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Wallace Neff and the Grand Houses of the Golden State

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Wallace Neff may have been the preeminent architect of Spanish colonial-revival houses in Southern California, but surprisingly little has been written about him, despite the publicity he received for designing great estates for Hollywood legends such as Mary Pickford. "I just build California houses for California people," this exceedingly private architect told friends a ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published November 17th 2005 by The Monacelli Press
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Annette Reynolds
Nov 21, 2014 Annette Reynolds rated it liked it
Although an extremely interesting and well-researched book about the architect/designer, Wallace Neff, I'm afraid I have to agree with several of the other reviewers: there aren't nearly enough photographs, and the ones that ARE in the book are entirely too small. I don't live in California any more, and I can't just take a drive to go see a Wallace Neff house; I want to see all aspects of the houses described in the book.

Also, as expensive and beautifully made as this book is I found quite a fe
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