From early colonial to "pretentious" postmodern, Baker's guide achieves its goal of defining and clarifying American architectural styles introduced throughout various periods of home construction. Baker considers the changes occurring in house design by elaborating on, and providing links between, general historical incidents, pertinent architectural history, and influential figures who participated in the development of distinctive house styles. Baker creates a basic house plan, then manipulates it to include designated elements of design integral to the various period styles discussed. The finished book--set to contain a glossary, reading list, and 100 elegant black-and-white line drawings--should prove to be an engaging historical account and an attractive, practical resource. Alice Joyce
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About the Author
John Milnes Baker is an architect specializing in residential design. He is also the author of How to Build a House with an Architect.