Christmas At Designers Homes Across America

Christmas At Designers Homes Across America

Christmas At Designers Homes Across America

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 : Design
Author : Katharine McMillan
Publisher :
Release : 2016-08-28
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 076435163X


Christmas At Historic Houses

Christmas At Historic Houses

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 : Architecture
Author : Patricia Hart McMillan
Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
Release : 2014-09-04
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 0764346903


Christmas Style

Christmas Style

Highlighted by more than one thousand photographs, a richly illustrated guide to holiday decorating from two celebrity designers features an innovative collection of special suggestions and creative tips on everything from Christmas lights to ornaments and trimmings, to help readers celebrate the holidays in a colorful way.

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Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
Author : Debi Staron
Publisher : Dk Pub
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 191 Pages
ISBN : 0756605563


Christmas By Design

Christmas By Design

"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 : Architecture
Author : Patricia Hart McMillan
Publisher : Schiffer Publishing
Release : 2018
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0764356542


Gardens Across America East Of The Mississippi

Gardens Across America East Of The Mississippi

A comprehensive guide to American public gardens and arboreta, this two volume series provides a state-by-state listing of nearly 2,000 gardens accessible to the public. Each entry provides a general overview of the garden and/or arboretum, hours of operation, admission fees (if any), directions, and a list of special collections and activities.

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Genre : Gardening
Author : Thomas S. Spencer
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2005-01-01
Total Pages : 460 Pages
ISBN : 9781589791022


Country Life In America

Country Life In America

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Genre : Country life
Author : Liberty Hyde Bailey
Publisher :
Release : 1903
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : WISC:89047406202


The Perfect 100 000 House

The Perfect 100 000 House

A home of one’s own has always been a cornerstone of the American dream, fulfilling like nothing else the desire for comfort, financial security, independence, and with a little luck, even a touch of distinctive character, or even beauty. But what we have come to regard as almost a national birthright has recently begun to elude more and more prospective homebuyers. Where housing is concerned, affordable and well-crafted rarely exist together. Or do they? For years, founding editor-in-chief of Dwell magazine and noted architecture and design critic Karrie Jacobs had been confronting this question both professionally and personally. Finally, she decided to see for herself whether it was possible to build the home of her own dreams for a reasonable sum. The Perfect $100,000 House is the story of that quest, a search that takes her from a two-week crash course in housebuilding in Vermont to a road trip of some 14,000 miles. In the course of her journey Jacobs encounters a group of intrepid and visionary architects and builders working to revolutionize the way Americans thinks about homes, about construction techniques, and about the very idea of community. By her trip’s end Jacobs, has not only had a practical and sobering education in the economics, aesthetics, and politics of homebuilding, but has been spurred to challenge her own deeply held beliefs about what constitutes an ideal home. The Perfect $100,000 House is a compelling and inspiring demonstration that we can live in homes that are sensible, modest, and beautiful.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Karrie Jacobs
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-05-29
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781440684524


Elegant Small Homes Of The Twenties

Elegant Small Homes Of The Twenties

Nearly 100 designs for five- and six-room houses feature New England and Southern colonials, Normandy cottages, stately Italianate dwellings, and other fascinating snapshots of American domestic architecture of the 1920s.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Chicago Tribune
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2013-01-16
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9780486138213


Material Culture In America

Material Culture In America

Presents more than two hundred alphabetic entries that cover the history of American material culture, including such topics as adolescence, mourning, graphic design, Art Deco, and gay consumerism.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Helen Sheumaker
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 569 Pages
ISBN : 9781576076477


American Christmas

American Christmas

American Christmas is a new book by photographer Danelle Manthey that examines Christmas displays, and the people behind them, through the lens of American folk art. Through portraits and interviews, the book features the stories of over 40 families and individuals across 12 states. It includes text by Marlene Friis, a foreword from Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, Founder and Director of the American Visionary Art Museum and an introduction by Mark Sloan, Curator and Chief Director of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.Over the course of a decade, Manthey photographed, interviewed and spent time with the creators of these displays, quickly coming to recognize them as folk artists. Entirely self-taught, the creators often do not view themselves as artists, yet create visceral, site-specific installations that should be recognized for their transcendent, highly skilled craft. Many of the selected displays feature region-specific motifs as well as handmade decorations. This tendency, coupled with the traditional imagery and decorative nature of the displays, situates the work as a form of contemporary American folk art. Many of the featured individuals and families seem driven to create utopian spaces through their displays, which is a common theme among folk artists. "The truly amazing thing about these American grassroots artists, all of whom became bitten by the pine-scented Christmas bug, lies in the diversity of their motivations," explains Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, Founder and Director of the American Visionary Art Museum. Through the act of photographing the displays, Manthey enshrines them as a distinct art form. Where many would diminish the works as decorative cheer, Manthey looks beyond to reveal the innovation and commitment that grounds all great art. Along with making these themes accessible to a non-art audience, she succeeds in sharing the community and joy these works are founded on-something that is much needed in our current world.

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Genre : Art
Author : Danelle Manthey
Publisher :
Release : 2020-08-15
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 0578491230