A-frame (Paperback) | Northshire Bookstore

A-frame (Paperback)

A-frame Cover Image
$29.95
Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Northshire Manchester
1 on hand, as of Oct 27 11:01am
(Architecture - U.S. (Domestic))
Northshire Saratoga
1 on hand, as of Oct 27 11:01am
(Architecture - U.S. (Domestic))

Description


The heyday of the national A-frame craze saw tens of thousands of these easy and affordable structures built as vacation homes, roadside restaurants, churches, and even pet stores. A-frame chronicles America's love affair with the A-frame, from postwar 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.

About the Author


Chad Randl is Art DeMuro Assistant Professor in the Historic Preservation Program, College of Design, at the University of Oregon in Portland. Previously, he taught at Cornell University and worked as an architectural historian for the National Park Service. He is the author of Revolving Architecture: A History of Buildings that Rotate, Swivel, and Pivot.

Praise For…


"A deep-dive into the architectural style that served as an enviable yet attainable postwar emblem of a life lived more leisurely....Rereleased just in time for summer reading, A-frame not only details the origins of the style but also includes building plans and exhaustively researched information about the top industry players in different regions during the A-frame's 1950s-60s-era heyday."
- Architect's Newspaper


Product Details
ISBN: 9781616899059
ISBN-10: 1616899050
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: June 16th, 2020
Pages: 208
Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs