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    Outside the Not So Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home (Susanka) (Paperback) By (author) Julie Moir Messervy, By (author) Sarah Susanka

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    Description"Outside the Not So Big House" offers a unified source of design advice about making the indoors and outdoors work together. Through the unique pairing of bestselling author and residential architect Sarah Susanka and landscape designer and award-winning writer Julie Moir Messervy, two highly qualified experts teach us how to think in a new way about designing our outdoor spaces - so they are in keeping with our interior ones. It gives language to design concepts that unify home and landscape. Two major concepts - make building decisions in the context of the land and make landscape decisions that draw the inside toward the outside - inspire homeowners to attune their homes and property to fit the way we live today.

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    Outside the Not So Big House
    Creating the Landscape of Home
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julie Moir Messervy, By (author) Sarah Susanka
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 254 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    ISBN 13: 9781600850202
    ISBN 10: 1600850200

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    BIC subject category V2: WMD
    Abridged Dewey: 643
    LC classification: TH
    B&T General Subject: 300
    Ingram Subject Code: DH
    Libri: I-DH
    DC22: 712.6
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HOM013000
    Thema V1.0: WKU
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    290 photos, 30 drawings
    Taunton Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Taunton Press Inc
    Publication date
    03 April 2008
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    Review quote
    There are gardening books that tell us what to plant and where. And there are architectural design books that tell us how our homes should look. But never the twain seem to meet. At least not until recently, when the two spaces -- home and garden -- wed harmoniously in the new book, "Outside the Not So Big House" by Sarah Susanka and Julie Moir Messervy.-- NINA A. KOZIOL, The Chicago TribuneThis beautiful book combines the best qualities of coffee-table attractiveness and excellent advice. It pairs Susanka - author of previous "Not So Big House" books, which emphasize the trend toward smaller homes - and noted landscape and garden designer Julie Moir Messervy. They label their landscaping concept "opening up the relationship of indoors and out," and encourage readers to make the most of each.--JUDY LOWE, Christian Science Monitor"Outside the Not So Big House" by Julie Moir Messervy and Sarah Susanka deals with landscaping, planting and hard-scaping everything from entrances to pathways, arbors, patios and streetscapes to make the most of tight spaces. Planting sketches, lush photographs and specific problem-solving advice make it a handy reference, complete with plant names and diagrams. It's a pretty coffee-table topper, too.--JOY CRAFT, Cincinnati EnquirerThe premise of this book is that home landscaping should be special to bring out the residence's best features (or hide its drawbacks). On my scale of one to 10, this outstanding new book rates a solid 10.--ROBERT J. BRUSS, Miami HeraldWith its plentiful photos and plans, this beautiful book is a useful tool for learning to look at the familiar in new ways.- JARRETT SMITH Minneapolis Star TribuneIn 'Outside the Not So Big House, ' the authors describe many ways, both large and small, of connecting a house intimately to its land.--ANNE RAVER, The New York Times"This perfect collaboration between the talented and articulate Julie Moir Messervy and Sarah Susanka proves what