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The Mediterranean House in America

The Mediterranean House in America


Bricker, Lauren Weiss

Cl. New York, 2008

Book ID: 78813

Inspired by the romance of Italian villas, Spanish farmhouses, and Moorish courtyards, the Mediterranean Revival style became an archetype for sophisticated suburban homes throughout America in the early 20th century. The characteristic white stucco house, roofed with terra-cotta and ornamented with ironwork, decorative tiles, and fountains, remains the dominant style for new residences in California, the Southwest, and Florida.

240 pp., 200 color illus.