Storybook Style: America’s Whimsical Homes of the 1920s”
September 14, 2017 –
Photographer Douglas Keister will lecture and sign his “Storybook Style: America’s Whimsical Homes of the 1920s” at the Los Feliz Branch Library on Thursday, September 14, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Storybook style was born from the imaginations of Hollywood designers seeking to re-create medieval Europe for movie sets. As with most things from Hollywood, fans took notice and so did architects and builders who capitalized on the idea and brought it to Main Street, Southern California.
You’ve no doubt spotted some of these homes. Maybe you were even tempted to knock on the door and ask for a peek inside. Well, now you can see many of them without the risk in the new book “Storybook Style: America’s Whimsical Homes of the 1920s’’ (Schiffer Publishing, 2017, $35). It offers gorgeous snapshots from photographer Douglas Keister and informative prose from author Arrol Gellner for the uninitiated as well as those who can’t get enough of the fanciful architectural style.
The Los Feliz Branch Library is located at 1874 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles 90027. The lecture is free and open to the public. Limited parking available; attendees are encouraged to walk, carpool or take public transit.