Greene & Greene: The Blacker House, 1st Ed., HC, Arts and Crafts Design Archiv..
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Greene & Greene: The Blacker House ISBN: 0879059494 Author: Heinz, Thomas A.; Makinson, Randell; Pitt, Brad Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher Release Date: Seller Category: ARCHITECTS Qty Available: 1 Condition: Used: Excellent Sku: 01625 Notes: Very Good 11" x 12 1/4" 4to in rich green cloth over boards, bright gilt lettering to cover and spine, light bumping and shelf wear to tips and top and bottom of spine, light foxing to half-title and title page, else clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Very Good pictorial dustjacket featuring images of the exterior and interior of the Greene & Greene Blacker House to front and back covers, white lettering to cover and spine, some light rubbing, slight bend crease at top edge, foxing to interior fold, else clean, intact, not chipped, torn or price-clipped, and protected by a paper-backed Brodart sleeve. Stated First Edition. (xii) 132 pp. replete with full-color and black-and-white imagery of the interior including fixtures, lighting, and furniture, the exterior, floor plan, drawings, maps, blueprints, restoration in progress, archival photographs, and the photography of admirer Brad Pitt. Also includes a Preface, Introduction, Acknowledgements, Restoration Team, Illustration Credits, and eight chapters: Pasadena, The Construction of a Landmark, The Greene & Greene Design, The Decorative Arts, The Furniture, Through the Lens of Brad Pitt, The Dissipation of a Landmark, and The Restoration. The Blacker House is one of the most celebrated examples of the genius architectural design of brothers Henry and Charles Greene, built in 1907 for Robert Roe and Nellie Canfield Blacker in Pasadena, California. Everything for the house was custom designed, down to the teak escutcheon plates of the upstairs mahogany panel doors to the linen closets with their ebony cloud adorned keys. The house was famously sold to an antique dealer in 1985 who disassembled parts of the house and sold them on the art market, much to the chagrin of fans of the landmark building and of its designers. This book represents the first full documentation of the house following its extensive five-year restoration. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.