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The American House
Author: Phaidon Editors

ISBN: 9780714848853
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1 October 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 25.0 x 1.5
A guide to 100 iconic American houses, from the ancient to the new. The American House covers houses and domestic dwellings in the United States from 1000 to the present day. This illustrated, broad reference book features examples throughout history, ranging from the Blackfoot Indians iconic Tipi dwelling to contemporary builds which mark the latest developments in American design and construction.

Accessible and easy-to-use like Phaidon's bestselling The House Book, The American House presents a balanced selection of the best and most important 100 houses in the United States. Each house has been selected for its architectural merit, innovative design and contribution to the history of American domestic architecture.The selection spans history and covers all key house styles - ranging from nineteenth-century Stick Style and Federal houses, to New Urbanist houses of the 1980s and 90s, and contemporary builds by today's leading architects, including Steven Holl, Rural Studio and Rick Joy.

Other examples include early twentieth-century Prairie style houses of midwestern America and International ...

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