Architectural inspiration: styles, details & sources
The perfect what-to, how-to and where-to guidebook and reference for inspired homeowners, house renovators, interior designers and residential architects.
This exceptional style and source guide is the first book to examine residential architecture and design elements from both creative and practical perspectives. It is also the first to include extensive North American sources for high-end, custom and hard-to-find materials and services.
Combining original photography of 70 superb homes with hundreds of hand-picked product shots, this stunning compendium is a superb resource and reference book for homeowners and professionals alike.
Architectural Inspiration features the innovative ideas, inspiration and practical advice of renowned North American designers and architects. It also provides access to many of the same sources they turn to in residential home design and detailing.
From the Table of Contents:Part One: Styles Exteriors: North American Styles
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Architectural Inspiration: Styles, Details and SourcesUser Review - Book Verdict
Skinulis (Log Houses: Classics of the North) provides a comprehensive review of the products available for all areas of the home-from roofing materials to switch plates. For each area covered-exterior, doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, architectural details, lighting, and hardware-he includes a history of the material's use for domestic architecture, followed by color photographs of a sampling of the myriad options available, which will motivate readers to look for materials beyond the big-box home-improvement stores. Christopher (Tsar: The Lost World of Nicolas and Alexandra) offers up color photographs of homes throughout the United States and Canada depict a variety of styles, from colonial to modern. With its overview of North American domestic styles, this volume offers a historical perspective of architectural details and encourages an appreciation of those details so decorators can make informed choices. The 40-page resource guide covers manufacturers and suppliers of the products shown. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries.
Review: Architectural Inspiration: Styles, Details and SourcesUser Review - Goodreads
This is a wonderful resource book for architects, interior designers and homeowners who are interested in designing architecturally interesting homes and spaces within homes. The book is over 500 ...