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Peabody & Stearns: Country Houses and Seaside Cottages Hardcover – March 1, 2010
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“A quick look through ‘Peabody & Stearns’ should be enough to convince both generalist and specialist of the beauty of the book….neatly organized, very readable and carefully documented….will be the standard catalog for years to come.” (The Portland Press Herald)
“Peabody & Stearns, one of America’s leading architectural firms of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century, helped to shift the direction of architecture through their country and resort house work. This is a long-needed book that will restore them to their rightful place among the pantheon of American architects.” (Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Chair of Architectural History, University of Virginia, and author of Harbor Hill: Portrait of a House)
“Recipient of the annual Henry Russell Hitchcock Award for outstanding book in the area of 19th century architecture from The Victorian Society in America” (The Victorian Society in America)
“[M]ost welcome and timely…. [W]ill be the standard of reference for ages to come…. [A] monumental labor of research, organization, photographing, observation, and writing for which Robinson merits high praise and hearty thanks.” (Magazine of The Victorian Society in America)
About the Author
Annie Robinson, an architectural historian, lives in Brunswick, Maine.
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However, agreement is given to the comments about the plans and elevations at times being dark and/or unreadable. Hopefully, a monograph on the firm's urban domestic work is being worked on and, when published, will correct these flaws.
Obviously her Norton editor was asleep on the job too. Miss Annie Robinson gushes at one part in the book -- "the most unique... "
Cringeworthy English usage. I don't know where she was educated but uniqueness is an absolute - it's either unique - or not! It can never be qualified.
Looking forward to a more satisfying book on P & S.