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The Great American House

Author : Gil Schafer III
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2012-09-18
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9780847838721

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Acclaimed architect Gil Schafer illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscape to create homes with a feeling of history. As a traditional architect, Gil Schafer specializes in building new "old" houses as well as renovating historic homes. His work takes the best of American historic and classical architecture—its detailed moldings and harmonious proportions—and updates it, retaining its character and detail while simultaneously reworking it to be more in tune with the way we live now—comfortable, practical, family-oriented. In his first book, Schafer covers the three essential cornerstones of creating a great traditional house: architecture, landscape, and decoration. He discusses the important interplay between the interior architecture and the fabrics, furniture, and wall treatments. In-depth profiles build on these essays, including Schafer’s own new "old" house in the Hudson Valley; the renovation of a historic home in Nashville designed by Charles Platt in 1915; and the restoration of a magnificent 1843 Greek Revival mansion in Charleston. Filled with hundreds of interior and detail shots, The Great American House is an invaluable resource for anyone who loves old houses and traditional design.

Great American Homes: William T. Baker

Author : William T. Baker,The Images Publishing Group
Publisher : Images Publishing
Page : 285 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781864704839

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Great American Homes: William T. Baker by William T. Baker,The Images Publishing Group Pdf

William T. Baker's work is inspired by the bounty of classical architecture found in the grand homes of the southern United States, particularly the state of Georgia. The hallmarks of his architecture are extraordinary attention to details of craftsmansh

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Author : Jane Jacobs
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2016-07-20
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780525432852

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs Pdf

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

The Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Book: Scrumptious Recipes & Fabled History From Toll House to Cookie Cake Pie

Author : Carolyn Wyman
Publisher : The Countryman Press
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2013-10-07
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9781581577310

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The Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Book: Scrumptious Recipes & Fabled History From Toll House to Cookie Cake Pie by Carolyn Wyman Pdf

Full of fun facts, myths, secrets, and cookie recipes apt to make you as famous as Amos among your family and friends, The Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Book makes for great reading and great baking. The advent and swift rise of the chocolate chip cookie offers some of the best stories in American myth-making and king-making. It might feel like this favorite treat is part of our national heritage, perhaps dating back to the founding fathers, but not until 1930 was the first batch impulsively baked in the kitchen of a Massachusetts inn. How quickly it became our nation’s favorite is what makes the chocolate chip cookie more relentlessly American than even apple pie. Easily commodified and mass-produced, it birthed new business moguls overnight, ultimately accounting for more than half of all homemade cookies, with sales of 6 billion packaged cookies annually in the U.S.—it’s the stuff of legend. Revisit the Toll House Inn kitchen of Ruth Wakefield, who one fateful day took an ice pick to a block of chocolate and sprinkled it into her cookie dough, spawning a national craving that continues unabated to this day. Get to know the first chocolate chip cookie-preneurs and their unlikely success stories. Did you know that Wally “Famous” Amos was a successful music talent agent who signed Dionne Warwick and Simon and Garfunkel to recording contracts before he decided a brighter future lay in perfecting his dear aunt’s irresistible cookie recipe? Or that Mrs. Fields was a determined young trophy wife whose husband said her idea of trying to sell her chunky, chewy cookies would never work? And the recipes are packed into this book like brown sugar in a measuring cup, from close approximations of the original Toll House and Mrs. Fields recipes to creative variations like Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies. Vegan, gluten-free, and low-fat/low-cal recipes are here, too. So whether you prefer yours crunchy or soft, with or without nuts, you’ll be delighted by the wealth of fun facts and delicious recipes in The Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Book—and you’re sure to be scrambling for the pantry or nearest bakery to feed your craving.

The Big House

Author : George Howe Colt
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2012-08-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781439124918

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The Big House by George Howe Colt Pdf

Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on Cape Cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt recounts returning for one last stay with his wife and children in this stunning memoir that was a National Book Award Finalist and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. This poignant tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, and dormers that watched over weddings, divorces, deaths, anniversaries, birthdays, breakdowns, and love affairs for five generations interweaves Colt’s final visit with memories of a lifetime of summers. Run-down yet romantic, The Big House stands not only as a cherished reminder of summer’s ephemeral pleasures but also as a powerful symbol of a vanishing way of life.

Small Homes

Author : Taunton Press
Publisher : Taunton Press
Page : 196 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Architecture, Domestic
ISBN : 1561586544

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Small Homes by Taunton Press Pdf

Presents 22 articles from past issues of Fine Homebuilding that feature houses under 2,400 square feet.

American House Styles

Author : John Milnes Baker
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 196 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0393323250

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American House Styles by John Milnes Baker Pdf

How and where did different architectural styles develop? America has an abundance of fascinating and varied house styles, as fascinating and diverse as its people.

Creating the Not So Big House

Author : Sarah Susanka
Publisher : Taunton Press
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9781561586059

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Creating the Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka Pdf

Offers a look at twenty-five examples of small designs to show readers what they need to know to plan the home that best fits their goals and lifestyles.

Creating a New Old House

Author : Russell Versaci
Publisher : Taunton Press
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1561587923

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Creating a New Old House by Russell Versaci Pdf

Through hundreds of inspiring photos and engaging text, the author describes what gives traditional homes their enduring appeal, and illustrates the creative work of builders who are forging the movement toward building new homes that capture old-home sensibility.

Great American Houses and Gardens

Author : Chuck Fischer
Publisher : Universe Publishing(NY)
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0789307987

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Great American Houses and Gardens by Chuck Fischer Pdf

Eight of America's greatest estates--the Governor's Palace at Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, Vizcaya, The Huntington, Monticello, Biltmore, Winterthur, and The Hermitage--are showcased in this illustrated gift pop-up book. 50 illustrations. 7 spreads.

The Great American Novel

Author : Philip Roth
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2013-07-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781466846449

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The Great American Novel by Philip Roth Pdf

Philip Roth's richly imagined satiric narrative, The Great American Novel, turns baseball's status as national pastime and myth into an unfettered farce Featuring heroism and perfidy, lively wordplay and a cast of characters that includes the House Un-American Activities Committee. "Roth is better than he's ever been before.... The prose is electric." (The Atlantic) Gil Gamesh is the only pitcher who ever tried to kill the umpire, and John Baal, The Babe Ruth of the Big House, never hit a home run sober. But you've never heard of them -- or of the Ruppert Mundys, the only homeless big-league ball team in American history -- because of the communist plot and the capitalist scandal that expunged the entire Patriot League from baseball memory.

The Great American Foot Race

Author : Andrew Speno
Publisher : Astra Publishing House
Page : 178 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2017-04-04
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781629796024

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The Great American Foot Race by Andrew Speno Pdf

This accessible and thoroughly researched nonfiction debut introduces young readers to a fascinating, little-known event—the Transcontinental Foot Race, which came to be known as the Bunion Derby. It is set in 1928, the height of the Roaring Twenties—a time of optimism, a time of excess, and the Age of Ballyhoo. Publicity-seeking Americans tried to outdo each other with outrageous stunts. Dance marathoners danced for days on end, pole-sitters sat atop flagpoles for weeks, trained athletes worked to beat records, and Charles Lindbergh made the first solo transatlantic flight. What could top this? Cyrus Avery, an ordinary Oklahoma businessman, teamed up with C. C. Pyle, the "P. T. Barnum of Professional Sports," to hold a transcontinental foot race. More than 100 men of all races and nationalities started the race in California and faced all manner of obstacles—from extreme weather to poor food and living conditions, to prejudice to injury—to make the cross-country journey across the United States, ending in New York City. This "Bunion Derby" pushed human endurance to the limits in an unforgettable show of "ballyhoo." This book is written in a folksy style that perfectly captures the mood and tone of the late 1920s and includes archival photographs, a map of the derby route, stats, a bibliography, and source notes.

The Great American Birthday Cake Book

Author : Dean Brettschneider,Jazmine Nixon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 110 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2017-05-30
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9781681882390

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The Great American Birthday Cake Book by Dean Brettschneider,Jazmine Nixon Pdf

The great Amercan birthday cake book features 80 memory-making cakes with a stunning range of creations to suit any occasion.From bears, boats and ballerinas to pigs, pirates and princesses - and even the latest in emojis.

The American House Styles of Architecture Coloring Book

Author : A. G. Smith
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 1983-01-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0486244725

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The American House Styles of Architecture Coloring Book by A. G. Smith Pdf

"Noted illustrator A. G. Smith has rendered over 40 extant structures in crisp, detailed drawings. Ranging from the Taos Pueblo ... to a striking contemporary design ..., the houses represent a host of native and European-inspired styles"--Back cover.

The Not So Big House

Author : Sarah Susanka,Kira Obolensky
Publisher : Taunton Press
Page : 218 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Architecture, Domestic
ISBN : 9781561583768

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The Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka,Kira Obolensky Pdf

Provides a review of social trends and their effect on architecture and design.