American Doors is a vast collection of the most beautiful styles from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries, consisting of entry doors, door surrounds, door hoods, door latches, door knockers, porticos, transoms and fanlights; all from the personal library and collections of Peter Joel Harrison, many never published before.
After thirty-two years of research and travel, Harrison has documented hundreds of doors from throughout America, more than eighty-four from historic properties, including post medieval, Dutch, English, French and Spanish Colonial, Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival, all handsomely portrayed.
Harrison's drawings are accompanied by a history of the door written by architectural historian Matt Postal and an essay on hardware by Rhett Butler, custom hardware manufacturer.
An essential sourcebook for builders, preservationists, architects, educators and students alike. Every drawing is rich in detail that may be imitated or used for inspiration. Each plate is carefully titled with the source or location for reference-a useful aid in regional projects. Informative notes on doors and a glossary of terms complete the text.
Author Peter Joel Harrison is well known for his best-selling four volumes on garden architecture: Fences, Brick Pavement and Fence-Walls, Gazebos and Trellises, & Garden Houses and Privies. A designer of interiors and landscapes, Harrison has dedicated himself to documenting architectural details of the 17th, 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. His drawings have been published in numerous magazines including Old House Journal, This Old House, Bob Vila's American Home, House Beautiful, Early American Life, Garden Design, and Landscape Architecture.
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