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Book Details

Irving Gill

Progress and Poetry in Architecture

This lavishly illustrated, 148-page publication includes essays by Erik Hanson, Paul and Sarai Johnson, and Roy McMakin, with the foreword by Bruce Coons, and introduction by Ann Jarmusch, gathers some of the most important period writings by and about Gill with a focus on San Diego work, a stellar compendium that appears here for the first time. Irving Gill is one of America’s pre-eminent early Modernist architects, and a San Diego treasure. This volume explains his unique style, his dedication to basic forms, and his innovative building techniques. It features his most iconic buildings including the Marston House and the Wheeler Bailey House.  This collection of period and contemporary articles, written by Gill experts and leading San Diego preservationists, was curated for a 2016 regional Gill retrospective.

About the Authors

Alana Coons

Alana Coons is the Education and Communications Director for Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO), California’s oldest historic preservation group. She has worked with non-profits for over 30 years. She has a passion for environmental, economic, and social change through the culture of historic preservation. Coons plans and oversees major events and programming for SOHO and its historic sites.

Ann Jarmusch

Ann Jarmusch is an award-winning architecture critic and arts writer who covered architecture, urban design, interior design, and art for the San Diego Union-Tribune for 17 years. Her commentaries and features have been published locally in Riviera and San Diego magazines, and in national magazines, such as Architecture, Architectural Record, Planning, ARTnews, Aperture, American Craft and Town & Country. She recently relocated to Sedona, Arizona, where she is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, architecture and historic preservation.