[Pattern Book]. Dean, John P. and Breines, SImon.
The Book of Houses
150 Photographs 100 Plans Many Other Illustrations
Crown Publishers, Inc
Octavo, pp. 144, illustrated with 150 b/w photos and 100 plans. Great houses from the 1940s: modern houses, weekend cabins, housing developments, California homes, Cape Cod, & more.
A wonderful period piece (1946), quite influential in its day. Several useful and informative chapters such as "Making the Most of Your Lot," "Remodelling," and "Prefabrication." Many practical floor plans and visually interesting photographs. Financial guidance for home ownership; since it was was less a "given" in the early post-war era. people saw more of its downside: the book warns against 2nd mortgages (now a major financial industry) and "interest rates over 4 1/2%" (!!).
Edition: Third printing
Binding: Cloth over Boards
Book Id: 16077