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Robert Winter , Alex Vertikoff


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In this brilliantly photographed essay, esteemed architectural historian and author Robert Winter and award-winning photographer Alexander Vertikoff travel to America's Heartland-de?ned here as those states between the western Rockies and the eastern Appalachians, and those between the Canadian border and the southern boundaries of Kansas, Missouri, and the Ohio River-and introduce the reader to its domestic architecture.
America's Midwest is the recipient of some of the most remarkable architecture, covering every style and period imaginable, including Classical Revival, Gothic Revival, Art Deco, and Prairie. Dozens of architects made their mark on this area of the country, e.g., Robert and James Adam, Frank Lloyd Wright, George Grant Elmslie and William Gray Purcell, Francis Costigan, William W. Boyington, George Ingham Burnett, Isaiah Rogers, and others.
Stop in Sioux City to see its amazing Woodbury County Courthouse by George Grant Elmslie. Linger in Ida Grove, Iowa, where well-known machinery manufacturer Byron Godberson was so taken with Gothic architecture that he paid for its use on a number of buildings, including a McDonald's. Tour the remarkable Midwest with Winter and Vertikoff as they verbally and visually reveal the places and architecture that made the Heartland famous.
Author Robert Winter (left) received his PhD in American cultural history from Johns Hopkins University. He taught at UCLA for seven years and at Occidental College for another thirty-one years. Winter co-authored A Guide to Architecture in Los Angeles and Southern California with David Gebhard, which has now gone through five editions and is often called "the bible." Since retirement in 2004, he has published a number of books related to the California Arts and Crafts movement, and has also been active in historic preservation affairs, serving on both the Los Angeles and Pasadena historic preservation commissions. In 1998, the governor appointed him to the State Historic Resources Commission, on which he served for one term. He resides in Pasadena, California.
Photographer Alexander Vertikoff earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. His award-winning images have been featured on the covers of dozens of magazines, including American Bungalow and Architectural Digest. His previous books include American Bungalow Style, Weird Rooms, Greene & Greene: Masterworks, Hidden L.A., Bungalow Nation, and The Architecture of Entertainment: L.A. in the Twenties, to name a few. He lives in Tijeras, New Mexico.

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A visual survey of some of the Midwest's finest houses.

About the Author

Robert Winter is a recognized architectural historian who lives in Los Angeles, and has led architectural tours through the Los Angeles area since 1965. He is a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles

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America's Midwest is the recipient of some of the most remarkable architecture, covering every style and period imaginable, including Classical Revival, Gothic Revival, Art Deco, and Prairie. Dozens of architects made their mark on this area of the country, e.g., Robert and James Adam, Frank Lloyd Wright, George Grant Elmslie and William Gray Purcell, Francis Costigan, William W. Boyington, George Ingham Burnett, Isaiah Rogers, and others.

Stop in Sioux City to see its amazing Woodbury County Courthouse by George Grant Elmslie. Linger in Ida Grove, Iowa, where well-known machinery manufacturer Byron Godberson was so taken with Gothic architecture that he paid for its use on a number of buildings, including a McDonald's. Tour the remarkable Midwest with Winter and Vertikoff as they verbally and visually reveal the places and architecture that made the Heartland famous.

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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