A-frame (2nd edition)

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The heyday of the American A-frame craze saw tens of thousands of these easy and affordable structures built as vacation homes, roadside restaurants, churches, and even pet stores. This title chronicles America's love affair with the A-frame, from post-war getaway to its recent revival among designers and DIYers.In a fascinating look at this architectural phenomenon, Chad Randl tells the story of the triangle house, from prehistoric Japan to its lifestyle-changing prime in the 1960s as a symbol of play, leisure, and outdoor living. Part architectural history and part cultural exploration, the book documents every aspect of A-frame living with cartoons, ads, high-style and do-it-yourself examples, family snapshots, and an appendix with a complete set of blueprints in case you want to build your own.
ISBN 9781616899059. Princeton Architectural Press.
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The heyday of the American A-frame craze saw tens of thousands of these easy and affordable structures built as vacation homes, roadside restaurants, churches, and even pet stores. This title chronicles America's love affair with the A-frame, from post-war getaway to its recent revival among designers and DIYers.In a fascinating look at this architectural phenomenon, Chad Randl tells the story of the triangle house, from prehistoric Japan to its lifestyle-changing prime in the 1960s as a symbol of play, leisure, and outdoor living. Part architectural history and part cultural exploration, the book documents every aspect of A-frame living with cartoons, ads, high-style and do-it-yourself examples, family snapshots, and an appendix with a complete set of blueprints in case you want to build your own.
  • Author
    Chad Randl
  • Publisher
    Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release
    June 2020
  • Binding
    pb
  • Format
    208 pages. 150 colour & 75 b/w ills. 20.3 x 22.2 cm
  • Status for WholeSale
    o/s due 20/7/20
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    available