Regular followers of PostandBeamLiving.com may recall that our own “Beambabe” did a post back in February called 6 Great Photo Books for Post & Beam Homes. This is somewhat of a Part 2 to that post.
Regular PostandBeamLiving.com followers may also recall that Beambabe is co-authoring a book about post and beam / timber frame home design with her husband and me (her daughter), which Schiffer Publishing will put out in the spring of 2011. Right now, Beambabe and my other co-author are vacationing in Bermuda while I sit here writing our book. I am taking a break and my brain hurts, probably due to the heroic amounts of caffeine I’ve ingested to meet our quickly-approaching deadline.
So as I sit here with writing/caffeine-induced brain ache, I decided that today’s post should be in honor of one the most prolific authors of the extended Schiffer Publishing family: E. Ashley Rooney. Squinting at the glaring screen of my word processor willing the words to just leap out of my brain onto the screen, I enviously eye the towering stack of books on my bookshelf across the room. Each book is awesome. And each was authored by E. Ashley Rooney. This woman, whom by-the-way I have never met, puts out multiple books each year – all of which are amazing. Well worthy of a shout-out on PostandBeamLiving.com.
Although she writes on a wide range of topics, it is Rooney’s books on architecture that have given me so much inspiration at my day job designing post and beam homes for the clients at Yankee Barn Homes. I thought it would be nice if I shared four of my favorite books by E. Ashley Rooney with you. If you love looking at pretty pictures of amazing houses, you will not be disappointed with these books.
“Barn Again“. E. Ashely Rooney. 176 pages. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (April 28, 2010)
2. “Asian Influenced Architecture & Design“. E. Ashley Rooney. 144 pages. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (April 28, 2010)
3. “Shingle Style Houses: Past and Present”. E. Ashley Rooney. 255 pages. Schiffer Publishing (January 2007).
4. “Old Barns – New Homes: A Showcase of Architectural Conversions”. E. Ashley Rooney. 175 pages. Schiffer Publishing (December 4, 2004)