The Rustic Home

The Rustic Home

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The Rustic Home explores the mythical and romantic West through the architecture and artistry of its residents. This unique new book reveals how rugged old cabins, settler shelters, and mountain shacks have influenced and shaped modern Western architecture. Today, homes of the West reflect the passion, aesthetic, and history of the places that made the West the ultimate destination it is today: Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Teton mountains, and the Redwood forests. Kylloe's luxurious photography reveals how the West's rugged environment has influenced modern architecture with romance, lore, passion, and history. Take a visual vacation into the heart of the West to explore how homes are incorporating that romance today! The Rustic Home features homes that: Utilize on-site natural resources such as stones and recycled/reclaimed timbers Are designed to blend in with the immediate environment Are constructed to appear timeless; as though they have always been there Incorporate the most advanced technology used in homes today Are able to withstand enormous snowloads and possible earthquakes Are warm and inviting and beg to be lived in!show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 282 x 308 x 36mm | 2,218.09g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 300 colour photos
  • 1586858106
  • 9781586858100
  • 2,391,172

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The RusticHome With the publication of The Rustic Home, Ralph Kylloe continues his artistic exploration of the rustic arts movement. Rustic living is undergoing a dramatic expansion. While some traditional homes offer a few hickory rockers on their front porches, many others are boasting the addition of an Adirondack room or handcrafted furniture pieces placed alongside traditional ones. At the extreme high end are extraordinary rustic homes filled with quintessential rustic furniture. This book contains examples of each style. From small guest cabins to large homes that can sleep groups of forty, building a rustic home is a collaborative effort that starts with the vision of the homeowner. Add a talented architect and dozens of skilled engineers, carpenters, electricians, masons, painters, roofers, landscapers, interior designers and so on, and the result is nothing short of amazing. The Rustic Home explores distinguishing features created by these artisans, from flat-stacked stone walls that seem to grow out of the environment and recycled timbers that beg to be touched, to hand-hammered chandeliers and massive rock fireplaces casting warmth all around. Stunning photography masterfully reflects the warmth and artistry that are the epitome of today's rustic evolution.show more

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