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California cottage style
Zimmerman, Ann.
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New York : Sterling Pub., [2003]

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144 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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"A Sterling/Chapelle Book."
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NA7561 .Z56 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This magnificent tribute brilliantly showcases the variety of styles that belong to this tradition. Splendid photographs, taken by a prominent architectural photographer, present Pioneer, Queen Anne, Spanish Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and English and Tudor revival homes. See exactly what makes cottages different from other houses and how to make the most of their beauty.

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Library Journal Review

Cottages can be defined as small homes (usually under 1000 square feet) typically inhabited by the working class and located on large lots that allow for an ample garden. These books show the variety of homes and decorating that can thus be classified as cottages. The Zimmermans, a writer and photographer husband-and-wife team whose work has appeared in a number of architecture and design books and periodicals, show the array of styles that make up California cottages, from a former ranch foreman's home that is now an inn in Sonoma, to a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Pasadena, to a number of homes in Carmel, a community known for its whimsical cottages. Each home is depicted in numerous photographs with a description of the restoration, renovation, or decorating process the current owners have undertaken to make the cottage their own. Hueston (Country Living's Guide to the Best Flea Markets) focuses on creating a cottage style-here depicted in numerous color photographs as a light and airy country look-in every room of the home, including the garden. Although not part of an official series, it is very similar in format to Kate Hearst's Country Living Country Color Combinations. Throughout, decorating tips are interspersed with descriptions of those items that are quintessentially cottage, such as quilts and beaded board walls. Hueston's book is recommended for its practical advice, but both books will suit libraries whose patrons have a continued interest in this popular decorating style. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.