The American Townhouse by Kevin MurphyThe American Townhouse by Kevin Murphy

The American Townhouse

byKevin MurphyPhotographed byRadek Kurzaj

Hardcover | November 1, 2005

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The American townhouse is one of the most popular house types in urban America. This comprehensive volume tours the reader through 25 stunning examples of townhouses and rowhouses from Boston to Brooklyn, St. Louis to San Francisco. Radek Kurzaj's striking photographs complement a fascinating text by nationally recognized historic-house expert Kevin Murphy about the townhouse as cultural phenomena, as well as the unique design peculiarities, construction records, and ownership histories of these 25. Included are some of the country's finest townhouses, including the famed Nathaniel Russell House in Charleston; Teddy Roosevelt's New York birth house; the Payne and Helen Hay Whitney House in New York; and the Glenn and Ida Moore House in Rancho Santa Fe. An important book for townhouse dwellers and a captivating read for anyone interested in the history of how we live in America, this book will be widely regarded as a primary reference on this important subject.
Kevin D. Murphy is Associate Professor of Art History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Brooklyn College. Murphy is the author of several books on architecture, and his essays have appeared in numerous scholarly publications. He lives in New Jersey. Radek Kurzaj’s architectural photographs have appeared in n...
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Title:The American TownhouseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 11.75 × 9.88 × 1 inPublished:November 1, 2005Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810959151

ISBN - 13:9780810959156

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