I am pleased to announce that this spring and summer I have been on assignment traveling across Maine for Tilbury House Publishers for their upcoming 2014 book, Maine Coastal Cottages. Stay tuned in the weeks ahead for updates from the field. As Tilbury House explains:
Between the Civil War and World War I, each year the Maine coast attracted thousands of summer tourists to experience its natural beauty, recreational advantages, and social life. By the 1880s some of the more affluent visitors opted to build their own cottages, employing such noted architects as John Calvin Stevens of Portland, Fred Savage of Bar Harbor, and Chapman & Fraser of Boston. While many of these summer homes exemplified the popular Shingle Style, others reflected the picturesque Queen Anne and Tudor Revival tastes.
From 1885 to 1905, the Scientific American Building Monthly published pictures, floor plans, and descriptions of hundreds of stylish American homes to provide inspiration and information to architects, builders, and clients. Among these many designs are fifty in Maine, many of them Shingle Style summer cottages. Maine Coastal Cottages presents these fifty homes to a contemporary audience through reproducing the magazine’s photographic illustrations, floor plans, and descriptions, coupling them with recent photographs by David Clough. Historical and architectural commentary is provided by Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., and Architect Christopher Glass. A Spring 2014 publication date is anticipated by Tilbury House, Publishers.
For more information, please contact Tilbury House, Publishers at 800-582-1899.