Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes by M. Caren Connolly

Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes

byM. Caren Connolly, Louis Wasserman

Hardcover | September 7, 2010

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Take an intimate journey through the family, history, and architecture of 20 residential treasures in Wisconsin’s Own by M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman. Richly illustrated with the photography of Zane Williams and complemented by historical images and watercolors and line drawings, Wisconsin’s Own profiles the architectural history of state’s most remarkable residences built between 1854 and 1939. The houses are a mix of public and private homes that are representative of varied architectural styles, from an Italianate along the Mississippi River and an interpretation of a sixteenth-century northern Italian villa overlooking Lake Michigan to an Adirondack-style camp in the North Woods and a fourteen-bedroom Georgian Revival mansion on Lake Geneva. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School is, of course, represented as well with examples by Wright and his mentor Louis Sullivan.
 
Wisconsin’s Own tells the story of the considerable contribution that each of these historic homes have made to American residential architecture. It also answers the questions who built the house, what brought them to Wisconsin, why they selected that particular style, and how it is that this historic home still stands—and shines—today.
 

M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman have collaborated in their Milwaukee architectural practice for more than twenty years. Wisconsin''s Own is their fourth joint book on residential architecture.Zane Williams has been a professional location photographer for four decades, with wide-ranging assignments both abroad and in his home sta...
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Title:Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable HomesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 10 X 11 X 1.3 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 10 X 11 X 1.3 inPublished:September 7, 2010Publisher:Wisconsin Historical Society PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0870204521

ISBN - 13:9780870204524

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2010 Gold in the Home & Garden Category from Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Awards2010 Winner in the Total Book Design Category from Midwest Independent Publishers Association Book Awards2010 Outstanding Achievement from Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards2010 Honorable Mention in the Non-fiction Category from the Council of Wisconsin Writers2011 Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History2011 Winner in the Architecture Category from National Indie Excellence Awards2011 Grand Prize Winner in the Best Design Category from Next Generation Book Awards2011 Silver in the Historical/Biographical Category from PubWest Book Design Awards2012 Eric Hoffer Award in the Academic Press category