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The Language of Doors

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A home's facade speaks volumes. In fact, the changing facades of the American home mirror the changes of our nation—from puritanical Colonial to wealthy Georgian; from the pioneering spirit of the western Prairie style to the industrially inspired Modern. Who would think a front door would have so much to say? But not only does a front entranceway convey a moment in the history of architectural design, it also serves as the most dramatic and affordable means to make your home reflect your personal taste.

You've seen many of these entrances before, but perhaps withut knowing their architectural style, the period they represent, or their place in American history. You probably prefer some more than others, but perhaps without knowing exactly why. And you may have een tried visualizing some of the entrances on your own home...

With 120 drawings by architect Paulo Vicente and accompanying text by home design expert Tom Connor, The Language of Doors identifies and discusses 350 years of architectural styles. It then applies these various styles to entranceways of differing homes so you can imagine the impact a new entrance might have on your own home.

With its easy-to-read labels and informative glossary, The Language of Doors is at once a mini history of American home design and a dictionary of architectural elements. You don't have to be a home owner to want to know the difference between a flute and a dentil, a keystone and a pilaster. But if you are a homeowner with an interest in upgrading the look of your home, The Language of Doors is the perfect book to spark your creative thinking and just possibly save you thousands of dollars in architect's and builder's fees.

Synopsis:

A veritable field guide to entranceways for home owners looking to add “curb appeal,” extra value, and character to their home and for anyone interested in decorative architectural elements and their history.

As the eyes are windows to the soul, the front door is to the soul of the home, and it is not by accident that some homes say welcome, whereas others don’t. Architects have long known that a great entranceway is the most dramatic and affordable way to transform a home and to make it a true expression of oneself. But how to visualize the wealth of possibilities? In The Language of Doors, a celebrated architect and a home design expert provide nearly 100 entrance styles that run the gamut from English Colonial to Art Deco. Then they demonstrate how these entrances would look superimposed on different home styles. Along the way readers get a mini history of architectural styles and 120 illustrations that identify all the decorative architectural elements we’ve always wanted to know the words for, but didn’t—until now.

Synopsis:

A Mini History of American Home Design and Illustrated Guide to Architectural Elements

Includes: A wealth of ideas for home owners interested in adapting handsome, classic doorways in order to give their homes character, value, and curb appeal.

A captivating history of 350 years of architectural style and innovation

Plus all the words you need to know to speak with designers, architects, and contractors

Synopsis:

A celebrated architect and a home design expert provide nearly 100 entrance styles that run the gamut from English Colonial to Art Deco, demonstrating how these entrances would look on different home styles.

About the Author

Tom Connor is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including Suburban Renewal: Transforming Standard Capes, Ranches and Builders' Colonials into Unique Homes and The House to Ourselves: Reinventing Home Once the Kids Are Grown. His articles on architecture and home design have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Town and Country, House and Garden, and House Beautiful, among other publications.
Paulo Vicente is a partner in the Fairfield, Connecticut, firm Vicente-Burin Architects, LLC, and specializes in residential design. His designs have won awards from such organizations as the Antiquarian and Landmarks Society in Hartford, Connecticut, and have been published in Home magazine.

Table of Contents

Introduction (8)

Entrances: A Brief Histoy (10)

Part One: Classic Entrances

Colonial Period

Colonial Style (18)

Georgian Style (28)

federal Style (38)

Classical Revival Style (46)

Romantic Period

Greek Revival Style (52)

Gothic Revival Style (58)

Italianate Style (64)

Victorian Period

Second Empire Style (72)

Stick Style (76)

Queen Anne Style (80)

Shingle Style (86)

Richardsonian Romanesque Style (92)

Eclectic Period

Tudor Revivial Style (100)

Mission Style (108)

Mediterranean Style (112)

Arts and Crafts Period

Prairie Style (118)

Craftsman/Bungalow Style (122)

Modern Period

Art Deco Style (130)

Modernist Style (134)

Part Two: Adaptations

Ranches

Classical Revival Ranch (145)

California Craftsman/Bungalow Ranch (147)

Prairie Ranch (149)

Foursquares

Crafsman/Bungalow Foursquare (153)

Mediterranean Foursquare (155)

Second Empire Foursquare (157)

Builder's Colonials

Georgian Colonial (161)

Federal Colonial (163)

Italianate Colonial (165)

Cape Cods

Colonial Cape (169)

Greek Revival Cape (171)

Gothic Revival Cape (173)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781579652722
Author:
Conner, Tom
Publisher:
Artisan
Author:
Connor, Tom
Author:
Vicente, Paulo
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Decoration & Ornament
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
HOUSE and HOME / Remodeling and Renovation
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Remodeling & Renovation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20050315
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
7.5 x 7.5 in

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Product details 184 pages Artisan Publishers - English 9781579652722 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A veritable field guide to entranceways for home owners looking to add “curb appeal,” extra value, and character to their home and for anyone interested in decorative architectural elements and their history.

As the eyes are windows to the soul, the front door is to the soul of the home, and it is not by accident that some homes say welcome, whereas others don’t. Architects have long known that a great entranceway is the most dramatic and affordable way to transform a home and to make it a true expression of oneself. But how to visualize the wealth of possibilities? In The Language of Doors, a celebrated architect and a home design expert provide nearly 100 entrance styles that run the gamut from English Colonial to Art Deco. Then they demonstrate how these entrances would look superimposed on different home styles. Along the way readers get a mini history of architectural styles and 120 illustrations that identify all the decorative architectural elements we’ve always wanted to know the words for, but didn’t—until now.

"Synopsis" by ,
A Mini History of American Home Design and Illustrated Guide to Architectural Elements

Includes: A wealth of ideas for home owners interested in adapting handsome, classic doorways in order to give their homes character, value, and curb appeal.

A captivating history of 350 years of architectural style and innovation

Plus all the words you need to know to speak with designers, architects, and contractors

"Synopsis" by , A celebrated architect and a home design expert provide nearly 100 entrance styles that run the gamut from English Colonial to Art Deco, demonstrating how these entrances would look on different home styles.
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