- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 1st edition (December 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0810946289
- ISBN-13: 978-0810946286
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #519,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bungalow Nation Hardcover – December 1, 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
Built mostly during the first quarter of the 20th century, bungalows have been experiencing a kind of renaissance amongst today's homeowners-especially the first-timers. In this celebration of the architectural form, Maddex (American Bungalow Style) visits 75 bungalows throughout the country, including L.A., Seattle, Chicago and D.C. Hers is a warmly told history, which guides the reader from neighborhood to neighborhood and introduces them to the bungalow's many architectural styles-from Federal to Arts & Craft to Spanish. She explains that bungalows were originally "designed for California's outdoor lifestyle," but eventually, "Sears, Montgomery Ward, Aladdin, Gordon Van-Tine, Lewis Homes and others all made bungalows a mainstay among their ready-to-assemble houses." In subsequent chapters, she explores the better-known bungalow architects, such as California's Ellsworth Storey and Seattle's Willatsen and Byrne. Beautiful photos by Vertikoff enable the reader to fully experience the quaint charm of the bungalow exterior, and the warmth of the its wood-detailed interiors and light-filled kitchen nooks.
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About the Author
Diane Maddex, formerly the director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Preservation Press, is the president of Archetype Press and the author of numerous award-winning books on the American home. Maddex resides in Fenwick Island, Delaware. Alexander Vertikoff's award-winning photographs have been the basis for numerous books. He is a regular contributor to American Bungalow magazine. Vertikoff resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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