Old Homes of New England: Historic Houses in Clapboard, Shingle, and Stone (Hardcover)

By Roderick H. Blackburn (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Geoffrey Gross (Photographer), Richard Guy Wilson (Foreword by)
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Old Homes of New England paints a stunning portrait of the charming and important old homes of the region, featuring storybook cottages in white clapboard as well ancient mansions in brick and stone. Cherished for its intimate, community-centered spirit, New England lays claim to some of the most wonderful architecture of the country—and, significantly, its buildings are among the nation’s very oldest. Featured here are twenty-five of the most beautiful examples, ranging from the storied House of the Seven Gables of 1668, in its magnificent colonial splendor, to the Corwin House of 1675, nicknamed the "Witch House" for its direct association to the infamous Salem witch trials, to the bucolic Cogswell farmhouse of 1728. Each house exemplifies its style, which range from early colonial Pilgrim, Puritan, and Shaker, to later Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival. With richly crafted interiors formed from old woods, fine plasterwork, thoughtfully set beams, brick, and stonework, the houses return us to a more gracious time when the simple pleasures of staying at home were paramount, a time to which many of us, even now, long to return.

About the Author

Geoffrey Gross is a widely published photographer whose work has appeared in Art & Antiques, The New York Times Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Interior Design, Popular Mechanics, and elsewhere. He is the photographer of Rizzoli's Stone Houses of Bucks County and Dutch Colonial Homes in America. Roderic H. Blackburn is an ethnologist and architectural historian who has held positions as Director of Research at Historic Cherry Hill, Assistant Director of the Albany Institute of History and Art, and Senior Research Fellow at the New York State Museum. He is the author of Dutch Colonial Homes in America.

Richard Guy Wilson is chair and Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Praise For…

"You’ll love the latest release from book publisher, Rizzoli… Old Homes of New England: Historic Houses in Clapboard, Shingle and Stone is quite simply one of the best written, most beautifully photographed books ever published on the subject." ~This Old House

Product Details
ISBN: 9780847830756
ISBN-10: 0847830756
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publication Date: April 13th, 2010
Pages: 256
Language: English