Book: Daniel P. Gregory «Cliff May and the Modern Ranch House»

Cliff May and the Modern Ranch House

Серия: "-"

Cliff May’s modern homes epitomize the indoor-outdoor lifestyle characteristic of the American Dream, fusing the open plan/open living philosophy with the traditional ranch house. Starting in the 1930s, the modern ranch house took the country by storm, migrating from California to Arizona, and Cliff May was the chief proponent of this style. His long, low designs managed to be both modern and traditional, celebrating a casually elegant, indoor-outdoor lifestyle, and drawing inspiration from California’s Spanish Mexican ranchos while embracing the latest technological gadgetry. With their low profile, large carports and garages, patios, and expansive horizontality, May’s modern ranch houses became synonymous with the nascent California lifestyle and were enthusiastically promoted by the popular Sunset magazine throughout the U. S. He personally designed and built more than 1, 000 homes and commercial buildings, and over 18, 000 designs are attributed to his office, including the Robert Mondavi Winery and the offices of Sunset. Complete with new color photography, Cliff May and the Modern Ranch House celebrates the best of May’s work, from his start building homes during the Depression tohow he evolved a brand of regional modernity that fulfilled the public’s desire for informal living in the 1950s and 1960s.

Издательство: "Rizzoli (RCS MediaGroup)" (2008)

ISBN: 978-0-8478-3047-3

Купить за 4791 руб в My-shop

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cliff May — For the political journalist, see Clifford May. Cliff May (1909 1989) was an architect practicing in California best known and remembered for developing the suburban Post war dream home the California Ranch House. Projects and the Ranch style… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Alvin and the Chipmunks episodes — The Chipmunks Go to the Movies redirects here. For the album of the same name that was recorded by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., see The Chipmunks Go to the Movies (album). This is a complete listing of episodes from the 1983 animated television series… …   Wikipedia

  • Ranch-style house — Ranch style houses (also American Ranch, California Ranch, Rambler or Rancher) is an American domestic architectural style (although also found in Canada, Australia and New Zealand). First built in the 1920sfact|date=September 2008, the ranch… …   Wikipedia

  • The Secret of Shadow Ranch (video game) — Infobox VG| title = Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch developer = Her Interactive publisher = DreamCatcher designer = released = July 20, 2004 genre = Adventure modes = Single player ratings = ESRB: Everyone (E) platforms = Windows media =… …   Wikipedia

  • Riders of the Purple Sage — Infobox Book | name = Riders of the Purple Sage image caption = Leisure Historical Fiction (Mass Market Paperback) author = Zane Grey cover artist = country = USA language = English genre = Western publisher = Leisure Books release date = 1912… …   Wikipedia

  • List of National Monuments of the United States — The United States has 101 protected areas known as national monuments. The President of the United States can establish a national monument by executive order, and the United States Congress can by legislation. The Antiquities Act of 1906… …   Wikipedia

  • Geology of the Grand Canyon area — The geology of the Grand Canyon area exposes one of the most complete sequences of rock anywhere, representing a period of nearly 2 billion years of the Earth s history in that part of North America. The major sedimentary rock layers exposed in… …   Wikipedia

  • Characters in The Legend of Zelda series — Contents 1 Protagonists 1.1 Link 1.2 Princess Zelda 2 Antagonists 2.1 …   Wikipedia

  • List of recurring The Simpsons characters — Contents 1 Agnes Skinner 2 Akira 3 Anastasia 4 Arnie Pye …   Wikipedia

  • List of areas in the United States National Park System — National Park Service logo. The National Park System of the United States is the collection of physical properties owned or administered by the National Park Service. This includes all areas designated National Parks and most National Monuments,… …   Wikipedia

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark — This article is about the film. For the video game, see Raiders of the Lost Ark (video game). Raiders of the Lost Ark Original theatrical release poster by Richard Amsel Directed …   Wikipedia