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The American Porch
An Informal History of an Informal Place 
by Michael Dolan 
 
The American Porch relates the colorful and surprising history of the porch in a lively journey through architecture, literature, film, photography, and pop culture, from ancient Greece to modern day.

Solidly researched and engagingly written, The American Porch weaves many narratives into its larger story-how the word "stoic" originated, how James Ives got Nathaniel Currier to begin chronicling ordinary American life, how the "front porch campaign" became a staple of American politics, why filmmakers and novelists love the porch, and how the porch, after vanishing from American domestic architecture after World War II, has made a comeback thanks to preservationists and the New Urbanist movement in town planning and domestic architecture.





The American Porch
An Informal History of an Informal Place 
by Michael Dolan 
The Lyons Press, 2004.
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