Storybook Style: America's Whimsical Homes of the Twenties

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Viking Studio, 2001 - Architecture - 160 pages
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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  - mdflynwriter - LibraryThing

Well designed book explains the origins of storybook style. A multitude of examples. A great idea book with great pictures. The only drawback is that there isn't a hint of how to implement these ... Read full review

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User Review  - DavidWineberg - LibraryThing

Storybook Style is an alternate history of California. It uses architecture to evidence the influences both internal (the Spanish) and external (Medieval) and of course Hollywood that together to make ... Read full review



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

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