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Architectural Styles For Country Houses | Edited By Henry H. Saylor



The characteristics and merits of various types of architecture as set forth by enthusiastic advocates.

TitleArchitectural Styles For Country Houses
AuthorHenry H. Saylor
PublisherNew York Mcbride, Nast & Company.
Year1912
Copyright1912, New York Mcbride, Nast & Company.
AmazonArchitectural Styles For Country Houses
-Introduction
Among the multitude of perplexing problems that will face the builder of a home, especially if he be one who is unwilling to accept a mere box out of a mold, not the least troublesome will be the sele...
-The Colonial House
THERE are basically but two fundamental types of architecture, and all the numerous sub-styles are variations of these two. They are the Classic with its child, the Renaissance, and that marvelous exp...
-The Colonial House. Part 2
Then there must be the staircase with the double twist in the newel post, the dark mahogany hand-rail - such a delightful sliding place, a charming portrait of a lady with head-dress and cashmere shaw...
-The Colonial House. Part 3
While brick walls were the most substantial, of course, of the many materials used, local conditions governed the selection to a great extent. Oftentimes these brick came over as ballast. In districts...
-The Modern English Plaster Houses By J. Lovell Little, Jr
WHEN I was asked to write one of a series of arguments, each advocating a particular style of architecture for the country or suburban home, I protested. I said it was foolish to try to prove that one...
-The Modern English Plaster Houses By J. Lovell Little, Jr. Part 2
Colonial house architecture to-day lacks significance, except in special cases. That is the truth of the matter. It is the architecture of a more aristocratic time, the architecture of men and women w...
-The Modern English Plaster Houses By J. Lovell Little, Jr. Part 3
A wooden frame house, with exterior plastering on galvanized wire lath, costs about three per cent, more than a house shingled or clapboarded. This extra initial cost would not go far towards keeping ...
-The Swiss Chalet Type By Louis J. Stellman
ANY type of architecture which has a genuine appeal to the public, must appeal to the heart as well as to the mind. I have heard it said that the appeal of architecture is through a combination of mem...
-The Swiss Chalet Type By Louis J. Stellman. Continued
While on the subject of American adaptation, it is interesting to note that the architects of this country seem so thoroughly to have understood the motif of Swiss architecture. Simplicity, strength, ...
-Italian Adaptations By Louis C. Boynton
LET us begin by frankly admitting that the style employed in the design of a house should be determined by the special conditions of environment, by the material used, and by the social and intellectu...
-Italian Adaptations By Louis C. Boynton. Continued
One came to feel, after a while, that there was no such thing as absolute symmetry in Italian work, and I firmly believe that a large part of the interest in this work is due to that fact. That this s...
-Tudor Houses By R. Clipston Sturgis
SO much has already been written, and so ably written, on the subject of domestic work in this country that there remains but little to add, and the special field I am asked to cover is so vague and s...
-Tudor Houses By R. Clipston Sturgis. Continued
The English have always used honest, simple material - generally local and economical material. With us local material and economy have little to do with each other because in New England, for example...
-The Spanish Mission Type By George C. Baum
THE words Spanish Mission bring to the mind but one thought, - a group of buildings scattered over Southern California. The buildings and the location seem to be synonymous; the one suggests the oth...
-The Spanish Mission Type By George C. Baum. Continued
The interior can be arranged to suit any condition. The tendency of the present day is to build the house reducing the number of stories in height, thus eliminating the climbing of stairs. A house spr...
-The Half-Timber House By Allen W. Jackson
LET me warn the young architect about to dine out that, while the first question asked of him may be about the weather, the second will surely be Why don't architects invent a new style of architectu...
-The Half-Timber House By Allen W. Jackson. Continued
The results in England, where it is best studied, are those soft, beautiful houses, which affect us by their perfect re-pose and harmony, rest and simplicity; no stress or striving here, only peace an...
-The Dutch Colonial House By Aymar Embury, II
BEFORE going into the subject of the merits of Dutch architecture it may be well to define the meaning of the term as it is commonly used. It refers not to the architecture of Holland, but to the styl...
-The Dutch Colonial House By Aymar Embury, II. Continued
Mr. Wallis has said that the influence of Dutch Colonial compared with that of the architectures of the north and south of it has been negligible. This is to some extent true, and it has been a matter...
-A Style Of The Western Plains By Hugh M. G. Garden
I AM asked to contribute something on an unnamed style, sometimes vaguely referred to as the product of the Western or Chicago school - it would be presumption to appropriate to anything so tenuous th...
-A Style Of The Western Plains By Hugh M. G. Garden. Continued
It is as impossible to give a signed and sealed prescription for the selection of a style for an American house as it is for the style of a portrait. A rough and rugged man must be painted in a differ...
-The Northern Tradition By Alfred Morton Gitbens
WHEN the editor asks the most fitting style for an American country house - by which presumably he means the style proper to the major part of the United States, not South America or Southern Californ...
-The Northern Tradition By Alfred Morton Gitbens. Continued
One enters a certain suburb of New York. All the houses are new; no buildings were there a year or two ago; it was a clear field for architects to do what they could, for the promoters were anxious to...









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