Houses: An Architectural Guide by Charles O'brienHouses: An Architectural Guide by Charles O'brien

Houses: An Architectural Guide

byCharles O'brien

Hardcover | May 17, 2016

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An enthusiast’s guide to exploring historic houses of England, this informative book also enables readers to discover more about the history of their own houses. Users can learn to interpret domestic architecture, identify period styles, uncover the origins of a building, and understand why rooms are arranged in particular sequences, why window and chimney designs change through history, or why staircases are presented in a certain fashion. Color photography and informative line drawings illustrate the explanations and provide a rich visual history of domestic architecture from the earliest surviving dwellings to the most avant-garde developments.
Charles O'Brien is joint series editor of the Pevsner Architectural Guides. 
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Title:Houses: An Architectural GuideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 4.75 × 0.98 inPublished:May 17, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300215541

ISBN - 13:9780300215540

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"One of the many pleasures of these new compact books (sensibly produced in hardback at a reasonable price) is the way in which they subtly reveal the everyday architectural beauties that we so often pass by, unnoticed, in the hurriedness of modern life."—Colin Thom, Transactions