Arts & Crafts Houses II: Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Hill House ; C.F.A. Voysey, the Homestead ; Greene and Greene, Gamble House

By: Dunlop, Beth, Ed

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Approx 200 pp. unpaginated on glossy stock. Very close to new, no markings. One small rubbed spot on top edge of front cover. With numerous color and b&w full-page photos, the book details three mansions built in the early 1900s in the Arts & Crafts style: Hill House designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Helensburgh, Scotland; Homestead, designed by C.K.A. Voyse in Frinton-on-sea in Essex, England; and Gamble House designed by Greene and Greene in Pasadena, Calif. Includes floor plans and many drawings of architectural details. Part of Phaidon's Architecture 3 series.


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These houses are masterpieces of domestic Arts and Crafts architecture and among the best preserved examples. Hill House is a unified aesthetic conception -- combining Arts and Crafts honesty with Art Nouveau decoration and distinctly Scottish elements. The Homestead is one of Voysey's finest achievements: a private house but also one built for entertaining. The Gamble House is the enoblement of the California bungalow image, yet a building of striking intimacy. These commissions share similarities -- they were each undertaken for powerful local figures -- but also possess unique characteristics; by looking at them together, one can decipher common Arts and Crafts predilections and examine the different responses of the architects to individual circumstances.

Title: Arts & Crafts Houses II: Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Hill House ; C.F.A. Voysey, the Homestead ; Greene and Greene, Gamble House

Author Name: Dunlop, Beth, Ed

Categories: Architecture,

Edition: Ist Edition

Publisher: Boston, Phaidon Inc Ltd: 1999

ISBN Number: 0714838748

ISBN Number 13: 9780714838748

Binding: Cloth & Glossy Boards

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Seller ID: 007071

Keywords: MANSIONS. EARLY 20TH CENTURY.