From the Land: Backen, Gillam, & Kroeger Architects. Daniel Gregory, Diane Keaton.

From the Land: Backen, Gillam, & Kroeger Architects.

Rizzoli, 10/25/2013. Item #25583
ISBN: 9780847840779

Publisher Marketing: Elegant rusticity meets unpretentious
luxury in the work of this award-winning architecture firm. Howard Backen,
principal of the architecture firm Backen, Gillam & Kroeger, is at the center of
a popular movement in home design that emphasizes elegant simplicity and
embraces the rustic charm of natural materials. This volume, the first on his
work and that of the firm, is an artful exploration of this aesthetic, featuring
farmhouses in the Napa Valley, hilltop homes, seaside retreats, and lakeside
hideaways. Throughout the work, a sense of intimacy, warmth, and informality
pervades. Natural materials, such as wood, stone, and brick, form the
foundations, walls, and ceilings of these subtly luxurious spaces, while nature
itself plays a considered role that is at once complementary and also
intricately conjoined with the work. Sensitive, alluring, and wonderfully
resonant with the suggestion of invitation, the work of Backen, Gillam & Kroeger
is both thrilling to the eye and restorative to the soul.


Review Quotes: "From hilltop homes to seaside retreats, nature
and design artfully intersect in these elegant, unpretentious spaces. The
simplicity and charm of natural materials such as stone and brick provide a
sense of warmth and luxury that you'll want in your own home." " At Home
Magazine"


".".[one of] this fall's highly anticipated design titles from AD100 talent,
filled with remarkable spaces and expert advice. Editor and author Daniel P.
Gregory surveys the work of California firm Backen, Gillam & Kroeger whose
signature rustic aesthetic emphasizes natural materials." " Architectural Digest


""This volume...isn't overrun with text or filled with the filler of
meaningless black and white snaps, as so many of these books are. Instead
clients are mentioned, plans are explained, materials and layouts are discussed.
And the placement of each photo is as deliberate as the projects that are
highlighted within. Backen understands that powerful architecture is a
successful manifestation of the dialogue between structure and surrounding. His
work is brave and moving because it demands that we not only look at it, but
beyond it."" Nintchka.com


""From the Land" is an artful exploration of the architecture firm's
aesthetic. Throughout the work, a sense of intimacy, warmth, and informality
pervades."" Editor at Large


456 pages, Hardcover. Rizzoli Books (October 2013)

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Price: $85.00

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