Explore the mythic West through its elegant & rustic architecture & decor. Kylloe is author & photographer w/ 300 color photos; 11x12 inches, 256 pgs.
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!
FROM THE INSIDE FLAP:
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ralph Kylloe received his EdD from Boston University and has taught at the university level for many years. He is a leading authority on rustic furniture and owner of the Ralph Kylloe Gallery at Lake George in New York's Adirondack Mountains. His previous books include Fishing Camps, Rustic Architecture and Design, and Cabins & Camps.