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New PDF release: A Field Guide to American Architecture

By Carole Rifkind

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In place of dormers, the grille- covered frieze windows attic light the without adding to the dwelling's apparent height. 80, 81 James Fraser House. Honey Creek Falls Wisconsin. 1855. With attenuated proportions and extravagant width, this rural dwelling has a delicate aspect. vicinity, . 47 48 82, 83 RESIDENTIAL— GREEK REVIVAL Hiram Colver House. Phoenix, Oregon. 1855. The windows multiplication of cornice moldings and the use of French are manifestations of a provincial independence. -L FIRST STORY WINDOW A type Casa Amnesti.

Variety of I In Philadelphia suburb or Romantic Revival Nevada mining camp, styles reflected diversity, ex- pressed complexity, and responded to the challenges of the day. Materials of the wooden Gothic dwelling board-and-batten wall cladding (narrow batten strips covering the joints plied boards) [91]. between Stone is vertically ap- usually rustic in character. The and its variations are more employ brick or stone to create a smooth effect, sometimes using stucco that simulates masonry as a surfacing material.

John tympanum ' i A Doric order, with applied pilasters and it is a curious feature on a temple window does provide attic light. pedimented gable. j Mathews House, Painesville, Ohio; 1829. i CRFXK K (VIVA Charles Clapp House. 65 Portland, Maine. 1833. In an ingenious variation of the temple front, the side bays are recessed and flanked on the outer sides by freestanding Ionic columns. The corners of the house itself are marked by pilasters. 10 '*" Charles Clapp House, Portland, Maine; 1833. l imt-i 5 i i i I *» r -i-r -r-l '5 l l l I I I (1 41 42 RESIDENTIAL— GREEK REVIVAL Whittelsey House.

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