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Gamble House Block Print

We are happy to offer a limited edition block print by Yoshiko Yamamoto, of The Arts & Crafts Press. This vertical-format linoleum block print depicts an early evening scene of The Gamble House.


Matted: 10" x 18.5" — $125, plus tax and shipping.
Framed: 12.5" x 23.5" —  $295, plus tax and shipping.

Yoshiko Yamamoto - block print of The Gamble House

About the Artist

Growing up in Tokyo, Yoshiko Yamamoto first studied sculpture at Tama Art University in Japan, and then, after moving to California, studied classical music and modern Japanese history at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1996, she found with her husband, Bruce Smith, The Arts & Crafts Press in Berkeley, teaching herself (with the help of wonderful mentors) the craft of letterpress printing. For her limited edition prints, Yoshiko first sketches, and after multiple drawings and water colors, she begins cutting blocks. Sometimes she works with wood blocks, usually cherry, and other times she chooses linoleum. Yoshiko takes the blocks and prints each color separately on a Vandercook printing press, using as many as twenty blocks per print to achieve the desired effect. Yoshiko now resides in a small coastal town of Washington with Bruce and their children.


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Tues - Sat 10 – 5
Sunday 11:30 – 5

Tel (626) 449-4178

PLEASE NOTE: Our online bookstore offers a limited selection of what is available at the actual bookstore.

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, Art Nouveau, Japanese joinery, and American Art Pottery, along with a broad selection of guidebooks to architecture in Pasadena and Los Angeles.

Bookstore proceeds directly support the Gamble House.

Featured Items

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Artist's Handmade Houses NEW!

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.

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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

A New and Native Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene

$39.95 SALE! $23.97
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

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.

Greene & Greene: Architecture as a Fine Art/Furniture and Related Designs

Greene & Greene: Architecture as a Fine Art/Furniture and Related Designs


Originally published as two separate volumes by Randell L. Makinson, director emeritus of The Gamble House, these much sought-after books are now joined together in a brilliant combination of images and text. New photographs by Marvin Rand and an introduction by Reyner Banham compliment this new edition. A foundational book for any architect's library.

Sam Maloof DVD

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)

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

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Letterpress Printed by Yoshiko Yamamoto

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