• Harrie T. Lindeberg and the American Country House

    This architectural tour brings to light the genius and influence of Harrie T. Lindeberg, a leader of the American Country House Era who synthesized Scandinavian, European, and American traditions.   Harrie T. Lindeberg (1880–1959) was born of Swedish immigrants who settled in New Jersey. He apprenticed with architect George A. Freeman, joined the prestigious firm McKim, Mead & White in 1901, and forged out on his own in 1906, beginning fifty years of independent practice. An impressive client list includes the leading American families—Du Pont, Havemeyer, Doubleday—for whom he built houses in affluent suburbs and resorts across the country—Rhinebeck, Newport, Grosse Point, Lake Forest, and the Gold Coast of Long Island.   As a designer, Lindeberg drew inspiration from the English Arts and Crafts movement, with touches from the Beaux-Arts, mixed with Norman, Tudor, and Georgian elements. He borrowed ideas from his ancestral Sweden, including steep roofs and a floor plan that interacted closely with the landscape. Today, as his country houses enter their second century, a remarkable number stand as they were originally built, prized by their owners for their livability and their elegantly wrought design.   Architect Peter Pennoyer and historian Anne Walker bring Lindebe...

    • ASIN: 1580934498

  • Frank Lloyd Wright House Springfield Illinois - Dana Thomas House - NEW World Travel Poster

    Frank Lloyd Wright House Springfield Illinois - Dana Thomas House - NEW World Travel Poster 12" x 18" Poster Printed on High Quality Paper Makes a Great GIFT!

    • Brand: PosterEnvy
    • ASIN: B00EZSSXM0

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House: A Significant Architectural Treasure Restored

    Perhaps the most influential American architect of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright considered The Westcott House one of his special commissions because it perfectly exemplified his innovative ideas. This film chronicles the $5.8, four-year restoration of The Westcott House, Wright's only Prairie style structure in Ohio. Located on "Millionaires Row" in Springfield, The Westcott House, completed in 1908, was the home of auto magnate Burton J. Westcott and his family. After his wife's untimely death, and his death just three years later, the property passed through several hands and suffered years of decline until the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy saved it and turned it over to a local foundation to complete its extensive restoration. It opened to the public as a house museum in 2005. The top-to-bottom restoration meant first making structural repairs. A new roof of 22,000 clay tiles was installed—one by one, beams were repaired or replaced, and walls were redone using the centuries-old encaustic technique. Original art glass and replicated furniture and light fixtures were added. The property's signature concrete urns, as well as the pergola connecting the main house with the carraige house, were restored; so was the carriage house itself—all according to Wright...

    • ASIN: B01KQZUWF6

  • The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content)

    This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not found in the hardcover!Are you ready to see your fixer upper?These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—Who are these people?What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America’s new best friends.The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the ...

    • Brand: Unknown
    • ASIN: B01CH2EW20

  • Djeco Dollhouse Family - Thomas and Marion's Family

    Djeco's colored furniture with contemporary designs, made predominantly from wood and with an abundance of lifelike details and accessories, make play irresistible. PETIT HOME, a fun and challenging project that combines childhood and architecture. This collection was born from the creativity and the combined talents of the Djeco team, knowledge of architects, designers and decorators and also precious advices from moms and girls. Welcome, grandparents and family friends! Our dolls have faces with delicate features, they come with carefully selected clothing and accessories, and have fully movable joints.

    • Brand: Djeco
    • ASIN: B00OW2P72S

  • Able Danger

    • ASIN: B0027HAS38

  • Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses

    Frank Lloyd Wright is not only synonymous with architecture, his name is also synonymous with the American house in the twentieth century. In particular, his residential work has been the subject of continuing interest and controversy. Wright's Fallingwater (1935), the seminal masterpiece perched over a waterfall deep in the Pennsylvania highlands, is perhaps the best-known private house in the history of the world. In fact, Wright's houses-from his Prairie style Robie House (1906) in Chicago, to the Storer (1923) and Freeman (1923) houses in Los Angeles, and Taliesen West (1937) in the Arizona desert-are all touchstones of modern architecture. For the first time, all 289 extant houses are shown here in exquisite color photographs. Along with Weintraub's stunning photos and a selection of floor plans and archival images, the book includes text and essays by several leading Wright scholars. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses is an event of great importance and a major contribution to the literature on this titan of modern architecture.

    • Brand: Rizzoli
    • ASIN: 0847827364

  • Stacking the Deck: Secrets of the World's Master Card Architect

    Written by the holder of several Guinness World Records for cardstacking, this is the first complete, fully illustrated guide to the art of building mind-boggling, multilevel structures with ordinary playing cards. In Stacking the Deck, Bryan Berg reveals the secret to successful cardstacking with his simple four-card-cell structure and expanded grid techniques. Using illustrations and step-by-step instructions, he guides readers on to more elaborate -- and incredibly strong -- creations. He covers a wide range of architectural styles, from classic to whimsical, and various types of structures, including pyramids, shrines, stadiums, churches, an oil derrick, and even the Empire State Building. Since first setting the height record in 1992, Bryan's built awe-inspiring card models of a Japanese shrine, the Iowa State Capitol building, Ebbets Field, and his latest tower, which is more than twenty-five feet tall! This book includes photographs of some of these amazing pieces, illustrating just how appealing and enduring a "house of cards" can be. Stacking the Deck will inspire everyone from youngsters experimenting with their first deck of cards to adults, who can create their own private skyscrapers. Once you've read Stacking the Deck, you'll never look at a deck of cards the same...

    • Brand: Brand: Touchstone
    • ASIN: 0743232879

  • The New Shingled House: Ike Kligerman Barkley

    The architectural style of the classic American summer, the shingled house can suggest the beach, the countryside, the mountains, and even the city. AD100 architects Ike Kligerman Barkley, one of the most successful firms practicing in a traditional style today, presents 14 houses that celebrate the simple wood shingle’s infinite flexibility—ranging from richly historic to sculptural and experimental.   The New Shingled House includes examples throughout the fabled seaside resorts of New England—Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, and the Hamptons—as well as houses in California’s Bay Area and Point Loma, on a pristine mountain lake in South Carolina, and a Scandinavian influenced family residence in Connecticut. All are characterized by a sense of graciousness and generosity that makes them unique spaces for the owners and enviable spaces for readers. The versatility of the shingle style allows the designers to explore formal ideas and to respond to client preferences and taste. The houses thus achieve the architects’ fundamental goal: when their clients enter their new house for the first time, they should feel as though they have always lived there.   This stunning visual presentation features new photography by noted interiors photographer William Waldron, who ha...

    • ASIN: 1580934439