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The Face of Home: A New Way to Look at the Outside of Your House

Eck, Jeremiah

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ISBN 10: 1561587710 / ISBN 13: 9781561587711
Published by Taunton Press, Newtown, Connecticut, 2006
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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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

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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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There are hundreds of books on the market about designing the interior of a home, but none for homeowners that focuses on the design of a home's exterior. And yet the exterior of the house is what we all see and remember- it's the "face" of home we fall in love with--whether we are looking for a new home or just taking in the sights during a Sunday afternoon drive. All of us can relate to a house's exterior, but few understand how they're put together, or how the outside and inside should work in harmony. When people describe the exterior of a house, they usually give a label or a style- Cape, Colonial, Ranch. But, in truth, what they are referring to are not only its exterior physical characteristic- the particular blend of rooflines, siding, trim, windows, doors and porches, but also its emotional characteristics- inviting, austere, friendly.
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.

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Jeremiah Eck is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including The Face of Home.

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