New and Native Beauty The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene
Authors: Edward R. Bosley and Anne E Mallek
Publisher/Date: Merrell Publishers (2008) First Edition. Published on the occasion of the 2008-2009 exhibition
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 265 pages, index; 10 x 11.5 inches. Illustrated endleaves. Profusely illustrated in color.
Description: The architects Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene worked together in California at the turn of the twentieth century, developing a distinctly American interpretation of the Arts and Crafts style. Between 1902 and 1910 the brothers produced their finest work, not only creating private residences but also providing design and construction supervision of furniture and other interior elements. This superbly illustrated book celebrates the decorative arts of Greene and Greene, and features essays exploring their furniture designs, metalwork and stained glass, among other aspects of their exquisite craftsmanship.