American Houses: The Architecture of Fairfax & Sammons
Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons are at the forefront of a movement among architects today who draw inspiration from the wellspring of the classical traditions in architecture. They have developed a body of work that reflects and adheres to the long-held theories of proportion and order passed down through many past generations of scholarship and practice. The firm's office also served as the headquarters for Henry Hope Reid's Classical America, the only organization offering an alternative to modernist aesthetics until the establishment of the Institute of Classical Architecture in 1992. The twenty-four projects in this volume show the firm's consistent focus on classical architectural beauty, whether the chosen style be Palladian, Tuscan, Mediterranean, Georgian, Adamesque, Neo-classical, British or Dutch Colonial, Colonial Revival, or even East Coast Shingle Style, in all of which Fairfax & Sammons are eminently proficient. The projects selected out of the firm's large body of work include country houses located in Connecticut, New York, Virginia, and Florida, including the renovation of town houses and apartments in New York City--all presented in new color photography.
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INTRODUCTION BY ADELE CHATFIELDTAYLOR
A CONNECTICUT VILLA
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Andrew Bordwin Ann Brashares Anne Fairfax arch architectural Arts and Crafts block brick building ceiling central chimneypiece Classical detail Colonial Revival cornice create dining room drawing room Durston Saylor entrance hall Ernest Newton Fairfax & Sammons family room feature fireplace flanked French doors front door furniture gallery garage Greek Revival Greek Revival townhouse Greenwich Village ground floor guest bedroom Italianate townhouse Jacob Collins Jacobethan John Guare kitchen lake landscape Lillifields limestone chimneypiece living hall living room loggia Loxleigh Marion Square master bathroom master bedroom suite moldings Oresman original overmantle owners painted Palladian paneling pedimented Peter Cummin photography by Andrew photography by Durston pool porch Poundbury previous pages remodeled Renovation to apartment Renovations and addition Residence Richard Sammons roof Sammons's sash windows side sitting room Soanian space stair hall staircase stone studio style terrace timber traditional urban vernacular walls wing York