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Shingle styles : innovation and tradition in American architecture 1874 to 1982
Roth, Leland M.
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New York : H.N. Abrams, 1999.
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240 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
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"Produced by Norfleet Press".
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In this sumptuous book, illustrated throughout with more than 200 specially commissioned photos, noted architectural historian Roth examines 30 key Shingle Style structures in all parts of the country. 200 illustrations, 170 in full color.

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Leland M. Roth is a scholar and writer on American architecture. Since 1978, Roth has been the Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon

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Booklist Review

There are very few purely "American" genres of architecture, but the Shingle Style is certainly one of the most original of them. The style was fed by medieval and Japanese influences and was closely linked to the Aesthetic and the Arts and Crafts movements. Prominent architects, including H. H. Richardson, William Ralph Emerson, and Frank Lloyd Wright, were all influenced by the style and eventually directly contributed to its milieu. Architects and architectural movements, including postmodernism, have continued to be influenced by this style. This lavish volume begins with a well-documented history and then focuses on some of the more noteworthy examples of the style, in its original and modern manifestations. Some of the more notable buildings featured are Wright's Home and Studio, Julia Cameron's Sausalito Woman's Club, and Richardson's Watts Sherman House. For each of the 30 structures featured, there's delightful commentary and luscious photographs, highlighting the principal features of the structure and how it relates to the style. A delightful look at one of America's most creative and influential architectural styles. --Michael Spinella

Choice Review

With Roth's informative text and Morgan's truly magnificent color photography, Shingle Styles celebrates one of America's most original and beautiful architectural styles. Shingle Style originated as a vigorous and eloquent expression of the American Colonial Revival in the last quarter of the 19th century. It seemed to represent the privileged classes of a newly industrialized society, who pursued leisure activities and relaxation. It became the architectural style of those who were able to get away to the shore, to the hills, and to hotels and country clubs. Besides providing a historical introduction on the background and development of the style, the book incorporates 30 wonderful case study examples of some of the most significant examples of the American Shingle Style. A wonderful resource for a wide range of students/readers, but most interesting for architects, designers, historians, preservationists, and anyone who wishes to learn more about this remarkable and uniquely American architecture. All levels. R. P. Meden; Marymount University

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Watts Sherman House, Newport, Rhode Island Henry Hobson Richardson, 1874-76p. 40
Newport Casino, Newport, Rhode Island McKim, Mead and White, 1879-81p. 44
Kingscote Dining Room, Newport, Rhode Island McKim, Mead and White, 1880-81p. 50
Isaac Bell House, Newport, Rhode Island McKim, Mead and White, 1881-83p. 57
Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, Long Island Lamb and Rich, 1883p. 62
Stonehurst, Waltham, Massachusetts Henry Hobson Richardson, 1883-86p. 68
Naumkeag, Stockbridge, Massachusetts McKim, Mead and White, 1884-87p. 81
Charles Lang Freer House, Detroit, Michigan Wilson Eyre, 1890p. 90
Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, Vermont Robert Henderson Robertson, 1885-1902p. 94
Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California James and Merritt Reid, 1886-88p. 108
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Oak Park, Illinois Frank Lloyd Wright, 1889-1914p. 116
Fairmont Cemetery Chapel, Spokane, Washington Kirtland K. Cutter, 1890p. 120
Ernest Coxhead's House, San Francisco, California Ernest Coxhead, 1893p. 124
St. John's Church, Petaluma, California Ernest Coxhead, 1890-91p. 130
Felsted, Deer Isle, Maine William Ralph Emerson, 1896p. 134
First Unitarian Church, Berkeley, California A. C. Schweinfurth, 1898p. 140
Gignoux Cottage, Portland, Maine John Calvin Stevens, 1905-6p. 144
Grayoaks, Ross, California Bernard Maybeck, 1906p. 150
Gamble House, Pasadena, California Greene and Greene, 1908-9p. 156
"The Airplane House," Woods Hole, Massachusetts Purcell and Elmslie, 1911-12p. 166
John Galen Howard House, Berkeley, California John Galen Howard, 1912p. 172
John S. Thomas House, Berkeley, California William C. Hays, 1914p. 176
Guy Hyde Chick House, Oakland, California Bernard Maybeck, 1914p. 180
Sausalito Woman's Club, Sausalito, California Julia Morgan, 1917p. 186
Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood, Oregon William Turner, 1936-38p. 192
The Fourest, Kentwoodlands, California Joseph Esherick, 1957p. 201
Flinn House, East Hampton, New York Jaquelin Robertson, 1978-79p. 206
Lawson House, East Quogue, New York Robert A. M. Stern, 1979-81p. 212
Petrie House, Wainscott, New York Robert Venturi, 1982p. 216
Kragsyde, Swan's Island, Maine Beyor and Goodrich, after Peabody and Stearns, 1982-p. 224