THE HOUSES OF WILLIAM WURSTER: FRAMES FOR LIVING This book represents decades of research by Caitlin Lempres Brostrom, AIA and Professor Richard C. Peters, FAIA. With a preface by Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, “A Frame for Living” comprises archival and new photography as well as original drawings and narrative history for 33 residential projects.
Accompanying the indepth study of these residential projects is a careful narrative analysis of the critical importance of Wurster’s work and theories on education and architecture.
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“Architecture as the Frame not the Picture . . . Really” By John Lucchesi, AIA for AIACC read full article on aiacc.org
“Berkeley architect wraps up William Wurster book.”S.F. Chronicle, February 05 2012 read full article on SF Gate
“landmark chronicle of a wonderful career.” Interior Design Magazine, September 2011 download full review pdf
“The work at hand, this book, which so richly reveals many fine houses by Wurster, brings us back (or may we hope, forward?) to a milieu that valued accomplished modesty, spare spaces and graceful movement, a period when to build directly and easily with materials close to hand was considered a virtue; one that would allow ingenuity to be invested in building arrangements intended to embellish ways of living and being in a particular way.” Professor Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, preface.
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Massachusetts Institute For Technology, School of Architecture
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: November 16th, 2012
University of Oregon, School of Architecture
PORTLAND, Oregon: March 22nd, 2012
Oakland Museum of California
Van Alen Institute – Bookstore
NEW YORK, New York: December 6th, 2011
University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design
CALIFORNIA, Berkeley: November 13th, 2011
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