The elegant houses designed by Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene have come to define the Arts and Crafts movement in the United States. A seamless fusion of simplicity and sophisticated detail with meticulous attention to building materials and natural surroundings, each Greene and Greene house is a model of timeless home design. Greene & Greene: Masterworks is the first book to present the brothers' most important works, complete with color photographs. Greene & Greene surveys twenty-five masterpieces produced by the firm from the turn of the century to the twenties. Arts and Crafts expert Bruce Smith leads you through the details - entrances, art glass, lighting, staircases, wood joinery, fireplaces, and more - that illustrate the evolution of the Greenes' hallmark style. Alexander Vertikoff's photographs capture the houses' formal grace and exquisite colors. Including an insightful foreword by the Gamble House director, Edward R. Bosley, Greene & Greene celebrates the landmark architectural vision of Charles and Henry Greene.About the Author:
Bruce Smith has served as editor of American Bungalow News and associate editor of American Bungalow magazine. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Alexander Vertikoff is the cover photographer for American Bungalow and lives in Sedillo, New Mexico.
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Descripción Chronicle Books, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110811818780
Descripción Chronicle Books, 1998. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In the first decades of the 20th century, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene almost single-handedly defined the Arts and Crafts aesthetic in America as the architectural firm Greene & Greene. The only full-color survey of the firm's greatest works-including several newly restored to their original grandeur- Greene & Greene reveals the consummate artistry that ensured the brothers' place among the most brilliant of American architects. An in-depth tour of 25 magnificent homes, this book examines the creative evolution of their style. From the Gamble House in Pasadena, Californiawhose director contributes the book's forewordto lesser-known gems throughout the state, Greene & Greene is a wonderful introduction to the brothers' work, and a warm homage to the charms of this refined domestic architecture. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0811818780