Poetry of Place

The New Architecture and Interiors of Mcalpine
Author: Bobby McAlpine,Susan Sully
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847860345
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 288
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An appealing approach to creating dwellings blending vernacular styles, fine craftsmanship, and indigenous materials. This volume features the recent projects of McAlpine, one of the country's most highly respected architecture and interior design firms, renowned for its timeless houses exemplifying the charm and elegance of traditional and vernacular English, American, and European styles blended with a modern sensibility. Following from their first book, The Home Within Us, this book profiles twenty stunning projects, from a stone tower folly standing in the gardens of a Tudor-style house to a humble yet elegant wooden lakeside retreat. Through his poetic voice, Bobby McAlpine narrates the story of each residence, pointing out its unique qualities. Featured are an exotic Florida Panhandle beach house; a Tuscan-style horse farm; a rambling Colonial Revival compound; and a miniature European manor house, among others. These dwellings are classically understated and welcoming. With its gorgeous photography of inspiring interiors and exteriors, Poetry of Place will appeal to those interested in design romancing the past.

Art of the House

Reflections on Design
Author: Bobby McAlpine,Susan Ferrier
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847842533
Category: Architecture
Page: 206
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The famous design team discusses the principles that guide their extraordinary work and share ideas for creating atmospheric environments.

The Home Within Us

Romantic Houses, Evocative Rooms
Author: Bobby McAlpine
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847832899
Category: Architecture
Page: 239
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"McAlpine Tankersley Architecture, McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors."

Summerour

Architecture of Permanence, Scale, and Proportion
Author: William R. Mitchell
Publisher: Golden Coast Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780932958242
Category: Architecture
Page: 160
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Representations of projects between 1998 and 2005, from a cracker-style hunting plantation in coastal Georgia, to a mountain-top Tudor Revival retreat in North Carolina. Illustrated are the four phases of the firm's design process: the charrette and esquisse, the model, construction drawings, and the finished structure.

The Nature of Home

Creating Timeless Houses
Author: Jeff Dungan
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847863069
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 256
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Following in the tradition of populist architects Gil Schafer and Bobby McAlpine, Jeff Dungan designs new traditional houses for today. In this, his first book, Jeff Dungan shares his advice and insight for creating these "forever" houses, and explores eight houses in full, from a beach house on the Gulf coast to a family farm in the Alabama countryside to a Southern lake house. All speak of authenticity, timelessness, and lived history that reveals itself through the natural patinas and flaws that come with age. Dungan is a poet-architect, and he writes with feeling about how his work is inspired by the majesty of nature, like the verticality of the oaks that towered over his childhood ramblings through the woods. Layered in between are thematic essays on the importance of elements such as light, stone, and rooflines in creating a home.

Made to Measure

Meyer Davis Studio, Architecture and Interiors
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780865653283
Category: Architecture
Page: 248
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Since forming their practice in 1999, Will Meyer and Gray Davis have designed some 200 private and public spaces that epitomize hip luxury style. Their interiors are as dazzling and dramatic as they are comfortable and welcoming--a carefully calibrated balancing act that has become their trademark and won them a loyal clientele. As furniture designer David Netto says in his foreword, "Their style--while original--seems inevitable, and after you see a project by Meyer Davis Studio you say to yourself, 'Why didn't I think of that?' " Made to Measure tells the story of their ascent into the upper echelon of American design and shares their firm's philosophy and process. Illustrated with hundreds of stunning photographs, plans, and drawings, the book explores the symbiosis between their residential and commercial projects and shows how Meyer Davis Studio has redefined modern luxury.

Making Things

Jay Baker Architects
Author: Jay Baker
Publisher: Oro Editions
ISBN: 9781940743301
Category: Architecture
Page: 300
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Making Things reviews the collective portfolio of Jay Baker Architects, since the establishment of his practice in 1991, by presenting 20 projects across varied design platforms. Sixteen of these projects feature houses, commissioned over a twenty-five year period, and are complimented and contrasted with an additional four projects that were self initiated, ranging from the design of a toy to a public park. Uniting these discernably diverse projects is a common denominator. Baker's work contributes to his belief that in order to make things well, it is necessary to serve the integrity of an idea, ensuring greater incisiveness in response to design challenges. The body of work presented in Making Things extols the virtue of creating fit, particularly when working in multifarious contexts. Opening the book is an appraisal of Baker's comprised life's work by esteemed historian, Stephen Fox.

A Classical Journey

The Houses of Ken Tate
Author: Ken Tate,Susan Sully,The Images Publishing Group
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 1864702907
Category: Architecture
Page: 437
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Award-winning architect Ken Tate is widely recognized for his intuitive approach to traditional architecture. His houses come from a place of soul, as well as a deep understanding of human nature and the history of architecture. In this book, nine dwelli

Villa


Author: John Saladino
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711229686
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
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John Saladino's powerful new book is nothing less than a master class in interior and garden design. Villa focuses on the stone ruin in Southern California that Saladino painstakingly refashioned into his dream house, and it shows how his principles and passions guided him through the five-year process of reconstruction, restoration, and decoration. With the aid of plans and drawings, as well as numerous photographs of the house — how it looked in the 1920s, shots of when he bought it, and snaps taken during reconstruction — Saladino traces the architectural work involved. Then, in a superbly illustrated tour of the house and grounds, he proves that he practices what he’s preached for more than 30 years. Juxtaposing light and dark, old and new, classical and modern, monumental and miniscule, hard and soft, Saladino creates the serenely timeless interiors and gardens that are his hallmark.

The Art and Architecture of C.F.A Voysey

English Pioneer Modernist Architect and Designer
Author: David Cole,The Images Publishing Group
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 186470604X
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
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C.F.A. Voysey is regarded as one of the pioneers of the Modern movement of architecture and design, and one of the most influential and important of all the 19th and early 20th century British designers. He designed over 60 houses throughout England, from small cottages and gate lodges to suburban houses and substantial country house commissions. Voysey was the ‘complete designer’ – he designed all manner of objects, from wallpaper to cutlery, textiles to furniture, war memorials to stained glass windows, and bookplates. As a leading figure of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain his fame and influence extended to the United States to the next generation of American Arts and Crafts architects and early Modernists, notably Greene & Greene, Bernard Maybeck and Frank Lloyd Wright. In Europe, fundamental aspects of Voysey’s design approach were embraced by the Dutch De Stijl group; during the 1920s, and eventually also by the German Bauhaus movement. Voysey was renowned also for his beautiful watercolour drawings. He retained the vast majority of his own drawings throughout his career, and late in life arranged for these to be donated to the Royal Institute of British Architects.

A Place to Call Home

Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House
Author: Gil Schafer, III
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847860213
Category: DESIGN
Page: 288
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For award-winning architect Gil Schafer, the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate the small moments of life - houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and anchored in a distinct sense of place. Essentially, Schafer believes a house is truly successful when the people who live there consider it home. It's this belief - and Schafer's rare ability to translate his clients' deeply personal visions of how they want to live into a physical home that reflects those dreams - that has established him as one of the most sought-after, highly-regarded architects of our time. In his new book, A Place to Call Home Schafer follows up his bestselling The Great American House, by pulling the curtain back on his distinctive approach, sharing his process (complete with unexpected, accessible ideas readers can work into their own projects) and taking readers on a detailed tour of seven beautifully realized houses in a range of styles located around the country - each in a unique place, and each with a character all its own. 250 lush, full color photographs of these seven houses and other never-before-seen projects, including exterior, interior, and landscape details, invite readers into Schafer's world of comfortable classicism. Ultimately, the houses featured in A Place to Call Home are more than just beautiful buildings in beautiful places. In each of them, Schafer has created a dialogue between past and present, a personalised world that people can inhabit gracefully, in sync with their own notions of home. Because, as Schafer writes in the book, he designs houses "not for an architect's ego, but [for] the beauty of life, the joys of family, and, not least, a heartfelt celebration of place."

Creating Home

Design for Living
Author: Keith Summerour,Marc Kristal,Andrew Ingalls
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847858731
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 240
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Photography by Andrew and Gemma Ingalls, Mali Azima, Simon Upton, and Erica George Dines.

A Vision of Place

The Work of Curtis & Windham Architects
Author: William Curtis,Russell Windham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781623494582
Category: Architecture
Page: 304
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Since the beginnings of their architectural practice in 1992, William Curtis and Russell Windham have dedicated their work to the principle that classical architecture, in its best sense, should embody the same rigor, the same attention to surroundings, and the same thoughtful approach to design theory that fuels the most forward-looking styles and movements. In this graciously appointed book, Curtis and Windham reflect on more than two decades of the practice of classical contemporary architecture, providing an expansive view of eighteen representative projects. Opening with a contextualizing introduction by esteemed architectural historian Stephen Fox, A Vision of Place documents the authors' quiet assertion that carefully considered work performed along traditional lines can be, in its own way, groundbreaking. Curtis and Windham demonstrate the versatility of classical ideals and methods for instilling a contemporary resonance of place.

Sir Edwin Lutyens

The Arts and Crafts Houses
Author: David Cole
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781864707113
Category: Architects
Page: 500
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"Sir Edwin Lutyens is widely regarded as one of Britain's greatest architects. In a career of more than 50 years, spanning both the Victorian and Modern eras, Lutyens was prolific. His work ranged from great country houses, city commercial office buildings, his famous First World War memorials across Europe and Britain, and his magnum opus designs for New Delhi, built during the 1920s and 1930s. Lutyens' most celebrated works remain his magnificent country houses that so frequently adorned the pages of Country Life magazine, and in particular his houses of the period from the 1890s and 1900s. Sir Edwin Lutyens: The Arts & Crafts Houses brings together for the first time in new, wide-format all-colour photography, the definitive collection of over 40 of Lutyens' great houses, in which Lutyens ingeniously blended the style of the Arts and Crafts movement with his own inventive interpretation of the Classical language of architecture. The book features over 500 stunning current photographs, together with floor plans of the houses, and a fresh reinterpretation of Lutyens' enduring architectural genius."--

The Great American House

Tradition for the Way We Live Now
Author: Gil Schafer
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847838722
Category: Architecture
Page: 254
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Known for creating homes with a feeling of history, the traditional architect illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscape when renovating historic homes and building new "old" houses.

Home Is Where the Heart Is


Author: Ilse Crawford
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
ISBN: 9781844006052
Category: Interior decoration
Page: 159
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Ilse Crawford is always breaking new ground in her study of the individual's search for the perfect home. Continuing the theme of 'one eye sees, the other feels' from her previous book, Sensual Home, this book moves beyond to an investigation of our basic human drives for survival, safety, love, respect and self-fulfillment.

The Welcoming House

The Art of Living Graciously
Author: Jane Schwab,Cindy Smith,Judith Nasitir
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847839893
Category: Architecture
Page: 239
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"The art of living graciously"--Dust jacket.

Timeless

Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living
Author: Patrick Ahearn
Publisher: Oro Editions
ISBN: 9781939621931
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
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Award-winning architect Patrick Ahearn treats readers to an exclusive tour of the timeless classical homes he's created in some of New England's most affluent communities, along the way revealing the unique, site-sensitive philosophy, point of view and principles that allow him to seamlessly balance preservation with innovation and have made him one of the region's most sought-after and successful residential designers.

Outside In

The Gardens and Architecture of Tichenor and Thorp
Author: M. Brian Tichenor,Raun Thorp,Judith Nasatir
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780865653382
Category:
Page: 288
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Tichenor & Thorp design exceptional properties that integrate large-scale residences and luxurious gardens and landscapes into a singular, unified vision. Deeply fluent in historical architectural styles and the modern California tradition, the duo's projects resonate with individuality and precedent. Featured here are a Spanish-inflected courtyard house and garden in Las Palmas; a Bel Air estate tinged with English and French influences; a Newport Beach hilltop hideaway that evokes a Portuguese quinta; a Pasadena retreat inflected with John Soane-inspired details; two luxe Manhattan apartments; and a mountain getaway in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Illustrated with specially commissioned photographs by Roger Davies and Brian Tichenor's own watercolors, drawings, and plans, and with a foreword by Pilar Viladas, Outside In shares "Hollywood's best-kept secret" with the world.

The Southern Cosmopolitan

Sophisticated Southern Style
Author: Susan Sully
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847830787
Category: House & Home
Page: 206
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Offers a survey of contemporary Southern architecture and interior design using a collection of luxurious houses that depicts the grandeur and hospitality the region is known for.