The Houses We Live In (2002)

Contents

Early Architecture in the US – Folk Architecture
Colonial Architecture
European Revival
High Victrian
Eclectic Revivals
Pre-World War II – Modern Houses
The Modern Age

Glossary

abacus
adobe
A-frame
arcade
architrave
Arts and Crafts movement
ashlar masonry
balloon-frame
bargeboard
battlement
belt course
belvedere
board-and-batten
bracket
bungalow
cantilever
capital
casement window
castellated
catslide
chinking
clapboard
column
corbel
Corinthian order
cornice
crenellation
crocket
crowstep
cupola
curtain wall
dentil
dependency
Doric order
dormer
double-hung window
drawing room
drip molding
dymaxion house
eave
echinus
egg and dart
elevation
engaged column
entablature
eyebrow dormer
fan light
fascia
fenestration
finial
flanker
flute
frieze
gable
gambrel
geodesic dome
gingerbread
girt
guilloche
hacienda
half-timbering
hipped roof
inglenook
Ionic order
jerkinhead
jetty
keystone
lancet
lantern
lean-to
lintel
louver
mansard roof
metope
molding
mortise
mullion
nogging
octagon
order
oriel
Palladian window
parapet
pattern book
pavilion
pediment
pendill
piazza
pier
pilaster
pinnacle
plate
plinth
porte cochere
portico
prefabrication
purlin
quatrefoil
quoins
Quonset hut
rafter
rafter tails
ribbon window
saltbox
segmental arch
shotgun house
sill
soffit
string course
stucco
summer beam
swag
tenon
tipi
transom
treenail
trefoil
triglyph
truss
Usonian houses
veranda
vergeboard
vernacular
viga
volute
voussoir
water table
wattle and daub
wickiup
widow’s walk
wigwam

Sources Cited

Howe, Jeffery (editor). The houses we live in: an identification guide to the history and style of American domestic architecture. San Diego, CA: Thunder Bay Press, 2002.