THE SPANISH STYLE HOUSE: FROM ENCHANTED ANDALUSIA TO THE CALIFORNIA DREAM - PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY SIGNED BY MELBA LEVICK AND RUBEN G. MENDOZA!
(LEVICK, MELBA). Mendoza, Ruben G. Photographs by Melba Levick. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2021. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Architecture Monograph. As New/As New. 978-0-8478-6516-1PLEASE NOTE: Ms. Levick and Mr. Mendoza will participate in what is sure to be an engaging online Zoom presentation for The Ruskin Art Club on Thursday, April 8th at 5:00 PM PST in conjunction with the publication of "The Spanish Style House". Copies of the book will be signed by both authors especially for Arcana that week, and begin shipping Tuesday, April 13th.256 pp, 225 color illustrations. The great appeal of Spanish Style homes lies in their aura of romance, magic, and wondrous sense of history. The comfortable and engaging proportions, interior courtyards, elaborately tiled fountains, and the play of light and shadow, promote a storied atmosphere. "The Spanish Style House: From Enchanted Andalusia to The California Dream celebrates the ancient Andalusian traditions of southern Spain, and those contemporary and historic expressions that have influenced the styles of homes and estates in Southern California. It explores the Andalusian tradition from its Iberian roots through to its evolution in the contemporary architecture of California spanning the past 60 years. The vibrant and atmospheric photography of Melba Levick is accompanied by a richly nuanced and insightful text by Rubén G. Mendoza. As such, this book beautifully showcases the Iberian architectural features and stylistic hallmarks of this popular American expression, featuring as it does whitewashed walls, terracotta tiled roofs, bricked arcades, a panoply of colorfully-tiled kitchens and bathrooms, beamed ceilings, rough-hewn plank doors, lush interior courtyards with climbing bougainvillea, wrought-iron window grilles and banisters, and exotic gardens and water features. "The Spanish Style House” includes the wondrous Andalusian estates of southern Spain, including the late 15th century estates of Palacio de Mondragon in Ronda and the Casa de Pilatos in Sevilla, and the late 18th century Palacio Domecq in Jerez de la Frontera. These beautiful villas introduce the essential features of that body of Andalusian craftsmanship that inspired a host of contemporary American architects in Southern California. It showcases the very best of those Andalusian expressions of the last sixty years, including historic remodels and new builds. Featured estates include Robert Sinclair’s Holmby Hills (2006), Marc Appleton’s Del Mar Beach House (2009), architect Jeff Shelton’s El Andaluz (2009), and Erik Evens' Malibu Classic (2013). Each of these homes and estates boast the very best of craftsmanship and design, and thereby bridge enchanted Andalusia with the California dream.”A brand new, most handsome example of this exquisite new reference additionally SIGNED by both Melba Levick and Rubén G. Mendoza.Melba Levick is an internationally renowned photograper based in Los Angeles and Paris, with more than sixty books to her name. Her most recent publications from Rizzoli include The California Missions, The Ranches: Home on the Range in California, The California Casa, and Classic Homes of Los Angeles.Dr. Rubén G. Mendoza is an archaeologist, photographer, and founding faculty member of the California State University, Monterey Bay. He is the author of several books including The California Missions and Mission San Miguel Arcángel.
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