Storybook Cottages: America's Carpenter Gothic Style
Super Savings Item! Save 36% on the Storybook Cottages: America's Carpenter Gothic Style by Brand: Rizzoli at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Charming old houses in a uniquely American form are lovingly showcased in this engaging book. Romantic, imaginative, and eminently photogenic, Carpenter Gothic homes feature fairy-tale–like exterior details—steep gables; pointed arches, windows, and doors; elaborate gingerbread trim; and porches—in addition to one-of-a-kind, highly desired interior features that imbue the homes with a wealth of character—arched entryways, bay windows, stained glass, fireplaces, and wooden ceiling beams.
Product Description & Reviews
Charming old houses in a uniquely American form are lovingly showcased in this engaging book. Romantic, imaginative, and eminently photogenic, Carpenter Gothic homes feature fairy-tale–like exterior details—steep gables; pointed arches, windows, and doors; elaborate gingerbread trim; and porches—in addition to one-of-a-kind, highly desired interior features that imbue the homes with a wealth of character—arched entryways, bay windows, stained glass, fireplaces, and wooden ceiling beams. The first of the Victorian romantic architectural revivals to sweep America during the nineteenth century, the Carpenter Gothic style was inspired by the pattern books of Andrew Jackson Downing and made possible by the invention of the steam-powered scroll saw. Homebuilders created these delightfully fanciful houses in most states across the country. Storybook Cottages highlights both the picturesque exteriors of these homes as well as the incomparable interiors that give them such warmth. Presented are stunning photographs by Paul Rocheleau, Tim Street-Porter, Steve Gross, and Sue Daley, among others, along with illustrative examples from Downing’s pattern books, and black-and-white images from the Historic American Buildings Survey. The text examines the roots of the style, from Medieval Europe and Gothic cathedrals through Inigo Jones, Augustus Pugin, and the Gothic Revival; the role of the American Gothic, from the pattern books of Andrew Jackson Downing and Alexander Jackson Davis (Rural Residences, Victorian Cottage Residences, The Architecture of Country Houses) that inspired the style to the impact of the scroll saw, which allowed local builders to interpret Gothic Revival architectural details in wood, thus creating the Carpenter Gothic style; and the hallmarks of Carpenter Gothic, from sharply peaked gables to board-and-batten siding, peaked windows and doors, gingerbread trim on porches, stained glass windows, and decorated bargeboards, among other features. The primary focus will be on exterior architectural details in homes and carriage houses, but will also include decorative elements of the Carpenter Gothic style, from wallpapers to carpets and furnishings. The text will also discuss historic interiors, adapting the style for modern living, and floor plans, wallpapers, carpets, and furnishings inspired by the Carpenter Gothic style.
Features & Highlights
- Used Book in Good Condition
|Item Weight:||2.81 pounds|
|Item Size:||1.13 x 9.34 x 9.34 inches|
|Package Weight:||2.9 pounds|
|Package Size:||9.2 x 1.1 x 1.1 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By University Alabama Press
mpn: 26 illustrations, ean: 9780817356132, isbn: 0817356134,
Though we live in a time when memory seems to be losing its hold on communities, memory remains central to personal, communal, and national identities...
ean: 9781568364346, isbn: 9781568364346,
The Very Small Home is an inspiring new book that surveys the creative design innovations of small houses in Japan. Eighteen recently built and unusua...
By Lars Muller
mpn: 150, ean: 9783037784280, isbn: 3037784288,
Bucky Inc. offers a deep exploration of Richard Buckminster Fuller’s work and thought to shed new light on the questions raised by our increasingly ...
ean: 9783899556971, isbn: 3899556976,
The raw charm of rustic farmhouses, the inviting ease of country homes: New Romance presents romantic interiors inspired by modernity. From country ho...
By Brand: Society of American Archivists
ean: 9780838910627, isbn: 0838910629,
Required reading for archivists, librarians, and the building professions planning a new or remodeled archival facility, this SAA-approved standard pr...
By S Ehmann
mpn: 38062468, ean: 9783899554991, isbn: 389955499X,
In a busy world, finding a personal refuge has become increasingly important. Architects and interior designers are creating atmospheric spaces for re...
By Lars Müller
ean: 9783037785324, isbn: 3037785322,
Portman’s America & Other Speculations takes an unconventional and speculative approach towards the understanding and future potentials of the work ...
By The Monacelli Press
mpn: 800, ean: 9781580934022, isbn: 9781580934022,
History is the lens through which Robert A.M. Stern and his fifteen design partners envision an architecture for today. Robert A.M. Stern Architects: ...
By Lars Muller
mpn: 100, ean: 9783037783931, isbn: 3037783931,
In The Air from Other Planets, Sean Lally introduces the reader to an architecture produced by designing the energy within our environment ( elect...
By The Monacelli Press
mpn: 9781580933063, ean: 9781580933063, isbn: 1580933068,
Residential design forms the core of Steven Ehrlich's award-winning architectural practice. Sixteen houses are presented here, designs characterized b...