Cabins and Campsby Ralph Kylloe
Cabins and Camps offers an intimate view of mountain homes and log cabins from New York's Adirondacks to the coast of California. Never before photographed, these rustic retreats aim for the perfect balance between luxurious American home and comfortable isolated getaway. Many of the homeowners are advocates of contemporary rustic artists, and their homes feature… See more details below
Cabins and Camps offers an intimate view of mountain homes and log cabins from New York's Adirondacks to the coast of California. Never before photographed, these rustic retreats aim for the perfect balance between luxurious American home and comfortable isolated getaway. Many of the homeowners are advocates of contemporary rustic artists, and their homes feature handcrafted one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. Cabins and Camps includes a full gallery of extraordinary new rustic creations from a handful of the top rustic artists in America today. This book illustrates just what a little "hideaway" in the mountains can become-a place of natural honesty, refuge, and peace.
Ralph Kylloe received his Ed.D. from Boston University and has taught at the university level for many years. He is a leading authority on rustic furniture, and owner of the Ralph Kylloe Gallery at Lake George in New York's Adirondack Mountains. His previous books include Rustic Artistry for the Home, Rustic Traditions, Cabin Collectibles, and Rustic Furniture Makers.
- Smith, Gibbs Publisher
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.50(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.90(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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The Art of Rustic
Most rustic furniture makers lie just outside the mainstream of society. The lead nontraditional lives and are, quite honestly, a bit eccentric. Some build furniture for the money, some enjoy the independent lifestyle, and others just enjoy working with their hands. Most are aspiring craftsmen, and some--just a few--have elevated themselves to the noble distinction of artist. And this is not an easy position to either acquire or maintain. However, the struggle to achieve is a heroic one. We are all born with skills, and one form of heroism is the courage to pursue and develop a latent talent. As individuals, we have the lifelong responsibility of cultivating ourselves. Some individuals, however, are just lucky enough to have been born with talents far beyond those of many people on the planet. When they find the right medium for their expression, magic happens. As a retired teacher, I've been priveleged to watch a few individuals blossom once they found the right medium. As a musician, I have spent many years playing scales, learning patterns and struggling to get my fingers to play the music I hear in my hear. Others, only a few, get it instantly--or so it seems.
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