The Cottage Book: Living Simple and Easy

Bass, Carol

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Synopsis: It's been a shock. Bigger hasn't turned out to be better and newer isn't working out to be nicer. As skeptical consumers grapple with how they really want to live, a growing contingent has turned away from the culture of McMansions and SUVs and back towards the iconic forms of a simpler life, searching out homes and home styles that speak of simplicity, comfort, authenticity. No residential style reflects the small-is-beautiful trend more beautifully than the cottage home. Quaint, personal, modest, and simple, the cottage is above all itself; there's not a pretentious rafter in its roof. The earliest cottages (many featured in this book) were built as retreats, summer getaways where families convened to relax in the quiet refuge of the wilderness. Constructed for practicality, comfort, and pure pleasure, cottages often feature capacious porches, gorgeous views, cozy living rooms, and quirky, colorful, above all comfortable furnishings. Ease of living was paramount. Over the years, the cottage has evolved into something less rugged than the early versions, but its primary virtues remain. Today's cottage may be carefully decorated but it remains a heartfelt home where quality of place is more important than quantity of space. In this gorgeous celebration of the cottage tradition, artist, designer, and cottage expert Carol Bass showcases some classic early cottages, all still in happy and active use, leads us through a collection of updated and new cottages, and delineates those stylistic elements that define cottage life. Reminding us of a saner, simpler life, The Cottage Book inspires an irresistible fantasy of a snug little home of our own.

From the Author: I wish to put a link to amazon on my site to sell The Cottage Book, but there is a less than favorable review posted by Publishers Weekly, and I hate sending people to amazon, I'd rather send them to a bookstore...the book is selling well and I would like to take a few words out of the review and use only those words chose,,,,see box below thanks carol bass...

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