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117 House Designs of the Twenties

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Overview

In the post-World War I era, as the economic boom of the 1920s gathered momentum, millions of Americans set out to make the dream of owning their own home come true. Labor and materials were plentiful and cheap, and new trends in home design made the prospect of homebuilding an exciting venture. This fascinating book, a reprint of a rare catalog of prefabricated houses from 1923, reveals in detail the types of design offered to those in the market for a new home in the early 1920s.
Of the 117 designs included, most are substantial middle-class homes. But the popularity of cottages and bungalows is also apparent in the wide selection of practical and appealing designs depicted. And there are large, formal homes as well, many of which embody America's unflagging interest in colonial styling. Some have affluent touches such as a sleeping porch or a sun room. Many reflect a strong interest in exterior detailing, in the form of cypress siding, broad eaves, heavy timber brackets, stucco pillars, and flower boxes, among other features.
Each house is shown in a large frontal illustration. Floor plans for the first and second floors are included, and interior and exterior detailing are extensively described. The specifics of plumbing, heating, and lighting are included in a special section at the back of the book.
Architects, architectural and social historians — anyone interested in American home design — will enjoy the rich variety of designs presented. Republished in association with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, this authentic catalog provides not only an indispensable repository of information about the homes themselves but a source of insight into American life at a time when owning a home became a widely realizable dream for a rapidly growing middle class.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Gordon-Van Tine Co.
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    144
    Publisher:
    Dover Publications (January 21, 1992)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780486269597
    ISBN-10:
    0486269590
    Weight:
    16.8oz
    Dimensions:
    8.38" x 11"
    Case Pack:
    20
    Series:
    Dover Architecture
    File:
    Dover-Dover_12032017_complete_onix21-20171205.xml
    Folder:
    Dover
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    $11.06
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    $14.95
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