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Cottage And Cabin

This expansive collection of charming retreats celebrates the getaway home for every type of dreamer. From a prototypical Colorado log cabin in the Rockies to a Wisconsin backwoods lakeside retreat, from a cliffside escape in the Grenadines to a classic Nantucket shingle-style cottage, Cottage and Cabin features an exceptional array of charming, small-dwelling escapes throughout North America. This book is the perfect gift for anyone who dreams about the ideal escape or retreat. Whether it is classic colonial interiors or contemporary modern simplicity you’re looking for, the interiors of these homes mirror their settings, in both quality and innovation. From homes built in the tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright to works by young, up-and-coming architects, this book features cottages and cabins from the rugged and rustic to the comfortable and chic. More than three hundred photographs showcase picturesque seaside cottages, off-the-beaten-path rustic cabins, fantastic lakeside houses, private island abodes, and unique seaside retreats, making this the definitive book on one of the most popular forms and styles for architects, decorators, homeowners, and dreamers.

Hardcover: 336 pages

Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books (September 13, 2016)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0789331276

ISBN-13: 978-0789331274

Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.4 x 8.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #292,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #96 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > Small Homes & Cottages #395 in Books > Arts & Photography > Architecture > Interior Design #430 in Books > Arts & Photography > Architecture > Buildings > Residential

I have ordered many books over the years, and none have been as thoroughly disappointing as this. It is interesting that the first word in the title of this book is "cottage"; a word which evokes a very particular image - infact, the picture on the front of the book is only real "cottage" featured. There is nothing in this book that is homey, cozy, or in any way associated with the traditional image that one has of cottages or cabins.Page after page features austere, modernist, and pared-down structures that are so cold and so unwelcoming, you find yourself wanting to turn the heat up. I bought this book wihtout having had a chance to peruse it - it was a mistake. That potential buyers are not able to look inside this book has been done, in my opionion, for a reason. The publisher probably realized that the title and the cover picture are entirely misleading; it would seem that the author and the photographer lost sight of the book's intended purpose - to present the reader a book about traditional cottages and cabins.Instead, you have a book about modern rural architecture, replete with artsy, ridiculous photos that are too small, focused on irrelevent details, that ultimately leave you cold. I feel incredibly ripped off. What a huge waste of money. Most galling, is that the author has used many of the same photographs featured in her other books, and also photographs from a few Taunton Press books I own on cottages. With all the cottages out there, why keep recyling the same photographs?! I can't understand how this is allowed - what an insult to one's readership.

I was very disappointed with this book. The title is misleading. I anticipated it would present what cottages and cabins are - small intimate dwellings where comfort and nature are key. Instead it depicts huge homes that are sparsely decorated and only affordable for the very wealthy.

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