What Style Is It?: A Guide to American Architecture, Revised Edition
This revised edition of What Style Is It? includes new sections on Neoclassical, Romanesque and Rustic Styles. It also provides more examples of how pure styles vary by geographic region across the US.
* Includes sections on 25 of the most significant architectural styles including Early Colonial, Federal and Second Empire
* More than 200 photos and line drawings make this a visually rich resource. 30% of photos and drawings are new to this edition
* A glossary offers quick access to architectural terms
* Includes an added guide to using the Historical American Buildings Society online catalogue of more than 30,000 historic structures, giving access to more than 51,000 measured drawings, 156,000 photographs and more than 30,000 original historical reports
Early Colonial 2
Spanish Colonial 20
Greek Revival 39
Gothic Revival 46
Romanesque Revival 54
Exotic Revivals 62
Second Empire 66
Stick Style 70
Queen Anne 72
Shingle Style 75
Richardsonian Romanesque 78
Beaux- Arts 90
Classical Revival 98
Chicago School 100
Prairie Style 110
Period Houses 115
Art Deco 120
International Style 127
Further Reading 140
Information Sources 144
About HABS/HAER 146
S. ALLEN CHAMBERS Jr. is an architectural historian based in Washington, D.C., and former historian with the Historic American Buildings Survey. An active contributor to the historic preservation field, he serves on the boards of the Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Georgetown and the Tudor Place Foundation.
- Newly expanded sections on Craftsman and Jeffersonian styles
- Generously illustrated with new line drawings and other illustrations
- Includes sections on twenty-five of the most significant architectural styles.
- Includes an added guide to using the Historical American Buildings Society (HABS) online collection which cata-logues more than 30,000 historic structures throughout the United States and its territories including access to more than 51,000 sheets of measured drawings, more than 156,000 large-format black-and-white photographs, and more than 30,000 original historical reports.
- Complete glossary offers quick access to architectural terms.