This spring the University of Massachusetts Press is publishing Meetinghouses of Early New England, by Peter Benes, a comprehensive study of early American vernacular architecture.The publisher’s copy says: Built primarily for public religious exercises, New England’s wood-frame meetinghouses nevertheless were closely wedded to the social and cultural fabric of the neighborhood and fulfilled multiple secular purposes for much of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
In his book "Three Books of the Potter's Art" published in 1548, Cipriano Piccolpasso writes: “To those who deem me presumptuous in publishing this secret I answer that it is better many should know a good thing than few should keep... Read Post
No, really! Please! There are too many books! So says the Atlantic’s Peter Osnos: BookStats 2011,the annual comprehensive report just released by the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group, concluded th... Read Post