Los Angeles Houses, 1920-1935 brings together house and garden plans with over 300 archival photographs of downtown residences and mountainside estates built by Hollywood celebrities and Los Angeles innovators including movie starts Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Marion Davies, David O. Selznick, Packard dealer Earle C. Anthony, Union Bank Chairman Ben R. Meyer and pioneer American Indian and Chinese art dealer Grace Nicholson.
The Los Angeles tradition of architectural innovation and unimagined luxuries private air fields, golf courses, beaches and water gardens continued with revivalist and modern residential designs evolving simultaneously. Gordon B. Kaufmann, Wallace Neff, and Roland E. Coate developed the contemporary Mediterranean villa and California adobe as Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra explored new building techniques and established Los Angeles as the center of American modernism.
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Sam Watters was educated at Yale University, the University of Marseilles, and the Royal Herbarium at Kew. He is the editor of American Gardens, 1885-1935, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest Regions (Acanthus Press, 2006). He teaches at the architecture school of the University of Southern California.Review:
In this two-volume set, Sam Watters documents a half-century of residential architecture - and a city emerging... Watters, who teaches at the University of Southern California, know his stuff... The Irving Thallberg house, Pickfair, the Joseph von Sternberg house are happily, ready for their close-ups. --Veranda
Houses of Los Angeles documents many of the great heartbreak homes magnificent architecture and gardens built to blend with extraordinary natural settings, all destroyed by developers, city governments and an assortment of tycoons. --Los Angeles Times
This beautiful double volume is an invaluable addition to the history of residential architecture in America, especially as it includes interior decorating details of the period, representative landscaping, and many fascinating architectural details. It is full of ideas for landscape designers, architects and decorators who are interested in how these imposing houses were furnished and how people once lived in them. --1stdibs.com
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