IN HIS BESTSELLING FIRST BOOK, The Great American House, Gil Schafer explored the qualities that make a house a home - architecture, landscape, and decoration. In his eagerly awaited second book, A Place to Call Home: Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House, Schafer shows how traditional and classical principles can blend with a sense of place to create beautifully realized homes in a range of styles, all with the satisfying tensions of fancy and simple, past and present. “I am, to be sure, a classical architect,” says Schafer. “But as important as a commitment to classicism has been to me, no less meaningful is the desire to create architecture that is effectively responsive to a set of circumstances.” He brilliantly illustrates this and the power of place in his stunning new volume. In part one, Schafer shares his essential toolkit for building a house that succeeds in both craft and emotion, from how to read the landscape, to incorporating memory, to learning how to balance both fancy and simple elements. In part two, he presents seven homes in depth, including an apartment with a view of Central Park, an updated Connecticut colonial on a large farm, an Adirondacks camp on Lake Placid, and a stunning A-frame on the coast of Maine. While each is unique, all of the homes are beautifully livable, at ease on the land they occupy, in style, scale, and materials, models that readers will want to emulate in their own lives.

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Book Tour Schedule

Atlanta
September 28, 2017
1:00pm
Lecture and Book Signing at Discover ADAC & Ainsworth Noah, sponsored by Architectural Digest

New York City
October 4, 2017
6:00-8:00pm
Book Launch Party at John Rosselli Antiques

New Preston, CT
October 7, 2017
2:00-4:00pm
Book Signing and Cocktails at Privet House

Boston
October 11, 2017
10:30am
“Bibliophile Boston” Keynote Lecture and Book Signing at the Boston Design Center’s Fall Design Week
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Seattle
October 22, 2017
1:00-4:00pm
Lecture and Book Signing at The Rainier Club, sponsored by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Los Angeles
October 24, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Cocktail Party and Book Signing at Hollyhock

San Francisco
October 28, 2017
12:00pm
Designer Day Luncheon Keynote Lecture and Book Signing at the San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show

Winterthur, DE
November 10, 2017
10:00am
Keynote Lecture and Book Signing at the Delaware Antiques Show

Dallas
November 14, 2017
Private Cocktail Party and Book Signing

Houston
November 15, 2017
Lecture and Book Signing with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Palm Beach
January 4, 2018
2:00pm
Lecture and Book Signing at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach

New York City
January 18, 2018
Honorary Design Chair for The Winter Antiques Show

Lyford Cay, Bahamas
January 25-27, 2018
Lecture and Book Signing at the Lyford Cay Design Weekend

Nashville
February 1-4, 2018
Lecture and Book Signing at the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville

New York City
February 15, 2018
6:00pm
Lecture and Book Signing at the New York School of Interior Design, sponsored by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Charleston
March 16, 2018
“Intimate Talks with Design in Mind” Lecture and Book Signing at the Charleston Antiques Show

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