This is a less useful and practical book than its predecessor, but a more decorative book, pictorially. There is an introductory text analyzing needs, styles, costs, ways of saving and the value of the architect in building or remodelling. The photographs are taken from the ""photogenic angle"" -- the pattern of a tree against a wall, the framing the branches make in an angle on a house, etc. In the process, some good architectural points are brought out. Floor plans give some practical value to the book.