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American Framing: The Same Something for Everyone (Paperback)

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By Paul Andersen (Editor), Jayne Kelley (Editor), Paul Preissner (Editor), Linda Robbennolt (By (photographer)), Daniel Shea (By (photographer)), Chris Strong (By (photographer)), Paul Andersen (Contributions by), Penelope Dean (Contributions by), Dan Handel (Contributions by), Paul Preissner (Contributions by), Bob Somol (Contributions by)
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Originating in 1832 in Chicago with a balloon-framed warehouse designed by George Washington Snow, the technique of timber framing—also known at the time as “Chicago construction”—introduced softwood construction to the world. Timber frame construction quickly came to dominate the built landscape of America because of the ready availability of the principal material required, the simplicity of construction, and its ability to be erected by low or unskilled workers. The result was a built environment that erased typological and class distinctions of architectural production, as both rich and poor live in houses that are built the same way.
 
American Framing: The Same Something for Everyone is a visual and textual exploration of the conditions and consequences of these ubiquitous structures, the architecture which enables architecture. Archival drawings and historical images, along with newly commissioned photographs by Linda Robbennolt, Daniel Shea, and Chris Strong, in addition to plans and drawings, shed new light on this quintessentially American method of construction.

About the Author


Paul Andersen is the director of Independent Architecture, a Denver-based office with projects that speculate on the roles that form, repetition, and pop culture play in architecture.

Jayne Kelley is an editor and writer based in Chicago and currently visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Architecture. 

Paul Preissner is the principal of Paul Preissner Architects in Oak Park, Illinois, and an associate professor of architecture at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Paul Andersen is the director of Independent Architecture, a Denver-based office with projects that speculate on the roles that form, repetition, and pop culture play in architecture.

Paul Preissner is the principal of Paul Preissner Architects in Oak Park, Illinois, and an associate professor of architecture at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783038601951
ISBN-10: 3038601950
Publisher: Park Books
Publication Date: November 19th, 2021
Pages: 136