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The Shingle Style Today: Or, the Historian's Revengeby Vincent Scully
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The Shingle Style embodied intellectual pluralism and cultural democracy--ideals fundamental to American belief and developed quickly and richly. After a period of reaction against the Shingle Style, it was revitalized, finding its first fully renewed expression in 1959 in a design for a beach house by Robert Venturi. Vincent Scully details this reemergence, revealing the complex and crucial role of influence in the shaping of this movement.
Distinguished by long, sloping gables, horizontal lines, and a continuous shingle covering on the exterior, the Shingle Style's essential objective was the creation of expanding, flowing space.
Scully explores the influence of the Shingle Style of the 1880s on a number of architects in this insightful study of a characteristically American architectural style.
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