Glendale, CA: Griffin-Patterson Company, 1945. Later printing. Staplebound Wraps. Quarto, pp. 64. Illustrated with b/w exterior home drawings and floor plans. Cover reinforced with book repair tape. Very Good. Item #21164
This is the seventh of Rosebrook's "Distinctive Small Homes" books. In 1938, a group of lumbermen interested the architect in publishing his first book, to furnish drawings and specifications for small home builders who wanted a better-than-average low cost house. Through constant revision, this book represents a fairly true cross-section of several thousand letters of criticism and requests for small homes. Rosebrook did not present extreme modernism in his architecture, but instead stuck to ranch and other traditional styles suitable for the California climate. A handsome look at post-WWII residential design.