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Get your house right : architectural elements to use & avoid

Author: Marianne Cusato; Ben Pentreath; Richard Franklin Sammons; Léon Krier; Institute of Classical Architecture.
Publisher: New York : Sterling, ©2007.
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"In this comprehensive and authoratative guide, Marianne Cusato explains why so many of today's traditional-style buildings miss the mark; describes the essential elements of a house, how they work together, and how to use them appropriately; and shows how to avoid common mistakes at every stage of the design and construction process"--Cover, p. 2.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Cusato; Ben Pentreath; Richard Franklin Sammons; Léon Krier; Institute of Classical Architecture.
ISBN: 9781402736285 1402736282 9781402791031 1402791038
OCLC Number: 163708710
Description: xiv, 257 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Why you need this book --
Nine things you need to know --
Schematic design --
The orders --
Arches and pediments --
Windows --
Exterior doors --
Entrances --
Porches, balconies, and railings --
Roofs --
Cornices and eaves --
Chimneys --
Interiors --
Materials and methods --
Putting it all together.
Responsibility: Marianne Cusato & Ben Pentreath ; with Richard Sammons & Leon Krier ; foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales ; in association with the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America.
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A guide to what makes houses look and feel right - to the eye and to the soul. It teaches us the language and grammar of classical architecture, revealing how balance, harmony, and detail contribute  Read more...

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Praise for "Get Your House Right" "[A]n important and much needed book."--Sarah Susanka, FAIA, architect and author of "The Not So Big" series and "Home by Design""""Marianne Cusato translates Read more...

 
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the how to guide to end cartoon architecture

by f.j.n. (WorldCat user published 2011-06-09) Excellent Permalink

Great book every person involved in the design capacity should take the examples too heart. We as a nation could then create buildings of beauty, not the ugly architecture of the last 60 plus years.

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