Skip to product information
1 of 1

Summer Beam Books

Porches of North America Contributor(s): Visser, Thomas Durant (Author)

Porches of North America Contributor(s): Visser, Thomas Durant (Author)

Regular price $39.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $39.95 USD
Sale Sold out
Porches of North America
Contributor(s): Visser, Thomas Durant (Author)
ISBN: 1611682207    EAN: 9781611682205
US SRP: $39.95 US  
Binding: Hardcover
Copyright Date: 2012
Pub Date: April 10, 2012
Physical Info: 0.99" H x 10.13" L x 7.32" W (1.79 lbs) 304 pages

The porch, whether simple or grand, evokes feelings of welcome, comfort, and nostalgia in all of us, yet there has been little published on the history of this omnipresent architectural feature. This book examines how porches in their many forms have evolved in the United States and Canada through innovations, adaptations, and revivals. Covering formal porches and verandas, as well as the many informal vernacular types, this book proffers insights into broad cultural customs and patterns, as well as regional preferences and usage. Lavishly illustrated with contemporary and historic photographs, Porches of North America provides a chronological and typological framework for identifying historic porches. All those who love to while away afternoons on a favorite porch will find this architectural history delightful as well as informative.

View full details