New England Icons: Shaker Villages, Saltboxes, Stone Walls and Steeples

New England Icons: Shaker Villages, Saltboxes, Stone Walls and Steeples

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Connect with the original New England. We tend to think of icons as simple, graphic, stone or wooden objects without much depth or life, left overs from bygone eras. But Bruce Irving, former producer of the popular PBS show This Old House, will have none of that. In a collection of short essays, Irving taps into our collective consciousness by extolling the comforting sense of place we associate with such common and not-so-common New England sights as stone walls, village greens, lobster boats, classic ski runs, and garden cemeteries, to name but a fewa€”symbols of enduring importance that are also still full of life and character. Curl up in your favorite chair, relax, and take a tour of our common heritagea€”or take this insightful cultural guide with you as you travel New Englanda€™s highways and byways. Ita€™s sure to shed new light on the old stalwart landscape features you see every day.were not large and granda€”anyone able to commission an architect to design one would likely be more of a plutocrat than ... and New Haven, Connecticut, they were far more common in eastern Long Island, Newport, Cape Cod, and the coast of Maine. Driving home the point that this was hardly an everymana#39;s architecture, many of the most beautiful Shingle Style ... There were country clubs , yacht clubs, casinos, fishing and shooting clubs, chapels, and a few exclusive hotels as well.

Title:New England Icons: Shaker Villages, Saltboxes, Stone Walls and Steeples
Author: Bruce Irving
Publisher:The Countryman Press - 2011-09-19

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