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At home on the prairie : the houses of Purcell & Elmslie

Author: Dixie Legler Guerrero; Christian Korab
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: William Gray Purcell; George Grant Elmslie; George Grant Elmslie; William Gray Purcell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dixie Legler Guerrero; Christian Korab
ISBN: 9780811850414 0811850412
OCLC Number: 64486473
Notes: "An Archetype Press book."
Description: 191 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The progressive spirit ; Common bond ; Prairie home companions --
Progressive features : A new house on the prairie ; Free and open plans ; Fire-loving hearths ; Poetic ornament ; Ethereal art glass ; Harmonious furniture --
At home on the prairie : Honest to goodness: Steven House, 1909, Eau Claire, Wisconsin ; Rising star: Charles Purcell House, 1909, River Forest, Illinois ; Subject to change: Goosman House, 1909, Minneapolis ; Not too much architecture: Goetzenberger House, 1910, Minneapolis ; House of plenty: Powers House, 1910, Minneapolis ; A natural: Hineline House, 1910, Minneapolis ; Streamlined prairie: Wakefield House, 1910, Minneapolis ; The house beautiful: Owre House, 1911, Minneapolis ; Flight of fancy: Bradley Summer Bungalow, 1911, Woods Hole, Massachusetts ; Rest a while: Buxton Bungalow, 1912, Owatonna, Minnesota ; Rooms with a view: Beebe House, 1912, St. Paul, Minnesota ; Room to spare: Tillotson House, 1912, Minneapolis ; Finesse: Wolf House, 1912, Minneapolis ; Grand entrance: Parker House, 1913, Minneapolis ; House call: Gallagher House, 1913, Winona, Minnesota ; Down to earth: Goodnow House, 1913, Hutchinson, Minnesota ; The little joker: Purcell-Cutts House, 1913, Minneapolis ; That Chinese house: Hoyt House, 1913, Red Wing, Minnesota ; Tall tale: Adair House, 1914, Owatonna, Minnesota ; Fresh start: Bradley House, 1914, Madison, Wisconsin ; Perfect harmony: Backus House, 1915, Minneapolis ; Mountain reverie: Heitman House, 1916, Helena, Montana ; The simple life: Carlson House, 1917, Minneapolis ; Good bones: Wiethoff House, 1917, Minneapolis ; The Work of Purcell and Elmslie.
Responsibility: by Dixie Legler ; photographs by Christian Korab.
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"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.

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