Gordon B. Kaufmann: Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940 (Hardcover)

Gordon B. Kaufmann: Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940 By Marc Appleton, Bret Parsons, Steve Vaught Cover Image
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As part of a larger series on "Master Architects of Southern California: 1920-1940," this book highlights the work of Gordon B. Kaufmann, using vintage photographs.

GORDON B. KAUFMANN, the authors feature the architect whose design for Greystone, the mansion he created for E.L. Doheny Jr. and Lucy Doheny, catapulted him to the top of his field. Kaufmann combined elements of English Gothic and Jacobean styles when he designed the Doheny residence. At the time, the home was the largest private residence in Southern California, a fitting 55-room manor for the son and daughter-in-law of the richest man in the United States.

Although his name has been lost to history except in the circles of architectural historians, Kaufmann's stamp is all over Southern California. Greystone is far from his crowning achievement. GORDON B. KAUFMANN includes a detailed career biography that chronicles numerous residential projects Kaufmann designed, including homes for many legendary Los Angeles families, with names like Chandler, Adamson, Getz, Hampshur-Jones, and Janss, to name a few. In addition, Kaufmann designed Hoover Dam, the Los Angeles Times Building, Caltech's Atheneum, Santa Anita Park, and other important Southern California landmarks.

About the Author


Marc Appleton is the principal of Appleton Partners LLP, an architectural firm in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara. He has written, published, or contributed to many books including: George Washington Smith: An Architect's Scrapbook (2001), Robert Winter's Myron Hunt at Occidental College (2012), and Ranches: Home on the Range in California (2016). Marc lives in Santa Barbara.Bret Parsons has written five books, including Colcord Home (2008), the biography of the beloved Southern California architect Gerard Colcord. A residential Realtor, he founded Bret Parsons Real Estate in 2008. He is associate manager of the Hancock Park office of Compass, specializing in architectural properties. Bret resides in Los Angeles.Steve Vaught is an author and historian who specializes in Southern California architecture and social history. He has written about Palm Springs's rich history in The Committee of Twenty-Five, The First 65 Years, 1948-2013 (2014); Sentinels in Stone, Palm Springs Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood and its Iconic Walls (2015); and Einstein Dreamt Here, The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn (with Tracy Conrad) (2015). Steve lives in Palm Springs.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780692749982
ISBN-10: 0692749985
Publisher: Angel City Press
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English