Worcester, MA: The Davis Press, 1929. First Edition. 4to. 40 color and black & white plates loose in folding paper illustrated portfolio with black cloth spine & edges and black ribbon ties; tri-fold text pamphlet. Laid in is an 8-page brochure on Hacienda de Lemos, his home he designed and built in Palo Alto, CA. Minor wear to extremities; previous owner name; a near fine copy. Item #18825
Pedro Joseph de Lemos (1882 – 1954) was an American painter, printmaker, architect, illustrator, writer, lecturer, museum director and art educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. Much of his work was influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock printing and the Arts and Crafts Movement. He became prominent in the field of art education, and he designed several unusual buildings in Palo Alto and Carmel, California. de Lemos was Director of the art museum and gallery at Stanford University from 1917 to his retirement in 1945. Between 1931 to 1941 de Lemos developed his own home with nearly 9,000 square feet on Waverley Oaks in Palo Alto, the Pedro de Lemos House (or Hacienda de Lemos, Waverley Oaks) is Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and is on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979.