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This review is from: A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised): The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic Architecture (Hardcover)
I got the new edition of the Field Guide the other night, and I think that it's BRILLIANT! This book is an absolute Bible for all of us in the real estate business, and the chapters on the Millennium Mansions and New Traditionals are priceless. Virginia always hit the nail on the head with her descriptions, and I literally laughed out loud when I read the line re: the McMansion roofs...."These complicated roofs can be thought of as crowns, or, more satirically, as the Future Roofers of America Relief Act." Bravo!
This book is a "must-have" reference for anyone interested in architecture, building, real estate, historic homes, etc. It is a fascinating study on homes of yesterday AND today. Anyone could learn a lot from this volume, and it's information is timeless.