Tilting: House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching, and Other Tales from a Newfoundland Fishing Village

By: Mellin, Robert

Price: $48.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Ex-library book with usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text is clean. Pen & ink illustrations, nice copy. 243 pages. Many illustrations and photos in color and b&w. Plus, it's very pretty.


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There is an almost elemental appeal in the rural fishing villages of Nova Scotia, Maine, and Newfoundland. Their intimate connection to nature, to the land, water, and (often harsh) weather; their reliance on ingenuity, on-hand materials, and craftsmanship; and their values of thrift and endurance serve as inspiration and as touchstones for those of us caught up in the hubbub of modern life.

Tilting, Newfoundland is a celebration of all these virtues and an eclectic documentation of the buildings, landscape, and lifestyle of this remote community on a small island far off the Canadian coast. Through photographs, firsthand historical anecdotes, and delicate pencil drawings, author Robert Mellin presents a personal account of Tilting's houses, outbuildings, furniture, tools, fences, and docks, and, in the process, the way of life of Tilting. Mellin describes how houses are built for mobility and then "launched," or moved; how houses are detailed and constructed; how cabbage houses are built out of overturned boats; and the difference between picket, paling, and riddle fences-with diagrams in case you want to build your own.

Part journal, part sketchbook, part oral history, Tilting, Newfoundland 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.

Title: Tilting: House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching, and Other Tales from a Newfoundland Fishing Village

Author: Mellin, Robert

Categories: Architecture,

Edition: Ex Libris, 2nd. Ed.

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Princeton Architectural Press: 2003

ISBN Number: 1568983832

ISBN Number 13: 9781568983837

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 137286

Keywords: ARCHITECTURE DOMESTIC CANADA SOCIAL LIFE,