The Design Legacy of John Marsh Davis covers the renowned architect’s early years as what Hans Baldauf terms a wood expressionist beginning with the homes he built for himself and his family before moving on to a number of stunning residences for clients in his signature wood-based style. It then covers his larger buildings for California wineries. Today, many of these early works; both the residences and the wineries, are regarded as landmarks of Californian architecture. This book provides a comprehensive biographical overview of John Marsh Davis’ start in architecture including fascinating anecdotes about how the buildings came about as well as insightful architectural appreciations of the buildings with which he made his name. Featuring stunning photography and detailed plans, this is a must for anyone interested in the life of this great architect and the history of modern Californian architecture.
- Oscar Riera Ojeda