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Lilian J. Rice: Architect of Rancho Santa Fe, California

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Lilian J. Rice: Architect of Rancho Santa Fe, California

Diane Y. Welch

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Lilian J. Rice was given the opportunity of a lifetime in 1922, when her employer—architect, Richard Requa—passed over to her his commission to design and develop Rancho Santa Fe, the master planned, high class community in Southern California. Rice went on to design and build homes for some of the nation’s most celebrated achievers, entertainers, and movie stars at Rancho Santa Fe, now renowned as one of the wealthiest zipcodes in the USA. Using classic Mediterranean style, Rice’s work has not only become interwoven with the historic fabric of Southern California’s built environment, but also represents eco-conscious design that is relevant today.This beautiful volume of 394 illustrations presents an accurate and comprehensive retelling of the life and works of this master architect. Floor plans, architectural renderings, and stunning photographs make this is a must have for any architectural library, architect, designer, and anyone interested in women’s history.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 390 color photos | Index | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764334566 | Binding: hard cover

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Biographer, author, historian, fine artist and media personality, Diane Y. Welch, a British native who resides in Solana Beach, California, is the world’s leading expert on the life and work of Rice.