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Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers have realized in their own homes scenes usually reserved for family and friends. Be inspired by their decorating strategies and hands-on ingenuity while gleaning insider tips for preserving trees both fresh and artificial and caring forornaments. Get the scoop on unusual color schemes andcenterpieces. See how one designer used crushed red and silver ball ornaments as a light-catching base forglass vials of flowers, and a laundry-room tree whimsically decoratedwith miniature clothing-item ornaments. This treasure trove showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ideas from some of the nation's most talented interior designers, who share not only their aesthetic tastes but also family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions."

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Genre Book : Design
Author Book : Katharine McMillan
Publisher :
Release Book : 2016-08-28
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 076435163X


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Showcases thirty houses across America specially decorated for Christmas, revealing local customs and history as well as details about each property and house's design.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Patricia Hart McMillan
Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
Release Book : 2014-09-04
Download Book : 224 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0764346903


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A rare exploration of the racial and class politics of architecture, Little White Houses examines how postwar media representations associated the ordinary single-family house with middle-class whites to the exclusion of others, creating a powerful and invidious cultural iconography that continues to resonate today. Drawing from popular and trade magazines, floor plans and architectural drawings, television programs, advertisements, and beyond, Dianne Harris shows how the depiction of houses and their interiors, furnishings, and landscapes shaped and reinforced the ways in which Americans perceived white, middle-class identities and helped support a housing market already defined by racial segregation and deep economic inequalities. After describing the ordinary postwar house and its orderly, prescribed layout, Harris analyzes how cultural iconography associated these houses with middle-class whites and an ideal of white domesticity. She traces how homeowners were urged to buy specific kinds of furniture and other domestic objects and how the appropriate storage and display of these possessions was linked to race and class by designers, tastemakers, and publishers. Harris also investigates lawns, fences, indoor-outdoor spaces, and other aspects of the postwar home and analyzes their contribution to the assumption that the rightful owners of ordinary houses were white. Richly detailed, Little White Houses adds a new dimension to our understanding of race in America and the inequalities that persist in the U.S. housing market.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Dianne Harris
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release Book : 2013-01-05
Download Book : 392 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781452915555


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Presents the homes of 50 design leaders, who share their thoughts on gracious living and how they bring their professional philosophies into their personal spaces.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Ronda Rice Carman
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Release Book : 2013
Download Book : 303 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780847840090


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Here is Christmas decorating, history, architecture, and interior design wrapped in one sparkling package. Three-hundred and sixty-three gorgeous, inspiring images provide leisurely looks at historic house interiors magically decorated for Christmas. Begin with the Foreword by Christopher Radko, famed re-creator of vintage Christmas ornaments. Tour historic holiday homes from Filoli to Colonial Williamsburg, and look inside San Antonio's most beautiful house--the Spanish Governor's Palace. Marvel that a typical ranch-style house was home to two future US presidents, a first lady, and two governors. Visit the honeymoon home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Enjoy the modest dwelling of Canadian WW I flying ace Billy Bishop, and tour the "castle" of Model A creator Edsel Ford. Some houses' Christmas décorations are period correct; others are joyfully au courant.

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Author Book : Patricia Hart McMillan
Publisher : Schiffer Publishing
Release Book : 2015-12-28
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0764349961


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"What would Christmas be without lights, color, greenery, and glitter? Join leading professional designers on a tour of well-appointed private residences dressed in their festive best. The one-of-a-kind decorating schemes are a study in the art of using scale, shape, and color to play up the house's best features and create a look that's pulled together. Here are fresh design ideas for indoor and outdoor scenes, whether it's a glamorous staircase, pristine tree, perfectly wrapped piles of presents, or a simple, well-placed evergreen wreath. Representing a range of geographic locations and decorating philosophies, the designers share their tips, tricks, and traditions for celebrating the season in style, and in every room of the house."--Publisher's website.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Patricia Hart McMillan
Publisher : Schiffer Publishing
Release Book : 2018
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0764356542


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“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Fiction
Author Book : Dr. Seuss
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Book : 2013-10-22
Download Book : 64 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780385372138


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A compendium of the most innovative and influential residential buildings in the United States since the beginning of the twentieth century, illustrated with over 400 color photographs.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Dominic Bradbury
Publisher :
Release Book : 2020-09-08
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 050002295X


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Many homes across America have designs based on plans taken from pattern books or mail-order catalogs. In Houses from Books, Daniel D. Reiff traces the history of published plans and offers the first comprehensive survey of their influence on the structure and the style of American houses from 1738 to 1950. Houses from Books shows that architectural publications, from Palladio&’s I Quattro Libri to Aladdin's Readi-Cut Homes, played a decisive role in every aspect of American domestic building. Reiff discusses the people and the firms who produced the books as well as the ways in which builders and architects adapted the designs in communities throughout the country. His book also offers a wide-ranging analysis of the economic and social conditions shaping American building practices. As architectural publication developed and grew more sophisticated, it played an increasingly prominent part in the design and the construction of domestic buildings. In villages and small towns, which often did not have professional architects, the publications became basic resources for carpenters and builders at all levels of expertise. Through the use of published designs, they were able to choose among a variety of plans, styles, and individual motifs and engage in a fruitful dialogue with past and present architects. Houses from Books reconstructs this dialogue by examining the links between the published designs and the houses themselves. Reiff&’s book will be indispensable to architectural historians, architects, preservationists, and regional historians. Realtors and homeowners will also find it of great interest. A catalog at the end of the book can function as a guide for those attempting to locate a model and a date for a particular design. Houses from Books contains a wealth of photographs, many by the author, that enhance its importance as a history and guide.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Daniel D. Reiff
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release Book : 2010-11-01
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ISBN-10 : 0271044195


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This Christmas, consider everyday objects from a new point of view, embrace a fresh color palette, or give your children’s handmade ornaments or special family heirlooms a new life. The inspiration is endless here, with one-of-a-kind trees that celebrate food, nature, fashion, folk art, typography, color, and art history. Each spectacular design is easily replicated, with step-by-step instructions for crafting coordinating ornaments, garlands, and toppers, plus advice on selecting the right tree, choosing lights, and more. Whether you have space for a towering fir or a sweet tabletop creation, whether your taste skews modern or traditional, quirky or sophisticated, there’s something for everyone!

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Genre Book : Design
Author Book : Carrie Brown
Publisher : Artisan Books
Release Book : 2015-10-06
Download Book : 296 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781579655914