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Homes with Character (1965)

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"Homes with Character" by Hazel Thompson Craig and Ola Day Rush. Copyright 1962, this printing 1965. With drawings by Roger H. Martin and Patricia Chandler. A midcentury home economics text, I gather from the preface that this book was geared toward students - to develop "a greater appreciation of their present homes from the family living, economic, aesthetic, and practical points of view" and to help students "set up goals for their own homes which they will eventually establish." Book includes several color plates, numerous black and white photographs, and a number of drawings. Great woodgrain pattern background on the cover.

The book is organized in nine units:

Study your family needs and consider what you want in a home
Learn how to judge values when you buy, build, or rent
Plan work and storage centers for convenience and efficiency
Learn the basic rules for using color and applying design principles
Plan your backgrounds with confidence
Become familiar with furniture styles and arrangements
Let your accessories express your individuality
Study buying guides and become a wise consumer
Reduce the cost of maintaining and improving your home

This book is in very good+ condition, with minimal wear. It is a former library copy, but the library stamps are very small and unobtrusive. a name is written on the front endpaper in colored pencil. Otherwise, book is nice and clean. Measures 9 1/4" x 7 1/4" and has 351 pages.

A word about shipping: U.S. shipping rate included in this listing is via media mail, slow but economical. If you need this book in a hurry, I can ship via Priority mail for a few dollars more. Please convo me for details.

Homes with Character (1965)


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
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