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It is this book's intention to illuminate the broad brush stroke of Organic residential architecture in America throughout the panorama of twentieth-century Modernism. Organic architecture is a style wide ranging enough to defy easy definition, yet vivid enough for people to know it when they see it. It reached a high point in the mid-twentieth century, but it has roots much deeper in American culture than the European Bauhaus architectural style that combined technology, craftsmanship, and aesthetics. Despite being marginalized at times by the tastemakers and professional magazines, Organic architecture has remained a strong, deep running current in American culture and design. There are, of course, Organic office buildings (the Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, by Wright), coffee shops (Pann's in Los Angeles, California, by Armét and Davis), churches (Sea Ranch Chapel in Sea Ranch, California, by James Hubbell), as well as other building types, but for the sake of clarity and comparison the focus of this book is on residences.