The Face of Home: A New Way to Look at the Outside of Your House
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First printing, full number line. Dated, inscribed, and signed by the author on the half-title page: "'06 / Sally, always put your best face on . . . / Jeremiah." Book is unmarked; slight spine slant; one corner, tail of spine bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $40.00); Brodart protected. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007115
About this title:
In his new book "The Face of Home," Jeremiah Eck, FAIA, author of Taunton's "The Distinctive Home," examines these physical and emotional characteristics, explores the concepts and applications of exterior design and how they can be successfully used to enhance the experience of home and provides a fresh, new language for describing, understanding, and shaping the face of home.
After a comprehensive first chapter that illustrates the way houses have traditionally been identified: by historical description (Queen Anne, Tudor); material (Shingle, Craftsman); shape (Salt Box, Ranch); and architectural (Wrightian, Miesian), Eck then introduces a new, fuller language for exteriors that goes beyond and behind these to explore the basic concepts of good exterior design: scale and massing, symmetry and asymmetry, and transparency andopaqueness. These concepts are then further refined and expressed by the shaping of features and details such as roof, doors, windows, siding, and the use of color and textures through a highly a visual tour of 23 houses vividly illustrating how these concepts are applied to give a home its unique style and personality Throughout the book, Eck shows us the close relationship between interior and exterior design and how they impact one another.
About the Author:
Jeremiah Eck is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including The Face of Home.
Title: The Face of Home: A New Way to Look at the ...
Publisher: Taunton Press, Newtown, Connecticut
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
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