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- DescriptionSmall eugh to fit in a pocket yet serious eugh to provide real answers, this charmingly illustrated book is the ultimate field guide to domestic architecture. This sixth entry in the hugely popular <i>How to Read</i> series is a one-stop guide to understanding house styles. The book explains the aesthetics of house forms ranging from elaborately decorated Arts & Crafts architecture to the purity of modernist homes. <i>How to Read Houses</i> is the perfect companion for anyone interested in the buildings we live in and who desires a detailed field guide to the houses around us. <i>How to Read Houses</i> first equips the reader with the visual vocabulary to recognize house types, materials, and parts, then it demonstrates these features in a range of architectural styles. Illustrated throughout with detailed line drawings and full-color photographs, this handy guide will illuminate the reader's experience when visiting new cities, touring landmark houses such as Jefferson's Monticello or Edith Wharton's The Mount, and lay the foundations for a revealing architectural exploration of local neighborhoods.
- Author BiographyWill Jones is a journalist and author. For more than fifteen years, he has been writing for architecture and design magazines, such as A10 and Frame in the Netherlands, Canada's Elemente, Blueprint and RIBA Journal in the UK, and Australia's Green Magazine. He is the author of several books, including How to Read New York.
- Author(s)Will Jones
- PublisherRizzoli International Publications
- Date of Publication25/03/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRizzoli International Publications
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
- Weight386 g
- Width137 mm
- Height163 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Sewn
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