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Garage : reinventing the place we park
Obolensky, Kira.
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Publication Information:
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
202 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ch. 1. In the garage -- ch. 2. Shops & studios -- ch. 3. Garage ventures -- ch. 4. Garage leisure -- ch. 5. Living in the garage -- ch. 6. Parking in the garage.
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Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
NA8348 .O26 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Anyone who thinks the garage is simply a place to park the car will never think that again after a look at this book. Garage takes a look at the last, undiscovered frontier of home design... the most versatile room not in the house. The book explores many uses for this ubiquitous space -- from studio, library, and museum to soundstage, playroom, and greenhouse. Garage takes this space seriously, after all.
-- Includes more than 200 color photographs of over 50 garages.
-- Shows how to create a garage "room" that meets one's needs for efficiency and style.
-- Provides options for using existing space and floor plans for new structures.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

These two books are fine additions to the literature of architecture and building from Taunton Press, best known for the magazines Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding. In an introduction and six chapters, Obolensky, who collaborated with Sarah Susanka on The Not So Large House, presents 52 garages, from basic to elaborate. Various styles and purposes are illustrated, including workshops, hobby shops, living spaces, and parking spaces. The extraordinary photography that accompanies the precise text brings the glory of the "Garage Mahal" to life. The result is whimsical in tone yet serious in design and execution detail. Architect Mulfinger and writer/editor Davis accomplish much the same for the cabin. In four chapters "Rustic," "Transformed," "Traditional," and "Modern" they present 36 cabins from across the United States. In addition to exterior and interior photographs, colored renderings of site plans are included where needed. The authors also emphasize the importance of mood and environment. While this book is a bit more serious than Garage, the joy in the discovery of great design operates strongly here as well. These extraordinarily well-produced books are enthusiastically recommended, particularly in communities strong in second-home construction. Alex Hartmann, Williamsport, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 2
Chapter 1 In the Garagep. 6
Chapter 2 Shops & Studiosp. 32
Chapter 3 Garage Venturesp. 66
Chapter 4 Garage Leisurep. 94
Chapter 5 Living in the Garagep. 120
Chapter 6 Parking in the Garagep. 172
Creditsp. 200