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House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching, and other Tales from a Newfoundland Fishing Village
Princeton Architectural Press

By Robert Mellin


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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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Size: 7 x 9 in;
Pages: 256 pp;
150 color and 90 b/w
Format: Paperback
Publication: July 2008
ISBN: 9781568988078
ISBN10: 1568988079
Robert Mellin is an associate professor at the School of Architecture at McGill University and a registered architect. He received the 2006 Paul E. Buchanan Award for excellence in fieldwork and interpretation from the Vernacular Architecture Forum.