Fiske Kimball, Domestic Architecture of The American Colonies and of the Early Republic, reprinted by Dover Publications, New York, 2001. Softcover, 8 1/8 inches by 11 inches, 20 page introduction + 314 pages. Includes index, footnotes, chronological chart, notes on individual houses, and 219 black-and-white illustrations.
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Domestic Architecture of The American Colonies and of the Early Republic provides information on American homes built in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and early Nineteenth centuries, in the Vernacular, Colonial, Georgian, Federal, Adam, Classical Revival, Greek Revival, and Jacobean styles. The book is richly illustrated with rare illustrations: photographs of exteriors and interiors taken in the late 1800's and early 1900's; floor plans; measured drawings; sketches; and plates from architectural design books of the 1600's and 1700's.
Fiske Kimball, the author, was a noted professor at the University of Virginia; the book is derived in part from a series of lectures that he gave at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1920.
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