An Architectural GuideBook - 2016
An enthusiast's guide to exploring historic houses of Great Britain, this informative book also enables readers to discover more about the history of their own houses. Users can learn to interpret domestic architecture, identify period styles, uncover the origins of a building, and understand why rooms are arranged in particular sequences, why window and chimney designs change through history, or why staircases are presented in a certain fashion. Color photography and informative line drawings illustrate the explanations and provide a rich visual history of domestic architecture from the earliest surviving dwellings to the most avant-garde developments.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 720.942 O13h
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm