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Christmas at Designers' Homes Across America

Christmas at Designers' Homes Across America
  • Author : Katharine McMillan,Patricia McMillan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-28
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 076435163X
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Summary : Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers have realized in their own homes scenes usually reserved for family and friends. Be inspired by their decorating strategies and hands-on ingenuity while gleaning insider tips for preserving trees both fresh and artificial and caring forornaments. Get the scoop on unusual color schemes andcenterpieces. See how one designer used crushed red and silver ball ornaments as a light-catching base forglass vials of flowers, and a laundry-room tree whimsically decoratedwith miniature clothing-item ornaments. This treasure trove showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ideas from some of the nation's most talented interior designers, who share not only their aesthetic tastes but also family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions."

Christmas at Historic Houses

Christmas at Historic Houses
  • Author : Patricia Hart McMillan,Katharine Kaye McMillan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-09-04
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0764346903
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Summary : Showcases thirty houses across America specially decorated for Christmas, revealing local customs and history as well as details about each property and house's design.

Gardens Across America: East of the Mississippi

Gardens Across America: East of the Mississippi
  • Author : Thomas S. Spencer,John J. Russell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-01-01
  • Total pages :460
  • ISBN : 9781589791022
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Summary : A comprehensive guide to American public gardens and arboreta, this two volume series provides a state-by-state listing of nearly 2,000 gardens accessible to the public. Each entry provides a general overview of the garden and/or arboretum, hours of operation, admission fees (if any), directions, and a list of special collections and activities.

Elegant Small Homes of the Twenties

Elegant Small Homes of the Twenties
  • Author : Chicago Tribune
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-01-16
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9780486138213
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Summary : Nearly 100 designs for five- and six-room houses feature New England and Southern colonials, Normandy cottages, stately Italianate dwellings, and other fascinating snapshots of American domestic architecture of the 1920s.

Energy Abstracts for Policy Analysis

Energy Abstracts for Policy Analysis
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UOM:39015026720139
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School(house) Design and Curriculum in Nineteenth Century America

School(house) Design and Curriculum in Nineteenth Century America
  • Author : Joseph da Silva
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-08-21
  • Total pages :214
  • ISBN : 9783319785868
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Summary : This book examines the formative relationship between nineteenth century American school architecture and curriculum. While other studies have queried the intersections of school architecture and curriculum, they approach them without consideration for the ways in which their relationships are culturally formative—or how they reproduce or resist extant inequities in the United States. Da Silva addresses this gap in the school design archive with a cross-disciplinary approach, taking to task the cultural consequences of the relationship between these two primary elements of teaching and learning in a ‘hotspot’ of American education—the nineteenth century. Providing a historical and theoretical framework for practitioners and scholars in evaluating the politics of modern American school design, the book holds a mirror to the oft-criticized state of American education today.

Christmas by Design

Christmas by Design
  • Author : Patricia Hart McMillan,Katharine Kaye McMillan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0764356542
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Summary : "What would Christmas be without lights, color, greenery, and glitter? Join leading professional designers on a tour of well-appointed private residences dressed in their festive best. The one-of-a-kind decorating schemes are a study in the art of using scale, shape, and color to play up the house's best features and create a look that's pulled together. Here are fresh design ideas for indoor and outdoor scenes, whether it's a glamorous staircase, pristine tree, perfectly wrapped piles of presents, or a simple, well-placed evergreen wreath. Representing a range of geographic locations and decorating philosophies, the designers share their tips, tricks, and traditions for celebrating the season in style, and in every room of the house."--Publisher's website.

The Handbook of Interior Design

The Handbook of Interior Design
  • Author : Jo Ann Asher Thompson,Nancy Blossom
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-02-09
  • Total pages :576
  • ISBN : 9781118532386
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Summary : The Handbook of Interior Design explores ways of thinkingthat inform the discipline of interior design. It challengesreaders to consider the connections within theory, research, andpractice and the critical underpinnings that have shaped interiordesign. Offers a theory of interior design by moving beyond adescriptive approach to the discipline to a 'why and how' study ofinteriors Provides a full overview of the most current Interior Designresearch and scholarly thought from around the world Explores examples of research designs and methodologicalapproaches that are applicable to interior design upper divisionand graduate education courses Brings together an international team of contributors,including well established scholars alongside emerging voices inthe field – reflecting mature and emergent ideas,research, and philosophies in the field Exemplifies where interior design sits in its maturation as adiscipline and profession through inclusion of diverse authors,topics, and ideas

Houses from Books

Houses from Books
  • Author : Daniel D. Reiff
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-11-01
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0271044195
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Summary : Many homes across America have designs based on plans taken from pattern books or mail-order catalogs. In Houses from Books, Daniel D. Reiff traces the history of published plans and offers the first comprehensive survey of their influence on the structure and the style of American houses from 1738 to 1950. Houses from Books shows that architectural publications, from Palladio&’s I Quattro Libri to Aladdin's Readi-Cut Homes, played a decisive role in every aspect of American domestic building. Reiff discusses the people and the firms who produced the books as well as the ways in which builders and architects adapted the designs in communities throughout the country. His book also offers a wide-ranging analysis of the economic and social conditions shaping American building practices. As architectural publication developed and grew more sophisticated, it played an increasingly prominent part in the design and the construction of domestic buildings. In villages and small towns, which often did not have professional architects, the publications became basic resources for carpenters and builders at all levels of expertise. Through the use of published designs, they were able to choose among a variety of plans, styles, and individual motifs and engage in a fruitful dialogue with past and present architects. Houses from Books reconstructs this dialogue by examining the links between the published designs and the houses themselves. Reiff&’s book will be indispensable to architectural historians, architects, preservationists, and regional historians. Realtors and homeowners will also find it of great interest. A catalog at the end of the book can function as a guide for those attempting to locate a model and a date for a particular design. Houses from Books contains a wealth of photographs, many by the author, that enhance its importance as a history and guide.

Arts & Crafts Design in America

Arts & Crafts Design in America
  • Author : James C. Massey,Shirley Maxwell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822029843703
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Summary : Looks at stylistic examples from the arts and crafts movement of the late ninteenth and early twentieth centuries across the United States

Gardens Across America, West of the Mississippi

Gardens Across America, West of the Mississippi
  • Author : John J. Russell,Thomas S. Spencer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-03-03
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781461708919
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Summary : Gardening is one of America's most popular hobbies, and attendance at public gardens and arboreta continues to rise. Gardens Across America: Vol. II is a comprehensive guide to nearly 1,000 gardens west of the Mississippi. Each entry in this state-by-state guide contains such basic information as hours of operation and directions as well as a listing of activities, educational programs, and unique botanical features.

Native American Arts and Cultures

Native American Arts and Cultures
  • Author : Mary Connors
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994-10-01
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9781557346193
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Summary : Explore the traditional arts and cultures of Native Americans through hands-on activities.

The Perfect $100,000 House

The Perfect $100,000 House
  • Author : Karrie Jacobs
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-05-29
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781440684524
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Summary : A home of one’s own has always been a cornerstone of the American dream, fulfilling like nothing else the desire for comfort, financial security, independence, and with a little luck, even a touch of distinctive character, or even beauty. But what we have come to regard as almost a national birthright has recently begun to elude more and more prospective homebuyers. Where housing is concerned, affordable and well-crafted rarely exist together. Or do they? For years, founding editor-in-chief of Dwell magazine and noted architecture and design critic Karrie Jacobs had been confronting this question both professionally and personally. Finally, she decided to see for herself whether it was possible to build the home of her own dreams for a reasonable sum. The Perfect $100,000 House is the story of that quest, a search that takes her from a two-week crash course in housebuilding in Vermont to a road trip of some 14,000 miles. In the course of her journey Jacobs encounters a group of intrepid and visionary architects and builders working to revolutionize the way Americans thinks about homes, about construction techniques, and about the very idea of community. By her trip’s end Jacobs, has not only had a practical and sobering education in the economics, aesthetics, and politics of homebuilding, but has been spurred to challenge her own deeply held beliefs about what constitutes an ideal home. The Perfect $100,000 House is a compelling and inspiring demonstration that we can live in homes that are sensible, modest, and beautiful.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History
  • Author : Paul S. Boyer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-03-14
  • Total pages :1550
  • ISBN : 9780199764358
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Summary : The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History brings together in one two-volume set the record of the nation's values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in both everyday life and formal bodies of thought. Over the past twenty years, the field of cultural history has moved to the center of American historical studies, and has come to encompass the experiences of ordinary citizens in such arenas as reading and religious practice as well as the accomplishments of prominent artists and writers. Some of the most imaginative scholarship in recent years has emerged from this burgeoning field. The scope of the volume reflects that development: the encyclopedia incorporates popular entertainment ranging from minstrel shows to video games, middlebrow ventures like Chautauqua lectures and book clubs, and preoccupations such as "Perfectionism" and "Wellness" that have shaped Americans' behavior at various points in their past and that continue to influence attitudes in the present. The volumes also make available recent scholarly insights into the writings of political scientists, philosophers, feminist theorists, social reformers, and other thinkers whose works have furnished the underpinnings of Americans' civic activities and personal concerns. Anyone wishing to understand the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of the United States from the early days of settlement to the twenty-first century will find the encyclopedia invaluable.

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design
  • Author : Graeme Brooker,Lois Weinthal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-10-24
  • Total pages :672
  • ISBN : 9781472539021
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Summary : The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.

The Little Magazine Others and the Renovation of Modern American Poetry

The Little Magazine Others and the Renovation of Modern American Poetry
  • Author : Suzanne Wintsch Churchill
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :290
  • ISBN : 0754653323
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Summary : Others, an important and neglected little magazine, finally receives the attention it deserves in Churchill's superbly crafted study. In Churchill's discussions of Mina Loy, Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams, among others, Others serves as a framework for reassessing the scope and significance of modernist formalism. This book is an important contribution to the fields of American poetry and poetics, gender studies, queer theory, and cultural studies.

Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe [4 volumes]

Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe [4 volumes]
  • Author : José Blanco F.,Patricia Kay Hunt-Hurst,Heather Vaughan Lee,Mary Doering
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-11-23
  • Total pages :1786
  • ISBN : 9781610693103
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Summary : This unique four-volume encyclopedia examines the historical significance of fashion trends, revealing the social and cultural connections of clothing from the precolonial times to the present day. • Covers the fashions of all economic levels of Americans from the indigent to the very wealthy, from T-shirts to architecturally sculptured gowns and suits • Includes hundreds of illustrations, sidebars, and primary documents to illuminate important areas of interest and encourage active learning • Addresses topics such as the formal wear of the Belle Epoque era, hairstyles of the Empire Revival, haute couture, and the evolution of clothes for teenagers • Presents four full-color photographic essays of clothing styles throughout American history

500 Small Houses of the Twenties

500 Small Houses of the Twenties
  • Author : Henry Atterbury Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-03
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780486156866
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Summary : Perspective drawings, floor plans, and descriptions of principal features of outstanding '20s designs, many by leading architects of the period. 1,135 black-and-white line illustrations, 262 black-and-white photographs and tone drawings.

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1987
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822027249770
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Fashion and Its Social Agendas

Fashion and Its Social Agendas
  • Author : Diana Crane
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-06-12
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780226924830
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Summary : It has long been said that clothes make the man (or woman), but is it still true today? If so, how has the information clothes convey changed over the years? Using a wide range of historical and contemporary materials, Diana Crane demonstrates how the social significance of clothing has been transformed. Crane compares nineteenth-century societies—France and the United States—where social class was the most salient aspect of social identity signified in clothing with late twentieth-century America, where lifestyle, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ethnicity are more meaningful to individuals in constructing their wardrobes. Today, clothes worn at work signify social class, but leisure clothes convey meanings ranging from trite to political. In today's multicode societies, clothes inhibit as well as facilitate communication between highly fragmented social groups. Crane extends her comparison by showing how nineteenth-century French designers created fashions that suited lifestyles of Paris elites but that were also widely adopted outside France. By contrast, today's designers operate in a global marketplace, shaped by television, film, and popular music. No longer confined to elites, trendsetters are drawn from many social groups, and most trends have short trajectories. To assess the impact of fashion on women, Crane uses voices of college-aged and middle-aged women who took part in focus groups. These discussions yield fascinating information about women's perceptions of female identity and sexuality in the fashion industry. An absorbing work, Fashion and Its Social Agendas stands out as a critical study of gender, fashion, and consumer culture. "Why do people dress the way they do? How does clothing contribute to a person's identity as a man or woman, as a white-collar professional or blue-collar worker, as a preppie, yuppie, or nerd? How is it that dress no longer denotes social class so much as lifestyle? . . . Intelligent and informative, [this] book proposes thoughtful answers to some of these questions."-Library Journal

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : PSU:000066194316
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