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Old-House Dictionary: An Illustrated Guide to American Domestic Architecture (1600-1940)

ISBN: 978-0-471-14407-6
240 pages
June 1992
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Old-House Dictionary From a One Room Cabin to a Beaux-Arts Mansion. Here's a concise and easily understandable architectural dictionary for professionals and amateurs alike. More than 450 illustrations, 1500 terms, 750 definitions, and 17 useful cross references guide you smoothly through the oftentimes confusing language of American domestic architecture. Who is This Dictionary For?
* Architects and Architectural Historians
* Preservationists
* Building Trades Professionals
* Interior Designers
* High School and College Students
* Old Home Owners and Lovers
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Author Information

About the Author Steven J. Phillips has a varied background which includes historical archeology, architecture, and technical illustration and freehand drawing. Steve graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado, earning his bachelor's degree in anthropology. He continued studies as a graduate student in architecture at the University of Washington. While completing his master's degree in anthropology and working as a historical archeologist, Steve had the opportunity to record and evaluate over 40 historic buildings, as well as plan and implement numerous rehabilitation and restoration programs. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado where he works in the field of resource management.
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