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Book Reviews: “Architecture of the Sun” and “The Houses and Gardens of M.H. Baillie Scott”

What more can we expect from Rizzoli Publishers than two more terrific and collectible tomes – – “Architecture of the Sun” and “The Houses and Gardens of M.H. Baillie Scott.”

Architecture of the Sun -- by Thomas S. Hines

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“Architecture of the Sun” by Thomas S. Hines is focused on Los Angeles Modernism 1900-1970 ($95.00, 755 pages), and there is incredible illustrations, imagery, interesting, insightful commentary by one of the top tier architectural writers in the United States.

This is a book to hoist onto a place of honor on your coffee table. A feast for the eye and the brain, “Architecture of the Sun” gives a lot and the reader gets a lot. The built landscape of L.A. is truly given the up-close-and-personal treatment. MOST NOTABLE

The Houses and Gardens of M.H. Baillie Scott -- by Ian Macdonald- Smith

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“The Houses and Gardens of M.H. Baillie Scott,” by Ian Macdonald- Smith ($55.00, 238 pages) showcases splendid photography and concise and insightful prose. The end result is a dazzling look at the profound influences of Baillie Scott, the “Arts and Craft Master.” Some of the gems that appear in splendid photos and carefully crafted prose include: Five Gables in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Danestream in Milford on Sea, Lymington, New Hampshire, The Close, Short Hills, New Jersey. MOST NOTABLE

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