MARC APPLETON, BRET PARSONS AND STEVE VAUGHT - DISCUSSION, Q&A AND SIGNING | "GORDON B. KAUFMANN" BOOK
SEATING AND BOOKS ARE LIMITED:
Join us Tuesday, December 6th 2016 at 6:30pm for a Discussion, Q&A and Book Signing with MARC APPLETON, BRET PARSONS and STEVE VAUGHT.
About the MASTER ARCHITECTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1920-1940 series:
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 photographs of the work of legendary names in architecture. The series is devoted to the era when oil titans, film industry moguls, bankers, and successful entrepreneurs who were new to the region sought to hire the most accomplished and talented architects they could find.
In the premiere volume, 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.