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Author Gibbs, Jocelyn.

Title Carefree California : Cliff May and the romance of the ranch house / Jocelyn Gibbs, Nicholas Olsberg ; with Eric John Abrahamson ... [et al.].

Imprint Santa Barbara, Calif. : Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara ; New York : In association with Rizzoli International Publications, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Reference    728.373 May,C GIB    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    728.373 MAY,C GIB    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    728.373 MAY,C GIB    Available
Description 275 p. : ill. (some col.), ports., plans ; 26 cm.
Note Published in conjunction with the exhibition held Feb. 26-June 17, 2012 at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, as part of "Pacific Standard Time : Art in L.A. 1945-1980, an precedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene."
"Published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation and the Henry Luce Foundation."
Includes essays by Elyse Gonzales and Bruce Robertson.
Includes photographs by Catherine Opie, commissioned by the Art, Design & Architecture Museum for this publication.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-263) and index.
Contents Looking for California in the archive -- Reconstituting the ranch house -- Prototypes and possibilities -- Ranch house as idea.
Cliff May: architect of the Western lifestyle / Bruce Robertson -- Introduction / Nicholas Olsberg -- I. Looking for California in the archive / Jocelyn Gibbs : Mission revival : Arthur B. Benton -- Spanish and Mediterranean revival : Myron Hunt and Hunt and Chambers ; Carleton Winslow, with Bertram Goodhue, George Washington Smith and Lutah Maria Riggs -- Mystique of Monterey : Roland Coate ; John Byers -- Modernist stirrings : Irving Gill ; R.M. Schindler -- II. Reconstituting the ranch house / Jocelyn Gibbs and Nicholas Olsberg : Old California vernacular : Roland E. Coate ; John Byers ; Palmer Sabin -- Cliff May and the adobe -- Cliff May: haciendas and rancherias -- Rancho de luxe : Cliff May ; Hunt and Chambers ; John Byers and Edla Muir ; Roland E. Coate -- From rancho to tract : H. Roy Kelley ; Palmer Sabin -- Exotic tracts : Robert Stacy-Judd -- Country clubs : Carleton Winslow ; Myron Hunt -- Cliff May's riviera ranch: rancho goes modern -- Don't fence me in / Karal Ann Marling -- III. Prototypes and possibilities / Jocelyn Gibbs and Nicholas Olsberg : Small-unit typologies and minimal houses : Irving Gill ; R.M. Schindler ; Gregory Ain -- Defense and G.I. homes: May's models for the low-cost house, 1946-1949 : Kem Weber ; Thornton Abell -- Postwar experiments : Gregory Ain ; R.M. Schindler ; Lutah Maria Riggs -- Case study houses : Julius R. Davidson ; Richard Neutra ; Thornton Abell ; Whitney Smith -- Sunset Western ranch houses -- House beautiful and the Pace Setter House ; The carefree Californian: Cliff May homes, 1952-1958 / Katherine Kaford Papaneau -- One after another: building homes and making loans / Eric John Abrahamson -- IV. Ranch house as idea / Jocelyn Gibbs : Cliff May House 3 -- The skylight house -- Cliff May House 5 -- California counterpoint / Paul Sterling Hoag -- Ranches in the garden / Whitney Smith, Smith and Williams -- Custom homes by Cliff May, 1954-1962 -- Rancho moderne style and lifestyle in the postwar American home / Alice T. Friedman -- Catherine Opie photographs Cliff May / Elyse Gonzales.
Summary "This landmark volume is an authoritative, richly illustrated examination of the origins, evolution, and influence of the California ranch house. Carefree California looks at a legendary figure in Southern California design, Cliff May, and the ubiquitous domestic icon his name evokes, the ranch house. We also see how other architects--from George Washington Smith to Rudolph Schindler--pursued different paths toward the same kind of relaxed domesticity exemplified by the ranch house. By the late '50s, much of the world was fascinated with California living and with the ranch house in particular, which derived from architects' evocation and reworking of distinctive regional traditions, allied with the pervasive romance and myths of the California frontier, and from the cultivation of a domestic architecture that could serve distinctively Californian ways of carefree living. By uncovering patterns for living that suited the automobile age among the almost archaic forms and rhythms of mission and pioneer dwellings, an extraordinary range of modernism emerged that was at once grounded in history and soaring into the space age."--Publisher's website.
Subject May, Cliff -- Exhibitions.
Architecture, Domestic -- West (U.S.) -- Exhibitions.
Architecture, Domestic -- United States -- Designs and plans -- Exhibitions.
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Ranch houses -- California -- Exhibitions.
Ranch houses -- West (U.S.) -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author May, Cliff.
Olsberg, R. Nicholas.
Abrahamson, Eric John.
Gonzales, Elyse A., 1974-
Opie, Catherine, 1961-
Robertson, Bruce, 1955-
Henry Luce Foundation.
University of California, Santa Barbara. Art, Design & Architecture Museum.
Getty Foundation.
Pacific Standard Time (Exhibition)
Added Title Cliff May and the romance of the ranch house
ISBN 9780847837823

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