Celebrating the American home :50 great houses from 50 American architects /Joanne Kellar Bouknight.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




236 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Architect-designed houses
Architecture History 20th century.
Architecture History 21st century.


Bouknight, Joanne Kellar.


What makes a great American home? -- A traditional house with modern compsoure -- Shipshape on Martha's Vineyard -- A timber frame redressed -- A cottage takes root in Maine -- Cool, calm, and composed -- A seaside house bares its bones -- Easy on the earth, easy on the eyes -- A classical perspective on a romantic setting -- Treading lightly on the dunes -- A house of the woods -- Recreating the past at water's edge -- A house in tune -- A comfortable fit on the New England coast -- Give and take revives a Connecticut cape -- A study in contrast -- Two into one -- A new farmhouse takes its place in history -- Courting quiet with geometric harmony -- Catch the breeze, renew the spirit -- In response to the climate -- A serene retreat -- Local color infuses a modern house -- Pueblo and Spanish influences shape a hillside house -- A timeless farmhouse -- Small footprint but tall in stature -- Townhouse tranformation -- A clear field of vision -- New house with an ageless soul -- Cube with a view -- Canadias boathouse -- Wright-inspired ranch -- Riverside, shingle style -- Style and delight on a budget -- A composition in balance, light, and craft -- Rambling farmhouse -- An island retreat open to the future -- Fortified against wind but open to view -- New house, venerable design -- A palette of design elements shapes a lively house -- A delicate balance -- All about the roof -- A big house thinks small -- Rural shapes, uptown details -- A well-crafted cottage -- Weaving house into landscape -- A craftsman bunglaow pays homage to its forebears -- Earth, sky, and water -- A childhood home reborn -- Summer camp, all year long -- Tiny cottages with a generous outlook -- John Connell -- Duo Dickinson -- Jeremiah Eck -- Architects and designers.


Newtown, CT : Taunton Press


236 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.


Gift of Lorna Condon, September, 2011.



Call Number

Stacks NA7208.B67 2005


United States.
United States