Get Your House Right

The designer of the Gulf Coast rebuilt Katrina Cottages offers the “dos” and “don'ts” of livable home design, explaining how to build a beautiful, timeless home that relies on structural common sense, neighborhood appropriateness ...


Author: Marianne Cusato

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 1402791038

Category: Architecture

Page: 257

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The designer of the Gulf Coast rebuilt Katrina Cottages offers the “dos” and “don'ts” of livable home design, explaining how to build a beautiful, timeless home that relies on structural common sense, neighborhood appropriateness and sustainability. Original.

Designing Sustainable Residential and Commercial Interiors

One exception that focuses on the language of design is 2007's Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid by Cusato and Pentreath. The book shares the same premise as design programs around the world: that people can ...


Author: Lisa M. Tucker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781609014797

Category: Design

Page: 343

View: 827

"Designing Sustainable Commercial Interiors: Applying Concepts and Practices is a core text that teaches students and designers how to apply sustainable principles to all stages of the design process for residential and commercial interiors. An overview of the types of design projects emphasizes a three-pronged approach to sustainability: equity, economy and ecology. Through case studies for a range of project types - including retail, healthcare, hospitality, corporate, adaptive reuse, civic and institutional, and residential - readers will learn how to use a sustainable concept as the foundation for well-designed projects."--

Wonderpedia NeoPopRealism Archive 2009

Sterling Publishing & Lark Books GL1 Your' House Right Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid by Marianne Cusato & Ben Pentreath with Richard Sammons & Leon Krier published by Sterling Publishing in 2007.


Author: Nadia Russ

Publisher: NeoPopRealism PRESS


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 25

View: 302

Wonderpedia, an encyclopedia (NeoPopRealism Journal) of books published after year 2000. Founded by Nadia Russ in 2008.

A Field Guide to American Houses

Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid. New York: Sterling, 2011. DaSilva, John R. Shingled Houses in the Summer Sun: The Work of Polhemus Savery DaSilva. Mulgrave (Australia): Images Publishing Group, 2011.


Author: Virginia Savage McAlester

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780385353878

Category: Architecture

Page: 880

View: 918

For the house lover and the curious tourist, for the house buyer and the weekend stroller, for neighborhood preservation groups and for all who want to know more about their community -- here, at last, is a book that makes it both easy and pleasurable to identify the various styles and periods of American domestic architecture. Concentrating not on rare landmarks but on typical dwellings in ordinary neighborhoods all across the United States -- houses built over the past three hundred years and lived in by Americans of every social and economic background -- the book provides you with the facts (and frame of reference) that will enable you to look in a fresh way at the houses you constantly see around you. It tells you -- and shows you in more than 1,200 illustrations -- what you need to know in order to be able to recognize the several distinct architectural styles and to understand their historical significance. What does that cornice mean? Or that porch? That door? When was this house built? What does its style say about the people who built it? You'll find the answers to such questions here. This is how the book works: Each of thirty-nine chapters focuses on a particular style (and its variants). Each begins with a large schematic drawing that highlights the style's most important identifying features. Additional drawings and photographs depict the most common shapes and the principal subtypes, allowing you to see at a glance a wide range of examples of each style. Still more drawings offer close-up views of typical small details -- windows, doors, cornices, etc. -- that might be difficult to see in full-house pictures. The accompanying text is rich in information about each style -- describing in detail its identifying features, telling you where (and in what quantity) you're likely to find examples of it, discussing all of its notable variants, and revealing its origin and tracing its history. In the book's introductory chapters you'll find invaluable general discussions of house-building materials and techniques ("Structure"), house shapes ("Form"), and the many traditions of architectural fashion ("Style") that have influenced American house design through the past three centuries. A pictorial key and glossary help lead you from simple, easily recognized architectural features -- the presence of a tile roof, for example -- to the styles in which that feature is likely to be found. This eBook edition has been optimized for screen.

Building for Democracy

The History and Architecture of the Legislative Buildings of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick James W MacNutt. Ackerman, James S. Palladio. ... Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid.


Author: James W MacNutt

Publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 9780887809309

Category: Architecture

Page: 130

View: 190

Legislative buildings are the most important public structures in the provincial capitals of Halifax, Charlottetown and Fredericton. Each was built to communicate ideals, ideas and arrangements of government unique to these three provinces. In Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, these buildings were built to house colonial governments where a popular assembly was matched with an appointed council of local notables, advising an all-powerful governor appointed by Westminister and representing the British crown. Over the years they have been modified as the structure of provincial governments have changed to a single elected legislative assembly with full provincial powers. Fredericton's legislature, built in 1882, is a bold and beautiful building with unmatched interior features. This book tells the fascinating story of why each building was designed as it was, and the styles and ideas their designers drew upon. Author James Macnutt takes the reader on a tour of all three buildings, with text and visuals highlighting their many features and details.

Fences Gates and Garden Houses

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Author: Carl F. Schmidt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486299204

Category: Architecture

Page: 112

View: 912

A wealth of measured drawings and photographs depict wood fences, gates, and small garden houses of New England. Portrays several items from the 1770s to the 1820s, many of which no longer exist.

Establishing Home

Trust that other opportunities will come your way as long as you keep making decisions that support who you are and what ... The book I keep by my side while designing is Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid by ...


Author: Jean Stoffer

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

ISBN: 9781496460431

Category: Religion

Page: 241

View: 164

What is your unique path to a more beautiful and fulfilling life? Walk alongside award-winning designer Jean Stoffer as she chronicles her own surprising, unhurried journey and be encouraged that there’s plenty of time to discover yours. When Jean Stoffer’s husband announced he was quitting his extremely stressful job to look for another career, she suddenly needed to bring in a lot more of the family income. The problem was, while she had a degree in business, her part-time job paid very little and she had few obvious options for earning more anytime soon. In Establishing Home, Jean tells how necessity sparked her journey from part-time receptionist to founder of an award-winning home design company and star of the Magnolia Network’s show, The Established Home. Along the way, she shares what’s she learned about design, business, parenting, and relationships. In Establishing Home Jean will: Inspire you to discover a dream you didn’t know you had Reassure you that whether you’re building a career, raising a family, or redoing your home, it’s okay to slow down and enjoy the journey Teach you practical ideas for combining work and family—and how to work in harmony with adult children Reveal her pro tips for making your home a beautiful place to be Provide gorgeous 4-color photos of her classic, elegant designs for your own inspiration Any home—and life—can become even more beautiful with a little bit of heart.

The American Idea of Home

... later collaborated with the British architects Ben Pentreath and Léon Krier, along with the New York designer Richard Sammons, on the book Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid (Sterling Publishing, 2007).


Author: Bernard Friedman

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477312896

Category: Architecture

Page: 342

View: 216

Over thirty leaders in American architecture discuss the most significant issues in the field today. “Home is an idea,” Meghan Daum writes in her foreword, “a story we tell ourselves about who we are and who and what we want closest in our midst.” In The American Idea of Home, documentary filmmaker Bernard Friedman interviews more than thirty leaders in the field of architecture about a constellation of ideas relating to housing and home. The interviewees include Pritzker Prize winners Thom Mayne, Richard Meier, and Robert Venturi; Pulitzer Prize winners Paul Goldberger and Tracy Kidder; American Institute of Architects head Robert Ivy; and legendary architects such as Denise Scott Brown, Charles Gwathmey, Kenneth Frampton, and Robert A. M. Stern. The American idea of home and the many types of housing that embody it launch lively, wide-ranging conversations about some of the most vital and important issues in architecture today. The topics that Friedman and his interviewees discuss illuminate five overarching themes: the functions and meanings of home; history, tradition, and change in residential architecture; activism, sustainability, and the environment; cities, suburbs, and regions; and technology, innovation, and materials. Friedman frames the interviews with an extended introduction that highlights these themes and helps readers appreciate the common concerns that underlie projects as disparate as Katrina cottages and Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian houses. Readers will come away from these thought-provoking interviews with an enhanced awareness of the “under the hood” kinds of design decisions that fundamentally shape our ideas of home and the dwellings in which we live.

The Vatican and Saint Peter s Basilica of Rome

Paul Letarouilly Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, University of Notre Dame. ... introduction by Frank Salmon Get Your House Right : Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid by Marianne Cusato & Ben Pentreath with ...


Author: Paul Letarouilly

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568988753

Category: Architecture

Page: 324

View: 603

French architect Paul Letarouilly (1795-1855), author of the masterpiece Edifices de Rome Moderne, was unequaled in his observational ability and impeccable drawing skills. He devoted many years of his life living in austerity and refusing paying commissions to compile and draw the intricate details and decorative elements of the most breathtaking buildings in Italy's Vatican City, including St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Pontifical Palace, the Museo Pio Clementino, and the Villa Pia. Published in 1882, after his death, Vatican served as an unparalleled sourcebook of everything from plans, elevations, interior room views, and perspective drawings to mosaics, wall panels, door frames, fountains, towers, domes, cornices, and moldings. Prior to the books original publication, these details were not easily replicated in other parts of the world. Vatican gave access to rigorous documentation of the work of some of the most significant Renaissance architects Michelangelo, Bernini, Bramante, Sangallo, and Peruzzi and is now often credited as one of the primary catalysts for the American Renaissance style, the results of which can be seen in any capital city in America. The precision and attention to detail that Letarouilly demanded of his engravers advanced the art of etching in the nineteenth century. Exquisite rendering techniques and precise execution make this book as beautiful as it is useful. Originally published in three volumes, Vatican is presented as a single facsimile edition in our Classic Reprints series and includes a new foreword by architectural historian Ingrid Rowland. Published in association with the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America.

The Secrets of Architectural Composition

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Author: Nathaniel Cortland Curtis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486320748

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 626

Well arranged, logical, and aptly illustrated, this classic survey covers every aspect of the design process. It addresses architectural principles as well as their practical application, examining general questions of scale, balance, proportion, and symmetry and presenting detailed treatments of doors, windows, walls, stairways, columns, and other features. Long acknowledged as a valuable resource for students and teachers alike, this volume is unsurpassed in terms of the richness of its material and the consistency of its insights. It was written by Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis, an influential designer and artist who served as the head of the Tulane School of Architecture. Curtis illustrated his work with nearly 250 line drawings that depict architectural elements from a splendid variety of periods and settings, from ancient Rome's temples and palaces to modern-day hotels and museums of Paris and New York.