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Information on Architecture in America, bringing to your attention professional & obscure designers, their works and their museums, and available books & audio tapes & videos & DVDs & ebooks for purchase...             Chrysler Building, New York City - finished 27 May 1930             here on Page One:
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dome architecture

and Others

First American Women Architects book by Sarah Allaback  "The First American Women Architects" [2008] by Sarah Allaback
Univ Illinois Press 9x6¼ hardcover [5/2008] for $47.00
chapters/topics include: Ruth Maxon Adams [1883-1970], Mary Almy [1883-1967], Nora Stanton Blatch Barney [1883-1971], Jennie Louise Blanchard Bethune [1856-1913], Lilian Bridgman [1866-1948], Emma F. Brunson [1887-1980], Katharine Cotheal Budd [1860-1951], Emily Helen Butterfield [1884-1958], Josephine Wright Chapman [1867-1943], Elisabeth Coit [1892-1987], Mary Jane Elizabeth Colter [1869-1958], Rose Connor [1892-1970], Mary Craig [1889-1964], Maude Darling-Parlin [1885-1979], Edna Deakin [1871-1946], Henrietta Cuttino Dozier [1872-1947], Helen Douglass French [1900-??], Margaret Goodin Fritsch [1899-1993], Ethel Madison Bailey Furman [1893-1976], Mary Nevan Gannon [1867-??], Rose Ishbel Greely [1887-1969], Marion Mahony Griffin [1871-1961], Leola Hall [1881-1930], Alice J. Hands [??], Florence Kenyon Hayden [1882-1973], Sophia Gregoria Hayden [1868-1953], Frances Evelyn Henley [c1896-1955], Margaret Hicks [1858-83], Esther Marjorie Hill [1895-1985], Emily Elizabeth Holman [in practice 1892-1915], Mary Rockwell Hook [1877-1978], Lois Lilley Howe [1864-1964], Harriet Morrison Irwin [1828-97], Alice E. Johnson [1862-1936], Anna Wagner Keichline [1889-1943], Fay Kellogg [1871-1918], Florence Hope Luscomb [1887-1985], Marion Isadore Manley [1893-1984],
Eleanor Manning [1884-1973], Elisabeth A. Martini [1886-??], Ida McCain [1884-??], Marcia Mead [1879-1967], Elise Mercur [1869-1947], Harriet J. Moody [1891-1966], Julia Morgan [1872-1957], Gertrude E. Comfort Morrow [c1892-1987], Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart, Sister of Providence (Esther Pariseau) [1823-1902], Edla Muir [1906-71], Elizabeth Kimball Nedved [1897-1969], Minerva Parker Nichols [1863-1949], Edith Mortensen Northman [1893-1956], Marion Alice Parker [1873-1935], Elizabeth Greenleaf Pattee [1893-1991], Juliet Peddle [1899-1979], Nelle Elizabeth Nichols Peters [1884-1974], Alberta Raffl Pfeiffer [1899-1994], Marjorie Pierce [1900-99], Theodate Pope [1867-1946], Ethel Brown Power [1881-1969], Eleanor Raymond [1888-1989], Lilian Jeanette Rice [1888-1938], Lutah Maria Riggs [1896-1984], Isabel Roberts [1871-1955], Anne Graham Rockfellow [1866-1954], Eliza Jacobus Newkirk Rogers [1877-1966], Ida Annah Ryan [1873-1950], Verna Cook Salomonsky [1890-1978], Gertrude Sawyer [1895-1996], Anna Pendleton Schenck [??-1915], Margaret Fulton Spencer [1882-1966], Harriet Mae Stein-mesch [1893-1979], Hazel Wood Waterman [1865-1948], Bertha Louise Yerex Whitman [1892-??], Leila Ross Wilburn [1885-1967], Emily Williams [1869-1942], and Helen Binkerd Young [1877-1959]

Armet  Davis  Newlove  Architects
Armet Davis Newlove & Googie Art fansite
1955 Johnie's Coffee Shop on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA
1959 Penguin Coffee Shop in Santa Monica, CA

modernist  Edward  Larrabee  Barnes  [1915-2004]
Edward Larrabee Barnes entry at Wikipedia

I.B.M. Building at Madison Avenue & 57th Street in New York City
the office tower at 599 Lexington Avenue in New York City
the Federal Judiciary Building in Washington, DC

Edward Larrabee Barnes: Architect   "Edward Larrabee Barnes: Architect" [1995]
by Edward Larrabee Barnes, Introduction by Peter Blake

Rizzoli Intl. 11x8½ pb [1/95] out of print/used
Rizzoli Intl. 11¼x9 hardcover [1/95] out of print/used

Welton  Becket  [1902-69]
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
entry at Wikipedia

1956 Capitol Records Building on Vine Street in Hollywood, CA
1957 master plan for Century City [Los Angeles 90067]
1958 Santa Monica [CA] Civic Auditorium
1961 {co-design} Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport [re-opened 1997]
1963 main terminal at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada
1964 ArcLight Cinerama Dome at Sunset & Vine in Hollywood, CA
1967 Los Angeles Music Center (including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion)
1969 City Hall in Pomona, CA
1971 Citizens Fidelity/P.N.C. Bank Plaza office tower in Louisville, KY
1971 Disney's Contemporary Resort in Orlando, FL
Jai Alai building in Manila, Philippines

R.W.  Boucher  &  Associates
'Architectural Sculpture' specialists of Hereford, Arizona
official website

1983 restoration of Henry Trost's 1906 E.A. Tovrea residence in Bisbee, Arizona
1987 restoration of Henry Trost's 1902 Owl's Club Building in Tucson, Arizona
1993 restoration of historic El Conquistador Water Tower in Tucson, Arizona

Daniel  Hudson  Burnham  [1846-1912]
Known for the quote: "Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men’s blood; think big.”
Daniel Burnham entry at Wikipedia

1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Ilinois
1893 Art Institute of Chicago
1896 Ellicott Square Building in Buffalo, NY
1902 Flatiron Building at 175 Fifth Avenue in New York City
1907 Union Station in Washington D.C.

Daniel H. Burnham / Visionary Architect & Planner  "Daniel H. Burnham: Visionary Architect & Planner" [2003]
by Kristen Schaffer, edited by Scott J. Tilden, photography by Paul Rocheleau

Rizzoli Intl. 12¼x10¼ hardcover [10/2003] for $95.00
Burnham of Chicago / Architect & Planner   "Burnham of Chicago: Architect & Planner" [1974]
by Thomas S. Hines

Univ Chicago Press 9x6 pb [6/79] for $25.00
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [10/74] out of print/used

William  F.  Cody  [1916-78]
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
William Cody page at Palm Springs ModCom

1947 Del Marcos Hotel Desert Oasis in Palm Springs, CA
1952 Horizon Hotel in Palm Springs, CA
1952 Perlberg Residence
1957 The Springs Restaurant
1957 Eldorado Country Club
1961 J. B. Shamel Residence
1962 Abernathy House
1964 Palm Springs residence (now a B&B run by Gregg Rappin )
1973 Palm Springs [CA] Library
1973 St. Theresa Catholic Church

Mary  Jane  Colter  [1869-1958]
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
entry at Wikipedia
worked for the Fred Harvey Company [1875-1968] from 1901 to 1958
N.P.R. special [Nov 2000]

1904 Hopi House [designed; still in operation] at Grand Canyon, Arizona
1905 Harvey House El Tovar Hotel [decorated; still in operation] at Grand Canyon, Arizona
1910 Harvey House El Ortiz Hotel [interiors; closed 1938; demolished 1943] in Lamy, New Mexico
1914 Hermit's Rest [designed; still in operation] at Grand Canyon, Arizona
1914 Lookout Studio [designed; still in operation] at Grand Canyon, Arizona
1922 Harvey House Phantom Ranch buildings [designed; still in operation] at the bottom of the Grand Canyon
1923 Harvey House El Navajo Hotel [designed; closed 1957] in Gallup, New Mexico
1929 La Posada Hotel [designed; closed 1957, reopened 1997] in Winslow, Arizona
1932 Desert View Watchtower [designed; still in operation] at Grand Canyon, Arizona
1935 Harvey House Bright Angel Lodge [designed; still in operation] at Grand Canyon, Arizona
1937 Painted Desert Inn [HH/MJC updated 1947, HH closed 1963; still in operation]
at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona

Mary Colter, Builder Upon The Red Earth  "Mary Colter: Builder Upon The Red Earth" [1981]
by Virginia L. Grattan

Grand Canyon Assn. 8¼x9¼ pb [6/2003] for $9.95

"Trading On Tradition: Mary Jane Colter and The Romantic Appeal of Harvey House Architecture"
[1996] by Claire Shepherd-Lanier
University of Arizona Journal of The Southwest magazine [Summer 1996] out of print/scarce

portrait of Mary Jane Colter, 1893  "Mary Jane Colter: The Desert View - The Story of The Chief Architect For The Fred Harvey Company" [indep 1997]
53-minute documentary film produced, written & directed by Jennifer Lee; narrated by Ellen Burstyn; credits at IMDb
DVD/Blu-ray not available • indep color VHS [1997] out of prodn/scarce
more info on the Harvey House Restaurants [1875-1968]
Mary Jane Colter bio by Arnold Berke & Alexander Vertikoff   "Mary Colter: Architect of The Southwest" [2001]
text by Arnold Berke; photographs by Alexander Vertikoff

Princeton Arch'l Press 10¼x8 pb [5/2002] for $17.47
P.A. Press 10½x8¼ hardcover [11/2001] out of print/used

modernist  Julius  Ralph  'J.R.'  Davidson  [1889-1977]
no entry at GreatBuildings.com or Wikipedia
J.R. Davidson info page at English-German Archinform website

1921 Ambassador Hotel, 3400 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA {demolished in 2005}
1927 Hi-Hat Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA
1929 Satyr Book Shop, Los Angeles, CA
1929 Shilling's Flowers, Los Angeles, CA
1938 Herbert Stothart House in Santa Monica, CA
1940 Drucker Apartments, Los Angeles, CA
1940 Sabsay House, 2351 Silver Ridge Avenue in Silver Lake (Los Angeles), CA
1940 Perino's Restaurant #1, Los Angeles, CA
1941 Buki House in Westwood (Los Angeles), CA
1941 Thomas Mann House in Pacific Palisades, CA
1945 unbuilt Case Study House #11
1946 Case Study House #1, 540 S. Barrington Avenue in West Los Angeles, CA
1947 Davidson's personal residence in West Los Angeles, CA
1947 Case Study House #15, 4755 Lasheart Drive in La Caρada, CA
1948 Case Study House #01, North Hollywood, CA
1952 Dann House, Los Angeles, CA
1960 Rabinowitz House in Bel-Air (Los Angeles), CA
apartment units in Brentwood (Los Angeles), CA
Fishman residence [restored 2004] in Brentwood (Los Angeles), CA

Alexander Jackson  Davis  [1803-1892]
Town & Davis Architects [1829-1835] at GreatBuildings
Alexander Jackson Davis entry at Wikipedia
Blandwood's A.J. Davis biography page

1833 North Carolina State Capitol
1842 Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, NY
1844 Blandwood House in Greensboro, NC

Alexander Jackson Davis / Romantic Architect  "A Romantic Architect In Antebellum North Carolina:
The Works of Alexander Jackson Davis" [2000]
by Edward T. Davis & John Lee Sanders

North Carolina Preservation pb [2/2000] out of print/used
"Alexander Jackson Davis: American Architect, 1803-1892" [1992]
from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rizzoli Intl. 11¼x8¾ pb [10/92] out of print/used
Rizzoli Intl. 11¼x9 hardcover [10/92] out of print/used

architects & designers  Charles & Ray Eames
official website • team entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's Charles & Ray Eames Page

Steven  Ehrlich of Culver City, California
Steven Ehrlich - Architects official website

DreamWorks SKG Animation Studios in Glendale, CA
Orange Coast College Art Center in Costa Mesa, CA
Sony Music West Coast headquarters in Santa Monica, CA
Biblioteca Latinamericana in San Jose, CA
Washington Area Youth Center in San Jose, CA
Shatto Recreation Center in Los Angeles, CA
Ahmadu Bello University Theater in Zaria, Nigeria
Taichung Civic Center in Taichung, Taiwan
Walter Cronkite School at A.S.U. in Tempe, Arizona

Steven Ehrlich Architects  
"Steven Ehrlich, Architects" [1998]
by Steven Ehrlich & Joseph Giovannini

Rizzoli Intl. 11x8¼ pb [11/98] out of print/used
Rizzoli Intl. 11¼x8¾ hardcover [11/98] out of print/used

Joseph  Eichler  [1900-74]
official Joseph Eichler site
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
entry at Wikipedia
Eichler Homes of Southern California (real estate specialist)
Eichler houseplans for sale

Eichler Plan 1224 house in Brentwood (Los Angeles), CA
Eichler Homes at Balboa Highlands in Granada Hills, CA

Eichler / Living   "Eichler Homes: Design for Living" [1996]
by Jerry Ditto & Lanning Stern, photography by Marvin Wax

Chronicle Books 9x11¼ hardcover [1/96] for $20.37
Eichler / Dream   "Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream" [2002]
text by Paul Adamson & Marty Arbunich; photography by Ernie Braun

Gibbs Smith Publr hardcover [11/2002] for $35.00

Craig  Ellwood  [1922-92]
GreatBuildings webpage
entry at Wikipedia
ARCspace bookpage
Yahoo Directory listing

1952 Case Study House #16, 1811 Bel Air Road in West Los Angeles, CA
1955 Case Study House #17, 9554 Hidden Valley Road in Beverly Hills, CA
1957 Case Study House #18, 1129 Miradero Road in Beverly Hills, CA

In the Spirit of the Time   "Craig Ellwood: In the Spirit of the Time - Works & Projects,
1948-1977" [2002]
by Alfonso Perez-Mendez

Gustavo Gili hardcover [11/2002] out of print/rare
Spanish edition: "Craig Ellwood con El Espiritu de La Epoca"
Gustavo Gili hardcover [9/2003] for $112.80
Craig Ellwood by Jackson  
"California Modern: The Architecture of Craig Ellwood" [2001]
by Neil Jackson

Princeton Arch'l Press 10x10 hardcover [11/2001] for $35.00
Craig Ellwood by EMcCoy   "Craig Ellwood: Architecture Vol. 9" [1997]
by Esther McCoy

Hennessey + Ingalls 9x9½ pb [5/97] for $30.60
Hennessey + Ingalls 9½x10 hardcover [5/97] out of print/used

Norman  Foster
"Norman Foster: Striving For Simplicity" []

Albert  Frey  [1903-98]
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
entry at Wikipedia
documentary film
Volume 5 interview
list of Albert Frey works
Albert Frey Page at Palm Springs ModCom

1946-47 Loewy House in Palm Springs, CA: restoration by Marmol Radziner & Assocs.
1952 Palm Springs [CA] City Hall
1955 Palm Springs [CA] Fire Station No. 1
1965 Tramway Gas Station in Palm Springs, CA

Albert Frey In Search of a Living Architecture   "In Search of a Living Architecture" [1939]
by Albert Frey

Hennessey & Ingalls 10¾x8¼ spiral bound [1/99] for $55.00
Albert Frey bio by Joseph Rosa  "Albert Frey, Architect" [1990]
by Joseph Rosa

Princeton 10¾x8 pb [12/99] for $24.50
Rizzoli 10¼x8¼ pb [8/90] out of print/used

visionary & architect R. Buckminster Fuller  [1895-1983]
R. Buckminster Fuller Page at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore
browse 'Fuller as Architect' books category at Amazon

Frank O. Gehry of Santa Monica, California
Gehry's architecture firm [founded 1963]
Gehry's technology firm [est. 9/2003]
GreatBuildings webpage
Frank Gehry entry at Wikipedia
Frank Gehry's 1989 Pritzker Prize
browse Gehry book category at Amazon

2011 New World Symphony Center [est. 1987] in Miami Beach, Florida: official website • Wikipedia

Frank Gehry Complete Works  "Frank O. Gehry: The Complete Works" [1997]
by Francesco Dal Co & Kurt W. Forster

Phaidon Press 11x10 pb [10/2003] for $32.97
Monacelli 11½x10½ hardcover [10/97] out of print/used
Frank Gehry Architect  "Frank Gehry, Architect" [2001] Edited by J. Fiona Ragheb
Guggenheim Foundation 11x9½ hardcover [7/2003] for $40.95
Harry N. Abrams 11x9½ hardcover [5/2001] out of print/used
The book is the catalog for the
2001 retrospective Gehry exhibition at New York's Guggenheim Museum
Sketches of Frank Gehry documentary  "Sketches of Frank Gehry" documentary [PBS/Sony May 2006]
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Sony widescreen color DVD [8/2006] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
Building Art Life & Work of Frank Gehry biography by Paul Goldberger  "Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry" [2015]
by Paul Goldberger

Kindle Edition from Knopf/Random House [9/2015] for $15.99
Vintage pb [DUE 11/2017] for $20.00
Knopf deckle edge 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2015] for $15.35

Charles  &  Henry  Greene
GreatBuildings webpage
Greene & Greene entry at Wikipedia
video docu "Green & Greene" from Paul Bockhorst Productions
browse books about Greene & Greene

Charles Sumner Greene [1868-1957]
Henry Mather Greene [1870-1954]

1904 Reeve House in Long Beach, CA
1907 {lumber baron Robert} Blacker House in Pasadena, CA
The Gamble House in Pasadena CA
Tichener House in Long Beach, CA

Greene & Greene Masterworks book   "Greene & Greene: Masterworks" [1998]
text by Bruce Smith; photographs by Alexander Vertikoff

Chronicle Books 11½x10 hardcover [10/98] for $28.00
G&G Fine Art   "Greene & Greene: Architecture As a Fine Art - Furniture
& Related Designs" [2001]
by Randell L. Makinson, photography by Marvin Rand

Gibbs Smith 9x9 hardcover [11/2001] for $27.17
Greene & Greene for Kids   "Greene & Greene for Kids: Art, Architecture, Activities" [2004]
by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

Gibbs Smith 10¼x9¼ hardcover [10/2004] for $12.21

Harwell H. Harris  [1903-90]
GreatBuildings webpage
Real Architecture webpage
Los Angeles Times Home Section article of August 2004

Harwell Hamilton Harris  
"Harwell Hamilton Harris" [1991]
by Lisa Germany

Univ of CA Press 11x8½ pb [9/2000] for $29.95
Hennessey + Ingalls 11¼x9 hardcover [1/91] out of print/used

Wallace Kirkman Harrison  [1895-1981]
GreatBuildings webpage
entry at Wikipedia
browse books about Wallace K. Harrison

1939 New York World's Fair - Perisphere and Trylon
1939 LaGuardia Airport in Queens, Mew York City
1950 United Nations headquarters complex in New York City
1959 Time-Life Building at Rockefeller Center, New York City
1966 Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, New York City
1969 McGraw-Hill Building at Rockefeller Center, New York City
1971 Exxon Building at Rockefeller Center, New York City

1952 Time cover of architerct Wallace Kirkman Harrison  
"Wallace K. Harrison, Architect" [1989] by Victoria Newhouse
Rizzoli Intl. pb [6/89] out of print/used
Rizzoli Intl. hardcover [6/89] out of print/used

Harold  R.  Hay & the Skytherm™ Solar Roof
historic Skytherm House [built 1973] in Atascadero, CA
Los Angeles Times / Business Section article (10 Nov 2007)

architecture writer  Thomas H. Hines
browse Thomas S. Hines books at Amazon

Thomas Jefferson  [1743-1826]
Spirit of America's Thomas Jefferson Page
browse 'Jefferson as Architect' book category at Amazon

landscape architect  Jens Jensen  [1860-1951]
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
entry at Wikipedia
Jens Jensen Legacy Project
The Clearing Folk School [est. 1935] at Ellison Bay, WI

1929 Ewing Cultural Center in Bloomington, IL

Jensen / Siftings  
"Siftings" [1939 classic] by Jen Jensen
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 pb [7/90] for $17.05
Jens Jensen bio   "Jens Jensen: Maker of Natural Parks & Gardens" [1992]
by Robert E. Grese

Johns Hopkins Univ Press 10x7 pb [4/98] for $27.95
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 10½x7½ hardcover [7/92] out of print/used

Johnson Fain of Downtown Los Angeles, CA
official website
no entry at GreatBuildings.com or Wikipedia

William H. Fain Jr., FAIA
Scott Johnson, FAIA

Philip Johnson  [1906-2005]
GreatBuildings webpage
entry at Wikipedia
recipient of the first Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1979
PBS 'American Masters' episode
Philip Johnson pages at ARCspace

historic 1949 Glass House residence in New Canaan, CT
1956 Seagram Building {with Mies van der Rohe} in New York City
1973 Boston Public Library
1980 Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA
1984 AT&T/Sony Building in Manhattan

Philip Johnson In His Own Words   "Philip Johnson: The Architect In His Own Words" [1994]
by Hilary Lewis & John O'Connor

Rizzoli Intl. hardcover [9/94] out of print/used
Architecture of Philip Johnson  "The Architecture of Philip Johnson" [2002]
by Hilary Lewis & Stephen Fox, photography by Richard Payne

Bulfinch 14x11¼ hardcover [9/2002] out of print/used

A.  Quincy  Jones
A. Quincy Jones official website
GreatBuildings webpage
entry at Wikipedia
Cory Buckner, Architect {specialist in restoring A. Quincy Jones} in Los Angeles, CA
listing of A. Quincy Jones buildings at L.A. Okay

1938 Jones House & Studio, 8661 Nash Drive in West Hollywood, CA
1948 Nordlinger House, 11492 Thurston Circle in Bel Air (Los Angeles), CA
1950 Goldenfeld House, 810 Bramble Way in West Los Angeles, CA
1950 Gross House, 860 Hanley Avenue in Wset Los Angeles, CA
1950 Kermin House, 900 Stonehill Lane in West Los Angeles, CA
1951 Campbell Hall School, 4717 Laurel Canyon Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA
1954 Emmons House, 661 Brooktree in Pacific Palisades, CA
1954 Jones & Emmons Building, 12248 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Los Angeles, CA
1955 Jones House, 1223 Tigertail Road in Bel Air (Los Angeles), CA {destroyed by fire}
1959 Biological Sciences Building at the University of California in Santa Barbara
1960 Faculty Center at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA
1963 I.B.M. Aerospace Headquarters {now a school}, 9045 Lincoln Blvd. in Westchester (Los Angeles), CA
1963 Shorecliff Tower Apartments, 535 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, CA
1964 Laguna/O'Farrel Apartments, 66 Cleary Court in San Francisco, CA
1967 Chemistry Building at the University of California in Riverside, CA
1975 Mandeville Center For The Arts at the University of California in La Jolla (San Diego), CA

A. Quincy Jones book   "A. Quincy Jones" [2002] by Cory Buckner
Phaidon Press 8½x8¼ pb [10/2007] for $19.77
Phaidon Press 8¾x8½ hardcover [6/2002] out of print/used
author's website

architects Whitney R. Smith and Edgardo Contini
seem to have worked often for or with the A. Quincy Jones firm
unbuilt 1945 Case Study House #5 by Whitney R. Smith
unbuilt 1945 Case Study House #12 by: Whitney R. Smith

E.  Fay  Jones  [1921-2004]
The World of Fay Jones [under construction]
GreatBuildings webpage
entry at Wikipedia
browse books

1980 Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel in Bella Vista, Arkansas
Pinecote Pavilion in Picayune, Mississippi

Louis I. Kahn  [1901-74]
GreatBuildings webpage
entry at Wikipedia
browse books
Louis I. Kahn Collection at University of Pennsylvania

My Architect video   "My Architect: A Son's Journey" [docu feature 2003]
Written & directed by Nathaniel Kahn; nominated for Best Documentary Oscar
New Yorker Video color DVD [2/2005] for $22.46
New Yorker Video color VHS [2/2005] for $24.95
Commotion soundtrack CD [7/2004] for $14.99
full credits from IMDb
official filmsite {requires Flash}

Ray  Kappe
Kappe+Du Architects of San Rafael & Berkeley, CA
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
entry at Wikipedia
browse books

Ray Kappe  
"Themes & Variations: House Design Vol 3 - Ray Kappe Architects/Planners [1999]
by Michael Webb

Images Publng 12¼x9¼ hardcover [1/99] out of print/used

Gordon B. Kaufmann  [1888-1949]
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
entry at Wikipedia

1928 Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA
1929 The Athenaeum at CalTech in Pasadena, CA
1934 Santa Anita Park Racetrack in Arcadia, CA
1936 Boulder/Hoover Dam near Boulder City, Nevada
1938 Florentine Gardens nightclub in Hollywood, CA
1940 Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Boulevard, in Hollywood, CA
Scripps College in Claremont, CA
Los Angeles Times headquarters in Downtown L.A.

landscape architect  Dan Kiley  [1912-2004]
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
entry at Wikipedia
browse books

1954 United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Complete Kiley   "Dan Kiley: The Complete Works of America's Master Landscape
Architect" [1999] by Dan Kiley & Jane Amidon

"probably the most important international landscape architect
of the XXth Century" per bookflap

Bulfinch 11x10¼ hardcover [5/99] for $44.20

Killingsworth,  Brady  &  Smith
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
Edward Killingsworth [1917-2004] entry at Wikipedia

1960 Triad House [C.S.H. #25}, Rue de Anne in La Jolla, CA
1963 Frank House [C.S.H. #25}, 82 Rivo Alto Canal in Naples (Long Beach), CA
1963 Case Study House #26

Pierre  Koenig  [1925-2004]
GreatBuildings webpage
entry at Wikipedia
browse books
Pierre Koenig info at U.S.C. Architecture Dept.

1958 Bailey House [C.S.H. #21], 9036 Wonderland Park Avenue in Beverly Crest (Los Angeles), CA
1959 Stahl House [C.S.H. #22], 1635 Woods Drive in Los Angeles, CA

Pierre Koenig biography by James Steele  "Pierre Koenig" [1998]
by James Steele

Phaidon Press 11½x9½ pb [3/2002] out of print/used
Phaidon Press 11¼x9&frac35 hardcover [11/98] out of print/used

Rem  Koolhaas of The Netherlands
won the Pritzker Prize in 2000
official O.M.A. website
GreatBuildings webpage
entry at Wikipedia
browse books

Dutch Embassy in Berlin
Seattle Library
Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto
Guggenheim Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada

"Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto For Manhattan" [1978]

"Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect" [2008]
Directed by Markus Heidingsfelder & Min Tesch

Morris Lapidus  [1902-2001]
official Morris Lapidus website
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
entry at Wikipedia
article in Harvard Design Magazine (Summer 2000)

1952 Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida
1953 Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida
1956 Americana Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida; renamed Sheraton Bal Harbour; imploded Nov 2007
1957 Shelbourne Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida
1959 Golden Triangle Motor Hotel in Norfolk, VA
1960 Sheraton Motor Inn in New York
1961 Richmond Motel in Richmond, VA
1962 International Inn (renamed Washington Plaza Hotel) in Washington, DC
1962 Capitol Skyline Hotel (renamed Best Western) in Washington, DC
1967 Portman Square Hotel in London, U.K.
1975 Carnival Cruise Lines Terminal Building at Dodge Island, FL
1975 International Inn in Washington, DC
1978 Lausanne Apartments in Naples, FL
1981 Grandview at Emerald Hills in Hollywood, FL
Seacoast Condos in Miami Beach, Florida

"An Architecture of Joy" autobiography [1979] by Morris Lapidus
E.A. Seemann hardcover [12/79] out of print/scarce

Too Much Is Never Enough autobiography by Morris Lapidus  "Too Much Is Never Enough: The Autobiography
of Morris Lapidus, Architect" [1996]

Rizzoli Intl. 10¼x8 hardcover [9/96] out of print/used

John  Lautner  [1911-94]
John Lautner Foundation
GreatBuildings webpage
entry at Wikipedia
books about John Lautner

1947 Desert Hot Springs Motel in Desert Hot Springs, CA
1961 octagonal Chemosphere House in the Hollywood Hills
1963 Goldstein House in Benedict Canyon (Beverly Hills, CA)

Spirit in Architecture John Lautner documentary film  
"The Spirit In Architecture: John Lautner" documentary film
[Aluminum Films June 1990]

Co-produced, co-written & directed by Bette Jane Cohen
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb
official movie site
Lautner book by Alan Hess & Alan Weintraub   "The Architecture of John Lautner" [2000]
text by Alan Hess, photography by Alan Weintraub

Universe Books 8¼x6½ pb [8/2003] for $20.97
Rizzoli 11¼x11½ hardcover [1/2000] for $52.50

movie palace specialist  S. Charles Lee  [1899-1990]
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
S. Charles Lee fanpages at Things To Do in L.A.
S. Charles Lee archive materials at U.C.L.A.
Movie Palaces Page at Magic Lantern

1925 Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA
1927 Tower Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, CA
1928 Hollywood-Western Bldg in Hollywood, CA
1929 Fox Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA
1930 Fox Theatre [restored 1994-98] in Bakersfield, CA
1931 [remodel] Max Factor Bldg. in Hollywood, CA
1931 Los Angeles Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, CA
1934 Vogue Theatre at 6675 Hollywood Blvd.
1934 State Theatre in Modesto, CA
1935 Leeds Bldg. at 6352 Hollywood Blvd.
1937 Dept. of Water & Power Bldg. in Lincoln Heights [Los Angeles], CA
1937 Bruin Theatre in Westwood [Los Angeles], CA
1938 art deco Tujunga Theatre [gone] in Tujunga, CA
1938 La Reina Theatre in Sherman Oaks [Los Angeles], CA
1939 Academy Theatre in Inglewood, CA
1939 Dept. of Water & Power Bldg. in North Hollywood [Los Angeles], CA
1939 Tower Theatre in Fresno, CA
1941 American Theatre in Newhall, CA
1944 Huntridge Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Hollywood Melrose Hotel in West Hollywood, CA
Bay Theatre in National City, CA
El Mirador Apartments on Sweetzer in West Hollywood, CA

The Show Starts On The Sidewalk  
"The Show Starts On The Sidewalk: An Architectural History
of The Movie Theatre, Starring S. Charles Lee" [1994]
by Maggie Valentine

Yale Univ Press 10x8 pb [4/96] for $26.00
Yale Univ Press hardcover [3/94] out of print/used

sculptor & landscape artist  Maya Ying Lin
entry at GreatBuildings.com • entry at Wikipedia
P.B.S. 'Makers Profiles' short videos of Maya Ying Lin

1982 Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC

Oscar-winning docufilm "Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision" [1994]
book "Boundaries" [2000]

Charles Luckman  [1909-99]
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
entry at Wikipedia

1961 Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX
1961 {co-design} Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport [re-opened 1997]
1962 C.B.S. Television City at Beverly & Fairfax in Los Angeles, CA
1964 Prudential Center in Boston, MA
1965 The Forum sports arena in Inglewood, CA
1968 (New) Madison Square Garden in New York City
1972 Wells Fargo Center in Portland, OR
1972 Macy's Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles, CA
1972 Los Angeles Convention Center {partially demolished}
1974 U.C.B. / First Interstate / Aon Center Tower in Downtown Los Angeles
1976 Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dearborn, MI
1994 Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A. in Los Angeles, CA

"Twice In A Lifetime: From Soap To Skyscrapers" [1988 memoir] by Charles Luckman
W.W. Norton hardcover [6/88] out of print/many used

Prairie School architect  George  W.  Maher  [1864-1926]
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
entry at Wikipedia
Oak Park, Illinois Maher site
browse books

Marmol Radziner & Associates of West Los Angeles [est. 1989]
Marmol Radziner & Assocs. website
solar prefab housing website

Pedro  Marquez in Santa Fe, NM
official website

ranch house specialist  Cliff May  [1909-89]
no entry at GreatBuildings.com
entry at Wikipedia
Cliff May Homes Registry, based in Irvine, CA
Cliff May Ranchos of Long Beach, CA {fansite & sales}
Stephen Meade's Tustin, CA Cliff May house restovation blog

1934 hacienda in La Jolla, CA
1936 ranch house in Point Loma, CA
1940s McDowell Street House in Las Cruces, NM
1940s hilltop home in Pacific Palisades, CA
1954 May-Choate prefab on Wright Street in Pomona, CA
Kobold House in Redlands, CA
Hotel Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur, Mexico
Robert Wagner ranch house in Los Angeles, CA

Sunset Western Ranch Houses  
"Sunset Western Ranch Houses" [original 1958]
by Sunset Magazine staff & Cliff May

Hennessey + Ingalls 10½x7¾ pb [1/99] for $20.37
Western Ranch Houses  "Western Ranch Houses by Cliff May" [1997]
Hennessey + Ingalls 10¾x8¼ pb [3/99] for $22.10
Cliff May & The Modern Ranch House  "Cliff May and The Modern Ranch House" [2008]
by Daniel P. Gregory, photographs by Joe Fletcher

Rizzoli 12x9 hardcover [3/2008] for $37.80

Thom  Mayne
Morphosis firm [est. 1972] in Santa Monica, CA
GreatBuildings webpage
entry at Wikipedia
Thom Mayne's 2005 Pritzker Prize

McKim, Mead & White of New York City
GreatBuildings webpage
entry at Wikipedia

Charles Follen McKim [1847-1909]
William Rutherford Mead [1846-1928]
Stanford White [1853-1906]
= see entry on Page 2

Pennsylvania Station in New York City
Farley Post Office across from Penn Station in New York City

McKim, Mead & White Architects  "The Architecture of McKim, Mead & White: In Photographs,
Plans & Elevations" [orig 1915; repro 1990]
Introduction by Richard Guy Wilson

Dover 12x9¾ hardcover [11/90] for $22.76
"McKim, Mead & White: Architects" [1983] by Richard Guy Wilson
Rizzoli Intl. hardcover [2/83] out of print/used
McKim, Mead & White Masterworks  "McKim, Mead & White: The Masterworks" [2003]
by Samuel G. & Elizabeth White, photographs by Jonathan Wallen

Rizzoli 13¼x11¼ hardcover [11/2003] for $47.25

John  Gaw  Meem IV  [1884-1983] of New Mexico
built 650 homes and churches and institutional buildings
no entry at GreatBuildings.com • entry at Wikipedia
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art [est. 1925] in Santa Fe, NM

1928 Fuller Lodge, 'a magnificent vertical-log structure' in Los Alamos, NM
1929 Taylor Memorial Chapel at La Foret Conference Center in Black Forest, CO
1930 Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, NM
1934 La Quinta Cultural Center in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
Los Poblanos Historic Inn [rebuilt by Meem in 1934] in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
1934 Scholes Hall at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM
1936 Colorado Springs [CO] Fine Arts Center
1936 Student Union (now Anthropology Building) at U.N.M. in Albuquerque, NM
1938 Zimmerman Library at University of New Mexico
1938 Sandia School {now Kirtland A.F.B. property} in SE Albuquerque, NM
1938 Santa Fe County Courthouse
1939 Cristo Rey Church in Santa Fe, NM
1939 Kuaua Museum & Visitor Center at the Coronado Monument near Bernalillo, NM
1950 Southern Union Gas Co. Building {restored as Flying Star Restaurant #5} in Albuquerque, NM
?? residence at 1420 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe, NM (9 bedrooms, owner-occupied 2012)

Architecture of John Gaw Meem  "Southwestern Ornamentation and Design: The Architecture of
John Gaw Meem" [1989] by Anne Taylor

Sunstone Press 11x8½ pb [8/89] for $19.94
Facing Southwest  "Facing Southwest: The Life & Houses of John Gaw Meem" [2002]
by Chris Wilson, photography by Robert Reck

W.W. Norton 10¼x9 hardcover [2/2002] for $37.80
Churches for the Southwest  "Churches For The Southwest: The Ecclesiastical Architecture of
John Gaw Meem" [2005] by Stanford Lehmberg

W.W. Norton 10¼x9 hardcover [10/2005] for $31.50

"John Gaw Meem At Acoma" [2012] > acoma & NMtravel

Richard  Meier
Richard Meier & Partners [est. 1963] of New York City & Los Angeles, CA
GreatBuildings webpage
Richard Meier entry at Wikipedia
Richard Meier pages at ARCspace
recipient of the 1998 Pritzker Architecture Prize

1978 Arp Museum
1983 Siemens Headquarters Building
1995 Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art in Spain
1995 Gagosian Gallery
1996 Museum of Television & Radio [Paley Center] in Beverly Hills, CA
1997 Getty Center Museum in Los Angeles, CA
2000 Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse in Phoenix, AZ
2002 Canon Headquarters
2009 office building at 9900 Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA

Richard Meier Architect volume 2  
Richard Meier Architect volume 3  

"Richard Meier Architect"
Volume 2: 1985-1991 [1991]
Rizzoli Intl. 10x9¾ pb [12/91] out of print/used
Rizzoli Intl. 11¾x9¼ hardcover [12/91] out of print/used
Volume 3: 1992-1998 [1999]
Rizzoli Intl. 10x9¾ pb [6/99] for $37.40
Rizzoli Intl. 10¼x9¾ hardcover [6/99] for $80.00
Volume 4: 1999-2003 [2004]
Rizzoli Intl. 10x10 pb [11/2004] for $37.40
Rizzoli Intl. 10¼x10¼ hardcover [11/2004] out of print/used

Robert  Mills  [1781-1855]

"Robert Mills: America's First Architect" [Nov 2001] by John Morrill Bryan

Julia  Morgan  [1872-1957]
GreatBuildings webpage
entry at Wikipedia
Julia Morgan bio at the Asilomar website
Julia Morgan Center For The Arts [built 1908] in Berkeley, CA
Yahoo Directory listing

MAS's index of buildings by Julia Morgan
1904 Bell Tower at Mills College in Oakland, CA
1906 rebuilding of the 1902 Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco
1910 St. John's Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, CA
1913 Asilomar Conference Grounds on Monterey Bay in Pacific Grove, CA
1914 Examiner Newspaper Building in Downtown Los Angeles, CA
1915 Y.W.C.A. in Oakland, CA
Hearst Castle [built 1919-1947] near San Simeon, CA
1925 Carrillo Street Recreation Center in Santa Barbara, CA
1926 Lobero Office Building, 924 Anacapa Street in Santa Barbara, CA
1928 Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, CA
1929 Building Y.W.C.A. (now the Riverside Art Museum) in Riverside, CA
1932 Y.W.C.A. in San Francisco's Chinatown

Julia Morgan bio by Sara Holmes Boutelle  
"Julia Morgan, Architect" [1988]
by Sara Holmes Boutelle, photography by Richard Barnes

Abbeville Press 11x10 pb [8/95] for $27.00
Abbeville Press 11¼x10½ hardcover [8/88] out of print/used
Julia Morgan YA bio by Ginger Wadsworth   "Julia Morgan, Architect of Dreams" [1990]
by Ginger Wadsworth

Lerner YA 9x6¼ hardcover [6/90] for $27.93
Julia Morgan YA bio by Cary James   "Julia Morgan, Architect" [1990] by Cary James
Chelsea House YA hardcover [4/90] for $22.95
Chelsea House YA pb [2/2002] for $5.98
Hearst Castle book by VK  "Hearst Castle: The Biography of A Country House" [2000]
by Victoria Kastner

Harry N. Abrams 12x9½ hardcover [11/2000] for $32.67

Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument official website
Spirit of America Bookstore's Wm. Randolph Hearst [1863-1951] Page

Eric Owen Moss
Eric Owen Moss - Architects [est. 1973] in Culver City, California
New Yorker Magazine 2010 article on Eric Owen Moss & the Hayden Tract {2.1MB .PDF file}

Moule & Polyzoides - Architects & Urbanists of Pasadena, California
firm [est. 1990] official website

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