A garage is a special placenot home, not office, not rec room It may combine elements of all of these, yet it remains unique Dreams are born, housed, revived, and realized within the walls and beneath the rafters of an enthusiasts garage It is a haven from lifes broader concerns, where work is not really work, and virtually anything seems possible.Dream Garages explores this hallowed space, taking the reader into 21 motorhead havens, where automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts store and work on the objects of their passion Some of the structures are expansive, some modest some are working garages, others near spotless showcases of pristine machines and automotive art work and memorabilia Pervading all of them is a love of the motor vehicle and an appreciation for the structure that allows us to harbor and revive them.Here readers will find enthusiasts who collect, preserve, and work on sports cars, race cars, motorcycles, trucks, speed record vehicles and related machinery, and treasures Revered names like Ferrari, Corvette, Road Runner, Cobra, and Jaguar dwell in these special spaces Dream Garages is not a manual on building a great garage its a look at the ideas and passions that can make any garage great Dream Garages is the Architectural Digest for those whose veins run with gasoline....
|Publisher||:||Motorbooks First, reissue of Hardcover edition September 13, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
|File Size||:||968 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Dream Garages Reviews
The quality of the book is great with respect to its printing and binding, however there is nothing about garages in it just mainly custom cars. If you want a book that shows many fine automobiles you will be pleased but if you purchase it for garage ideas you will be let down.
This book is an ideal companion for relaxed weekend afternoons, when you need to forgot a boring week`s job.
Nicely done book. Joe B
This is a good book for anyone that's looking for to fix up their garage or shop. Very very informative.
I received this book for Christmas and was just purchasing one for a friend. Kris Palmer strikes me as a guy that would abandon a comfy couch in front of a fire to bang his knuckles on rusty bolts in a cold garage.... just because. As the front lapel indicates, this book is a perfect fit for guys that are drawn to tinker in their garages because it's a book about "us". My garage itself might not be worthy of a cover shot, but what happens in it is no different than is described in each chapter of Dream Garages. Mr Palmer's book is a wonderful insight into how other enthusiasts have grown in their own garage, turning dreams into reality. I really enjoyed reading about the fruits of their love, it's not about the vehicle they're working on or where they hang their tools, it's about the passion we share to shape our projects within the walls known as the garage. Nice job Mr Palmer!
I like this book. It is not intended to be a "how to" for designing a garage. That subject has been well covered by other titles. This is about great cars and the people who own/collect them. I find its interesting to learn how serious car people get the bug and rearrange their lives to accommodate their passion for cars. This book spans a broad array of car people - from methodical collectors with expansive storage facilities, to the gear nuts whose space reflects their own personalities. Where else are you going to see a collection of every year Ford and Mercury woody produced up to the early fifties?
Good for inspiration, some cool concepts for car collector garages, great photographs. If you're looking to build one of your own, then this is not the book to give you any practical advice. A good coffee table book - pretty but ...
Dream Garages is disappointing. The book does not really focus on garages (like Ultimate Garages by Phil Berg), but has stories around somewhat interesting car people, with their garage only as an afterthought. I have all the garage-type books, and this one is my least favorite.