Latest Book named Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist
We are pleased to announce that Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age has been recognized as a finalist in the 17th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards in the category of Architecture. Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd. In the next three months, a panel of more than 100 volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in 63 categories based on their experience with readers and patrons. Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age is the result of a seed of an idea that formed in Brent’s mind in the early 1990’s as he studied historic preservation at the North Bennett Street School in Boston. Hailed as an “Education in Craftsmanship” it was quickly apparent to Brent that the ideas and skills he was learning at NBSS were skills found in the art of fine building; an art that somehow had been lost. As Brent continued his career in building and construction, he wrestled with what had happened to homebuilding, craft and design. This book holds the answers and is the result of that struggle. “After 17 years, our awards program has become synonymous with quality because our editors set such a high bar on the finalist round, which makes it especially tough for the judges who select the winners,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “In every genre, our judges will find an interesting, high-quality selection of books culled from this year’s entries.” Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco on Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at the Pop Top Stage in the exhibit hall. Brent Hull, owner and president of Hull Historical, is a nationally recognized authority on historic design, architecturally correct moldings, and millwork. Trained in the art of museum quality preservation at the prestigious North Bennett Street School in Boston, Brent is the exclusive licensee for the architectural interiors of the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in Wilmington, Delaware. He has designed two lines of award-winning moldings and is a popular speaker and presenter. Brent is also the author of two books, Traditional American Rooms celebrating style, craftsmanship, and historic woodwork with a foreword by Barbra Streisand and Historic Millwork, a guide to restoring and recreating doors, windows, and moldings from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. He is the recipient of four John Staub Awards for classical architecture in craftsmanship and historic restoration.