Norton Pub The first comprehensive study of one of America's great house architects. The Country Houses of David Adler (1882-1949) discusses in depth fifteen representative houses (many with interiors by Adler's sister, the noted interior designer Frances Elkins), illustrated with fine archival photographs and newly drawn plans. In addition, the full scope of Adler's work is documented in an illustrated catalogue raisonné.
Book News This volume unveils the broad scope of architect David Adler's work as well as intimate looks at the characteristic features and details unique to each house he deigned. Salny (writer and lecturer on Adler and his sister, Frances Elkins, who designed many of the interiors) reveals how each house relates intimately with its environs, combining European grandeur with country comfort and connecting spacious interiors with spectacular garden landscapes. Illustrated with archival and contemporary b&w photographs of 17 luxurious country houses and gardens commissioned by Adler's socially prominent clients. Oversize: 9.25x12.25. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)