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Aesthetic Guidance

General Architecture Resources

A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia & Lee McAlester

Dictionary of Architecture and Construction, Fourth Edition by Cyril M. Harris

American Architecture, An Illustrated Encyclopedia by Cyril M. Harris

American Houses: A Field Guide to the Architecture of the Home by Gerald Foster

Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture: A Graphic Guide to 500 Years of American Home Styles, from the Tipi to the Tract House by Rachel Carley

American Homes: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Domestic Architecture by Lester Walker

The Houses We Live In, An Identification Guide to the History and Style of American Domestic Architecture, Jeffery Howe, General Editor

American House Styles: A Concise Guide by John Milnes Baker, A.I.A.

Design Excellence - Houses

Creating a New Old House: Yesterday's Character for Today's Home by Russell Versaci

Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid by Marianne Cusato & Ben Pentreath, et al

What Not to Build: Do's and Don'ts of Exterior Home Design by Sandra Edelman, Judy Gaman, and Robby Reid, R.A.

Traditional Construction Patterns: Design and Detail Rules of Thumb by Stephen A. Mouzon, et al

Great American Suburbs: The Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas, Texas by Virginia McAlester

Architectural Styles

Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles by Virginia and Lee McAlester with photographs by Alex McLean

Tudor Style, Tudor Revival Houses in America from 1890 to the Present by Lee Goff

The Bungalow, America's Arts & Crafts Home The Bungalow, America's Arts & Crafts Home by Paul Duchscherer & Douglas Keister

Craftsman Homes: More Than 40 Plans for Building Classic Arts & Crafts-Style Cottages, Cabins, and Bungalows by Gustav Stickley

Arts and Crafts Architecture by Peter Davey

Edwin Lutyens Country Houses by Gavin Stamp

Materials, Craftsmanship, and Construction

Wrought Iron in Architecture: An Illustrated Survey by Gerald K. Geerling

Fundamentals of Residential Construction by Edward Allen and Rob Thallon

Surfaces: Visual Research for Artists, Architects, and Designers by Judy Juracek

Brickwork Architecture & Design by Andrew Plumridge and Wim Meulenkamp

The Elements of Style, A Practical Encyclopedia of Interior Architectural Details form 1485 to the Present, Stephen Calloway, General Editor

Landscape and Garden Information

Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening, 2nd Edition by Neil Sperry

Plants of the Metroplex by J. Howard Garrett

Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region by Sally Wasowski with Andy Wasowski

Native Texas Gardens: Maximum Beauty Minimum Upkeep by Sally Wasowski

Gardening With Native Plants of the South by Sally Wasowski

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses by Michael A. Dirr

Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Plants of the Southwest by Robert A. Vines

Shinners & Mahler’s Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas by George M. Diggs, Jr., Barney L. Lipscomb, and Robert J. O’Kennon

Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes by Edward F. Gilman.

Southern Accents Gardens of the South

In Harmony with Nature: Lessons from the Arts & Crafts Garden by Rick Darke

Pergolas, Arbors and Arches: Their History and How to Make Them by Paul Edwards and Katherine Swift, et al


Clem Labine's Period Homes: The Professional's Resource for Residential Architecture

Southern Accents: The Magazine of Fine Southern Interiors and Gardens (see especially the ongoing column “Masters of the House”)

Internet Resources

The Design Process:

www.tndhomes.com/grad03.htm ("The Three P's of Traditional Home Design: Proportion, Parking, and Privacy")




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