One Hundred Country Houses: Modern American Examples

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Century Company, 1909 - Architecture, Domestic - 264 pages
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Contents

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Page 198 - One of the most interesting things which has lately been developed is a method of shingling roofs to produce the softness of a thatched roof. Sharp and angular lines are hard to disassociate from new buildings, and it is softness of outline and color which gives to old work its peculiar charm.
Page 18 - The little pantry extension to the right brings the doorway back to what may be called for lack of a better term, the center of composition.
Page 3 - Here's a good tower; if it were changed thus: I could use it for mv church.
Page 15 - ARCHITECTURE by the growth of vines upon it, an invaluable link between the structure and grounds, conveying a sense of fitness of the house to the site.
Page 7 - Now, at last we have developed rationally and naturally an architectural style which may be fairly called our own.
Page 14 - The contrast between delicate shadows cast by the lattice-work and the heavy shadows of the cornices and projecting portions of the house makes it a particularly effective decoration, while forming, THK...
Page 259 - The entrance-hall is reduced to a corridor with an arcaded ceiling, at one end of which is the dining-room and at the other the living-room.

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