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A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised): The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic Architecture by Virginia Savage McAlester - Book Review

Interesting in learning about the architecture of American houses? Start here. Jam-packed with photos, drawings, and clear descriptions of architectural history, motifs, and trends, this book will allow you to see, and appreciate, the homes where we live in an enhanced light. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare

The Emily Dickinson Museum: A Poetic History

A few years ago my wife and I were planning a trip to coastal Massachusetts. I had gotten her to agree to a detour to the Springfield Armory Museum in Springfield. She wasn’t unhappy about going, but she would not have elected to go of her own accord. While looking for other diversions along the travel route she recalled that the Emily Dickinson Museum was also in Massachusetts. Having majored in English and being a long-time Dickinson fan, she was pleased to find that the Museum is in Amherst, along the I-91 corridor, along the route to Springfield. It was settled. We were going.

I am not a poetry enthusiast and never really have been. There was a brief time in high school when I thought I was, but it didn’t last long. I was exposed to Dickinson in my high school American Literature class but was lucky enough to dodge the poetry bullet in college. Surprisingly, I was not at all down on visiting the Dickinson homestead. (Read More...)

Emily Dickinson's Poems: As She Preserved Them Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674737969
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Published: Belknap Press - April 11th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780974638980
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Published: Shirespress - October 29th, 2013

Arts and Crafts Architecture

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Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611686623
Availability: Special Order
Published: University Press of New England - November 4th, 2014

A well-researched look at the architecture of this movement in New England, covering its origins, its development and the works of twelve well-known architects of the late 19th & early 20th centuries. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight

The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson - Book Review

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By Robert Dawson (By (photographer)), Bill Moyers (Foreword by), Ann Patchett (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781616892173
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - April 8th, 2014

All the most interesting and beautiful libraries in one collection. Big or small, we love them all! ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

Gypsy: A World of Colour & Interiors by Sibella Court - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062318336
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Harper Design - April 15th, 2014

Beautiful, rich, lush and completely inspiring. Sibella shows you how to mix your colour palettes, and use this to decorate your home. Highly Recommended! The perfect coffee table book. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty

Brunelleschi's Dome

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Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620401934
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 13th, 2013

King's engrossing account of the political, personal and artistic jealousies that fueled the design and construction of a major architectural innovation of 15th century Florence - the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral - reads like a novel. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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