Vacation cabins are ubiquitous in Norway, with roughly half the population using them on a regular basis. Through analysis of literary representations of cabins, this book demonstrates that while one tends to think of cabin culture as essentially unchanging over a long span of time, it has in fact changed dramatically over the past two centuries, and that it is an extremely rich and complex cultural phenomenon deeply imbedded in the construction of national identity.
Author: Ralph Kylloe
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2008-09-05
Genre: House & Home
Whether at camp, at the lake, in the mountains or high off in the backwoods, we all cherish our memories of summer vacations at the cabin. Maybe it was enjoying the coziness of log bunk beds, playing games with cousins and friends, diving off wooden-plank docks, fishing from the riverbank, being lulled by the rustling breeze or mesmerized by the riffling stream or slapping waves—whatever, these experiences linger in our memories. The homes and camps presented in Cabins are making new memories for today’s families. Some are contemporary homes that incorporate rustic furniture; some are traditional cabins with great rooms and high ceilings. All exude the warmth of wood railings and stone. Engaging, impassioned, and always entertaining, Kylloe has an eye for rustic detail and signature style of photography that makes this, his thirteenth design book, exquisite in every regard. These homes feature idyllic settings for family fun and entertaining, masterfully crafted rock fireplaces and sensual rustic furnishings to covet. Featuring homes across the upper United States, from New England and New York to Montana and Washington.
Author: William S. Wicks
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2011-02-08
A classic guide to building wooden structures covers everything from a simple lean-to to impressive Adirondack cabins and details location scouting and preparation, building materials, ceilings and floors, chimneys and fireplaces and everything else. Reprint.
In 1928 New York native Muriel Earley Sheppard moved with her mining engineer husband to the Toe River Valley -- an isolated pocket in North Carolina between the Blue Ridge and Iron Mountains. Sheppard began visiting her neighbors and forming friendships in remote coves and rocky clearings, and in 1935 her account of life in the mountains -- Cabins in the Laurel -- was published. The book included 128 striking photographs by the well-known Chapel Hill photographer, Bayard Wootten, a frequent visitor to the area. The early reviews of Cabins in the Laurel were overwhelmingly positive, but the mountain people -- Sheppard's friends and subjects -- initially felt that she had portrayed them as too old-fashioned, even backward. As novelist John Ehle shows in his foreword, though, fifty years have made a huge difference, and the people of the Toe River Valley have been among its most affectionate readers. This new large-format edition, which makes use of many of Wootten's original negatives, will introduce Sheppard's words and Wootten's photography to a whole new generation of readers -- in the Valley and beyond.
Author: Martin B. Hocking
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2005-09-16
Genre: Business & Economics
The issue of aircraft air quality is attracting considerable attention of late, as access to public air travel has expanded exponentially. Aircrew and passengers are increasingly concerned about operating and service decisions that could affect their health, comfort, and safety. The editor of this volume invited a wide range of experts to provide an in-depth treatment of virtually all aspects of aircraft cabin air quality. The topics are covered at a level comprehensible to all who fly as well as being of sufficient depth to be informative to decision makers concerned with purchase, design, operation, and servicing of passenger aircraft. Topics are grouped under: Control of Aircraft Cabin Air Quality; Possible Effects of Low Humidity, Decreased Outside Air Flows; and Effects of Some Aircraft Malfunctions on Cabin Air Quality. The volume concludes with Air Quality Systems for Related Enclosed Spaces, in which chapters cover air quality in buildings, ships, submarines, and spacecraft, which provide novel approaches potentially applicable to aircraft.
Author: Philip Jodidio
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Release Date: 2013
Avant de devenir une question cruciale, l'impact écologique des nouvelles constructions est longtemps resté une préoccupation secondaire. Des bâtiments mal conçus gaspillent les ressources naturelles et polluent leur environnement. A une époque où le prix de l'énergie explose et où l'environnement est de plus en plus menacé, la nécessité de concevoir une architecture soucieuse de l'efficacité énergétique est devenue primordiale. Ce livre présente les architectes, artistes et sociétés pionniers dans le domaine de la nouvelle architecture verte et s'intéresse à ses innovations esthétiques.
Contains papers presented at an October 1999 symposium held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on cabin air quality measurements, chemicals and toxicity, standards, modeling and control of cabin air quality, cabin air quality and emerging issues, and relationships between cabin environment factors and comfo
Author: Mary Taylor Brewer
Release Date: 1985
Ancestors and descendants of immigrant John Taylor (1607-1652) who settled in Northumberland County, Va. about 1648. Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), the 12th President of the United States is one of the descendants.