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by Kathleen Tuttle

Marston was instrumental in establishing Pasadena as a winter resort and then as a thriving community. He and his firm designed 1000 projects, many of which still survive, including cottages and additions to resort hotels, notable commercial and civic buildings such as the Pacific Asia Museum, and the earliest bungalow court. His residential designs span the range of styles from the Arts and Crafts through English Tudor and Monterey Colonial to, most importantly, Mediterranean Revival. This is an important addition to the literature of California's Golden Age of architecture.
Download Sylvanus Marston: Pasadena's Quintessential Architect epub
ISBN: 094051219X
ISBN13: 978-0940512191
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Architecture
Author: Kathleen Tuttle
Language: English
Publisher: Hennessey & Ingalls (October 1, 2002)
Pages: 162 pages
ePUB size: 1833 kb
FB2 size: 1343 kb
Rating: 4.5
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We live in a Marston house so it has been fun reading about his career and houses and schools and libraries he had built, including San Rafael Elementary School which I attended.
A close contemporary of George Washington Smith, Marston's work in the first three decades of this century perfectly mirrors Pasadena's development as a visually rich and cohesive community. Tuttle has brought back to life the author of buildings that have given pleasure to several generations and has written a graceful history of the man and his place.
This book, with Foreward by Dr. Kevin Starr, California State Librarian, is not only a scholarly architectural study of 5 decades of productivity, but also also semi-biographical history with its treasure of anecdotes on the identities and backgrounds of the clients who commissioned these residential and commercial buildings in the architectural wonderland that was Southern California in the pre-World War II period. This book was a wonderful read!
Sylvanus was my great uncle, and use the book as a coffetable display. I love to wander back into the past, pictures of long ago.