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T to the southern sector of the Mid Atlantic As a bonus it s beautifully written Of the 101 illustrations 24 are of reconstructions or fanciful restorations An additional 19 are stockposter shots ie William Although I apreciate aving the many photos of these outbuildings and drawings pulled together in this one book I was a little disappointed I was Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, hoping for a in depth orginal study It appears to be mostly a summary of the work of other scholars which is a laudable task but I find it exceedinglyard to trace the information presented back to the original sources which is what many of us would like to find and cite Also although the format is very attractive and gives the appearance on line of a large coffee table book be aware that it is actually only about 7 by 8 in sizeReal footnotes would make this volume much better and intellectually transparent Instead at the end of each chapter Scruples Two he justas a Notes and Further Reading section An Interesting read Great for preservationists Excellent topical study of Old Dependancies While it s nearly impossible to What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, have one book that covers it all this book Kitchens Smokehouse and Privies is a mustave for those who enjoy the study of Carl Hiaasen Collection historic architecture and early American lifeBravo on a book I m glad toave added to my old Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command home resource. Ir literary presence In two appendixese also considers octagonal and Explosive Acts hexagonal structures whichad special significance both doctrinal and cultural in early AmericaArchaeologists and Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, historians stillave many uestions about the design and function of outbuildings uestions that are often difficult to answer because of the ephemeral nature of these structures; they were not documented any than laundry rooms and storage units inspire rhapsodies today Olmert's book deeply grounded in scholarship eminently readable and profusely illustrated takes these buildings seriously and gives them the attention they deserve.
Author Michael Olmert won Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria his reputation writing Emmy award winning documentaries and scholarly yet readable books Copiously illustrated with almost 100 black and white photographs of survivings outbuildings Olmert s book gives an excellent overview of the various dependencies which served the large 18th century Tidewater or Chesapeake plantationouse their origins evolutions and functions The book focuses on the kitchens smokehouses laundries dairies offices icehouses and dovecotes of large estates and prosperous plantations with little discussion of the types of outbuildings found on the typical small olders farms The book s subtitle Outbuildings and the Architecture of Daily Life in the Eighteenth Century Mid Atlantic is misleading The Mid Atlantic region includes New York New Jersey Pennsylvania Delaware and Maryland However this book focused almost exclusively on the architecture of the Tidewater Virginia and Chesapeake Virginia and Maryland regions There were absolutely no photographs of the Eighteenth Century outbuildings constructed by the English and Dutch Colonists in New York and New Jersey or by the EnglishGermanic and Swiss settlers of Pennsylvania nor was there anything written about these regions As a resource for Mid Atlantic architecture this book is an enormous disa. In Kitchens Smokehouses and Privies Michael Olmert takes us into the eighteenth century backyards of colonial America He explores the many small outbuildings that can still be found at obscure rural farmsteads throughout the Tidewater and greater mid Atlantic in towns like Williamsburg and Annapolis and at elite plantations such as Mount Vernon and Monticello These structures were designed to support the performance of a single task cooking food; washing clothes; smoking meat; storing last winter's ice; or keeping milk cheese and cream fresh Privies and small offices are also addressed as is the dovecote in whic.
Ppointment and is not recommended Had the book been marketed under a different title revealing its true content Outbuildings and the Architecture of Daily Life in the Eighteenth Century Tidewater Chesapeake Regions I would ave given it a Two Reels And A Crank higher rating Unfortunately a greedy publisher attempting to appeal to a broader audience chose deception in sub titling this book If you are looking for a book on interesting outbuilding of Virginia and Maryland by all means buy this book However if you want a good book on the outbuildings of the Mid Atlantic Region this is not the book for you I picked this book up on suggestion of one of my favorite journals Gastronomica From a foodie s perspective itas invaluable Queens Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy, historical information about the laborious processes involved in food production before todays mass marketing It made me value the lessons learned from good architecture and thousands of years of trial and error I attended a lecture by the author who was very engaging The depth ofis information is great in the job of understanding the practical reasons for the structures of the colonial days This book is extremely useful for anyone interested in the above or below ground remnants of 18th and 19th century tidewater plantations The reviewer above is correct this volume is most relevan. H doves were raised for their eggs suab meat feathers and fertilizer Often these little buildings were clustered in such a way as to resemble a small village knit together by similar design details and building materials they were all constructed in weatherboards or in brick for instance or were arranged in a single file or positioned at the four corners of the yardIn this appealing book featuring nearly a undred crisp black and white photographs Olmert explains ow these well made buildings actually functioned He is riveted by the istory of outbuildings their architecture patterns of use folklore and even the.