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American Vernacular

Buildings and Interiors, 1870-1960


Herbert Gottfried (Author), Jan Jennings (Author)

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A comprehensive examination of American vernacular buildings.

With more than 600 illustrations, this book interprets vernacular architecture as it emerged with the industrialization of building materials. It provides an overview of building and plan types for houses, commercial buildings, and churches, explaining the development of key design elements and how they have been incorporated into American architecture.


“This book is an excellent resource for anyone who wishes to learn more about American vernacular architecture in general or for anyone trying to place a house or its design into a larger context.” — Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology

“The present book draws…two earlier works together, but in a way that is far more than simply the interleaving of separate sections. The new work is more of a discursive and critical study, even more liberally illustrated….” — Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review