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Selling the dwelling : the books that built America's houses, 1775-2000 / Richard Cheek.

Author/creator Cheek, Richard
Other author/creatorSedykh, Julia, book designer.
Other author/creatorGrolier Club.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew York : Grolier Club, 2013.
Description286 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Contents Collector's Perspective and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The First American Architectural Books: Builder's Guides in the New Republic -- Honoring the Democratic Ideal: The Heyday of the Greek Revival -- Popular Taste Making: Pattern Books and Gothic Fantasies -- Optimism and Mid-Century: Every Man Can Build His Own Home -- Big Firms, Big Sales: Marketing House Plans to the Nation -- Passion for the Past: The Colonial Revival Begins -- Mansions for Millionaires: Beaux Arts Country Houses, 1890-1930 -- Smaller Homes for the Millions: Plans by Mail or Houses by Rail -- Bungalows: Artful Houses for the Common Man -- The Homes We Fought For: Modern or Traditional? -- More Developments, Fewer Designs: The Demise of the House Plan Book -- Illustration Sources, Additional Resources, and Bibliography.
General note"Designed by Julia Sedykh; 1500 copies have been printed by Puritan Capital"--Colophon.
General note"Published to accompany the exhibition Selling the dwelling at The Grolier Club, New York, December 11, 2013-February 7, 2014"--Prelim. p.
General noteIndex (4 p.) inserted.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 263-285).

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