Greene & Greene: Architecture as a Fine Art & Greene & Greene: Furnityure and Related Designs - 2 Volume Set
Salt Lake City & Santa Barbara: Peregrine Smith, Inc., 1977-1979.
First Edition. Hardcover.
First Editions. Photography by Marvin Rand; Prefaces by Randell Makinson; Introduction by Reyner Banham.
A survey and analysis of the pioneering architectural work of Charles and Henry Greene in two volumes. The brothers’ projects are organized into periods and styles, focusing on their early partnership in Pasadena starting in 1894, the development of their distinctive bungalow style during the years 1903-1904, the creation of their Arts & Crafts masterworks during the period between 1907 and 1909, and their individual and cooperative works created during the teen years after Charles split off and moved his practice to Carmel. The brother’s holistic approach to design blending architecture, landscape, interiors, furnishings, and decoration is the defining characteristic of their Craftsman style. Volume I focuses on the architecture. Volume II focuses on the interiors – the furniture, glass, lighting, and accessory designs as they functioned within the brothers’ “total design” concept.
9-3/8 x 9-3/8”, brown decorated and titled white cloth, 284pp, 162pp, over 300 photographs & drawing Volume I, Volume II is also fully illustrated, including 8pp of color photographs, bibliography, index, acknowledgements.
Toning to edges of leaves and dust wrappers, clean of owner’s marks, tight, square, very good + in well-preserved dust wrapper with prices intact, in protective mylar.