Building Country Comforts
Wisdom on Living a Sustainable, Back-To-Basics Life
Paperback ISBN: 1402757743
Combines and updates two sustainable-living classics--In Harmony With Nature and Country Comforts--providing detailed step-by-step building projects and personal stories. Original.
The Not So Big House
A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
Hardcover ISBN: 1561581305
A beautifully illustrated home design reference provides a thoughtful review of social trends and its effects on architecture and design in relation to building and decorating simpler, more affordable, and practical homes to fit a simpler lifestyle. 25,000 first printing.
Treehouses of the World
Hardcover ISBN: 0810949520
A leading authority on treehouse design takes readers on an around-the-world journey of treehouses, discussing how they are designed, built, and enjoyed in numerous cultures, in a volume that showcases thirty-five treehouses and discusses their role in environmentalism. 20,000 first printing.
Lighting for Historic Buildings
A Guide to Selecting Reproductions
Paperback ISBN: 0471143995
How to Light a historic interior appropriately--or create a realistic period look--can be a perplexing problem. Few people want to return to the days when light came mainly from candles, kerosene, gas or available sunlight. But acceptable ways of re-creating old lighting do exist, and Lighting for Historic Buildings shows how to find them. This invaluable guide provides both a history of lighting in America and a catalog of 481 suitable reproductions available today. Noted historian Roger Moss shows how interiors from the 1620s to the 1930s can be well lighted yet still maintain their character. Reproductions are organized by lighting source (candles, burning fluids, kerosene, gas and electricity) and fixture type (chandeliers, wall brackets and hall lights). Also included are chapters on street lighting and specialty items, a glossary and a reading list.
The Good House Book
A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding
Paperback ISBN: 1579902812
From Lark Books and Natural Home magazine—which has a circulation of 200,000—comes an illustrated, unique guide to building an earth-friendly home. To create a dwelling that’s both ecologically sustainable and attractive, Natural Home magazine is the place to go. With this exquisitely illustrated guide, packed with 400 photos and illustrations, anyone can put environmentally friendly ideas into beautiful practice. Here’s an intelligent look at how a home is supposed to function and a variety of different building approaches. What’s important is finding the right solution to fit your individual needs, local climate, and natural resources. The broad range of topics covered include choosing a site; selecting materials; building with straw bale, cob, adobe, or rammed earth; and plugging into alternative home power systems. Interviews with six homeowners, and photos of the dream homes they built, provide invaluable insight.
Greene & Greene
Creating a Style
Hardcover ISBN: 1586851160
n this fascinating new look at the work of Charles and Henry Greene, masters of the bungalow design, renowned authors Randell L. Makinson and Thomas A. Heinz assert that not only were the brothers Greene geniuses of their time, but that they also developed a distinct architectural and design style that has been the model for generations of architects since, and continues to reign today.Examining the individual plans, materials, and interiors of some of the most distinguished work of the Greenes, and illustrated with stunning photography, the authors revisit designs that exemplify a highly refined set of proportional relationships and a level of detail and craftsmanship that remains unsurpassed today.
A Practical Design Guide to Fireplaces And Stoves Indoors And Out
Paperback ISBN: 1561588350
Brings together more than 280 full-color photographs and the latest information on heating technologies in a comprehensive guide to designing a wide range of indoor and outdoor fireplaces for the home, covering a variety of styles and applications, and explains how to reface a woodburning fireplace, install a gas insert, decorate a mantal, and more. Original.