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Tues: 10am – 2pm
Thurs-Sun: 10am – 5pm
p: (626) 449-4178
The Gamble House Bookstore, located in the original garage structure adjacent to the main house, is known for its extensive collections of books and periodicals on Greene and Greene, the Arts and Crafts movement, and American Art Pottery, along with a broad selection of architecture guidebooks for Pasadena and Los Angeles. Our online store features a sampling of what is available in the store. Bookstore proceeds directly support The Gamble House.
Purchase tickets in the Bookstore for 1-Hr Public Tours and Brown Bag Tuesday Tours during normal business hours. Advance tickets may also be purchased online. For more information visit: www.gamblehouse.org/tours
ARTIST’S HANDMADE HOUSES
by Michael Owen Gotkin
Photography by Don Freeman
A wonderful collection of historical photographs and timeless information on handmade houses that are unique to the artist’s who built them. Each represents the hard work and creativity that their designer gave to the building process. Thirteen homes are documented, including homes by Sam Maloof and Wharton Esherick. In the back of the book, there is a list of homes that are open to the public.
GUSTAV STICKLEY AND THE AMERICAN ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT
by Kevin Tucker
Written to accompany the first nationally touring exhibition of Gustav Stickley’ work, this beautiful hardcover is the latest and greatest on this wonderful artist. His creations are depicted here in a way that few books can rival. History of his life and beautiful color photography of many of his works meld in a fascinating tribute to his talent and achievements.
A NEW AND NATIVE BEAUTY: THE ART AND CRAFT OF GREENE & GREENE
by Edward R. Bosley, Anne E. Mallek
Forward by Frank O. Gehry
Featuring eleven new essays from Greene scholars such as Alan Crawford, Ann Scheid, Julie L. Sloan, and Bruce Smith.
This elegant book is the first in-depth survey of the decorative arts of Greene and Greene… Greene scholars provide insight into why the brothers’ work was so successful, and why, after their creative skills were overlooked for decades, their designs still resonate today. Superbly illustrated throughout with photographs of original interiors and exteriors, as well as preciously unpublished archival drawings and plans, A New and Native Beauty is a fitting tribute to the exquisite craftsmanship of these celebrated California architects.
GREENE & GREENE FOR KIDS: ART, ARCHITECTURE, ACTIVITIES
$17.95 SALE! $9.95
Noted childrens’ author Kathleen Thorne Thomsen has introduced kids to Frank Lloyd Wright and Pasadena history, and now presents the first childrens’ book ever on the Greene brothers. Along with learning about the Greenes’ lives through stories, photographs and architectural drawings, kids can enjoy pages of hands-on activities such as soap carving, paint mixing and designing a miniature stained glass window.
THE BEAUTIFUL NECESSITY: DECORATING WITH ARTS & CRAFTS
by Bruce Smith & Yoshiko Yamamoto
This book details everything necessary for creating Arts & Crafts interiors, from wall coverings to furnishings, tiles, stenciling, accessories, moldings, and floor coverings. With stunning photographs, it showcases the Arts & Crafts movement from it’s humble beginnings to its present popularity.
SAM MALOOF (DVD)
“This visually rich documentary spans a week with Maloof while he builds and discusses his designs, including his much imitated signature rocker. It’s an opportunity to savor nuances and substance that make Sam Maloof an inspiration to woodworkers everywhere.
You’ll also see how to:
– Sculpt joints with a router and rasp
– Create laminated rockers
– Use decorative splines for strength” -From the back cover
WITH HEART AND HAND: THE RESTORATION OF THE GAMBLE HOUSE (DVD)
This one hour documentary follows the fascinating process of restoring the exterior of one of America’s greatest architectural treasures, the Gamble House, designed in 1908 by the architect brothers Charles and Henry Greene. Produced, directed and written by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Jon Wilkman.
CALIFORNIA POPPY NOTECARDS
Letterpress printed notecards by Yoshiko Yamamoto
Blank Inside • Set-6 Boxed