Hardback Houses : an architectural guide / Charles O'Brien.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780300215540 (hbk.) :
An enthusiast's guide to exploring England's historic houses, this informative book also enables readers to discover more about the history of their own houses. 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. Colour 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.
Series title: Pevsner introductions
192 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm.