Covering everything from saltboxes and framsteads to brownstones and mobile homes, The American House is an illustrated history of the home across America. Famous houses such as Jefferson’s Monticello and Philip Johnson’s Glass House are presented alongside lesser known and equally groundbreaking structures. The selection covers not only the entire nation, but also key styles making the volume a wonderful introduction to American architecture as a whole. As added bonus, a listing of houses open to the public is included, making The American House a pretty good travel guide too.
The American House, published by Phaidon, 2008, www.phaidon.com