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Banking On Beauty   Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture in California

Banking On Beauty Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture in California

Banking On Beauty Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture in California

$45.00

Sheets Millard.  Arenson, Adam.
Texas 2018
SKU: S02465

“I want buildings that will be exciting seventy-five years from now,” financier Howard Ahmanson told visual artist Millard Sheets, offering him complete control of design, subject, decoration, and budget for his Home Savings and Loan branch offices. The partnership between Home Savings—for decades, the nation’s largest savings and loan—and the Millard Sheets Studio produced more than 160 buildings in California, Texas, Florida, New York, Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri over the course of a quarter century. Adorned with murals, mosaics, stained glass, and sculptures, the Home Savings (and Savings of America) branches displayed a celebratory vision of community history and community values that garnered widespread acclaim.

Cl.  358  pp.  Many color illus.