Traditional American Rooms (Winterthur Style Sourcebook): Celebrating Style, Craftsmanship, and Historic Woodwork

Traditional American Rooms (Winterthur Style Sourcebook): Celebrating Style, Craftsmanship, and Historic Woodwork

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by Brent Hull
     
 

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Take a guided tour with Brent Hull, author and millwork expert, through the stunning rooms of the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate and discover the imitable style, elegance, and character of historic American architecture. The former residence of Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur Museum features more than 175 period rooms that showcase not only the finest American… See more details below

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Take a guided tour with Brent Hull, author and millwork expert, through the stunning rooms of the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate and discover the imitable style, elegance, and character of historic American architecture. The former residence of Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur Museum features more than 175 period rooms that showcase not only the finest American antique furniture, but an extensive range of historic millwork spanning from 1640 - 1840. Moving chronologically through the stunning Georgian and Federal periods, this guided tour focuses on 20 of Winterthur's most representative rooms and reveals the history and changing styles of millwork throughout the era. Each room's discussion features a unique blend of color photography, a breakdown of the architectural details, and commentary on each element. A glossary of pertinent architectural terms is also included. For designers, architects, preservationists, and homeowners, this book is the resource for bringing the classic American architectural elements of yesterday into the homes of today.

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Editorial Reviews

Old House Journal
If you're mapping out new millwork for the interior of your home, you'll want to thumb through Traditional American Rooms.
Woodshop News

Featuring 20 classic rooms preserved at the Winterthur Museum from the Georgian and Federal periods, the book showcases each rooms amazing architectural millwork.

Period Homes
Both design professionals and clients will find this a work of great merit.
Fine Woodworking.com

Highlights the architecture of the times and can provide inspiration to recreate these historic elements in today's homes.

Reference & Reseach Book News
For architects, designers, homeowners, and history enthusiasts, Hull, an author, craftsman, and builder, and Franck, a designer and educator who has taught at the U. of Notre Dame and Georgia Institute of Technology, present 33 historic rooms from the Georgian and Federal periods at the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate. This former residence of collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont, was furnished with salvaged antiques, woodwork installations, and decorative objects representing styles of early colonial America, from 1640 to 1860. After a brief discussion of early American architectural traditions and elements, color photos and technical drawings show the interiors, moldings, and antique furniture of each of the rooms, with information on their origins, design, building, who lived in them, and each of the architectural elements and how it fits with the room's style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607650355
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,001,544
File size:
65 MB
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