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Great Houses of New England Hardcover – April 29, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli; First Edition edition (April 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847831019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847831012
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.2 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #503,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Photos capture magnificent details, colors, and gardens--an archive of design evolution.” ~Arts & Crafts Homes

“Lush estates, tall ceilings, grand staircases and intricately designed entranceways and fireplace surrounds are among the many elements of the grand old homes featured in this hefty book.” ~Newsday

“Centuries of fine house-building from Portsmouth and Newport to Hartford....Photos show the magnificent details, colors, and gardens.” ~Old House Interiors

“With striking photography and enlightening text, Blackburn and Gross fuse a history of the Northeast as intricate as a stained glass window.” ~Newport Life Magazine

About the Author

Geoffrey Gross is a widely published photographer whose work has appeared in Art & Antiques, The New York Times Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Interior Design, Popular Mechanics, and elsewhere. He is the photographer of Rizzoli’s Stone Houses of Bucks County and Dutch Colonial Homes in America. Roderic H. Blackburn is an ethnologist and architectural historian who has held positions as Director of Research at Historic Cherry Hill, Assistant Director of the Albany Institute of History and Art, and Senior Research Fellow at the New York State Museum. He is the author of Dutch Colonial Homes in America.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By nlawton on February 17, 2013
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Great Houses of New England has an astonishing number of spelling and grammar mistakes, often several on each page. Run-on sentences and fragments are plentiful, and one chapter actually ends in the middle of a word. This is a pity, because the author seems to know what he is talking about. There are no footnotes, however, making this a coffee table book rather than a scholarly one.

Nevertheless, the photographs are very nice, and I definitely plan to visit some of the houses featured in the book. Roderic H. Blackburn needs to get an editor!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peggins Thorne on February 23, 2015
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The description of this book is wrong. The Judge Corwin home in Salem, MA. aka The Witch House is not in this book even though the description
plainly states that it is: "Great Houses of New England features a stunning array of newly photographed houses that range over four centuries and are distinctive examples of the architecture of the region from the mid-seventeenth-century New England Colonial Judge Corwin House (Witches House) in Salem, MA., and the eighteenth-century Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead, MA., to the late-nineteenth-century McKim, Mead & White Shingle-Style Isaac Bell House in Newport, R.I."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lorraine W. Besch on February 21, 2014
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Beautiful photography, extremely informative, historical content , and great examples of conservation and preservation. A stunning book !! I love it !
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More About the Author

Exterior and Interior Photography of Structures & Objects for
Architects, Preservationists, Historical Sites, HABS Documentation, and Publication.
Based in New York City, Geoffrey Gross regularly travels throughout the Northeast and beyond.

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