[Review for previous edition] Great for someone restoring a period home because it tells what fits a certain style and what doesn't... would give someone planning a home a lot of looks and styles to consider. (Deborah Donovan Arlington Heights Daily Herald
[Review for previous edition] An outstanding and economical single-volume resource... Summing Up Highly recommended. (R.T. Clement Choice
[Review for previous edition] Recommended title by the staff of Fine Homebuilding, Special Anniversary edition (Fine Homebuilding
[Review for previous edition] A welcome addition to the coffee tables or libraries of professional designers, architecture buffs and, for that matter, anyone who has even a passing interest in how homes have evolved over the centuries. (Globe and Mail
[Review for previous edition] Visual feast of domestic architectural styles... It is truly a scholarly work, but also an accessible one that can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates beautiful design or is intrigued by the domestic lives of past generations... extraordinary detail. (Jane Gadd Globe and Mail
[Review for previous edition] Teeming with illustrations of representative doors, windows, fireplaces and other structural/decorative elements... capturing each period in lively and penetrating detail... an excellent reference. (David Soltész Library Journal
[Review for previous edition] Essentially a reference volume, but a pleasurable one to read... every page is peppered with color photographs, line drawings and black-and-white archival images that bring the architectural elements to life. (Cheryl Cornacchia Montreal Gazette
[Review for previous edition] A perfect gift for the architecture junkie in your life... color-coded tabs for quick reference to 500 years of architectural details and styles with illustrations and photographs. (Jenn Houlihan Style at Home
[Review for previous edition] One of the most borrowed books in our library... Not sure which light fixtures complement a Craftsman? You'll find out here. (This Old House
[Review for previous edition] No detail is overlooked... A necessary reference work for those interested in residential architectural history. It's pleasurable eye candy for everyone else. (Peggy Mackenzie Toronto Star
[Review for previous edition] An indispensable tool for architects, designers, historians, or indeed anyone interested in residential design and the history of domestic architecture... Domestic architectural detail can inspire with beauty and grace. (Western Roofing
Singular in its presentation, scope, and comprehensiveness.... a staple for any university library with an architecture or interior design department. Recommended. (Choice
About the Author
Stephen Calloway is Curator of Prints and Books at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and author, lecturer and consultant on architecture, interior design and the history of taste. He has contributed to numerous periodicals, including The World of Interiors and Architectural Digest, and is the author of Twentieth-Century Design and Baroque Baroque.
Alan Powers is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Greenwich School of Architecture and Landscape, London. He is the author of several books on English architecture and decorative arts, including Living with Books, and is a regular contributor to Country Life and other magazines.
Elizabeth Cromley is Professor of Architecture at Northeastern University, Boston. She is the author of Alone Together: A History of New York's Early Apartments, and co-editor of a variety of essays and books on vernacular architecture.