By David Mathias

One hundred years in the past Charles and Henry Greene constructed a brand new and targeted architectural and ornamental type that mixed Arts & Crafts and Asian impacts with California sensibility and obsessive cognizance to element. That leading edge kind is quickly recognizable today.

"David Mathias, writer of this richly own appreciation of the Greenes…comes to Greene and Greene from the point of view of an beginner woodworker with a great aesthetic feel. via his writing we can have fun with the Greenes' homes and furniture nearly as though we have been listening to from considered one of their developers. via gorgeous and perceptive new images, the illustrated areas and furniture light up the genius of the Greenes' designs, fabric choice and craft, which has triggered such a lot of to have a good time and be seduced through their work…Being a woodworker, Mathias additionally will pay due homage to John and Peter corridor, the Swedish brothers who labored heavily with the Greenes on their most interesting homes. Mathias thoroughly grasps how with no the Halls, the Greenes could lack an important degree of the popularity that they take pleasure in this present day. fairly few writers have targeted completely on Greene and Greene, and so it's a privilege every time a skilled one reminiscent of Mr. Mathias comes alongside. Be forewarned that via this publication his seduction might develop into yours, too."

Edward R. Bosley,

James N. Gamble Director

The Gamble condo, Pasadena

School of Architecture,

University of Southern

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