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The House with Sixteen Handmade Doors

A Tale of Architectural Choice and Craftsmanship


Συγγραφέας: Petroski Henry
Εκδότης: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393242041
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 304
Διαστάσεις: 24x3x17
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The House with Sixteen Handmade Doors"

When Henry Petroski and his wife Catherine bought a charming but modest six-decades-old island retreat in coastal Maine, Petroski couldn't help but admire its unusual construction. An eminent expert on engineering, history, and design, he began wondering about the place's origins and evolution: Who built it, and how? What needs, materials, technologies, historical developments, and laws shaped it? How had it fared through the years with its various inhabitants? Sleuthing around dimly lit closets, knotty-pine wall panels, and even a secret passage-but never removing so much as a nail-Petroski zooms in on the details but also steps back to examine the structure in the context of its time and place. Catherine Petroski's beautiful photographs capture the clues and the atmosphere. A vibrant cast of neighbors and past residents-most notably the house's masterful creator, an engineer-turned-"folk architect"-become key characters in the story. As the mystery unfolds, revealing an extraordinary house and its environs, this ode to loving design will leave readers enchanted and inspired.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Petroski Henry
ISBN: 9780393242041
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 05/05/2014
Εκδότης: WW Norton & Co
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 304
Συντελεστές: By (photographer): Catherine Petroski
Τόπος έκδοσης: New York
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 668 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x3x17 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 80 photographs

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