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Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect Hardcover – October 1, 2013
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"Allan Greenberg has done heroic work reviving the tradition of classical architecture, and Rizzoli's new monograph on his body of work, Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect, helps us to see, sumptuously, how and why." ~Claremont Review of Books
“[one of] this fall’s highly anticipated design titles from AD100 talent, filled with remarkable spaces and expert advice. Greenberg…reflects on past residential and commercial projects around the country…”
“This inspiring Rizzoli monograph displays 14 of Greenberg’s most recent residential projects and seven institutional and commercial undertakings for blue-chip clients including Harrison Ford, Martha Stewart and Bergdorf Goodman. This book proves the resiliency with which the Classical tradition can accommodate ever-changing contemporary needs.”
--Period Homes Magazine
“The past comes alive through Greenberg’s historically inspired buildings. The pages explore the private homes, apartments, and public buildings that Greenberg and collaborating artisans have transformed into detailed, timeless masterpieces.”
--At Home In Fairfield County Magazine
“Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect is the architect’s long-awaited monograph that showcases the skills that distinguish him from the rest—from a broad range of works and decorative expression to the thoughtful doses of detailed ornament and traditionally styled facades he’s known for.”
--Editor at Large
"Each page is saturated from edge to edge with examples of both important residential & commercial projects (including original architectural drawings), with every image transcending a quiet beauty in line & form. I can safely say that not only will this text serve as a source of pure visual joy, but one that I will forever refer to for inspiration and application of classical design elements & details, a style standard that Mr. Greenberg has championed...I highly recommend adding this comprehensive masterpiece to your literary collection."
"An ample showcase of traditionalist ranges and styles, livened throughout by elegant experiment. The selection of photographs is excellent, and Greenberg's essays and explanatory texts are uniformly illuminating."
--Claremont Review of Books
About the Author
Allan Greenberg, whose firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and Greenwich, Connecticut, has taught at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of several books, including Architecture of Democracy: American Architecture and the Legacy of the Revolution (Rizzoli 2006), and is on Architectural Digest’s AD100 list. Renowned designer Carolyne Roehm is the author of the best-selling A Passion for Flowers, At Home with Carolyne Roehm, and a monthly column in House Beautiful magazine.
Top Customer Reviews
The book primarily features recent work with only a brief look at some of his iconic efforts, such as the Peter Brant house in Greenwich and, indeed, the Department of State rooms. This is somewhat disappointing for the architect's first major monograph. The recent work helps show how he has applied various interpretations of the classical to designs for different lifestyles, from quasi-Mediterranean to a farm house. Virtually all of the residential structures reflect what were obviously very large budgets.
Much more than an AIA monograph with only a tantalizingly few "interior design" photos. Would love to see more of that house with the antique Chinese wallpaper.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use this book every day as a designer who workes on house plans and interior architecture. Beautiful architectural examples!Published on April 16, 2014 by Michele Dunker
A beautiful book start to finish from the photography to text. A great coffee table gift for the designer who has every design book in print!Published on December 12, 2013 by D. Doane
Very nicely done at a reasonable cost. The detail of architectural design is amazing with great views of moldings and trim.Published on October 29, 2013 by Robert Bunning
Absolutely beautiful and exquisite book by America's preeminent Classical architect, Allan Greenberg. The photographs are sumptuous and well illustrate the architect's genius.Published on October 27, 2013 by Georgiana W. Kornwolf