American Architecture since 1780: A Guide to the Styles
Marcus Whiffen (1992) NA705 .W47 1992, Open Shelf Contains descriptions, histories, and illustrations of more than 40 architectural styles.
The American House
Mary Mix Foley (1980) 728.01 F66a, Stack 4 This line-illustrated book attempts to clarify the astounding variety of American domestic architectural styles, from early 17th century huts to the postmodern period. More than a field guide, it covers a lot of territory with a good deal of historical background, but it can be confusing.
A Field Guide to American Architecture
Carole Rifkin (1980) 720.973 R56f, Stack 4 Handbook to American architecture up to the 1940s describes the historical background, construction materials, and basic structures and styles (Colonial, Federal, Victorian, Greek Revival, Romanesque, etc.) The book is divided first by building function (residential, commercial, etc.) and then by specific architectural period.
Identifying American Architecture
John J.G. Blumenson (1981) NA705 .B55 1981, Open Shelf Will enable the reader to determine architectural styles and terms by comparing real buildings with the books’ many photographs.
Great American Houses and their Architectural Styles
Virginia McAlester (1994) 728.01 M112g, Stack 4 This book presents 25 American houses which are open to the public. Included are floor plans for each dwelling and a schematic diagram that point out representative architectural characteristics of the style in question.
10 hours 6 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.
13 hours 25 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago THURSDAY at 6:00—Join us for a tour of works in our collection presented in American Sign Language with voice interpretation.
1 day 10 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers a captivating portrayal of a satirist and loyal citizen who inventively furthered his country’s official causes across a tumultuous half-century.