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Cottages Hardcover – Bargain Price, August 7, 2007
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Cottages-small, romantic dwellings-are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason. A smaller house, something with less upkeep and expense but still with plenty of charm, fits the bill for many of today's homeowners. People are rediscovering the joys of cottage living, whether through details such as a built-in window seat, a swing on the front porch or a bathroom fitted with an outdoor shower for washing sandy feet after a stroll on the beach. A cottage need not be grand; as long as it's homey and welcoming, it can still be a wonderful place to call home. From the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York to Tybee Island off the coast of southern Georgia, Cottages reveals some of the most appealing examples around. A rustic mountain retreat, a sunny southern California casita, and a seaside fishing shack are just some of the classy cottages portrayed here. This book celebrates the joy of having a cottage of our own for kicking off our shoes and taking time to enjoy life.
Brian Coleman, MD, is a practicing psychiatrist who divides his time between Seattle and New York. He is an editor with Old House Interiors magazine, as well as the author of thirteen books on the decorative arts, including the popular Scalamandré.
Photographer Douglas Keister is America's most noted photographer of historic architecture. His most recent books are Stories in Stone, Courtyards, Silver Palaces and Mobile Mansions. Cottages marks his thirtieth book. This is Coleman and Keister's second collaboration; their first was the book Classic Cottages.
Jacket photos 2007 Douglas Keister
Jacket design by Gabriella Hunter
About the Author
Chico, California-based photographer Douglas Keister has photographed twenty-two award-winning, critically acclaimed books. His seventeen books on architecture include four books on Victorian homes (Daughter's of Painted Ladies, Painted Ladies Revisited, America's Painted Ladies and Victorian Glory); three books on bungalow homes (The Bungalow, Inside the Bungalow and Outside the Bungalow), a book on 1920s whimsical homes (Storybook Style) a book about cemetery art and architecture (Going Out in Style), a book on Spanish architecture, (Red Tile Style), six books on bungalow details and Classic Cottages, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. Keister photographed and wrote an award winning children's book (Fernando's Gift), has two monographs of his personal work (Black Rock and Driftwood Whimsy), a book on classic travel trailers, (Ready to Roll) and a book on cemetery symbolism, Stories in Stone: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Cemetery Symbolism, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title, "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture."
Brian D. Coleman, MD, divides his time between Seattle and New York. His articles have appeared in magazines ranging from Old House Journal, where he is the West Coast editor; to Period Living in the U.K. Brian is the author of seven books on the decorative arts, including the recent titles Farrow & Ball and Cottages.
Top customer reviews
The author is excellent at renovation and creatively taking eye sore buildings and making them beautiful.
Most of the properties are located on Tybee Island, GA, 20 minutes outside the city of Savannah, GA. The island had plummeted into disrepair and thanks to people like the author, is making a comeback as a quaint, beautiful island.
We have a beach house there and I had no idea this book highlighted the homes I had been seeing on bike rides - truly run down homes becoming beautiful cottages.
Also a good book on how to make small city spaces seem larger too. Great fun.