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- the Houses of Purcell and Elmslie.
- An Archetype Press book.

''The houses of William Gray Purcell and
George Grant Elmslie built mainly in the
Midwest and Northeast are the embodiment
of the early 20th century marriage of
fine craftsmanship and modern technology.
Masterpieces of the Prairie Style, each
home was designed with the
groundbreaking idea that comfort and
utility could harmonize with grace and
style. Characterized by open plans and
site-specific designs, Purcell and Elmslie
residences are tied to the land by local
materials and low, spreading forms.
Their signature use of nature-based
ornament and brilliant color further
distinguished them from their
contemporaries, Frank Lloyd Wright's
houses among them. In 24 residential
profiles and gorgeous new photographs,
Prairie Style expert Dixie Legler and
photographer Christian Korab vividly
bring to life the pair's enduring
dedication to simple elegance and honest.''

Includes bibliographical references
and index. Subjects: Purcell, William Gray
(1880-1965) --Criticism and interpretation
--Elmslie, George Grant (1871-1952)
--Architecture, Domestic --Middle West
--Architecture --History --20th century
--Prairie school (Architecture).

By Dixie Leger, Christian Korab.
Published by Chronicle Books. 2006.
San Francisco. USA. First Edition.
Large Hardback in dustjacket. 192 pages.
Illustrated in colour.
The book is in overall excellent condition.

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