Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley.
I am coming to this as simply a reader who likes to the Storybook style, though before reading this book I would have simply called the style fairy tale houses. Hey, not my field.
This book presents a history of the style, including a brief overview of the influences, including the style used in the Renaissance and Medieval periods. While most of the houses discussed are in the United States, there is a bit of an international flavor to the book.
The book also looks at the influence of Hollywood upon the style as well as vice versa. Additional, there are sections of the book that deal with the little things that are not noticed very often, describing terms and history.
Quite a good little introduction.