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Elegant Small Homes of the Twenties: 99 Designs from a Competition

Elegant Small Homes of the Twenties: 99 Designs from a Competition

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Elegant Small Homes of the Twenties: 99 Designs from a Competition

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122 pages
34 minutes
Sortie:
Jan 16, 2013
ISBN:
9780486138213
Format:
Livre

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In 1927, the Chicago Tribune sponsored a competition for "trained men of talent, incorporating into the small home ideas of real worth, types of rare charm, and the best possible plans for comfort and convenience." This collection spotlights the challenge’s top results, presenting the nineteen prize-winning designs for five- and six-room houses, plus eighty additional sets of the best architectural plans. A new introduction by Daniel D. Reiff, Ph.D., adds interesting detail about the competition and the competitors. These fascinating snapshots of American domestic architecture of the 1920s include glimpses of New England and Southern colonials, Normandy cottages, stately Italianate dwellings, and other styles. Each of the designs features a floor plan and exterior views of the house. Architects, architecture buffs, and historians will prize these authentic renderings of the leading designs in American architecture of nearly a century ago.
Sortie:
Jan 16, 2013
ISBN:
9780486138213
Format:
Livre

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Bibliographical Note

This Dover edition, first published in 2008, was originally published as the Chicago Tribune Book of Homes, Chicago Tribune, in 1927. A new introduction by Daniel D. Reiff has been prepared for this edition.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Elegant small homes of the twenties : 99 designs from a competition / Chicago Tribune.

p. cm.

Originally published: Chicago tribune book of homes. c1927.

9780486138213

1. Architecture, Domestic—United States—Designs and plans. 2. Architecture, Domestic—United States—20th century—Designs and plans. I. Chicago Tribune (Firm) II. Title.

NA7208.C45 2008

728.0973’09042—dc22

2008028455

Manufactured in the United States of America

Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, N.Y. 11501

Introduction to the Dover Edition

by Daniel D. Reiff, PhD

If a middle- or upper-middle-class family in the Chicago area wanted to have a five- or six-room house erected for themselves in 1927, what were their options? Although one’s first inclination might be to consult an architect or builder, there were in fact a number of choices—some quite economical—open to them.

One route would have been, after consulting a house-plan book, to order the plans and specifications for their home from a mail-order plan company. These had existed for well over a century: The first mail-order plans seem to date to 1856, and the service grew energetically through the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. In the Chicago area two of the most popular

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