Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway
Paperback ISBN: 1561586447
Celebrating an American classic, the authors introduce readers to getaway cabins of every kind through hundreds of photographs, illustrations, detailed descriptions, and site and floor plans, covering four basic styles--rustic, traditional, transformed, and modern. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Life in an Irish Country House
Hardcover ISBN: 009474680x
Following the publishing success of his book Twilight of the Ascendancy, which describes the lifestyle of the old landowning families of Ireland from about the middle of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, Mark Bence-Jones now gives a picture of life in the houses of twenty-three of these families at various periods. Seeing the families in their houses as we do over several generations gives a marvellous insight into their way of life; a way of life in which hunting and shooting, dances and amateur theatricals may have loomed large but in which duty came first. And the houses themselves, their architectural development, their domestic evolution, the changes in interior decoration to suit prevailing tastes, are not forgotten. This book is in effect a history of the twenty-three houses and their families, the houses and the families being intimately tied up; but above all, it illuminates those of us who wonder what the houses were like to live in.
Robert A.M. Stern
Hardcover ISBN: 1885254687
In over thirty years of practice, Robert A. M. Stern has developed a distinctive architecture committed to the synthesis of tradition and innovation and, above all, to the creation and enhancement of a meaningful sense of place. Inspired by the great legacy of American architecture, the firm of Robert A. M. Stern Architects has produced a variety of building types in a range of stylistic vocabularies. The design of houses, for which the firm initially gained notice, remains a cornerstone of the practice. Beautifully illustrated in color, this major monograph -- a companion volume to the best-selling Robert A. M. Stern: Buildings -- thoroughly documents more than forty-five houses built over the course of thirty years. These distinguished houses are located in diverse settings across the United States, from San Francisco's Russian Hill to the Rocky Mountains to the Long Island and New England coasts. In every case, Stern has emphasized the importance of context by exploring the nature of place through houses that embody the region's vernacular architectural heritage, as well as gracefully reflect each site's unique natural setting. Whether considering classical New York town houses, Shingle Style "cottages" by the sea, or Scandinavian log houses as reinterpreted on the American frontier, Stern has fostered a strong sense of architectural continuity and connection to the past by participating in the dialogue across time that he believes lies at the heart of architecture.
The House with Sixteen Handmade Doors
A Tale of Architectural Choice and Craftsmanship
Hardcover ISBN: 0393242048
A Duke University professor describes his quest to determine who built his 60-year-old house and how they did it, examining the details in the panels, walls and doors to paint a picture of the home's origins and evolution. 15,000 first printing.
Most Beautiful House in the World
Paperback ISBN: 0140105662
Chronicles the work and insight that marked the author's experience as the boathouse he set out to build expanded to become a full-scale home, and contains observations about construction, space, and beginnings.