A guide to 100 iconic American houses, from the ancient to the new.
An accessible and affordable overview of 100 iconic houses and traditional dwellings in American architecture, from the ancient to the newFeatures a wide range of houses from the vernacular dwellings of the Tiwa Indians and architectural classics such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater to today's innovative sustainable builds, as well as national treasures such as Mount Vernon and Monticello. Arranged in chronological order, each house has been selected for its architectural merit and contribution to the development of American domestic architecture. Each entry consists of a full-page image and an accompanying text describing the house, its designer and historical context. Includes a glossary of architectural terms and movements and a directory of houses open to the public. An easy-to-use sourcebook for the architect and general reader alike.