The American Country House

The American Country House

Examining the interface between the actin cytoskeleton and the myriad issues fundamental to the understanding of the nervous system, this text covers actin’s neurobiology, from its basic cellular organization and function to its roles in ...

Author: Clive Aslet

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300105053

Category: History

Page: 302

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Examining the interface between the actin cytoskeleton and the myriad issues fundamental to the understanding of the nervous system, this text covers actin’s neurobiology, from its basic cellular organization and function to its roles in health and disease.
Categories: History

The Architect the American Country House 1890 1940

The Architect   the American Country House  1890 1940

Wealthy Americans began buildingopulent country estates in the late 1880s and continued to do sofor the next fifty years.

Author: Mark A. Hewitt

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300047401

Category: Architecture

Page: 312

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Wealthy Americans began buildingopulent country estates in the late 1880s and continued to do sofor the next fifty years. In this beautifully illustrated and informative book, we view the breadth and aesthetic vitality of these American country houses through the expert eye of a practicing architect. 250 black-and-white illustrations; 60 color plates.
Categories: Architecture

American Country Houses of the Thirties

American Country Houses of the Thirties

Blueprints, sketches, and exterior and interior photographs showcase the finest examples of 1930s country homes from 70 different architectural firms. A variety of styles are featured, from simple cottages to large estates.

Author: Lewis A. Coffin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486136868

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 944

Blueprints, sketches, and exterior and interior photographs showcase the finest examples of 1930s country homes from 70 different architectural firms. A variety of styles are featured, from simple cottages to large estates.
Categories: Architecture

An American Country House

An American Country House

Author: Arthur Ingersoll Meigs

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112113096371

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 30

View: 126

Categories: Architecture, Domestic

American Country Houses of Today

American Country Houses of Today

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Frank Miles Day

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 1376178346

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 714

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Categories: History

American Country Houses of the Gilded Age

American Country Houses of the Gilded Age

The passage also makes clear his attempt to convince readers of the new stature
of American architects. Sheldon played the role of an educator, one who
discovered talent and then tried to convince the American public to respect these
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Author: A. Lewis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486141213

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 850

Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses, 4 casinos) built during the 1880s. Approximately 200 illustrations.
Categories: House & Home

Harrie T Lindeberg and the American Country House

Harrie T  Lindeberg and the American Country House

Many continue to be private homes, cherished and maintained by their owners for what they are- comfortable houses with a domestic spirit but at the same time works of art that reveal Lindeberg's beautifully executed pursuit of unity of his ...

Author: Peter Pennoyer

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781580934497

Category: Architect-designed houses

Page: 256

View: 358

Trained at McKim, Mead & White, Harrie T. Lindeberg moved away from the formal classicism of his mentors to develop a picturesque form that is a unique contribution to the image of the American country house. Born of Swedish parents, Lindeberg incorporated the high roofs and simple lines of Scandinavian design into a vocabulary that also included sources ranging from French, English, and Georgian to American Colonial. Critics saw Lindeberg's approach, novel for its fresh and idiosyncratic interpretation of the past, as essentially American because it acknowledged its own time and place first and foremost. His houses convey a quiet dignity, with a new emphasis on comfort and convenience and a deep commitment to the natural surroundings. Today, a remarkable number of Lindeberg's houses stand as they were originally built. Many continue to be private homes, cherished and maintained by their owners for what they are- comfortable houses with a domestic spirit but at the same time works of art that reveal Lindeberg's beautifully executed pursuit of unity of his designs.
Categories: Architect-designed houses

Reynolda

Reynolda

Author: Barbara Mayer

Publisher: John F Blair Pub

ISBN: 0895871556

Category: Architecture

Page: 143

View: 105

Categories: Architecture

The Philadelphia Country House

The Philadelphia Country House

Cedar Grove, The Cliffs, Grumblethorpe, Mount Airy, Bartram's House and Garden: Accommodation of the Vernacular

Author: Mark E. Reinberger

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421411637

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

View: 147

Colonial Americans, if they could afford it, liked to emulate the fashions of London and the style and manners of English country society while at the same time thinking of themselves as distinctly American. The houses they built reflected this ongoing cultural tension. By the mid-eighteenth century, Americans had developed their own version of the bourgeois English countryseat, a class of estate equally distinct in social function and form from townhouses, rural plantations, and farms. The metropolis of Philadelphia was surrounded by a particularly extraordinary collection of country houses and landscapes. Taken together, these estates make up one of the most significant groups of homes in colonial America. In this masterly volume, Mark Reinberger, a senior architectural historian, and Elizabeth McLean, an accomplished scholar of landscape history, examine the country houses that the urban gentry built on the outskirts of Philadelphia in response to both local and international economic forces, social imperatives, and fashion. What do these structures and their gardens say about the taste of the people who conceived and executed them? How did their evolving forms demonstrate the persistence of European templates while embodying the spirit of American adaptation? The Philadelphia Country House explores the myriad ways in which these estates—which were located in the country but responded to the ideas and manners of the city—straddled the cultural divide between urban and rural. Moving from general trends and building principles to architectural interiors and landscape design, Reinberger and McLean take readers on an intimate tour of the fine, fashionable elements found in upstairs parlors and formal gardens. They also reveal the intricate working world of servants, cellars, and kitchen gardens. Highlighting an important aspect of American historic architecture, this handsome volume is illustrated with nearly 150 photographs, more than 60 line drawings, and two color galleries.
Categories: Architecture

Early American Country Homes

Early American Country Homes

Twenty restored or renovated Early American country homes feature the myriad of different styles from around the country.

Author: Tim Tanner

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423620945

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 222

Twenty restored or renovated Early American country homes feature the myriad of different styles from around the country. The homes exude a simplicity that is somewhat rustic and somewhat country in an understated way. Tim Tanner also features some small cabins that have been made livable for today as well as decorating ideas and outbuildings. Early American Country Homes is an inspiration and resource for those who are interested in building, re-creating, restoring, or just enjoying a return to simpler styling in home design.
Categories: Architecture

One Hundred Country Houses

One Hundred Country Houses

Author: Aymar Embury

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012220011

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 264

View: 534

Categories: Architecture, Domestic

The House the Rockefellers Built

The House the Rockefellers Built

A usefully detailed analysis of the background, training, and social and artistic
milieu in which the “gentlemen architects” practiced their profession: Mark Alan
Hewitt, The Architect and the American Country House, 1890—1940 (New Haven
, ...

Author: Robert F. Dalzell

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781466851665

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 597

What it was like to be as rich as Rockefeller: How a house gave shape and meaning to three generations of an iconic American family One hundred years ago America's richest man established a dynastic seat, the granite-clad Kykuit, high above the Hudson River. Though George Vanderbilt's 255-room Biltmore had recently put the American country house on the money map, John D. Rockefeller, who detested ostentation, had something simple in mind—at least until his son John Jr. and his charming wife, Abby, injected a spirit of noblesse oblige into the equation. Built to honor the senior Rockefeller, the house would also become the place above all others that anchored the family's memories. There could never be a better picture of the Rockefellers and their ambitions for the enormous fortune Senior had settled upon them. The authors take us inside the house and the family to observe a century of building and rebuilding—the ebb and flow of events and family feelings, the architecture and furnishings, the art and the gardens. A complex saga, The House the Rockefellers Built is alive with surprising twists and turns that reveal the tastes of a large family often sharply at odds with one another about the fortune the house symbolized.
Categories: Architecture

The Country House

The Country House

""In this 1905 text, author Charles Hooper aims to help American homeowners and builders to create their dream homes and gardens with a minimum of mistakes.""

Author: Charles Hooper

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 9781429014540

Category: Gardening

Page: 356

View: 694

""In this 1905 text, author Charles Hooper aims to help American homeowners and builders to create their dream homes and gardens with a minimum of mistakes.""
Categories: Gardening

Old House Journal

Old House Journal

The American Country House by Roger W. Moss. Pub.: Henry Holt & Co, 115
West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011; 1990, 235 pages. $44.50. The American
Country House by Clive Aslet. Pub.: Yale University Press, 92A Yale Station, New
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Page: 80

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Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.
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