The Resource Building by the book : pattern book architecture in New Jersey, Robert P. Guter, Janet W. Foster ; photographs by Jim DelGiudice

Building by the book : pattern book architecture in New Jersey, Robert P. Guter, Janet W. Foster ; photographs by Jim DelGiudice

Label
Building by the book : pattern book architecture in New Jersey
Title
Building by the book
Title remainder
pattern book architecture in New Jersey
Statement of responsibility
Robert P. Guter, Janet W. Foster ; photographs by Jim DelGiudice
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Building by the Book, Robert P. Guter and Janet W. Foster examine one important aspect of New Jersey's architectural history, the influence of "pattern books" on the state's residential architecture. By matching period illustrations to surviving houses, Guter and Foster explain why that old house next door looks like 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 World War II. Although it presents a wealth of Gothic cottages, Italianate villas, Craftsman bungalows, and Sears "ready-cuts," Building by the Book is far more than a catalog of architectural styles. By relating the work of architects and pattern-book authors to the experiences of ordinary people who hungered for beautiful surroundings, Guter and Foster assess the
  • Impact of the art of architecture on everyday life in New Jersey. Their account of how styles and building technologies evolved with the help of published sources emphasizes New Jersey's importance as a laboratory for architectural change. From Minard Lafever's The Young Builder's General Instructor (1829) to Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Houses (1909), New Jersey architects and designers have influenced both home-grown architecture and national trends through their books
  • Building by the Book is unusually well written and copiously illustrated. By letting readers hear the voices of New Jersey women and men through diaries, letters, and published writings, Janet Foster and Robert Guter make abundantly clear the role of architecture as the art that is lived in. Their research reveals how for the last two hundred years pattern-book architecture, in particular, expressed the ideas, aspirations, and pretensions of New Jersey homeowners
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guter, Robert P
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA7235.N5
LC item number
G87 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Foster, Janet W
  • DelGiudice, Jim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • New Jersey
Label
Building by the book : pattern book architecture in New Jersey, Robert P. Guter, Janet W. Foster ; photographs by Jim DelGiudice
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The original work upon which this book is based was done on behalf of the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, for their exhibit 'Building by the book: New Jersey pattern-book architecture,' October 1988-April 1989"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building the Book: A Photographer's Perspective -- Ch. 1. From Builders' Books to Pattern Books -- Ch. 2. The Pattern Book Comes of Age -- Ch. 3. New Technologies, New Styles -- Ch. 4. Eclecticsm Prevails -- Ch. 5. Back to Basics
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xv, 260 p.
Isbn
9780813518480
Lccn
92006516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25316025
  • (OCoLC)ocm25316025
Label
Building by the book : pattern book architecture in New Jersey, Robert P. Guter, Janet W. Foster ; photographs by Jim DelGiudice
Publication
Note
"The original work upon which this book is based was done on behalf of the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, for their exhibit 'Building by the book: New Jersey pattern-book architecture,' October 1988-April 1989"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building the Book: A Photographer's Perspective -- Ch. 1. From Builders' Books to Pattern Books -- Ch. 2. The Pattern Book Comes of Age -- Ch. 3. New Technologies, New Styles -- Ch. 4. Eclecticsm Prevails -- Ch. 5. Back to Basics
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xv, 260 p.
Isbn
9780813518480
Lccn
92006516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25316025
  • (OCoLC)ocm25316025

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