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Weekend Retreats Hardcover – Import, 7 April 2009
"[You] might just be curious to see what constitutes the weekend dream retreats of people who are not investment bankers, but rather designers, decorators, writers, artists, with informal but creative, park your- bicycle-in-the-drawing-room, tastes." ~Quest Magazine
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- Publisher : Rizzoli (7 April 2009)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 216 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0847832007
- ISBN-13 : 978-0847832002
- Item Weight : 1 kg 250 g
- Dimensions : 23.85 x 3.02 x 23.57 cm
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Another problem with this book is the contradiction between the text and the photo captions. I found several instances where one thing is said in the text and another thing is said in the photo caption. An example of that would be p. 165 the author says "...like the 1820s goatskin surveyor's box belonging to a Texan grandfather who was a U.S. congressman" and then the photo caption on p. 169 says "The cowhide box belonged to her great-great-great-grandfather, an early congressman...." Is it goatskin or cowhide? I know it's a small difference but I was able to point out numerous instances where the text and the photo caption didn't match, so I found that frustrating.
One other issue, and I know it's sort of nit-piking, is the spelling errors in the photo captions. There were some grammatical errors, but mostly there were spelling errors. I'm wondering if this was a formatting issue but it should have been caught and fixed before going to print.
1. "The Empire chest was givento Gladstone...."
2. "Not only was it more economical butthe outcome is the epitome....
3. "In Foley's bedroom an 1820s mahogany sleigh bed is flanked by a tree-trunk table decorated withquince branches...."
4. "The family built the stone fireplace and barbecue grill to harmonize with thestone buildings...."
I'm not going to list them all but there were enough to make me take notice and certainly enough to complain about.
I know it doesn't sound like it but I really did enjoy this book. I don't think I would necessarily use this as inspiration for my own retreat but I think it's much more than a coffee table book.