Storybook Style: America's Whimsical Homes of the Twenties

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Viking Studio, 2001 - Architecture - 160 pages
4 Reviews
In the tradition of the Bungalow series, here is a marvelous celebration of the twentieth century's most delightful and whimsical architectural style

Storybook Style, the rambunctious evocation of medieval Europe in American housing, was born in the early 1920s and almost forgotten by the late 1930s. It took its inspiration from the Hollywood sets that enthralled Americans of the period and that still appeal to our jaded modern eye. Half timbered and turreted, pinnacled and portcullised, these houses owed their fanciful bravura to architects and builders with theatrical flair, fine craftsmanship, and humor. In Storybook Style, architectural information enhances the stunning color pictures by Bungalow and Painted Ladies photographer Doug Keister to impart a wealth of information and enjoyment.

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User Review  - Jamie - Goodreads

My husband brought this book home because he enjoyed the style of the homes and I too read the book and found the houses quite charming! Read full review

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User Review  - mmcarole - Overstock.com

Wonderful pictures of many Storybook homes and the fantasy they represent. Also informative on the architects that created these beautiful homes. Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
1
HOLLYWOODLAND
41
THE NEXT ACT
54
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Arrol Gellner, a residential architect, lives in Emeryville, California.

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