House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching, and Other Tales from a Newfoundland Fishing Village
Princeton Architectural Press, 9781568988078, 256pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
One of the best studies of vernacular architecture and winner of the prestigious Winterset Literary Award is now available ina paperback edition. Tilting is author Robert Mellin's personal account of the houses, outbuildings, furniture, tools, fences, docks, and way of life of a fishing village on a small island far off the Canadian coast. Part journal, part sketchbook, part oral history, Tilting is a treasure chest of a book that offers new discoveries with each reading and a reminder of the simpler aspects of life and building.
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Praise For Tilting: House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching, and Other Tales from a Newfoundland Fishing Village…
"Architecture provides the window through which the author studies the human graces of a community of people. The book is less about roof trusses and clapboard than it is about the poetry of inhabiting a particular piece of geography over centuries, spoken in the language of village architecture." —The Globe and Mail, 100 Best Books of 2003