Synopses & Reviews
The American farmhouse represents integrity, ingenuity, self-reliance, and agricultural heritage. Today, the farmhouse is a rare survivor from another era that can be found sensitively reinterpreted by artists, carefully preserved by original owners, or functionally maintained by farm-to-table artisanal food producers. In more than 200 stunning images, Steve Gross and Sue Daley have painstakingly photographed 20 of the most beautifully preserved farmhouses in the northeast. Some are working farmhouses that have been passed down in families for generations; some have been made productive again by a whole new generation of organic farmers. Still others have been rescued from neglect and restored to their former splendor. Each house is accompanied by an overview of the farmhouse owner and how he or she maintains the property. Fans of the farm-to-table movement as well as historic architecture and preservation will find this an intriguing and beautiful read.
Praise for Farmhouse Revival:
Those interested in a homey, country style of decorating or in home restoration will be inspired.” Library Journal
Above all, the greatest joy is just looking at the beautiful time-worn places and appreciating the way those that came before led a happy and fulfilling life of simplicity and utility within their walls. For once you have read this book, you will realize that in many ways, it is the farmhouse that helps to restore us, and not the other way around.” Preservation.com
Buy the book Farmhouse Revival for the photosfor inspiration . . . the authors clearly know architecture and antiques.” Dans Papers
Perusing Farmhouse Revival is a marvelous experience . . . and is sure to make readers wonder what stories the farmhouses in their towns could tell.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
In the third installment of their successful farmhouse-style series, designer Terry John Woods and photographer Kindra Clineff profile farmhouses in the Northeast that blend traditional and modern elements in new and interesting ways. Fans of Woodsand#8217;s previous books will be delighted with the breadth of farmhouses profiled and the variety of locales, from Vermont to Maine to New Hampshire. Known for celebrating imperfections, Woods designs with intention, and his homes are places filled with warmth, texture, and light. He takes an honest approach to his subject, offering simple but beautiful ideas that will transform the home. Pairing the clean lines and industrial feel of modern design with the rustic, hand-forged, and natural elements of more traditional design allows Woods to explore contrast and space in a way that has never been seen before.
Praise for Terry John Woods' Farmhouse Modern:
and#147;The gorgeous Northeast farmhouses in this book blend a traditional, cozy feel with modern elements.and#8221; and#151;atHome magazine
Creole houses, found from New Orleans to northern Louisiana, are one of the nationand#8217;s unique architectural treasures. A blend of French and Spanish colonial styles, with West Indian, Canadian, and other influences, these lovely houses were astutely designed to withstand their sultry, subtropical environment. Significantly, most major examples withstood the devastating hurricanes of 2005.
No other book of photography evocatively examines the development of this singular American style, embracing architecture and interior decoration, which thrived from the early eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth century. Creole Houses offers an appreciation of Creole culture as seen through its historic homes and celebrates not only a memorable way of life, but the history, and the unique sensibility, that produced it.
About the Author
James Conaway is author of the novel The Big Easy
and many nonfiction works, including the memoir Memphis Afternoons
and The Far Side of Eden
, about environmental conflict in the Napa Valley. He divides his time between Washington, D.C., and piedmont Virginia.
John H. Lawrence is director of museum programs for the Historic New Orleans Collection. He lives in New Orleans.
Steve Gross and Sue Daley are photographers whose books include Santa Fe: Houses and Gardens, Catskills Country Style, Old Houses, and Old Greenwich