Greene & Greene: Architecture as a Fine Art/Furniture and Related Designs: Architecture as a Fine Art/Furniture and Related Designs

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Now under one cover, two classic, indispensable volumes by the foremost authority on Greene & Greene. Both volumes, Architecture and Furniture have been continuously in print for more than twenty years. All serious students of architecture must have this foundation research in their personal libraries.

Charles and Henry Greene have become legends in the Arts & Crafts genre. Their “ultimate bungalows” are the standard against which all ...

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Overview

Now under one cover, two classic, indispensable volumes by the foremost authority on Greene & Greene. Both volumes, Architecture and Furniture have been continuously in print for more than twenty years. All serious students of architecture must have this foundation research in their personal libraries.

Charles and Henry Greene have become legends in the Arts & Crafts genre. Their “ultimate bungalows” are the standard against which all other U.S. Arts & Crafts architecture is measured.

Volume I, Architecture, is a monument to the brothers Greene and their art, combining biography with descriptive analysis.

Volume II, Furniture, delves into the nature of their integrated designs, with emphasis on furniture, light fixtures, art glass, and other decorative elements.

Randell L. Makinson, Hon. AIA, has led the scholarship on the Greenes for 25 years. He is director emeritus of the Gamble House, serving as consulting curator of the Greene & Greene Library and Exhibition housed at the Hunting Library—all programs of the University of Southern California. He is the author of Greene & Greene: The Passion and the Legacy. Makinson lives in Pasadena.

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Editorial Reviews

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This book combines two earlier, and excellent, publications Makinson published in 1977. If you do not own these, or if you only own one of them, this combination is a great buy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586851057
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 11/15/2001
  • Edition description: COMBINATIO
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Randell L. Makinson, Honorary AIA, is the foremost authority on Greene and Greene, having studied and written about their work for more than forty-five years. He is Director Emeritus of The Gamble House in Pasadena. This is his sixth book on the work of the Greenes. Makinson lives in Pasadena.

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The Forming Years 1868-1893

Charles Sumner Greene was born October 12, 1868 in the small town of Brighton just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. His brother, Henry Mather Greene, was born fifteen months later on January 23, 1870.

Little is known of their early years beyond the fact that their father was a bookkeeper, that both parents were descended from distinguished New England families, and that they moved to St. Louis in 1874. In 1876, however, their father, Thomas Greene, enrolled in the Medical College of the University of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Greene took her two sons back to the Mather farm in Wynadotte, West Virginia where they lived during the four years of her husband's medical training.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface by Randell Makinson

Introduction by Reyner Banham

The Forming Years 1868-1893

The Early Work--A Decade in Search 1893-1903

A Style Emerging 1903-1907

The Ultimate Bungalows 1907-1909

Convictions in Conflict with Change 1910-1922

Selected Bibliography

Index

Acknowledgements

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