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The New Cliff May book...

Postby Joe » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:51 pm

one word to describe 'CLIFF MAY THE MODERN RANCH HOUSE' by Daniel Gregory: WOW!

I really didn't know what to expect from this book. I had spoke to Gregory while he was working on it, but didn't really know where he was going with it. Up until now, a comprehensive book covering Cliff May's work and life did not exist. now it does... sitting on my coffee table :)

Undoubtedly, this book will confirm what a few people thought and open the eyes of skeptics and the uneducated about Cliff May's work as an architect.

After only glancing through it twice (I just opened the box an hour ago) I was generally pleased with the house choices. Most of the prefabs are from Long Beach and are generally true to original form (one thing that bothered me in 'The Ranch House' by Alan Hess, was the prefabs were butchered almost beyond recognition).

I glanced over some of the text and what I read flowed well.

One thing that stands out is the amazing detail of the older photos in the book. probably shot with 4x5s back in the day. Obviously, Gregory took advantage of the Sunset archive for this book.

This isn't a review, just a first impression. Now, I need to find time to read it!

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Postby synthetic space » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:32 am

There is a half-page write up of this book (with a couple of photos) in the March issues of "Men's Vogue."

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Postby BOXOUTBM » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:33 am

Jealous that you already recevied your copy. Amazon said it won't be shipped until next week. I can't wait, cleared a space on my coffee table for it.

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Postby Joe » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:44 am

I snagged an advanced copy off ebay for cheap

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Postby Stephen » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:13 am

Stephen Meade
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Pacific West Assoc. of Realtors President-Elect
http://www.OCModHomes.com
http://www.CliffMaySocal.com
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Cliff May Homeowner

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Postby BOXOUTBM » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:19 am

Joe, How many LongBeach Homes are presented in the book. I know the Home that Doug and Rochelle restovated is in the book. (Coincidentally that house is for sale again and looks a bit different

Before
http://www.ranchostyle.com/listings/720 ... etail.html

After
http://www.isocal.idxnetwork.com/603393 ... 8Z32537Qf2

I was secretly hoping that maybe the exterior of my house is in the book. not likely, but it would be really cool

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Postby Dan O. » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:11 pm

I really hate it when realtors use wide angle shots, talk about trying to hard-sell a particular home as s p a c i o u s.

Funny also how you can easily pick out the stuff that doesn't fit.

Can't wait to see the book, long overdue.

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Postby Lanvin_Man » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:35 am

I just got my copy today, ordered late saturday night from amazon. The book is awesome, can't wait to really go through it. I live in a Cliff May in Dallas and I'm always looking for inspiration pics and ideas from other May homeowners...

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Postby lasquirrel » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:21 am

Where is mine!!!! PRE ORDERED - Dang amazon!!!!

Sheryl


**interesting redo of the house on Lanai
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Postby BOXOUTBM » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:39 am

Just found out (Amazon Email) that my Copy should be arriving today. I have laready blocked out about an hour of my evening to Review

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Postby Stephen » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:31 am

Stephen Meade

SoCal Realtor - DRE 01378749

Pacific West Assoc. of Realtors President-Elect

http://www.OCModHomes.com

http://www.CliffMaySocal.com

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Cliff May Homeowner

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Pacific West Assoc. of Realtors President-Elect

http://www.OCModHomes.com

http://www.CliffMaySocal.com

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Cliff May Homeowner

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Postby travelteam » Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:02 pm

It's wallpaper backed, adhered with wallpaper paste. Use plenty of paste if you attempt... it is real bamboo sewn to paper and has some weight. It was comedy hour trying to secure it...

They let me borrow about 20 books of samples overnight. I recall at least one cork option that we considered as well.

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Postby scowsa » Thu May 01, 2008 3:52 pm

Reviewed in today's LA Times Home section



8 photo sideshow via link "Photos: Cliff May's imprint"

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... on today's California Report

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