4 pp. introductory text by Forster on the style of his work which he calls Norman Farmhouse, French Provincial, or Domestic Gothic, followed by list of plates and 183 full-page plates from photographs and woodcut drawings, including façades, floor plans, interior views, and sketches covering 16 private residences designed by Forster in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas, including entrance courts, stair towers, gables, balconies, sleeping porches, pigeon towers, conservatories, fireplaces, bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, great halls, terraces, and gardens. 4to. Maroon cloth boards with gilt-stamped title. Very slight rubbing to corners and edges of spine. New York (William Helburn) 1931.
Frank J. Forster's earliest designs were in an English picturesque style, but after 1924 he became the nation's leading exponent of rustic farmhouse-style buildings he had seen on his trips through the French countryside. Forster's work is the basis for the majority of French country-inspired architecture in the United States after World War II, particularly later in the 20th century. Most of the houses he designed were located in the suburban environs of Connecticut, Westchester County, Long Island, and Pennsylvania. This monograph is the iconographic work showcasing his designs through photographs and floor plans. Book ID: 48829