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    Review ------ “From hilltop homes to seaside retreats, nature and design artfully intersect in these elegant, unpretentious spaces. The simplicity and charm of natural materials such as stone and brick provide a sense of warmth and luxury that you’ll want in your own home.” ~At Home Magazine “…the sheer size and weight of the book reflects the enormity of his accomplishments and influence. But it’s a beauty filled with images of 38 properties, from wineries to seaside retreats, with images so large, you could believe you’ve stepped into the house.” ~Napa Valley Register “..[one of] this fall’s highly anticipated design titles from AD100 talent, filled with remarkable spaces and expert advice. Editor and author Daniel P. Gregory surveys the work of California firm Backen, Gillam & Kroeger whose signature rustic aesthetic emphasizes natural materials.” ~Architectural Digest “This volume…isn’t overrun with text or filled with the filler of meaningless black and white snaps, as so many of these books are. Instead clients are mentioned, plans are explained, materials and layouts are discussed. And the placement of each photo is as deliberate as the projects that are highlighted within. Backen understands that powerful architecture is a successful manifestation of the dialogue between structure and surrounding. His work is brave and moving because it demands that we not only look at it, but beyond it.” “From the Land is an artful exploration of the architecture firm’s aesthetic. Throughout the work, a sense of intimacy, warmth, and informality pervades.” ~Editor at Large “From the Land, a new shelter book by Daniel P. Gregory from Rizzoli, showcases the stunning portfolio of Napa-based architects Backen, Gillam & Kroeger.” ~Gentry Magazine Read more ( javascript:void(0) ) About the Author ---------------- Daniel P. Gregory is former senior home editor of Sunset magazine, author of Cliff May and the Modern Ranch House, and editor-in-chief of Diane Keaton is an Academy Award–winning actress, director, and author whose most recent books include House and California Romantica. Read more ( javascript:void(0) )

    From the Land: Backen, Gillam, & Kroeger Architects