Greene & Greene Furniture blends Asian influences with Arts & Crafts concepts to produce truly unique pieces of functioning art. This book looks closely at the details and influences in the work of Greene & Greene as well as their design philosophy in houses, furniture and decorative arts. The author pulls together disparate influences including the Arts & Crafts movement, Japanese architecture and philosophy, Chinese furniture and an overlooked but crucial element in their work; the environment and topography of California. Included are many new photographs and historical photos to provide context and perspective.
About the Author:
David Mathias is an author and photographer with a background in computer science. He was educated at the University of Delaware (B.S.) and Washington University in St. Louis (M.S., D.Sc.). He was a college instructor for fourteen years before abandoning computer science, academia and a paycheck for the full-time pursuit of writing. David has published articles in Popular Woodworking, Woodwork, Style 1900 and American Bungalow. He currently lives near Vevey, Switzerland with his wife Patty and sons Dylan and Zachary.