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The Country Houses of David Adler

The Country Houses of David Adler

by Stephen M. Salny
     
 

The first comprehensive study of one of America's great house architects.The Country Houses of David Adler (1882-1949) discusses in depth fifteen representative houses (many with interiors by Adler's sister, the noted interior designer Frances Elkins), illustrated with fine archival photographs and newly drawn plans. In addition, the full scope of Adler's work is

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The first comprehensive study of one of America's great house architects.The Country Houses of David Adler (1882-1949) discusses in depth fifteen representative houses (many with interiors by Adler's sister, the noted interior designer Frances Elkins), illustrated with fine archival photographs and newly drawn plans. In addition, the full scope of Adler's work is documented in an illustrated catalogue raisonné.

Editorial Reviews

Edward Gunts - The [Chicago] Sun
“Because of Salny's efforts, Adler's work may be getting more national attention today than it did when he was alive. . . . Although it's primarily an architectural study, Salny's book is also valuable as social history.”
Lisa Vincenti - Shelter Chicago
“An exploration of Adler's best projects…the images in the book are black and white…[but] Salny's detailed descriptions of Adler's homes bring to each a full-depth of color.”
Susan Frazer - Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
“If more studies of this quality emerge, we [would] have a much more comprehensive view of American architecture in the early twentieth century.”
From House To Home
“Richly illustrated…unveils the broad scope of the architect's oeuvre as well as intimate looks at the characteristic features and details unique to each house.”
Booknews
This volume unveils the broad scope of architect David Adler's work as well as intimate looks at the characteristic features and details unique to each house he deigned. Salny (writer and lecturer on Adler and his sister, Frances Elkins, who designed many of the interiors) reveals how each house relates intimately with its environs, combining European grandeur with country comfort and connecting spacious interiors with spectacular garden landscapes. Illustrated with archival and contemporary b&w photographs of 17 luxurious country houses and gardens commissioned by Adler's socially prominent clients. Oversize: 9.25x12.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393730456
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 12.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen M. Salny, the author of Frances Elkins: Interior Design, lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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