Traditional American Rooms: Celebrating Style, Craftsmanship, and Historic Woodwork (Winterthur Style Sourcebook)
By Brent Hull
Take a guided tour with Brent Hull, author and millwork expert, through the stunning rooms of the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate and discover the imitable style, elegance, and character of historic American architecture.
The former residence of Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur Museum features more than 175 period rooms that showcase not only the finest American antique furniture, but an extensive range of historic millwork spanning from 1640 - 1840. Moving chronologically through the stunning Georgian and Federal periods, this guided tour focuses on 20 of Winterthur's most representative rooms and reveals the history and changing styles of millwork throughout the era.
Each room's discussion features a unique blend of color photography, a breakdown of the architectural details, and commentary on each element. A glossary of pertinent architectural terms is also included.
For designers, architects, preservationists, and homeowners, this book is the resource for bringing the classic American architectural elements of yesterday into the homes of today.
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