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Boathouses - Adam Mornement

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Published: 6th May 2010
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The allure of the boathouse defies definition. To some they're a place to loaf about with friends on a summer's afternoon, to others they're secret bolt holes, the waterfront equivalent of a garden shed. Some people even store boats in them.

Boathouses are found in countless contexts around the world. But though disparate in form and appearance these structures built for the protection, construction and maintenance of boats are united by the natural beauty of their waterfront locations and the innovation required for their construction.

In this superbly illustrated book, Adam Mornement describes the history and evolution of some forty boathouses from around the world, from the mid-eighteenth century to the twenty-first. Following a wide-ranging introduction, his examples include ceremonial boathouses, lifeboat stations, military facilities, boathouses as mausoleums and eye catchers in the landscape, boathouses in public parks, and private writing rooms.

Some are the work of famous architects, including Robert Adam, Frank Lloyd Wright, Renzo Piano and Shigeru Ban, but most are anonymous. Each in its own way embodies the adventure, charm and romance of this visually arresting and consistently surprising building type.

About the Author

Adam Mornement is a writer specializing in contemporary architecture and architectural history. He is a former deputy editor of World Architecture, and a regular contributor to the Times Magazine and Conde Nast Traveller, among other newspapers and magazines. His books include Corrugated Iron - Building on the Frontier (Frances Lincoln, 2007) and Treehouses (Frances Lincoln, 2005). He has also written Extensions (Laurence King, 2007) and Infill : New Houses for Urban Sites (Laurence King, 2009).

A handsomely produced book, rich with generous sized photographs. Coast You don't have to own a boat to appreciate a boathouse, as this book proves. It has boathouses old and new - each a thing of beauty - which could teach human houses a trick or two, especially if tides keep rising. Grand Designs Captures the beguiling beauty of boathouses. Elle Decor

INTRODUCTION EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES Botny domik, Peter-Paul Fortress, St Petersburg, Russia Traditional South Sea Boathouses, Society Islands (French Polynesia), South Pacific Fishing Room and Boathouse, Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, England

NINETEENTH CENTURY Obersee Boathouse, Berchtesgaden National Park, Bavaria, Germany Greenway Boathouse, Devon, England The Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales Scotney Castle Boathouse, Kent, England Wray Castle Boathouse, Ambleside, Cumbria, England Haslar Gunboat Yard, Gosport, Hampshire, England Sheerness Boatstore, Kent, England Victorian Boathouse, Trevarno, Cornwall, England Duke of Portland Boathouse, Ullswater, Cumbria, England The Boathouses of Tigre, Parana Delta, Argentina Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Walmer Lifeboat Station, Kent, England Reale Societa Canottieri Cerea, Turin, Italy Lodge Park Sherbourne Estate, Gloucestershire, England Clovelly Lifeboat Station, Devon, England

TWENTIETH CENTURY Ryoanji Boathouse, Kyoto, Japan Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse, Buffalo, New York, USA Humboldt Park Boathouse, Chicago, USA Queenscliff Lifeboat Station, Victoria, Australia Noah's Boathouse, Buckinghamshire, England Oxford University Boathouses, Oxford, England Carmel College, Wallingford, Berkshire, England Maori waka and korowai, Waitangi, New Zealand Arc, shelter for Alvar Aalto's boat, Muuratsalo, Finland Northbridge Boathouse, Sydney, Australia

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY Fussach Bootshaus, Vorarlberg, Austria Lake Austin Boat Dock, Texas, USA Minneapolis Rowing Club, USA Muskoka Boathouse, Ontario, Canada Maritime Youth House, Copenhagen, Denmark Centre d'Interpretation du Canal, Pouilly-en-Auxois, France Porter Boathouse, University of Wisconsin, USA Tenby Lifeboat Station, Pembrokeshire, Wales Plinio Torno Sports Club, Lake Como, Italy Chesapeake Boathouse, Oklahoma, USA Luna Rossa Team Base, Valencia, Spain Floating Boathouse, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada Louise-Catherine, Paris, France

Bibliography

A select list of specialist boathouses builders and consultants

Contact details for boathouses to visit featured in this book

Acknowledgements

Index

ISBN: 9780711228689
ISBN-10: 071122868X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 6th May 2010
Dimensions (cm): 29.5 x 25.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.315