Shopworn Copy – A Field Guide to American Houses



The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic Architecture

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Save 10%!  These new but shopworn copies have slight dents, scuffs, or scratches from mishandling. All are completely intact with covers fully attached and no torn or missing pages. Rather than have them sit in storage, we thought to give our customers an opportunity to buy them at a discounted price! While they may not be suitable for gifts, these copies are still suitable for personal use and will make an excellent addition to your restoration library. Take advantage of these very limited quantity damaged copies and get “Restoring Your Historic House” at a discount! (Exact damage varies per item)

A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic Architecture


The fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture: in print since its original publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, essential guide to American houses.

This revised edition includes a section on neighborhoods; expanded and completely new categories of house styles with photos and descriptions of each; an appendix on “Approaches to Construction in the 20th and 21st Centuries”; an expanded bibliography; and 600 new photographs and line drawings.

“A Field Guide to American Houses” comes recommended by the author of “Restoring Your Historic House”, Scott T. Hanson.


• Publisher: Knopf, November 10, 2015
• 880 Pages
• ISBN10: 0375710825
• ISBN13: 978-0375710827


Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 7 × 1.5 in

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