Consisting of both commercial and residential, built and un-built work, this study attempts to document five decades of architecture that is rooted in a sixties minimalism integrated with recognizable vernacular elements. Living in Santa Barbara, one cannot help but be influenced by the Hispanic / Mediterranean tradition. In this context Gray brought a strong sense of abstract to that tradition much as the early California Modernist, Irving Gill. Gray's work in the seventies and eighties illustrates the architectural styles popular after the "mid-century modern" that dominated during the sixties. The book details how Gray reinterprets The Third Bay Region, Hispanic / Mediterranean and New England vernacular in simple, elegant and timeless structures.
Author Martha Gray
Category Architecture Books