William stout publishers recently reissued california houses of gordon drake by douglas baylis and joan parry with a new preface by australian architect glenn murcutt and a new introduction by . Gordon drake 1917 1952 gordon drake was born march 19 1917 in childress texas after graduating from high school drake got his first experience with design and construction helping his brother build a home in hawaii in 1937 drake enrolled in the architecture program at the university of southern california graduating in 1941. In his prolific but tragically brief career gordon drake significantly influenced and inspired the direction of post world war ii residential architecture working almost exclusively from the west coast he created a new architecture embraced by post war middle class america without abandoning any . Abebookscom california houses of gordon drake this is an about very good hardcover reference copy in a very good dust jacket some tan spotting to jacket edges and rear panel also occasionally on text and illustration pages brief previous owner name on front endpaper illustrated in black white with photographs drawings elevations and details of gordon drakes mid 20th century . California houses of gordon drake from which this article is excerpted was originally published in 1956 shortly after drakes death one of the authors douglas baylis 1915 1971 was a west coast landscape architect often credited as one of the founders of the california school of modernism in landscape architecture
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