Creating a New Old House: Yesterdays Character for Todays Home (American Institute Architects)
- By Russell Versaci
- Published By : Taunton Press (2007-01-01)
- ISBN By : 1561587923 (9781561587926)
- Binding : Paperback (218 pgs)
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Creating a New Old House explores how architects, builders, and craftsmen are reinterpreting the traditional American house. Through photographs and engaging text, brief discussions of history and craftsmanship, and occasional sidelong glances at the workings of real old houses, Versaci employs his "Pillars of Traditional Design" to explain how traditional houses go together and what gives them their unique design appeal. The author explores the creative work of architects, builders, and craftsmen from all corners of America who are creating new "old" houses in a revival of the distinctive traditions of American homebuilding--and refitting them to work for the demands of modern family living.