The Victorian House Book

A Practical Guide to Home Repair and Decoration

Author: Robin Guild

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554073719

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 5759

Historical information plus design ideas and advice for a Victorian vintage home. [Praise for the UK edition:] Well-researched and documented... Essential for anyone interested in Victorian design and decoration. - Library Journal The Victorian House Book is a fascinating and essential guide to a rich and varied design age. The book details numerous interior and exterior styles -- from the High Victorian and Queen Anne Revival to the Classical and Gothic -- and showcases homes from the United States and Great Britain. Full of inspiring ideas and fascinating information, the book is organized room by room including conservatories, libraries and billiard rooms. More than 500 color photographs and 1,500 line drawings show the beauty and elegance of Victorian homes and reveal details of their architectural features. A wide range of design elements is examined, including: House styles and plans Traditional colors and finishes Construction features Furniture styles Roofs and gables Ceilings and fireplaces Wallpapers and upholstery Decorative glass and moldings Curtains and floor coverings Railings and ironwork. The Victorian House Book also includes a trouble-shooting guide with information and advice on renovation techniques and care and maintenance. A source list provides the names, addresses and websites of manufacturers and suppliers.

How to Write a Historic Structure Report

Author: David Arbogast

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393733602

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

View: 432

A one-of-a-kind, step-by-step guide to compiling an HSR—a document crucial to every professional working on a historic property. Any architect, engineer, or preservation professional renovating a historic property must be familiar with the historic structure report (HSR)—a document that evaluates all aspects of a property to minimize damage during restoration. The only book of its kind, this practical guide walks readers through the process of compiling an HSR. From gathering historical and archival data about the property to analyzing its structural, mechanical, and electrical components to assessing the state of its interior finish, including wood, masonry, and metals, this book covers all the nuts and bolts of an expertly written, informative HSR. Explaining what information should be included in each section and how investigators can work together effectively as a team to produce a comprehensive, coherent report, this handbook is one no professional should be without.

1,001 Old-Time Household Hints

Author: Editors of YANKEE MAGAZINE

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626366225

Category: House & Home

Page: 999

View: 7079

Wonder what Grandma would have used to clean greasy kitchen walls? Cure a sore throat? Conquer insect pests in her vegetable garden? Wonder no longer! Whatever your grandma did to fix and maintain things around the house and garden, it probably worked. That’s because the old ways are often the best ways when it comes to solutions for everyday problems, ideas for saving time, and handy advice for getting the job done. And that’s where 1,001 Old-Time Household Hints comes in. Find the best hints, tips, and secrets for everything from cooking, cleaning, and home maintenance to pet care, gardening, and holiday celebrations. You’ll also find ways to adapt and improve some old-time methods. Discover an amazing variety of useful and clever ideas, including how to: • Clean copper pans, using buttermilk and salt • Make real sourdough bread the way the pioneers did • Fight wrinkles and create kissable lips • Use natural ingredients to repair your hair • Create your own unique perfume • Organize common space in your home • Use ivory soap for polishing silver and insect control • Safely separate drinking glasses that have been stuck together • And more! With 1,001 Old-Time Household Hints on your kitchen table or nightstand, you’re always in the good company of an old-timer who’s ready to dispense a helpful hint, encouraging word, or sage secret at the turn of a page. 310 color photographs

My Favorite Yankee Miracles

1,001 Quick Fixes, Crazy Potions & Can't-Miss Cures for Home & Garden

Author: Yankee Books

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780899093970

Category: Dwellings

Page: 374

View: 6655

Contains over a thousand long-standing household tips, covering such aspects as cleaning, decorating, repair and maintenance, holiday celebrations, health, beauty and body care, pet care, houseplants, and kitchen and flower gardening.

Buyer's Guide


Author: William White

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 1918


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Industrial design

Page: N.A

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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 4619

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Oversight hearings on Library Services and Construction Act

hearings before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, first session, hearings held in Washington, D.C., September 15; New Haven, Conn., September 25; Cleveland, Ohio, October 19; Kansas City, Mo., November 9; and San Francisco, Calif., December 7, 1981

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

View: 6244

Aufgeräumt macht glücklich!

So entrümpeln Sie Schränke, Räume und den ganzen Rest

Author: Francine Jay

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641236320

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 2160

Wer kennt das nicht? Im Laufe der Zeit sammelt sich unnützes Zeug in der Wohnung an, und bald hat man vor lauter Staubfängern und nutzlosem Plunder kaum mehr Platz für sich selbst. Francine Jay geht dem Phänomen intelligent auf den Grund und erkundet unser zutiefst menschliches Sammelverhalten. Sie zeigt, wie wir uns von unnötigem Ballast befreien können, und macht mit praktischen Anregungen und einer überzeugenden Konsumkritik Lust aufs Loslassen.

Grundrissatlas Wohnungsbau

Author: Oliver Heckmann,Friederike Schneider

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035609691

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 3710

Der Grundrissatlas Wohnungsbau gehört seit Jahrzehnten zu den Grundlagenwerken der Architektur. In seiner 5., überarbeiteten und erweiterten Auflage dokumentiert und analysiert er rund 160 internationale Wohnungsbauten seit 1945. Im Zentrum stehen Beispiele, die vorbildlich und übertragbar, und Konzepte, die innovativ und wegweisend sind. Die systematische Darstellung aller Projekte ermöglicht es dem Leser, die Grundrisse zu vergleichen und zu bewerten – um sich so durch die Ideen und Strategien bei der eigenen Arbeit am Grundriss anregen zu lassen. Die einleitenden theoretischen und historischen Essays sind neu verfasst beziehungsweise aktualisiert worden und bieten ein übersichtlich strukturiertes Bild der Wohnungsbautypologie und ihrer Entwicklung.

Das Spiel der Götter (1)

Die Gärten des Mondes

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641089778

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 6853

Das malazanische Imperium ist ein Moloch, der sich mit Hilfe seiner Magier und Soldaten unerbittlich ausbreitet. Jetzt soll die letzte freie Stadt fallen. Doch eine ominöse Macht verweigert den Truppen der Kaiserin den letzten Sieg: Über Darujhistan schwebt aus heiterem Himmel eine riesige Festung und versetzt alle Welt in helle Aufregung ...