This rare book by two respected architects invited homeowners of the Victorian era to eschew “white houses with green blinds” and join in the revolutionary trend towards colorful houses. In an introductory section, the authors explain clearly how to mix primary and secondary colors to achieve such popular, mellow tones of the period as olive, russet, citrine, buff, plum, and sage. The architectural drawings in the 20 beautiful color plates—each accompanied by a detailed explanation—show how color schemes work on the exteriors of specific houses. 20 color plates.
Date Published 7/3/2001
Rated By: Hmack1
Comments: Simpla & Basic Good for someone with a need for very basic color scheme for historic homes. No imagination needed. Colors are boring by our modern day standards, but give the old world look desired in the older victorian neighborhoods that despise the brighter californian look.