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From The Land

Author : Daniel Platt Gregory
ISBN : 0847840778
Genre : Architecture
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Elegant rusticity meets unpretentious luxury in the work of this award-winning architecture firm. Howard Backen, award-winning principal of the architecture firm Backen Gillam Kroeger, is at the center of a popular movement in home design that emphasizes comfort over pretension and elegant simplicity over complication that tends to serve the ego of architects. This volume, the first on his work and that of the firm, is an artful exploration of that this aesthetic, featuring farmhouses in the Napa Valley, hilltop homes, seaside retreats, and lakeside hideaways. Throughout the work, a sense of intimacy, warmth, and informality pervades. Natural materials, such as wood, stone, and brick form the foundations, walls, and ceilings of these subtly luxurious spaces, while nature itself plays a considered role that is at once complementary and also intricately conjoined with the work. Long vistas open outward toward sun-drenched valleys from the window-lined wall of a bedroom in one home, while more immediate scenes of steeply rising hillsides and hidden lakes appear from just beyond the back stoop--and the rough-hewn-board dock--of another. Sensitive, alluring, and wonderfully resonant with the suggestion of invitation, the work of Backen Gillam Kroeger is both thrilling to the eye and restorative to the soul.

From The Land The Architecture Of Backen Gillam Kroeger

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