Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940, a new 12-volume series by Marc Appleton, Bret Parsons and Steve Vaught, showcases the work of the Golden Era's most important residential architects, featuring some of the earliest known architectural photography of their work. The series is devoted to the era when oil titans, film industry moguls, bankers, and tsuccessful entrepreneurs hired the most accomplished and talented architects they could find.
In the premiere volume, GORDON B. KAUFMANN, the authors showcase 21 projects by the architect, including his design for Greystone, the mansion created for E.L. Doheny Jr. and Lucy Doheny, that catapulted him to the top of his field. Although his name has been lost to history except in the circles of architectural historians, Kaufmann's stamp is all over Southern California. GORDON B. KAUFMANN includes a detailed career biography that points out his numerous residential projects,as well as his designs for Hoover Dam, the Los Angeles T.