TO GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE WE GO: A Roadside Tour of American Homes by Harry Devlin

TO GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE WE GO: A Roadside Tour of American Homes

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Like the title, the subtitle will have to remain hypothetical: there's not a single place name (to say nothing of a map) to guide the reader in locating these buildings. Also symptomatic is the style most fully represented--the eclectic. Chronological but only loosely consecutive, this is a gathering of fragmentary information (style, construction, circumstances) paired with precise and sometimes evocative paintings of a selection of representative types of houses; although the first is Dutch Colonial and an early shingled farmhouse is included, the emphasis is on the latter half of the nineteenth century and the types throughout are most typical of the northeast. It's a pleasant album to browse through but of very little use for learning.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Parents' Magazine Press