This book emphasizes details in the work of Greene & Greene as well as their gestalt design philosophy (designing house, furniture, decorative arts) and the important influences on their work. As was the case with their work, the author pulls together disparate influences such as the Arts & Crafts movement, Japanese architecture and philosophy, Chinese furniture and the environment and topography of California (a sometimes overlooked but crucial element). Numerous new photographs together with historical photos provide context and perspective.
About the Author:
David Mathias is on the faculty of the Ohio State University where he has taught computer science since 1997. He studied at the University of Delaware (B.S.) and Washington University in St. Louis (M.S., D.Sc.). His interests include woodworking which led him to the Arts & Crafts movement in general and Greene & Greene in particular. He has built a number of pieces of furniture inspired by the Greenes and Gustav Stickley. David has authored several magazine articles including a three-part series, with Bob Lang, on Greene & Greene design for Popular Woodworking.