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Daughters of Painted Ladies: America's Resplendent Victorians

Elizabeth Pomada; Michael Larsen

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ISBN 10: 0525485775 / ISBN 13: 9780525485773
Published by E.P. Dutton, 1987
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 144 pp., about 200 color photographs. About America's stately and Victorian houses, this book illustrates 172 of these colorful houses from 128 cities in forty-one states good clean copy .Weighs 620 gm. Bookseller Inventory # 001927

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Title: Daughters of Painted Ladies: America's ...

Publisher: E.P. Dutton

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Describes and illustrates the effects of the San Francisco-based Colorist movement on Victorian-style buildings around the United States

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Painted Ladies, the authors' 1978 homage to San Francisco's multicolored Victorian houses, inspired many homeowners elsewhere to forsake traditional gray or white housepaint in favor of a more colorful pallette. In this sequel, Pomada and Larsen show examples of Victorian houses across America, the criterion of inclusion being the use of at least three contrasting shades of paint (some use more than 30). As the authors rightly point out, no two of the houses are exactly alike. They range from tastfully exuberant (the Octagon House in Irvington, N.Y.) to sedately tonal (a Queen Anne-style house in Salem, Ind.) to just plain garish. Pomada and Larsen laud such "creative" touches as signing one's house as a work of art and are particularly fond of "interpretations" of 19th century colors. Still, the text is loaded with information and gives helpful tips about embarking on the daunting job of creating a Painted Lady.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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