New York: 1994. Hardcover. As New in Fine DJ. Item #21521
As the title states, very concise but on the mark. Each section of the book begins with a historical overview of the period, followed by a concise commentary on each style. The author then highlights the specific design details that distinguish one style from another. He shows how different styles developed and what influenced their development. The beautifully wrought elevation drawings, each with a floor plan, illustrate the details of style clearly and with precision. From the Old House Journal reference library.