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Overview

“A true marriage of refinement and relaxation.”—Country Living.

“A great book to spend hours drooling over.”—USA Today.

“This handsome classic is a series of inspirations from sophisticated to folk, formal to rustic, all completely updated. It is a guide jam-packed with sources for furniture, fabrics, and accessories.—Craftworks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567999488
  • Publisher: Friedman, Michael Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 10.22 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                                viii
FOREWORD TO THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION xi
INTRODUCTION xiii
PREDOMINANTLY FORMAL
Truly Town and Country 2
Folktale Inspired 12
A Country Gentleman's Retreat 26
SOPHISTICATED COUNTRY
Northwestern Grace 34
Light Pomp and Circumstance 44
One-of-a-Kind Setting 56
TOUCHES OF WHIMSEY
Hat-and-the-Heart Touch 70
Town-House Fantasy 84
FOLK-ART FANTASY
High Style with Folk Art 96
Quiet Compositions, Understated Treasures 104
Ride on a Carousel 114
COTTAGE STYLE
Creative Labors 128
Artistic Arrangements 138
Homage to Pure Country 148
WESTERN AESTHETICS
Sunshine and Shadows 158
Taming the Wild West 168
RESOURCES 187
INDEX 209
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2000

    This book is remake (10th anniversary) of an earlier issue.

    The best part of Ross's book are the stories she presents about the people who inhabit her pictorial choices. The photographs are superior--taken by David Phelps--but I felt the book did not really convey the more formal content of what country can be.

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