Cliff May and the Modern Ranch House


Cliff May's modern homes epitomize the indoor-outdoor lifestyle characteristic of the American Dream, fusing the open plan/open living philosophy with thetraditional ranch house. Starting in the 1930s, the modern ranch house took the country by storm,migrating from California to Arizona, and Cliff May was the chief proponentof this style. His long, low designs managed to be both modern and traditional,celebrating a casually elegant, indoor-outdoor lifestyle, and drawing inspirationfrom California's Spanish Mexican ranchos while embracing the latest technologicalgadgetry. With their low profi le, large carports and garages, patios,and expansive horizontality, May's modern ranch houses became synonymouswith the read more

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ISBN:

9780847830473

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

256

RRP:

$75.00

Category:

Art and Photography , History , Fiction , Non-Fiction , Home and Interiors

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 June 2008

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Daniel P. Gregory