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

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Gibbs Smith, 2001 - Architecture - 444 pages
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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 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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Preface by Randell Makinson
The Forming Years 18681893
The Early Work A Decade in Search 18931903

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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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