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Purcell & Elmslie

Overview
Works: 5 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 8 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogs 
Classifications: NA737.P8, 728.370922
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Most widely held works by Purcell & Elmslie
At home on the prairie : the houses of Purcell & Elmslie by Dixie Legler ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The houses of William Gray Purcell and George Grant Elmsliebuilt mainly in the Midwest and Northeastare the embodiment of the early 20th century marriage of fine craftsmanship and modern technology. Masterpieces of the Prairie Style, each home was designed with the groundbreaking idea that comfort and utility could harmonize with grace and style. Characterized by open plans and site-specific designs, Purcell and Elmslie residences are tied to the land by local materials and low, spreading forms. Their signature use of nature-based ornament and brilliant color further distinguished them from their contemporaries, Frank Lloyd Wright's houses among them. In 24 residential profiles and gorgeous new photographs, Prairie Style expert Dixie Legler and photographer Christian Korab vividly bring to life the pair's enduring dedication to simple elegance and honest design. At Home on the Prairie is the deluxe treatment that this ingenious duo deserves."--Publisher's website
Purcell & Elmslie : prairie progressive architects by David Gebhard ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Purcell and Elmslie: Prairie Progressives explores the work of two important members of the organic architecture movement, and celebrates their tremendously important contributions to American architecture and the Prairie School. Wishing to return to simplicity and honesty, Purcell and Elmslie created homes and buildings that were consistent with a democratic society-simple forms, the natural use of textural materials and decoration, and buildings that accommodated the nature of a site. As did Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, Purcell and Elmslie held the conviction that a building does not end with its simple structure, but reaches its final and logical culmination in the clothing-color, situation and natural environment, together with its decoration of glass, terra-cotta, and other textural materials. The firm of Purcell and Elmslie was tremendously successful in the sense that their small open-planned free-flowing houses could be shared by a great number of Americans of moderate means. Projects discussed in this book can be found throughout the Midwest, including Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, North Dakota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and more. The time has come to recognize the work of these progressive architects of the Midwest. Purcell and Elmslie: Prairie Progressives includes: Comprehensive biographies of George Grant Elmslie and William Gray Purcell The Work of the Firm The Domestic and Non-Domestic Work of Purcell, Feick and Elmslie Work after the Firm Broke Up The Late Work of Purcell and Elmslie A Catalog of Major Projects
Woodbury County Court House, Sioux City, Iowa by Bob Thall ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Photograph showing interior of courthouse
Woodbury County Court House, Sioux City, Iowa by Bob Thall ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Photograph showing interior of courthouse
Woodbury County Court House, Sioux City, Iowa ( )
1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Purcell & Elmslie
Languages
English (5)
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