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Red-Tile Style [Hardcover]

By Arrol Gellner (Author) & Douglas Keister (Author)
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A photographic survey of the Spanish Revival style and its impact on American architecture traces its origins from the colonial churches of the southwest, to its emergence as a commercial form in nineteenth-century railway stations, to its impact on the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego. 10,000 first printing.

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Virtually no other form of American architecture is as widespread or as popular as the Spanish Revival style. From bungalows and mansions to gas stations and government buildings, its influence--and its fans--can be found everywhere. Yet there has never been a single comprehensive survey of this diverse category of design.

In Red Tile Style, Arrol Gellner describes the rich history and fertile permutations of Spanish Revival architecture. Packed with more than 250 lush color photographs taken by Douglas Keister, this handsome volume ranges from the style's origins in the Spanish colonial churches of the Southwest to its emergence as a commercial form in late-nineteenth-century railroad stations to the nationwide explosion in popularity sparked by the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego. Learned, lucid, and pleasing to the eye, Red Tile Style explores the far-reaching Spanish Revival influence in today's architecture in all its variations and adaptations. For the serious student and architecture fan alike, this book is truly a landmark.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Studio
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.34" Width: 8.76" Height: 0.93"
Weight:   2.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 11, 2002
Publisher   Studio
Age  18
ISBN  0670030503  
ISBN13  9780670030507  
UPC  051488032953  

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More About Arrol Gellner & Douglas Keister

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Arrol Gellner is an architect, longtime nationally syndicated columnist, and author of three books. He maintains offices near San Francisco and in Suzhou, China. Douglas Keister is an internationally renowned photographer who has photographed, authored, and co-authored forty-one critically acclaimed books. He lives in Chico, California.

Arrol Gellner currently resides in the state of California. Arrol Gellner was born in 1948.

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2Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > 19th Century > Antebellum
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Try Expanding Your Horizons  Jan 26, 2008
This book is great....if you're interested in this style in California.

The authors almost completely glitz over the architectural contributions of buildings in Texas and Florida. For example, did they know that there is an air force base (Randolf) in Texas built in the red tile style? Apparently not.

California has a lot to offer, but this book ignores the rich and abundant examples TX & FL have 2 stars.
Charming book  Aug 30, 2007
Gellner's book captures all the charm of the 1920-1930 Spanish style homes in California. There are hundreds of pictures of this type of home--lots of mansions as well as small bungalows suitable for people of very modest means. Lots of ideas for anyone building a home or doing remodeling. I was especially struck by one "Marina District home ...(which) gives the illusion of depth and complexity despite its constricted urban site". Wish I could find an architect like that one.
FAB!!!  Apr 20, 2004
This book gives a GREAT history on these "spanish style homes" soon as the book arrived, i went thru it just studying the photos ans reading the subtitles - (i was imediately educated on the style). Then i went and started reading it from the beginning. WOAH!!!! It did a great job at explaining the history and the developement of what we just generally refer to "spanish style."
It is truley an informative book. Especially if you really like the mission/spanish look.
we are working on our new home, and it will be great to not only decorate it how we like, but also KNOW the background and reason to why we decorate it how we do.
Building a Spanish Colonial? This is the Bible.  Dec 24, 2003
In researching a Spanish Colonial retirement home for Florida, I've reviewed numerous similar books. As noted in the other reviews most books deal with the top-of-the-line mansions and hotels in this style. This book has a chapter just on examples of modest houses in this style. It has another chapter on small scale courtyard apartment projects. It has tons of the details you might want to employ to give your home the "authentic" feel. Of all the books I read, this is the one I BOUGHT!!
Buy this Book!  Apr 4, 2003
There are books out there that cover the spanish revival style, but, most tend to focus on the larger than life homes of people who can afford magnificent, large estates. Finally, a book that not only showcases the large estates out there, but, more importantly for me, the "smaller" more realistically sized homes that I could see myself living in. If you love this style of architecture as I do, buy this book, you will not be disappointed!

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