The American Houses of Robert A. M. Stern Aslet, Clive

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New York : Rizzoli, ?1991. 256 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm. Folio. A good copy with normal shelfware, tight binding, clean pages and free of marking. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Robert A.M. Stern is one of the country's most prolific and inventive architects. Working within a historical tradition of domestic architecture, he has created rich and evocative designs that call on the forms of the past and the values of American culture while responding to contemporary needs.

The American Houses of Robert A.M. Stern presents thirty-one of his most significant houses in the United States. This diverse group, which ranges in location from the seaside to the mountains to the city, displays the important characteristics of Stern's architecture: a sympathetic relationship to the site, a richness of plan and spatial complexity, a distinctive use of natural light, and elegant interior detail. As demonstrated by the projects presented here-- generously illustrated through color photographs, drawings, and watercolors-- the architect has created in each house a complete domestic world for his clients to inhabit. The visual presentation of the houses is accompanied by an introduction which provides an overview of the common themes in the architect's work, and a project list, which includes detailed information about each project.

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Introduction by Clive Aslet

Robert A.M. Stern is one of the country's most prolific and inventive architects. Working within a historical tradition of domestic architecture, he has created rich and evocative designs that call on the forms of the past and the values of American culture while responding to contemporary needs.

The American Houses of Robert A.M. Stern presents thirty-one of his most significant houses in the United States. This diverse group, which ranges in location from the seaside to the mountains to the city, displays the important characteristics of Stern's architecture: a sympathetic relationship to the site, a richness of plan and spatial complexity, a distinctive use of natural light, and elegant interior detail. As demonstrated by the projects presented here-- generously illustrated through color photographs, drawings, and watercolors-- the architect has created in each house a complete domestic world for his clients to inhabit. The visual presentation of the houses is accompanied by an introduction which provides an overview of the common themes in the architect's work, and a project list, which includes detailed information about each project.

Clive Aslet is deputy editor of Britain's Country Life magazine and author of The American Country House, The Last Country Houses, and Quinlan Terry: The Revival of Architecture.

Also published by Rizzoli, New York:

New York 1900
Metropolitan Architecture and Urbanism
1890-1915
Robert A. M. Stern, Gregory Gilmartin, John Montague Massengale

New York 1930
Architecture and Urbanism
Between the Two World Wars
Robert A. M. Stern, Gregory Gilmartin, Thomas Mellins

Palm Beach Houses
Photography by Roberto Schezen
Text by Shirley Johnston
Introduction by Robert A. M. Stern

American Classicist
The Architecture of Philip Trammell Shutze
Elizabeth Meredith Dowling
Preface by Henry Hope Reed
Introduction by Vincent Scully
Photography by Timothy Hursley

Richard Meier Architect
Volume 2
Preface by Richard Meier
Essays by Kenneth Frampton and Joseph Rykwert

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