Greene and Greene: Masterworks

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

Lon Schlening
Even with my own extensive research into the Greene brothers' work, I found Smith's text informative...Others will find it a good general resource, a beautifully written and photographed look at some of the greatest houses ever built.
Fine Homebuilding
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811818780
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 449,773
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet 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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