Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid

Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid

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Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid by Marianne Cusato, Ben Pentreath, Richard Sammons, Leon Krier

Even as oversized McMansions continue to elbow their way into tiny lots nationwide, a much different trend has taken shape. This return to traditional architectural principles venerates qualities that once were taken for granted in home design: structural common sense, aesthetics of form, appropriateness to a neighborhood, and even sustainability. Marianne Cusato, creator of the award-winning Katrina Cottages, has authored and illustrated this definitive guide to what makes houses look and feel right—to the eye and to the soul. She teaches us the language and grammar of classical architecture, revealing how balance, harmony, and detail all contribute to creating a home that will be loved rather than tolerated. And she takes us through the do’s and don’ts of every element of home design, from dormers to doorways to columns. Integral to the book are its hundreds of elegant line drawings—clearly rendering the varieties of lintels and cornices, arches and eaves, and displaying “avoid” and “use” versions of the same elements side by side.

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ISBN-13: 9781402776229
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 08/09/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 744,324
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Marianne Cusato has received international attention for her design of the Katrina Cottages: affordable, durable home kits created as an alternative to FEMA trailer housing to help the Gulf Coast rebuild. The cottage won the Cooper-Hewitt People's Design Award and has been written up in magazines and newspapers across the country, from Architectural Record and Cottage Living to Time and Forbes. She is the principal of Cusato Cottages, LLC, a New York-based firm specializing in traditional architectural design.

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Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly Recommended Really nice summarized list of architectural rules and principles, not just for architecture students.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While not an architect, I am a residential designer and contractor and a student of classic residential homes. This book will be a valuable resource for providing more accurate design and detailing for all my work in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to rate it less than one the sample sucks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please post here what result your house is in. Claim any except this one
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