2014 SRJC Historic Architectural Walking Tours

Comstock house

Historic Walking Tours of down town Santa Rosa will meet this year Tuesday’s; June 17-July 15th from 6:30-8:30 pm . Our first meeting will be under the band pavilion in old Court House Square down town Santa Rosa. This course is for those interested in architecture, history, and the development of our community. We will discuss styles of architecture and the societal and political influences that have shaped our city. … Read More →

Menu of courses,seminars and presentations by Wm. Mark Parry for 2014

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The following menu of courses can be presented as 45-60 minute summaries or introductions to the course content, two to six hour seminars of full courses for higher educational institutions. Wm. Mark Parry is a practicing architect and passionate educator in Architectural history, design and construction team leadership and the practice of  Artisan Architecture. A printable PDF is here: Seminars and Coursework 2014 Mark Parry Architect and Architectural Historian presents: A … Read More →

Is Modern Architecture Avant-garde?

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I love great modern architecture. Regrettably, other than new materials, little that is truly innovative or fresh has been contributed to the idom of modernist design in recent decades.   In my consideration the idea train for modern architecture got to the station about 1964 and everyone is still standing around applauding. In a recent interview in Salon.com Camille Paglia spoke my very mind.  For architecture to be un-tethered from it’s … Read More →

His drawings move his ashes stay…the news on Frank Lloyd Wright

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The archives of Frank Lloyd Wright, widely regarded as one of the greatest architects of modern times, have been moved to New York City to become part of the permanent collections of Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art. This is the end of an Architectural Era.  Wrights homes- Taliesin West in Scottsdale Arizona and Taliesin East in Wisconsin where the place of his residence, studio, school and architectural … Read More →

Our share exchange policy

Artisan Architecture is an on line library of images and documents related to artisan architecture and historic architecture and practice. We authorize downloading our copyrighted materials based on a cost per use or a share exchange. You’re on your honor with this until the technology is perfected. Please provide a one to one share exchange for each item you choose to down load, copy, print or use; Image for image, … Read More →

Frank Lloyd Wrights Archives moved to New York – save the David Wright house

Dear friends of Artisan Architects, I was hit with a surprised grief and realization that an end of an era of architecture is upon us. I received  notification from my client and friend, Contractor Jay True mentioned the news that the Frank Lloyd Wrights Archives will be moved to New York.  An architect friend who practices in Phoenix immediately responded to the forwarded news with “They’re going to a far, … Read More →

Brainard Jones presentation October 29 th 2013

Brainerd Jones. Photo courtesy Petaluma Museum

The work of Artisan Architect Brainerd Jones (1865-1949) will be the topic of a presentation by Mark Parry at the Cloverdale Historical Society on Tuesday October 29th from 7:00-8:00 pm. The discussion will feature the Vintage Towers a residence of his design currently welcoming guests as a Bed and Breakfast Inn. Other works include the Comstock House. A meticulously preserved First Bay Region Tradition grand home in it’s original 1905 condition. Jones who is … Read More →

Who are Artisan Architects?

Artisan Architects are a distinctive group of practitioners of the Art and Craft of building and warrant recognition as such. They may or may not be recognized by the academic branches of architecture. They may be included in other regional, historic, or defined as practitioners of other styles of architecture besides “arts and crafts”. Yet their work satisfies a sufficient number of criteria that establishes the architect as an Artisan … Read More →

Criteria for the definition of an Artisan Architect

Artisan Architects are a distinctive group of practitioners of the Art and Craft of building and warrant recognition as such. They may or may not be recognized by the academic branches of architecture. They may be included in other regional, historic, or defined as practitioners of other styles of architecture besides “arts and crafts”.  Yet their work satisfies a sufficient number of criteria that establishes the architect as an Artisan … Read More →

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