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The house with sixteen handmade doors : a tale of architectural choice and craftsmanship

Author: Henry Petroski; Catherine Petroski
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"When Henry Petroski and his wife Catherine bought a charming but modest six-decades-old island retreat in coastal Maine, Petroski couldn't help but admire its unusual construction. An eminent expert on engineering, history, and design, he began wondering about the place's origins and evolution: who built it, and how? What needs, materials, technologies, historical developments, and laws shaped it? How had it fared  Read more...
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Named Person: Robert Edgar Phinney; Henry Petroski; Catherine Petroski; Catherine Petroski; Henry Petroski
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Petroski; Catherine Petroski
ISBN: 9780393242041 0393242048
OCLC Number: 871219743
Description: xii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Henry Petroski ; with photographs by Catherine Petroski.

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An architectural whodunit that unlocks the secrets of a hand-built home.  Read more...

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"Petroski's prose... will make satisfying reading for architects and carpenters of the professional, amateur, and armchair varieties." "A narrative tour-de-force." -- David Esterly "A very close Read more...

 
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