Simple gifts

By GREG COOK  |  August 18, 2009

Wright's style feels like an original distillation of his early inspirations that also incorporates contemporary materials (glass, reinforced concrete) and standardized manufacturing. The Greenes exemplify the Arts and Crafts Movement in America and the spread of traditional Asian design, but they always seem to be working within these traditions.

Perhaps they just didn't have time to do more. In 1916, Charles moved to Carmel-by-the-Sea to pursue his long-held goal of becoming a fine artist. Henry tried to keep him involved via letters. But except for designing a stone-walled Italian dream villa in Carmel Highlands between 1918 and 1922, Charles drifted away from architecture.

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