Greene and Greene

Greene and Greene : The Passion and the Legacy

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Now for the first time in paperback, GREENE AND GREENE: the passion and the Legacy is a comprehensive overview of the architectural careers of Charles and Henry Greene. Randell Makinson, the foremost authority on their works, has organized their projects into recognizable periods an styles, beginning in 1984 in Pasadena, rising to their masterworks created from 1907 and 1909, and culminating in their separate but cooperative careers in the teens. It is the yin and yang that the brothers brought to each project which is cause for that undeniable sririt pervading each of their joint works says Makinson. The Greene brothers' sensual blending of architecture, landscape, furnishings, and the decorative arts creates the hallmark of their Craftsman style. Colour photography throughout the book highlights their furniture and lighting designs as well as their classic bungalow exteriors: also included are some important archival images and architectural plans.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 266.7 x 302.26 x 20.32mm | 1,474.17g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 150 colour photographs, 50 b&w photographs
  • 158685187X
  • 9781586851873
  • 1,837,786

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Culminating twenty years of new research on California's most famous architects of the Craftsman style. This comprehensive overview of the architectural careers of Charles and Henry Greene culminates twenty years of new research by Randell Makinson, the foremost authority on their works. Greene and Greene and California's most famous architects of the Craftsman style. Their projects here are organized into recognizable periods and styles, beginning in 1894 in Pasadena, rising to their masterworks created from 1907 to 1909, and culminating in their separate but cooperative careers in the teens, with Charles practicing in Carmel and Henry remaining in Pasadena. "It is the yin and yang that the brothers brought to each project which is cause for that undeniable spirit pervading each of their joint works," says Makinson. The Greene brothers' sensual blending of architecture, landscape, interiors, furnishings, and the decorative arts is the hallmark of their Craftsman style. Color photography throughout highlights their furniture and lighting designs as well as their classic bungalow exteriors. Also included are some important archival images and plans.show more

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