McAlpine: Romantic Modernism (Hardcover)

McAlpine: Romantic Modernism By Bobby McAlpine, Susan Sully (With), Simon Upton (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Bobby McAlpine, Susan Sully (With), Simon Upton (Photographs by)
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A celebration of the recent work of McALPINE, the award-winning architectural and interior design firm, with a collection of residences embracing modernism, classicism, and romanticism.

The work of renowned firm McALPINE has always communicated the power of romanticism, speaking directly to the heart through the beauty and poetry of the home. Tapping diverse influences, the residences draw from architectural languages ranging from Elizabethan and Dutch to colonial Caribbean and agrarian American. The book opens with Bobby McAlpine’s own newly designed house, featuring exquisite spaces that are modern in expression but classical in order and balance. Other projects include a white-on-white neoclassical pavilion-by-the-sea in the Bahamas; a masonry dwelling in the rolling hills of Virginia; a quintessential American country house in Tennessee that combines the familiarity of a farmhouse with crisp minimalism; and an exuberant house sited on the edge of a pastoral golf course in Alabama. Freely choosing from architecture’s treasury, the assembly of houses is familiar, bold, and surprising, all at the same time—reflecting the complexity of the human experience.

About the Author

Bobby McAlpine is an architect, romantic, poet, and entrepreneur. In 1983, he founded his architectural and design practice, McALPINE. Susan Sully has authored numerous books, including McAlpine’s best-selling titles The Home Within Us and Poetry of Place. Simon Upton is one of the foremost names in interiors photography.

Praise For…

"Design can be poetic, and so can designers. In this Rizzoli book, architect BOBBY MCALPINE, writing with Susan Sully, engages in flights of fancy in a series of chapters that are more discursive than descriptive; at the end of the volume is an actual poem he penned, “On Intimacy.” Of the 1STDIBS 50 HONOREE’S own Nashville home, which shows his penchant for white exteriors, high ceilings and squared-off volumes, McAlpine writes, “There is a recurrent feeling in the house of its being a vessel — a ship, an airplane, a cathedral.” Among the other projects in the book are a neoclassical Bahamas retreat and a wood-planked minimalist farmhouse in the Tennessee countryside. Veteran photographer Simon Upton captures the distinctive look and scale of McAlpine’s go-to features, like highly pitched white gables, and manages to harmonize with the inspiring text. The book is a good gift for anyone who has a true romance with their own home." —1STDIBS

"In his latest tome, Bobby McAlpine showcases the recent projects by his award-winning architectural and interior design firm McALPINE. Inside McAlpine: Romantic Modernism, readers are not only wowed by the striking photography but also introduced to new viewpoints within the vernacular of architecture." —ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLES 

"Some designer’s work speaks for itself. Bobby McAlpine is one of those designers. In his new book, McAlpine: Romantic Modernism, we get the pleasure of touring 5 incredible homes including the author’s own newly designed residence.  We don’t use the term swooning often, but we are positively swooning over this book. McAlpines homes are always character-filled, luxuriously layered, perfectly patterned… Well, don’t take our word for it. Dive in and take a swim in this work that, just like jumping in the ocean, will leave you breathless." —DESIGN CHIC 

"Architectural and interior design firm McAlpine has garnered attention throughout the country for their distinct ability to design homes that are modern in expression but classical in order. In Romantic Modernism, founder Bobby McAlpine offers an exclusive look at a collection of residences that embrace modernism, classicism, and romanticism." —VERANDA

“The poetic words in his latest release match the images with McAlpine’s signature flair.“ —GARDEN & GUN

“Readers are not only wowed by the striking photography but also introduced to new viewpoints within the vernacular of architecture.”   —ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLES
Product Details
ISBN: 9780847869473
ISBN-10: 0847869474
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication Date: March 21st, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English