Old Homes of New England
Historic Houses in Clapboard, Shingle, and Stone
Hardcover ISBN: 0847830756
An architectural historian teams with a photographer to showcase samples of New England's homes--broadly defined to include Friends' and Shaker meeting houses, and provide details on their origins and preservation. Representing a cross-section of styles of the region's finest historic architecture, the two dozen homes featured in full-page and two-page spread color photographs range from that of Henry Whitfield (1639, Guildford, Connecticut) to Joseph Fessenen's (c. 1801, Royalton, Vermont).The volume also includes the 'Witch House' (1675) of a judge in the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials, a regional map, and list of the houses featured that are open to the public. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
How to Work With an Architect
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 142360007x
Focusing primarily on single-family residential design, a presentation of how to collaborate with an architect to build a home begins with what an architect is and how he or she can help you, and offers a brief history of the profession, philosophies, state licensing boards, a directory of Taliesin fellows, a step-by-step planning checklist, and more. Original.
Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
Paperback ISBN: 0936070528
More than 1,000 photos, along with stories and interviews follow the "tiny house" movement which is currently going on among people who have chosen to scale back in the 21st century. Original.
Victorian Ornamental Carpentry
Paperback ISBN: 0486241440
The focus of this handsome photographic study is sawn-wood ornamentation — the "gingerbread" of Victorian houses. The brilliance and variability of these sculptures are here preserved in 186 sharp, detailed photographs of handsawed architectural embellishments found on exteriors of houses constructed between 1820 and 1910. Introduction. Captions.
Contemporary Southern Homes
Hardcover ISBN: 0764346822
The South is known for its preserved mansions but many more beautiful twenty-first century houses preserve that same sense of ambiance. In over 400 full-color images, twenty Southern design professionals with varying architectural styles exhibit their award-winning work, ranging from classical Georgian symmetry to modernist traditions infused with fascinating flair. From Virginia to Arkansas, their work features expansive, open floor plans, walls of glass, and the use of indigenous materials. You can still see those Greek revival columns and the walls of hinged shutters, but you can also observe a remarkable range of homes that skillfully reflect their physical and cultural milieus within the contemporary era. Glass walls and open floor plans notwithstanding, these residences offer charm and authenticity. The architects' diverse backgrounds and design philosophies are shaping the South in the twenty-first century.
New Spaces for Japanese Residential Architecture
Hardcover ISBN: 1864706325
Provides a definitive statement of contemporary residential architectural trends in Japan, and showcases a collection that is inspirational and is a strong reference for architects, planners, preservationists, landscape and interior designers, and all who are directly involved in residential architecture.
Case Study Houses
1945-1966: the California Impetus
Hardcover ISBN: 3836535602
Modernism to the masses: Pioneering designs for affordable postwar homes The Case Study House program (1945–1966) was a unique event in the history of American architecture. Sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American. Concentrated on the Los Angeles area, the Case Study Houses included 36 model homes commissioned from such major architects of the day as Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig, Eero Saarinen, A. Quincy Jones, and Ralph Rapson. Their criteria included “using, as far as is practicable, many war-born techniques and materials best suited to the expression of man’s life in the modern world.” The results of the program would redefine the modern home and extend influence not only across the United States but around the world. This compact guide includes all of the Case Study Houses with over 150 photos and plans, as well as a map showing locations of all sites, including those that no longer exist. About the series: Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture series features: - an introduction to the life and work of the architect - the major works in chronological order - information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions - a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings - approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)
A Short History of Private Life
Paperback ISBN: 0767919394
From one of the most beloved authors of our time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home. “Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.” Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving home.” The bathroom provides the occasion for a history of hygiene; the bedroom, sex, death, and sleep; the kitchen, nutrition and the spice trade; and so on, as Bryson shows how each has figured in the evolution of private life. Whatever happens in the world, he demonstrates, ends up in our house, in the paint and the pipes and the pillows and every item of furniture. Bill Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and he is a master at turning the seemingly isolated or mundane fact into an occasion for the most diverting exposition imaginable. His wit and sheer prose fluency make At Home one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life. From the Hardcover edition.