Renewing tradition : the architecture of Eric J. Smith / Eric J. Smith ; foreword by Alexa Hampton ; introduction by Marisa Bartolucci.

Smith, Eric J. (Architect) [Browse]
New York : Rizzoli, 2019.
303 pages ; color illustrations ; 35 cm


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Whether for a plantation guesthouse in South Carolina or a Dutch Colonial home on Long Island Sound, Eric J. Smith's evocative designs are the result of thoughtful planning integrated with a deep understanding of his clients' lives and lifestyles, a design ethos beautifully evident in the book. From a Georgian home in California and a French Country home on Long Island to a Shelter Island fishing camp, Smith's work is at once an homage to tradition and an expression of the living beauties these traditions still offer. Over the course of a storied career, and often working with prestigious interior designers--including Alexa Hampton, David Easton, and William Diamond--Smith has garnered a reputation for a kind of personal architecture that is, in each case, in sync with the homeowner, whomever he or she may be, and the place, whether it is oceanfront, on a hillside, or set beside a lake or stream. Renewing Tradition features custom residential projects from New York to California, and Bermuda to the United Kingdom, and Smith's houses, apartments, and country cabins are a revelation, work to be savored and which will serve to inspire homeowners in search of a guide to achieving comfortable elegance in the home.
Foreword / Alexa Hampton -- An enduring legacy / Mariso Bartolucci -- Buying time, telling stories / Eric J. Smith -- California Georgian -- Carolina Guesthouse -- Dutch Colonial on the Sound -- Florida Riverfront -- Queen Anne revived -- Crafting heritage -- Lakefront beaux-arts -- Stone Manse updated -- Art collector's pied-à-terre -- Hamptons French country -- Island fishing camp -- Low country plantation.
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