New York: Abrams, 1999. Hardcover. Blue boards with gilt stamped lettering. Color-illustrated dust jacket with cream lettering. 240 pp. Color illustrations. VG/VG. Item #172725
"This volume, through magnificent color photography and engaging, informative text, celebrates one of America's most original and beautiful architectural idioms - the Shingle Style. Thirty of the nation's finest examples of Shingle architecture are strikingly portrayed here - from McKim, Mead & White's casino in Newport, Rhode Island, to Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois, to Julia Morgan's Sausalito Woman's Club in Sausalito, California." "Other prominent architects with landmark structures featured here are Bernard Maybeck, Henry Hobson Richardson, Greene & Greene, Ernest Coxhead, John Calvin Stevens, William Ralph Emerson, Charles Alonzo Rich, and Wilson Eyre. To demonstrate both the vitality and endurance of the Shingle Style, the book's final section includes houses by such contemporary architects as Joseph Esherick, Robert A.M. Stern, and Robert Venturi. Collectively, the designers whose work is featured in Shingle Styles represent an important cross-section of distinguished American architects of the last 125 years." "Shingle Styles is for architects, designers, historians, preservationists, and anyone who wishes to learn more about this remarkable and uniquely American architecture."--Jacket.
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