A Field Guide to American Houses

A Field Guide to American HousesThe guide that enables you to identify, and place in their historic and architectural contexts, the houses you see in your neighborhood or in your travels across America 17th century to the present Book was reprinted in 2006

The House on Tradd Street (Tradd Street, #1)

The House on Tradd Street (Tradd Street, #1)Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts But she s going to have to accept it An old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets Enter Jack Trenholm, a

The Past Is a Foreign Country

The Past Is a Foreign CountryIn this remarkably wide ranging book Professor Lowenthal analyses the ever changing role of the past in shaping our lives A heritage at once nurturing and burdensome, the past allows us to make sense of the present whilst imposing powerful constraints upon the way that present develops Some

How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built

How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're BuiltBuildings have often been studied whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists

Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000

Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000A lively history of the contested landscapes where the majority of Americans now live, Building Suburbia chronicles two centuries in the birth and development of America s metropolitan regions.From rustic cottages reached by steamboat to big box stores at the exit ramps of eight lane highways,

In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life

In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American LifeHistory is recorded in many ways According to author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully by studying the small things so often forgotten Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the cracks between large historical events and depict the

American Architectural History: A Contemporary Reader

American Architectural History: A Contemporary ReaderThis major new text presents a collection of recent writings on architecture and urbanism in the United States, with topics ranging from colonial to contemporary times In terms of content and scope, there is no collection, in or out of print, directly comparable to this one The essays are drawn