Ranch Houses: Living the California Dream

Ranch Houses: Living the California Dream

By: Weingarten, David; Howard, Lucia; Fletcher, Joe [Photographer]

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With its archetypal open plan and reverence of indoor-outdoor living, the Ranch house is at the very heart of the California dream. When we picture California Ranch houses--the low-slung, informal dwellings that engulfed suburbs after World War II--we are thinking of just one part of a phenomenon that has its roots in early-nineteenth-century ranchos, and which continues today in houses that are startling and up-to-the-minute. Examples of the type have been called ranchos, ranchers, and California ramblers. They have been styled Spanish, Japanese, and French; Monterey and International; Vernacular, Minimalist, and Modernist. From the 1797 Rancho Los Alamitos of Long Beach to such contemporary homes as the Miller Residence of Corte Madera, Ranch Houses unveils the great variety and the very finest examples of this multifaceted form. Including the work of such architectural luminaries as Cliff May, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, and Charles Moore, Ranch Houses is an essential resource for architects, home owners, and all those who aspire to the indoor/outdoor lifestyle that is the California Dream.

Title: Ranch Houses: Living the California Dream

Author: Weingarten, David; Howard, Lucia; Fletcher, Joe [Photographer]

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Rizzoli: 2009-04-07

ISBN/UPC Number: 0847831825

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780847831821

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: new

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 9780847831821

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