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The Face of Home: A New Way to Look at the Outside of Your House

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  13 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Book by Eck, Jeremiah
Hardcover, 218 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Taunton Press (first published 2006)
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Jan 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: architecture
In this book Jeremiah Eck argues that people react to the look of the front of a house and that effects their perception of you and the interior. While I agree generally I think that Eck overstates his point and yet fails to include all the issues that influence the viewer. Eck barely mentions landscape which all of us know can elevate the most modest home to be awe inspiring. Likewise when we see a particular style of home we remember homes like it that we were in. If they were fond memories, w ...more
Oct 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: architecture
I enjoyed the pictures and the writing in this book (often it's one or the other with these types of books.) Mr. Eck has strong views on ugly houses and for the most part I agree with him. However, some of his houses I didn't find visually appealing and would fall into the near ugly/ugly category, proving that such terms are personal and saying "ban ugly houses" doesn't exactly cut it. The houses I didn't think were pretty, I'll be honest about, I didn't read much of the writing about those. Ove ...more
brian tanabe
Jan 26, 2008 rated it liked it
Yet another beautiful Taunton book, this one is a mix of Patterns of Home and Susanka. That being said, I much prefer Patterns of Home or any of the Susanka books.

Eck uses great architectural examples to illustrate his points and the homes are fresh and clear. I just finished the book thinking, "Is that it?"
Apr 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Simply the face of home giving the idea that we ,eventually can read the architecture and face of the home .What is behind beautiful and ugly means to be interperated verbally .This is what the most important lesson derived back from the principle of architecture .
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