Building by the Book: Pattern Book Architecture in New Jersey. Architectural History, Robert P. Guter, Janet W. Foster.

Building by the Book: Pattern Book Architecture in New Jersey.

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ Press, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo, pp. 260, index, bibliography. Profusely illustrated with drawings, diagrams & b/w photos. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #20275

The authors examine the influence of pattern books on New Jersey's residential architecture. By matching period illustrations to surviving houses, the authors explain why that old house next door looks like the one down the street - or at the other end of the state. Drawing on New Jersey's rich pattern-book legacy, they demonstrate how architectural ideas from books and popular periodicals shaped New Jersey's built landscape from the colonial era to the advent of WWII. From the Old House Journal Reference Library.

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