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Architecture of the Sun" and "The Houses and Gardens of M.H. Baillie Scott"

The Book Review

What more can we expect from Rizzoli Publishers than two more terrific and collectible tomes - - "Architecture of the Sun" and "The Houses and Gardens of M.H. Baillie Scott."

"Architecture of the Sun" by Thomas S. Hines is focused on Los Angeles Modernism 1900-1970 ($95.00, 755 pages) and there are incredible illustrations, imagery, interesting, insightful commentary by one of the top tier architectural in the United States.

This is a book to hoist onto a place of honor on your coffee table. A feast for the eye and the brain, "Architecture of the Sun"  gives lot and the reader gets a lot. The built landscape of L.A. is truly given the up close and personal treatment.  MOST NOTABLE

"The Houses and Gardens of M.H. Baillie Scott" by Ian Macdonald- Smith ($55.00, 238 pages) showcases splendid photography and concise and insightful prose. The end result is a dazzling look at the profound influences of Baillie Scott, the "Arts and Craft Master." Some of the gems that appear in splendid photos and carefully crafted prose include: Five Gables in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Danestream in Milford on Sea, Lymington, New Hampshire, The Close, Short Hills, New Jersey. MOST NOTABLE

"Nomad" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Free Press, $27.00, 275 pages) is a very important book and one as timely as today's headlines. Controversial, humorous, on target - -"Nomad" has as its focus the author's family and the twists and turns to throw off one way of life and move into another  world.

"Yehuda Halevi" by Hillel Halkin (Schocken Books, $25.00, 353 pages) is a biography focused on Spain's middle ages and the top rank poet of that time.  Yehuda Halevi was also a philosopher, a man of passion. This definitive work should be the final word on the subject.

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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Email: harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Web: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~frommer/travel.htm.

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