Like a crack archaeologist who extracts a wealth of historical information from a minor artefact, Paul Duchscherer takes a very specific, mundane aspect of residential architecture - the bungalow door - and explains how it came to reflect the aesthetic principles and shifts in taste that influenced bungalow design in general.
A restoration consultant, Duchscherer also offers advice to current bungalow owners on evaluating and improving their own front doors. Douglas Keister's full-colour photographs focus primarily on the front door but include examples of interior and side doors, as well as close-up shots that illustrate the handsome metalwork, art glass, and joinery that were hallmarks of Arts and Crafts design.
Number Of Pages: 72
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.8 x 14.6 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.277