Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books (September 13, 2016)
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)
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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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