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America’s Whimsical Homes of the 1920s
Arrol Gellner & Douglas Keister
• A celebration of America’s whimsical, Hansel-and-Gretel-inspired architecture
of the 1920s
• Comprehensive compendium of a fairy-tale style of residential architecture
• Traces a uniquely American architectural style back to a near-forgotten
Hollywood set designer
Storybook style, fairy tale, Disneyesque, Hansel and Gretel—these are
all synonyms for what is surely the most delightful residential style of the
twentieth century. With their romantic evocation of faraway lands and eras,
storybook homeswere createdby architects andbuilderswith a flair for theater,
a love of fine craftsmanship, and above all a sense of humor—attributes that
make them especially endearing to the jaded modern eye. The storybook
style was born on the backlots of Hollywood in the 1920s, where brilliant set
designers first learned to evoke the exotic architecture of medieval Europe
and the Middle East. Movie-going Americans became fascinated with these
settings, and architects andbuilderswere quick to capitalize on this enthusiasm.
The whimsical style soon spread from coast to coast, and the unforgettable
results are portrayed here.
Arrol Gellner
is a practicing architect, long-time syndicated columnist,
and author of three books on architecture. Hewrites the popular blog
Architext
.
Douglas Keister
has authored or co-authored over three dozen books on
historic architecture, including a landmark series on bungalows.
Size: 8 1/2" × 11" • 308 color and b/w images • 176 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5308-6 • hard cover • $34.99
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