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Tilting, Newfoundland

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Publisher Comments:

There is an almost elemental appeal in the rural fishing villages of Nova Scotia, Maine, and Newfoundland. Their intimate connection to nature, to the land, water, and (often harsh) weather; their reliance on ingenuity, on-hand materials, and craftsmanship; and their values of thrift and endurance serve as inspiration and as touchstones for those of us caught up in the hubbub of modern life.

Tilting, Newfoundland is a celebration of all these virtues and an eclectic documentation of the buildings, landscape, and lifestyle of this remote community on a small island far off the Canadian coast. Through photographs, firsthand historical anecdotes, and delicate pencil drawings, author Robert Mellin presents a personal account of Tilting's houses, outbuildings, furniture, tools, fences, and docks, and, in the process, the way of life of Tilting. Mellin describes how houses are built for mobility and then "launched," or moved; how houses are detailed and constructed; how cabbage houses are built out of overturned boats; and the difference between picket, paling, and riddle fences-with diagrams in case you want to build your own.

Part journal, part sketchbook, part oral history, Tilting, Newfoundland is a treasure chest of a book that offers new discoveries with each reading, and a reminder of the simpler aspects of life and building.

Synopsis:

One of the best studies of vernacular architecture and winner of the prestigious Winterset Literary Award is now available ina paperback edition. Tilting is author Robert Mellin's personal account of the houses, outbuildings, furniture, tools, fences, docks, and way of life of a fishing village on a small island far off the Canadian coast. Part journal, part sketchbook, part oral history, Tilting is a treasure chest of a book that offers new discoveries with each reading and a reminder of the simpler aspects of life and building.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238) and index.

About the Author

Robert Mellin teaches at the School of Architecture, McGill University. His love of the north and Newfoundland in particular led him to purchase a house in Tilting and become involved with heritage conservation there.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568983837
Subtitle:
House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching, and Other Tales from a Newfoundland Fishing Village
Author:
Mellin, Robert
Author:
Princeton Architectural Press
Author:
Princeton Arch
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Tilting
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture - Newfoundland and Labrador -
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Subject:
General Architecture
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
10194
Publication Date:
20080917
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 7.125 x 0.75 in 1.56 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Americas
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Product details 256 pages Princeton Architectural Press - English 9781568983837 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , One of the best studies of vernacular architecture and winner of the prestigious Winterset Literary Award is now available ina paperback edition. Tilting is author Robert Mellin's personal account of the houses, outbuildings, furniture, tools, fences, docks, and way of life of a fishing village on a small island far off the Canadian coast. Part journal, part sketchbook, part oral history, Tilting is a treasure chest of a book that offers new discoveries with each reading and a reminder of the simpler aspects of life and building.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238) and index.
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