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Purcell and Elmslie

Overview
Works: 29 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 671 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogs  Aerial photographs  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Dissertations, Academic  Designs and plans 
Classifications: NA737.P8, 728.370922
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Most widely held works by Purcell and Elmslie
At home on the prairie : the houses of Purcell & Elmslie by Dixie Legler Guerrero( 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
Bradley House by Purcell and Elmslie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

View of exterior
Amy Hunter House Flossmoor, Illinois by Purcell and Elmslie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

North and south elevations
The Prairie School banks of Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis H. Sullivan, and Purcell and Elmslie by Craig Robert Zabel( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Forbes House Wisconsin by Purcell and Elmslie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Stewart Memorial Church by Purcell and Elmslie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

View of exterior
Portrait of William Gray Purcell( Visual )

1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Old Second National Bank River Street : established 1871 - Aurora, Ilinois : drive-up( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

First National Bank by Purcell and Elmslie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

View of exterior
Selected papers of William G. Purcell by William Gray Purcell( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection comprises architectural plans, correspondence, reference materials, and literary manuscripts that reflect the career of William Gray Purcell, American architect. Collection includes correspondence with architect John Jager, plans and correspondence by George Elmslie, and letters and notes concerning architect Louis Sullivan
[Photographs of furniture] by Purcell and Elmslie( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Folder contains photographs and information sheets related to an end table designed for a residence built on Lake Minnetonka in 1912-13
Second National Bank by Purcell and Elmslie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

View of exterior
Second National Bank. Facade by Purcell and Elmslie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

View of facade
The Stewart Memorial Church. Interior by Purcell and Elmslie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

View of interior
Woodbury County Court House, Sioux City, Iowa( )

1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Photographs of furniture] by Purcell and Elmslie( Visual )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folder contains photographs and information sheets related to an end table designed for a residence built on Lake Minnetonka in 1912-13
 
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Alternative Names
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