Description - Great American Homes by William T. Baker

Inspired by the bounty of classical architecture found in the grand homes of the southern United States, particularly the state of Georgia, the hallmarks of William T. Baker's architecture are extraordinary attention to details of craftsmanship and construction, and a keen eye for scale and proportion. His work clearly reflects the aspirations of the American Dream. His creative talent and discriminating standards for good taste have resulted in architecture that is a celebration of the American Dream. His masterful works reflect an astute comprehension of life as it is lived in the 21st century, with deliberate nods to historical aesthetics that coexist harmoniously with the architectural language of natural light, passive design themes, voluminous space, and fabulous comfort. AUTHOR: William T. Baker is the Founder and Principal of William T. Baker & Associates, Atlanta, Georgia, one of the foremost residential design firms in the United States today. With more than 30 years of experience working with C-suite executives from Fortune 500 firms, celebrities, and top professionals from a number of fields, Baker has received numerous awards for his work, including the prestigious Arthur Ross Award for Architecture in New York City and the Urban Design Commission Award for Excellence in Atlanta. His work spans the American continent, Asia, and the Caribbean and has been featured extensively in print and broadcast media around the world. SELLING POINTS: . Provides an insightful introduction by a distinguished writer on architecture and design, which contributes to a deeper understanding of the history of classical architecture in the United States and William T. Baker's impressive eye for classical detail . Reveals sprawling manors and grand homesteads, unique mountain retreats, seaside residences, vacation homes, and abodes for the modern family living a less formal, pared-down lifestyle . Becomes IMAGES' third volume on this outstanding new classicist, following Great American Homes: Volume One and New Classicists: William T. Baker 500 colour

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