CHRISTMAS AT DESIGNERS HOMES ACROSS AMERICA

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Christmas At Designers Homes Across America

Author : Katharine McMillan
ISBN : 076435163X
Genre : Design
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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."
Category: Design

Home

Author : Ellen DeGeneres
ISBN : 9781455533558
Genre : House & Home
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Ellen DeGeneres has bought and renovated nearly a dozen homes over the last twenty-five years, and describes her real-estate and decorating adventures as "an education." She has long cared deeply about design: "I think I wanted to be an interior designer when I was thirteen." This deluxe edition of Home is printed on extremely high quality paper, printed on a sheet-fed press, and bound in a real cloth covered case with a tipped in photo of Ellen DeGeneres' living room featuring her Picasso. In Home, DeGeneres will, for the first time, share her passion for home design and style. She believes, "You don't have to have money to have good taste," and she is eager to share what she has learned over the years. DeGeneres offers a personal look at every room in each of her homes. Included are seven of her homes past and present, from the famous "Brody House" up to her current homes, and she offers tips and advice on what each house taught her. An added bonus is a look at the homes of her friends and collaborators-some of the finest designers in the country. They share their advice on home design, furnishings, as well as a glimpse at their awe-inspiring rooms. Full of beautiful photographs, this book is a treasure trove of amazing California architecture, unique home furnishings, breathtaking art, and hundreds of ideas on putting together the home you've always dreamed of.
Category: House & Home

Christmas At Historic Houses

Author : Patricia Hart McMillan
ISBN : 0764346903
Genre : Architecture
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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.
Category: Architecture

Houses From Books

Author : Daniel D. Reiff
ISBN : 0271044195
Genre : Architecture
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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.
Category: Architecture

Elegant Small Homes Of The Twenties

Author : Chicago Tribune
ISBN : 9780486138213
Genre : Architecture
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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.
Category: Architecture

The House In Good Taste

Author : Elsie de Wolfe
ISBN : 9780486826233
Genre : Architecture
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The "first lady" of American interior design defines her methods and philosophy in this timeless volume. Practical approaches illuminate the attitudes of a century ago while retaining their resonance for modern-day designers.
Category: Architecture

Sensory Design

Author : Joy Monice Malnar
ISBN : 0816639604
Genre : Architecture
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Malnar (architecture, U. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign) and Vodvarka (fine arts, Loyala U. Chicago) explore the nature of sensory response to the spatial constructs that people invest with meaning, ranging from buildings of various sorts and purposes to gardens to constructions of fantasy. These responses can serve as a typology for the design of si
Category: Architecture

The Fattening Of America

Author : Eric A. Finkelstein
ISBN : 1118045033
Genre : Business & Economics
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In The Fattening of America, renowned health economist Eric Finkelstein, along with business writer Laurie Zuckerman, reveal how the U.S. economy has become the driving force behind our expanding waistlines. Blending theory, research, and engaging personal anecdotes the authors discuss how declining food costs—especially for high-calorie, low-nutrient foods—and an increasing usage of technology, which make Americans more sedentary, has essentially led us to eat more calories than we burn off.
Category: Business & Economics

Native American Arts And Cultures

Author : Mary Connors
ISBN : 9781557346193
Genre : Art
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Explore the traditional arts and cultures of Native Americans through hands-on activities.
Category: Art