Greene & Greene: Developing a California Architecture

The Arts & Crafts Press

Many books have been written about the California architects Greene & Greene, exploring their style and masterworks such as the Gamble House and Blacker House. The heart of this book is the work of Greene & Greene in their early years, up to 1906, the development of what we call today the “Greene & Greene style,” and Pasadena’s Duncan-Irwin house where it first all came together. It is the ground upon which their later grander work would be built. Bruce Smith, a founder of The Arts & Crafts Press, is a specialist on the life and work of Charles and Henry Greene; his book on their architecture, Greene & Greene Masterworks (1998), was one of the New York Times Editor’s Choice architectural books of the year.

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