Successful Houses And How To Build Them by Charles E. White
The Macmillan Company | ISBN : n/a | 1912 | 520 pages | PDF | 58MB
Originally published in 1912, this book is important today for the picture it gives us of both the ideas as well as the nuts and bolts that went into these ground-breaking houses. The book is illustrated throughout with many of Wright's houses of the day as well as houses by other members of the Prairie circle. A valuable reference not just on style, but on all aspects and details of period suburban home building. The many topics include: the horizontal line, the aesthetics of hanging window boxes incorporated into a design, decorative use of wood grain, the advantages of crank-out casement windows, use of glass, exterior staining, types and working specifications for roofing and siding shingles, gutters, recommendations for lighting fixtures, modern heating, plumbing, masonry and cement work.