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The Cottage Book is a pictorial showcase of cottages throughout the Bay Area: their interiors, surrounding gardens, patios, and pathways, each an oasis of pastoral life hidden within a dense urban fabric. The photographs focus on the details of living in a minimal space, the collections and eccentricities of cottage dwellers, and those stylistic touches that help create the cottage environment. The introduction by noted Bay Area historian and architectural critic Sally B. Woodbridge, traces the history and development of the cottage tradition, and is illustrated with vintage photographs and line drawings. Internationally recognized architect Donald MacDonald contributes an essay on the future role of cottage design and building in our increasingly crowded cities and towns. A valuable source of ideas for interior design, renovation, and landscaping, The Cottage Book will inspire anyone who wants to make the most out of a small place.
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Robin Williams and Sally Field lived the dream of many in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire--residing in a Queen Anne cottage in San Francisco. Richard Sexton, who himself lives in a small hillside cottage overlooking the city by the bay, has translated his passion for these quaint, rustic, and informal dwellings into a volume of captivating color images. You can live the cottage life vicariously through Sexton; his photographs have an almost three-dimensional feel that gives you the sense of being there. Picturing yourself having lunch on the deck of a houseboat shown in these pages is a breeze, for he is a master of lighting and mood.About the Author:
Richard Sexton is a New Orleans-based photographer, writer, and lecturer. He also teaches photography at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Southern Accents, Garden Design, and Smithsonian. His m
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Book Description Chronicle Books, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0877015139