Kevin Murphy Focuses on the Tudor-Style House in Recent Volume

tudorhomekevinmurphyKevin Murphy, chair of the history of art department, has written a beautifully illustrated volume on the Tudor-style house, published earlier this year by Rizzoli International Publications. The Tudor Home showcases the wide variety of Tudor homes and the many manifestations the form has taken across the nation, from the Tudor City apartment buildings of New York to the stately homes of Tuxedo Park; from the cozy, Prairie-inspired homes of Oak Park, Illinois, to the richly nuanced Arts and Crafts–inflected mansions of Pasadena, California.

With its distinctive hallmarks—steeply pitched gables and roofs covered in slate or imitation thatch, bays of casement windows with diamond-paned leaded glass, clustered chimney stacks, interiors of wood paneling and plasterwork, and half-timbered and stuccoed facades—the Tudor-style house has been a favorite among homeowners since its birth in sixteenth-century England.

With a wealth of color imagery newly photographed for this volume by Paul Rocheleau and Murphy’s insightful commentary on the history, development, and evolution of the Tudor style in America, the book is an engaging read that opens a window on this much loved style of home.

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