Historic House Colors
Exterior Color & House Paint Consulting
For 2013 and beyond I'm no longer selling my book direct - You can order this book from Gibbs-Smith publishers.
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Oregon Home - February 2003
"I can't help but wish that neighborhood associations had the money to give a complimentary copy of this book to every homeowner who is contemplating a new paint job for his or her old house."
Chicago Herald - March 2003
"The many pictures in the book, both old and new, are wonderful. No matter what style and material your house or even if you don't own one, it's great fun to read and look through."
From Lori and design professional in Ohio
"Just wanted to tell you how much I love your book. It has been so helpful. I'll be recommending your book on a regular basis. So easy to find specific directions in your text and the pictures are really helpful and beautiful. Just a lovely work, so glad I found you and brought the book."
This email was recently received from Paul Ditzen - "Your book on bungalows arrived today. I can't put it down. Thank goodness there are people like you to help people like me."
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About the Book
Bungalow Colors: Exteriors addresses the importance of color in Arts & Crafts architecture. Drawing on the works of such architects and designers as Greene & Greene, Stickley, and Wright, this new volume outlines the history of color within the Arts & Crafts movement. The author provides practical advice for integrating historically accurate colors today. Whether restoring an older bungalow or aiming to impart an authentic flavor to a new Arts & Crafts-style home, Bungalow Colors: Exteriors focuses on "outside" solutions. Exterior walls, windows, roofs, and other architectural features, plus body, trim, accents, stucco, shingles, and clapboards are examined in detail. It's everything an Arts & Crafts enthusiast is looking for to create a visually stunning bungalow exterior. A special section entitled "Before & After" illustrates some of the marvelous transformations new colors can make on a house. A lengthy resource section will assist homeowners in finding bungalow era products. Chapters include:
Sample Pages (Click for larger image)
This is an autographed and dated copy!
10 x 10 inches, 192 pages, 140 Color & 20 Black & White photographs. Paperbound
Cost is $36 for shipping within the continental U.S., for Canada please add $5. (for other locations, please inquire by email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can directly order this book from Gibbs-Smith publishers as of 2011
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