Before I wrap up book week with one last post of my own, I thought it would be fun to hear from some of you. I asked on monday what your own favorites are, and you did not disappoint ~ delighting me with everything from luscious photographic essays of brick and mortar houses to the fictional homes of childhood tales. Some I know well, while others are revelations:
Frau S (bad hausfrau): At Home: The American Family 1750-1870, by Elizabeth D. Garrett
Patricia (pve): Terence Conran's New House Book
Meg (Pigtown*Design) ~ any book by Mary Randolph Carter!
Gaye (little augury): Bowens Court & Seven Winters, by Elizabeth Bowen, and China Court: The Hours of a Country House, by Rumer Godden
the gentleman: Gone-Away Lake and Return to Gone-Away, by Elizabeth Enright (a niece of Frank Lloyd Wright), and Het Hollandse Pronkpoppenhuis (The Magnificent Dutch Dollhouse), by Jet Pijzel-Dommisse
Stefan (Architect Design): Carolands, by Michael Middleton Dwyer, with photographs by Mick Hales
Jenny E: Castles in the Air, by Judy Corbett
home before dark: English Country Style, by Mary Gilliatt, and Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
Chris Storb (In Proportion to the Trouble): Philip Wallace's Colonial Houses, Philadelphia, Pre-Revolutionary Period (published in 1931, and reprinted 1960 by Bonana)
I think (*ahem*) my Amazon wish list has grown a bit this week.
Thank you all for contributing. And if I could, I would give you all a copy of Old Houses. But, alas, there is only one. And I am delighted to say that Chris Storb's bookshelf has expanded a bit!
(photograph of Hyde Hall, by Steve Gross and Susan Daley, from Old Houses)