Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes

Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes

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Overview

Take an intimate journey through the family, history, and architecture of 20 residential treasures in Wisconsin’s Own by M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman. Richly illustrated with the photography of Zane Williams and complemented by historical images and watercolors and line drawings, Wisconsin’s Own profiles the architectural history of state’s most remarkable residences built between 1854 and 1939. The houses are a mix of public and private homes that are representative of varied architectural styles, from an Italianate along the Mississippi River and an interpretation of a sixteenth-century northern Italian villa overlooking Lake Michigan to an Adirondack-style camp in the North Woods and a fourteen-bedroom Georgian Revival mansion on Lake Geneva. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School is, of course, represented as well with examples by Wright and his mentor Louis Sullivan.
 
Wisconsin’s Own tells the story of the considerable contribution that each of these historic homes have made to American residential architecture. It also answers the questions who built the house, what brought them to Wisconsin, why they selected that particular style, and how it is that this historic home still stands—and shines—today.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870204524
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Edition description: 1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,215,084
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman have collaborated in their Milwaukee architectural practice for more than twenty years. Wisconsin's Own is their fourth joint book on residential architecture.

Zane Williams has been a professional location photographer for four decades, with wide-ranging assignments both abroad and in his home state of Wisconsin.

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