Start Date: 9/16/2010
End Date: 9/16/2010
Event Times: 7 pm
Contact InfoPhone: 414-271-3656
Book Launch in Milwaukee for 'Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes'
Join authors M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman at an event celebrating the release of "Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes."
Connolly and Wasserman will be speaking and signing books at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
, an Italian Renaissance-style villa built in 1923, and one of the homes featured in the book. Boswell Book Company will be selling copies of "Wisconsin's Own" at this event.
"Wisconsin's Own" tells the story of the considerable contribution Wisconsin's historic homes have made to American residential architecture. The houses profiled in "Wisconsin's Own" are a mix of public ones you may have visited and private homes you've been hoping for an invitation to explore. These homes are representative of the varied architectural styles in Wisconsin, from an Italianate mansion along the Mississippi River and an Adirondack-style camp in the North Woods to a 14-bedroom Georgian Revival mansion on Lake Geneva. The Prairie School is also represented, with examples by Frank Lloyd Wright and his mentor Louis Sullivan.
Richly illustrated with the photography of Zane Williams, "Wisconsin's Own" offers an intimate tour of residential treasures that have endured the test of time.
M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman have collaborated in their Milwaukee architectural practice for more than 20 years. "Wisconsin's Own" is their fourth joint book on residential architecture. Their three previous books are "Updating Classic America: Bungalows," "Updating Classic America: Ranches," and "Cottage."
: Free and open to the public
: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Muesum
: 2220 N Terrace Ave
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