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Shingle and Stone: Thomas Kligerman Houses
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  • Format

    Hardcover

  • Pages

    272

  • TRIM SIZE

    10-1/4 x 12-1/2

  • ON SALE

    October 18, 2022

  • ISBN

    9781580936040

  • ILLUSTRATIONS/PHOTOGRAPHS

    300

About the Author

Tom Kligerman was raised in Connecticut and New Mexico and spent years in France and England as a student. These experiences sparked his interest in therich history of domestic architecture, gardens, and landscapes. Before co-founding Ike Kligerman Barkley, he worked at Robert A.M. Stern Architects. He holds a BA from Columbia University and a Master of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture.
 
Kligerman is active in professional organizations, including the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art, the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation, where he served as board chair for many years, and the Design Leadership Network.
 
A dedicated student of the history of residential architecture internationally, Kligerman is a sought-after speaker and tour guide for the work of McKim, Mead & White, Bernard Maybeck, and other iconic figures. He also shares his passion on Instagram where he posts images of houses and intricate details he admires for 31k followers.
 
 


 

Shingle and Stone: Thomas Kligerman Houses

Thomas Kligerman

Elegantly luxurious presentation of the residential work of Thomas Kligerman, an architect renowned for skillful integration of contemporary flair into traditional designs.

As a full career monograph, the book will feature iconic Kligerman houses built over the past twenty years and current projects that demonstrate the evolution of his architectural thinking. This will be a “deep dive” into the design process, illustrated by sketches and renderings as well as finished photography.
 
An introduction by Architectural Digest design editor Mitchell Owens will provide an overview of the trajectory while Kligerman’s own essay will focus on his interest in developing a truly American style that reflects both the Puebloan style of the Southwest and the shingle style that has prevailed in along the East Coast since the late nineteenth century.
 
Kligerman designs only single-family houses, and his clients have beautiful sites in the Hamptons and throughout New England with a few on the West Coast and in Texas. He is deeply steeped in the history of European and American domestic architecture and wonders whether there is (or can be) an American house paradigm. He grew up in Connecticut and New Mexico so the two strands that he draws on most art the solid adobe forms of Puebloan style and the lighter, more open shingle style. He also considers West Coast architects like Bernard Maybeck and English arts and crafts designers like Vosey and Lutyens. Rather than looking at single, specifc precedents and adapting them for contemporary life, Kligerman tries to incorporate multiple strands to come up with something new – “to move the needle forward,” as he says.