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Mod Mirage

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Mod Mirage : The Midcentury Architecture of Rancho Mirage
By authors: Melissa Riche, Jim Riche
Product Code: 48758
ISBN: 978-1-4236-4875-8
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Hardback
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Next Release Date: July 2018
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Price:  $45.00


No longer overshadowed by neighboring Palm Springs, Mod Mirage reveals in photos and stories the historic homes and communities of Rancho Mirage that make up its significant midcentury heritage.


Mod Mirage documents the architecturally innovative homes and communities that were built on and adjacent to the historic Thunderbird and Tamarisk Country Clubs from 1950 to 1970, in what is now the community of Rancho Mirage, California. Some of the midcentury’s most distinguished architects, including William Cody, Donald Wexler, William Krisel, E. Stewart Williams, and William Pereira, designed many of these structures, many of which are hidden behind country club gates and not easily accessible to the public.


This is the first book to focus solely on Rancho Mirage’s rich architecture while also discussing its influential social history.


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Heirloom Houses

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Heirloom Houses : The Architecture of Wade Weissmann
By author: Steven Stolman
Product Code: 49618
ISBN: 978-1-4236-4961-8
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Hardback
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Next Release Date: June 2018
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Price:  $50.00


An architectural monograph of lyrical, bespoke homes built to last.

The houses designed by Wade Weissmann and his firm tell the stories of the homeowners. Like beautiful music, a Wade Weissmann house is composed of notes and expressions, rhythm and syncopation, moving forward in time and space toward a resolution that separates ordinary from extraordinary architecture: harmony. Known for their shingle-style homes, they also design ranch houses and equestrian estates, romantic cottages, contemporary penthouses, and lake homes.

There is nothing ordinary about a WWA house; custom wood work, architectural details, and the finest materials set these residences apart from all others. Also featured are a couple of striking commercial designs.

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The Anatomy of Treehouses

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The Anatomy of Treehouses : Stylish Hideaways and Retreats
By author: Jane Field-Lewis
Product Code: 48772
ISBN: 978-1-4236-4877-2
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $30.00


Classy and quirky treehouses from around the world.

The treehouse in its most simple and fundamental form enables us to escape from the everyday pressures of modern life and feel closer to nature. It can also be an architectural wonder, showcasing the most creative of small space design, and used for businesses from restaurants to yoga retreats and sustainable housing solutions.

This beautiful book shows how the treehouse can be many things: from simple structures in tiny backyards to modern geodesic forms strung high up above the treeline. There is something magical about treehouses—whatever your age.

There are treehouses with woodburning stoves, some with four-poster beds, some with elevated walkways obscured by the canopy of trees above. Then there are the handmade simple structures using recycled materials and the branches of the trees for both internal and external support and design.

The Anatomy of Treehouses offers both visual inspiration and stories behind the creation of these treehouses. Details on the plan, structure, materials and decoration, color palette and texture, and style notes bring the stories to life.

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The Modern A-Frame

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The Modern A-Frame
By (photographer): Ben Rahn   Introduction by: Chad Randl
Product Code: 47638
ISBN: 978-1-4236-4763-8
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $30.00


Midcentury spaces made new: A-Frame homes from rustic to ultra-modern, mountain retreats to seaside getaways.

The A-Frame home surged in popularity in the 1950s, and has captured the public’s imagination with its playfully modern, steep-sloping roofline ever since. The Modern A-Frame celebrates seventeen diverse accounts of these minimalists cabins reinvented for the twenty-first century. Nostalgic escapes, heritage homes, full-time simplicity, and artists at work categorize the A-frames whose engaging stories are shared. Whether fabricated from a 1960s kit or as a new build via retro inspiration, the variety of styles and homeowners in this photo-driven collection beautifully captures the romance of a classic structure, which beckons to travelers and homebuyers today, just as it did sixty years ago.

Perfect for the architectural enthusiast, midcentury-minded designer, or armchair traveller.

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Michigan Modern

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Michigan Modern : Design that Shaped America
By authors: Amy L Arnold, Brian D. Conway
Product Code: 44972
ISBN: 978-1-4236-4497-2
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $50.00


Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America is an impressive collection of important essays touching on all aspects of Michigan’s architecture and design heritage.

The Great Lakes State has always been known for its contributions to twentieth-century manufacturing, but it’s only beginning to receive wide attention for its contributions to Modern design and architecture. Brian D. Conway, Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Officer, and Amy L. Arnold, project manager for Michigan Modern, have curated nearly thirty essays and interviews from a number of prominent architects, academics, architectural historians, journalists, and designers, including historian Alan Hess, designers Mira Nakashima, Ruth Adler Schnee, and Todd Oldham, and architect Gunnar Birkerts, describing Michigan’s contributions to Modern design in architecture, automobiles, furniture and education.

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