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What Style Is It? A Guide To American Architecture

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Authors: John C. Poppeliers and S. Allen Chambers, Jr.


What Style Is It? provides a portable, easy-to-use guide to identifying American Architecture.  This essential guide is packed with more than 200 descriptive photographs and illustrations, accompanied by nontechnical explanations that help you quickly identify the most significant styles of architecture, from Early Colonial, Federal, and Second Empire to Newclassical, pre-Civil War Romanesque Revival and late nineteenth and early twentieth century Rustic styles.


ADDED BONUS: Also includes, "Rehab Right: Landmark Lessons Out Of The Past, Into The Future."

This is a CD produced by the City of Las Vegas.  It concerns the Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation of the Las Vegas U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, 2006.



The late John C. Poppeliers was head of the Historic American Buildings Survey (1971 - 1980) and coauthor of the previous edition of What Style Is It?


S. Allen Chambers, Jr. is an architectural historian based in Washington, D.C., and former historian with the Historic American Buildings Survey.  An active contributor to the historic preservation field, he serves on the boards of the Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Georgetown and the Tudor Place Foundation.

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