Historic Maine Homes

Historic Maine Homes

300 Years of Great Houses

Book - 2009
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Architectural historian Christopher Glass and renowned architectural photographer Brian Vanden Brink bring their well-honed skills to bear on celebrating historic Maine homes, both public and private. While Glass focuses on the stories and history of the homes, Vanden Brink finds perfectly lit moments to bring them alive inside and out. This is a book for anyone with a passion for fine older homes, as well as the architecture aficionado.

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For architecture enthusiasts and general readers, Glass, an architect, and photographer Brink provide a tour of the architectural history behind notable homes in Maine in Colonial, Federal, Georgian, Italianate, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Shingle, Colonial Revival, and Modernist styles. Houses are discussed by style and roughly chronologically, with history of the developments in house architecture, the various features of the styles, and many color photos of interior and exterior examples, including famous houses that are now museums. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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There's nothing like an historic home to enlighten us about architectural styles and help us imagine what it was like to live in another time. Such houses can also provide inspiration for enriching our own homes and lifestyles today. Following their success with At Home in Maine: Houses Designed to Fit the Land, architectural historian Christopher Glass and renowned architectural photographer Brian Vanden Brink bring their skillsand perspectives to bear on celebrating Maine's historic houses.
While Glass focuses upon fascinating facets of architectural history, Vanden Brink demonstrates his eye for finding the perfectly lit moment and the most enlightening angles to bring the homes alive inside and out. They open the doors on both public and private homes built in a rich variety of styles, including Colonial, Federal, Georgian, Italianate, and more. While all of these houses were built in Maine, many are examples of architectural styles that can be found in many parts of the United States.
This is a book for the architecture aficionado, the person with a passion for older homes, for anyone who likes to visit historic properties, and finally for the armchair traveler who loves to tour places where others have lived.

Publisher: Camden, Me. : Down East Books, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780892727995
Branch Call Number: 728.0974 VANDE
Additional Contributors: Glass, Christopher


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