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The Mediterranean House in America

Inspired by the Mediterranean villa, the Mediterranean house in America became the archetype for the sophisticated suburban residence in the early 20th century, especially in the Southwest and Florida.Showcasing more than 25 homes, ranging from early to contemporary interpretations of the style, author Lauren Weiss Bricker underscores the design features, use of materials such as stucco and terra cotta, colour palette, cultural associations, natural interior cooling and direct relationship to the outdoors (gardens are an important element of the style) that made the Mediterranean Revival house so popular in America. The design-driven text will appeal to do-it-yourselfers, high-end designers and their clients, and armchair travellers eager to incorporate elements of the style in their own homes, as well as providing essential historical background on the Mediterranean Revival style as it has been developed by some of the country's most celebrated architects. "The Mediterranean House in America", the first survey of this popular house style, is illustrated with more than 200 colour photographs.
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Lauren Weiss Bricker is an Associate Professor of Architecture at California State Polytechnic University's College of Environmental Design in Pomona. She lives in California, USA. Juergen Nogai is an architectural and fine-art photographer based in California, USA. He is the photographer for Abrams' Dream Palaces of Hollywood's Golden Age and.

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