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Styles and Stories of Old Houses [Hardcover]

Henry Weincek , Steve Gross , Susan Daley
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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24 Oct 1991
This book captures the beauty and history of 20 American houses that have survived the ravages of time. The dilapidated elegance imparted by old wallcoverings and faded or peeling paint, antique furniture in varying stages of repair and a respect for "how things were" is revealed in photographs. The visual impact of these houses is enhanced by text that explores the history of the architecture and "who" the houses are - the stories of the family dynasties, hauntings and elderly eccentrics who maintain the houses.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc (24 Oct 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556701845
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556701849
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 22.1 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,852,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I discovered this book two summers ago at my local library and have checked it out innumberable times. It has brought back many memories of my great-grandmother's and my grandmother's houses. It has also given me great decorating ideas, the main one being to see the beauty in the age which houses acquire. I have finally bought the book so that I can enjoy it forever and will use it as a guide in living with and appreciating my own home's story. A great read, a wonderful photography book, and a great way to experience the history of old houses.
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5.0 out of 5 stars an amazing journey to the past 21 July 1999
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This is such a great book! It embodies the beauty of preservation. Most people would rip out all that old plaster and dated plumbing. I'm thankful that there are people out there preserving our rich history in these lovely old structures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An old favorite 15 May 2001
By Krisbh - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I got my copy of Old Houses in a book store bargain bin several years ago. What a find it was! The houses in this book are honest about their age; no fancy restorations here (but do we really need another book like that anyway?). This book gives you an unusual glimpse of the old houses that don't make the magazine covers. In these houses the plaster may be crumbling, the wallpaper peeling, or the decorating may be hopelessly out of date. In addition to the haunting photography you will find interesting stories about the houses and their families. If you're into historic preservation and you like your old houses "as found" check this book out. This is one I go back to over and over.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book has been an endless source of pleasure. 26 May 1998
By tanyat@meta3.net - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I discovered this book two summers ago at my local library and have checked it out innumberable times. It has brought back many memories of my great-grandmother's and my grandmother's houses. It has also given me great decorating ideas, the main one being to see the beauty in the age which houses acquire. I have finally bought the book so that I can enjoy it forever and will use it as a guide in living with and appreciating my own home's story. A great read, a wonderful photography book, and a great way to experience the history of old houses.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an amazing journey to the past 21 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This is such a great book! It embodies the beauty of preservation. Most people would rip out all that old plaster and dated plumbing. I'm thankful that there are people out there preserving our rich history in these lovely old structures.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars So so 12 April 2008
By Lupo Montegrigio - Published on Amazon.com
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I had high hopes for this one since it was praised and compared with the considerably more recent 'The well-worn interior'. But it's not that beautiful, the interiors are more empty and desolated. I rather prefer more filled interiors and these houses don't seem to be much lived in any more. It little styling has been used sometimes to make up för this (?), but it still feels somewhat bleak.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars not your average architecture/design book 31 Dec 2011
By lisa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
i've owned this volume for nearly 15 years and have read it at least 20 times. the text is genuinely engaging and the photos are magical. yes, many of the houses appear dreary or run down on the surface, but that's the point--these are not your average house museum destinations. i say average, because the aiken-rhett house in charleston is open for tours (which i visited specifically because of this book), but it is a museum like no other: not polished up, not restored to its former glory, just an old house left to its own devices in sharp contrast to places like the nathaniel russell house or drayton hall. the houses in this book let you imagine what they were in their heydays. the authors have presented them in a rather artful way, avoiding the usual glossy panorama style which certainly has its merits, but this is a refreshing change from the norm.
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