Naturschutz: Eingängig schildert er seine Schwierigkeiten mit der Verstädterung bzw. der Abstumpfung der Nicht-Landbevölkerung und entwirft mit Witz und zuweilen sogar bissigem Humor ein Gegenbild.