A presentation of a unique and beloved architectural style from one of the nation's most historically significant regions highlights a variety of beautiful structures, including the oldest building in the country that has been continuously in use, complete with full-color photography. 15,000 first printing.
Geoffrey Gross is a widely published photographer whose work has appeared in "Art & Antiques," "New York Times""Magazine," "The Magazine Antiques," "Better Homes and Gardens," "Interior Design," "Old House Interiors," "Popular Mechanics," and elsewhere. He is the photographer of Rizzoli's "Dutch Colonial Homes in America." Margaret Bye Richie is an architecture historian, lecturer, and active preservationist. She is the author of "Victorian Sketchbook" and for two years wrote the column "Restoration Primer" for "Panorama Magazine." Dr. Richie, of the eleventh generation of the Bye family in Bucks County, lived in "Old Congress" at Byecroft Farm (p. 68), the family seat since the early 1700s. Gregory D. Huber is president and owner of Past Perspectives-a historic resources company specializing in House Histories of the Northeast. An architecture historian, Mr. Huber is co-author of the second edition of "New World Dutch Barn: The Evolution, Forms, and Structure of a Disappearing Icon" and has written more than sixty articles on vernacular houses and barns of the eastern United States. John D. Milner is an architect practicing in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and lives in the Abiah Taylor House (p. 206). His firm specializes in the restoration of historic buildings and the design of new houses that are inspired by the architectural traditions of the past. He has a particular passion for the vernacular architecture of the Delaware Valley. Mr. Milner is also an Adjunct Professor of Architecture in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design.