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The California Casa free pdf This sumptuous and comprehensive volume embraces one of the most beloved house forms, the Spanish Colonial Revival, presenting at once a lavish portrait of the style as well as the definitive statement on the subject through more than three hundred color photographs.
The Spanish style in architecture encompasses facets from a vast array of traditions, many of which are in evidence in these extraordinary houses. Elements include thickset, whitewashed stucco walls, deeply recessed doors, lushly planted courtyard gardens, intricate and colorful tile work, telescoping towers inset with Juliet balconies, elaborately traced wrought-iron window grilles, and richly appointed interiors heightened by drama in light and shadow cast by moody pendant lamps and low-burning fires. The houses featured are the very best of the type, both famous and little-known, and showcase the work of architects such as George Washington Smith, Bertram Goodhue, Wallace Neff, and Paul Williams, from the early twentieth century, to the work of contemporary practitioners, including Marc Appleton, Michael Burch Architects, and others. These homes are a fantasy for living made real in the Southern California sun.

About Douglas Woods

Douglas Woods, a Los Angeles native, is the author of "Classic Homes of Los Angeles." Melba Levick is a widely published and exhibited photographer whose work for Rizzoli appeared most recently in C"lassic Homes of Los Angeles." Brian Tichenor, a principal at Tichenor

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Author : Douglas Woods
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Data Published : 01 March 2012
ISBN : 0847838498
EAN : 9780847838493
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 360 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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