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The American House
Designed by Susanne Olsson. ISBN 978-0-7148-4885-3. Copyright 2001. Hardcover with 111 pages including 100 full color photographs, glossary and index.
This volume is an essential guide to 100 iconic houses in the United States, from the thirteenth century to the present day. The selection ranges from traditional dwellings to masterpieces of the twentieth century and contemporary architect-designed builds. Organized chronologically, all types of houses are included – from saltboxes and farmsteads, to brownstones and mobile homes – and all key styles and movements are covered, including 19th century Stick Style and Federal houses, the Case Study houses of 1950’s California, the New Urbanist homes of the 1980’s and today’s cutting edge designs. George Washington’s Mount Vernon is featured predominantly on the cover and profiled on page 8. Each house has been selected for its architectural merit, innovative design and contribution to the history of American domestic architecture